I'm going to buck the trend now by posting some godawful sh*te.
But hey, it's all in the spirit of the thread.
This is from my first band, Russell
. Truly a sound of its time (written in 1997, recorded in 1998), it's a bunch of teenagers still figuring out how to play and having a good time doing it. I'd never even touched a bass at this point. I'm on electric guitar (playing all the Oasis-alike lead bits), backing vocals and piano. We were inexplicably quite popular in Harrogate at the time.
Around the same time, I was experimenting at home with a Korg synth module and a PC. The Brian Eno influence is pretty transparent, I think: Vitrif, from 1998ish
. (IIRC, that track's kind of palindromic -- each part of the texture enters in a certain order, and leaves again in reverse order at the end.) I have hours and hours of stuff like that.
Fast-forward to 2007, and the last bit of recording I did (before kids and life started getting in the way) with the previous incarnation of my ongoing project with my friend Tim. Yes, I'm actually playing bass on this one: the delightfully-titled Wave of Sh*t
. It was a rushed recording in the Newcastle University studios, and we never got it sounding quite right. The vocals were only a guide, and the drums are too compressed and gated. Ho hum. The drummer left just after we recorded this, so we just left it as was.
Should be doing some recording in the next few months with a singer-songwriter I've been working with, so I might have something to add in the new year!