In the mood to share some recordings of various bands ive been invovled with over the years. Been walking down memory lane with a buddy of mine recently and I greatly miss playing/recording with musicians. Anyways, here are a couple I enjoy.
Partially Awake: https://soundcloud.com/62strat/partially-awake - Im actually super proud of this song. I remember it coming about within 20 minutes or so. The other guitarist I was playing with in this band is super incredible and it was a great time playing off each other.
Rings: https://soundcloud.com/62strat/rings This one is totally self indulgent but we all enjoyed playing the song. This one I really loved playing with the other guitarist. I also really love the guitar lines in the chorus. Kind of ridiculous but I enjoy it
bada wrote:Dig the music. Not really into the vocals but you guys are good. I'll follow you on Soundcloud.
Thanks bada! Yea, he has the standard rock voice. He definitely got much better over the years. Ive been playing music with him since I was 19 or so and he never really found his voice till recently. However, we dont play music anymore
I miss writing/recording. That band was just a riot to play with. It was a short and sweet stint that started out by getting together to be part of a Doors tribute show. Biggest crowd I ever played for (+/- 750). The other guitarist in the band is a music major/jazz guitarist and to watch him improv on the spot and write complementary guitar pieces was pretty exciting and fun to play along with.
About Robot Takeover, obviously. From a live show about 10 years ago. out of tune guitars but whatever. I always liked this song
https://soundcloud.com/62strat/mixed This song was recorded through garage band out on my buddies 60 acre parcel in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. His grandpa built a cabin out there. Felt like we were part of Crazy Horse Ranch or something. Drank a lot of beer and just started fucking around. I really like his voice. Great scream at the end. Late night porch stomping drunken mess!
We often get together once a year for a "holiday" show at a club downtown Minneapolis. this was a couple years ago now but my "normal" band wasn't able to pull it together so we put together a couple other friends and tossed some songs together. We never once rehearsed with the drummer (very obvious in this performance) but still had a good time. We sound checked with the drummer for 30 seconds of a different song but this was the first time we played it through with him. Of course it falls apart before the bridge. Lol. Drunk good times though.
We closed the set with "my morning song" by the black crowes and actually nailed it all the way through so this is hilarious to me.
Obviously nobody cares to hear me just wank on the guitar for 8 minutes but tonight was really cathartic.
I dont reinvent the guitar. Im limited in my scope. I can't sing worth a damn. But goddamnit i fucking love this shit.
I let it all out on facebook about it too but it explains why i love guitar wankery.
sorry to spenno!
The few people I have played in bands with will not be one bit shocked that this is the song that shaped my guitar playing. If it aint broke, don't fix it. I have spent countless hours emulating it. Its not technical but its emotional That is the core of music for me. The simple progression laid down as a framework for an emotional garbage dump. "Mother Earth is pregnant for the 3rd time, for ya'll have knocked her up", George Clinton notes. For me its a song about frustration and the damage that man can cause to those around us, including our planet. The guitar here is just an extension of the frustrating and emotion felt, as well as taking responsibility for the damage we have caused to our fellow man, the earth, and the world around us. Also, its just a hell of a way to spend a Saturday night. Its as emotionally freeing as hiking, or yoga, or sleeping till 10 AM on a Sunday. A song like this can't be done in more than 1 take, it would be ultimate betrayal. So, here is me - warts and all (for those couple people that might listen) https://soundcloud.com/bdahlen21/maggot-brain