Everything I Want

January 8, 2007 7:21 AM

Going for sort of a "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "My Old School" kind of vibe with the horns - plus some extremely difficult chord changes to solo over (not gratuitously, I hope). Website, myspace, cd.

posted by fingers_of_fire (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Awesome! I might have to grab one of those CDs.
posted by danb at 7:41 AM on January 8, 2007

Nice! It's one of the more catchy and interesting pop songs I've heard here, and you really nailed that 70s vibe you mention. Kinda reminds me of some Graham Parker, too.

(Btw, Steps of Doom from your site is one of the better electronica pieces I've heard in a while, too. You should post it here so I can playlist it. :)
posted by mediareport at 10:40 AM on January 8, 2007

Well done and great fun to listen to!
posted by snsranch at 3:30 PM on January 8, 2007

I didn't love the singer's voice (you?) but I do love everything else about the song. I want to add a high harmony part in that vocal break toward the end, too. Nice job!
posted by emelenjr at 4:57 PM on January 8, 2007

Indeed, well done, f_o_f. Like mediareport, I hear some Graham Parker influence in there, not to mention ol' Elvis C. Nice twisty-turny vibe to that guitar solo section. And "when the mattress collapsed" is a great line. I'm imagining a collapsing mattress. That line has the same odd cognitive dissonance as, say, Randy Newman's "y'don't have to run through the jungle and scuff up your feet", you know what I mean? I dunno, maybe that's an obscure point. Anyway... May I ask how you recorded this? Sounds punchy as hell!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:00 PM on January 11, 2007

Great job. The singer's voice took a little getting used to but after a few listens it grew on me. It's upbeat and fun!
posted by god particle at 6:37 PM on January 11, 2007

thanks for the kind words, folks. That is indeed yours truly singing, just thought it was time to stop avoiding the subject and do it... after all, everyone has to start somewhere, right?

Anyway, flapjax, I don't know TOO much about the recording process. I mean, it was recorded and mixed in ProTools, mixing involved analog summing, I think we used Avalon mic pre's... does any of this mean anything?
posted by fingers_of_fire at 8:09 AM on January 12, 2007

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