The last installment of the "expanded" download series. Black Lives was the red headed step child of the bunch but often more rewarding in the long run. Bundled into this download are a couple different sessions. Everything that is labeled Sunset Sound is from the sessions for the record V2 released. Also the Sear Sound mixes are from that same session but offer alternate viewpoints into the making of Black Lives. It wasn't an easy one to make and the band that was making it was no more before it was even mixed. You can hear that in the final product for better or worse. Notice there are a lot of songs that appear more than once here. The reason is the versions are so different from each other you can see how rapidly tunes evolve and how every day offered a new perspective. We were never shy about trying it differently. The Sear Sound mixes are from that same session at Sunset but offer alternate viewpoints into the making of Black Lives. Mixed as roughs by producer Michael Musmanno. He mixed the whole record in a day and a lot of it sounds great.
The tunes labeled Virtue are from one of many false starts on what was to become this record. We holed up at this dude Jimmy Boyles studio by the farmers market and got stood up by our engineer. Brian Virtue helped us get a couple of the songs mixed so that we had something to show for it. The Soundcastle sessions were the first we had done after Aaron left and Don was moved to guitar. We had something to prove and they sound pretty great even now. Lastly, Dying at the Little Joy. This is the live audio portion of a strange rehearsal/live record we did at Little Joy in Echo Park. This is the first recording of the band that would make WILDLIFE. It was filmed and recorded at 9am so that we could get the bar for $150. Not the finest hour for a rock group to get it on but I think that this collection of gents were some of the finest around. Rock N Roll Animals!
Thanks for listening to this shit and downloading the new expanded records. Although it seems like there is a lot of ground covered there is still so much unreleased stuff. Maybe some more might leak out later this year. As with the other records these will only be up until the end of the Killing Joke tour and are of a higher quality than anywhere else on the internet. Buy Direct!
Thanks for your support and hope you enjoy some of this noise.
released 31 December 2006
The Black Lives band is:
Black Lives at the Golden Coast was produced by Michael Musmanno
Mixed by Dave Mcnair
Cover photo by Dan Monick
Layout by Matt Sohl
Mastered by Howie Wienberg
The Dying at the Little Joy band is:
Dying was recorded and mixed by Michael Musmanno
Produced by Musmanno/Cardamone
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