These performances were recorded live on september 20 and 21, 2002 at the dog daze music festival at foxwood campground, east stroudsburg, pennsylvania.
Ruff Cuts is a live recording of rehearsals at the space during june and july of 1999.
some extra vocals were added at br productions before mixing, and two guitar solos were
re-done because the original levels distorted going to tape. nothing else was added or
taken away. what you hear is the unadulterated sound of tycoon dog. we hope you enjoy it.
One saturday afternoon i got together with al houghton at dubway studio and recorded
these twenty tunes. they were written for tycoon dog, but i wanted to see what they
sounded like if i just sat down by myself with an acoustic guitar and spilled them
out in live performance fashion. this record is the result, exactly as it happened,
warts and all. no editing or overdubbing was done and sixteen of the twenty songs are
first (and only) takes
This tycoon dog record is a truly underground product which was performed, recorded,
mixed and pressed to compact disc right in our living room. we often call this project the
tupperware tapes, because pete performed on midi-equipped tupperware containers arrayed
like a drum set and stuffed with underwear to give them a somewhat drumlike playing feel.
turn it up and enjoy.