1996 - Huh - Best Of

In 1996 I decided to do a Best Of. The 4-track cassettes were loaded into a very early version of Cakewalk for Windows - the first time I could actually record audio (and import audio!) - the previous cakewalk I used was midi only. Unfortunately those files were lost in a hard drive crash - what is on the CD is the only version in some cases.

Many of the songs are different than the original cassette versions. In addition to remixing the levels and EQ, I apparently sped up some of the tracks because at the time I thought it made them sound "more energetic". In some cases, I also redid vocals, as well as replacing ALL the instruments and drums with a Roland SC-88 Sound Module - because for some reason I thought it would be just a great idea to make the songs into General MIDI format. In hindsight (to me at least) the songs lose some of their personality/quirks from the original keyboards, and end up sounding generic and sterile.

I sent the resulting .wav files off to (some guy) from the internet who had a CD burner and he made 20(?) copies for me for like $200 which at the time was OMG I MADE A CD. I have one copy, DSC had one at one point (that probably got thrown into their wall of shame and smashed to bits). No idea where the rest ended up.

The cover was taken from a copy of Weekly World News that Dan had at some point. We decided it would be a great cover for an album called "Huh?" someday.

None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 01 - Running With Scissors.mp3 Different Vocals & Synths
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 02 - Doughnut.mp3 Different Vocals & Synths
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 03 - 9-Inch Claws.mp3 Same as cassette. Was played once on Dr. Demento (edited to take out 7 of the 8 bars of weirdness right before the ending kicks in)
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 04 - Barney's On Fire.mp3 Same as cassette. Was played twice on Dr. Demento (they removed the 2nd half of the synth solo) and subsequently a zillion times on youtube mis-attribued as Weird Al.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 05 - I May Already Be A Winner.mp3 Same as cassette
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 06 - My Loving Cat.mp3 This doesn't seem to be on any of the cassettes. Possibly a new song just for the CD?
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 07 - Tidal Wave.mp3 Different Vocals & Synths
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 08 - Bad Idea.mp3 Different Vocals & Synths. Years later I realized the drums and music pattern were straight-up stolen from Genesis "The Brazillian"
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 09 - Sonic Kills Mario.mp3 Originally "Video Game Acid Trip". Much, much different.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 10 - Barforama.mp3 Same as cassette.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 11 - Bored - CNN Junkie.mp3 Same as cassette.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 12 - I'm God.mp3 Different Vocals & Synths
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 13 - Mondays.mp3 Different Vocals & Synths. No car sound effects(??). It's like I was just making all the songs into white bread.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 14 - Hamster In Your Hair.mp3 Same as cassette.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 15 - One Chord Song.mp3 Same as cassette.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 16 - Little Bits Of Blue.mp3 Same as cassette.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 17 - Cabbage Head.mp3 Same as cassette. Why did I re-record this? The original with Dan was far better, even though the sound quality was shit
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 18 - Love Is A Lie.mp3 Different Synths
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 19 - Happy Face.mp3 Different Vocals & Synths
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 20 - The Nethack Song.mp3 Same as cassette.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 21 - I Need To Be On Mars.mp3 Same as cassette.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 22 - Killer Station Wagon.mp3 Same as cassette (added L/R panning at the start)
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 23 - The Happy 50's Song.mp3 Same as cassette
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 24 - Dr. Grumpus.mp3 Same as cassette.
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 25 - Ode To Boyer.mp3 Never appeared on any cassette - this is what got submitted to DSC for the 1st jingle contest and (barely) won. $1000 for this. Ok then!
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 26 - Slime Creatures From Outer Space.mp3 This is from the Weird Al tribute album "Prostetic Lips" which was fan-submitted cassette songs from alt.music.weird-al
None Of The Above - HUH┐ - 27 - Tickle My Elmo.mp3 This isn't actually on this CD, but there's really nowhere else to put it. Recorded it in 1996, was played on 101.5 KGB after I won the first jingle contest.


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