The one that got away... Well now, it's Wodnesdæg and time for another song, "for Odin" as it's styled, usually a live video plus some typing. You may have noticed me doing this before, or if not, you're noticing it for the first time now. Either way, welcome to my dumb little world. So, that's the intro done. What we've got today is a true rarity, "The One that Got Away" from that August 6, 1988 show at Gilman from which I've posted several songs over the past year. https://youtu.be/PsR8jLVMW8Y Here's why: yesterday Aaron posted a photo of the cassette he was given when he joined the band so he could learn the songs, and this was one of the songs on it. (See notes below for link.) So it seemed an apt time to pull this one out, as I imagine at least a couple three people might be curious about it. As I mentioned at the time, the source of these recordings was probably what became known as "the Lowdown Demo" recorded at Greg Freeman's Lowdown Studios in September, 1988, 8 track, Byron on bass. (I know because the masters survive and are clearly labelled and dated -- good job, Greg.) I remember some of this stuff sounding kind of okay, but it was a low priority for tape transfer and we let it lie in the first round, so I haven't heard it in entirety in over 30 years so... Several of these tracks wound up as bonus tracks, all of which appeared on subsequent comps, and most recently were incorporated into the Shards compilations. "Gilman Street," "Time for Your Medicine," and "Kenny Smokes Cloves" were included on the Night Shift CD, along with "Boredom Zone" which first appeared on the 1988 Lookout compilation The Thing that Ate Floyd. This is bottom-of-the-barrel stuff, I suppose, but I am curious about it, maybe enough to investigate further to see if any of it's worth releasing in some form one day. We'll see. As for "The One that Got Away": I seem to recollect trying to record it "for real" at least once, but if so it's not on any of the tapes I have in the inventory. Possibly it was on the list of songs we practiced that didn't make it to that stage. There were many such - ones that got away, so to speak. But had we done it, the most likely place for it would have been Making Things with Light, so maybe it and some of this other material could augment a MTwL re-issue, if we ever get there. (I think the Kevin Army treatment on that guitar stuff in the middle would have been pretty epic -- I can hear it in my head, anyhow.) Boy, that was a long time ago. This the thirteenth (out of fifteen) songs in this set posted so far. And, if you care, this is the 145th Song for Odin entry, covering 118 different songs. Crazy. See you next time, I suppose. notes: -- that post about the cassette demo: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1137405677087121408?referrer=frankportman -- songs posted so far from that 1988 Gilman show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATVDAykrsIcR14HjOCi-6YP -- Shards vol. 1, playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnASuj8iCHo6csg6ZepNsHNK2 -- Shards vol. 2, playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnAQ0ZPfxVbc8GPj8rrGCytDb -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #punkrock #minds
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