Ain't a Damn Thing (We Humans Can Do)

December 17, 2010 9:23 PM

Yesterday I dashed off a little song for the alligator bites an electric eel thread. I actually do this kind of thing pretty frequently in Mefi threads, but this one garnered more favorites than usual, so I was inspired to record it today. The bare bones arrangement (vocal, diddley bow and stomp box) reflects the fact that I only had about an hour to do this thing...

posted by flapjax at midnite (2 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I think I'll add at least a track or two to this later, a bit of percussion or whatnot, when I can get around to it. If so, I'll probably post it again.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:25 PM on December 17, 2010

I saw this in the original thread and wondered how long it'd take ya!

Great performance, and the incongruity of the menagerie instantly brought to mind Capt. Beefheart, peace be upon him, who did also love to sing about strange creatures.

Nice arrangement -- the stompbox sounds a lot like a kick and the bending on the diddley bow at the end is nice. I wouldn't mind hearing more of that during the rest of the song at all.

IMO you could try it with the same reverb you put on that track I commented on a few days ago. It really suited your voice and the style. It's got kind of a swampy vibe so a little more ambience might not be a bad thing.

I also entirely agree with the sentiment.
posted by unSane at 9:31 PM on December 17, 2010

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