Tell It All

March 17, 2010 2:45 PM

Track eight off of Inchoatery. One of those trying-and-failing scenarios—merely grabbing your boot straps and yanking doesn't always do the trick.

posted by cortex (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Note: contains cowbell.

This is another track that fades directly into the next on the album, hence the weird transitional feeling at the end as the instrumentation for Meanwhile comes in.
posted by cortex at 2:49 PM on March 17, 2010

You drink and tip and you drink and tip

Doesn't your bartender ever buy back a round? Jeez.

The octave solo just about killed me. That's one of my favorite guitar sounds. I really like how everything works together--you've got big, dirty guitars, a banjo, a piano, some cowbell... I really dig this.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:30 PM on March 17, 2010

The production, as usual, is really nice. Very clean and lovely sound.
posted by ORthey at 7:26 PM on March 17, 2010

The octave thing is, yeah, a sound I really like and found myself falling back on a lot on this album as something I haven't used much in the last few years. Right around when my first band was getting ready to disintegrate I had found myself using octave-doubled lines a lot to good effect in our songs, but that was the last time I was playing a lot of lead guitar and so as a technique it sort of fell by the wayside for me.

One of those old songs I can think of was this one, which was a regular part of our sets when we were in about peak form, and has a lot of octave stuff in it as I recall with a nice loud meaty guitar tone not unlike what I shot for on parts of Inchoatery.
posted by cortex at 10:36 PM on March 17, 2010

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