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DOWNLOAD: The Baseball Project - Past Time (MP3)

The Baseball Project (photo by Vivian Johnson)
The Baseball Project

What happens when two great songwriters decide to focus their talents upon their favorite sport? You get the highly entertaining debut disc from The Baseball Project, Volume One: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails. The album is the brainchild of Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3) and Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, and R.E.M). The two musicians were longtime fans of each other's work throughout the 80s but never met until the early 90s. Wynn recalls, "I honestly think the first time we met was side-by-side at the urinals at the Offramp in Seattle when I played there in 1992." He adds, "Scott didn't try to shake my hand."
Stream the entire album now courtesy of Yep Roc. It will be in stores on July 8th. They performed on Letterman last night with drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck as the rest of their band. Peter performed at Madison Square Garden a day earlier. Watch the Letterman video below....

The Baseball Project - June 20, 2008

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Comments (16)

Chick drummers. I'd hit em all. in a row.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2008 5:16 PM

Drummer? Don't mind if I do, even with those man hands.

Posted by dirty old man | June 21, 2008 7:16 PM

Oooof....slightly dullish three chord old rock.

And I'm in my 40s....

Baseball blows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2008 1:38 AM

days of wine and roses!

Posted by dream syndicate | June 22, 2008 11:14 AM

Steve Wynn = legend

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2008 12:48 PM

That scream by Scott at the end belies all the pissy nitpicking here. This is a great song performed with passion. And the drummer is Steve's brand new wife, so hands off.

Posted by Mark | June 22, 2008 1:18 PM

Peter Fuck looks like Peter Falk. and he certainly doesn't need another drink. a few years ago, he got blasted on a British Airways flight and threw a yogurt at one of the stewardesses. no joke.

so fucking spinal tap. i love it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 1:27 AM

gee, that story about Buck & the yogurt is real 'inside' info. You must have connections with the entertainment industry.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 7:56 AM

Steve and his band the Miracle 3 (which includes his lovely wife) are playing 'Days of Wine and Roses' at Maxwell's on July 25th. It will be epic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 8:21 AM

Peter Buck could kick your ass in about half a second.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 10:03 AM

People who say mean things about Peter Buck make me mad!!

Peter Buck is the fucking man, and is so much more worthy of the air breathed by Anon 1:27.

Posted by Dr. Bruce Banner | June 23, 2008 11:33 AM

8:21, thanks for the heads up about the content of the Maxwell's show! I'll be there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 11:39 AM

"peter buck is a man???" WTF. you sound like a republican frat boy. peter buck would laugh at you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 3:05 PM

^ I met Peter Buck a few times, and no laughing ensued. Then again, he did mention how much he hated hipster douchebags. Maybe he was thinking of you?

Posted by Dr. Bruce Banner | June 23, 2008 10:12 PM

no. he was thinking of macho "men" who walk around with their dicks out like you. you sound like a pussy though, so go fuck yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:45 AM

fuck you, i'm gonna kick your ass. because i'm macho.

Posted by peter buck | June 26, 2008 1:16 AM

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