This is one we originally recorded back in 2007 for our first proper album, 1994. We'd been playing it live for a couple of years by that point. It started with us goofing around in practice with one of those jams where I drop a break record, Hughes punches out a bass line, and I start scratching a random vocal sample. This one has three tables going: the break beat, the noise guitar record (Chicago), and a monologue from the classic 2001 TV series The Tick*. I'm cutting that sample up on one of those old school Pioneer CDJs. These were the days before Serato.
We initially added it to the live set because it didn't require anything playing on the sampler, so I could switch cards on that while juggling the records without having any dead air. It also didn't require any special effects unique to any of the tables (key shifting, extreme pitch, etc.) so it didn't matter which vinyl was on the left or right table, which is important when planning out twenty minute routines with songs that do require the records to be on specific tables. Tracks like this one are like a blank Scrabble tile.
I figure since the new Tick series has just come out, I'd jump on the hype train and give this one a little juice. Check out the whole album 1994 over on bandcamp.com.
Thanks for Listening!
* Starring the perfectly cast Patrick Warburton of Seinfeld fame (You got a question? You ask The 8Ball.)