Mic Morose and J. Skream of Kroakers recorded this using just two guitars and a boom-box recorder. It’s a minimalist endeavour, no doubt, yet the combination of interlocking guitars with the recording medium made for some interesting and complex sounds. The volumes aren’t exactly even throughout the track, since there was no miking of instruments/amps involved, just guitar amps placed in proximity to the little indentation that served as the internal mic input for the boombox. It was rather dusty, since Mic had gotten that as a gift in about 1992, and before forming the band had toted the radio/tape deck/recorder around to play his favorite music while cleaning horse stalls in a dry, dusty Colorado barn. One interesting anecdote: Mic was almost electrocuted to death - because of the distance of the electical outlet to the horse stalls, he’d plug it in to a 100-foot extension cord for maneuvarability as he worked, cleaning stalls and grooming/interacting with the horses. One day, he was plugging the device in to the extension cord and the flesh of his fingers became stuck between the connections and locked in by the tight squeeze as his hand became lodged not only due to the pressure of the connection, but because the electrical current froze his muscular control. In later years, he said that this helped to make ‘AC/DC’ tangible, as the ‘Alternating ‘Current’ was experienced as a vibration, a wave which sucked him in and of which he previously (as thankfully, most people) was aware only in theory.
We don’t have a video for this track yet.
Add a video
More about this track…