‘undermind’ was this vaguely experimental song-thing i recorded in the prolific pre-leaving cert (final exams for irish secondary school students) period of early 2002. it sort of got lost in the whole mess of crap i was spewing forth at the time.
when i was planning the set for the gig at the village [in late 2005], i knew i wanted to include ‘apple tree’. that song is in a weird, sonic youth-y, non-standard tuning, so – since i would need to change guitars – i figured i should do more than just one song using it.
‘said you did’ and ‘the i inside me’ were also considered [in fact, ger and i even rehearsed them], but were soon dropped. ‘undermind’, though, not only sounded good, but was ridiculously fun to play. thus, it was kept in the set – and actually ended up being the highlight of the gig.
so… here – preceded by the very end of ‘apple tree’ and a delightful segue – it is: