tony mandracchia

TARGET: New Old Tune!

Or is it…old new tune?

“Target” is one of the earlier songs I wrote. I have a recording of it somewhere—everything is somewhere, but in this case I don’t know where, exactly—done by what I’d call the Proto-Pickups (pre-Tony Mandracchia, with the late Dana Ferris on guitar). We never played it as the Pickups. I don’t know why. It’s been stuck in my head lately and I thought it would be fun to record. It was, once I got my voice in good enough shape to actually sing it! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to when I started. I had a bit more range on the upper end of my chest voice *cough cough* omg how many years ago?!

ANYway I absolutely love what Tony did on this tune. Check out the faux pedal steel part!

I’m still tweaking the vocal parts a bit but I think this is close enough to give you an idea.