Living Well Is The Best Revenge Accelerate | 2008
This was another quick song to come together. I spent the first three days this week practiving the main riff on acounstic and electric. I almost went with a fingerpicked electric part for the recording. I’m much more accurate with the notes, but this really needs that pick attack.
I took the main rhythm guitar part and spread it across two tracks panned left and right. I used an alternate take as an effects track. There’s a high pass filter and a slow flanger on it. It’s up in the mix whenever the vocals are gone.
The vocals were supposed to be a quick scratch take. But I liked them so much, I decided to leave them alone as is. Kinda like how the original was recorded. Except I’m not Michael 8 ). Backgrounds were similarly one in done - well, two in done as there’s one for each ear.
Final Tracks (15)
- Main vocal
- Background Vocals (2)
- Lead Riff, doubled (2)
- Rhythm Guitar doubled (2)
- Phantom effects guitar
Other Instruments (4)
- Robot Drummer
- Drum Punch-ins (MIDI)
- Bass, doubled
Somewhat. I substituted the effects track in for the organ. I also played the guitar part sloppy enough on the verses to make it not faithful.
- I’ve learned how to control my breath and support myself at lot better on these loud vocals
- Driving bass is a great workout