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We don't do covers very often. Occasionally, we experiment with them at rehearsal and once in a while, We'll pull one out live. Here are a few detours and goofs along the way.
17 Days(The rain will come down, then U will have 2 choose. If U believe, look 2 the dawn and U shall never lose.)(Recorded February 13 - 14, 2007) I got on a Prince kick following his big ol' Super Bowl Appearance and when I was listening back to some of my old favorites, I stumbled across this song, which was the b-side of the "When Doves Cry" single. It stuck in my head for a few day (not quite 17)before I finally picked up a guitar and played "my version". I didn't listen to it or learn it, this is simply how I played it when I first tried. It's in a different key and quite a few things (even one chord progression) have changed but I think I managed to keep a lot of Prince's tricks in there while keeping it sounding just as much like me. I played everything on it and had a blast doing it! I hope you like it too.
Creepy Jackalope Eye (Finished recording 2-2-05, Added 2-3-05) Alright! Finally, I've got some Critical Darlings recordings to bring you with all live instrumentation (i.e., no drum machines, etc). This was recorded as part of our "Pre-production" for the upcoming album. I always start the sessions with a warm up song. Today, this was that. The story behind us doing this is pretty simple. After the band formed, we began putting together a set list. Each of us raided our collections and made CD's for the others of songs we'd potentially like to cover. Then the two that didn't make a given CD chose which one they'd like to do. For example, Tom and I chose this song from Frank's CD. Frank and Tom chose "Haven't Got A Clue" from mine and Frank and I chose "Jewel Box" from Tom's. Our versions of those will probably be recorded and uploaded soon, replacing these ones I did either alone and / or a long time ago. "Creepy Jackalope Eye" is a cover of Steve Earle by way of The Supersuckers. Our version is fairly punky. I'm glad I can now give those of you haven't seen us live yet a small taste. I toldya we rocked harder than the solo demos suggested. This was our original set ender. We don't do it as much now but we'll be bringing it in and out when we're in the mood.