Billy and the Psychotics – Fabulous music, totally pro quality all the way around. I just can’t get past the vox. Sorry Dee, they’re really good, just not my style.
Brown Word and the Big Whine – I don’t expect a lot of love for this one, but it was a lot of fun to make! My guitar work is pretty rusty, could’ve used help from Guiterrorists if I’d had more time
New lessons this week: tracking multiple live guitars, raspy vox without the sore throat.
Chocolate Chips - I don’t “try the good stuff” anymore, but this gave me a flashback. There I was at my desk, eating Doritos and staring peacefully off into space, utterly relaxed. Nice!
Donny Longjohns - Great guitars. Way to drink the tea! I like the big, bellering redneck main vox, mixes well with the backing vox. Humorous. Scary, but quality.
Grid – Your voice sounds great here. Pleasant relaxing music, friendly lyrics, straight ahead. I like it. Colon: well executed, singing’s not bad, but it is trying to sound like Sublime.
Grilton’s Castle - Soft ‘n’ dreamy. Guitars sound very good. I like the ethereal quality and there are some weird percussion sounds hidden in there to give it several layers of sound. Vox get lost in the clouds sometimes. Sounds like y'all work well together.
Lookouts - Cool, we can hear the guitars – and they are sweet. Vox a bit flat in places, belt it out! I like the chorus chord progression a lot. Colon hears some type of punk rock thing going on with the vocals in the chorus.
Mickey Skylark – well done as always. Clever, clean, composition with excellent musicianship. Romney lines don’t seem to fit so well (political bias on my part perhaps – dislike politricks in general).
Nobody et al. – The bass is awesome. As always, well-played, well put together. That guitar solo is really cool! In fact I like the whole tone of the composition, kind of Spanish feel to it perhaps. The lyrics are okay, perhaps a bit fraught with drama. Colon senses trouble at home.
Paco Del Stinko – Another very gentle, soft tune, lots of these in the ‘fight this week. Sounding good as always. I love the guitars, how they soar at the end. Colon likes all the work put into the breakdown to make it smooth, but too shoe-gazey and Morrissey-like for him.
Snappy + Floyd – I am pleased to see S+F in this week’s fight. Tons of blabbery rhymes, lotsa shit talking (good - I prefer my rap verbose, grandiose). I like the chorus a lot. Guess y’all don’t like Brown Word, haaar. First rapper better than the others. Need some deeeeep sub bass in there mon. Funny end skit.
Steve Durand – First six notes – liked it immediately. The horns are so fabulous! Is that you doubled up, or do you have another horn player? Cute lyrics, nice Jamaican accent on the vox. I’m def NOT hatin’ this tune
WreckdoM – Another chaotic aural blast! Great fun as always working with the guys to bring you the best musical craziness we can muster. Contains a subliminal message to dogs. Colon: “the WreckdoM song was a musical journey… and… and it was crazy. It was long. Long for a WreckdoM song.”