Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Crawling Around



 Genre: Other

Get Flash to see this player.

Crawling Around was written in 1981 by David Griffiths and Bryn Corbett and performed in our band at that time 'Childhood's End' Our line up was fairly basic - casio keyboard, electro harmonix drum machine and more traditional instruments like guitar and bass.

I always loved 'Crawling Around' - in our rehearsals and when we played it live. I was always sad that we didn't record it properly.

Fast forward to 2003. I had been living in Phoenix AZ for about 18 months and I had started to get the urge to make music again after a very long hiatus. During a trip back home to the UK, I decided I was going to ship all my stuff over to the USA. I can remember packing the boxes at my sisters house (9 in total) full of synths, mics, samplers, drum machines etc etc. I also remember paying the shiping on those boxes which came to more than my plane ticket did.

When I got back to Phoenix, I anxiously awaited the boxes. They began to arrive, one by one until I eventually had them all. I set up a small, makeshift studio in a room in the apartment I was renting at the time. I remember advertising for musical collaborators on craigslist or whatever its equivalent of the time was. This was how I met Anna Caramanna. We must have impressed each other when we met in person at the Willow House coffeeshop - maybe because we were both able to quote Brian Eno records...

I asked Anna to come and sing for me and she agreed

I had been playing the old Childhoods End rehearsal tapes at the time and Crawling Around was fresh in my mind. I played the tape for Anna and asked her to sing it. She added a verse of her own to accompany my new synth pizzicato backing and the groovy rhythms from the Korg Electribe drum machine I had just purchased. All of the music was done with my outboard midi gear; yamaha TG33, novation bass station, alesis quadraverb, 3 EMU samplers...just before I started getting in to software instruments and effects with a passion

The first drum sound you hear is lifted directly from a version of Crawling Around recorded on a cassette tape at a rehearsal in 1981...the rest is from 2003

I loved Crawling Around in 1981, 2003 and I still love it in 2009 despite all the faults in this recording....

Cheers Anna!
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
maybe i will learn
crawling around, on my knees
why do i do it
to please
Song Stats
Hits: 3615
Comments: 13
Fans: 15
Plays: 118
Downloads: 115

Uploaded: Jun 16, 2009 - 11:00:29 PM
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2009 - 11:00:29 PM Last Played: Jan 08, 2018 - 08:06:18 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
see above
shavingronaldscar said 3172 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
very nice
love some of the weird, choppy gate FX. all hardware too, I love it. Nice job guys! It's got that quirky electro style that typefies good electro for that era for me.
Check out my latest song called Ascent of the Houselickers
lengold said 3172 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Love all
the unexpected changes throughout this really well written song. Great vocal and superb production. Love the ending.
Downloaded. Thanks.

Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
davisamerica said 3172 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
you should love this
... incredibly good stuff man ... still
Check out my latest song called ok char2(Vic and Flatrock mix)
kassia said 3172 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
combination of the pizzicato string sounds and the wavy synths. this was full of surprises and pretty cool stuff around each wavy corner. nicely done to you both!
Check out my latest song called Greensleeves
michael2 said 3172 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
very cool
i am really impressed by this, especially the whole hardware thing. i never had the patience for MIDI before the whole software thing made it simple enough for a child. this is really beautiful Bryn. That Korg sounds phenomenal, you should sample that thing and market it for EXS24 and Kore. Awesome track.
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
Vic Holman said 3172 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
crawling in the dirt
cool song to dig up. sounds great.... pop electronica
Check out my latest song called Artist
damiengh said 3171 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Love these old sounds you use so nicely as a bed for this wonderfully expressive performer.
Really great tune that would fit in nicely in some theatrical creation on broadway ala Andrew Lloyed Webber.

Another nice thing about the tune is that it never seems rushed and has a steady breathing quality.

I'm a fan.
Check out my latest song called Tea and Scones
bud said 3169 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Great track Bryn
love the synth sounds here. Like michael2 - I skipped right over the whole midi thing. Went from tape to GB with a short foray into EZ Viz. Anna's voice sounds great and your production is aces as usual.
Check out my latest song called new leaf 123117
Hydrogen3 said 3169 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
crawling around
This is very intersting production! great vocals and musical concept!
Check out my latest song called Pipe Dreaming
Go_Turtle_Go said 3169 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
a very nice atmosphere. a mash-up of several styles. cant say more than that i sincerely enjoyed it. i was making a tune and after hours I lost it all, darn it, I am exhausted and kind of sad. Btw, the drum computer you were looking for is sonic charge's Microtonic 2.0 (NOT 2.1 ;-)).
Check out my latest song called WFM
Char said 3169 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
sung. Strange and inviting tune. Very nice! Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Bound, v2. w Music by Dirigent
Diviner said 3168 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Very interesting
Always good to hear the backround behind the song as well. Again I love the sounds you have here, they are quite harsh against the soft, well sung vocals. Very nice collab Bryn.
Check out my latest song called Away ft Lokka
K.I.S.KISMET said 3164 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
simply put...
i love it! as i truly do all of your creations:)
Check out my latest song called Mad Lands
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: particledots
Location: United States
send a note
slow motion dance study from particledots on Vimeo. Heavenly Bodies from particledots on Vimeo.... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 73