She Shook Me Cold

 
       
 
Mar 14, 2018, 07:49 AM

Hi All

This is my first venture into the world of grunge (at least I think it’s that), I admit it’s not one of my best efforts.

https://soundcloud.com/cowparsleyman/she-shook-me-cold-v2

I had the idea at least 10 years ago, so no time like the present to record it.

It’s about temptation and how it affects not just you, but others too, in very unexpected ways.

The lead vocal sounded a bit soul-less dry so I think I put it through a stomp box distortion. I think my vocal could have had a bit more balls to it, but I can’t sing in tune when I push it, and I start to cough!

If anyone would like to put a more appropriate Vocal on it PM me.

The guitar was a Yamaha SG1000, through a Soldano amp sim on a Vox Tonelabs SE Left, and a MesaBoogie on the Right channel, both max’d out, into a Palmer fat 50 all tube combo.

The solos are meant to sound very unorganised, and threatening. Stomp box is an Arion SCH01 stereo chorus and a Roland AF60 BeeGee clone.

The drums are a Yamaha Dtextreme III

Bass is a Yamaha trb4 through a Roland Bass Cube 100

Hope you like it…feel free to critique, that’s why I’m here, to learn. Also it does help me if you say what you listened to it on.

Rich

[ Edited: 14 March 2018 09:52 AM by Rich]
 
     
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Mar 14, 2018, 12:29 PM

Nice piece of grunge there, Rich. Love the guitar solos. I feel like there is a banshee wailing at me.

 
     
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Mar 14, 2018, 01:23 PM

Nirvana meets the Cars! Nice work! :)

 
     
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Mar 14, 2018, 04:05 PM
Gavin Sinclair - 14 March 2018 12:29 PM

Nice piece of grunge there, Rich. Love the guitar solos. I feel like there is a banshee wailing at me.

Och aye, they amy well be, we’re doomed…

Glad you liked it

Rich

 
     
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Mar 14, 2018, 04:07 PM
JAPOV - 14 March 2018 01:23 PM

Nirvana meets the Cars! Nice work! :)

Whato Jappers,

You’re very perceptive, I can hear that now, i wonder if they ever playednon the sma ebill, like hendrix and the Momkees

Thanks for the listen

Rich

 
     
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Mar 15, 2018, 07:27 PM

Hey Rich! i think Japov nailed it with the Nirvana/Cars reference.

i personally think the vocals are fine on this, goes with the lo-fi grungy feel and mix, really gives the song flavor and character. and yeah man, sounds like something that would be right at home on some of the local alternative music stations here in the Portland Metro Area.

way to rip on the guitar! loved it!

(listened 4 times. twice on my radio shack PC speakers, and twice on my JBL LSR 305 studio monitors.)

 
     
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Brad Jaggard Joined Jun 22, 2016
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Mar 16, 2018, 04:16 AM

Cheers Brad for taking a listen, I always appreciate it, you could be doing something else…glad you liked it, I was thinking about do a different solo.

I’ve not really heard much Cars stuff. How would you improve it Brad, any ideas?

Regards

Rich

 
     
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Mar 16, 2018, 11:12 AM

I dont think it needs improvement. I like it the way it is quite honestly. Any “improvement” would take away from what you got here. Just my opinion of course.

 
     
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Mar 16, 2018, 11:13 AM

Thanks Brad, that’s really encouraging.

Rich

 
     
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Mar 17, 2018, 10:44 AM

Cool tune Rich! Catchy, Grungy, and weird in a good way. Love the bass guitar!

 
     
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Mar 22, 2018, 07:09 PM

Cool tune Rich

Definitely A Nirvana/Cars influence. Also heard a little bit of Foo Fighters, RHCP’s in there also.

Nice work

Corbs

 
     
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Mar 23, 2018, 07:55 AM

Cheers Cobber

Dang nearly spilt my billabong over me tucker bag, I know about DHCP, but no RHCP…

I know next to nothing of the Cars, so that’s a co incidence, I’m not over keen on it myself.

I woke up one Saturday morning and listened to ‘Feels like teen spirit’, so I tried to have a 1 off go at that genre.

It’s better since i’ve remixed it.

Glad you liked it Luke

So cool we can chat so far away.

Keep well

Rich

 
     
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Mar 23, 2018, 09:50 PM

Absolutely love it mate. It’s the kind of music i’m into too.

 
     
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Mar 26, 2018, 08:54 AM
RealKevM - 23 March 2018 09:50 PM

Absolutely love it mate. It’s the kind of music i’m into too.

Thanks Nice that you took the time to listen, greatly appreciated.


maybe I’ll do something else with a big of ooomph.

Rich

 
     
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