Thanks

Okay, I think we’re done here. Time has run away from me, so it’s on to the next thing. Maybe we’ll do this quasi live thing again sometime soon.

Thanks for listening. I hope you enjoyed.

Played 49 times

Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division / Evelyn Evelyn version Cover)

Amanda Palmer had a side project at one point called Evelyn Evelyn, and they did a ukulele version of this song as the album closer.  The simple, stripped down melody was haunting and lovely, so I’m trying it here on my 5string uke.

Played 29 times

Pennsylvania (The Bloodhound Gang cover)

Cold read cover.  Pulled up the tabs from the intarweb and went with what I remembered of the melody.  The lyrics to this song are kinda dumb, kinda funny, as typifies a BHG track.  But the chorus has always stuck with me as this great little detailed moment, either of heart break or personal defiance. 

You are the heart dotted ‘i’
in the word ‘Apologize’
scribbled drunk on a post card
sent from somewhere volcanoes are.
I am the heart with no name
airbrushed on a license plate
of a Subaru that was
registered in Pennsylvania.


I love this song in a weird way.

Played 27 times

Run (Live) - The Really Good Pot Roast original

This was one of my favorite tracks from Mixed Signals.  We had a lot of fun recording the album, and I really enjoy playing these songs.  This was one of the first songs we finished for the record, so I haven’t played it in a while.  This was sort of a cold read off the lyrics, and the first time I’ve played it acoustic.

Played 225 times

Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus cover)

Hey, I covered Britney Spears before… might as well go for the new train wreck.  And sure, I’ll admit this song caught in my head a bit.

Played 19 times

Disappearing One (Chris Cornell cover)

Yeah, so Euphoria Morning wasn’t an amazing album to listen to end to end.  It’s a bit heavy handed, and not the rock album we all expected. But this song has stuck in my head over the years, and I thought I’d try to learn it.  And of course, Chris Cornell uses a thousand chords with weird voicings.

This is happening

Today is my birthday.  Despite releasing an album of new material about 6 weeks ago, I feel like I haven’t done anything musical in a while, and certainly haven’t played live in longer.  So today, I’m carving out an hour to set up, pick some songs, and record a live set of songs.  I think it’s going to be a collection or weird covers I like, maybe an original or two.  I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but I’m going to post these here anyway, as a series of single song posts. 

-Mark

Alice in Chains - Would?

Layne Staley had one of the best voices in rock.  Ever. I’m still disappointed he’s not around to make more music.

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http://thereallygoodpotroast.bandcamp.com

Listen/Download/Purchase: Nerd Love by The Really Good Pot Roast

We are not the most ‘hip’ or ‘cool’ or ‘with it’ guys in the world.  Our understanding of dating is… tenuous at best.  So this song celebrates love from nerds like us. 

From Mixed Signals, the newest album by The Really Good Pot Roast, available now on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want, including free.

Mixed Signals, our newest album EVER, is now available on our BandCamp site.  Mixed Signals is a collection of songs written by The Really Good Pot Roast over the last few years during February Album Writing Month (FAWM), and 50/90, as well as some new material.  Some took minutes to put together, others took years.  Now we’re happy to share it with you!  The album is pay-what-you-like, including free (Just enter 0.00 in the box).

We hope you enjoy the music!
-Rob and Mark

Mixed Signals, our newest album EVER, is now available on our BandCamp site.  Mixed Signals is a collection of songs written by The Really Good Pot Roast over the last few years during February Album Writing Month (FAWM), and 50/90, as well as some new material.  Some took minutes to put together, others took years.  Now we’re happy to share it with you!  The album is pay-what-you-like, including free (Just enter 0.00 in the box).

We hope you enjoy the music!

-Rob and Mark

thereallygoodpotroast:

Mixed Signals

The new full-length album by The Really Good Pot Roast.

On Bandcamp.com May 19th, 2014 for pay-what-you-want.

Tomorrow…

Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals, the new album by The Really Good Pot Roast, out tomorrow on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.
Can’t wait for you to hear it.

Mixed Signals, the new album by The Really Good Pot Roast, out tomorrow on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.

Can’t wait for you to hear it.

Less Than Jake - Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts

This band kicked off my Ska obsession in college, and I think this song was the first of theirs I heard.  The entire Losing Streak album played on heavy repeat in my stereo for years.  Each song a fast, frantic fiasco of guitars and horns.  I saw them in concert once, and at various points in the night, I think the whole band played everyone else’s instruments.  

Played 79 times

The Really Good Pot Roast - Jolene (Dolly Parton Cover)


QUESTION:  What does a band do after just finishing recording and mixing an album?

ANSWER:  Record a cover of Jolene in 24 hours.

Much like Mark’s cover of ‘…Hit Me Baby One More Time’, this track just kind of snuck up on us, and we ran with it.  Let me take you through the last 24 hours of this recording’s short life:

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Tuesday, 8:30pm - Text Exchange
ROB: For some reason I started recording a cover of Jolene.
MARK: Yes. Yes. Do it.  That might have to go on the blog.
MARK: Please do it.
ROB: Let’s see what happens with it.  I might tag you in for backing and fills and such.
MARK: Okay.  I’m excited by this.

Tuesday, 8:50pm - Text Exchange
ROB: I sent you what I accomplished tonight.
MARK: I got it.  I’ll download it tonight and play around.

Wednesday, 12:30am - Email
MARK: Okay, so I put some work in here. […]  If you wanted to go Mumford and Sons on this, I missed it completely, and we can just scrap this.  If not, read on.  […detailed rambling of parts recorded…]  She’s a jaunty tune at a spirited 2:30.  The ball is in your court now.

Wednesday, 1:15pm - Text Exchange
ROB:  Listened to Jolene before I left the house.  I like what you did I might add some more guitar fills, but that’s it.
MARK:  Cool.  I’m glad.

Wednesday, 6:45pm-7:45pm - Email
ROB:  […more detailed ramblings of parts recorded, mixing…] Getting the balance on the mix was a bit rough, but I think we’re in a good place now.
MARK:  Awesome.  I’m good with this.  Want to post it?
ROB:  I’m giving you the honor of the post.  I’m not sure I could explain what just happened.  Or why.


What happened here is that we relaxed after recording an album by recording a 70’s punk-esque cover.  Why is because why the hell not? 

Mixed Signals, the new album by The Really Good Pot Roast, out on May 19th on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.