I whipped this little instrumental up one day in early 2000. In my head I thought I came up with a masterpiece like Eddie Van Halen’s “Respect The Wind”, but it didn’t quite come out that way. Instead, it’s a spacey sounding piece that I find quite soothing.
I used my Kramer Pacer Deluxe American, Zoom effects processor, Ovation electric/acoustic, and Marshall VS265 amp.
This was recorded in 1999 and is what I consider the second part of “Coustica Part 1”. I played this one on an Ovation acoustic guitar and added some chorus and delay. My finger picking had improved since the first song, but I still had a lot of “oops” moments.
This is an instrumental I wrote and recorded in 1993 with a crappy Carlos acoustic guitar using a Dean Markley Pro-Mag pickup. It’s a bit of a jazz sound and is probably the first song I ever did with finger picking. It was one take, so there are a few biffs here and there.
An instrumental I wrote in 1991 when I first got my Zoom 9002 guitar effects processor and Yamaha MT-100 MKII 4-track cassette recorder. I was determined to try just about every effect the Zoom had in one song. That was my little kitteh “Alesis” in the photo above. 🙂
Another oldie from 1991. I was working at a local alternative music radio station at the time (KWOD 106.5) and listening to music that was different from the metal I grew up on inspired me to try something progressive. Isn’t that picture of me scary? 😉
I recorded this on my Yamaha MKII 4 track cassette, the keyboards in the song were actually done with the crappiest little Casio keyboard I could find (I borrowed it from my bro Spanky Burns), and I was using an Alesis SR-16 drum machine that I bought from Sean Rowley (RIP) of local group Cause and Effect, who I had the pleasure of meeting while working at KWOD.
Charvel Model 3 guitar, Zoom guitar effects unit, Alesis SR-16 drum machine, and Spanky’s crappy Casio toy keyboard.