Lucky #13

My first-ever band, We The Living, just showed up on this list. It was so long ago, it’s like looking at a stranger’s history. Can’t go wrong with a band photograph taken in a graveyard.

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Splashdown trivia bonus round: Years later, I re-used the music from We The Living’s “Fudge Ripple” to make “A Charming Spell”.

UPDATE: May 30, 2020. Just got sent a link, turns out that John Peel had played one of our (excruciating) singles on his show. So that’s pretty weird.

We The Living

7 thoughts on “Lucky #13

    • Different atmosphere, certainly! But the chords are the same if you break it down.

      Now let me turn things around — I’m very curious about the music scene where you are. What’s big in your part of India right now? Are you making any music yourself? I want to hear new things…

  1. of course we are making music!! glad you asked!! i sing with a friend..we are in Mumbai (Bombay)……our music was Zeppelin inspired till we heard Splashdown in 2011 (quite late!)..and my guitarist friend has been trying to play every song from Lost Frontier to Mayan Pilot since then!

    except two reposts there…everything else is played/sung recorded by us! πŸ˜€ (in my bedroom).

    About Indian music- the Hindi film music scene has been big here-which really sucks because of single dimensional approach…(not worth it-really!)
    although you may like to hear:
    1. Ustad Zakir Hussain (and his band with John MacLaughin- Shakti).
    2. The various episodes of Coke Studio from the sub continent ( esp Pakistan ).
    3. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (one of the greatest voices from this part of the world).
    4. Noori- a rock band from the neighboring Pakistan..
    5. Baul music (from eastern India-its happy music)..

    PS: Nomadic instrumental has been on loop for a while-we realized you guys sampled some Tabla beats to that-so so so cool!! also- we could hear some sitar like playing on Thunder and Archer (if I am not wrong!)….so you would love some Indian classical like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan πŸ˜€

  2. Thanks for the info and links! Lots of fascinating stuff. You two have a great, pure, natural acoustic thing going on. Very heartfelt. Is Parsi Colony Band also you two?

    You mentioned Shakti. I listened to them a trillion times in high school and recently rediscovered them on spotify. I used to marvel at how they could remember so many notes at such speed! La Danse Du Bonheur is so good.

    I’m going to see how much of the stuff you listed I can find on Spotify.

    Yes, Nomadic and Thunder and Archer have some tabla tucked away in there. Kasson baked it in.

    Rock on!

  3. Thank you for the kind words!! πŸ™‚
    yo! most of our stuff is Acoustic for now πŸ™‚ the idea is to meet more electronic artistes and convert all those acoustic songs into multi layered ,deeper Radiohead-ish and Splashdown-ish songs…..yep -Parsi Colony Band is the song we did on a quick one off jam on a lazy afternoon!!

    given the music we grew up on (mostly coming from US and UK), not many bands played with genres like you guys did, you guys seemed to be really influenced by world music in general ( Like you heard Shakti in school-85% Indians don’t know something called Shakti exists,lol)-and made awesome pop songs! That’s insane!

    i doubt if you’ll find Baul music on SPotify…others I’m sure!

    was listening to Anarchy Club the other day- keep putting out those mean riffs πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    ps: my band mate now owns a SPlashdown t shirt we printed in our house …he wears it to our jams πŸ˜€

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