Shake Therapy “Colors” circa 1994

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This was recorded around the time I played on a track for “The Crow” soundtrack with Stephen Jenkins of the not-even-formed-yet Third Eye Blind. I’ll have to dig that cassette up; that track never made it to the movie. Anyways this band Shake Therapy was short lived as we just could not master the “get a gig” thing. This is a great track recorded on 1/2″ 8 track analog tape by my buddy Matt Singleton at Galaxy Studios where I first met Storm Large. Matt and I later partnered and ran the Blue Room Studios. I hope to record with Matt again in the not-too-distant future.

I wrote the music and the lyrics for this tune and really enjoyed playing with this singer and bass player. He wrote most of the songs for this group. I totally forgot his name! He was/is a really funky dude! He was really into Level 42 and Steely Dan. The keyboardist was named Marshall and was/is pretty damn good in retrospect. I used to yell at him when he did solos. I’d say “more fire more fire boy!”. I was kinda mean; sorry dude! He had a sweet Rhodes Piano. I wanted to be exceptional. That’s what I have always striven for in my music; otherwise why do it? The drummer is a dude name Chris and was always a steady-freddy groove and really mellow.

I think I am playing a beat-to-hell 67′ Telecaster with a humbucker pickup in the lead position through a
Marshall 50-watt 2-12″ speaker Combo. Still kick myself for selling that guitar.

Enjoy, please excuse the 10 seconds of silence in beginning:

Sit in on my vibe girl and take a look inside
Deep inside
You will see the colors the colors of my love
Oh my love

Colors oh colors
Colors of my love
Colors oh colors
Colors of my love

Yellow is a friend and now this will will never end I said
Yes a flower
Blue I’d be blue oh life without you
Counting the hours

Colors oh colors
Colors of my love
Colors oh colors
Colors of my love

Red in my head only me thinks of your lips
They’re so hip
Orange is thorn oh lover how you scorn me
Ya scorn me good

Colors oh colors
Colors of my love
Colors oh colors
Colors of my love

Love

Sit in on my vibe girl and take a look inside
Deep inside
You will see the colors the colors of my love
Oh my love

Colors oh colors
Colors of my love
Colors oh colors
Colors of my love

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