blue wrote: ↑
Fri May 07, 2010 1:04 am
This thread seems to have bounced around a bit..
Here's mine copied from the "introductions" thread:
my name is blue. i found songfight from slashdot when they were doing a piece on sam brown. i liked add's "birds of our own" a lot, but didn't have a band that was into recording new songs every week.
a couple of years later i joined a band called "sonofsupercar" and we recorded a terrible, horrible, awful, awful song that was so fucking bad our singer wouldn't even sing on it. then we sent it into songfight and thought it was funny. it wasn't.
but then we did some real songs, and some of those were funny.
and then i did some other songs with other bands.
here they are.
(here they are all at once: http://www.b-side.org/blue/blue.m3u
played bass and drums w/add music - i f'd the bridge, but this is still a great tune.
http://www.songfight.org/music/across_t ... _dusty.mp3
anb is me and stephen supercar. front sings on pass/fail, i sing on one and i think weeve sang on one. anb was mostly songs stephen wrote on his 4 track, w/a dub feel. pass/fail was hella fun to record, and front really, really brought it to life. he is a talented motherfucker.
http://www.songfight.org/music/friendly ... ery_ff.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/pass_fai ... ssfail.mp3
badger patrol was me and weeve again, mostly crappy shit i wrote and played guitar and drums and sang on.
http://www.songfight.org/music/feathers ... athers.mp3
i think i played ride cymbal on this.
http://www.songfight.org/music/a_day_in ... _aditl.mp3
these are me playing everything. foam rubber is an ode to frankie big face. blue signal is about my lady, and the stink is about melvin.
http://www.songfight.org/music/foam_rub ... g_foam.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/the_blue ... signal.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/the_stin ... ang_ts.mp3
me, spud.. ken? .. and rabid garfunkle and king arthur, rockin' it live in santa cruz.
http://www.songfight.org/music/all_tan/ ... oes_at.mp3
humbert of humbert and the befores, and myself. i wrote this walking to his house, played gitter and "sang." i think that's a hand-played drum machine, too. if you've ever driven in new york in march, this'll feel right at home.
http://www.songfight.org/music/toronto_ ... ert_ts.mp3
i fucking love this song w/wreckdom. think i did guitar and drums. and maybe bass.
http://www.songfight.org/music/scissor_ ... dom_sk.mp3
my current band.
http://www.songfight.org/music/in_the_v ... io_itv.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/peppermi ... rio_pp.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/rhymes_w ... io_rwl.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/vw/booty ... rio_vw.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/ignoranc ... ay_iib.mp3
me and weeve of supercar, plus glenn case and his cussing self.
http://www.songfight.org/music/sincerit ... nvy_sm.mp3
irc all stars was sposed to be an all-collab band where everyone did one part and then i mixed it all together.
variation on two is me on guitar and drums, 15-16 puzzle singing, and the entire freaking rest of songfight doing everything else. cur was sposed to be an electronica fight. i have no idea who's on it except i think drew tetz programmed the vox and did the lyrics. drew tetz is awesome. mtr is ken and bjam and glenn and rachel case (who are also awesome) singing soooo sweetly. i think i drummed and wrote the best chorus in songfight history.
mumbo jumbo is spud on vox! he is rockin'. it was sposed to be a devo ripoff.
needs tilt is roymond on a lot of parts and singing. we were trying to do a pink floyd ripoff on that one.
http://www.songfight.org/music/variatio ... iation.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/i_meant_ ... s_imtr.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/mumbojum ... ojumbo.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/need_sti ... stilts.mp3
this is ken and sonofsupercar.
http://www.songfight.org/music/let_it_b ... ff_lib.mp3
this is ken and weeve and i and marcus fucking kellis.
http://www.songfight.org/music/gonna_be ... ourman.mp3
another weeve and i plus front.
http://www.songfight.org/music/morescie ... cience.mp3
iiiiiii think this is me being stupid on cough syrup.
http://www.songfight.org/music/atticus/ ... tticus.mp3
erik of 15-16 puzzle again. that dude should be a very wealthy rock star, but instead he is a destitute rock star. hold this for me is the best thing i ever did on songfight. the intro is an entire album of New Zealand tribal chants - recorded by a co-worker's brother in exchange for teaching them jazz standards on his acoustic bass - layered on one another, with crazy-ass erik reading some old testament and weeve and i getting our slint on in the background, into a fine, fine 3-over-4 rock riff from hell. i love that fucking song.
day in the life is erik's ode to slackers, i think. day in the life has a great bridge. i think weeve wrote the music on that one.
http://www.songfight.org/music/a_day_in ... _aditl.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/hold_thi ... t_htfm.mp3
http://www.songfight.org/music/shoot_fo ... st_sft.mp3
first song in our last round of songfights.. weeve started screaming GANDALF, GANDALF and the rest is history.
http://www.songfight.org/music/ancient/ ... ncient.mp3
dennis did an excellent job on the lyrics on this one, and i love the stabby feel of the verses. this had an early experiment in FX busses on the drums.
http://www.songfight.org/music/as_icons ... _icons.mp3
love the sample at the end of this, and the bass. we should have carried the outtro rock bit on for an hour.
http://www.songfight.org/music/bullseye ... r_bull.mp3
we had a terrible time recording this one - i was trying to play some 40 year old japanese piece of crap guitar through dennis' peavy classic. this is a rare penned-by-me sos tune. i think i had finished the recording and then they came in and re-did the bass and vocals. drums are a loop recorded into a bass drum mic on my boss Dr sample. all these old sos tunes were recorded on a roland vs840. listen for the giant "DOINK" where stephen's bass balls pedal flipped out.
http://www.songfight.org/music/cancer/s ... cancer.mp3
this is a good damn tune, not perfectly executed, but decent. by this time, we were doing all of our songs over 2 practices. write it on tuesday, do a live scratch recording, then come in on thurs and track it.
http://www.songfight.org/music/clip_art ... car_ca.mp3
check out that bassline. dennis came to practice once in a pair of brand new.. tiger stripe, maybe.. chuck taylors. we made fun of him.
that is an awesome, awesomely contained rock chorus there. dennis is a motherfucker of a rock singer. our bass and guitar recordings sucked back then.
http://www.songfight.org/music/dirty_ch ... car_dc.mp3
dennis wrote this in 6 and then could never play it again. it is a love song to a makita power drill. our only foray into blues-ish music that made it to tape. it speeds up really badly in the second verse. o well.
http://www.songfight.org/music/everybod ... car_en.mp3
sos's last song. i love the build of the turnaround riff into a big rock bit over the life of the song. haha, that's me and our new-guy 2nd guitarist singing the terrible chorus part.
http://www.songfight.org/music/five_nig ... r_fnib.mp3
aaaah frannie. niveous loves it, i think we only played it live once. it's got some energy, but the recording is pretty terrible.
http://www.songfight.org/music/frannie/ ... rannie.mp3
i liked the music on this one a lot, but it never went much of anywhere. another from our last batch. we obviously had no idea what to do on the chorus, but it didn't matter anyways once front entered the fight.
http://www.songfight.org/music/fresh_do ... car_fd.mp3
this one turned into a live favorite after the addition of a 6-minute slayer outtro. sadly, it is not reflected here. that is a sweet drum part on the chorus. actually, everything about the chorus is sweet.
http://www.songfight.org/music/i_dont_l ... r_idle.mp3
MEEEEEERCY! MEEEEERCY! dennis saying fuckheads there, that's you.
http://www.songfight.org/music/iron_god ... r_igom.mp3
this one had a weird midnight oil-kinda feel to it. creepy and fun.
http://www.songfight.org/music/janjawee ... jaweed.mp3
yeah.. we all disavow this. it was entirely my fault. i'm sorry, songfight. (except for the line "my spidey sense tells me where to find your bed")
http://www.songfight.org/music/lets_get ... ar_lgn.mp3
i didn't actually play on this, but it was a live favorite.
http://www.songfight.org/music/look_goo ... r_lgib.mp3
this one was another live burner. we'd play it segue'd out of "the one," and it rocked ass.
http://www.songfight.org/music/martians ... rtians.mp3
someone's out of damn tune, but this song is funny. it's so mopey.
http://www.songfight.org/music/mean_to_ ... ar_mtm.mp3
i was pretty proud of this guitar riff.
http://www.songfight.org/music/moscow_i ... moscow.mp3
this was one of our many shameful songfight losses. recording isn't so great, but that was a fun damn tune at a time when sf was a lifeless puddle of soft rock miasma.
http://www.songfight.org/music/motor_ps ... car_mp.mp3
another one of dennis' weird turns on a weird title.
http://www.songfight.org/music/other_pl ... _opihl.mp3
i played guitar on this and we used a drum machine. we tried to be cool and play it like that live, to no avail.
http://www.songfight.org/music/red_flag ... edflag.mp3
peters who were saints of rock! prolly only relevant if you listened to a lot of college rock in the early 90's. this is mixed by jb.
http://www.songfight.org/music/saint_pe ... car_sp.mp3
kinda of a thematic twofer with our janjaweed.
http://www.songfight.org/music/short_li ... car_sl.mp3
i think this song has just the right amounts of everything - chaos, hooks, zepplin drum lines. the outtro was originally going to be a skit making fun of the landfills, but was cut for time and recording-on-a-6-track reasons. i ruined dennis' vocal take by screaming in the chorus.
http://www.songfight.org/music/shreds/s ... shreds.mp3
this is a good one, with mo of dubose triangle playing guitar with us. lyrics are a bottle of orange cleaner's label. we wanted to be sonic youth for a day.
http://www.songfight.org/music/soft_ora ... ar_sog.mp3
man it sucks that this recording got all wangfucked.
http://www.songfight.org/music/strawman ... rawman.mp3
this one and frannie were back-to-backs. this is a 70's univox drum machine and my newly-aquired octofuzz pedal in the right speaker.
http://www.songfight.org/music/tomorrow ... ar_tao.mp3
another one that i loved and everyone else kinda hated. man what the fuck are you going to sing on the chorus of a song called "toy puddle?" AH, REBAR. AH, REBAR. (REBAR) TOY PUDDLE.
http://www.songfight.org/music/toy_pudd ... car_tp.mp3
i was convinced this was a tune about heroin, dennis says it's about a wooden horse in the window of an antiques shop. thanks to the miracle of ripping off NPR radio programs about drug smuggling, it is both.
http://www.songfight.org/music/under_th ... ar_uth.mp3
a weird tune that was the end of our two song songfight reign of terror. im on angelic backing vocals. the outtro sample is pretty classic.
http://www.songfight.org/music/why_are_ ... r_kick.mp3
weeve's crazy friend kevin sang on this, including at a bunch of live shows. we're all screaming ASSHOLE in the background, run thru the dr sample and pitch bent.
http://www.songfight.org/music/so_aggra ... vating.mp3
another cough syrup trip, featuring Yook on vocals. uh, this is 6 minutes of the open E string + various E chord positions... i have no excuse.
http://www.songfight.org/music/sunny_ag ... _sunny.mp3
drew tetz and bjam do the vocals on this. it is funny.
http://www.songfight.org/music/vishnu_c ... ia_tvc.mp3
not the best execution ever, but a great and rocking song with meatwad on drums and luke henley on guitar and vox.
http://www.songfight.org/music/rosetta/ ... osetta.mp3
this is me, a bass, and a 70's marshall tube combo. bein' angry.
http://www.songfight.org/music/angry_al ... _angry.mp3
this was sos + one of stephen's friends from ireland. she can sing. i spent 20 or 30 hours on this, recording it on the vs 840 and mixing it, i believe, in cool edit pro.
http://www.songfight.org/music/death_pl ... plunge.mp3