Anything, Anything

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"Anything, Anything"
Album-...No Sun Today.jpg
Song by Grey Daze from the album ...No Sun Today
Recorded 1996-1997
Released May 23, 1997
Length 3:33
Writer John Easdale
Producer Michael Jones

...No Sun Today track listing
  1. B12
  2. What's In The Eye?
  3. Drag
  4. Sickness
  5. In Time
  6. Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)
  7. Sometimes
  8. Hole
  9. The Down Syndrome
  10. Anything, Anything
  11. Soul Song
  12. Saturation

"Anything, Anything" is the tenth track on the album ...No Sun Today. The song was released as a radio single.

Background

The song is a cover of Dramarama's "Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)" from the 1985 album Cinéma Vérité. Grey Daze's version was released as a radio single and received regular airplay on The Edge 106.3 during a Sunday night show that played music from local bands.[1] The lyrics "When I was young I learned a game" were replaced by "When I was young I played a game".

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Anything, Anything ...No Sun Today 3:33 1996-1997 May 23, 1997
  • Dramarama cover.
Anything, Anything ...No Sun Today 3:36 2002
  • Dramarama cover.
  • Re-mixed by Sean Dowdell.
  • Released on LPAssociation for free download in MP3 format on July 4, 2007.
Anything, Anything "No Sun Today" Pre-Production Live Session December 03, 1996
  • Unreleased.
  • Dramarama cover.
  • Recorded live at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Live

Grey Daze began playing "Anything, Anything" live before the depature of Jonathan Krause and also performed it for a while after Chester Bennington and Mace Byers were replaced by Jodi Wendt and Dave Sardegna in 1998. When Sean and Chester formed Bucket Of Weenies in 2005, the song became part of their setlists and was performed until their final show in 2006.

According to several Grey Daze members and people who worked with the band, "Anything, Anything" was the biggest crowd pleaser.[2] It was also one of Sean Dowdell's favorite songs to play live.[3]

Kerry Rose, their manager, mentioned one concert in particular which was memorable for him: "We did a small tour into Southern California, including a fantastic show at the Whiskey a Go Go on the Sunset Strip.[...] It's a fantastic - very famous venue, and they have a killer sound system. There was 3-400 people at the show and they really got into the band. When they did "Anything, Anything", the place went nuts. The sound guy thought it was better than the original version. I just remember it being a particularly good show."[2]

Personnel

Grey Daze

  • Guitar: Bobby Benish
  • Vocals: Chester Bennington
  • Bass: Mace Beyers
  • Drums / Backing vocals: Sean Dowdell

Production

  • This record was recorded and mixed at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Tempe, AZ (602) 858-9400
  • Produced by Michael Jones and Grey Daze
  • Engineered by Michael Jones and Ghery Fimbres
  • Assisted by Kelly "????" Gabler
  • Mastered by Andrew Garver at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA

Lyrics

Gallery

External Links

  • Grey Daze - Anything, Anything (1997-05-23 Tempe, AZ): Grey Daze
  • Bucket Of Weenies - Anything, Anything (Club Tattoo 11th Anniversary 2006): Club Tattoo

References