Friday, October 19, 2007

Before the Shit Went Down

This past weekend, before The Shit Went Down, I took a jaunt up to Bobby Lightfoot's joint in Western Massachusetts. He's been going through some relationship shit, and I wanted to soothe his brow with wet cloths and place hot poultices on his chest. What's a brother for?

Bobby's living in a fantastic house-sit in the Berkshires. Gorgeous view. Would have taken a picture but my camera-batteries were fried. House is stuffed full of great musical instruments, a grand piano, drum kit, some ten guitars, every amp you can imagine, and Bobby's got them all miked with mindbendingly great condenser mics. He's got his recording gear all perfect, and he flies around on this digital eight-track at speeds approaching that of the sound coming out of his NS-10s.

Beforehand, we'd discussed doing a short little recording project while I was there, just for snicks. Since we do form a brother act, we considered a few songs to cover that featured close harmonies. We settled for a bit on the Fabs' "If I Fell," until it occurred to me that, with our perverse shared sense of humor, it would be more fun to do the Rutles' parody, "With a Girl Like You."

So we did. Enjoy, won't you?

With a Girl Like You (pops)

Guitars and low (shaky!) harmony is me. Bobby sings the confident vocal lead, and plays drums, bass, percussion, and the piano in the solo.

Boy knows his way around audio, I tell ya. I have never made recording that's anywhere near this ballpark.

12 comments:

Larry Jones said...

Lovely, boys!

EmployeeoftheMonth said...

Way to go Stig & Nasty!

TRH said...

I think you pass the audition, lads.

Lori said...

Nice job boys ...

HomefrontRadio said...

Love it! Your voices work really well together. I always admire a song that functions as pastiche whilst still being a good song in it's own right. (I'm particularly obsessed with the Rutles 'Another Day').

JC said...

Miraculously light and airy.

But you know what? Somehow that melody by, who is it, the Ruttles, sounds somewhat familiar to me. I'm sure I've heard it before. Which reminds of that discussion we had a few weeks backs about Tull and "Hotel California." Out the outset, let me state that under the amendments to the Berne Convention . . . .

billy pilgrim said...

I dl'ed the song before the weekend, just wanted to say, nice, tight professional job boyos.

Also, and as an extremely challenged guitar player and singer, I hate you.

Kevin Wolf said...

Always a treat getting some new Lighfoot. And that Ned guy ain't so bad neither.

XTCfan said...

Sweent!!

Ah Clem said...

Nice work. Let me know if your job search brings you to Austin, TX. I'd love to jam with you.

Susie from Philly said...

Heh. I just found my Rutles CD the other day, and I've been listening to it constantly. Well done, you.

The Viscount LaCarte said...

As good as I'd hoped whilst reading about it.