Yeaowright, I'm finally getting some of this into words:
The music of the Sheep Fiends is often hard to describe,
and occasionally hard to listen to. But it's not hard to
understand how it gets that way. Most bands "perform"
music. But the Sheep Fiends truly "PLAY" music.
Think of the difference between watching a classic
(pre-Spaghetti) Western and watching a group of 10
year-olds with cap guns and cowboy hats. Sure, Gene
Autry comes across as more polished, but the kids are
really having FUN. More importantly, they're usually
coming up with something more interesting than you'd
usually see on the screen, something that says more about
who they really are and what they've seen in the world.
And if they do something that they didn't mean to, or
that someone else didn't like, it just becomes part of
what's going on. In a performance, it's "bad" and in
most recordings, it's erased and redone. But not with
the Sheep Fiends.
In our workaday lives, we're asked to perform so often,
it seems like we forget how to play. The Sheep Fiends
helps me remember.