Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Ideas While A Captive....

I make myself chuckle a little when I think back on some of the early days when Children of the Mushroom were still called The Captives. Most of our band brainstorming was usually done out in a garage were we practiced. One of my early ideas for the group was to go the way of James Bond, alias 007, and wear suits. I'm laughing now.... I guess the Ed Sullivan debut of the Beatles hadn't left me yet. Thanks guys for voting that idea out! I have figured out by now that I can not be a Beatle.

Photo, left to right... Jerry McMillen, Mark McKean, Dennis Christensen Swanson, & Al Pisciotta
(approx. 1965)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Humble Music

A long time ago, The Mushroom

Click on the the link above to listen to a garage recording out of our past! Jim Rolfe recorded this at a practice back in 1969 or 1969. Not a studio recording but has lasted to show what we were up to back then.

Titled..... "The Mushroom Theme" By original band members Bob Holland, Al Pisciotta, Jim Rolfe, Jerry Mc Millen and Dennis Christensen Swanson.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

On Jim's List

Jim Deecken wrote this back in 2004 on his forum board

After practicing the bass riff for Day Tripper which was pretty challenging, from the Technicolor Web of Sound, a great source of some of the best music ever recorded...

Donovan - The Summer Day Reflection Song
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Love - Hey Joe
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
Moby Grape - Looper
Sopwith Camel - Little Orphan Annie
Marmalade - I See The Rain
The Troggs - When Will The Rain Come
Fat Mattress - How Can I Live
Jethro Tull - Fat Man
Silver Apples - Oscillations

Children Of The Mushroom - August Mademoiselle
Jefferson Airplane - Wild Turkey
Fever Tree - San Francisco Girls (Return Of The Native)
The Monkees - You Just May Be The One
Buffalo Springfield - On The Way Home

What Jim had to say after being contacted
Thanks for being part of the greatest music era in history. I listen to the Technicolor Web of Sound all the time and it is amazing stuff. Hope you are still rockin.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Line Up

Dennis, the line up, so far, is Sea Cloud, Mushroom, Lady, Cast of a Thousand, and Buster (Frank Akrey). Anyone with a good digital recorder should be there to record this event. Jerry McMillan, yeah (the voice!)... will be singing

cheers, harry
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