This is how Prochannel came about.
The tune began as I was goofing around with my EH POG pedal which is pictured below with a POCsticker across it.
I iPhoned this riff in an email to myself so I wouldn’t forget it…
I developed the habit of recording anything remotely interesting and then forgetting about it. Those were the days of tape and I had so many unmarked cassettes lying around that I put them in a couple of shoeboxes until the technology becameobsolete. Good move.
Luckily there’s the iPhone and a million recording apps…
I brought the line to the band and they pounced on it but with no melody or changes it got boring so I went home and wrote a sax line and began developing the chords that were implied by the line.
After a while I had an intro and a lot of music written so I recoorded a demo with midi sax to torment Samir Zarif with. The rest of the tune appears as Prochannel_Part_2.
You can listen to the midi demo by clicking on the link below
These are the scores to the intro and the body of the tune as we rehearsed it first.
That was cool but when we got to the studio the band had stripped it down and beefed it up so it got raw and a lot more fun to play.
Until next time, “what if I play it backwards, down the octave?”