MP3 Moes Haven - This Is My Millennium!
From deep in the Moes Haven vaults, THIS IS MY MILLENNIUM is dark, deep and strangely funny.
12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Album Rock, ROCK: College Rock
NOTES BY MATT FARLEY:
In the Summer of 2000, Tom Scalzo and I spent a weekend recording an album called THIS IS MY PLANET! It''s always been one of our favorite albums. We worked on it a bit here and there over the next two years, but we never got around to releasing it. Something wasn''t right.
In 2004, we released MUSIC FOR THE FINAL MILLENNIUM, which included a few tracks from THIS IS MY PLANET. It kind of closed the book on PLANET.
But MILLENNIUM was taken off the market in 2006.
So, one day in February of 2008, I called Tom and asked him if he thought we should release a final version of THIS IS MY PLANET. He was all for it. After discussing it for a while, we came up with a track list that combined the best tracks from MILLENNIUM with the best tracks from PLANET.
Thus THIS IS MY MILLENNIUM was born.
Some fans might be mad that they don''t get the original, pure version of THIS IS MY PLANET. But, trust me, this is better. THIS IS MY PLANET had some very weak songs on it, including "Country Bill''s 115th Nightmare" and "Socks." (There are probably about 40 copies of the 2001 version of THIS IS MY PLANET scattered around the country; perhaps you''ll find it in a second-hand store.)
I''m proud to report that "$40" is the original track that we recorded in my parents'' basement on a Tascam 4-Track Recorder in 2000. "Bleak" and "Edit" feature elements from the original recordings, with vocals that were added a few years later.
The rest of the songs were recorded between 2001 and 2003, although many of them were written in 2000.
Here''s the concept for the original album:
Aliens take over earth.
The alien leaders want to impose their beliefs upon the people of earth.
So they form a band of traveling performers who sing to the humans about how life will be from this point on.
That idea is hard to find among the twelve tracks on this album. But the weird, strange quality of our music from that period remains. Listening to it has inspired me to get back into that mood the next time Tom and I record.
As I write this, we are working hard on STROMBOLI''S ALARM CLOCK, the working-title for the project we''re preparing for release in early 2012. I''m happy to report that things are going well on the new album, although we have a long way to go.
Until then, please enjoy THIS IS MY MILLENNIUM! and the rest of the Moes Haven catalogue.
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