Summer Breeze

The year: 1999. Convinced that most people only remember an original band based on the cover songs they do, we added a cover song to our set, Summer Breeze, by Seals & Crofts.

Here are some details, to the best of my recollection:

Drums — Rob Hubbard: At the time Rob didn’t own a drumkit. Luckily for him, I had a set of blue Ludwig Vistalites (even though I didn’t play the drums), which he’d been borrowing. Concert toms … and everybody knows blue drums sound best.

Bass — Keith Roth: Keith lent his talents to Skeeter for some years. Currently Keith fronts Frankenstein 3000, DJs on SiriusXM and Belmar New Jersey’s 95.9 “The Rat.”

At The Mixing Board — Damian Cordisco: At the time, Damian was running a recording studio out of Keith’s rehearsal studio — Main Man Rehearsal in Asbury Park, NJ. It’s a children’s day care center now … so pretty much unchanged.

Recording Details: I think it was 2 ADATs, for a total of somewhere between eight and 16 tracks. Besides the Vistalites Rob was playing, I suspect Keith was playing his beloved SVT. Me, I was playing a $15 Marshall “Mini” I’d recently purchased from a crack addict. I was singing through a relatively cheapo Russian Lomo that comprised the best of what Damian had to offer.

Originally released on Main Man Records’ Die Young. Stay Pretty compilation in 1999, now re-released from The Vault for your listening pleasure. You can download it too, by just submitting an email address.