lundi 30 août 2010

MEGATEUF / Grenoble / LE CIEL

Notre premier disque "Seven Cevennes Cicadas" sort le 21 septembre en France.
Le même jour nous jouons au Ciel (Grenoble) en formule "super nuggets" (c'est-à-dire en incluant "Dusty" Remi comme mega-guest-star,  le tout enrobé dans une sauce acoustique). 
Une super salle avec super fauteuils rouges confortables, et super acoustique, et tout super-super vraiment super.
Cerise sur le gâteau goûtu : c'est gratuit.
Pour obtenir une invitation, merci d'envoyer un mail avec vos noms, prénoms et mail à l'adresse suivante : cielgrenoble@wanadoo.fr (ne vous pointez pas sans faire ça sinon vous ne pourrez PAS rentrer !!!).
Ouverture des portes à 19h30 et concert à 20h00 : soyez à l'heure !!!  
Faites passer le message, merci, vous êtes trop tchoukares.
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mercredi 25 août 2010

Wastemen AT WORK / Ciel 01

We spend 6 days in a cool place (le Ciel/Grenoble, France) to rehearse and prepare live versions of the songs we recorded this summer. This is where we'll play on sept.21st for the release party. More pics & vids soon.
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On passe 6 jours dans un endroit cool (le Ciel/Grenoble) à répéter et bosser les versions live des chansons enregistrées cet été. C'est là qu'on jouera  le 21 septembre pour le concert de sortie du disque. + de photos et vidéos bientôt.
Concert gratuit sur invitation. Pour obtenir une invitation, merci d'envoyer un mail avec vos noms, prénoms et mail à l'adresse suivante : cielgrenoble@wanadoo.fr.
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mercredi 18 août 2010

REMI is a WASTEMAN

"Dusty" Remi comes from Canada. SORRY !!! From Quebec. Lac Saint-Jean, to be precise.
Remi plays guitar, banjo, Dobro, Lap Steel & Pedal Steel & all those funny instruments with strings from "americana" music.
He's got guitars and amps that just drive me crazy, really. He has a Gibson J200 that he kindly lent me for the recording, it's just ... perfect.
He sings and plays wild electric guitar in DUSTER 71. He sings and plays good old songs with LES BANDITS.
IMO he's reponsible for the way the first record is gonna sound like because :
1 - he learnt me how to love the weird and old instruments (and how to play them, even if you'd laugh seing me playing bottleneck after him, for example ...)
2 - he composed mainly of "Dusty" and "Winter's Gone" (click links to see us play the song just after having composed them) 2 of the 7 tracks from the first record (out on sept 21st).

You may see him on stage with us sometimes.
Few question to my favorite Guitar Encyclopedia

- favorite record : "Never Mind the Bollocks" by The Sex Pistols"
- best show : "Voivod / Slayer / Venom on the same bill in Quebec city.....1984"
- your idol : " Normand L'Amour"
- your hangover remedy : "wait 'n' see"
- worst thing a girl ever told you : "No girls ever told me bad things"
- next tattoo : "Probably a sleeping cat somewhere........"
- any stocks in Wall Streets ? : "I sold'em all on september 10th 2001"
- will you have a 5 or 6 strings bass ? : "I already have a ten strings guitar......what could I do with something else ?"
- do you believe that man went on the moon ? : "Of course I do. that's where the "Lucky Charms" cereals come from"
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vendredi 13 août 2010

First Record Diary - UNUSED GEAR

(none of the elements ont the pictures above  has been harmed during the recording of our first record)
Hi.Mix for the first record is on the way, & we just gotta do a quick pedal steel overdub with Dusty Remi on august 17th.This post is just to mention what we did NOT use for the recording.
It was a pain in the ass to take all the stuff with us, really ... and in the end, it looks like we only used only 20% of the stuff we brought.Erm...You'll know WHY on forthcoming post.
If you guess why, you win the first record. Just post your answer in the comments.
So, we did not use :
ELECTRIC GUITAR
  -GRECO "EG800"
  -FENDER "Stratocaster"
  - TOKAY "LS Love Rock"
  - EPIPHONE "ES 175"
ELECTRIC GUITAR AMPLIFIER
  - VOX "Night Train"
  - FENDER "Pro Reverb"
  - MARSHALL "Class 5"
ELECTRIC BASS
  - FENDER "Jazz Bass"
  - GIBSON "Thunderbird"
LAPSTEEL
  - "??" LASPTEEL
ELECTRIC BASS AMPLIFIER
  - AMPEG "???" HEAD
  - ASHDOWN "EVO II" HEAD
  - ASHDOWN 2*12 cabinet
PEDALS/EFFECTS
  - MORLEY "VOLUME"
  - CRYBABY "WHA WHA"
  - BOSS "HARMONIZER"
  - MARSHALL "DRIVE MASTER"
  - IBANEZ "ANALOG FLANGER"
  - MXR "MICRO AMP"
  - MXR "ENVELOPE FILTER"
  - MXR "PHASER"
  - ?? "LESLIE CABIN"
  - E-BOW
  - and many others I just can't remember
... was worth it to bring all that shit, right ?;-)
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