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October 08, 2020  -  User Showcase Song - Back Burner Man

In 1967 I (Bud) listened to Cream's Disraeli Gears when it hit the stores - it quickly steered me from my more psychedelia playlist! I was particularly struck by Outside Woman Blues (one of my early entries into blues rock). The notion of a man keeping an "outside woman” has shown up several times over the years in blues songs.

So Janice and I thought it was high time for the woman to have her say smile resulting in this “response” song.

Channeling Cream is obviously out of the question! But we do hope to have established a few hints. Jack Bruce often had a bit of an over driven bass sound so at Peter’s suggestion we processed the bass RT with some overdrive, tape sat and vintage compression. Peter also altered some of the bass notes to better fit the progression (that includes the infamous “Hendrix chord”).

Finally (yea) and FWIW the mix and mastering is influenced by the Disraeli Gears sound, i.e., heavy snare, the processed bass, the guitar FX, a bit more compression throughout, etc.

A big thanks to PG Music and Peter.

Janice: Arrangement, melody, lead vocal/harmony and counter point lead/harmony
Peter: All guitar tracks - solos, fills, turnarounds and rhythm
Bud: Lyric, arrangement, SC photo and the tech stuff.
Bass: RT 572 Electric Blues BB
Drums: RD BluesRockSlowEv^4-a:Snare, b:Snare, HiHat
Drums (tag): Nashville 8ths and added cymbal swell sample
Snare double: Logic Pro X Drummer
Track effects: Nectar 2, Waves CLA Vocals, Waves CLA Drums, Neutron 3 and Waves Bass Rider
Mastering: Logic Pro X EQ > Ozone 9 Dynamics > Ozone 9 Imager > Ozone 9 Maximizer > Izotope Tonal Balance 2 > Izotope Loudness Meter
Equipment: Rodes NT1 mic and Scarlett 212 interface
DAW: Logic Pro X

Arranged in BiaB via multiple SGU movement to and from Australia.

Posted on October 8, 2020 10:51 AM

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