Friday, April 03, 2009
OK. We were at Emon's place yesterday. You'll want to head back over there for PART TWO. Before you go, though, I need to tell you about the song you'll hear.
You may have heard it before as a piece entitled Hellbop. It is now called Chopped, and here's why.
When I originally let you hear the preliminary mix, I asked for suggestions. I got some. Surprisingly, none of them told me to shove it up my wazoo. The suggestions were almost uniformly well-intended, and some were even helpful. Stu, in particular, tried to give me some heartfelt direction, but much of what he suggested was beyond the scope of the facilities and equipment I had to work with, as well as beyond my talent, but I wasn't willing to admit that.
The person who deserves the most credit (or blame) for the finished product is Green Jello. Her commentary said, "Sounds like a motorcycle traveling somewhere kind of song." She was right. The song suggested movement, so I incorporated some FX and it is now called Chopped. That's a term connected with motorcycles. It's also appropriate because of what I had to do to some of the parts I recorded in order to make them fit.
Anyway, if you listen to Hellbop, and then listen to Chopped over at Emon's place, it's interesting to hear how a song evolves from conception to fairly-finished product. I want to be sure, though, that you understand this is still only what I would put together to show some bandmates what my ideas were concerning a song. It would still evolve from this point.
Enough explanation. Please go and read PART TWO, listen to the song, and I hope you enjoy it all, whatever it is.
Soon, with more better stuff.