BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO “do the can't” PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE HISTORY OF IT BELOW AND THEN CLICK ON THE TITLE LINK FOR THE REST OF THE STORY.
“do the can't” was not it's original title. It had a title that I was told could be taken as derogatory to a certain nationality. I was so politely told this by a close friend to whom I very much trusted his political correctness.
“do the can't” evolved over the years. It began as just the Tele guitar, bass, low end moog, and talking Oberheim synth. Several years after my girlfriend Andrea's death, I decided to put what few voice answering machine messages I had of her from the cassette they were on to reel to reel tape. A few years ago Shayne came to the rescue and helped me transfer all of my analog recordings. We did both the cassette with the original recordings and the transfers I made to reel to reel of Andrea. Using the access to all of these wave files I put her voice messages on “do the can't”. When Mark Stark began adding the drums to the “western stress” album, he heard “do the can't” for the very first time. Immediately Mark said that he wanted to put drums to that song. So, as in all real life stories, “do the can't” has done it. I am so excited to let all of you in on it's history and hope that you discover that Andrea's voice is who she was, a warm loving person who always gave anyone less fortunate in life all of her love, her embrace and her prayers. She was loved by everyone who every had the chance to meet her. Her smile didn't win them over, it was her beautiful heart and soul that touched them. You will feel that way too when you hear her voice.
The very last message I received from Andrea is the last one you will hear on the song. This message came two day's prior to her accident.
“Andy, the can't has been done”
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released December 10, 2015
Produced by - Jim Curnutte
Engineered by - Jim Curnutte
Recorded at - Neuromobility Sound Studios
Recording locations - Hollywood, CA 1982 and Huntington, WV 2015
Analog to digital transfers - Shayne Barker
Digital editing - Rudy Rohr (fripp needs me)
Cover by - Neuworte Neuworte
Jim Curnutte - guitar, bass, moog, oberhiem and vocals
Mark Stark - drums
Andrea "Andy" Maduro - voice on answering machine
do the can't and fripp needs me, are from the album "western stress"
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