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The earliest No Consensus recordings. Not sure if we ever really "released" this or if we regarded it more as a "demo."
At this early stage in No Consensus, we were still using the cobbled-together drum kit that consisted of no kick drum, a floor tom and hi-hat with inoperable pedal mechanism as scored by Ben and Mike supposedly from a dumpster, a snare drum probably borrowed from Peter Vanderwall, and a broken cymbal bought from Derek DeVries for $5 set up on a stand made out of some pieces of wood we nailed together, with the cymbal held in place by means of a screwdriver hammered through its center hole. This was what we used for a drum kit for early Bwang! stuff as well, and most of it eventually became part of the famous Angry Cops drum kit once No Consensus got the Thor kit.
For a recording setup, we wanted to do as much live as possible, but the closest thing we had to a mixer was a 6-channel Peavey PA head that Rob Jenson had left at the house. I hooked the guitar and bass direct into it, as well as a vocal mic, plus two tape-recorder microphones purchased from Radio Shack for $6 each that we duct-taped to the drums, one for left and the other for right. The PA only had one main out so I accomplished panning by using the monitor out as the other channel. We ran these two outputs into tracks 1 and 2 of Joe's 4-track and went for it. Afterwards we decided the vocals weren't loud enough so Joe redid them on track 3 making them double-tracked. Then we overdubbed backup vocals, noises, keyboards, etc on track 4.
"Jerry Kohler" was not originally included on the tape.
released 01 August 1996
"You Gave Me Your Dog" written by Tim Bennett and Chuck Hoffman
Joe Riehle: vocals, broken harmonica
Chuck Hoffman: guitar, keyboard, noises, vocals
Steve Wilson: bass, vocals
Mike Hays: partial drum kit, vocals
(Leah Hoy: vocals at beginning of bonus track)
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