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Live at the Squat and Stitch was the first album of the Free-Form Jazz Band, recorded and produced live at the Googolplex Mall's Squat and Stitch in the Summer. Live at the Squat and Stitch was recorded by Lawrence Fletcher, the husband of the band's keyboardist, Linda Flynn, who had a background as an acclaimed one-hit wonder during the 1980s.
Live at the Squat and Stitch was constructed of smooth jazz beats and tunes, along with an improvised, blues-driven song sung by Flynn's daughter Candace. Her song, entitled E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S., was sung as a rant about her younger brothers due to their outrageous schemes that she could never get them in trouble for. E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S. was met with approval and apparently considered a highlight of the album.
The Free-Form Jazz Band had released no albums before and consisted of parents around Maple Drive, in Danville, which were Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Vivian Garcia-Shapiro, and Mrs. Johnson. Flynn had been a famous one-hit wonder back in the 1980s, going under the pseudonym "Lindana", but her career spiraled out of control and became lost to time. ("Jerk De Soleil", "The Fast and the Phineas", "Flop Starz")
Candace Flynn was her daughter and was always stressed over her little brothers, Phineas and Ferb, who would constantly create and take part in large, and almost impossible creations and activities, such as a large roller coaster going across the city, a beach in their backyard, a cattle drive throughout Danville, and time traveling. She always attempted to get them "busted" by telling Linda, but it never succeeded and has yet to this day. (References being "Rollercoaster", "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror", "The Magnificent Few", "It's About Time!", "Tree to Get Ready")
The album was the first produced of the Free-Form Jazz Band. Linda Flynn and her husband Lawrence Fletcher (who would record the album) were planning on taking their kids to the famous Cirque du Lune in their town, but the cirque was canceled. Linda then had her husband record the session.
The band started the live recording by introducing themselves, with Linda announcing for the audience to "hold onto those knitting needles." The band then went onto play several smooth jazz beats, composing each track. As they recorded, Linda's daughter, Candace Flynn, continued to call her mother complaining about her brother's new cirque. This did not throw off the recording, as Linda simply rushed through it and hung up.
But after many recording sessions, Candace barged onto stage, having had an allergic reaction to wild parsnips causing her skin to be blotchy and her voice to be deep. She tried to convince her mom to come and see the boys, but fell into song, venting her feelings into blues. This song (entitled "E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.") became the highlight of the album. The band finished it shortly afterward, and Lawrence burned several CD's for the album, giving one to each member. ("Jerk De Soleil")
While it is unknown if the album was released on a larger scale then between selected friends of the band, the album still received accolades. Jeremy Johnson praised the song "E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.," asking Candace how she did the song and marveling at its appeal. ("Jerk De Soleil")
- Linda Flynn - keyboards, triangle, electric (bass) guitar (during "E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.")
- Lawrence Fletcher - Record producer/mixer, harmonica (during "E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.")
- Mrs. Johnson - Drums
- Candace Flynn - Vocals, one song ("E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.")
- Vivian Garcia-Shapiro - stand up bass
- Squat and Stitch patrons - background vocals, one song ("E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.")
Tracks on the album
|Several different unnamed jazz beats||Composed and performed by Free-Form Jazz Band|
|"E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S."||Written by Candace Flynn, performed by her and Free-Form Jazz Band|
Appearances and references
- "Jerk De Soleil" (First appearance)