The Hungry Drunx w/ Grankspoine: “Fate’s a Liar”

Fate’s a Liar
c. ’13 The Hungry Drunx

Fate hadda plan
You thought you was that man
Goddamn right

What could go wrong?
All night long
You was sure it was gonna be your night

CH: Fate’s a liar
It all backfired

Fate showed the way
Was what you’d later say
Fate led you astray-ay-ay

Fate hadda plan
You thought you was that man
Fate’s a liar
It all backfired

Fate hadda plan
You thought you was that man

Fate showed the way
Was what you’d later say
Fate led you astray-ay-ay

CH: Fate’s a liar
It all backfired

Fate hadda plan
You thought you was that man
Fate’s a liar
It all backfired

Drums: Snarl
Bass: Jaco(Rt66)Brick-dbx160XT
LdVoc: Luna-Summit-VLA2
BV’s: M511-Summit-VLA2
Gtr: G&Lf100-MMhd130-2×12-Summit-VLA2
Keys, Horns, Bells, Gtr: Grankspoine
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Vlayman: “No More Joy (for Ian)”

No More Joy (for Ian)
c. ’13 Vlayman

On the eve, on the cusp
wasn’t there anyone you felt you could trust
Madchester, 1980 (2x)

An ideal for living, a loss of control
Unknown pleasures brought us closer
than you’d ever know
Madchester, 1980 (2x)

On the eve, on the cusp
wasn’t there anyone you felt you could trust
You played “The Idiot”

Used a clothesline
Madchester, 1980 (2x)

Drums: nettage
Bass: Alvz-1176-Pad-dbx160XT
Vox: Shure545-VC1Q
Gtrs: G&L F100-Marshall-AKGd100-ISA1
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The Hungry Drunx: Requested”

Requested
c. ’13 The Hungry Drunx

This aint goin’ anywhere
This ain’t goin’ anywhere at all
It’s not like we don’t want it to
It’s just how it are

This is a empty thing, with no intrinsic value
I can hardly get interested enuff to sing
at all

You’re being tested
Just like they requested

You gotta have no fear of pain or boredom
It’s fucking dumb, what they come up with in the boardroom

You’re being tested
Just like they requested

This aint goin’ anywhere
This ain’t goin’ anywhere at all
It’s not like we don’t want it to
It’s just how it are

You’re being tested
Just like they requested

Drums: Snarl
Bass: Alvz(BassMeta)-Brick-dbx160XT
Gtrs:
G&Lf100(Wah-ShrtX)-Elektar-AKGd1000E-ISA1;MXL144-Altec1589b(pad)
G&Lf100(Ebow)-Elektar-AKGd1000E-ISA1;MXL144-Altec1589b(pad)
G&Lf100(FrenchToast)-Elektar-AKGd1000E-ISA1;MXL144-Altec1589b(pad)
Vox: MD511-Eureka

Vlayman: “1st Dementment”

1st Dementment
c. ’13 Vlayman

Speakin’ freely is a wonderful thing
Speaking freely is almost good as singin’

Saying what ya mean is a powerful thing
Saying what you mean is gonna keep it clean

Speakin’ freely is a wonderful thing
Speaking freely is almost good as singin’

Everybody laughs nowadays when ya talk about yer rights
They don’t wanna get off the phone and try and make things right
People ain’t wanna leave the homes and the satellite TV
Sittin’ round absorbin’ what they gi’ ya, ain’t enuff fo’ me

Ain’t enuff fo’ me 2x

Speakin’ freely is a wonderful thing
Speaking freely is almost good as singin’

Drums: nettage
Bass: Alvarez-Altec1589b-Pad
RthmGtrs: G&L F100-Elektar-AKGd1000-Altec1589b-Pad
LdGtr: Wildkat-Marshall-AKGd1000–Altec1589b-Pad
LdVoc: MD421n-Altec1589b-Pad
Tom & BV’s: M500-Altec1589b-Pad
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The loneliness of the producer

So I’m inna new band now a cuppla months (still no band name!), playing bass and singing BV’s on another’s guy’s songs, and that’s pretty weird to me.

And after a month (the delay mebbe tells some, eh?) they give me their recent demo, and it’s mebbe not so good.

And so I say, I can do it better, and they take the bait and now we’ve 95% of the tracks done on 11 songs, and I’m 2/3 done mixing the thing, and having a ball.

But what I’m posting about, then?

The loneliness of it!

I mean, we’ve sat down a cuppla times and done the basics together – the toughest part was developing the drum mixes (all essentially the same, as ll tracks recorded at the same place on the same day – a basement, no less), perhaps best illustrated when I note that the drummer’s reference tracks were initially Porcaro with Joni Mitchell. Asked to get a little more real, last week he brought me some Steely Dan. Laughing

But I think we’ve done pretty well with the drum sub-mix, if not quite that good.

If only I had placed the kick mic where I wanted it, and not where the drummer said … Rolling Eyes

But stuff like recording a kiddie tom played with hands and then having to figure out that what the intent was was a bongo sound, and then getting it (tons of EQ, some heavy compression and limiting).

Or the keys being played solid thru the whole song and then being told they’re too much, they need to be edited – but I didn’t play ’em that way, the guy who wants ’em edited did! Twisted Evil

Out of sync start-stop parts that I diplomatically don’t mention I had to tighten …

The odd drum fill or word or guitar note I hadda fly in.

Mouth-noises and un-intended fades when the singer moved off the mic.

Out of tune, out of time guitars.

The incremental adjustments of effects and volume levels (guitars are never loud enuff for guitarists, of course) …

The bass I played, of course, was done perfectly – all first takes and needed no EQ, edits, dubs or adjustments at all. Not to mention my stellar BV’s being perfectly in time, key and phrasing on every pass. Twisted Evil

I’ve probably got over 80 hours into this project, more than 50 by myself, and I’m just the bassist/BV’s with one co-write.

Did I mention I’m having a ball?
Very Happy
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Vlayman’s last album of 2013: *daddy rawk*

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1. On the Water_Vlayman & Grankspoine 03:33
2. Bro’ 03:26
3. All These Women – Vlayman & Grankspoine 04:30
4. Loverless Man 03:57
5. 3 O’Clock 03:34
6. Go Figger_Vlayman & Mark Cline 03:54
7. Sometimes a Man_Vlayman & Mark Cline 04:27
8. The Back-Up 03:14
9. Wrong (You Would Be) 04:07
10. Daddy Rock 03:46
11. On the Water (orig. version) 03:30

released 11 December 2013
Grankspoine (England): derrangements, keys, guitars, horns on no.’s 1 & 3, including all vocals on no.3
Mark Cline (California, formerly of Geronimo Cowboys): music, drums and guitars on no.’s 6 & 7
Vlayman: all else except as listed
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V&G: “All These Women” w/ Grankspoine Vox!

All These Women
c. ’13 Vlayman

Sue St. Marie was a sailor’s daughter
Born off the coast of Gethsamane
She had some lambs she love but led them to the slaughter
And then she started in on me

Claire LaCroix was the daughter of a tailor
She only wore the finest crinoline
Lace and ribbons were on the outside
Leather and silk within

CH: All these women are like breath to me
All these women will be death … to me

Iris de Mornay was married to a soldier
He was always off fighting in the great wars
She waited for him something like a cuppla hours
Then she came askin’ me for more

Madeline never had a last name
Everybody knew her as just plain old Madeline
Madeline worked behind the red light
In my favorite house of sin

Drums: nettage (GRA)
Bass: Alvz-1176-dbx160XT
Vox, keys, guitars: Gtrankspoine
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