One of the neat things about jamming with other musicians (especially when it’s all informal and fun) is that it gives me the chance to learn more songs. It’s just cool to be reminded of a song I’ve always liked and never thought to try, and then to get a chance to jam on it with others. Such a treat!
Another cool thing about jam (with particular reference to my little project here) is that it both gives me a place to try stuff out/get help before I record it and (sometimes) gives me ideas about what to cover. Today’s cover comes directly from fellow jammer (and much more interesting blogger) Matt Voigts, who brought it to our tiny, relaxed acoustic session this past Wednesday and reminded me that I totally love this song: The Church’s Under the Milky Way. It’s been covered a lot, and for good reason.
This time, I just felt like I needed reverb, so that’s what you get. Whee! The track straight from the video was fine, but I wanted a slightly different sound, so GB and I messed about with it a bit. Ther’s some strange feedbacky stuff happening that I left uncorrected because I think the effect is ultimately kind of cool and disturbing — I think it’s caused by my Classic 6 guitar, which was resonating in the background (I’d forgotten that I still had it in the room, and that semi-hollow body sure does ring, given the chance).