Like the last post, this one's just a list of all the other recordings I've finally dumped onto a new terabyte drive, including Mojo Wire shows and practices from 1996-2001 as well as solo/side project stuff from me, Bryn, Adam, and Brian (1999-2007).
The Mojo Wire
1996-09-18 The Clap in Mono
The Adam-Bryn-Keir-Kevin lineup, in two separate sessions at Kevin's parents' house in Laguna Niguel (June and September 1996). Gloriously bad. I love listening to these—"Your Mama's a Ho," "12:15 Blues," "Wipeout"…it's like hearing something from 1953.
1997-07-06 Drum Machine Demos
Wherein Adam, Bryn and I (but mostly Bryn) record lots of songs using Bryn's keyboard drums to keep time. All the initial Mojo songs are here.
1997-11-24 Adam's Cassette Demos
Dubbed from Adam's tape of drum machine demo highlights. Many songs same as above.
1997-12-15 Battery Acid Blues
First real Mojo Wire "album," with Brandon playing drums. Well, a drum pad, but it rocked anyway. Click the link to hear the tunes plus bonus tracks!
1997-12-31 Loose mp3 '97
Lots of Mojo Wire cassettes are long lost, and only available to me as mp3. This is some of that (including the Dec. '97 "keg tape" and notorious intro to the Bryn/Adam/Ian "Further Adventures of Imran & Bjorn" show on KJUC radio).
1998-04-08 Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor
Second Mojo Wire "album," stranger and less coherent than the first. More here.
1998-12-31 Loose mp3 '98
The key find for me in here was a Keir-Bryn-Brandon jam from April '98. One which the Kristens from the next apartment surely remember as we were VERY LOUD.
1999-04-20 Seaside Hamlet Skids
Third Mojo Wire disc, muddier/surfier/more acoustic than the rest, but for some reason it still makes my heart mushy. Read & listen more here.
1999-07-05 Post-Seaside Recordings
All kinds of weird reverb-y half-songs and proto-tunes from the beginning of a long hiatus in Mojo activity.
1999-12-31 Loose mp3 '99
More random crap, including demo takes from songs that would end up as Honey White songs years later.
2000-12-15 Live 6710 Sabado Tarde
This Mojo Wire show famously featured the "opening act" of Sean and Adam boxing, and since Sean won in a horrible and brutal fashion, we had no frontman for the first 4 or 5 songs. It was a mess!
2000-12-31 Loose mp3 '00
The best stuff in here includes the only rehearsal at the Penthouse apartments (Adam/Bryn/Keir, Feb. 2000), where Adam effortlessly extemporized a song called "Broken Nail Blues."
2001-02-16 Live 6710 Sabado Tarde (Front yard)
A power trio lineup of Keir-Joe-Bryn careened drunkenly through 14 songs. I almost got in a fight with meat-heads, and this quote from Joe sums it up: "You know how hard that was, to keep a straight face?"
2001-04-07 Live 6710 Sabado Tarde
"Public rehearsal" with the whole band in the backyard, practicing for the Giovanni's show. It was cooooold.
2001-04-12 Live Giovanni's I.V.
According to Joe, this was the "best Mojo Wire show EVER." Unfortunately the guitars didn't get recorded too well.
2001-04-21 Random Jams with Kevin (w/future Sindicates?)
Bryn and I jam around with a visiting Kevin Nerison and his buddies (who may or may not have ended up in Los Sindicate with him, I can't remember).
2001-03-10 Mojo Wire Remakes
For a little while there, we tried re-recording some of our better songs digitally. It only sort of worked out.
2001-06-03 You're On Your Own
Final Mojo Wire album, released at our last show. This folder also includes a 2003 stereo remaster and 2007 mono remaster.
2001-10-29 Table Salt Jams
One of the first Mojo rehearsals at Table Salt in downtown Santa Barbara, with only Keir/Bryn/Joe checking in.
2001-12-31 Loose mp3 '01 (incl unfinished drum/bass tracks for remakes)
Most of these are unfinished bass & drum tracks from the earlier "Remakes" sessions.
2003-08-05 Low Fidelity Favorites 1997-2001
Mojo Wire "best of" remastered (poorly) and compiled by yours truly in summer '03, long after the band fell apart.
2003-08-05 Bedrock Crude
Companion mp3-only release to "Low Fidelity," this stuff is all our dumbest, grossest, and funniest songs all in one place.
Solo Stuff & Side Projects
1999-06-16 Adam's Acoustic Demos
Mp3 and wav files of the Adam-ballads "Anywhere but Here," "Breathe," and "Happy Birthday."
1999-07-26 Low Tide: Dive E.P.
My first foray into echo-bass-guitar side project self-indulgence, aided and abetted by Bryn on drums.
2000-04-09 My Second Shipwreck
Solo CD from Bryn, who pulls a Prince and plays everything. Some of these later ended up in Honey White live sets.
2000-09-10 Bryn's Alone & Bored Recordings
Also taped in the Sabado garage, Bryn wrote more about these tunes here.
2006-03-15 Brian's Solo Demos 2004-2006
I haven't highlighted these yet with their own post, but I hope to very soon. Brian has made some very cool, very weird solo recordings over the years, and this is a collection of them I like to call "Before and After Neuroscience."
2007-11-04 Keir's Demos 2005-2007
Multi-track demos for my songs "Hold Still," "Tempting Fate," and "Winner Take All." Hopefully Honey White will get to record them sometime.
2008-03-11 Low Tide: The Weapon of Young Gods
Multi-tracks for my second side project CD, done as a soundtrack for a novel I'm still trying to finish.
2008-11-08 Low Tide: WOYG Leftovers
4 or 5 weird out-takes from the above novel-soundtrack.