In this very busy week, I’ve still tried to make enough time to get some decent covers done. I’ve been sketching and practicing a few different tunes, and I’ve been trying to expand my horizons a bit. It’s all frightfully ambitious. The problem, of course, is that it sometimes just doesn’t work.
Today’s bit, for example, is what I threw together in about a half an hour after two days of intermittent work just turned out crappy. The song is another Patsy Cline special, Imagine That. I really like the song, and I had intended to turn out a slightly crunchier, bluesier electric version of it. I recorded rhythm guitar and bass and vocal, I coordinated a drum loop…and then I listened to it, and I really, truly hated it. I loathed everything about it. It just sounded pathetic. So I canned it, sat down in front of the computer with the mic all set up, and cranked out a too-fast take of me just plowing through the thing on my acoustic guitar.
I don’t regret learning the bass part, and I wish I could’ve gotten the electric version to work, but this’ll have to do. I didn’t alter the sound at all, really — this is just what came through the mixer to the computer. It’s not great, but it’s not too terrible.