Sunday, March 29, 2009

Step by Step Criminal Goat- Track 1 of 15

Since Jay and I are embarking on the next Rain Station "experience" and since we're creating music using the "Criminal Goat" method of recording (if there is such a thing) I thought I'd post tracks from "Criminal Goat" and as time goes by you will become familiar with that project, thus this new project. I found two versions of the "Criminal Goat" story (which is the Rain Station story) that I'll post and maybe Jay and I can talk 'em over and decide which one is accurate. I know at some point we wrote both of these accounts...maybe it is supposed to be a mystery. Maybe they are both correct.

Oh...and as you may or may not be aware:

Hoagie Malone = Jay E. Moores
mopehead = Mark Harvey

Version one:
In the summer of 1992, Hoagie Malone began coaxing musicians for his recording project "Equator". These sessions produced 33 tracks. Originally released as "Khaki Circus" by Equator, Hoagie felt that the recordings between he and mopehead were going particularly well, so when mixing time came, the 33 tracks became two separate releases. Rain Station was born with the release "Criminal Goat" and Hoagie released the rest as "Equator".

Version two:
"Criminal Goat" was recorded over the summer of '93 at two locations in San Francisco on an old Tascam 4-track.The formula consisted of Hoagie Malone recording beats with two different drum sets, mopehead would then record guitars and/or bass, then guest musicians would come in to record (guitar, bass,keys), and finally Hoagie Malone would write lyrics and do the finishing touches before mopehead and Hoagie would do the final mixes.
Here is a FREE MP3 download of "Sound Of The Summer" (click here to download) (link disabled) taken from Rain Station's Criminal Goat CD. I could listen to this song over and over. At the end of the song the guitar solo by Gary Brain amazes me...really caps off the track. Vintage Rain Station and a great way to start off the "Criminal Goat" blog entries.
Enjoy the FREE track and please drop me a comment.
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Many thanks,
Mark Harvey
(a.k.a. mopehead)
Click here if you can't figure out where you're supposed to click to download the song.
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