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Fifty Shades of Gravy
Often happens when I'm recording something else - an idea emerges and rudely elbows its way to the front demanding immediate attention. I might develop this StratOtastic sketch (I've already got a vocal hook - hence the title) as part of a 4- or 5-track EP I'm preparing with the working title "Silverfish", but I thought I'd offer it up for anyone that might want to use it.
Remix of this. Rather more....umm....lively sounding now I reckon.
A festive ringtone for your good cheer this yuletide, and gawd bless us ev'ry one....
This is a seed, an idea for a chorus that I'm offering up either for collab or for someone else to take it somewhere and give it a damn good shagging. I got the idea almost immediately upon reading unSane's post and recorded this on the fly in an hour or two today in between cooking dinner. It's as rough as the proverbial badger's arse, but there is something there worth exploring. Perhaps it could get better....
I think I've mentioned elsewhere that I'm a bit tired of working on my own. So....here's an idea I'm offering up for collab. This demo sounds very '80's to me - like something a big-hair ponce-rock outfit like Cutting Crew would have knocked out. "I Just Died On My Arse Tonight" was I think one of their biggies. Uugghh. We need to kill that off pretty sharpish...
If this was part of a 20th Anniversary Re-Re-Re-Mastered Box Set + T-Shirt & Bottle-Opener kinda thang, it would be labelled "previously unrealised". That would, of course, be a deliberate typo in an irritatingly abstruse, smartass sort of way.
Forgive me gatecrashing the challenge. I've never consciously heard "OK Computer" or this track. I just read through the lyrics and this one resonated for some reason - serendipitously enough given it's Friday 13th! Hope no-one is offended by this effort bearing absolutely no relation to the original other than the lyric. Feels a bit like I've drunkenly decided to juggle with some Meissen china or something...
Hau' weg das Zeug!
Inspired (if that's the appropriate word) by ubiquitous news reports about internet trolls, cyber bullying and suchlike. Uploaded now primarily because in response to a talk post from me unSane has kindly offered to take a shot at improving the overall sound via mastering alchemy - so in due course you'll see just how shit this version really sounds....
...funky but neat. A thrown-together (2 hours from soup to nuts) attempt to reflect the wretched cheesiness of the world John Cooper Clarke depicts in this one. I guess I could have added a little more Gorgonzola, but, eeeeuuw, it's high enough....even for Mr Cavendish and the enigmatic Elizabeth...
Bubblegum with a bitter aftertaste.
An out-of-phase Strat golden oldie. Sweet. For JI, wherever she may be........
How well do you really know anyone?
George Clinton gave us P-Funk. I'm giving you an R-Soul lick. As it were. Two licks for the price of one actually. Aren't you the lucky ones....
guitar-free instrumental rifferama from the early noughties.
While looking for riffs for the Aug challenge, I unearthed this oddity from about 2003. At the time I was addicted to Boss COSM amp/effect sims, and the results are quite interesting. The track itself is derivative white-boy funk schlock that sounds like the advert soundtrack for a bucket-shop holiday outfit. A load of Balearics, in other words....
A peck of power pap for you pop-pickers to ponder, peruse and probably perforate. Inspired by this from one of my favourite websites The Daily Mash
Another archaeological artefact, this one apparently from the stoned age. Nice groove. Unsuccessful played-for-laughs-but-not-quite-making-it lyric.
Archival. Sometimes I surprise myself. Stick with it for a while - it's a grower.
Song description....let's see......ummmm.......it's a pop song. Enjoy.
Semi-acoustic demo of a song that, sadly, tells part of a story still unfolding.
Always find descriptions difficult. Ok. I'd say this is light, chewy, slightly farty, with raspberry notes and a hint of vitriol. Fancy a glass?
Quick and dirty cover of Chris Rea's gruffly charming classic. Hope Chris doesn't mind me breaking in and rearranging the furniture a little. Merry Christmas everyone!!
November challenge entry. 60bpm, naturally. I offer no apologies for the darkness of this one. I hope the ticking isn't cheating re the vocals-only criterion. Lyric contains some strong language.
p p powerpoptastic innit.....sort of
Ancient 8-track demo from 2002 or 03. A dark (and occasionally slightly out-of-tune) little curio with some interesting chord progressions and harmonic twists. I vaguely remember being obsessed with this one at the time. I guess it could be categorised as spinwave chilloff....
An admittedly inconsequential but strangely catchy (to my ears) little ditty and, in the fantasy world of 7" coloured vinyl singles, one of the b-sides to the forthcoming I've Got A Feeling That I'm Everything I Never Wanted To Be. Which, belying its Smiths-esque title, is shaping up as pure late '70's power-pop.
For the Chilean miners. Original idea was that unSane would do drums and Orthey handle vocals. Then, in a stroke of stupifying idiocy, I wiped the multitrack. Finito. So this version is a "rescue mix" in more than one way - it's a cdr rip of the WIP I wiped (heh) with some percussion grafted onto it. Not as it should have been, but it's a good track (imho) and, well, this is better than nothing. Viva Chile!!
Remix. Faster - varispeeded to within an inch of its spectral life. New drums. Modest EQ tweak.
Freshly mixed at The Gin Palace by head bartender Alphonse, a Bombay Sapphire cocktail with the merest suggestion of smokey jazz. Niiiiice Not, btw, a cover of the Elton John song
This is very worrying...
'80's AOR revival band seeks drummer. Must have own mullet and teeth. Ability to walk upright and use a knife and fork may be an advantage. Apply within.
Written and recorded shortly after my first visit to the USA, this is a kind of sensory impression of the experience - a slightly woozy and bewitched mood piece I suppose.
Rough as a bear's arse - the guitar is all one take (complete with many balls-ups and towards the end it's gloriously out of tune). But quite a good overall sound imho. Double bass features again. All in all, this is just a bit of twatting about really. With apologies to Robert Johnson and a tip of the hat to EC.
Featuring my (barely competent) debut on a rented double bass. A pedal steel would have been nice - but...... One of the best songs I've written to date - actually has a proper chorus for once (golly!). Bit of a sonic departure too - trying to roughen/loosen things up a bit. Hope y'all like it.
A vignette - bend sinister.
I must have recorded hundreds of demos over the years. Some of them I've totally forgotten. And when I hear them it's as if it was the first time I've heard the track. That kind of accidental rediscovery is generally uncomfortably embarrassing...but sometimes, rather wonderfully, it's quite the opposite...(more background inside). Wish I could remember how I got such a warm sound....
A few days back I uploaded something for this month's MeFiMu Challenge called "Jasmine & Seashells". The mix was a bit shitty and, on reflection, the track is about a summery as Santa Claus. So...with apologies for the inappropriate earlier post, here's a more nuanced mix and a less bogus title.
Had this bluesesque thing kicking around for a while. A rather grubby mix, with a clumsy edit halfway through, but I quite liked it after not listening to it for months. Decent guitar riff/sound.
An earlier generation of what LOOM uploaded a few days back. This one made us both wear cheesy grins. IMHO it has a little more "oomph" and focus, and highlights LOOM's really rather splendid vocal performance to better effect. Be afraid, be very afraid.....we plan to do more of these.......
You know that rush of memory that happens sometimes with a certain scent or sound? I've tried to evoke that through writing a song within a song. Not for me to judge whether it's worked or not....
When I posted the original version of this back in March I commented that it needed a female vocal. Well, thanks to maiamadness, it has now. Thomas Hardy's words are a kind of post-script to Tess Of The D'Urbervilles. I'm sure you'll agree that Maia's interpretation really brings them to life. This is what I wanted it sound like - thanks again Maia!
Strung out and stripped
If I'd been born in 1965 and this had been #1 on the day, I'd have submitted this for the May/June challenge. But I wasn't and it wasn't, so I won't. Or something.
This is News From Nowhere with a fresh lyric and an improved vocal melody in the versey/bridgey bits. More "finished" now, I think. Comments, as ever, welcome.
Instructions: to be liberally applied aurally when driving through Godforsaken backwaters. Warning: lengthy instrumental section may induce quasi-prog aversion syndrome. If this occurs, please seek immediate medical assistance. In the alternative, large quantities of beer and/or marijuana have been known to effect temporary relief from this distressing condition. MajorDundee Inc - A Familiar Company