It’s time for Song #5 in the Patterico Music Project.
For new readers, the idea here is that I wrote some songs 25 years ago and recorded them on a primitive TASCAM cassette recorder. Over the past 2-3 years, I got the idea of trying to enlist some artists I respect to re-record some of those songs. Today’s version is a short, fun song titled “Wrong Side of the Road,” recorded by Steve Bertrand. (More about him in a moment.) Here is the song. It’s incredibly well-produced (unlike my original):
The artist, Steve Bertrand, is formerly of a band called The Tories, a band that Mrs. P. and I used to go see regularly in Los Angeles at a place called Genghis Cohen. (Teen pop idol Shaun Cassidy was a fan of theirs too, and we met Shaun outside one of those shows.) These days Steve makes his living doing various (mostly) music-related jobs, primarily for television.
Here is a live performance of the first Tories song I ever heard, “Not What It Appears”:
Hey, if Magic Johnson likes it, it’s gotta be good!
Here is Steve performing one of his solo songs, “Seven Days Without You,” in a beautiful acoustic version:
Check out his web site at SteveBertrand.com. If you know anyone who needs any work done with music production, he’d be a good choice.
And check out some of my other songs recorded by other artists:
All can be accessed at my SoundCloud page at soundcloud.com/patterico.
Lyrics and the original version to come in subsequent posts.