Okay, here's a long story.
Attentive readers will recall that back in the 70s, I toiled in a garage band called The Hounds...
...who in 1976 released a D.I.Y. indie single on our own label, the b-side of which was a sort of Stones pastiche called "On the Road."
Only 1000 copies of which were ever pressed, and only 800 of which were ever actually sold. Years later, of course, we discovered it was going for fifty bucks on eBay, which we found hilariously funny.
In any case, speaking as the sort of producer of the thing, I was never really happy with the sound on it, or the mix, and more recently -- in 2017, when I compiled a Hounds CD (still available over at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc) -- the version of the song we used on the album was a scratchy, kind of inadequate, rip from the original 45 rpm vinyl.
Bottom line: A few months ago, a friend of the band provided me with the 4-track master of the song (which had been originally recorded, under highly primitive conditions, at a radio station at Bergen Community College)...
...and at great personal expense I had it digitized. And then, last week, I remixed it at 30 Below, the Manhattan studio where, with brilliant engineer Brent McLachlan, I have been working on my musical projects for the last couple of years.
And here it is. Finally -- as nature intended.
I think it sounds pretty spectacular considering, although obviously I'm biased.
Hey -- I said it was a long story. I never guaranteed it would be an interesting one.