Jeff:""Those Pretty Blues" was one of about 6-8 songs on our third cassette, crusty that were developed over time in our live shows. This method was new for us; our previous recordings evolved in the studio and were then re-learned for live performances. I think the difference really shows — most of the arrangements on crusty are tight, and Matt and I play with a renewed confidence and enthusiasm.
"This recording was taken from a 3rd generation copy of crusty, which I thought sounded good enough to share here. We’re currently trying to locate the 1st gen masters so we can make more of our catalog available online.”
Matt:"This was a 4-track cassette recording. To me, that is the most impressive aspect of this (and all of our early recordings). Each track needed to be a perfect take for both of us at the same time…kinda nerve racking really. Good thing we had young nerves at the time."