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Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band - recording an album for C. B. Gitty Records
Day two of recording
Equinox Music and Arts, Dallastown PA
Day Two - "We're Going Live"
Songs worked on:
I'm home again after another crazy day in the studio. We had a guest with us today, Bill Kalina, photographer of the York Dispatch newspaper. He took a bunch of photos and video. I'll post a link to the upcoming story in a future blog.
We went back to try and fix Strung Out Drunk And Busted. Spent a good 3 hours tracking guitars, foot stomper, bass and more. In the end, we decided to scrap the whole thing! The problem was I recorded the initial parts to a "click track," a metronome that give you perfect timing. Unfortunately, my body just doesn't work to perfect timing. I'm used to playing stomper, guitar and singing all at once...to my own rhythm. This has been a costly lesson, but one that will pay off as we continue the recordings.
After the frustration of Strung Out..., I told engineer, Don Belch to just turn on the mics and let me record something new. Playing 100% live, I then busted thru 49 Years, Holler and When She Gets Drunk... in rapid succession... all in less than 3 takes. Here's a quick vid of us listening to the raw track of "Holler"
This is going to be the key of the album... record this stuff LIVE and dangerous.
My vocal chords are shredded from the singing and seasonal allergies. I still have one more day of recording and three gigs to perform this week. Ugh...
Well, until tomorrow... stay primal