Bucketful of Money

February 9, 2008 6:36 AM

A characterization of a rich womanizing pimpy kind of guy.

Bluesy. I sang, played guitars, including a Gibson 1950's electric Hawaiian lap steel, which appears as the first solo, keyboard (bass), and did all of the production. Dan Gerics played drums.

The drum machine kind of sound that comes later was made with real drums (the same as the others, same take even), just a different microphone.

Recorded on a Roland vs1680.

posted by strangeguitars (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I really like this song. I can imagine it as the soundtrack for an R. Crumb comic.
posted by BoatMeme at 12:40 PM on February 9, 2008

It has a TalkingHead-lat90s sound, and your voice (and singing style here) reminds me a bit of Adrian Belew.

I like it too. Funny about the drummachiney drums, they do sound completely different. Thx for posting it.
posted by micayetoca at 2:39 PM on February 9, 2008

your voice (and singing style here) reminds me a bit of Adrian Belew

Funny, I was thinking King Krimson "Elephant Talk"-ish guitar and bass, right from the start.
Nice work.
posted by chococat at 4:48 PM on February 9, 2008

I dig it.

Can you double stop on that slide guitar, compressed as it is, or does it sound like ass? Something to try, there were a couple parts where I wanted to hear a nice twanging double-stop. Then the "easternized" solo made me smile. In 1988 Guitar for the Practicing Musician instructed us that, when playing a "tasteful" "exotic" Easternized modal solo, we're supposed to be twirling the wang bar backwards, away from the strings, and banging on it in order to stretch the pitch up a semitone as we pick out the notes.
posted by ikkyu2 at 9:07 PM on February 9, 2008

Of course the slide guitar can do double-stops, but I didn't think of it. That kind of guitar is made for double-stops. Sometime I want to do something with all steel guitars, slipping and sliding all over the place.

I'd never heard of R. Crumb before, but yeah, what a match!

I would never have seen the Crimson resemblance. But I can't complain about that comparison!
posted by strangeguitars at 10:46 PM on February 10, 2008

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