Whistler's Artschool Lament - KC 1993

by Inglorious Noise w/ Virgil

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Recorded live through one mic hanging from the ceiling sometime in maybe 1992/3? I remember it was wintertime is all, really. We'd acquired a large metal trash can and strung some guitar strings over the open end, which worked quite nicely for the internal reverb of the can. This was "Thing #2", the first being a much smaller but still beautiful metal and strings contraption, played by bow more than as percussion, as the piece presented here is.
The people playing on this track were 1/2 from the record shop we worked in and from the Velvet Smith band, and 1/2 from the KC Art Institute, which was about a 1/2 mile away from the shop. Virgil Rhames took the mic and did vocals. Mike Czech played guitar, and I played bass. All others were attacking Thing #2.
Just a happy memory from a small practice space next door to an "adult bookstore" on 16th Street in downtown KC back in my day. I look forward to many more of this sort.

Happy Birthday, Virgil!

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released January 29, 2015

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This site is to document the evolution of "band" to "label", as I had for 15 years performed and recorded solo material under the "petit mal" moniker. In 2008, a series of 3" cds was begun to release my own and related material. Since then, the relations are expanding and I've dropped the solo moniker in favor of my own name. This is now a home for unreleased live recordings, archives and 3" cds. ... more

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