All posts tagged I Wish I Had a Raygun

Swim Herschel Swim Skeleton 9: Fuz

We wrote this song in the late winter/early-spring of 1990. This was the first song we wrote after the initial creative burst that got me thinking we could write more than just a few songs. I believe we debuted this song at a show at a dance club called Jillymax Read More...

Swim Herschel Swim Skeleton 8: Ring of Fire

This cover of the Johnny Cash song was heavily inspired by the 80s version done by Wall of Voodoo. You can hear their version here. We did our version before Social Distortion did theirs. I like ours better. Social Distortion made more money from theirs. Rod (singer) brought in the Read More...

Swim Herschel Swim Skeleton 7: Suzy Q

Panel for the SubBass plug-in in Logic Express Another in the reggae then ska then reggae then ska songs we wrote in the first months. There are two things about this song that I really love. The first is the lyrical content. It’s not entirely apparent, but I believe this Read More...

Swim Herschel Swim Skeleton 6: RBUG

cover illustration and design by Merkley??? Many of you have asked for original art for I Wish I Had a Raygun and this was it. This is a scan done by RIch, the original drummer of the J-card for the cassette. This song was guaranteed to turn the party into Read More...

Swim Herschel Swim Skeleton 5: Chevy Bossa Nova

In 1987, a keyboard was introduced to the mass market by Roland called the D-50. It blended a synthesis technique of sampled attack waves attached to digital synthesizer sounds. So things like pizzacato strings and chuffy flutes (for making new age tracks!) sounded great without the storage overhead of an Read More...