Monday, December 24, 2018

This Mistress - Don’t Change

Requested by one of our long time fans, Douglas Shields, here is another This Mistress track saved from oblivion from a long lost tape.  It’s our cover version of INXS - Don’t Change.  The quality of this boom box recording from early 1988 is very sub par.  It also sounds as if we were still learning the song or should I say, I was still learning the song.  Enjoy!



P.S. This photo was taken at Long Pine Run Dam in Chambersburg, PA in early 1988 and features the original line up of This Mistress (from L to R) Tim Harrell, Kevin "Bart the Fart" Wilson, Matt "Scrap Pap" Skirpan, Matt Norcross, Brad Shaeffer, and Scott McConnell.

This Mistress - Moonlight In Samosa

After the live debut of Dungeon Aire on New Year’s Eve 12/31/87, we rolled into 1988 by adding an additional guitar player, Kevin "Bart The Fart” Wilson, and changing our band name to This Mistress.  There was nothing to stop us.  

In order to help us get some gigs, we recorded a “cassette calling card”.  In true DIY fashion, we set up a boom box with a built-in mic and hit record.  Here is our cover version of Robert Plant - Moonlight In Samosa.  Saved from oblivion from a long lost tape.  The quality of this recording is very sub par but it highlights a more subtle and nuanced side of the band.  I hope you enjoy it!



P.S. This photo was taken at Long Pine Run Dam in Chambersburg, PA in early 1988 and features the original line up of This Mistress (from L to R) Tim Harrell, Kevin "Bart the Fart" Wilson, Matt "Scrap Pap" Skirpan, Scott McConnell, Brad Shaeffer, and Matt Norcross.