The new band is going well. We were this close to taking a gig this weekend, but a particularly painful practice and recordings of the practice before that brought us to our senses, so now we're back on track for a couple of months from now. Whew. Gives me time to get in shape a little.
What we are doing right now is recording a three-song demo. The songs we chose are "Raise A Little Hell" by Trooper, "Blue on Black" by Kenny Wayne Shepherd and "Man in a Box" by Alice in Chains. Yes, the whole point is to demonstrate variety. I'll let you look up the YouTube videos of any you don't recognize.
Late Sunday afternoon we got together and recorded the drums and scratch tracks of all of the instruments and lead vocals. We're planning on trying to get it finished up next Saturday.
Without further ado, here are some of the session photos from the studio.
After the first take of "Man in the Box" (which some sadist decided should be first), I told the band I would go ahead and record the PG-rated, radio-friendly, no-shit version of the song. It probably doesn't matter because it's not as though anyone was planning on playing it for school children anyway, but it seems like the best choice in the sober light of day. Not quite as fun to sing that way, though.