It has been a while since we checked the archives. Here’s one from Willy Street Fair – anybody know what year? Only 11 days to get psyched for the Official GAS 20th Anniversary Show Friday Sept. 8 at High Noon Saloon! #GAS20Years.

I’m shaving off this bullsh** soul patch, I’ll tell you that right now

Discovered a soundboard recording of a show at Quarters in Milwaukee from Summer 2003. The polarity of the microphones was not quite right and it was a hot and sweaty show. Sample stage banter:

Andy: Hey Annelies, is salt water super conductive?

Annelies: Yes, you see the normal resistance of human skin is a hundred ohms. But when you get soaked in salt water it goes down to one ohm. Which means that normal household current can kill you when you are soaked in salt water.

Andy: Look I’m 1/100th in a Chilean torture chamber here.

Annelies: I have to say I’ve been shocked on stage many times before, but this offers one of the sharpest shocks I’ve ever experienced.

Andy: Let me tell ya, I’m shaving off this bullsh** soul patch, I’ll tell you that right now. These hairs are going right into the microphone. Screw that sh**.

Kirk: Are soul patches conductive?

Andy: I’m shaving it. Tomorrow morning.

Annelies: I think it might be some kind of strange conditioning experiment.


Junky Keyboard Riffs from the Archives

Just unearthed this gem: a version of Mensa Girl that was recorded at the Kissing By The Superconductor sessions, January, 2002. At the time we were unhappy with how this one turned out and didn’t include it on the album. We eventually picked up the tempo, re-recorded it, and put the new guitar-centric version on the Name Droppers LP. But listening now, it’s a nice throwback to the GAS keyboard era.