Swim Herschel Swim Reunion Videos from the Crowd

Swim Herschel Swim Reunion Videos from the Crowd

Another crowd shot before we finished our set: To the videos. Bob, shot by the Bob for whom the song is named. Bob is an amazing ambassador for ska. Dude was at damn near every show and supported the hell out of bands coming out of Provo back in the day: Fuz Butt....
Swim Herschel Swim – Burn Swim Burn RBUG Ring Remastered

Swim Herschel Swim – Burn Swim Burn RBUG Ring Remastered

I had hoped to share these last week. Ha. Last week was a recovery and catch up week. I’m still not caught up. So about three years ago, I started to remaster the CD that Swim Herschel Swim released in 1993/4. We had Marlo, launched a couple of sites, yadda...
Stretch Armstrong Swim Herschel Swim Reunion Show Crowd

Stretch Armstrong Swim Herschel Swim Reunion Show Crowd

We finished the set and took a break prior to the encore. I realized that I hadn’t taken any shots of the band onstage or of the crowd. I ran back out with my camera and took about 10 shots with the 5D, trying to get enough shots of the crowd to stitch together...

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,...

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...

Swim Herschel Swim: Bohemian

Continuing on in the remastering saga that has spanned multiple years and survived the birth of my second child, expansion of our business, etc. etc. This track was one that Jeff Hubbard brought into the band. At least that’s how I remember it. As is always the...
Swim Herschel Swim: Lord Stinky

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...
Swim Herschel Swim: Montero

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...

Burn Swim Burn – General

This and about a dozen other tracks on the CD were recorded at the same studio that we did I Wish I Had a Raygun, with Lou the guitarist doing the engineering and Merkley taking primary producing. Others weighed in, but Merkely was there for most every session. I was...