Nadine by FMGreen from the album: Yellow #5
FMGreen - Nadine
10 years ago today we recorded this song.
I can’t believe it took us 11 takes to get this simple song done right, but that’s what happens when a young band enters a professional studio for the first time and tracks their songs live to ADAT. Overdubs and punch-ins become a last resort and if any one aspect of the song lacks the necessary feeling, the entire take is scrapped and you try it again.
10 years ago today, FMGreen was at GFI Studios in Rochester where we were in the process of recording our debut album, Yellow #5.
We went in early on August 31, 2001 and left late on September 3rd. We spent a total of about 38 hours in the studio for those tracking sessions. Later we would return to GFI for our mixing sessions which lasted over 80 hours spread across ten days starting January 2nd, 2002.
Both sessions still get referenced today through a long list of inside jokes and rehashed arguments. So much has changed and yet so much remains the same.
Additional former band names and band members include: Quentin and the Tarantinos, Vinny Reeder, Matt Butterfield, Volksempfanger, Grady Mutzel, Jon Schott, and Item 069.
Volksempfanger’s first and only gig, at Fast Eddies in Rochester.
Interview on Sunday Night Shakedown by FMGreen
Here’s the audio from our May 29th interview with Frank & Woody on 98.9FM The Buzz’s Sunday Night Shakedown.
Roughly 14 minutes including two interview segments and the songs Bug Collector and Tell Me Lies.
Topics include a bit of band history, our influences, and literally-painful memories.
Interview on the WBER Local Show by FMGreen
We stopped by the WBER studios to visit the Local Show.
Included among the interview segments were the radio-debuts of Kill You and Yellow Plants as well as another spin of Bug Collector.
We discussed the inspiration for Victory!, FMGreen’s history, the evolution of our music, our trip to Electrical Audio in Chicago and hanging out with Steve Albini, and the prospects of touring.
Total time is approximately 43 minutes.
Victory! - Available June 17th, 2011
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