A song that needs no introduction: this is my tribute to one of the best new wave songs of all time and to Peter Hook's most iconic bass line. And obviously a tribute to Joy Division and its unforgotten frontman.
Merry Christmas 🎄
I know there are a few folk on here who are not in the Ric fan camp but I love mine and wanted to give it a New Wave / Power Pop early 80s vibe. Off came the white plastic to be replaced with black plastic, and I had already added the zero mod thumb rest and the bezel cover. I added the neon white strings a while ago too. It got loads of comments on Friday's gig and seems to be getting a lot of likes on Facebook and Instagram.... so here it is in its full glory.
I spent the last 3 years periodically recording an album with my friend Rich. It's a great band with some amazing players in it. We had a blast doing this at Mooncalf Studios in Wiltshire. The bass is a Ric 4003s going through a Tech21Sansamp VT Bass pedal straight into the desk. I guess we were trying to make a very commercial sounding record that sat somewhere between Iggy Pop and the Rolling Stones, very much aimed for radio play. I did some of the production as well as the bass guitar. We've signed a little indie deal and it comes out on June 12th. This was one of my favourite tracks and the video was just a bit of fun really. Check it out!