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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:10 PM

This might be interesting, I think :)

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

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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Posted 19 November 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...

Marigold

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

Is This Funk?

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Posted 20 November 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: http://www.myspace.com/copaseticska/music/...stless-69378405

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:18 AM

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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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:09 PM

View Postpaul h, on Nov 19 2010, 07:59 PM, said:

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...

Marigold

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

Is This Funk?
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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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:22 PM

View Postthisnameistaken, on Nov 20 2010, 01:34 AM, said:

Haha this should be a good thread. :)

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

My current band, earlier this year: http://www.myspace.c...stless-69378405
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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Posted 20 November 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.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 01:30 PM

View Postpaul h, on Nov 20 2010, 12:59 PM, said:

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.

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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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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:20 PM

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!



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.


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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:31 PM

May have put this up elsewhere, but anyway

Early - around late 70's we reckon I'm Always With You - a rather busy Shergold Marathon Fretless

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:10 AM

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!

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Posted 22 November 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! :)

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:26 AM

I'd have to speak to the drummer from the London Deadbeats and I haven't done that since 1982 :)

I'd love to get hold of the old tapes. :)

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:59 AM

View Posturb, on Nov 22 2010, 09:06 AM, said:

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:

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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!


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:08 PM

What a great idea for a thread :)

I'll see what I can dig up!

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:20 PM

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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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:40 PM

View Postpaul h, on Nov 22 2010, 08:10 AM, said:

Wow Nigel...I love that track! And I am rather in awe of your fretw***ery! :lol: 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?

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!

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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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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:52 PM

View PostWalMan, on Nov 21 2010, 09:31 PM, said:

May have put this up elsewhere, but anyway

Early - around late 70's we reckon I'm Always With You - a rather busy Shergold Marathon Fretless

Last Friday night - Maniac
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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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:10 PM

View Postsilddx, on Nov 22 2010, 12:52 PM, said:

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!
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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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:17 PM

View Postsilddx, on Nov 22 2010, 12:40 PM, said:

What is "The Extremist"?

Joe Satriani album.

Enjoyed Crow too.

This has potential to be the best thread on BC!

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:33 PM

View Postpaul h, on Nov 22 2010, 01:17 PM, said:

Joe Satriani album.

Enjoyed Crow too.

This has potential to be the best thread on BC!

:)
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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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:50 PM

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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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:13 PM

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:

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:31 PM

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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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:06 PM

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!





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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:35 PM

View Postpaul h, on Nov 19 2010, 07:59 PM, said:

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...

Marigold

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

Is This Funk?

Serious chops on the funk track. You must have a thumb like a side of beef, sir!

View Postsilddx, on Nov 22 2010, 11:59 AM, said:

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 Crow1.mp3

I love this - the bassline is fantastic, dubby goodness, the song itself is really interesting both melodically and rhythmically and I don't think your vocals are bad at all.

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This ska track is great - love the bassplaying, really makes you want to skank in the uptempo bits!

View PostWalMan, on Nov 21 2010, 09:31 PM, said:

May have put this up elsewhere, but anyway

Early - around late 70's we reckon I'm Always With You - a rather busy Shergold Marathon Fretless

Really like the police-yness of this. I love the texture of the instruments, drums and vocals recorded on 70s equipment, it just invokes a different mood when you listen to it. Great stuff.

View PostEdwardHimself, on Nov 22 2010, 08:13 PM, said:

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

Attachment RSC.mp3

Attachment ControlFinalMix.mp3

oh yeah...

Control sounds really cool, the opening part with the ascending and decending synth is very Skunk Anansie (which I like!).

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:12 AM

View PostWil, on Nov 22 2010, 10:35 PM, said:

Control sounds really cool, the opening part with the chromtically ascending and decending synth is very Skunk Anansie (which I like!).

I really can't stand that band lol but thanks all the same :)
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 11:20 AM

OK - raided the harddrive on my old PC and there a coupe of things I'd like to share - I do have some old band stuff but I'd rather share these, also you can hear all my new stuff on my signature (got to the Bandcamp page for the best quality)

Anyhow the first one is a classical/Tango piece by Astor Piazzola arranged and played brilliantly by a guitarist friend of mine called James Watson - we recorded this in 1995 or something like that - pre-digital and all that, hence it's a bit hissy... I'm doubling his lines and playing chords under the solo, on my trusty old Warwick Thumb original:



The second tune is one of my first solo bass recordings I did when I move to London 7 years ago, this is the modal jazz classic Little Sunflower, I'd just got my fretless custom 5-string and loved the Christian McBride version of the tune so decided to do my version of it:



Hope you enjoyed these - thankfully I'm a better bassist and better at recording/producing my own stuff now... it's all good though

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:51 PM

View PostEdwardHimself, on Nov 22 2010, 08:13 PM, said:

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 RSC.mp3

Attachment ControlFinalMix.mp3

oh yeah...
You came a long way in 4 years mate, Control is really, really good! It's a very commercial composition, very listenable, and very well played! It deserves a great vocal :)

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:57 PM

View Posturb, on Nov 23 2010, 11:20 AM, said:

OK - raided the harddrive on my old PC and there a coupe of things I'd like to share - I do have some old band stuff but I'd rather share these, also you can hear all my new stuff on my signature (got to the Bandcamp page for the best quality)

Anyhow the first one is a classical/Tango piece by Astor Piazzola arranged and played brilliantly by a guitarist friend of mine called James Watson - we recorded this in 1995 or something like that - pre-digital and all that, hence it's a bit hissy... I'm doubling his lines and playing chords under the solo, on my trusty old Warwick Thumb original:

Attachment Tango_Suite.mp3

The second tune is one of my first solo bass recordings I did when I move to London 7 years ago, this is the modal jazz classic Little Sunflower, I'd just got my fretless custom 5-string and loved the Christian McBride version of the tune so decided to do my version of it:

Attachment Little_Sunflower.mp3

Hope you enjoyed these - thankfully I'm a better bassist and better at recording/producing my own stuff now... it's all good though

Cheers

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f***in hell, that first piece is pretty immense Mike :)

Liking the Janek stuff on the second track :D :) :lol:





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