Bridges Over The Thames

July 16, 2009 7:51 AM

This is my first contribution to MeFiMu, so go easy on me!

This is a song by my band The Old Whores of San Pedro. We recorded it about 6 months ago in Sheffield UK we we reside. There is another track from the same session that's had some local radio play that I'll upload if you guys like this one! I'm the drummer and backing vocalist.

posted by gergtreble (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Dude, this is good stuff. Do post more, indeed, and welcome to Music.
posted by cortex at 8:01 AM on July 16, 2009

Wow, this is really nice. World Famous hit most of the salient points -- arrangment, harmonies, the organ bridge (and then -- handclaps!). I like the way it works itself up into a big epic sound -- that's really well done. And the ending is pretty sweet too.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:47 PM on July 16, 2009

Curses! There are way too many talented people showing up here these days. You're going to make the rest of us look bad.
posted by Hoopo at 6:32 PM on July 16, 2009

Really, really nice. The drums and backing vocals are two of my favorite things about this song, so well done! Please post more. You didn't ask for criticism or anything, but I will say that the beginning made me feel uneasy, just because it was panned on the right for so long. I think moving the drum rolls at the beginning to the other side would balance that out pretty well.

posted by Corduroy at 1:13 AM on July 17, 2009

Thanks so much for the comments. I agree with all the points about the mixing, it was done on the fly and although a pretty good job was done it was still a little rushed. We only had the studio for 12hrs, the engineer was great though, it was his idea for the piano stabs at the beginning which I think work really well.

I'll post the other track "The World's Most Blown Mind" soon. We have also booked another studio day for a week on Friday, so who knows what we will come up with then!
posted by gergtreble at 2:22 AM on July 17, 2009

Oh yeah! Any criticism good or bad is more than welcome. So thanks for that Corduroy, panning the rolls would make a lot of sense.
posted by gergtreble at 2:23 AM on July 17, 2009

Oh man. This song hit me right in the how I'm feeling at the moment. It's gorgeous, poppy, and I really dig the instrumentation. Keep 'em coming.
posted by Jon_Evil at 8:57 PM on July 17, 2009

posted by idest at 7:14 AM on July 18, 2009

This is terrific. I know "this reminds me of..." statements are risky, but this makes me think of the music in the movie Once, or that old band the Waterboys, in that it is gut-driven and heartfelt without feeling overblown.
posted by umbĂș at 10:57 AM on July 18, 2009

damn boy, this is going to be stuck in my head for a week
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:11 PM on July 18, 2009

Thanks guys! I'm so happy it's being received well. Its there a post limit on MefiMusic? Would it be frowned upon if I posted the other track soon?
posted by gergtreble at 3:38 PM on July 18, 2009

The post limit is, like, one a day. Strike now while the iron is hot!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:07 AM on July 19, 2009

Cool! I'll load it up when I get home from work.
posted by gergtreble at 2:34 AM on July 19, 2009

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