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"Rome wasn't built in a day, but several Wet Shoelaces CDs were..."  - Confucius

 

 

Allen Bailey

 

Top Secret Recordings from Allen's past Unearthed!

 

                                            Click here for the lost WQOD/WTHC tapes...

 

                                                                 Click here for the "Divide By Zero" Demo Tape

 

                                             ...and Click Here for "Sound Passages" by the 1979 Koda Jr. High School Bands

 

                                                                

                                                                                                        1970...                                                                      1986...                                                                           2007...                                                            2017...

 

Hey there boys and girls, my name is Allen and I love music!

 

So much so, that I REALLY love to make my OWN!!!

 

And Wet Shoelaces is the perfect way for me to express my musical ideas - twisted as they may often be...

 

... and when I'm not twisting for Wet Shoelaces, I twist my own! 

 

So, without further ado - below are my offerings to the world of music...

 

Yet to be released on anything other than here in cyberspace:

Chasing The Wild Goose (2011)

 

CDs:

 

Don't Leave Me Hangin' (2009)

1 Oompah Oonka Wookajah
2
Want To Live Forever, Tonight?
3
Erectile Problems
4
If Parallel Evening Last Night, Hey Romona!
5
Is Your Length Getting You Miserable?
6
Want To Please Your Woman?  Buy Pills!
7
Hello. Been Saved Lately?
8
Your Manhood Will Fly To The Stars!
9
Don't Leave Me Hangin'
 

 

I Don't Exist (2004)

 

... several of the below tracks were used to create the score for the film "Zippy Plays Cupid"  (dir. Caroline Cahill)

1 Sgt. Wilson
2
Coma Prison
3
Outside the Bachs
4
Save Us From The Fish
5
Ba Boo Bab (yeah, itís a palindrome)
6
"Wake Up And Pick Up"
7
Grumps
8
Happy Happy Birthday
9
Watermelon Tooth
10
Christmas Eve
11
"Iím Really Shocked And Pissed Off"
12
Donít Forget Your Mantra
13
California Blues
14
I Donít Exist
15
Heybail

Bonus Closet Skeletons:


16
Guilt
17
F.U.G.E.

 

If you care to know more, well...

 

I began playing trumpet in 5th Grade, and actually performed in award -winning wind ensembles as well as getting "A" grades in solo competitions throughout middle and high school. 

Yay.

 

And then in another lifetime (when I began to approach 30 years old), I took guitar lessons and learned enough  chords to eventually play with several alt-rock cover bands in the 90's... such as "Divide By Zero", "Wholly Mackerel" - which featured Ken Briggs of the NiteTrain band on bass, and "Queen Elvis" - which featured Wet Shoelaces' own Steve Gregory on bass!

When the novelty of playing other artists' music wore off, I bought myself a four-track recorder and an effects processor, and invited Steve over to figure out how they worked.  Chaos ensued.  And I continue to enjoy the chaos to this day!

(I've taken piano lessons along the way as well, but I need to take more)

 

"That's just self-indulgent bullshit" 

 - What Branford Marsalis would say if he heard my music...