Dale and the Derelicts Play The Ventures Songbook
Story: I'm having trouble recalling
when this CD was recorded but it was circa late 90's - early 2000's,
(one of the guys will have to get me the accurate time). Three members
of a Ventures internet fanclub decided it would be fun to record a
collection of favortie Ventures tunes. The only trouble was no two
members lived anywhere near each other. Dale Monette, the drummer lived
in Boston, Russ the keyboard-guitar-bass-and affectively the producer
and final mix engineer lived in Milwaukee and I (on guitar) live in the
Los Angeles area. So we sent cassettes and CD-R's of our varous parts
to each other and Russ did the final assembly. Dale had extra studio
time in a professional recording studio to do his drum parts.
Russ owned a pro studio and I did my parts playing into the computer
with the best gear I had.
Was this the first time this kinda cross-country tape trading resulted
in an "album"? Heck no. Its been done for many years with professional
studios. I understand Dolly and Kenny weren't in the same part of the
country when they recorded their duo hit in the '80's. The process was
done with many duo's and groups I'm sure. But this was a fun way to go
for some folks communicating on the interenet.
Anyways, the tunes and cover-art are below. All mistakes are
Oh, also note that the back cover art is a complete computer
photo-program mock-up, assembled just as the music was from three
individual pictures. In the photo Russ sent to me, he was origianlly
playing an electric bass. I carefully removed the bass, reconstructed
the clothes that were hidden behind the base (using a "clone brush"
feature) and before ya know it, he's got his arm on his pal Marty's
shoulder. Amazing (if I do say so myself)! Don't nobody notice that the
different shading for each member doesn't match.
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