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Piss Poor was conceived and composed in the summer of 2014 after a pretty disastrous show at Dino's Grill. At this show I had the idea to do an extended drone take on "Love Hurts" (the Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris version, not Nazareth's) that would not actually consist of any part of "Love Hurts" beyond the lyrics. While the performance (in my humble opinion) of this concept was successful, the show itself was not and I returned home mulling the idea of disaster while having this extended drone loop running in my head. I decided to come up with my own lyrics to this piece, altered the arrangement and proceeded to perform it around town, improvising on the structure until piece ended up resting upon the basic format presented here.
Recording of this version commenced in the fall of 2014 under the stable hand and attentive ear of Keith Chandler at The Square (Nashville, TN)
Maximum volume yields maximum deafness. Drone not drones.
Written by Blake Conley
Blake - guitars, loops, vocals, noise, harmonium
Keith Chandler - Production and harmonium assistance
Eternal thanks and big, big love to the following people and bands-
Joseph Allred, Keith Chandler, Nick Schmidt, Sam Sharp, Columbus Conley, Court Reese, John Yagan, Stevie Nicole Bailey, Nicholas Gore, Nicole Kondra, Tanya Nunnally, Stephanie Reith, Jeremy Michael Camp, Austin Michael Camp, Casey Perry, Tanner Olson, Mikey Allred, Kelly Herbert, Josh Cochran, Megan Cochran, Bryan Baker, Becca Baker, Stan Richardson, Devin Lamp, Cody Gaiser, Jazzi Bennett, Jesse Mowery, Caleb Greene, James Jackson Toth, Thomas Pizzola
Across Tundras, Graceless, Lark's Tongue, Van Hagar, Act of Impalement, Oceanray, The Lord thy God, Laser Flames on the Great Big News, Megaton Leviathan, Vital Duel, CØurtney, Canvas ov Clouds, Teach Me Equals
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Keith Chandler @ The Square (Nashville, TN)
Cover photo by Keith Chandler
Photography and design by Stephanie Reith
© 2014 Blake Conley
(P) 2014 kchandlermusic/ASCAP