Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Moment of Bonjour Tristesse!!!

It's vacation time!!!

Which means I'm off to London (and thence) Paris, so posting will be weird and inconsistent for a bit.

But while I'm waiting in an airport lounge, please enjoy something I find I'm rather inordinately proud of -- new music by my high school and 70s garage band chums The Weasels.

Recently recorded on a laptop, in an attic somewhere in the wilds of New Jersey, the song -- a rough mix, to be sure, but getting near the finished product -- is written and sung by Glenn Leeds, who also contributes the jangly guitar stuff up the middle. My old chum Allan Weissman is on bass, and I'm doing the guitars left and right plus the solo mishegass.

I suspect I'm gonna rework the second half of the solo when I return from the land of the Ignoble Frog, and obviously that drum hit before the fade-out needs to be...well, let's just say it's a problem in search of a solution.

In any case, I think this is a very cool track, and frankly I can't quite believe it's us.

I should add that the "album" that will include this is entitled, as of this writing, either Weasels 65 (for obvious reasons) or Blame the Victim.


steve simels said...


steves said...

I like it. When the intro played, I thought it sounded a bit like "Beast of Burden," but was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's nothing like it. And Leeds' singing is a kind of cross between Ray Davies and Rick Danko. Good stuff!

steve simels said...

I was trying to sound as "Beast of Burden"-y as possible.

Tuffcritik said...

The Weasels are Beasts of Vermin

Anonymous said...

I vote for Weasels 65.

Return of the Plumber

Anonymous said...

The braiding of the jangles and Keith Richard-isms works great. Nice lead work in the middle.

The mere mention of Beast of Burden brings to mind Bill Murray's SNL lounge routine, but this track didn't have that affect, so you're safe.

This tune wierdly reminds me of For You Again from Preflyte (always a good place to quote from).

Weasels 65.


pete said...

I suggested it for the Floor Models and I'm going to keep suggesting it: "England's Oldest Hitmakers."

Don't change the solo.

Anonymous said...

Also, Weasels 65 should probably be spelled Weasles 65. Just saying.