Last night I got together with a couple of friends who formed our band, “The Rosco”. We haven’t played together since the summer, when we played a live concert in the Bois de Boulogne near Paris. We were getting somewhere with some original compositions by the guitarist, and had a good musical feeling. I’m on vocals and bass, Paul plays guitar and sings some backing, and there’s Axel on the drums. For a three piece I think we had quite a good sound, considering the sparsity of instruments. We were strongly influenced by blues rock and punk, and you could say we fit in with the British rock tradition. The drummer has since changed job so it’s difficult for us to get together, so it was a real pleasure to be back in the rehearsal studio to run through the old tunes. If you’re interested in other musical adventures I’ve had as a keyboard player and roadie, read the post I wrote for Urban Semiotic in October last year.
It’s amazing how after such a long break things fell back into place and in spite of a few mistakes due to being rusty, we managed to run through our old repertoire and there was a real buzz about the evening. Today in the name of nostalgia I’m linking to an MP3 file (below) of our throwaway warmup jam from a few months ago. It’s recorded direct off the mixing desk in the rehearsal studio, so the quality is not up to scratch. But perhaps you’ll be interested enough to hit “play” and listen to the sound. Maybe later I’ll get permission to put some of the finished stuff up, but none of it is mixed and mastered, so there are just rough mixes and takes like the one below: straight out of the desk.
This song is provisionally called “Got to Get Away”. All the lyrics are improvised, as are all the solos. There’s also a few mistakes in there. But go ahead, be curious and click “play” below.
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© The Rosco, in spite of the “throwaway” reference. The song is a composition by the band. Do not copy without permission.