Level F - The old fire station

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This was one of the few recordings made by my student band "Level F" back in the 1970's. We had a lot of fun with crazy time signatures in the authentic prog tradition. The first part is in a groovy 9/8 time signature. My playing was heavily influenced by John McLaughlin at this time. This recording was digitized from an old tape reel. There are some audible corruptions at high frequencies and strange pre-echoes (I think these come from the magnetization bands on one turn of the tape being partially transferred to a neighbouring turn!).

The name "The Old Fire Station" came (for some reason) from a decrepit old building in Oxford (by the bus station) where we used to practice. Like much else this old wreck of a building has now been refurbished and thoroughly lost its soul. But maybe, somewhere in the walls, the driving 9/8 rhythm bashed out by long-haired youths still lingers...

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from Spin Dynamics, released July 9, 2010

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