We kind of considered this the end of the “album.” Seemed like we were ending on the right note.
Not only did this track provide us with a name for our act, but the laid-back groove gave us our second video, which is sufficiently abstract that I think it holds up pretty well.
This song developed as it went, and gathered meaning in its abstract nature like a snowball rolling downhill. At an epic length of almost six minutes it was our longest track, it kept growing organically until some kind of bizarre feedback-drenched guitar solo came out the other end.
I think we were playing a melodica. Neat instrument. I didn’t realize when I bought it that it was often associated with dub, but it’s fun to play.
“Me, myself, and my microphone” sang Lee, basically just freestyling over the beat. We did a bit of editing and called it a track!
On a bit of a whim, Lee Armstrong and I ended up making a hip hop album in 2002. I had been playing around with making some beats in Reason, but didn’t have much of a direction. We decided to use the equipment and beats that were sitting around to some good use. We recorded over the course of a week, gradually refining our ideas until they coalesced around six tracks.
In the end, we also put together two videos, both of which had their debut in the Hello! Video show I was curating at the time.