Today’s lost Native song comes from an extremely fertile period in our evolution. This was supposed to be the part where we were breaking up, and yet we were writing songs faster and furiouser than ever!
Case in point – if you listen to this amazing song, recorded live at Wetlands, you will be asking a very pertinent question — How, in the name of all that is good and worthy did Native not make an official recording of this great tune????
The answer is rather prosaic – we had more than we could handle. We knew Mat Hutt was moving away, and that would be the end of the band, so we spent six months trying to jam in as many songs into the digital domain as we could – but there just wasn’t enough time!
(And this is why I’ve always maintained that we never really broke up, we just lived too far apart to do any playing!)
As it turned out, working with our Producer, John Fitzwater, we laid down enough tracks to compile an album and a half – and that’s what became And Then What (finally released in 2006), and our EP – December Roses (2012). Both are featured on our Bandcamp site, which you will be whisked to in a blink of an eye when you follow the magic linky thing below —
As life evolves and time goes on; I find it so interesting what we humans remember clearly, vividly and the ‘other things’- ‘we’ forget.. I can recall this moment in my life as if watching it on a screen-perhaps because of the proximity to my b-day-who knows- but it was a magical time period indeed!
It’s like that for me, too.