Redlespaul Cover Song Series - Song 5

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  1. RedLesPaul

    RedLesPaul Well-Known Member

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    Keeping my one song per month commitment going, here's song 5. This simply is a song that I wished I'd written. I thought that the minute I'd first heard it on the radio in 1995 and I still do today.

    This one has 1 dirty guitar per side, both Les Pauls through different Marshallesqe (what else would I use?) voices on my Blackstar ID:30 TVP.

    1 lead guitar done with a Les Paul into my Blackstar ID:30 TVP.

    1 acoustic guitar recorded with the now (almost) infamous $12 Chinese LDC mic.

    Bass also recorded through my Blackstar ID:30 TVP.

    Drums are me playing my Roland V-Drums kit live triggering Steven Slate Samples. There's a real shaker in there too.

    Keys are me playing my M-Audio Oxygen 8 into a .99 cent soft synth called Hybrid. I'd never be able to nail the keys sound on the original record, so I took my best shot at trying to come close.

    1 lead vocal with my MXL V67g - single pass first take. I ended up just keeping the scratch vocal for a change.

    2 harmony vocals also done with the $12 Chinese LDC mic.

    So without further ado ... Here's my cover of "Counting Blue Cars" by Dishwalla.

     
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    Always a great performance Randy!
     
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    Noyce!
     
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    Damn that was good.

    I can't think of anything else to write.
     
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    Yes I can...

    Through your journey, have you learned new scales or learned the licks via tab and careful listening? Both, I would guess. The same goes for strumming patterns. Have you come across any that were not as intuitive as you first thought?
     
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    Great job!
     
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    I've definitely been forced to listen to lead parts over and over again to learn them. In doing so I think I've picked up some things here and there. The only really tricky strumming pattern thus far has been the acoustic part in the Tonic song, that was a little unorthodox. I learned a completely new chord on the Petty song. I had to figure out about 5 keyboard chords for this song. So yeah, I've definitely learned some things.
     
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    Nice job! I always like that song.
     
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    When I was learning to play bass, I used to play along to this song. Great job!
     
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    You do that song justice Randy! (y)
     
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    I'm really impressed my the tones that you are getting with the blackstar.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Monday night bumpage.
     
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    Whoa man!

    I didn't see this coming and you did one hell of a job with it, too.

    Like, I can hear this on the radio. Damn fine work, congratulations!

    The tune really takes me back, too. Yeah, to age 10 or whatever ;)
     
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    Here's a video if you don't do the SoundCloud thing (apparently some don't).

     
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    I always liked this song and you did a bang up job on it Randy. Thank you for the share.
     
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