This morning I had a quick chat with Thomas who asked me about Sunday. I told him that Tobi had played two songs and that David needed time to prepare the other four, two of which would be played this evening. At Erich’s request “Stung!” and “Misery”. Thomas mumbled my thoughts “What has Erich planned for Misery?” I shrugged my shoulders in reply. Continue reading “Pre-Studio – “Stung!””
David didn’t have time for Tobi on Friday, so I drove to the new practice room with my bass guitar. The storm on the way there was of biblical proportions, but the weather in the village was the exact opposite. The practice (without Flo on drums) was still worthwhile, with Andy and Nicci sharing singing roles. Continue reading “Studio – bass tracks 2”
Yesterday I managed to draw another A3 sized (Version J) of the logo. I scanned the outline and the filled version (without 11 threads on the esszet stave). This turned out to be a good thing, because I messed up the plotting of the 11 threads and, because I haven’t the facilities to print A3, will have to wait till the weekend to finish it off. Continue reading “Logo and CD art”
Yesterday the sister-in-law stopped by and asked how the studio was progressing and I noticed, in my reply, that I wasn’t as upbeat as I thought I would be. In fact, after I’d explained to her the process so far, I actually said that up till now I hadn’t wanted any of the songs not to be placed on the CD. Now I’m not so sure. Continue reading “Studio – progress”
I was unable to visit the studio the day before yesterday when Tobi set up his bass and recorded two songs. Yesterday I managed to get to the studio (admittedly 30 minutes late due to terrible traffic) and Tobi told me that they’d spent a lot of time on “Beast With Two Backs”. Tobi had initially started playing with his 5 string ass, but David preferred the sound of Tobi’s 4 string bass, saying it wasn’t so tinny in the higher end. And when I arrived, Tobi was playing the final parts for “Painkiller”, the solo and outro.
I offered everyone a beer, grabbed one for myself and sat back to watch and listen. Continue reading “Studio – Bass tracks”
When I was singing the guide tracks in the studio I was effectively reading from the latest song prints and some of the lyrics have been improved over those which I sing from heart. One such case was the outro for “Cougar!” and, because the change caught me off my guard, I didn’t quite get the metre right, which David also immediately noticed (and asked me if I was sure all the songs had a good metre). I replied they do, which is the truth, but depends on which lyrics are sung. Continue reading “Guide track – “Cougar!””
After arranging a hire-car I drove to the studio on Saturday afternnon and arrived shortly after Tobi to listen to Kirk lay down the tracks for “Cougar!” and “The Beginning Of The End”. I managed to get comprehensive video coverage and a couple of stills of Frank in action. Continue reading “Studio – Drums – 21.5.2016”