Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cheer Up My Camp - the CD (or download)


I decided to put a bunch of old mopehead tunes together and call the project "Cheer Up My Camp" - a title of one of the tracks on this new/old project.  These songs were only put onto cassette and then a few made it onto CDs I'd give some of my friends who'd ask to hear them (those who knew the songs from the cassettes).  Most of these songs are acoustic - all of them are in the real mopehead tradition of being a little on the sad side. A review from years ago - Lycos MP3Central says of mopehead..."Psychedelic effects lend these admittedly mopey songs the lackadaisically sad quality of Spirit's "Nature's Way." Dreamy, dazed male vocals, prominent acoustic guitar and tie-dyed acoustic oddities. Try to imagine the Flaming Lips simply smoldering.  ..."
Now they are on Bandcamp for all to hear. Have a listen to the tunes below:

Give it a listen - let me know what you think.  Please, do me a favor and comment on these blog posts...sometimes I think I'm just talking to myself (and that's no fun - plus, people might think I am crazier than I really am).

Mark Harvey

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:48 PM  
Blogger Heather Drain said...

Great, moody stuff. Perfect for this wintery, gray day and another side of your multi-faceted career. Love the photo too!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Klamon said...

well, i just happened to come across your blog before going to sleep and i listened to the first song in the list of songs in this post. i enjoyed it. it was much better than what i expected. the only reason im commenting is because of the "i feel like im talking to myself" section of your post. just letting you know that that isnt true

1:13 AM  
Blogger J.E.Moores said...

I dig this recording, and have come here a few times to listen in. It takes me back, but even when it was new, it made me feel like it took me back to the old days. Something about it. Yearning, thinking about the past. Thanks!

8:44 PM  

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