SterileEyes Posted June 19, 2007 Share Posted June 19, 2007 (edited) Hi,My name’s Jeff, longtime fan, I’m 23 and from Southern CA. I started renting a small rehearsal/recording studio a few months ago and this GN’R cover was my first “project”. I record cover songs to dial in sounds/test my equipment before I record original music.This is not intended to be anything other than a tribute/something for GN’R fans to hopefully enjoy. I sincerely hope this sort of thing doesn’t offend anybody in the band. I chose a song that I’ve never heard another band try to play. At first I was going to attempt “Locomotive” but after recording a 9 minute Tool song last year I decided that sticking with something under 5 minutes in length would probably be a better idea.I tried to stay faithful to the studio arrangement but at the same time I added some elements of the live version as well – sped it up just a tad, kept the tracks really loud and raw sounding, etc.Only a couple of disclaimers – first of all, like all the other covers posted on my website, this was recorded on an old digital 8 track and was mixed live (without computers or pre-setting anything). Including mixing I spent maybe a combined 20 hours on everything. For what it is I’m happy with how it turned out, just don’t expect “Use Your Illusion” caliber sound quality. My only other disclaimer kind of goes without saying – there is only one Axl Rose. I did the best I could with the time I had.Drums, bass and rhythm guitar tracks are one take and the guitar solos (particularly the end one) were by far the most fun I’ve ever had recording anything!Now that its all been said and done for a month or so, I’d say there are a couple of small things I’d fix, but I decided it’s good enough and probably a bad idea to spend forever perfecting it. Dedicated to Axl, Izzy, Duff, Slash, Matt, Dizzy and Steven for inspiring me to become a musician….and also to Ron, Frank, Robin, Richard, Tommy and Pit(t)man for keeping the band alive and doing such an awesome job!Click the link below, it should start playing automatically. If it doesn’t start playing, it’s the top song in the player, just click the title. Hint – it sounds best LOUD!PRETTY TIED UP COVERCheers!Jeff Edited August 31, 2010 by SterileEyes Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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