Friday, January 21, 2011

I've Been Here For Hours But Nothing's Happened Yet

Forgive me for thinking that "Say Yeah" sounds anything like "Can't Tell No One"-- it might just be the barking "1-2-3-4" to kick things off, but there's more to it than that. Just know that it's a real scorcher... Got a couple more Tyvek tapes ("Poppers" and "Live Demos Rehearsals and Screwed") after their tour stop a couple of months back, and so far after a handful of listens, "Say Yeah" is the definite standout. There's a live version of the same on the reverse of "LDRS", plus another live version on "Poppers", but it's the version on the frontside (I'm guessing it's a rehearsal demo) that kicks the most ass. I don't think this song's been released anywhere else yet, though there's been a video of "Say Yeah" up on YouTube for almost a year now, from a pretty good live set-- pro look, pro sound-- that has surprisingly less than 100 views for some of the clips... The tapes were dubbed onto a Study Skills by Terry H. Wesner cassette and then spray-painted over, by the way (hooray!!). If you're wondering what the "Screwed" means: some of the songs have been replayed slowed down and/or backwards, sorta like if someone was pressing their thumb on the tape (hence the backwards song titles-- "Mary Claims Ellen" and so forth). Not really anything worth getting excited about... this, though-- this is pretty good.

Tyvek -

"Say Yeah"

1 comment:

Brushback said...

The mp3 link is now inactive. Plus now I guess you can hear the song on that awful "Third Man Live" LP, so yeah, whatever.