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#1February 1st, 2010 · 01:11 PM
54 threads / 29 songs
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United Kingdom
Stuck In The Middle (Stealer's Wheel cover)
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This song is not in a battle


Another cover.  This time a Stealer's Wheel classic - Stuck in the middle with you.
I wanted to have a go at this as a bit of practise for playing, singing, recording and mixing.  It's not too bad... for an afternoon's work!

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#2February 1st, 2010 · 02:00 PM
187 threads / 27 songs
2,795 posts
Germany
oh boy what a nice cover....

this reminds me to init a new discussion for creating a cover forum...

multilayered vocals... I always like the way to make music by hand
#3February 1st, 2010 · 03:40 PM
102 threads / 59 songs
204 posts
Canada
Nice cover. The vocals are slightly reminiscent of Tom Petty. Tight and well rehearsed. All in all great work.
#4February 1st, 2010 · 04:46 PM
117 threads / 55 songs
1,541 posts
Chile
EZ drummer?
It sounds really good. The vocals are excellent.
Should I ask if you are using a POD for the guitar recording? I'm asking this because it happens to me that when I use my POD it records with a bit of latency and due to the latency setting the track is sometimes out of synch, in both and anticipated or delayed way. In this case I feel like the guitar solo is not in perfect synchronization. It sound a bit anticipated; a few milliseconds before the beat. You can fix that really easily though.
Overall, great job. Never listened to the original but your version sounds really good.

            > Iszil
#5February 3rd, 2010 · 02:51 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,371 posts
United Kingdom
Nice to see uploading again Jim, good to see you've put all that hard work of creating backing tracks to your band.

Very nicely put together, would have liked the vox slightly higher in the mix, THEY ARE GOOD!!!
#6February 3rd, 2010 · 02:53 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,371 posts
United Kingdom
Iszil wrote…
EZ drummer?
It sounds really good. The vocals are excellent.
Should I ask if you are using a POD for the guitar recording? I'm asking this because it happens to me that when I use my POD it records with a bit of latency and due to the latency setting the track is sometimes out of synch, in both and anticipated or delayed way. In this case I feel like the guitar solo is not in perfect synchronization. It sound a bit anticipated; a few milliseconds before the beat. You can fix that really easily though.
Overall, great job. Never listened to the original but your version sounds really good.

            > Iszil

I use a line6 POD, what is your set-up?
#7February 3rd, 2010 · 04:19 PM
90 threads / 73 songs
263 posts
United Kingdom
haha this is great, sounds like you had fun doing it, you can hear it in the music
#8February 4th, 2010 · 02:53 PM
54 threads / 29 songs
1,552 posts
United Kingdom
Thanks everyone for your positive comments.  I enjoyed knocking this one out, and am pretty pleased with the overall sound.  I used it (minus lead vocal, bass, and guitars) on Tuesday for reahersal with Andy, my band's bassist - it worked really well, so success!
Iz, you're spot on with the EZdrummer software; it's a mixture of the drum patterns provided mixed with my own variations.  I think they're a little loud in the mix (as I agree with Denis about the vocal lead being a little quiet, certainly for the first first.
And Iz, you're also right that I use a POD as my recording interface, but I think you're mistaken about the timing issue.  I have the POD XTL which I use for everything - vocals, guitars, and bass.  As I've said, drum sounds are from EZ drummer, and the piano sound is from the M-Audio Key-rig, a VST that came with the USB keyboard I use.
Cheers
Jim A
#9February 4th, 2010 · 03:04 PM
187 threads / 27 songs
2,795 posts
Germany
can you tell me the tab for the guitar in the intro?
#10February 4th, 2010 · 03:37 PM
54 threads / 29 songs
1,552 posts
United Kingdom
Sure think TK - there's no tab as such... I just play a very simple C to Bb repeated off beat.
#11February 4th, 2010 · 03:50 PM
187 threads / 27 songs
2,795 posts
Germany
When I played that, it didnt sound like yours... hmmm   
#12February 4th, 2010 · 04:48 PM
158 threads / 13 songs
2,303 posts
United Kingdom
re: Stuck In The Middle (Stealer's Wheel cover)
Jiminuk wrote…
Another cover.  This time a Stealer's Wheel classic - Stuck in the middle with you.
I wanted to have a go at this as a bit of practise for playing, singing, recording and mixing.  It's not too bad... for an afternoon's work!
so .........so ........SO ...SO .............SO ..................NICE TO HAVE U BACK UPLOADING!!!!!
IS THIS THE DUBIOUS UNDERWEAR BAND??????
HAHA            
OK ITS A COVER!!!!!..................What the hell .................(Stealers wheel wont be worrying I Think!!!!)

SO Glad u back JIM

Fish
#13February 4th, 2010 · 05:58 PM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
Australia
Whoa dejavoooooo
Played this NYE .
Your right though nice arvos work .
hey really dig your vocal .
Smokin mate     
#14February 5th, 2010 · 07:25 AM
187 threads / 27 songs
2,795 posts
Germany
Did you play the intro like this?

C
e|-------|-------|-------|------------------
b|---2--|-------|-------|------------------
g|-------|-------|-------|------------------
d|-------|---3--|-------|------------------
a|-------|-------|---5--|------------------
e|-------|-------|---4--|------------------

Bb
e|---2--|-------|-------|------------------
b|---2--|-------|---x--|------------------
g|---2--|-------|---x--|------------------
d|---2--|-------|---x--|------------------
a|---2--|-------|-------|------------------
e|-------|-------|-------|------------------
#15February 5th, 2010 · 10:09 PM
157 threads / 30 songs
1,952 posts
United States of America
great job on this cover.. I love your voice. It's just so rock and roll. nice drum programming.  yeah the mix could use a little tweaking , but overall not bad.  nice tight playing.  lead seemed ok to me.. maybe a couple of spots it has the beat anticipation.. but it's really not that noticeable .. well at least to my ole deaf ears.


Good job you wanna do some backing track for me?  . 
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