Heart of Gold

September 18, 2007 10:24 AM

A Red Hay cover of the Neil Young song...

... wherein I'm playing bass and just kind of supporting things as Mr. Grant Weeks lays down a guitar part that sounds like the soundtrack to someone being dragged into the woods and murdered with a chainsaw. That shit sounds evil. And awesome.

posted by COBRA! (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Maybe I'm weird, but I really like this. I'm no shrink, but I definitely get a vibe of division of self. One part really artistic, the other-chaos. Thanks for posting this.
posted by snsranch at 4:05 PM on September 18, 2007

Ow, man, your low E is about a half-step flat. Is that intentional?
posted by ikkyu2 at 6:29 PM on September 18, 2007

Ow, man, your low E is about a half-step flat. Is that intentional?

On the bass, or the guitar? I can say for sure I wasn't doing anything unusual with the bass tuning. On the guitar, Grant might have done a weird tuning or some weird fingering for extra evil emphasis, but it might also have been that his guitar was a little out of tune after a couple of hours of rocking without a tuner handy.
posted by COBRA! at 7:38 PM on September 18, 2007

The one bass note at the beginning is out of tune with the guitar, enough to really set my teeth on edge. I don't have perfect pitch, but the guitar sounds to be in tune with itself so I figured the bass was probably a bit flat.

On the other hand, maybe you wanted to set my teeth on edge.
posted by ikkyu2 at 9:14 PM on September 18, 2007

It's true. I've had it in for your teeth for quite a while.

It's a safe bet that one of us was out of tune; this was recorded about 10 years ago, and we were all quite a ways back in terms of instrument quality and tuner ownership. Actually, I think most of the other stuff we recorded that time (we were just letting tape roll on on of our first practices, in a university recital hall) came out totally ass because of mistuned guitars; I always thought this one sounded ok, because whatever's off actually fits with the mood.
posted by COBRA! at 5:13 AM on September 19, 2007

My teeth are ace at picking up the intended mood!

They're on edge quite a lot, these days.
posted by ikkyu2 at 8:44 PM on September 20, 2007

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