An instrumental electro-prog extravaganza with maybe just a hint of Pink Floyd-esque psychedelia. It even has a Monk chant!
...and yes - that opening "vocal" solo is a synth. Roland Jupiter-8, if you must know...
Originally on the second FYM project, this track was recorded waaaaaaaay back in 1984 after hours at Daddy's Junky Music Store in Boston.
A gorgeous old school soul ballad with a heavy "Muscle Shoals" vibe. Stellar vocals, ridiculously talented guest musicians...and a spectacular arrangement by Nashville legend Steve "The Prez" Nathan!!!!
Even monks get the blues...
An oldie but a goodie - a nasty little love song for the tobacco industry.
Short power rock tune.
Lotta keys - multiple synth solos - and a bridge that almost certainly wouldn't exist without the not-so-subtle influence of Radar Love.
One of brother dB's "instrumonktal" compositions. Old school really cool synthesizer sounds for days...
We even recorded this one to tape for that authentic 70s sound.
This started as a grumbly little bass synth lick written one morning back in 1985. Brother dB fell in love with the groove and wrote this song, adding the lyrics while driving in a truck to work a gig for Miles Davis in Minneapolis.
We recorded it in the late 80's, but this version is better.
A really catchy track from brother Duato, with an infectious shuffle beat guaranteed to take up residence in your skull. Kind of a Steely Dan meets Dirty Loops sort of vibe.
Definitely worth a listen!
Power prog with a Zappa-esque vocal, featuring master guitarist Stu Kimball and drummer extraordinaire Nick D'Virgilio, with killer stick bass by the mighty Don Schiff.
Built around an 808 groove lifted off an old cassette tape of the original version, this electro-funk tune was the "big finish" to the first FYM demo from 1984.
It has been significantly upgraded with much better sounds, deeper production and some unreal players.
Digital decoupage! Serious audio manipulation with delicious intent to distribute copious amounts of extreme groove.
A new take on one of the first songs written by brother Ed and dB, originally featured on the Cheshire Trout record.
Brother dB throws lightning bolts around the studio in an attempt to see how many synths can be used on one tune.
Prog fans - this one's for YOU!
Because what self respecting monk doesn't know their Genesis?
Just another "boy meets girl and lives happily ever after" story...
...or is it????
The Lennon/McCartney classic, with a much funkier groove a la mid-80s Cameo.
Recorded for the "Boston Does The Beatles" compilation double LP.
Yes, we did. Late at night, and well into the morning.
Too much fun...