Three Live Performances. Episode 18 of Live from the InSync Asylum!
Welcome to Episode 18 of my podcast. Let me take you on a tour of over 40 years of words and music, Live from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This episode features tracks written by Tony Joe White and Jackie DeShannon, as well as live performances of ‘The Present’, ‘When You Tell Me You Love Me’ and ‘Civilized Man’.
The Present | Live From the inSync Asylum 6-2-2020. I wrote this song in the fall of 1981. I was 23 years old. It was originally recorded in ’81 on a collection of songs called ‘Metallic Scorn’ . The backing track for this live version is from around August 1986, and from what I can tell never finished. I added drums and strat the other day, but kept the synth bass and jangly electric parts from ’86. I was 28 years old at the time.
When You Tell Me You Love Me | Live From the inSync Asylum 6-13-2020. The 14th date on my ‘No Rhyme or Reason Tour’. This was the lead off track to my most recent album of original music, 2018’s ‘Blue Tattoo‘. It was a pretty dark album, as it was recorded as I turned 60. You can read more about it here. The backing track for this was from the stripped mix released in 2019, and stripped even further. I added new percussion loops at the end, plus the live vocal and acoustic.
Civilized Man | Live From the inSync Asylum 6-2-2020. I wrote this song summer of 1987. I was 29 years old. It was originally recorded in ’87 on a collection of songs called ‘No Poetry Allowed’ (unreleased, but remains one of my favorties) . The backing track for this live version is from that time frame, and recorded on a Tascam 38 on half inch tape. Very little remains in this live version – a little bit of one keyboard track. Other than that, I added drums; guitars, bass, b vox and a little keys the past couple days.
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