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« on: June 14, 2009, 12:53:28 PM »

A couple weeks ago I bought a piano.

Today I was hung over and bored.

It all adds up to a BW Surf's Up demo-style recording, minus the talented singer and piano player.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/ndzxeu

And no, I didn't even shoot for the high part of "domino." I do have neighbors...
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 03:59:49 AM »

very nice. good stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 10:09:01 AM »

Nice version, good 'timbre' on the piano too.

I know what you mean about neighbours, I get a bit self conscious doing my singing as I know there are people are around so I tend to make it quiet. Add to that above the room I record is the bathroom of whoever lives above me so its disconcerting enough that when he's having a poo he can hear me sing, but also when it flushes it gets picked up on my recording equipment! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 12:11:01 PM »

Funnily enough matt-zeus, I'm pretty sure the Beach Boys made the released version of "Surf's Up" under almost identical conditions, in a studio in Brian's house right below his bathroom. I think Brian thought of the ending to song while he was taking a crap, too! He rushed downstairs without wiping and told them that "Child is Father of the Man" was supposed to end the song. True story, BTW.

But in all seriousness, it's a nice cover, better than I could do. I noticed that if you slow it down about 20% you roughly get the tempo Brian performed the song at.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 02:33:32 PM »

Yeah, it's fast. I wasn't even listening to the original, much less trying to match tempo. Felt right to play it that way. Such is life. Hopefully that won't prevent me from getting my big break and reaping my otherwise assured millions...
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 03:16:19 PM »

Funnily enough matt-zeus, I'm pretty sure the Beach Boys made the released version of "Surf's Up" under almost identical conditions, in a studio in Brian's house right below his bathroom. I think Brian thought of the ending to song while he was taking a crap, too! He rushed downstairs without wiping and told them that "Child is Father of the Man" was supposed to end the song. True story, BTW.

I think that's where he composed 'I like to say Da-Da', originally known as 'I like to do Poo-Poo'....
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 06:01:14 AM »

Hey Luther, what's cooking, I really like this, I think you're very talented singer, among other things. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 05:20:56 PM »

Awesome job Luther...that high part is a bitch, no doubt.  Even without it, not an easy song to sing.  Well done!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 07:44:01 PM »

Thanks. Maybe if I had way the hell more energy I'd have at least tried the harder part(s). But it was really just a way to kill a little time on a weekend (as most of my recording is). I do appreciate the kind words.
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