Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Close My Eyes Forever"

November '98 was when we received a big box of tapes in the mail... 7 or 8 tapes containing Ween music that we had never heard before, acquired from some crazy internet dude who was nice enough to dub all of it for us. (Today, most of these are easily available on Youtube, but at the time this was a huge deal...)

The tape labelled "Pod Sessions" was easily the most intimidating out of all of these... Both sides of a 90-minute tape are filled with unfamiliar murky lofi haze.. lots of tape hiss and generally lower songwriting quality than the songs that were chosen for The Pod. An early version of "Push Th' Little Daisies" appears at the very end...

Not long afterwards, one of our associates reported being impressed by an mp3 of "Close My Eyes Forever." We took another look, and there it was, right in the middle of Side A. Not long afterwards, we figured out this was a cover of Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford.

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