All posts tagged BYU

Swim Herschel Swim – Billion

Of all the songs we did, this one was the most “metal” Fishbone from the early 90s sound they had going. I believe this song was composed by Merkley to push us away from a more pure form of ska and towards something more marketable; we had label interest, but Read More...

Swim Herschel Swim – Happy, Underwater

Musically, this song was all me. I wrote it in my Provo apartment and the original version, the one we played live, was far more skanky/ska than this recorded version. The tracking sessions for this song pretty much paved the way for the punk jazz band that several of us Read More...

Swim Herschel Swim: Lord Stinky

So it’s been what, a year since the last track was posted? I’m taking better meds now. This track, “Lord Stinky”, was a subject of some debate as we finally heard the lyrics in the studio. There was an ongoing battle of scatology pretty much 24/7 in the band. I Read More...

Swim Herschel Swim: Montero

Let’s celebrate healthcare reform passing with one of my all-time favorite Swim Herschel Swim songs, Montero. This song features music written by me and the bass player, Kent. Words by Rod. I remember buying an Ensoniq EPS 16+ sampler in 1991 and it changed my life. It had a couple Read More...

Burn Swim Burn: Scourge

This song is a straight up Merkley joint. He brought this in fully written and the rest of us just added a few touches here and there. Merkley bought a sampler and began to bring in songs he did fully composed. I think I added a some of the keyboard Read More...