August 19, 2009 12:33 PM

A wrinkled roue ruminates rudely..... Special, exclusive, once-and-for-all, never-to-be-repeated (thankfully, some may say) vinyl-only MeFiMu magimix. Hope y'all like it.

Brand new Gin Palace re-recording of a track originally demo'd a couple of years back.

Korg Triton LE
Gibson ES175 (left side - chorus)
Fender Stratocaster (right side - chorus + L&R verses)
Martin D28 throughout
Main solo - Gibson ES335
Fadeout solo - Yamaha SA2200 (a little thin sounding on reflection, but what the hell...)

Mics and recording gear as previously listed.

Could have been a bit louder I guess?

posted by MajorDundee (6 comments total)

hmm...I don't know about southern rock, but there's a great groove here--I think there may be a little bit of Santana in your blood (or is it just the tequila?).

...though your solos have way more function than his do.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 12:44 PM on August 19, 2009

Bloody hell LOOM - you were quick off the mark! I never know what to put on those tags and this one has a slightly loose-limbed, sweatiness that reminded me of southern US bands - not that I was overly keen on the likes of Lynyrd Skynerd et al. Santana....hhhmmm.......the only record I have by him is a compilation and he doesn't feature in my top...oh.....50. And I drink beer and whisky - so maybe its the genes of a long-forgotten ancestor - Charlie McSantana, the infamous Hebridean bass-flautist? Interesting comparison though!
posted by MajorDundee at 1:10 PM on August 19, 2009

Nice one! This dovetails with the recent "step into another musical culture" music challenge (or does it? Perhaps southern rock is mama's milk to you?) BTW, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Bros. and southern rock in general is some sweet, sweet business IMHO.
posted by February28 at 1:26 PM on August 19, 2009

Thanks for the comment Feb. I have no beef at all with southern rock - very popular with a lot of people - that's cool. I like one or two odd tracks (particularly Spooky by the Atlanta Rhythm Section and Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop and quite a bit of JJ Cale) but I think that this genre never really took off in the UK - perhaps because there's a sort of languid "heat" in the music that's just too much of a contrast with the rain-drenched gloom of Blighty.... Dunno.
posted by MajorDundee at 1:37 PM on August 19, 2009

Hah, a second here and there in the vocal reminds me of Mark Knopfler. Which reflects an impressive range since I'm usually reminded of David Bowie when I hear your always very good vocal performances. Anyway, catchy chorus, fun track.
posted by edlundart at 8:14 PM on August 19, 2009

This is cool; it's got a really nice feel. The horns give it a little punch here and there that works really well. It's a bit static throughout, and I'd maybe like some larger swells toward the end, but otherwise, this is nice.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:43 AM on August 21, 2009

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