I must admit of this is one of my favourite (co-written) songs. Not sure why, it just resonates with me I guess. Anyway six years after it was first penned I’ve decided to now do this fresh new version, and have a go at singing it myself. The I original was sung by the lyricist Helen Lares. She of course had a great voice so I guess its rather bold of me to go up against that, but I’m hoping I’ve brought something a little different to the song.
The only thing I’ve used from the original is the drums (slightly edited).
Thanks That ‘sound’ that everyone is referring to is created with a fee VSTi plugin called Crystal.
I used to use it quite a bit…then I forgot about it for a while. But now I’ve rediscovered it… its a nice wee toy!
Well, believe it or not it’s actually an ultra-cheap Chinese-built Epiphone. BUT… I stumbled across rave reviews one day when I was looking around for a good, but affordable acoustic. And as luck would have a local Chinese music store had that exact model on sale - around $US250. I read they just needed setting up more carefully and ideally the saddle replaced with Tusq or bone. So I had a luthier do all that, (also fitted an EQ unit) then put on some Martin SF custom lights…and well, it all seems to work great!
It’s not bad, but far from my favorite Sherz tune. It’s just too conventional for me, both in terms of lyrics and chord progression. It’s a good recording, however, and has some kick to it. I’m not sure the way the bass moves around in the last chorus works very well – comes off a bit clunky. I heard a fill near the end that was kind of weak, too – is that a Jamstix thing? And, of course, that snare is not good at all. I’m serious!