Photo of Clint and Jeff from the band's trip to Ireland in 2006
The year was 2006, and as Jeff says in one of his posts, the only thing that has remained constant in the life of The Grift is…Read more
In our 21st year together as a band, the dumpster fire that was 2020, we decided to run a 21 part series in which we remember (what we can) about the history of the band. If you have joined our mailing list, you will see these post alerts come to you in email form when they go live. Take a walk down memory lane with us. We have really enjoyed playing music together for all these years, and we hope to continue for many more to come. We love to relive these memories with all of you. Many of you were there:).
For the year 2006 in the history of The Grift series, Peter and Clint put together a video of a deep cut called "Tell Me". It was a song we played live a ton in that year. It was a song with a lot of energy that was (and still is) a ton of fun to play live. It features a killer solo by Clint on the acoustic guitar, and some amazing lyrics and harmony by Peter, with the best ending yet. Thanks for watching!
The song for 2005 is another one off Life Beyond Aluminum, in fact it's kind of the namesake of the album. Enjoy this great acoustic version of Aluminum with a little backstory by Peter, who wrote the song with a little inspiration.
Read all about what we remember from the year 2005 in our HOG blog. Thanks for watching, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
In the winter of 2004, when we decided to work with producer Gary Mallaber on the upcoming album, we had to send him some songs to see which ones he was interested in helping with. To do so, we set up our instruments and PA in Neil’s garage and recorded a live demo.
It was a mix of established songs, some newer songs, some we were playing for almost the first time ever, and some jams that we just recorded that ended up becoming songs. We recorded live via a stereo mic direct to minidisc. It’s fun for us to listen to now because it’s really indicative of our live sound at the time.
The song for 2004 is called In Between Takes from The Grift's release, Life Beyond Aluminum. This is a great acoustic rendition of the song, performed by Peter and Clint.
2004 was a big year for the band with recording and release of this 11 song album. It was the lineup of Clint, Peter, Jeff and Neil, with the help of producers Gary Mallaber, Dave Koltai and Greg Tobler (who also engineered). Recorded at Audio Magic studios in Buffalo, NY, the band rented a house next door and lived there for the entire month of June that year to be fully immersed in the recording process. Thanks for watching, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!