Bad Boys at Bar Mitzvahs- There’s not much to this song, but quite an enjoyable listen. This is all groove. I really like this. The backing vocals are very cool. Very well played! Maybe a vote. Thinkin about it.
Bloo Tattue- This is gorgeous! King Arthur sounds fantastic. Vocals are excellent. Nice soulful piano! This totally gets a vote! This fits the title perfectly. It has that vibe from the Saturday Night Live credits. Cool chord pattern! I kind of hate the line “these are the blues….” Other than that they are nice. Great song!
EDIT: Apparently King Arthur had nothing to do with the recording, I think I saw his name on the ID tag. Okay, I know this voice. I re-listened to "Spanish Lessons", my next guess is Milo Dunderville. Final Answer.
Hate Noise- This is not very fun for me. But on the plus side, it’s better than half the stuff on Spin Tunes. I love how experimental you guys are. This one didn’t work for me, a little too monotonous. I never revieed, but I loved your track from last week.
Mentone Aerophone- Nice beat. Not a bad little piece of art music. Not enough for a vote but, I enjoyed the listen.
Duffy Westlake- There’s some sweet stuff in this. I don’t care for the distorted vocal effect. The band is great. I love the bass! The drums sound great. The vibes are nice too! Yeah, great solo! What’s the story with this band? I’d love to hear more! Vocals and vocal melody are the weak link. The voice isn’t bad, I just dislike the effect. This gets a vote. There’s enough right with this!
Ross Durand- Great singing, great recording, great playing. The song is not strange enough for an interest vote, and not emotional enough for an emotional vote. I suppose a hook ould put this over the top. As it is I like it, but I don’t love it. I love you Folsom Prison Break Out song though!
Shorty and the Shetlands- Nice voice. The playing is okay. This is sentimental, but I’m not buying it. That edit at 1:25 is glaring. In such a naked song, you need to be sure to edit well. There are plenty of spaces for it. The timing is a little questionable at times. The melody isn’t bad, but more variation would help a lot.
Sober- This is the country version of Joe’s Garage. Take away, take away this ball and chain! Great recording, great performance. Standard as Hell song. Give me a blazing solo! Come on, I’ve endured this frighteningly normal song, building anticipation for a solo. Well a couple of tasty licks. No vote, I want more of a solo from you for my vote.
Sockpuppet- This is crap. Sounds like you know it’s crap. One hour before the deadline? Okay new respect for it, but still, a few more lyrics, it’s only 35 seconds! I think our intro is 35 seconds. It’s sloppy and timid and just a joke. No laugh, but it’s cute.
Berkeley Social Scene- Okay this is “Disjointed but with purpose” (whomever gets that reference will enjoy this track and is probably my friend). Everything was working against us this evening. My wife has book club the last Tuesday of the month. We try to play/record/write/jam from 8:00pm to 11:00pm every Tuesday. This was to be our only session for this title. I wasn’t able to make it there until 10:20. The boys: Ken , Ryan, and Martyr had several parts worked out, but not much structure. I walked in and was determined to get a product out. I don’t mind playing the asshole, and demanding structure, saying yes or no to ideas. So we hammered out a structure. It was 10:55 when we were ready for our 1st and only take. 8minutes later we had our take, full of flubs and confusion, but there was enough there to edit into the final product. Ken did an amazing job editing it down to 5 minutes. If you think 5 minutes is long, you probably just have to go to the bathroom (Fluffy). The mix is awesome too! I love ho the drums sound. I like where the vocals are in the mix. I agree the verses are plodding, at least the chorus is full of life. I love Martyrs voice, I wish we worked up catchier vocal melodies for the verses. Given the time we had, I think we kicked ass. I find the chorus to be catchy, but that’s a bit self congratulatory. Lots of great playing and great riffs!
Bad Boys at Bar Mitzvahs
Berkeley Social Scene
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