Even Worse on Vinyl

Even Worse - The lost album

Well, 35 years too late is better than never  That would be a younger me, second from the left. It’s hard to believe the life this thing has taken on all these years later.  Only 500 copies pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Get yours while they are still available.


Vocals: R.B. Korbet; guitar: Robert Weeks; bass: Eric Keil; drums: Jack Rabid.

Tracks 1-13 from the ‘lost’ studio album recorded in November 1981 and February 1982 at 171A Studio, New York. Engineered by Jerry Williams, and co-produced by Jerry Williams, Bad Brains, and Even Worse. Recorded for the also ‘lost’ 1982 Bad Brains compilation album of N.Y. and D.C. punk bands. Tracks 14-26 recorded live from the board at Max’s Kansas City, N.Y., August 27, 1981 (playing between The Undead and Heart Attack), no overdubs. 4-track mixdown and final master by Michael Rozon at Speed Semen Clove Factory, N. Hollywood, CA. (P) Even Worse except 5, 8, 15, 18, 20, 21, and 26 as indicated.

Front Cover photo courtesy of Laura Levine.

18 watt Marshall 1974X clone build

My current amplifier build.

This without a doubt has been my hardest, most frustrating build to date. It’s also been a great learning experience thanks to some very helpful people in the “Hand Wired Amp House” group on Facebook. At some point I’ll have worked out the bugs and will post a video clip here.

The FB plugin I used for this gallery is borked from time to time. I’ll need to rebuild this gallery manually. Thanks for understanding.

From 18 Watt Marshall build. Posted by Robert Weeks on 1/05/2016 (11 items)

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I had my first bicycle crash in years last Friday. I tried to take a turn on a wet wooden bridge too fast and went down face first. Once I got over the shock and tried to fix what I could on my bike I continued on to ride another 50+ miles.


Wake / Johnston County line

Neuse River Greenway

I’ve started riding the Neuse River Greenway in Raleigh, NC, once a week. I’ve been a year-round bicycle commuter in Durham, NC for the last 10+ years, averaging around 2000 miles a year. This year I’ve been trying to step things up a bit, by adding longer rides in the evening and riding the Neuse River Trail once a week.

I came upon the Neuse River Greenway through the Trailfinder App when I started looking for a longer paved trail than the American Tobacco Trail. The ATT is 30 miles round trip on pavement, while the Neuse River Trail is 66 miles round trip. An added bonus is that it only crosses one road for the full 66 miles. As of mid-October I’ve clocked over 2700 miles and hope to hit 3500 before year end. I keep track of the miles because it motivates me to ride, especially on the cold and dark days that will soon be upon us.


Mojotone Fender 6G15 Reverb Clone

“From Wikipedia: “The Fender Reverb Unit (6G15) was a tube, spring reverb-equipped effects unit made by Fender. The Reverb Unit was originally introduced in 1961. It was discontinued in 1966 and was replaced by a solid-state model, the FR1000.[1] The unit features three controls: Dwell, Mix and Tone and is run by two pre-amp tubes and a power tube. Physically the unit looks like a small amplifier head and since the early ’60s the unit has become synonymous with surf music”


From Mojotone Fender 6G15 Reverb Clone. Posted by Robert Weeks on 9/25/2015 (12 items)

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(Mojotone Fender 6G15 Reverb Clone; 11 photos)

Tweed Deluxe Amp Build

From Tweed Deluxe Amp Build. Posted by Robert Weeks on 8/04/2014 (16 items)

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(Tweed Deluxe Amp Build; 16 photos)

Champ Amp Build

“Video of the finished amp: https://vimeo.com/100142039”

From Champ Amp Build. Posted by Robert Weeks on 1/26/2013 (15 items)

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(Champ Amp Build; 15 photos)