This coming April 20, my first band’s third “album” turns 15 years old. It’s not a big deal to anyone except us, and me in particular I think, because despite its ramshackle quality, this recording still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s endearingly low-fi.
I wrote more about it much better several years ago (and much worse, several years before that), after the songs had a chance to evolve through two other bands. Mine in particular aren’t at all the same, and Adam’s and Bryn’s also changed, so I thought it might be fun to compile token versions of them all and compare.
Have a listen:
Here’s the original album to compare. Bryn’s since said he’d probably rewrite a few of his tunes too, but this was an interesting moment captured here in 1998/1999: