Saturday, January 05, 2013

Carpet Showroom 291212

 There's a drum kit under that tarp - I didn't want to look.

 Peter Quinn's bass guitar; minus it's usual furry coat.

 An acoustic guitar that had a breakdown.

 Keys that probably shouldn't be plugged in ever again.

 Carbon left on the wall where the paper from a flyer had rotted away.

 Some of the things that used to make us feel comfortable: no longer.

 A rather old mixer.

 Colin Campbell's first guitar: the case was so rotten it had to be cut open with a stanley knife.

 Surprisingly clean looking toms and snare.

An old black & white CRT TV on top of a stack of solid-state Torque amps.

I recently had a chance to pay a visit to one of the first dodgy stereo laboratories. This was in the basement of a friend's garage. Several of us pooled our budget equipment and used the space night and day as a rehearsal and recording space. That was what dodgy stereo was about.

Since those days everyone has moved away from the area; the space is damp, and whatever equipment was left has decayed. The air was probably full of spores, but it was great to be there and find many reminders of the good times spent there with great people.

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