Here is an original song that I wrote in 1995. Having been influenced by Dream Theater for 3 years at this point, my own music started to take on a more progressive feel… more complicated chord progressions, more intricate drum tracks, and I was breaking away from the old “verse, chorus, verse chorus, solo, chorus, fade out” paradigm of songs I grew up with.
While the guitars and vocals were performed by myself, my friend Mike Fermer played the keyboards and programmed the drum tracks. Yes, that is a drum machine. Mike is amazing at programming drum tracks!
Another thing to note: I was much more of a guitarist at this time of my life than a vocalist, so… 😛
Vocals recorded with my Shure SM-58 mic. I was playing my 1988 Charvel Model 3 strat guitar through a portable Zoom effects processor. The keyboard is an Ensoniq SQ-1.