In the course of writing a yet-to-be-published post about sonic connections between V For Voice songs and older stuff, I got stuck listening to most of Bigger Sounds From Fewer Folks a weekend or two ago.
My memories of hunkering under my bunk in Frees Hall, recording those first songs to 4-track, are pretty clear. (For my own parts, anyway; I have no memory of recording Scott’s!) But it struck me; I didn’t own a 4-track at the time, so it must have been borrowed. Cory helped me narrow the suspects down to Josh O, Wisecarver, and Lupo.
Pretty sure it wasn’t Lupo’s; that just doesn’t ring any bells at all. I feel like it was Josh’s, but a passionate advocate could probably convince me it was Matt’s.
It doesn’t matter at all, it’s just a bit weird to think back to how for the first couple years I was working with borrowed gear (the 4-track for Bigger…, then Fred Ritter’s digital 8-track for Near and Far, etc.). I could have afforded a system like either of those, and I wonder why it took two records plus a doing bunch of other less-official recording to go ahead and buy something.
No real point here; idle observation only.