Started in the summer of 2002, Apollo Up! was the latest collaboration between Jereme Frey, Jay Phillips, and Mike Shepherd. They'd go on to flip wigs all over the Southeastern and Midwestern United States and put out three well-regarded records before (mostly) disbanding in 2008.
However, before playing their first show at the Red Rose Café in Murfreesboro in 2002, the band recorded their songs for posterity using a single Radio Shack boundary mic plugged into a Tascam cassette 4-track.
Two months later, with several live performances under their belt, the band set up a few more microphones and recorded what would become their first official release, Demonstration Recording. Self-released in a limited edition of ~100 copies, this is the first time Demonstration Recording has been available for streaming or downloading.
released May 1, 2020
Jereme Frey • Drums
Jay Leo Phillips • Vocals, Guitar
Mike Shepherd • Bass Guitar, Vocals
Recorded at 1033B Dozier Place, January 19 & 20, 2003 on two Tascam 424 4-track cassette machines by Apollo Up. "Mastered" at Jeremy Ferguson's house by Jeremy and Jay.
Recorded at 1033B Dozier Place, November 4, 2002 on one Tascam 424 4-track cassette machine using a single Realistic PZM Omnidirectional Boundary Microphone