You Shouldn’t Put Fire in the Hands of Fools – Song #138 of #365songs – A Musical Memoir

You Shouldn’t Put Fire in the Hands of Fools – Song #138 of #365songs – A Musical Memoir

Another very early Crashing Plains rehearsal.

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The Law (E=MCsquared)  – Song #133 of #365songs – A Musical Memoir

The Law (E=MCsquared)  – Song #133 of #365songs – A Musical Memoir

A very early rehearsal of a very early Crashing Plains song. I think this is the only existing recording of this song. We played this one many times live. Was sorta going for a Minutemen meets Gang of Four guitar thing, I believe.

I still hadn’t worked out the lyrics to the song at the time of this rehearsal.

The lyrics ended up being:

E equals MC squared and that’s the law.

E equals MC squared and that’s the law.

Silent numbers wander through the world all day

But The Law is stationary, it is whole.

So don’t break it or you’ll dissolve.

 

Long Long Time – Song #129 of #365songs – A Musical Memoir

Long Long Time – Song #129 of #365songs – A Musical Memoir

Very very early Crashing Plains rehearsal. Maybe 1983?

Written, like most early Crashing Plains songs, in the garage of the house I lived in, on Greenock, off of Pierpont, in Ventura, CA.

Played this one live a lot. We’d often play this one second to last and then close with a cover of That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate by Mission of Burma.

I think this is with the original bass player, Jeff Haines, before Rick Pizana joined the band.