Live Before a Studio Audience

by Regal Beagles

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Regal Beagles recorded "Live Before a Studio Audience" as song ideas were being conceived. This album is essentially a direct product of the nostalgic brainstorming sessions that took place in 1996 amongst the three members of the Regal Beagles.

Guitar, bass, and singing duties were swapped out from song to song. Someone would remember a specific moment in a TV episode or a certain character attribute that jumped out during a sitcom's crazy storyline. Had an actor from one show gone on to do some other TV show as a very different type of character? Was there anything interesting in an actor's real-life story? Was there anything about a show that seemed to contradict itself? As questions like these were considered, ruminations about these type of things were worked into songs. Lyrics came quickly and were scribbled on pieces of paper and then taped onto a board that leaned against the wall in the room where the songs were recorded. It was an extremely immediate, almost effortless, process.

Revisiting eighties TV shows, with their episodes full of predictable life-lesson-giving scenarios that typically resolved within a 30 minute time slot by cartoon-like characters, proved to be fruitful fodder for Regal Beagles recording sessions as the trio found themselves with nineteen tracks fraught with references to a decade past.

Somewhere out there is a demo about The Bionic Man and another about Magnum PI.

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released January 1, 1998

Starring: Brandon Buckner, Eric Buckner, & John Ringhofer
Recorded live at Corner Room Studios to 4-track by Regal Beagles.
No Overdubs.
Originally released on cassette in 1998, Tracks 1-19 were digitally transferred from the cassette master by Brandon. Tracks 20-22 were recorded and digitized by John.
All Songs Regal Beagles Music ©2014

Photo used for the header on this page was taken by Chad Bledsoe.

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Regal Beagles Chattanooga, Tennessee

Regal Beagles started as a side project for three members of several other Corner Room bands as a means of writing songs about eighties TV show themes and characters. The band was an opening act for several national touring bands that played through the Chattanooga area. Regal Beagles' name comes from the pub where Jack, Chrissy, and Janet often found themselves on the show "Three's Company". ... more

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