Wednesday, August 1, 2012
We are going for a big, full sound relying on musicianship over effects, and very naturally getting a live feel to come through. Scotty Harsh hits his set like a wronged girlfriend hammers through a car windshield, and we recorded some aggressive drum tracks - I think we actually need to tone DOWN some of the cymbal crashes and whatnot! His little Yamaha kit is battle scarred and sounding extra big with its new heads on, and our buddy Kyle made a little cymbal magic happen to give Scott more things to whack. Basically the drums were recorded in an evening, and all the pressure has been transferred to Bo and I to do the percussion justice. (Not really pressure, but you know!)
Since my "tone" is the natural tube distortion of my JCM 900, we just miked up the cab and fine tuned the levels. Interestingly enough, I found that there are parts to our songs where full on distortion is too much, and a sort of half-crunch is better suited, plus a clean tone snuck in every once in a while - so I used not only the DeArmond and its full, crisp sound, but a 1960 (gorgeous) Les Paul for a big, deep tone and my '89 American Strat for some biting high end stuff - plus a Dual Rectifier to add some more crunch! Basically lots of classic sounds which will be blended into Hurricane Gun's guitar tracks! Its about the only time I have been all gear geeky and rockstar soundish (but can't say I didn't love it!)
Here's some carnage to end the post:
Note: Doc says this is what it looks like when you need stitches...oops.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
You can listen or download it here:
HURRICANE GUN - MEDICINE [DEMO]
Hope you enjoy it!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Personally I enjoy having the framework of a song down, with a chorus pretty much written, then work on expanding the idea of the chorus lyrics and the rest of the music with the whole band - that way it becomes the band's song and the band's eventual style (because bands without their own style suck ass) and most of all it's just more fun! ...strangely though our latest Hurricane Gun songs have been mostly impromptu - interesting...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
We just played the last Onslaught Dynamo show on Nov 3rd.....and now Hurricane gun is on! As our new practice/studio fortress nears completion, we are finishing up our first batch of songs. Demo recording will begin in the next few weeks (expect some song posts!). Real recording in January along with a few shows w/ our buddies Assassinate the Scientist from Gainesville! check em' out at their bandcamp site!www.assassinatethescientis
tfl.bandcamp.com ............Thats all for now!