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xilddx

Something Old & Something New - Your Recordings.

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This might be interesting, I think :)

[b]Put up an early recording [/b]of you playing, a song, a composition, whatever you like, and [b]also put up a recent recording[/b].

I'll get something early of mine digitised tomorrow and sling it up here, along with sommat newer.

I know for a fact my bass ability was well meagre twenty years ago :) But I was really into composing stuff and playing guitar.

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Ooh, nice one Nige!

This first track is Marigold and was recorded by my "I want to be famous" band some time around 92/94. It features our very own Mr. Fudge on guitar...

[url="https://sites.google.com/site/paulharckham/home/marigold.mp3"][b]Marigold[/b][/url]

And this one I recorded today just for a bit of fun! This one features, well, me!...

[url="https://sites.google.com/site/paulharckham/home/Isthisfunk.mp3"][b]Is This Funk[/b]?[/url] Edited by paul h

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Haha this should be a good thread. :)

My band when I was 17 (1991-ish):



My current band, earlier this year: [url="http://www.myspace.com/copaseticska/music/songs/Restless-69378405"]http://www.myspace.com/copaseticska/music/...stless-69378405[/url] Edited by thisnameistaken

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Good stuff there TNIT. For some reason I expected you to be in some kind of angry, shouty band. :)

I wonder if anyone is going to be playing the same style of music for both?

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[quote name='paul h' post='1029840' date='Nov 19 2010, 07:59 PM']Ooh, nice one Nige!

This first track is Marigold and was recorded by my "I want to be famous" band some time around 92/94. It features our very own Mr. Fudge on guitar...

[url="https://sites.google.com/site/paulharckham/home/marigold.mp3"][b]Marigold[/b][/url]

And this one I recorded today just for a bit of fun! This one features, well, me!...

[url="https://sites.google.com/site/paulharckham/home/Isthisfunk.mp3"][b]Is This Funk[/b]?[/url][/quote]
Haha! The Marigold track seems quite typical of its day! I remember gigging in that period and seeing a few bands like that. Good tune, and the singer has a good voice. BUT, hasn't your feel improved! Your funk number shows some serious slap chops there mate! It's a really great riff and almost like it's programmed, it's so tight and in time all the way through, cracking! Great tone too.

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[quote name='thisnameistaken' post='1030065' date='Nov 20 2010, 01:34 AM']Haha this should be a good thread. :)

My band when I was 17 (1991-ish):



My current band, earlier this year: [url="http://www.myspace.com/copaseticska/music/songs/Restless-69378405"]http://www.myspace.com/copaseticska/music/...stless-69378405[/url][/quote]
Ahhh, youthful exhuberance :lol: That was really fun to watch, and I also thought, like Paul, you would be in a band that was a bit, dark and serious :) Some really good playing on there, and I love your bass, it looks wickid!

Love your current band! I'll check out the rest of the tunes tomorrow. I love ska, and that is GOOD SKA! Lovely tone and playing mate, put a big smile on my mush just now!

I'm not going to have time to digitise my tape today, got a big Bollywood gig and got to be there at 4pm for a sound check. I had a listen to some last night after rehearsal though and I have found some sh*t I haven't listened to for years. I'll get them up tomorrow.

Thanks so much for putting these up gents, it is very interesting isn't it :D

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Thanks Nigel...but I have to confess that the bass line is looped. I like to record riffs and load them into Reason and treat them as a sample.

:cheat:

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[quote name='paul h' post='1030359' date='Nov 20 2010, 12:59 PM']Thanks Nigel...but I have to confess that the bass line is looped. I like to record riffs and load them into Reason and treat them as a sample.

:cheat:[/quote]
I had a small feeling it may have been :) It's a perfectly normal thing to do and it's a great line.

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OK, here we are.

This is a track I recorded in 1992. I was a guitar player, and a complete f***ing fretw***er, but I think it's pretty good, but maybe a bit clichéd. I called it "No Feet Allowed" for some reason :) It was recorded on a Fostex X-26 4 Track cassette portastudio. I had a Yamaha SPX50D digital effects rack, and the drums were programmed on an Alesis HR16. I seem to remember it took nearly a week to do that!

[attachment=64571:01_Track_1.mp3]

This other is something I did about two years ago, the second last song I wrote and recorded, it's called "Crow". I wrote it on a Uke. I programmed the drums on an Alesis SR16, I'm singing on this too but I don't dig my singing voice much and for some reason only one side of the stereo vocal came out properly. It's a flawed recording but I really like the song.

[attachment=64608:Crow1.mp3] Edited by silddx

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May have put this up elsewhere, but anyway

Early - around late 70's we reckon [url="http://www.tideway-la.co.uk/ATF/im_always_with_you.mp3"][b]I'm Always With You[/b][/url] - a rather busy Shergold Marathon Fretless

Last Friday night - [url="http://www.tideway-la.co.uk/Alibi/Sounds/Alibi_Live_-_Maniac.mp3"][b]Maniac[/b][/url]

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Wow Nigel...I love that track! And I am rather in awe of your fretw***ery! :) But I have to ask. 1992? Before or after The Extremist was released? :) Also, am I being stupid or is there no link for the other stuff?

Walman...very cool playing and great intonation on such a busy fretless track. Busy but works really well with the song. And that is fantastic cover version! I need to play that to my band so they can see what you can with "synth" song! Brilliant!

:lol:

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Ooh yes, I'm going to have to root around in my Harddrive for something properly old - but great idea for a thread - and Nige - lovely noodling on that geetar track - but where's your new one? Would definitely like to hear that...

Keep them coming folks - time for a little show and tell! :)

Cheers

Mike

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[quote name='urb' post='1032237' date='Nov 22 2010, 09:06 AM']Ooh yes, I'm going to have to root around in my Harddrive for something properly old - but great idea for a thread - and Nige - lovely noodling on that geetar track - but where's your new one? Would definitely like to hear that...

Keep them coming folks - time for a little show and tell! :lol:

Cheers

Mike[/quote]
Bugger. I stupidly had it saved as a massive WAV and didn't upload. Just converted it. It's in this post and the one above. God, the main vocal sounds so sh*t, the main verse vocal which I double tracked disappeared and I don't know what happened to it, so you have a splendidly weak backing vocal track in the verses although it gets a little better as the song progresses. Also the the vocal appears to be panned fairly hard left and right. I must have been stoned off my face when I mixed it :) Never mind, I don't like my singing voice much anyway :)

Thanks for the lovely comments on the other one!

[attachment=64608:Crow1.mp3] Edited by silddx

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I'm pretty sure I have some music I wrote and recorded aged 14 at home. It would have been done on a tascam cassette four track, I seem to remember lots of bouncing down and tape flipping for reverse vocals and the like. I'll try and post it later.

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[quote name='paul h' post='1032198' date='Nov 22 2010, 08:10 AM']Wow Nigel...I love that track! And I am rather in awe of your fretw***ery! :lol: [b]But I have to ask. 1992? Before or after The Extremist was released? :D Also, am I being stupid or is there no link for the other stuff?[/b]

Walman...very cool playing and great intonation on such a busy fretless track. Busy but works really well with the song. And that is fantastic cover version! I need to play that to my band so they can see what you can with "synth" song! Brilliant!

:P[/quote]
Hahah! Thanks Paul :)

What is "The Extremist"? Is that Paul Gilbert or something? I was into Vai, Zappa, Rush, King Crimson, and dub/reggae. It's all in there :)

Link now sorted mate.

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[quote name='WalMan' post='1031933' date='Nov 21 2010, 09:31 PM']May have put this up elsewhere, but anyway

Early - around late 70's we reckon [url="http://www.tideway-la.co.uk/ATF/im_always_with_you.mp3"][b]I'm Always With You[/b][/url] - a rather busy Shergold Marathon Fretless

Last Friday night - [url="http://www.tideway-la.co.uk/Alibi/Sounds/Alibi_Live_-_Maniac.mp3"][b]Maniac[/b][/url][/quote]
Wow! Really like the first track, but then I've always been a big Police fan and it's stylistically similar. Great playing! :)

Maniac is indeed a great cover as Paul pointed out! Top stuff!

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[quote name='silddx' post='1032504' date='Nov 22 2010, 12:52 PM']Wow! Really like the first track, but then I've always been a big Police fan and it's stylistically similar. Great playing! :)

Maniac is indeed a great cover as Paul pointed out! Top stuff![/quote]
Cheers. Yup that was out Police era.

Maniac is actually a cover of a cover. We cribbed the version by a Norwegian band called Street Legal, and it got suggested by the vocalist. I think if I had gone in and said "hey guys how about doing Maniac from Footloose?" I would have been laughed out of the r/h room :)

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[quote name='silddx' post='1032489' date='Nov 22 2010, 12:40 PM']What is "The Extremist"?[/quote]

Joe Satriani album.

Enjoyed Crow too.

This has potential to be the best thread on BC!

:)

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[quote name='paul h' post='1032541' date='Nov 22 2010, 01:17 PM']Joe Satriani album.

Enjoyed Crow too.

This has potential to be the best thread on BC!

:)[/quote]
Cheers :)

Ahh, Satch. Never really got into him to be honest. Although he has a really distinctive sound and feel. Amazing player but I don't like his compositions that much. I preferred Vai, but I'm not into that sort of thing anymore really. Alex Lifeson always had the best tone and style for me. John Sykes from Whitesnake and Atomic Tommy M from '80s UFO really knocked me out though, both had great great style and ideas.

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My mistake. Thought I heard a little Satch in there! I was quite a Satriani fan but fund Vai just too overblown for me.

I actually bought a Tony McAlpine album because Billy was playing bass.

:)

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Here we go. I don't have any of the really old stuff (computers :) ) but here is something from 4 years ago (which for me is pretty old!) and something from this year:

[attachment=64694:RSC.mp3]

[attachment=64699:ControlFinalMix.mp3]

oh yeah...

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I am loving the older tracks here! There's some really interesting beats going on, probably 10% skill and 90% enthusiasm but that's what makes for good music IMHO! :)

Lovely stuff so far.

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Here's me aged 17 or so (so, 2002ish). Recorded round a mates house on his 8 track (he played drums for me), with vocal mics. Bit of an early songwriting attempt, it's ok, but lacks any real attitude. The bass is a Rockbass Corvette, and the guitar is a lovely Fender Jaguar I owned for a bit, before becoming frustrated with it's many, many design flaws!


[attachment=64725:tookaride.mp3]


And this is my band this year. Recorded last month in fact. The bass is my Spector into the desk with a Sansamp RBI.


[attachment=64729:None_Shall_Pass.mp3]

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