The Archives of Jordan
Since I have been playing in bands since 1972 I thought to put up some of the stuff I've done over the years.I'll add to this section now and then.If you want to see or hear something special drop me a line.I will also include some older Big Meat Hammer stuff for the fans.I intend to also put up links to all the video and audio clips on this site.All Maine bands and any film clips will be located here in the Archives.There is also a page with lots of live Big Meat Hammer Videos.Make sure to check out the Fudafest galleries.There are many pictures of us at the event playing and partying.
The encoding is all high-bandwidth so Modem Users may want to download their clips.High-Bandwidth enables us to give you a decent looking video with decent stereo .There are also some Quicktime videos.If you encounter any problems or have requests then send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
New to the Archive Page is a collection of videos now encoded to Windows Media.These videos will be whole shows of us live and many short fun videos.All video will be at 720x480 resolution with 192k mpg stereo audio.All music in this page has been done over at 320k mp3 stereo.The video bandwidth is 2000kbps.All are nice quality full screen videos.
New Windows Media 9 (720x480)
These songs from the Feb.2007 Video Shoot
These are a variety of our videos
Following Videos with our first drummer:Sean
Following videos with drummer:Night Shade
More Big Meat Hammer Videos
New Real Audio G2 Videos 124 kb/s
High Quality Real Video From the Public Access TV Jordan's Crypt Vol.2
Big Meat Hammer Music
Brand new for you ! CD Audio Flac of 3 BMH CD's for free.These are all from Masters.Highest quality I have to give you.
All Music Now at 320k Stereo MP3
UNRELEASED BMH SONG
The Lynn Rebels Audio
All MP3s 320k
Transplants Real A/V 124 kb/s Clip
Brand New is this High Resolution 24BIT/96K Transfers.The Full Album "Vegetable Stew" is now here straight off my professional Audio Gear.Download the whole package or individual Songs.All Audio was done off my surviving Tapes and imported at 24bit/192k for the best possible Audio.
Here is the full Album you can download.It is in 3 parts so download the 3 and open the Archive.Rught click stuff and save to your drive.This is HD Audio 24bit /96k FLAC
BRAND NEW 2014 Project......REEL TO REEL HD AUDIO !!!
I have located some of the original reels which were the recordings of The Transplants.I am working on those old 4 Track Tapes now.The ASlbum and the CD which came out had been sourced with some old safety copies not the original reels.Some reels were found and two of them contain tunes used on the official releases.Now I am going to restore those reels and put them here for any to grab and share.
Here is your first free reel to reel.This session was done on 4 Track Tape with Roger Tripp of LaPeste playing drums and doing backing vocals.Reel to reel was recorded at the old LaPeste Loft on Chauncey Street , Boston, Mass April - May 1979
I am doing this in two formats for you and both are in FLAC FORMAT.You will have the choice of grabbing a 16bit/44.1k FLAC for CD or the high definition 24bit /96k FLAC for better sound.I suggest grabbing the HD Audio and listening thru big speaker system.Audio is all properly tagged w/info and cover art.Folder includes more info and various images plus tech info.Right click on link and save to your device.Archive is a ZIPFILE.
All the Tape Reels are being mixed by Jordan Kratz 2014.Using M-Audio Profire 2626 with Merging Technologies Pyramix.Also using a bunch of other gear to restore these reels.
HERE: Transplants direct from 4 Track Reeel from May 1979 at the LaPeste Loft with Roger Tripp (drummer of LaPeste) druming and doing backing vocals.Recording was done by Dave "Hardkorps" Koehler, Mark Mayhem, and Jordan Kratz
And here we have a brandnew thing I have done.Basically I took a reel which was labeled Rhythm Tracks May 1979 and I took the above reel for the May 1979 DIY Studio Project and married the two together like this:
Track 1 - Left Drums, Track 2 - Right Drums, Track 3 - Rhythm Guitar,Track 4 - Bass,Track 5 - Lead/Rhythm Overdub, Track 6 - Vocals.
The two tapes were running at slightly different speed and not timecoded so this has been 4-6 weeks of work to sync together.Should be done now and it sounds really good.I hear everything from kick drum to the crispy cymbals.
HERE: The New 6 Track Expanded Re-Mix for the DIY Studio PRoject with Roger Tripp at the LaPeste Loft May 1979.
HERE: The Transplants from 4 Track Reel with Roger Tripp playing live at The Space, Batterymarch Street, Boston,Mass in June of 1979.Recording was done by Dave "Hardkorps" Koehler
The next three reels I found are with Paul Lacritz on Drums.These were recorded and mixed in a few places.Rhythm Tracks (drums,bass,rhythymguitar) were recorded around Sept. - Nov.1978 in the old Lynn Loft which we were evicted from by the end of November.Eviction notice is included in the 3 reels as a jpg image.
The Vocals and lead guitar were done at my Parent's home in Marblehead by the Middle of December 1978.
Then various mixes and minor things were done at my old Aprtment in Marblehead which I shared with Dan and Dave "Hardkorps" Koehler.All three of these are now restored and remixed by Jordan 2014.
The Recordings were all done by Dave "HardKorps" Koehler with his TEAC 4 Track.Mark and Jordan did some recording and assistance but Dave deserves the greater credit for helping us, donating his gear, and being a great friend.RIP Dave and RIP Roger and RIP Marky...............3 awesome old friends of mine I really miss.
MP3's From Fall 1978
These were recorded in Lynn,Mass. and at my folks home.Paul Lacritz was the Drummer in this earlier line-up.
These were recorded with Roger Tripp of LaPeste live at The Space or at the LaPeste Loft on Chauncey St. Boston 1979
And these have never been released.This is the first ever songwriting session I had.From the fall of 1976 and I remember I was tripping on LSD and Wayne Morris the Guitarist was drunk.We wrote what we called Punk Rock Songs.Suicidal Tendencies would be used and years later for The Lynn Rebels we usd F.B.I. as Wayne and John the drummer and I were all friends from the First Grade and the neighborhood.Enjoy these foolish and insane demos.All presented at 320k MP3
Hear an un-released song and get info on my 60's garage punk band.Formed here in Portland and used the "Electric Jug"like the 13th Floor Elevators.See Images and read a Bio.Click her for this archive.
The GoreHounds are now available for download in high resolution audio files.These were sourced from Miunt Unplyed Vinyl Records.I own a small studio and do Audiophile Quality Transfers so all the gear used is of professional quality.All iles are 24bit/192k high resolution FLAC.
Halloween Everywhere Full Album and our Single plus Yup,XMAS from Midnite Records XMAS Comp plus bonuses 3 Unreleased Demos and 2 live openers.Each set we would open up with a freeform jam while poems from 1930's era Weird Tales were read.These openers were never released publicly.Download the 3 parts.......right click and save as:
If you want to just grab individual songs they are all here:
Here are 3 unreleased songs from Gorehounds .Enjoy these out-takes from the 7" session in Beverly, Massachusetts Spring 1986.This track have Cindy Williams on Rhythm and Bob Cellars on "Jug" only. High Quality 320 k MP3
The GoreHounds Previously Released Songs
Download all the songs from the 7" and from "Halloween Everywhere" the vinyl LP.All files are 320k mp3 stereo.
And here is two different openings for 2 shows.Here is where you can hear our improv jams along with Jordan quoting old rare horror poems out of Weird Tales and other obscure Pulp Magazines.Audio is 320k mp3 stereo
GoreHounds Live Video Clips
Bio-Radioactive Terminal Mental
This was a project I spent a year putting together.All music was recorded in my apartment using a 4-track and D.A.T.The video took almost a year to edit.The finished product is a 7 song video LP.You can order this on the CD Order page.
Bio-Radioactive Terminal Mental Videos
Real Video Smaller size clips
Windows Media 720x480 stereo audio 192k full screen 2200kbps
Punk Bands Send Me Stuff
Free Meat For The Wicked......