agent eight03 Feb 2006
So, here’s something fun for Friday. In high school and intermittently during college (well, what college I actually bothered with), I was in a band. We were called Agent Eight – I played bass and sang on some songs. It also featured Aaron Hock on drums, Steve Linn on keys, and Daniel Hearn on vox/guitar.I have a ton of mp3s from various times in our rock music career, but I thought I’d toss a few up here. Most of these were recorded in or around 1998 and 1999 – either live at clubs or in practice sessions with a little mini-boombox or a dictaphone mic (yes, we took our sound engineering seriously). We have other, better recordings we did digitally/multitrack that are great documentation that I would make a bitchin recording engineer, but we never really finished them, and so they aren’t as fun to listen to. The quality is horrible, but you can still hear the rocking:
“Chris & Amanda” – recorded during practice, I think. Ironically, it’s about an entirely different Chris and an entirely different Amanda. Features Daniel hitting the wrong chord for an entire bar. (This is why you practice, folks.)
“Drivin’ & Cryin’” – recorded live somewhere.
“In the Air” – a 4-track demo of one of our songs that I actually had nothing to do with. It kicks ass, nonetheless.
“In the Air” – a live version of the same song. Includes a minute of Daniel setting his delay people, which I think some people thought was part of the song. I kinda like it.
“Lovely Girl” – a 4-track demo of this song that Daniel did
“Lovely Girl” – a live? version of the same song, with a bitchin new refrain
“Metropolis” – recorded live somewhere (first time we ever played this song!)