Tuesday, April 11

The American Revolution, Gn'R, and Colbert's tax tips

First up today is a track from Robert Schneider's new band, The American Revolution. Optical Atlas has already done an extensive post on the band but I wanted to bring them to the attention of those who don't read OA on a regular basis. Unlike Marbles, Ulysses, or The Apples in Stereo, Schneider is apparently not the driving force behind The American Revolution -- or so we're told so far. Schneider informed OA that the mastermind behind the band is an as yet unidentified older British musician, but details are still a mystery. What is evident from listening to the lone track now available is that The American Revolution is nearly the opposite of Schneider's usual output. It's raw, unpolished, and was reportedly recorded and mastered in less than half an hour. Basically, this is Robert Schneider rockin' out in a garage band. I'll be curious as more details and music emerge:

The American Revolution - Subscriptions to Magazines

For more on The American Revolution, see this post at Optical Atlas.

Also, in keeping with the recent Gn'R theme I figured I'd throw up some Guns N' Roses demos from the early '90s. These are recordings of the band working through the Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and a couple versions of "November Rain." The quality of these isn't pristine, but they're about what you'd expect of rough studio demos.

Guns N' Roses - Jumpin' Jack Flash [Rolling Stones cover]
Guns N' Roses - November Rain (piano version)
Guns N' Roses - November Rain (guitar version)

Oh, and one more thing -- tax day is just around the corner. Hope you've already prepared yours. If not, here are some tax tips from Stephen Colbert courtesy of The Daily Show and YouTube:


Blogger Jeff said...

According to Robert, that crappy "official" American Revolution web page was a joke unreleated to April Fool's Day. It was a joke on the band's anonymous mentor, apparently.

I love Colbert.

12:14 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Ha! I didn't even link to that. Although the picture of Diamond Dave on that website was hilarious.

1:53 PM

Blogger Ekko said...

just discovered your blog. diggin' the gNr especially. i have the "you're crazy" if you're stil looking for it. i posted it a few months ago, but i'm sure the links are dead.

5:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate burps. Thanks Richard for the improved and burpless version - tried to comment earlier - it flubbed. Sorry if you end up with 2 - not my bad

9:57 AM


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