Seven Shades of Blue

July 15, 2008 11:18 AM

Another song recorded live at the cabin for the album.

This was one of the first songs I wrote with the intention of trying to make a country song. We recorded this all live in the same room, so it certainly has a live feel, and by 'a live feel' I mean, the drums and the bass and the guy singing don't always fall exactly in line. I was pretty happy with it at the time, though. My friend Chad Kramer on the bass, Jeff Nicholas on drums, Roger McBride on pedal steel, Bruce Myers on a second acoustic guitar, while I did the usual guitar-vocals-harmonica thing.

posted by kingbenny (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

the drums and the bass and the guy singing don't always fall exactly in line.

I dunno, I thought you guys sounded pretty tight. It was never a distraction, in any case. Very solid recording, and a nice tune.

The one thing I found missing: vocal harmony! I was really hoping for even just one more part, especially in the chorus. As I've learned from listening to Astro Zombie's stuff, though, I tend to always imagine adding more parts, and of course sometimes less is more, so take that with a grain of salt.
posted by danb at 6:01 PM on July 15, 2008

Hey kingbenny! I'm diggin' your country music. The harmonica and pedal guitar really fill it out proper. Thinking about what danb says about vocal harmony, I don't know if it's the song structure exactly, but this song really rings like an old Carter Family tune. LIke right before the break at 2:00. Hence the, wow vocal harmonies would kick ass! More country please.
posted by snsranch at 7:13 PM on July 15, 2008

I'm not too into country but this was pretty cool, I'm at work listening to it and it's fitting the vibe perfectly, nice chill song that I want to smoke cigarettes to.
posted by BrnP84 at 9:07 PM on July 16, 2008

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