contact Brandon was in it, as was his friend Ryan on drums (still one of the best drummers I played with), and Todd Larowe. After the taste of live interaction in the MagMeat, I found myself wanting to start playing bass within a band context and was hoping to work in that vein a bit. But personally, Magnificent Meatsticks in retrospect has proven to be a sort of heir to the absolutely irreverent stuff I did with Matt Zuniga in 1992-93 or so, and more broadly, the last hurrah contact of playing with total abandon and just not caring if anything was good or not. It was always wild stream of consciousness stuff.
We used to crack ourselves up reading his concert previews, which never really focused on any of the artists being discussed. All this went down 8 contact channels of mixer (with added effects all the way through) and through a compressor across the whole thing, and there it was!. There are moments when I like certain sounds and mix levels better than some of the stuff I captured track by track and spent days or weeks working on. It's not like we just used a contact boombox with a built in mic.