Greatest Lost Band of the 1960s_
EXT. DAY. LOCY RECORDING STUDIOS
Greg's van is parked outside and the guys, along with Frank, are loading
their instruments and amplifiers inside.
A small town recording studio circa 1965. A largish room with various
vintage microphones, music stands, folding chairs, soundproofing tile
on the walls and ceiling. A bespectacled, heavyset man of about 55, wearing
a short sleeved white shirt and dark tie, indicates where the drums should
be set up and the positions for each of the amplifiers.
(to Rick as they carry in then the bass amp)
Ever been in a recording studio before?
Looks pretty cool.
Yeah. Sure does. Think we can pull it off?
No problem, bro! We got our shit down. We'll sound great. You heard
what Lee said: we just need to get some of our songs down on tape, then
we can get some record labels interested. There's like hundreds of labels
in Hollywood looking for groups.
Pschaw! You think some big Hollywood record company's gonna be interested
in hearing what a bunch of hicks from Riverside can do?
(rolls his eyes)
Well, what do you want to do? Look for a record company here in Riverside?
I don't think you'll find any, George!
Steve laugh and George stomps off looking pissed off.
Dude, what's with him these days?
Mister fuckin' negativity!
SFX Cue music:
"Don't Break Me Down" (from Locy acetate)
FROM THE RECORDING SESSION
MEMBERS CONCENTRATING HARD ON THEIR PARTS
headphones on, microphones dangling in front to their amps.
TAKES MARKED BY LAUGHTER AND JOKES
A FEW HARSH
EXCHANGES BETWEEN GEORGE AND R-MOE, GEORGE AND RICK
adjusting microphone positions, instructing the musicians.
SUZIE STOP BY, KISS THEIR BOYFRIENDS
and are quickly sent to the control room.
HIS EYES AT THIS DISTRACTION
IN THE CONTROL
ROOM, LOOKING THROUGH THE GLASS POV
at the band playing. Locy operating the tape machine, making adjustments
on the board.
STUDIO CONTROL ROOM. TAPE CONTINUES TO ROLL.
Lee Sexton has shown up to check out the end results. Locy is operating
a big disk lathe, Cutting acetate discs for the band to take with them.
This is a 'demo tape', 1965 style, an education for the audience here
as to the primitive but cool recording techniques of the day. Everybody
looks pleased. Lee writes out a check to Locy and hands it to him.
FADE TO BLACK