Tuesday, January 29, 2008

An Experiment in January - The Retconned Cover Band Live at the Drunken Unicorn - January 25, 2008

So this picture is 4 years old, but I don't have any live photos of the actual show on this post. This was something that started out as a kind of experiment - taking Retconned songs and transpose them to a Bass/Guitar/Drums rock format, with Josh Fauver on Guitar, Benjamin Lukens on Bass, and myself on the Drumset. So we practiced about 5 times and learned 6 songs, one being "Savior" by Inkwell, which was one of our favorite songs of theirs and had to be covered sooner or later. Everything came out really well, and we had a great time on this project. It makes me think that this might be an interesting way to write music (i.e. create the songs electronically using keyboards/sequencers/etc. and transfer them to rock band format for interesting results). The songs would never have been written or blocked out as the four of us starting on our live instruments, so it was great to have this experience. I hope we can do it again sometime.

Here is the set as a WinRAR file and as separate MP3 files for download: Retconned Cover Band - Live at the Drunken Unicorn January 25, 2008

It would also be interesting for you to listen to the original Retconned songs (available for download free at Retconned "Unhappenings" Album) and then listen to our live versions to see how we freely interpreted them.

As always, enjoy.

31 January 2008 Update - Thanks for Fuckyouninja for taking some photos of the gig and posting them on Flickr.


Josh Fauver on the recently working Strat - and my head.

Benjamin keeping his cool while trying to remember the next part.
(just kidding - he actually held it down like a pro).

Jon in brown sweater glory.

Jon caught in full croon - the Bryan Ferry of Atlanta rock.


  1. fricken excellent. your version of savior sounds so much better. bummed i couldnt make it.

  2. Retjonned, Goddamn it. Goddamn it. I was hoping to see this show so I could reacquaint myself with you for the twelfth time. The MP3s will have to do.

  3. What's Up James? Been a while man. Good Blog. I hear you are a mad scientist now. Oh wait you always where!

  4. If you want it, I have a board recording of the show. let me know and I'll burn you a copy.
    Also, do you have Josh's contact info? He wanted a copy.