staged fright volume1 number 9
curious as a cat am I when it comes to sound.
my penchant to monkey with machinery landed me
"The Best Experimental Guitarist" award 5 years running
which put me into Guitar Player Magazine's Gallery of Greats*.
so I have no complaints about the hundreds of hours I've spent
or the years of life extension I'd have were they to be returned.
but it did come as a blow when so many favorite relied-upon sounds
were accidentally erased forever by myself and ken latchney.
this piece was released as a bonus track only on the japanese version
of guitar as orchestra and faithfully illustrates the kind of
magical mischief which may happen if you twist knobs long enough.
I could never do this again.
which is what makes it unique.
I don't know about the rest of you smarties but this will be
filling the air of our front porch come next halloween night.
*a good thing, I could never compete face to face with the chopslingers
if experimentation was not considered a virtue.
guitar synthesizer: adrian
engineer: noah evens
recorded at studiobelew on march 15, 1995