Early Jaffe & McGee
-- Sound starts at 01:20. Stereo room recording. Recorded at Rick Karcasheff’s house on North Park Avenue in Indianapolis, in 1982 or 1983. Hal and Debbie talking. Rick on left, at drum kit. Debbie plays two Casio VL-1s on right.
2:49 -- Hal in middle, starts reciting words, unamplified.
3:10 -- Rick starts playing drum pattern, Deb plays two Casio VL-1s, Hal talk-sings words in middle, louder this time. To 6:11
7:25 -- new piece, ends at about 9:59
10:26 new piece - words very familiar, probably used in a different setting on a tape release -- “sex lives in disorder”, “myself back a knee”. Through 13:30.
then talk in-between
14:35 -- new piece -- ends at about 16:33
then talk in-between
17:18 -- new piece -- through 19:09
talk in-between -- recorder turned off at 19:19
recorder turned back on at 19:25
20:22 -- new improvisation -- no Hal vocals this time -- he might be playing one of the two Casios this time. Ends at 23:47.
25:09 “Bold Self Portrait” -- Debbie does a response vocal, kind of... Words -- “pointed the way very clear” -- may have been used on a tape release in a different setting. Ends at 28:53.
Rick talks about putting the sound through a flanger.
---- The above improvisations did not seem to work very well. It never really seemed to gel. Part of this was due to Hal’s vocals, which seemed a bit harsh and haranguing. In an effort to change things up, Rick puts all of the sound through a flanger pedal.
at 29:04 flanged sound begins -- unbalanced, all or most sound in left channel
31:08 new piece begins. Part of this might have been used on 60 MOL -- Burnt Circuits or Army Brats -- “three years of drought”.
Recording ends at 37:14
Recording starts at 00:06 -- two Casio VL-1s?, Hal vocals, Rick drums.
It sounds like there is an additional keyboard - played by Roberta Eklund.
David Mattingly on guitar.
Right channel drops out in various places. Recording stops at 3:11
-- new piece at 3:41 -- all sound in left channel
-- new piece at 7:18 -- Hal does vocals -- words about “Water”
drums, Casio, poly keyboard, guitar
unbalanced recording, most sound in left channel
talk in-between -- I think I can hear Mattingly and Eklund talking on left
The recordings that follow have excellent sound quality, well-balanced stereo recordings
-- new piece at 9:43 -- this was used on Bright Too Late’s cassette Exercises In Style, Side B -- “singing ink (wings wild in blue)”. It sounds like Eklund is playing the Moog Prodigy synth, Mattingly on guitar, Jaffe on Casio, Karcasheff on drums, McGee on vocals and perhaps percussion. Ends at 13:55
- talk in-between. Yep! That’s definitely Roberta! I can hear her voice distinctly in the between-song chatter.
15:11 - new song, same instrumentation, except that Eklund is back on poly keyboard. Two and a half minute instrumental introduction, then Hal comes in on vocals at 17:41, doing the same words that were used on “Home” by Viscera on 60 MOL. Ends at 20:15.
20:33 -- new jam, no Hal vocals (which was probably for the best). Ends at 24:35.
Long gap/silence until 30:13, then pre-recorded music from a record, possibly The Residents? Poorly recorded/dubbed. Commercial album?
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Through 46:01. Side ends at 46:09.