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I found a bit of video I forgot existed. It's Alec Palao and John Kent working out the arrangement for a song recorded for my CD at The Mark Wally McClellan Sou...nd studio in 2004. Little effort was spent by me syncing the video with a rough mix of the finished track but you should get the spirit of the thing.

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During a John Swerdan recording session at Wally Sound
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Vinyl Wings of Joy
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Original song recorded at my parents house on Beechwood Dr. in Martinez around 1979. Kurt Zuver wrote and played a great bass part. Around that time Kevin Army ...was in a band with the guy who lived next door. He told me there were some pretty strange sounds coming from my side of the fence

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Recorded around 1978-79. Words and music by John Swerdan. Bass by Kurt Zuver. All other instruments played by John Swerdan
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This is a song I recorded in the late 1980s. A guy named Oscar brought me some lyrics he wanted put to music. The recording is a Roland 707 drum machine with me singing and playing real instruments. It gets a little Wagnerian at the end.

Lyrics by Oscar Arias. Music written and performed by John Swerdan
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Since the weather is on everyone's mind today, I made a new video with an alternate mix of my song which features Alec Palao and Mark Wally McClellan.

Original song written and recorded by John Swerdan at Wally Sound in Oakland, California. Bass and electric guitar by Alec Palao. Drums by John Kent. Keyboar...
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The Beat-LOLs: live December 27, 2009

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This photo was taken during my red period:

Original version of my song.

First version from around 1990. Written, performed and recorded by John Swerdan
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Here's another old one set to a new video:

Original song written and recorded by John Swerdan. Please follow me: https://www.facebook.com/johnswerdanmusic/ Thank you
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Alternative mix of an older recording:

Alternative mix of a track from the album Startup Sounds. This song was was written, performed and recorded by John Swerdan.
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New video for an older recording:

Original song written and recorded by John Swerdan at Wally Sound in Oakland, California. Bass and electric guitar by Alec Palao. Drums by John Kent. Keyboar...
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Original song by John Swerdan

Unreleased version with horn and strings arrangement. Written and recorded by John Swerdan. Kurt Zuver and Alec Palao on bass. Ed Reiss on drums. Gary Scheff...
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