Funk, soul, rock n' roll

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by gratt, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. gratt

    gratt

    Oct 13, 2007
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Hi guys,
    I play in a group from Ottawa (Canada's capital) who recently put out a funk, soul, rock n' roll record. We just put three tracks up and I'd love for you to check them out. All were recorded with a p-bass with flats and my Little Mark Tube. Wondering what you guys think of the tone/playing and everything else.

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    Please do me a favour and let me know what you think. We're trying to do something new with something old here.
     
  2. gratt

    gratt

    Oct 13, 2007
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    No thoughts on the tone? Let me know if you hate it- I can take it
     
  3. major10th

    major10th

    Aug 8, 2010
    Really like the bass/drums groove that starts at ~2:51 in Acabo. Good job!
     
  4. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Just started listening to the 1st song, so far loving the bass tone, really locks in with the upfront drums, '60s style. Reminds me a bit of the Guess Who so far, and some '70s 'New Wave' pop.

    I'll chime in again when I've listened through.

    On the third song now, crap, you guys are fun to listen to. You like all the same stuff I do and you do it well without sounding slavishly imitative or lacking in humour. All the instruments sound WICKED. Typical Canadians, eh?

    I would go see you live in a second, and play your album at any party. Good work my friends!
     
  5. gratt

    gratt

    Oct 13, 2007
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Thanks a lot man! Glad you like it. Aaaand she does go up on iTunes soon :p But seriously, thanks for the critical listens
     
  6. sounds fresh, my man! I've gone through the whole album, and it's really quite awesome. And you guys did a stellar job of capturing your live energy (by the way, I'm still thinking about you guys at the El Mo!).
     
  7. Wasim

    Wasim Guest

    Dec 10, 2004
    I'm really enjoying this. I just heard Fitz & the Tantrums for the first time and this reminds my ears of that, and it's just as good (in fact, it's got added killer guitars).

    You and your drummer lock in really well. The bass tone is insistent but not intrusive, and your playing is tasteful as ****.

    Little Go is a cracking track. Sometimes reminiscent of Sublime, in an entirely good way. You guys do a great job taking your obvious live energy into the studio.
     
  8. I like it, although the guitar sounds out of tune on "Unbreakable". I like the bass tone.
     
  9. Cool stuff, good job. P with flats, you can't go wrong. I really like the vintage tone of the recording, very warm sounding.
    Are you looking for a sub.....:)
     
  10. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Interestingly high number of Canadians on this thread (of which I am one).

    Apropos nothing, carry on.
     
  11. delta7fred

    delta7fred

    Jul 3, 2007
    England
    Love the bass sound, and the songs. :bassist:

    The first reminds me a lot of Joe Jackson, who I like but don't listen to often enough.
     
  12. gratt

    gratt

    Oct 13, 2007
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
  13. I dig this a lot. The lead guitar on Unbreakable reminds me of the Beatles. The retro vibe is unmistakable, but not gimmicky. I like the production style (so sick of every modern record being over-produced). And your playing is really solid. Very groovy, gives the songs muscle and bounce without getting in the way. For whatever it's worth, I'm gonna become a 'fan' of you guys on Facebook.