Strings on Fire

Everybody has to write a song about band life! It picks up at the end. Kind of bluesy otherwise. Mike Grengs on drums.

Space Age Girl

By Mark Haen. After getting one song accepted by Dr Demento I thought I should continue and put this together. I did get a letter back saying it would not be accepted, it couldn’t have been the words to this song. “Does she brush her teeth or simply stand there flouridating?”. Synth guitar throughout, no…

Roll Out

By Mark Haen. Look out! You’re about to get motivated! I went through a phase of motivational tapes and this song is the result. So get a check up from the neck up! Scott Danielson on vocals including the four part harmony. I remember enjoying the new S&S electronic drums!

Rocking with my Brothers

My sister Becki was down for Christmas and I got her and my brother Dan to sing background vocals on this brute of a song. Written and recorded on the spot with the Roland synth guitar. John Coopman (God rest his soul) on vocals.

Pickups

By Mark Haen. Pick up this, pick up that. Many studio friends singing back up on this including Tommy Listul, Steve Mahlum and others? Ted Visser adding some guitar licks.

My Heart is in a Sling

Another song I wrote to send off as a demo. Haven’t heard back and it’s been about 35 years. Must be the US postal service.

LaCroix Boogie

We just got our guitars back from the set up shop and decided to record. It’s a guitar war! Larry Donner on the strat and I played a goldtop les Paul.

Killing Machine

A version of this had vocals by the incredible Peter Fleming. Still trying to locate it. An interesting instrumental with Tim Haen on drums, bass, keys.

I Really Like to Rock

I was quite elated when I finished this. I was hoping a good group would take it and run with it. I sang my own harmonies so that’s too bad. By brother Tim on drums and keys and Steve Tersteeg on bass.

Ear Wax

This is like a charming little tune that was recorded directly in the Korg keyboard workstation. No tape was harmed making this recording. Gotta love that funky keyboard bass.

Collect all Four

Written as a promo song for the group I was in at the time, The Mark’s Bros. My brother Tim on harmonies, drums, bass, keys.

Back in Another Day

This was a music for hire song. Words by Rich Reinke. I played and sang. It turned out so Beatlesk! Had to hang on to it.