PubSigs This podcast chronicles a decade of rock from the legendary Indianapolis band the PubSigs. It will regularly feature songs from the band’s ten years of writing and recording. Also, check out PubSigs Internet Radio located at PubSigs.com.
Next up on the PubSigs podcast, we have a little tune known as “Break Through Me”. It is another one take, no planning, lets-make-up-a-song-on-the-spot type of recording.
Featured is Mr. Janiak’s melody stricken octave guitar leads along with his skillful scat singing ending with a finale so powerful, it will make the hairs on your taint stand up and salute.
Speaking of scat, exactly how was this term transformed from a word used to describe a style of improvisational singing to an expression that refers to feces? First person to Google the answer and post it as a comment gets a special prize from the PubSigs.
Keeping with theme of our last post, we present another improvisational piece by the PubSigs: Put out the Warning. Like the last track, Half Drunk Limo Driver, this song was totally improvised and recorded with one take. It was also only preformed once, and luckily we had the tape rolling.
As the PubSigs, we would often pull off totally improvised works in our live shows. After hearing such improvisations, our hard core fans regularly commented as to how really enjoy the new song we played. Our response usually consisted of an ‘Oh that, we just made it up. I forget how it went.’ It’s a shame that most of these shows were never recorded, and some of the music played will never be heard again.
So please enjoy the improvisations we DID manage to capture.
I was going to save this one for a special occasion, and a special occasion has arrived. To honor the death of Syd Barrett, the PubSigs present to you Half Drunk Limo Driver.
Syd Barrett was one weird dude, and Half Drunk Limo Driver is probably the weirdest song that the PubSigs have ever recorded. Nothing about this song was planned; in fact the entire song is completely improvised– one take inlcuding the vocals. This recording captures the first and last time the song was ever played. We think that Syd would have wanted it that way.