Archive for June, 2015
On this day in 1986 Madonna released her third studio album, “True Blue.” Nine years later, in 1995, Tullycraft would release their debut 7″ [“True Blue”] on Harriet Records. The song “True Blue” paid homage to Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.” As it turned out, college radio would play the B-side of this single much more than the A-side. The B-side featured the songs: “Skyway” and “Superboy & Supergirl” – staples of the Tullycraft live set for many years.
On June 15, 2008 Tullycraft played in Washington DC with the terrific bands: Sprites, From Bubblegum To Sky, and Sad Crocodile.
On this day in 2011, D. Crane (from BOAT) and I recorded a demo of the song “Grind Like Gears” for a potential home recording project called CASTLE FANTASY. Nothing became of the project, but an updated version of “Grind Like Gears” would eventually appear on the 2013 BOAT album, Pretend To Be Brave. Here is the never before heard demo of “Grind Like Gears. Enjoy.
On this day in 2007 Tullycraft started recording the album, Every Scene Needs A Center. Initial tracking began at Soundhouse Studio with producer Kip Beelman. The first two days were spent almost entirely on drums. At one point, Jeff appeared to reach his limit when Kip asked him to play a song “again” – for what was probably the fifteenth time. Jeff responded by quietly setting down his drum sticks and simply walking out of the studio. I caught up with him down the street, and I eventually convinced him to return. Needless to say, the drums on this album sound great. Thanks Jeff!
Earlier this year Magic Marker Records reissued Every Scene Needs A Center on limited edition vinyl. There are a few copies still available.