I seem to be on a bit of an eclectic kick this week. I realized it on Tuesday and I started looking at some heavier rock and to some classic metal bands that are attempting comebacks. So watch out, I may get on a hard rock kick soon. One such band is Whitesnake. Being a guitarist Whitesnake certainly had some of the coolest guitar parts to learn. Especially for riff type playing. Well, they’ve released a new CD not too long ago and damn if it isn’t like a lot of their older stuff (yes, I’m so much a music geek that I own every Whitesnake album including the very early blues stuff). I haven’t picked up the new one yet, but I most likely will because of the production. It’s very obvious that they didn’t cheese out on the recording of the album. You can hear the room of everything they did. The guitars are huge, the drums are intense and the vocals are actually amazing. Coverdale was always a great singer, but even in his advancing age, he’s sounding stellar. But enough about that until I put it up on the blog. (Might be tomorrow).
I’ve been going round the clock for the past couple of days to recut a song I wrote last week. I mentioned a tune for a movie. Well we did a Brit Rock type version and now as of Tuesday we’ve been rerecording it as a female piano vocal driven thing. Thus a new friend that I met Monday night became the piano player and I called another friend who sang on my Christmas records to do the female vocal. So far so good. Tracked new drums last night and today I’ll be laying down additional instruments and doing a mix today. Gotta get it mastered and off to the movie people asap.
In a vain attempt to get to it, I’m going to leave you with a little ditty by Paul Maya. In The Present. It’s exactly where I am right now – after that slight trip down guitar learning lane. Hopefully you are too. Paula apparently gets compared to Bjork and I can hear why. On this particular track I would add to that an element of Peter Gabriel. Especially when the guitars and keyboards kick in on the verse. That’s the part I really like to hear.
The bridge is yet another cool little section. It’s reminiscent of the Beatles. I not thinking clearly enough at the moment to think of the exact song I’m connecting it with, but who cares? It sounds good.
Increase your eclectic library! Add some Paula to your mix – legally of course.