Friday, April 27, 2007

Kick out the jams....

All right, we may never be as cool as these guys (the MC5) or their classic Kick Out the Jams. Yet you can hear the influence of them on us...(like on our tunes "Ten Dollar Bill" and "Mascara Death"... coming as posts soon).

Anyhow, in the meantime, here are three jams that we slapped together at recent practices...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

plink plink

Here's one that Brad and I did a couple of weeks back.... has a bit of synth and piano and of course, Brad on gitfiddle...

black and white of fingers on piano - soul amp

Monday, April 23, 2007

Daffodil in Snow....

Daffodils in snow  - soul amp click the daffodil twice
a little rough of a recording
more tunes to come soon

Friday, April 20, 2007

Hold On...

A new song made up on the spot... did the mics a bit differently... a very rough mix today... but interesting.... check it out:

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Soul Amp-bience.... A New Tune...

Here's an instrumental ambient/rock tune Brad and I came up with last week at rehearsal. M2 couldn't make it, so no percussion this time. We are in our just "make up things" on the spot mode.... we just hit record and this is what we came up with. We have a couple of condenser mics at the other end of the basement.... picked up a lot of stuff including Brad tapping his foot (sounds like a metronome) and me clicking a foot switch to speed up/slow down the rotorary speakers on the motion sound (so yep, there's a bit of Hammon B3 in there.... not just piano). This tune is part of 15 minute jam... I may take something from the second half later.

We also have a 25 minute jam from the same night... I think I'll mine that one for tunes as well... so look for another tune or two in the next few days.

I named this one Silver Lamp cause I was looking at the silver lamp on table that my best friend gave me for Christmas. It also seems appropriate because lots of people think we are "Soul Lamp". So to be confusing here's "Sliver Lamp" by Soul Amp:

silver lamp soulamp made in china - soul amp

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Baseball.... and Soul Amp?

so I wrote this lyric last autumn while watching a baseball game....

took all the inspiration from the commentary on the game and kind of turned it into something else....(the chorus came from somewhere else... but seems to fit)...

Until she gets bored, and you get the cooties

With the rain falling
Going to be a delay
Digging in and waithing
When there's nothing you can do
Can't go by the book, all of the time
Forget the book
Try to fill up the bucket

Then you'll pop up, going after people
Love to do the boogie all night long
Until she gets bored, and you get the cooties
Then there's gonna be a down-thing for a while

You don't care about truth or anything
A little bit of this, a little bit of that
You just wants some happy big moments
Drive them all in, when you get the chance

Dealing with the elements and mad at yourself
So gut wrenching but good for your health
Letting it hang, letting them down
Without shoving nobody around


With the dried up words

All been spent
On the way up
by Soul Amp... copyright 2007

Bernie and Slider...

A couple more pics from the Indians vs Angels at Miller Park in Milwaukee, April 2007:

Bernie and Slider hanging out during "Roll Out the Barrel"....

miller park bernie and slider roll out the barrel - soul amp

Hanging out in Bernie's Dugout.....

miller park bernie and slider snow april 2007 indians vs angels - soul amp

Indians vs Angels at Miller Park April 2007...Snowed out Jacobs field.... Snow at Miller Park.... Indians Opening Day in Milwaukee.... Soul Amp Fan

I was able to get to Miller Park here in Milwaukee for a couple of the Indians vs Angels games. Cleveland was snowed out for the Indians' home opener, so it got played here in Milwaukee....

And they brought the snow with them....

So going to the baseball game in the snow looks like this:

Pic of Miller Park in the snow while in line to park...

miller park snow april 2007 indians angels - soul amp

Walking into Miller Park in the snow....

miller park snow april 2007 indians angels - soul amp

Heading toward the Home Plate entrance....

miller park snow april 2007 indians vs angels - soul amp

The sausage race.... I picked Chorizo to win... but Hot Dog won instead....

miller park sausage race snow april 2007 indians vs angels - soul amp

It's never "root, root, root, for the home team" at Miller Park except this one time....Here in Milwaukee it's "root, root, root, for the Brewers"...

millerpark root root root snow april 2007 indians vs angels - soul amp

Catch the top ten soul amp songs here.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Make it up as we go (May 11)... And avoiding Train Wrecks =)

We're going to be making up stuff on the spot at the HOG gig on May 11th. You'll be hearing stuff you've never heard before and stuff you'll never hear again (unless we decide to record the gig which we probably won't because we're really lazy).

So surprises are in store, but we might throw in an old Soul Amp tune or two.

We've been writing stuff on the spot since the inception of this band. We have found that the more we think about what we're doing, the less real things are.

Lately, our jamming has gone beyond stuff we've done before....

no train wrecks steam engines - soul amp

Train wrecks are always risk with improvisation...... we haven't had one in a while... on the flip side, amazing things can happen.

There's also a chance to get some free CDs including Strip Mall Heaven if you happen to make it out to the gig....

Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, April 06, 2007


We are getting a lot of hits because of this search:

Guess spring time has people looking for Tulips and we happened to link to a pic of tulips for Brad's song:

Pushing Tulips 5.5 mb mp3

in this blog entry (2nd entry):

It was written when we thought the end was nearing for Soul Amp.... but the Amp is alive and well and we'll be playing a mind blowing gig at the HOG on Friday May 11th....

Hope you can check us out if you get a chance......