Next up from the archives: the high school years '92-'96. I don't know why I'm doing this to myself. I had to wade through dozens and dozens of cringey recordings to narrow it down to almost two dozen slightly less cringe songs. Teenage hormones in full effect. Gross. If you have any respect for me as an artist, probably better skip these.
Anyway, I always called these recordings The Yellow Room due to most of them being recorded in a yellow room in my Grandma's old dilapidated house (same house my Mom grew up in, long since demolished, that was across the driveway from my house) after she went to a senior home.
I was still recording on a boom box but had figured out you could overdub using two tapes, so most of these have some sort of overdubs. By this time I had a purple Ibanez shredder guitar, an acoustic, a cheap p-bass, a floor tom and snare I stole from school (I still have the snare, Andy Lutz from Leeches of Lore has the floor tom and used it in that band!), and my trusty Peavey Rage. I probably had a Radio Shack mic.
No metal during this time period, there are some heavy songs but they were flavored by the alt-rock and grunge of the day. There are some goofy songs like you would expect from a 14 or 15 year old. There's an aching teenage ballad or two on here just to assure you I was never cool. A couple instrumentals (I still play Starvation from time to time). Some noise rock and experimental music was creeping in here and there (I'd discovered the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and Wire by senior year). The lo-fi and raw quality make these songs more palatable, but it's mostly pretty bad 90's rock.