Mary Jane Folk Rock

I heard from my old friends from Mary Jane last week. MJ was the only band I played with who released and albums and singles, and the experience of recording (sometimes on a shoestring, sometimes with a modest budget) was second to none.

I often hear from seasoned musicians about how when recording (and similarly from actors about filming), most of the time they’re standing around getting bored. I never understood that – I love all aspects of the creative process, and never got tired of take after take until it was perfect. (Well maybe not perfect, but acceptable!) I have very fond memories of playing and recording with Mary Jane anyway – even if sometimes the music was a little on the hippy side now and then!

Here is “Isle of Wight” recorded (if memory serves) in a great little studio converted from a garage somewhere near Cranley.

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