Archive for the Joe Baluta Category

96% of this are rehearsed songs, which kind of goes against the Freak of the Week normal “improvisational” forum. However, there are certainly some Freak Outs interlaced with the standard “set” at that time. Add to that the fact that I can’t believe this was 13 years ago along with me wearing braids and a bun in my hair, and this is definitely Freak of the Week material.

If I am not mistaken, this is 2 months before our CD “Strange Range” came out.

Anyway, enjoy a Spindrift blast from the past (thanks Darren O’Toole for the video!)

Spindrift – August 17, 1996 – East End Cafe – 1st Set from Jay Caddle on Vimeo.

Spindrift – August 17, 1996 – East End Cafe – 2nd Set from Jay Caddle on Vimeo.

Back in the late 90’s I had a lot of my music on the original MP3.com. One of the cool services MP3.com offered at the time was the ability to create and sell your own physical CDs. These CDs came with a standalone flash player for computer playback, as well as the ability to be played in any standard standalone CD player. They were called D.A.M. CDs (for Digital Automatic Music).

This post is a collection of layered improv freakout songs that was “put out” as a D.A.M. CD back in 1998 or 1999. I have posted a zip file of the D.A.M. CD – just download the zip and burn it to a CD to step back in time and have a D.A.M. experience. The album artwork for some reason is not in the D.A.M. files, but this artwork was the printed cover.

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I think this recording took place sometime in autumn 2002. Kirpatrick Thomas and Joe Baluta were visiting the east coast from L.A., and they came to do some improvisational recordings in the Astrocade, where I lived at the time. Chris Tucker from The Situation also came by for a while and played drums on one of the songs. The base tracks of the album are Kirpatrick on guitar, Joe on bass, and me on drums. Then Kirpatrick took the tracks back west and did some overdubs, which he sent back.

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1st State

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Japanese Dream

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Who Do I Think I Were?

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Ripping Off The Seeds

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God Will Bring Balance To Our Lives

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ComaToast

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Times Are Tough (Rough Times)

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Electrical Fire

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Gaumma

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Training Game (Pro-Drug)

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Gray Pants

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Arbitrary Waze

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The Rock-n-Roll Party Goin’ On in L.A.

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Ostiones Ahumados

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Talk To Teenagers

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Base Emotions

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This album, recorded in 1996, started as a studio freak-out session. After layering some additional tracks, the jam sessions were edited into this album.


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Mr. Guitar Player

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Chinese Acrobats

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Tribal Expulsion

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Cadaver

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Necro

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Autopsy

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Octopus In Pickled Sauce

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Lectroid

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Forty Dollar Lies

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Into The Robot Body

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One Long Day

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