The Gun Club – this is a band that I still love to listen to and even as I get older, I can’t help but still love the way it sounds, the way it’s played, and mostly – I love doing this song. We enjoyed covering this song and have given serious thought about covering more of their songs. Without further ado – here it is again, Ghost on the Highway, or GOTH as we affectionately refer to it.
Yes, as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. Well, time flies even when you’re not having fun. I’m not much of a winter person so it’s been a while between posts. So I think it’s time for another round of ‘what do these things have in common’. First let’s talk some music, old school style. When writing or recording you can get away with a lot if you concentrate first on the rhythm. I came across an article that deals with the pinnacle of old school rhythm. If you want to know how to construct a groove you can’t lose if you study James Brown. Here’s an interview article with Clyde Stubblefield the original ‘Funky Drummer’. It’s an interesting read (or listen):
How about a clip where Stubblefield gives a live demonstration of how the beat originates:
And now hearing the beat in a bigger context:
You could put a political speech on top of that and it would still be funky.
So what else is new? Velvet Wrinkle Wreckerds and ERP have new T-shirts!
What do these things have in common? Ummmmmm…..does it really matter? Not really!
– Happy Winter –
Recent music review of Electrostatic Rhythm Pigs from Music Talkers. Many thanks for the review… 🙂
Newly released this month, the four song EP from Electrostatic Rhythm Pigs (a.k.a. ERP). The music video recently released is a cover paying homage to a group that greatly influences their songs, Isolation, originally by Joy Division.
Take a listen to four song EP, and if it tickles your fancy, you can buy it.
Here it is, the music video from Electrostatic Rhythm Pigs.
Great news!!! We’ve remixed and remastered the songs for ERP’s ‘Celebrity Prostitution’, 4 song EP. We weren’t totally happy with the original mixes and we WILL NEVER release anything we’re not drooling over. Look for the songs to come out in early July/August. The new video for our cover of Joy Division’s ‘Isolation’ will be dropping around the same time.
Uploaded some of the material from Electrostatic Rhythm Pigs 4 song EP release to SoundCloud for everyone’s listening pleasure, or pain – whichever. Obviously, these will be replaced with the newly mastered songs.
The release of the 4 song EP was originally scheduled for this last fall, but after having some outside reviews of the final mix, it was decided to go back to the drawing board and re-master them. We have started putting out feelers for either sending the mixes out, or having someone come in. Either way, it looks like the release date will be bumped back to next summer. We are bummed, but it pays off in the long run.
After much-ado, different art work, and some interesting arts and crafts failures, the Conduit.PA CD Promo version has been sent out to be reviewed by various radio stations. Envelope stuffing parties are now finally over until ERP gets the 4 song CD mastered and then that will be the next batch to leave.
In other news, ERP’s (Electrostatic Rhythm Pigs) drummer, Benjamin Herr just participated on September 24th at Guitar Center in the Drum Off competition against 30 other drummers! Just wanted to give him some props and support and can’t wait to hear how it went! We are probably a bit biased, but we think he is hands down, the bestest.
Anyway, back to spreadsheets and praying that the thunder will knock the power out and I will then be able to go home :).