I’m working on this year’s Christmas songs and my wife wants to join the fray. She claims she’s doing it because I’ve been bugging her, but in reality last year she got pissed because she wasn’t included. Plus she thought last year’s song (Christmastime), which received the best reviews by far of all of my friends, was too sappy.
So this year, I’m doing two songs: one for her, and one for Sara. Her song is Gaga’s You and I (set with her own lyrics, about a 35 year old woman who still believes in Santa). I’m 99% done with the backing tracks but I’m having one challenge: how to get the drums in the beginning to sound like they do.
You know the drum sound I’m talking about. It’s the one that Queen made famous with We Will Rock You. How do I get the drums to sound like I have forty million drummers playing at the same time?