Time for another addition of ‘Messin With The Music’. Last post we spoke of our love for dark, swampy ‘Southern Gothic’ styles of music. So as we were thinking of what to ‘mess with’ next I naturally thought of one of our all time favorite bands, The Gun Club. We’ve visited them before – you can find our cover of ‘Ghost On The Highway’ on our SoundCloud site. The recording of this one has followed our same Messin’ philosophy – minimal takes, minimal mics, recording tracks straight through. The difference was this song was begging for electric guitar, lots of crunchy distortion and tons of reverb. We kept it minimal with bass, hand percussion and vocals (you’ll also hear a howlin’ surprise visit from Bonnie and Samantha).
We’re already working on the next tune in the series and it’s another bit of a sharp turn. For now, turn down the lights, crank up the volume and enjoy The Gun Club’s ‘Death Party’.
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.
Well, thought we’d throw everyone some free swag considering it’s the holidays (any holiday you believe in is fine with me). So we recorded a cover from one of our favorite bands, The Gun Club and put it on SoundCloud for you free. So you can have ‘Ghost On The Highway’ for your listening pleasure as a download (did I mention it’s free?). We had a lot of fun recording it – it’s pretty much a ‘studio live’ version. Hope you enjoy hearing it as much as we enjoyed doing it.
– Pass it along to all your friends – (hint – it’s free)
With the new EP about due, I thought I’d look back to one of the big influences for us. If you haven’t checked out anything from The Gun Club yet you’re missing out on one of the great punk-blues bands of all time. So as a sign of respect and thanks for the influence here’s a song you really should hear:
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.
In the studio version… check it out.
Yes, as it turns out they are going to be doing a cover of The Gun Club’s song, Ghost On A Highway, which will be the first video for the band and the studio. So check us out on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/users/churchhousepro). However, the video won’t be up until like the second week of April, but please do stop over and check it out.