House Of Angles

I've just uploaded the Fiddlestix recording of my song "House Of Angles" onto my history page as part of the EP "Another Angle".
The first thing that leaps out to me is the huge voice of Colin James on backing vocals. Such a feature of that band. We recorded the EP in Paul McMahon's shed on his Fostex 8 track recorder. Tom Bauer did all the engineering and put in countless hours for us. I remember how much fun we had doing these sessions and I'm not sure how many of them were sober but that's what it was like in those days. I recorded this from a cassette tape my mother had. I've lost the records I had and have nothing to play them on anyway but I remember the night we opened the boxes with our shiny new EPs. We thought we were on the way!
I kind of like the tape hiss on this, it's as if the song was coming straight out of 1988 when we made it.
They were great days and my only regret is that we let insignificant personal issues and jealousies prevent us from pushing forward and realizing our dreams. If you listen to the track you can hear the excitement and enthusiasm in the music. But as John Lennon said "life is what happens while you're busy making other plans". 

2 comments

  • Colin

    Colin Monty

    Thanks for posting this Pat - I feel similarly about those days. Great to read it expressed in such honest terms. I felt like I found four big brothers and learnt so much about music, life and love from all of you. Lessons that have shaped my life. Thanks again, love to you and my other brothers.

    Thanks for posting this Pat - I feel similarly about those days. Great to read it expressed in such honest terms. I felt like I found four big brothers and learnt so much about music, life and love from all of you. Lessons that have shaped my life. Thanks again, love to you and my other brothers.

  • Tom Bauer

    Tom Bauer

    Hey Pat, They were great times. BTW, I think I still have a box of the EPs somewhere if anyone is interested!

    Hey Pat,
    They were great times. BTW, I think I still have a box of the EPs somewhere if anyone is interested!

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