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Hoagie's Archives - Home Recordings & Demo Tapes

Hoagie's Home Recording Archives

Here is my personal collection of home recordings that I have archived onto CD at my home studio. This is just a partial list, I'm adding on all the time. Most of these tapes I recorded myself using 4-track. Other home recordings come from friends, fellow bandmates, and submissions from all you SuperFans (send me your CD - I'll play it). This site is dedicated to those of you that enjoy home recordings, indie bands & music demos. If you would like to contact me, click here.

2000's

Stonedozer - 2000

Rain Station

Recorded by: Mark Harvey at Nobody Records

This is Rain Station's first studio recording. Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records in Berkeley. A great top notch CD.

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Time: 41 Minutes
Tracks: 11

Dark Ride - 2000

Rain Station

Recorded by: Mark Harvey at Nobody Records

Mark was invited to the Universal Studios Igor Awards for Horror Movies because of his on line Halloween Radio station at 13thTrack.com - We recorded this disc to hand out there. Also mastered at Fantasy.

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Time: 35 Minutes
Tracks: 13

Strip Karaoke - 2004

Recorded by: Hoagie

This is the first project I recorded using GarageBand Mac software. I love this program, and I love the rawness of this band. Check out the Strip Karaoke web site to hear their tunes.

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Time: 33 Minutes
Tracks: 13

1990's

Huckaloogie - 1990

Michelle Damato, Mark Bishop, Kavi Montinaro, Jay Moores

Recorded on 4-track by Hoagie

Dan Hanrahan let us record in his new practice space in Portland Maine. I used my new Tascam 4-track that became a trusted friend for many years.

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Time: 18 Minutes
Tracks: 8

Frank's Depression - 1990

Frank Hobbs

Recorded by: Hoagie

I met Frank at Suitsmi in Portland Maine. He sold me one of his hand Xeroxed poetry books. I recorded him in the Ghostwalks practice space using my Tascam 4-track. I later ran into him in San Francisco. Great guy with a brilliant sense of humor.

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Time: 30
Tracks: Many

Criminal Goat - 1990

mopehead & Hoagie Malone

Mark and I record our first project together on my Tascam 4-track. We name the band Rain Station.

We go on to record more CDs together: Fancy Fancy, Living Room Sessions, Stonedozer, and Dark Ride. We are still recording together at Mark's home studio at Nobody Records.

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Time: 41 Minutes
Tracks: 15

Jocko Homo - 1991

Dan Hanrahan

Recorded by: Hoagie

I moved to Berkeley CA. Dan came out for a visit, and I recorded this tape on my Tascam 4-track.

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Time: 38 Minutes
Tracks: 12

Bo Grumpus - 1991

Craig Ventresco & Pete Devine

Recorded by: Hoagie on 4-track in Pete's Room

I moved in with Craig and Pete in '91. They had a nifty place in San Francisco on the pan handle in the Haight. They are rather famous here in SF. They often play Ragtime on Haight street in front of the music store. Craig later recorded the guitar soundtrack to Terry Zwigoff's movie, Crumb.

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Time: 46 Minutes
Tracks: 14

Rebicycle - 1991

Dan Hanrahan

Recorded by: Dan

Dan sent me this tape for me to enjoy. He recorded it in Wisconsin while I was in San Francisco. I really dig Dan's music and spoken word pieces.

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Time: 28 Minutes
Tracks: 13

Planet Fishing - 1992

Dan Hanrahan

Recorded by: Dan

Another great tape by Dan. This time he collaborates with Allen Frost reading his writing over Dan's guitar work. Very dreamy piece, it's one of my all time favorite home recordings.

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Time: 14 Minutes
Tracks: 8

Unknown Rule - 1992

Brent Clifford

Recorded by Brent on my Tascam 4-track.

I moved back to Oakland in with Brent Clifford, son of Doug Clifford, the famous drummer for Credence Clearwater Revival. One weekend Brent borrowed my 4-track and recorded these strange tunes. My 4-track never worked again.

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Time: 18 Minutes
Tracks: 6

Richard McGhee - 1993

Recorded by: Richard McGhee Star Vocalist

I first met Richard performing at Cafe DuNord in the Castro. I asked him if I could do a documentary on him for public access TV. I recorded many of his shows on VHS. He also gave me many of his practice tapes that he recorded at his small Tenderloin apartment on a karaoke machine. This is my personal favorite.

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Time: 36 minutes
Tracks: 13

Edison Project - 1993

Richard McGhee

Recorded by Mark Harvey at Nobody Records, Bay Area CA

Mark and I wrote a bizarre musical based on Thomas Edison's life. Richard was to play Edison, but he died of cancer about 2 weeks before we started. This tape was Richard's practice tape so he could learn the part.

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Time: 6 Minutes
Tracks: 4

mopehead - 1993

Mark Harvey

Recorded by: Mark

This is Mark's first recording since The Screaming Paisleys. It's a great home recording, almost under water in feel. I've gone to sleep many times relaxing to this tape.

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Time: 40 Minutes
Tracks: 16

3 Pigs Cafe - 1995

Elizabeth Downing, Michael Willis, Steve Berson

Liz and Michael were also in Lambs Eat Ivy. They are now called Daily Grace. These bands are all from Baltimore Maryland. I used to hang out with Liz at Maryland Institute of Art. We'd make evil ceramic things together, and I always had a crush on her. She's an amazing talent. Be sure to check out any and all of her art & music projects.

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Time: 29 minutes
Tracks: 10

1980's

T-2 - 1982

Jim Lynch, Chris Horne,
Tom Densmore, Jay Moores

Recorded by: Hoagie

We just put a cassette player with a good condensor mic. Recorded in my mom's garage like real punk rock should be.

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Time: 35 Minutes
Tracks: 20

This Can Free - 1985

Mitchell Vaillant, Dave Longmaid, Jay Moores

Recorded by: Hoagie

This band formed at MICA in Baltimore. Once again, another cassette recorder with condensor mic. Band history at ThisCanFree.com

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Time: 32 Minutes
Tracks: 9

Tooth Toothless - 1986

by Mitchell Vaillant

Recorded by: Mitch

Mitch sent me this tape after we graduated college. He recorded it with a little casio keyboard and that same cassette recorder at his Baltimore apartment.

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Time: 39 Minutes
Tracks: 11

Hugo Largo - 1988

Mimi Goese, Adam Peacock, Hahn Rowe, Timothy Sommer

Recorded by: Jay York

I went to MICA with Elizabeth Downing of Lambs Eat Ivy who opened for Hugo Largo. When Hugo Largo played Portland Maine School of Art New Years '88, they let us record them. Jay had a great high end cassette recorder. This is a rare live performance of these legends of avant guard rock and roll.

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Time: 35 Minutes
Tracks: 10

Love Spitoon - 1988

Nick Walsh, Julie, Matt Rummler, Smiling Jim Cruisin, Jay Moores

Recorded at: Ghost Walks practice space, Suitsmi, Portland ME

Because I was living at Suitsmi, I could jam with Love Spitoon in the Ghost Walks practice space. What fun these weirdos are.

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Time: 45 Minutes
Tracks: Many

Honeysuckle - 1988

Nick Walsh, Matt Rummler, Smiling Jim Cruisin

Recorded at: Matt's mom's house by Matt.

I went to summer camp, so the guys had to jam elsewhere. Poor Matt's mom.

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Time: 45 Minutes
Tracks: Many

Ghostwalks - 1989

Beth Blood, George Ripley, Jay Moores

Recorded at: Outlook Studio, Bethel ME

Ghostwalks needed a drummer, so I joined the team for the vinyl album: Feel Like A Ghost. I even did the album cover art.

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Time: 42 Minutes
Tracks: 16

 

Head Cleaner - 1989

Dan Hanrahan, Phil Spirito, Jay Moores

Sound by: Jordan Kratz at Genos Pub, Portland ME

These recordings were taken from VHS video tapes. I'd just set up a tripod, and let the camera run during live shows.

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Time: 30 Minutes
Tracks: 7

Boring Films - 1989

Tucker Fucker Katonah!
Dan Hanrahan, Jay Moores

Recorded by: Hoagie

Tucker wrote all these great songs. This was all recorded with yet another condensor mic in a beat box onto cassette tape. This was a practice session. The tape was to help me learn the material faster.

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Time: 23 Minutes
Tracks: 6

Jessie's Thumb - 1989

Matt Rummler, Jay Moores

Recorded by: Matt & Jay

Bizarre experimental 4-track recording. Did I say bizarre? OK.

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Time: 90 Minutes
Tracks: Many

Kitchen Tapes - 1989

Tucker Fucker Katonah!

Recorded by: Tucker

Tucker recorded these insane tunes in his kitchen at home. Gotta love those old cassette players with condensor mics!

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Time: 90 Minutes
Tracks: Many

1970's

The Pilots - 1979

Stu Bonney, Lou Moran,
Jay Moores, John Till

Recorded by: Hoagie on my grandpa's old reel to reel with a way-cool Deco style mic. This was my first recording of my first band after my folks bought me my first drum set. Recorded live outside on my mom's porch. We are all like, 14 years old in the 7th grade. A bunch of dorks.

The Pilots are indeed terrible. I enjoy listening to us argue between takes. We are so bad, we're good. I'm proud to have been part of this mayhem. Click each title below to play, or Right click > Save Link As... to download MP3s.

Why - My Heart Bleeds For You - Clone Face Ladies - Vanity - The Observer - Modern Man - Cat Melter - Wise Man - Your Box - Mushrooms - Motionless

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Time: 23 Minutes
Tracks: 11

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