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.

3 Responses to “TARGET: New Old Tune!”

  1. PJ Colando says:

    Love this! So many tales, so many talents, so many tunes –

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you so much! I’m very grateful to have rediscovered this part of myself, first playing with Dan Westrick and Mike Ready in Plunderbund in SD and then working with Tony during the pandemic. Definitely one of the highlights of a very difficult year!

  2. Dana says:

    Oh, I see what you mean about Tony’s stuff. Very different from the original, but awesome.

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