A cover of Tom Petty’s “Walls.” Recorded 12/23/11, Union City.
Ovation 12-string acoustic, Fender Jazz electric bass, Logic Pro.
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Another fine example of the glammy nonsense I wrote in the 90s. Hey, if Marc Bolan didn’t have to make sense, why should I? This one was recorded February 26-28, 2010.
This song was written in the late 80s. A rather rambling version of it was my first ever digital recording in 1999, but this one was all done from scratch on my new MacBook rig, over the course of February 2010.
Here is the “punked” version of Matthew Rose‘s “I Have A Car”. You may be familiar with the original recording I did back in 1999. I recorded this version back in November 2008 as a test of my (then) brand-new Roland TD-3 drums — long since upgraded to a TD-4. I actually rather like the sound of this snare drum on the TD-3. I haven’t been able to find anything that punchy on the TD-4.
Other instruments: Gretsch Electromatic, Fender Jazz. Recorded on the Zoom H4, mixed in Garageband.
A cover of one my favorite Bowie songs. I started this back in 2007, with acoustic guitars, and spent months noodling in Garageband to get something I liked. Then I added “live” V-Drums over the summer, and suddenly I remembered: less is more. So I kept the bassline (that I’m rather proud of) and the filtered Telecaster, and got rid of the other guitars and percussion and synthesizers. It could still use a touch-up in the mixing and mastering department, but I like where it’s at right now.
(Also, will I get sued over putting this up on a public website?)
This song was written ages ago, when I was in high school, sometime around 1985. Teenage angst wrapped in cutesy English phrases I stole from music I was listening to. Me and Dirk performed this song once or twice at school events. We called it “bunck”: blues and rock and punk (with “c” because we lived close to Hattem.)
This version features Roland V-Drums, Fender Jazz bass and my Gretsch Electromatic. Recorded August 2009.