Every time a drum kit comes into our house I am kinda worried that the cafe downstairs is going to have a tantrum about the noise, but we’ve been lucky so far, and long may it continue. More worrisome in this instance was probably Jonnie Common’s incredible box of tricks.
In a slight change to the usual lineup, my wee brother happened to be over from the States visiting when we recorded this, so he did the sound for us. He has his own company over there, called Red Cottage Audio, and spends most of his time as the sound designer/recording engineer for the Boston Ballet, so I am not sure quite how he took the change from that to trying make a bunch of pop songs sound good in our living room. Still, it’s all about the results, and the results are fantastic.
The pictures are also especially good this time around. Fee has contributed photos before – most notably to, I think, the Shenandoah Davis and Pictish Trail sessions – but this time she really has excelled herself. I generally cut the photo sets down to about twenty pics, but in this case I really couldn’t manage any fewer than thirty, I liked them that much. Head over to Flickr to see the set.
As per usual, all the Toad Session recordings are made available for free sharing/downloading/whatever, just after the full interview podcast, which is below, and as well as the main video at the top of the page, we have individual videos of every song as well (see a bit further down) as well, finally, as the full tracklisting for the podcast itself at the bottom of the page.
Oh, and this wouldn’t be a proper plug if I didn’t point out that Inspector Tapehead’s debut album, Duress Code, can now be purchased from Song, by Toad Records.
Toadcast #146 – Inspector Tapehead Toad Session
Inspector Tapehead – Yarvil (Toad Session)
Inspector Tapehead – WCMJ (Toad Session)
Inspector Tapehead – A Fillet of Bozo (Toad Session)
Inspector Tapehead – Pherenzil Tear (Toad Session)
01. Inspector Tapehead – Yarvil (Toad Session) (05.37)
02. Adam Beattie & the Consultants – We’ll Wave From the Shore (15.23)
03. Jonnie Common – Photosynth (19.24)
04. Inspector Tapehead – WCMJ (Toad Session) (28.27)
05. Charlot Webster – Stay What You Are (40.40)
06. dBASS – Garden (44.35)
07. Inspector Tapehead – A Fillet of Bozo (Toad Session) (56.59)
08. Django Django – WOR (63.51)
09. Inspector Tapehead – Pherenzik Tear (Toad Session) (80.24)