Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Share your music, collaborate, and partake in monthly music contests.
User avatar
donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5601 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:53 pm

After 5 years my boss has somehow bullied me into producing some more of his angst ridden folky nonsense - I had to give up making music full-stop to get out of it for that long. He unfortunately appears not to have got any better as a singer in the interim period. After some prevarication and evasiveness I've been forced to get the first song more or less done.

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/man ... -clock.mp3

He at least managed to record the main acoustic guitar and the vocal on his own this time, and it was even of a moderate quality. All the rest of the stuff (i.e. the important things like electric guitar, backing acoustics, drums, bass, strings, kitchen sink etc) is my doing.

Seems to be about right in terms of balance to me (I can hear what needs to be heard - vocals up a bit?), but who knows?

User avatar
nix808
KVRAF
3767 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:24 am

It's pretty good!

Hmm- no hands on the 'clock' hehe

User avatar
donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5601 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:28 am

nix808 wrote:It's pretty good!

Hmm- no hands on the 'clock' hehe
I already said to him, 'why not drop the 'L'... :hihi:

User avatar
nix808
KVRAF
3767 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:55 am

8D
That was kinda edgy- good it's no harm done

mm if change is happening to me, then time is money?
It's drawing a long bow...
I'll get me coat teehee

User avatar
Googly Smythe
KVRAF
2355 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:07 am

Sounds an awful lot like The Moody Blues' A Simple Game.
I think it's fine as it is. But it depends on what you were aiming for...
The kitchen sink sounds awesome!
Bandcamp - Soundcloud
Shampoo? There was nothing sham about that poo.

User avatar
nineofkings
KVRAF
1769 posts since 9 Apr, 2011

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:04 am

You did a great job with the material you were given! The delay and effects over the jangly guitars, and the mix in general, is super 90's alternative. I would turn the vocals up very slightly though.

wavephonic
KVRian
1192 posts since 11 Sep, 2006 from along the rivers edge in northern Ontario

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:39 am

I liked it, especially the jangly sound, even the vocal I thought was ok, maybe some spots the vocal could come up I'd just automate the gain on those parts. good mix on the bass which I always have trouble with

User avatar
donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5601 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:24 am

Thanks for listening all. Definitely needs a bit of vocal tinkering but he seems happy with it so far so I unfortunately haven't been sacked. On to the next dirge, which is some sub Green Day punk wannabe thing. You're in your 40s man!

rp314
KVRAF
2361 posts since 25 Mar, 2006 from The city by the bay

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:48 pm

donkey tugger wrote:After 5 years my boss has somehow bullied me into producing some more of his angst ridden folky nonsense - I had to give up making music full-stop to get out of it for that long. He unfortunately appears not to have got any better as a singer in the interim period. After some prevarication and evasiveness I've been forced to get the first song more or less done.

All the rest of the stuff (i.e. the important things like electric guitar, backing acoustics, drums, bass, strings, kitchen sink etc) is my doing.
Hope you get a promotion! :hihi:

User avatar
donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5601 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Man From Govt vs DonkeyT - Clock - Jangly guitar pop shite

Post Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:38 am

rp314 wrote:
Hope you get a promotion! :hihi:
I did quite recently actually. I'm sure the two things are entirely unrelated. :o

Return to “Music Cafe”