Something I've always wondered is who were The
They were a band I saw once at Dingwalls in London,
they were advertised as something like the latest punk sensation from New York
and I nver heard of the magain.
Anybody, Michael, Philip ? ever heard of
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Philip & I are finally at
work on the NYC 70's Punk Museum. In among my
mess of ephemera is a press kit for Adventure. Here's what Tom has to
track by track. Enjoy it. There's lots of stuff like this to come up in
future. Watchout for the Hell era bio sheets with interviews from all
M T C
1. Glory- Was written on 2 cassette recorders
with pencils as drums. Used an empty
room as an
echo chamber We had to keep stopping and waiting for the rain to let
because the room had a leak in the ceiling. An
easy R & R tune, we got it down in a
2. Days - Comes out of the early Byrds sound. Guitar parts are a
little like Mr.
Tambourine Man played backward.
Lrics were written in Sweden on our last tour.
3. Foxhole- It's been in
our repitoire for the last two years, but didn't make
LP. It's a dirty violent number. The solos were done in one take.
Careful- Been doing this one for 3 or 4 years. Fans always ask why we didn't
like the Ventures, the way it's recorded. (Cab Calloway liked it. He
in the same studio and stopped by)
5. Carried Away- First piece I wrote
primarily on Keyboards. It was amost like an
The early 60's vibrato guitar has a very watery flavor.
6. The Fire-
The weird organ sound is an ondioline invented by a Frenchman in the
a 36 note instrument that can quiver a note by shaking the key. The
influenced by an old album "Music From The Twilight Zone". Another
is a switchblade knife bowing the strings on the intro. The lyrics are
of 2 people whose interior experience suddenly matches up with the
them. It's difficult to explain.
7. Ain't That Nothin'- written on
piano a week before we went into the studio. It was
someone I use to know, but now it's not. It was 12 minutes
faded it @ 5-1/2 minutes.(Oooohhhh! where is the rest)
8. The Dreams
Dream- It's based on a melody that Fred & I did. Another thing we found
old cassette. It was the last song we recorded. We rehearsed
a Sunday, recorded it on a Monday. The strange sliding instrument
an upright bass; the crashing sound at the end is a gong being dropped
a tub of water. The song was developed in the studio. It only
lines. It didn't seem to need alot of lyrics, just the right