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Hobbyist musician,pro recorder
Member Since: May 15, 2007

1, a cover of 1966's Tommy McClain's cover of Don Gibson's Sweet Dreams. I had just acquired two little keyboards and so it was a key experiment on Teac 4 channel. Unfortunately I used old tape which had been gnarled, as it was just for my own purpsoes I leapt ahead. Digitally cleaned somewhat, but...not much to listen to more than once.

Same with the next original, The Party. I wrote the lyrics when I was 18 (1970)and in 1977 as soon as I learned how to move my fingers from E to A to G (a rather odd combo) I put "music" to the words. It sounds just like a first song attempt by a teenager.

I then recorded it SOS bouncing from R-L and ended up with the final mono product. One of my very first multitrack recordings. Digitally fixed speed problems (I slowed down and sped up somewhat, plus the song was far too dirge-y so I gave it a good shot in the *** speedwise)and cleaned as much as possible, but ancient tape and hissy sound on sound recording. But wtf, I'm running out of good ones to post. :)

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Aug 08, 2007 09:33 pm

I'll give em a listen either tomorrow or the next day.

Since: Jul 27, 2007

Aug 09, 2007 01:33 pm

"The Party"

Ahhh no wonder it sounds like a late 60's, early 70's song! I really like it, despite the sound quality, it kinda has a "Simon and Garfunkel" feel to it.

"Sweet Dreams"

I'm not familiar with the original, but for someone like me who is old enough to appreciate 60's/70's music, it's a good listen.

Have you ever considered re-recording either tune?

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Aug 09, 2007 09:54 pm

Sweet Dreams sounds great. I'll just keep repeating myself. I love that sound, knowing it was from some knarled old tape makes it even better. And yep very 60's sounding.

The Party, now that was cool. I have to agree with the Simon and Garfunkel thing just because of the feel for it. You can hear the tape wobble and all, now that is cool for sure. I liked the echo effect, very trippy again with that on. Great tune if you ask me.

Hobbyist musician,pro recorder
Since: May 15, 2007

Aug 10, 2007 01:31 am

Heh, thanks very much. It certainly has that authentic gnarled car cassette tape quality to it. :)

I never thought of S&G re: The Party, now I have to relisten to that!

I did think about rerecording the Party, although it's such a simple song I dunno...

I do have a few better things I am going to transfer to my work computer to upload in a few days, newer things that aren't quite so dropout heavy.

Thanks again for the nice words. All I really ever wanted to do was make music people might like, and I know it's certainly not for everyone and there is plenty to critique but if a fwe folks actually like it that's quite gratifying.

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