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: