September 20, 2007 5:29 AM

First post, so I'll start with something short and old. This one is sort of bouncy. Country/Dixieland style. Guitar, bass, and drums. No vocals.

Written in 1983 when I was 16. Rerecorded in 2001 with bass and drums added (Oded Fried-Gaon on drums). The three back to back solos were taken from the original recording.

posted by strangeguitars (10 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, this is a really sweet and fun song. Welcome aboard!
posted by snsranch at 4:22 PM on September 20, 2007

I like it, I do!
posted by Jimbob at 9:42 PM on September 20, 2007

This is a curious little number with a lot of heart. Fulfilling its own little destiny in the great big universe of music. And as such, it is absolutely perfect.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:09 AM on September 21, 2007

I love it. It sounds like a song that can be used in an old western chase scene. Very uplifting.
posted by melodyg at 6:34 AM on September 21, 2007

Hahahahahhahahahaha. This is fucking great.

Seriously, when the drum break came, I laughed at the vibraslap out loud. And then the next break the squeezy toy actually made me choke on my own saliva a little, I laughed so hard.

That was great.
posted by lazaruslong at 10:02 AM on September 21, 2007

I love it! Little instrumentals like this are always cool.
posted by InfidelZombie at 11:02 AM on September 22, 2007

Greatness. Squeak squeak!
posted by YoBananaBoy at 7:04 PM on September 23, 2007

Thanks! Actually the squeaky toy is a bicycle horn, which I had to play because the drummer, uh, had his hands full....
posted by strangeguitars at 4:03 PM on September 26, 2007

Funs stuff. Enjoyed the drum and guitar playing. However, that type of guitar sound just happens to give me fits. Are the main licks being plaid on a bridge humbucker? And it's just so clean. Sterile. I don't know, just my own hangup, I guess.
posted by erikgrande at 9:03 PM on September 26, 2007

Plaid guitar!

Wasn't completely sure, but on listening again, the melody is in fact completely clean and direct. It's a Rickenbacker 330 with very thick strings (.012 high E and unwound 3rd string).

I guess this is sort of a product of home recording tools being made available. The lead solos were recorded using a Les Paul Custom going (direct again) into a Fostex X-15 4-track cassette recorder. I guess that's not as naked sounding as the rest of the guitar, which was direct into a Roland VS1680.

Naked guitar sounds (electric guitars being recorded direct with nothing added at all) don't bother me so much, and sometimes it's nice to hear a guitar's "real" sound, but now that you point it out, I'm going to ask myself from now on whether I really want that sound or not, and how it contributes to the music. Usually I think a lot about the sound, but this time was just plug in and record.
posted by strangeguitars at 6:20 PM on September 27, 2007

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