Click HERE to download the album artwork for the Rand and Adam Tape.
The Rand and Adam Tape (Poor man's copyright) (1993)
This is where it all began. Rand and Adam wrote these 16 very silly songs the year after they got out of college, and recorded them on a stereo tape deck with a Radio Shack Spring Reverb box. They then mailed themselves a copy of the tape, which someone had told them would protect them from plagiarism. The 50 original copies of the tape were hand-painted by Rand and Adam, and as it turned out the acrylic paint they used melted in car tape decks, causing the tape to become stuck in the car stereos of virtually everyone who owned it. One person even claims his stereo was stolen with the tape stuck in it.
Here's what Rand had to say about it in 1998:
Poor Man's Copyright was recorded in the waning hours of 1992. Up to that point, Adam and I had written a whopping 16 songs and were nervous that we would die before anyone (least of all, us) would ever get to hear them. So we did what any aspiring garage musicians would do: we set up a lame recording mechanism and played the songs. Ostensibly, it was to audition drummers and bass players, but we all know it was for primarily masturbatory purposes.
At any rate, here we are, six years later, and I still can't play the guitar. What's weirder is that even though Adam and I have a rhythm section and two cds behind us, people still want the "Rand and Adam Tape."
This tape is poorly recorded and at places even more poorly performed. It's live and neither of us had played guitar for more than a year. It's got sixteen songs, six of which have been rerecorded in one form or another on Ookla's cds, four of which may eventually appear on an Ookla cd, and six of which you're unlikely to ever hear again outside of this tape. (Which means, a) they're collector's items, and b) they suck.) If you're not already a fan of Ookla the Mok, I'd advise you to stay well clear of this. You have been warned.
July 29-31, 2016
Info: Ookla will perform at this anime and cosplay con -- this year's theme is villains!
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts /
August 27, 2016
Info: Ookla will perform at 1:00 pm on the St. James Stage
September 30-October 2, 2016
GRAND ISLAND, NY
Info: Ookla will perform a concert Saturday night.
November 11-13, 2016
Info: Ookla will be the Music Guests of Honor! Adam will be the Costuming Guest of Honor! This will be a full band show, with Mike Mallory on bass and Luis Garcia on drums!
November 18-20, 2016
Info: Ookla will be performing concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
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December 6, 2015
Info: Ookla will be playing a concert at 3 pm at this Star Wars themed event.
November 20-22, 2015
Info: Ookla will be playing concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! We'll also have a table in the dealer's room all weekend.
Buffalo Comicon /
October 17-18, 2015
Info: Rand will perform a solo show on Saturday (with Special Guest Brian Platter), and have a table in the dealer's room all weekend.