Recording Log: June 21, 2011 (First Session)

Started recording on the new project last night at Tony Romminger’s studio in Elizabethton, TN. Tony’s an excellent musician and engineer; the studio is small, but comfortable, and the sounds we’re getting are definitely what we’re looking for, at least on the two songs on which we’re currently focusing: Stephen Simmons’ “Rock and Roll Band” (with Dave on lead vocals) and Rob’s “Pet Rock.” We did five takes of R&R Band, deciding on the fourth as the best basic track. Now warmed up, PR came quicker: the second take was the keeper. Josh and Rob re-recorded a few bits and pieces in R&R band; Dave recorded his guitar part (he’d not played guitar while doing a guide vocal during the recording) — basically, all of the instrumentation on that track is done. PR, though, still needs Rob’s acoustic rhythm and lead guitar, and Josh wants to take another crack at the bass line. Lead and harmony vocals on both tracks are still in the works, as well.

Instrumentation, equipment & such:

“Rock and Roll Band” – Andy: Phattie 5-piece kit; Rob: Jerry Jones double-neck 6/12 (6-string neck, bridge position) electric w/Seymour Duncan stacked humbuckers, Vox AC 15 amp; Josh: Warwick bass, SansAmp tube pre-amp, direct to board; Dave: Gretsch Tennessean electric guitar, Vox AC 15 amp, Boss Blues Overdrive pedal.

“Pet Rock” – Andy, Josh, Dave same set up

The wizard of Stony Creek

This guitar kills fascists ... and causes lower back pain

Josh goes retro

Dave takes the couch

Andy waits patiently


About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

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