Destroy this band

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Bassnoise, Feb 20, 2014.


  1. Bassnoise

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  2. Kyle Matthews

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    The biggest insult of all, I'm not even going to take the time to listen to it. :)
  3. Bassnoise

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  4. madrob

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    I like it!
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  6. Hopkins

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    The vox could be a little bit more forward in the mix.
  7. nshuman

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    The vocals are kind of the weak point. Before you read on, please understand I am just being honest and I'm not trying to be a jerk or malicious or anything of the sort. Also, hey, maybe this is a style that I do not know and appeals more to others, in that case, totally disregard my comments.

    If I were to listen to this song on the radio, my first thought would be: the vocals are definitely not as good as these people probably think they are.
  8. Bassnoise

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    Nshuman actually we were instrumental
    For like 4 years and still have only like 3 songs with singing so your hearing musicians stepping way out of their comfort zone on the vox

    Thank you very much and the others too
  9. Fat Steve

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    Since you asked, here is me being critical.

    Pros: Y'all sound like you each know your way around your respective instruments. The production is clear and clean, and the tones, namely from the guitars are pleasing to my ear. I couldn't really pick out a bass part though, may just be my speakers. The vocals reminded me a bit of QOTSA, which is a good thing IMO in this context.

    Cons: I kept waiting for it to go somewhere. Apart from the intro, the song lacked dynamics. Around 1:50 I was waiting for a build or a change. Instead it kept grooving on the D - B riff. Same around 2:50, felt like another place to add a build or a change, but there was just more of that riff. It seemed like the main dynamic differences came in the form of additional guitar noodling or an effected synth drum addition for a few measures. Finally around 3:45 there was a key change, but at that point it seemed almost like an after thought.

    All things considered, it sounds like y'all are going in the experimental direction, and certainly not in any kind of pop or even traditional songwriting direction, which is admirable. It's not my thing, but I'd still buy a ticket to see y'all perform live.

    Keep on with the keepin' on.
  10. GLEN18INCHSPICA

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    I liked the vocals. My 2 critiques would be to ad at least one more part & lower the guitar, & raise the vocals a touch in the mix. I think I heard the bass not sure. The vocals remind me of the Gorillaz maybe. The slacker vibe of the song is cool.
  11. P-oddz

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    I will also chime in because you asked - And I'm going to be BRUTALLY HONEST...

    The opening lick is pretty good, but the guitar tones are pretty terrible. The synthy/Nintendo tone has got to go IMO, because it's an awful frequency that just stomps over everything. There are way too many layers doing way too much wankery to pull much more out of it than a jumble of layered noises and a repetitive two-note jam.

    And while I'm putting people on blast.... :smug:,

    Let's just say that I strongly disagree with Fat Steve on the QOTSA vocal reference.

    Sorry man, you asked for honesty and for us to destroy you...

    My advice: go back to the woodshed on this one listen to each other as a whole better, and be more crucial with your self-editing.
  12. Robus

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    I think it's a promising start. The songwriting end needs another revision. As someone said, it needs to build toward something, some transition or change. The wankery if you want to call it that is a symptom of the fact that the song isn't really going anywhere.
  13. Bassnoise

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    Fat Steve thanks for a really thoughtful reply I'm def considering everything you said.. And yes we def are going for experimental most of our shows are with noise bands and really weirdo punk

    Glen18inches woulda never thought gorillaz but that's great and makes sense in retrospect

    P-oddz thanks for being so honest I did ask for it and being criticized is a good. Thing for moving forward.. tho we totally dig the harsh Nintendo tones and busy mix.. I respect the comment and may try and make the next one more toned down.

    Oh and my bass comes in right after the drums before anything else... But on alot I'm playing flamenco strummed double stops so it probably sounds sorta guitard like... Conversely I may need to listen to it on smaller/ computer speakers
  14. Bassnoise

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    Hmm this is great thanks again! I just listened to it on my phone and the bass is completely lost most of the time!

    and I'm def gonna do more with the key change at the end.

    Also as far as the busy mix. There's actually only two of us and we hire a couple different drummers, live its alot different.

    This didnt get as silly as I'd expected but very useful!
  15. Kmonk

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    Since the OP asked us to "Destroy" the band, I think instead of having a Buy Now for $1 he should be paying us for the agony of listening to it.

    But in all seriousness, it's not what I'm into but it is done very well. The musicianship is good and the mix is decent.
  16. thunderbird66

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    I dig it. Vocals probably are pretty fitting for it just lacking volume. Cymbals way to loud but I wouldn't change the station. Interesting stuff.
  17. Bassnoise

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    The AAaaaGggooonyy! Of it! Lol
  18. rust_preacher

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    I agree that I was expecting for a development, a bridge, or something leading into some full-shred mayhem.

    To "destroy": As such, this would qualify for a porn flick soundtrack, although it's hard to pin point the genre it's aimed at.

    I wish you all the best. Come out from "behind the clock" and open up the songwriting.
  19. thenewromance

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    The band name is, well, totally strange. Change it. Song is okay, I guess, but not my cuppa. The others are right in that it doesn't really go anywhere after a good start.
  20. djole94hns

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    My first thought when reading this was, this guy must be from Canada. Then I read your location, and I started laughing :)
    Stereotypes are not all that bad ^^
  21. Dug2

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    me too dork, im wit Kyle

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