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1st attempt at going cyber with my music.In search of the missing groove thang
Why this name?
lucky I guess
Do you play live?
Yes,play in a all covers band doing classic rock from the 60's and 70's...trying to play the more obscure stuff from the great bands of yesterday.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Allows you to reach more people with your music ,and you are able to hear a wide variety of musical styles that have not been subjected to the mind numbing process of comerical radio.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Signs point to yes.
Band History:
I have been playing guitar for about 24 years..
Flog The Frog! is my live band I play with featuring Me on guitar and backing vocals, Tim on Drums and backing vocals, and Rob on Bass and lead vocals.We play classic rock cover tunes,trying for the stuff you haven't heard a million times.
Pendol is my colab's with Mick D, who writes all the lyrics for Pendol's music.
Hope that clears evreything up!
Your influences?
My influences range from Early Genesis ,Dr Seuss, Jimi Hendrix,Iron Maiden,Weather Report,Jeff Beck,H.P. Lovecraft,The Allman Brothers,Gov't Mule,Queen,ELO,Steven King, The Beatles,Rush,Frank Zappa,King Crimson,Kevin Gilbert,Jethro Tull,Primus,The Three Stooges,Buckethead,Santana,Los Lobos,Led Zeppelin,Rolling Stones,Cream,Elton John,The Mars Volta,Pourcipine Tree,Steve Hillage,Gong,Tool,Chicago,Eric Clapton,Frank Marino, The Ghoul, Sir Graves Ghastly,Tim Burton,Walt Disney
Favorite spot?
Northern Michigan
Equipment used:
Line 6...POD 2.0, PODXTLive, PodHD500,Variax500, Line 6 Flextone3XL, Gibson Firebird Studio, Gibson Gator Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster Strat Plus Deluxe, Peavey T-40 Bass.Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro 3, Ark24 Soundcard and breakout box.Windows XP Pro.
Anything else...?
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filling in for my buddys steve band who where without a guitar player for a gig up north.
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1st mix 3/9/2014
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One of the 1st riffs I learned on the guitar....just a jam as I learn how to draw envelopes/panning in reaper... **new mix uploaded 2/12/2014** worked on the drums a bit...
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New one.... *New mix 5/14/13*
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Just a jam , messing around with some guitar harmony type things .....
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2nd mix...tamed the rthy guitars , wanted to bring the bass guitar a little more forward in the mix
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This one comes from a bass groove I was messing with...I usually come up with guitar parts 1st and add bass after , so a little different vibe for my stuff....
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Was inspired to give this one a try after watching the Stones some girls concert film.... **1st mix 3/26/2013** ***new mix uploaded 3/30/13***
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Very early in the process.... **3/19** Arranged entirely new drum track** **3/24*** New mix, worked on taming toms, bass guitar level,
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Decided to re do all guitar tracks, re arranged drums for the chorus. **2/27/13 All new rthym guitar tracks, new drum arrangment during chorus......** **3/1/13 New mix, going for a less compressed , more dynamic sound**
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Recorded 3/7/12 Gene P. - Guitar Rob R. - Bass, ld vx Tim M. - Drums
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Recorded3/7/2012 Gene P. - Guitars Rob R. - bass Lead vx Tim M. - Drums backing vx
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Recorded March 7 , 2012 Gene P. - Guitars Rob R. - Bass guitar, lead vocals Tim M. - Drums
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recorded 5/4/2011 Gene P.- Guitars Rob R. - Bass , Lead Vx Steve S. - Drums Danny M. - Backing vx
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Another song for my CD in th works...early on in development but thought I would share the evolution of it... * Uploadeed new version beef up bass and drums, got rid of clean solo guitar b4 and after heavy part...thinkin vocals possibly?
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Just a new one, very happy with the Bass guitar tone on this.... 1/29 - Uploaded new mix, worked on drums/kick, dry up vocals, overall lowend *1/31 - New lead vocal, new backing vocal, worked on bass guitar level and drum levels.
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Final version of this(I Think)
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New mix, new drums, new bass guitar, added fill guitars
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Pink Floyd cover, one of the 1st songs I learned on guitar, thought it would be a good exercise as I get back to doing some recording
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Faux live...just messin around, inspired by the great "Live" ;0 albums from the 70's (Kiss Alive, THin Lizzy Live And Dangerous, Frampton Comes Alive etc..)
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Faux live...just messin around, inspired by the great "Live" ;0 albums from the 70's (Kiss Alive, THin Lizzy Live And Dangerous, Frampton Comes Alive etc..)
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Faux live...just messin around, inspired by the great "Live" ;0 albums from the 70's (Kiss Alive, THin Lizzy Live And Dangerous, Frampton Comes Alive etc..)
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In the tradition of the great "Live" albums of the 70's, a fake audience has been added for the hell of it...
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Our 2nd try at this Who classic from the "Tommy" album... were goin' for the "Live AT Leeds " vibe of course ;)its a little choppy and clammy, but good energy...this one is gonna be awesome when we tighten it up!
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Led Zeppelin cover we are trying out...just gettin together recorded 6/6/12
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just a end of practice jam....
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Tim and I messed around with a little "How Many More Times" going into Wonton song...recorded live single stereo room mic into sony minidisc walkman
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Using my Variax /pseudo rickenbacker model...work in progress....
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from4/18/2012 practice getting better still way early in the "learning" phase.
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A cover of the Elvis Costello classic.....Tim on ld vx
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Very early in the process, but adding it for historical value...a blast to play and only gonna get better...dig!
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This one still early in working process...guitar tone sux..but will keep trying to get it closer....for historical refrence only ;)
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Still a work in progress gettin better ,from 4-11-12
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A bit of a noodle fest from end of practice jam....just fer fun
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Recorded live March 7 2012 practice....single stereo room mic to sony minidisc walkman.
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Live recording from end of practice jam/free for all...hang in there its long but has some cool moments!@
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Our best version to date...cant wait to play this one out!
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from jan 18th practice live recording...this one has Tim on vocals...getting his vocal levels a little more up front
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Just having fun at the end of practice..Tim broke out into a impromtu tribute to Roxy Music...into a couple of calssic punk tunes..The Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant" and Iggys "5 foot 1" Recorded live, warts and all via single stereo room mic/minidisc
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Always wanted to try this one...early in the process, but I think we are giving it a good bashing ;)
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One of my favorite guitar tones of all time is Claptons tone while he was in Cream...yet another attempt by me to cop that tone....recorded live at practice.
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Just a jam from practice 9/28/2011-recorded live Gene -guitar Rob - bass Tim - Drums
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The incredible Tunacock has achieved interplanetary motivation...1st questioning, then destroying any man made sattelite/deep space probe it encounters!
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Working on the vibe/groove with new drummer...using my Les Paul...recorded live 8/31/2011....stereo room mic into minidisc walkman recorder.
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Working on the vibe/groove with new drummer...using my Les Paul...recorded live 8/31/2011....stereo room mic into minidisc walkman recorder.
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1st vocal tracks 4/25/2011 rough guitar/bass
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