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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Recording Journal 4

Last night producer Jago & I got started around 9. Chris showed up with his nephew and the nephews girlfriend. They watched as I laid down electric guitar to "I Don't Believe You". For the rhythm guitar I played my telecaster. Then switched to the 335 for the lead and bridge parts. I then thought it would be cool to have everyone add a shout to the track. After the line "you're a liar" we all gathered round the microphone and yelled "Judas!" 2 times. I will have to get the names of the couple from Chris so I can add them to the liner notes! After we finished the shouting Chris and the gang decided to head out to a bar. So we said our goodbyes and then Jago & I got back to work. I next added electric guitar to "All The Good Looking Girls Are Dead". Again I used my telecaster for the rhythm sections and stayed with it for the first part of the guitar solo. I then recorded the answering lines of the guitar solo with the 335, which I must say sounded really great. The two guitars weaving in and out of each other really sounds cool. The next song we tackled was "Mark Twain Boat", which is turning out to be my favorite recording so far. I added a rhythm track with the 335. It had a great over driven tone, not distorted, just overdriven. Really pushed the song up a notch. I then recorded a guitar solo with my telecaster. I was trying to get a James Burton sound and let Jago know this. He knew exactly what I was going for and dialed in the classic telecaster sound. I was very pleased. By this point it was about 10 mins to midnight and we decided to start work on one more song. So we went with "Visions Of Drowning". I added ringing chord changes and arpeggio passes to the track. I then doubled what I had done and we decided to call it a night as it was now about 12:45. Jago and I talked for a bit afterward about a tour he is going on in May, which sounds amazing. He played me some tracks of the guy he's playing for. Has a Stevie Ray Vaughn vibe. Very cool sounding. We then discussed some of the recordings and had a few beers. Very productive night. We go again Friday night. Stay tuned!

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