OMG! Just finished recording ‘Smile, Smile, Smile’, the SLOWEST darn song ever existed! We’ve been playing it at live shows for around 9 months, but the way we perform it is much faster and rockier than how we’d like it for the record. The band’s playing live to a click track at 57bpm, no extra subdivisions, just crotchets …. Mother loads of concentration! Slow as hell. Anyhow, it’s all down to tape now so that’s the last of the drums ‘n’ bass tracking for the record (we hope)…
All the recording we’ve done at here has as a full band to a click track… some of the guitars and pedal-steal will be kept and re-amped once we back in Melbourne and some we’ll re-record.
Earlier this morning we tracked ‘Family On The Run’… a country rock number I wrote about my family. I was a little concerned about this one as it’s relatively new for us. It’s uptempo at 148bpm and the beat is un-relenting through the whole piece. Surprisingly we nailed it on the third take. Sounds rockin’ and ragged round the edges…if we played it slick and clean it’s sound all Keith Urban-like… and who needs that!
We’ve got one more day at Applewood… looks like we’ll be tracking electric guitars and steal so I can have a little break J
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Various members of the STILLSONS clan.