21-Hannah Galli & the Blind Mime Ensemble Bandit
music by Bryan Baker & Joe Maki, lyric by Bryan Baker
Bandit was written and originally recorded on a Tascam Porta One 4-track cassette around 1991 during an afternoon session at Joe Maki’s apartment which included the making of two or three additional songs. This one was always one of our favorites and the style was decidedly 80s/90s rock. We’ve played with it many times during rehearsal for live Baby Fred shows. It was always the lead number.
Early spring 2010 and Hannah Galli is recording vocals at my home studio for Tapegerm Collective’s 10-year anniversary project. She sings Poe’s “Anabell Lee” and I collect a bunch of vocal melodies around the Tapegerm infection theme.
Then we run through a couple of my old songs with me on acoustic guitar/vocal and Hannah singing lead. These were just sort of getting a feel for things, first take kind of cobweb shakings.
A couple months later I went back through what I’d saved of the session and found this. I added bass and percussion, along with the harmonia.