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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

December 09, 2005

Friday Fun

Simon's post below about his in-car listening got me thinking. He mentions several good guitar players, of which there is always more discussion to be found over at guitargas. But he made me think of some stuff he has done for me in the past, and what an ego-trip it is to have someone play as well as he does on my own tracks.

Here's one we did last year some time. It's an epic 5 mins plus, and it's encoded at 160kbps, so it's a hefty 6MB plus file.

Simon plays the lead guitar part (obviously). I am proud to be associated with it, and the last two verses, which feature some of my best ever nasty lines.

I Don't Want To #2

(It's #2, by the way, because there's an earlier version of it, without Simon's guitar, and with a better organ part.)


  • Aw shucks!

    It ain't that good.

    Some inapproptiate use of the natural minor scale creeping in.

    Actually, no! It's like some jazz chromaticism and I meant to do it, right.

    Also harsh employment of a volume swell pedal in 2 places.

    Still, you can't expect all your children to become poets.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 7:28 am  

  • Any harshness may be due to inept mixing, remember. I may sit down and remix it this weekend, because I'm a year older and wiser, after all.

    By Blogger bot37363838, at 7:34 am  

  • Aye.

    Although I've been playing too long I've come a long way in the last two years and listening to myself on that song I can hear things that I wouldn't do now.

    I still like that soupy, compressed, overdriven, harmony bend style, with reverb and volume swells, though.

    Guess it's the same with all recordings: you have to let go at some point or you end up, like Guns 'n' roses spending 15 years making an album, and by then there's so much at stake that you can't afford to get it even slightly wrong.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 7:40 am  

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