The Tank: Coloradans Make Music Venue From Rusty Water Tank
The residents of the small Western Slope town of Rangely, Colorado have transformed this tarnished Rio Grande water tank into a unique musical recording space -- and you can take a listen.
According to tanksounds.org, the great acoustics within the 60-foot steel water tank were discovered by Bruce Odland, and since then, it went from a vacant hunk of rust leftover from the 1930s to The Tank Center for Sonic Arts; a destination for artists, performers, musicians and more. The Denver Post reported that it wasn't even legal -- sweet.
As if there is anything cooler than turning something old, deserted and... kind of ugly into something really beautiful -- but this story gets even better. A few years ago, the town saved the Tank from being sold for scrap metal by using Kickstarter. That's like, straight out of a movie. You can still donate to The Tank today.
Take a listen to some of the eerie, haunting and beautiful sounds from within the Tank (it has its own Soundcloud where you can hear it all).