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Mulligan Stump II
December 9th, 2008 by lo-budge

BIO: After Entropy ended, Nick, Chris Gatley and I got together with Rob Ritter and Chris Chavez again (Chris had just been playing with Mystic Vision) and played at a party in Corrales that went very well. It went so well that we thought we could bring back the old magic again, but our sound was very different and our approach to playing shows made this regrouping not as memorable or fun as the original summer two years prior. We did spend some time recording at a studio run by the vocalist of local band Silver (of which Gavin Rhodes was a member), but my copies of it here have a lot of tape hiss. Chris Gatley recently sent me some tapes from this time period so I will replace these mp3’s with better recordings if they are to be found. Once again we disbanded after Rob went back to school and Chris C.  became the drummer for the Concentrators, one of Albuquerque’s major ska bands of this time. Andrew Squire, who I played with for the first time a few months after Mulligan Stump II ended (in G Faithful), was the drummer for Giant Steps at the time, another of Albuquerque’s major ska bands (I guess the other big one at the time was Three Ball Combo, but I never saw them play and don’t know anyone in that band).  Whether or not this incarnation of this band was as memorable as the first one, I do remember our band having good chemistry and much more of a sense of humor than these songs would seem to let on.

Band Members: Sergio Chavez (bass), Nick Campbell (guitar), “Science” Rob Ritter (guitar), Chris Gatley (vocals), Chris Chavez (drums)

Years of Operation: 1995

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Song List:

The following songs were recorded in the vocalist of Silver’s studio in Albuquerque:

Fool of Fortune

Go With No One (I wrote the roots of this song while in Entropy, and Jeremy hated the bass line, but I remember thinking this song sounded the best out of the songs we played at our first party in Corrales)

Hands of Clay

Is the Poor Lad Dead Yet? (a reworked Mulligan Stump I song)

Killalily

On Time

Overruler

Two and One

The following songs were recorded on a 4-track:

Abandon Jamb (This very long song is in three parts.  This is Part I)

Abandon Jamb (Part II – just to clarify, this song was not written in 3 parts, it was just a long improvised jam that I decided to split up due to file size constraints)

Abandon Jamb (Part III – and wouldn’t you know it, “Abandon Jamb” is actually just another way to spell “A band in jam” – yeesh)

Fool of Fortune

Go With No One

Hands of Clay

Killalily

Overruler

Passing (Part I – this song was actually a school assignment that I made the band suffer through.  I was taking an Arthurian Legend course at UNM and we had the opportunity to do a “creative” project, which I took to mean “slap some lyrics together, hand them to Chris Gatley, drink beer, and tell the band to make shit up for about 15 minutes”, and yes, I did get an A on this)

Passing (Part II – this is actually one song, but I cut it into two pieces for file size purposes.  Since I’m expecting TONS of downloads of this one!  This is the “instrumental” half)

Two and One

Z Rock Radio Spot (This is the shitty radio spot I linked to on my very first blog posting on this site.  I can’t believe this is real.  I vaguely remember the DJ being there, I definitely remember there being practically nobody in the audience, and I will never forget the “big city at night” backdrop that Stone Soul majestically cock-rocked their way in front of.  Worst.  Gig.  Ever.  Just listen to what was going on there.  At least the drinks were unbelievably cheap.  Your ears will bleed when you hear “butt action on the Z-Rock table”)

The following songs were recorded at a live performance at EJ’s, a coffee shop in Albuquerque that no longer exists:

Morning Glory (gets cut off at the end)

On Time

Two and One

Is the Poor Lad Dead Yet

Saying Goodbye to the Father

Downpour (gets cut off at the end)

The Valley

Extra info: I will be adding more songs to this page soon.  Here are the images associated with this band that I could find so far:


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