Monday, January 31, 2011

You were in a band

Some years ago i helped out on another recording by Jerry Falwell Destroyed Earth (aka Jessica Shulman). There was little chance it would ever come out given her track record but, as a fan, i couldn't help but jump at the offer to help her put together a group and record some of her songs during one of her fleeting always over emotional visits - Jess writes great fucking songs (i tried to cover one for our swans record but failed big time).

So, we booked in an afternoon at the now defunct Hangar here in brisbane in exchange for a show later that evening and pressed record. Todd Dixon who is responsible for so much of the Academy's earlier catalogue worked the desk while Paul Donoghue (Tragic/Athletic, Big Strong Brute and one time Academy drummer) and i switched between drums and guitar.

Turns out Jessica finally did release the record... for free! You can download the results with artwork here.

Im really excited this finally saw light of day. You can hear mine and Paul's efforts on the opening 4 songs and the rest is amazing as well (esp. "a general's sword").

Also for anyone trainspotting - you may notice some familiar lines in the opening track. In 2007 when we were launching our second 7" at Ric's, Jess and her friend Bridget Martin from the USA opened the night up, during which Jess played a song that was so good i remembered and stole a bunch of the lines which ended up as the framework for "2004". Credit where credit is due.

*Also this post is dedicated to the time my friend George poured his beer over Jess's head at the powerhouse during Erase Errata's set becuz she was being a right bitch to me. Fuck you Jess. You know you probably deserved it.

No comments:

Post a Comment