In Record Store Tales #733, I revealed the name I wished to use if I ever got good enough to have a band: Joy in Blue. This week, I discovered lost recordings of the very first incarnation of the band. At least that is how I billed it on the cassette that I found.
There were three of us in my parents’ basement that day in ’92. Tim Solie on ukulele. A guy named Aaron (but not this Aaron or that Aaron) on electric guitar. Me on acoustic guitar and lead vocals. My biggest influences on this song are James Hetfield and Mike Patton, and I think you can hear that.
“(Can You Tell Me How to Get To) Sesame Street” (take two)
Written by Joe Raposo and performed by Mike, Tim & Aaron.
I was going to save it for my box set, but I’ll let you hear it for free.