Hillary at Antidisingenuousmentarianism (Athens, Georgia) gives props to the Egg for the vast array of free downloads at thunderegg.org. Totally! The music is for the people, man. (We will work on raising the vocal levels, though. Sometimes it’s hard on a four-track if you’ve been having a ping-pong party.)
Monthly Archives: June 2005
Sunday was open mic at Sully’s Pub in Hartford, and it was the first time Thunderegg played live since the August 2000 Farm Party in Ringoes, NJ. The guys before us did some pretty tight Dave Matthews covers, then we came on and were allowed to play four songs. As per Egg tradition, we messed up a lot but remained buoyant. Then the next band, essentially a showcase for a sick six-string bass player named Conrad, stepped onstage. Anyway, just to prove that we actually did play, here’s a very, very low-fi recording of our opening number, “The Scheduled Show.” It was recorded to a tiny little Panasonic hand-held recorder by Alicia Fournier. After that came “If I Went on a Diet,” “If You Knew Me So Well,” and “Glass of Water.” Then we were pulled off the stage, and out stepped Conrad with his bass.
Tuwa Baab was not only kind enough to mention the Egg today (“nice work: geeky, friendly, occasionally introspective, with a light humor throughout”), but to include us in a post alongside a totally sweet ’70s band called Dragon. I like to think we’re in the same league as Dragon—indeed it might be nice to have another point of comparision, since not everybody has heard of the Pousette-Dart Band, to whom we were recently likened by a strange lady at a bar. (Not only that, but during an early brainstorm back in ’97, Jake proposed that the Thunderegg logo be a bitchin’ dragon with an egg in its mouth.)
There’s a ton of good music at Tuwa’s Shanty; it’s a fun place to get dig into and lose yourself.