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I wish I had more time to get into my electric guitar. And I've been wanting to post another electric tune. Nothing earthshattering...but just to change things up a bit.

So:

This is from the first demo tape that a band I used to play in (Absolute Zero) put out. We recorded it onto a 4 track Fostex. So be prepared for the hisssssssssssssss....

Lyrics Drums and Synths: Anthony Annucci
Bass: Greg Carson
Vocals: Scott Elliott and Katie Evans
Guitars: Bob Prince
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Skean said 3262 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
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This is funk-ing good .... Cool to hear something from your old time too.... I like it a lot... Cheers
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
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Thanks, Kenta.

Enjoy the day...
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lavalamp said 3262 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
4-track !
Hsssssss is cool. Soulful and funky. Dig it, man.

LL
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Thanks, David...
...the hsssssss used to be standard and faded into the background. Amazing how our senses adapt to present realities.
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ktb said 3262 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
down avenue
there was a boston based band my friend was in by this name, and I used to follow them to gigs all the time. Sounded a lot like Absolute Zero (minus the incredible Katie). I so like this sound. Esp with Katie. These folks still cranking out the cool sounds?
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Down Avenue
Cool name. Katie's got a great voice. Played some wonderful jazz flute, too.

No...we broke up back in 1996. A bit of a shame, as we were really playing well, at that point.

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said 3262 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Ha ha...
Hissssssssssss....You know Bob, you COULD pass it off as part of the song if you re-titled this one "Wind." lol

Hey! Who cares about a little hiss anyway? Really nice funky track. Cool vocals, plucky 80's style bass, and great guitar chops! ENJOYED!

Be well my Prince!


guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
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Thanks, Micheal.

"Wind"...or "Electric Wind"...
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Feter said 3262 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
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Coool very hot rockin band ...great bass playin ..
very much 80s singing R&B ..the guitar work is
remarkable ...loved this my friend ..ye its totaly
a new sound from you and wish you bring us more
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
I look forward...
...to putting out more tunes on my electric guitar...just will have to wait for a while.

Thanks, Feter
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dajama said 3262 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Good stuff
To be honest, I don't even notice the hiss - I'm too distracted by the song (in a good way!) which is a really nice groove. Lovely vocal performances and, of course, excellent guitar work. Good stuff. Great to hear some of this stuff from your journey. Very cool. Peace.
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Katie and Scott...
...could really sing. Katie left the band fairly early on, though...she was more into jazz.

Thanks for the listen.
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egobandit said 3262 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
!!!!!
very cool bass in this that greg guy is rockin it. sounds like a fun band to see ... like the singing cool and funky enjoyed!
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
I love the bass lines...
...they carry the tune. We played out a lot. It was a lot of fun playing in this band.
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Vic Holman said 3262 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
going back
cool to hear some earlier stuff Bob. I dig those funky guitar rhythms. the bass player sure has that slap style down.

darn, i don't have any techy questions this time around.
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
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Greg had that funky thang down. Here's a "techy answer" to your non-question:

At first he played on a MusicMan Stingray 4 string bass (what you hear on this track). Then he got the 5 string Stingray. The "new and improved". I thought it was a more versatile ax...but, for slap funk, I liked the 4 string better. Seemed more direct.
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kristyjo said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
sssssssss-
Still- it reminds me of younger days :) Lots of fun to listen to, and yeah, it is different than your recent posts. Very funky.
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Younger days...
...yes...pretty amazing, huh...?

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lengold said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Great to hear
you rockin' Bob. Obviously a really tight and well rehearsed band who deserved to have success. Excellent vocalists and musicians. Love your guitars and I hope you get the time for us to hear more of the electric you.
Cheers
Len



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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Thanks, Len...
...I'd love to make more time for the electric. Got some tunes to record. It's taken a back seat to the acoustic lately, though. I'm sure I'll get back to it...but not in time to be a young buck guitar hero...
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MarkHolbrook said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Really good!
I have sound soap... I wonder if it would take the hiss some... Would be willing to try if you want... But really the hiss is not too bad actually!
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
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I'd be very interested. Why not send me your email address and I'll send you the AIFF...

Thanks, Mark
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Ed Hannifin said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Somewhere in there...
...between AWB and The Fixx...

I know that more pressure will help you, Bob, as it helps me... So this is my vote for more of you on electric guitar...

Nice funkulossity here, and neat, intelligent use of the era's effect pedals and the wah...

Ed
guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
When I bought...
...my Radiotone guitar, one of my effects I sold was a half rack Roland Pitch Shift Delay. It was a GREAT unit...but I was very happy to get the Radiotone.

A few years later and, no matter what I did, I couldn't re-create the sounds I could get out of that Roland along with the chorus, flanger, delay pedals (that's what I used for those high, sweeping sound effects in this piece).

Took forever...but I eventually found one on line. Much as I like the midi controlled presets you can do, nowadays...there's a lot of room for creativity with the older units.

Thanks for the electric vote, Ed. I'll do my best...
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paul f. page said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Wah...wah...
Bob,
I don't know a darned thing about guitars, but I do know when they're played well and artistically: that's what I found listening to this number. Some really great effects, to be sure. For my ears, though, I found this a little "trebley" and sort of wished the bass end of the spectrum was cranked up a little. But, hey, I just got back from a Beethoven/Mendelssohn concert a few minutes ago, so what do I know? (The vocals are cool on this number, though I couldn't understand the lyrics...again, my failing hearing.) Nevertheless, this was sure fun to listen to and so intricate in the amazingly counterpuntal accompaniment.
Peace.
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guitapick said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Right after...
...recording this, I took lessons with this great rhythm guitarist. He taught me how to relax my right hand and "flatten" the tone of my rhythm playing. If I recorded this again, I'd definitely have edged the treble/volume down.

It's a cool tune, though...lots of fun to play.

Hope you enjoyed the concert, Paul.
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Ibstrat said 3261 days ago (October 19th, 2008)
Ed
mentioned "The Fixx" that's the first thing I thought of.I really like your Andy Summers-like playing on this. You have killer rhythm and the volume pedal stuff sounds awesome. Great Band!
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davisamerica said 3260 days ago (October 20th, 2008)
hisssssss
is super cool Bob !
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Axgrinder said 3256 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
So this is Alternatative?
No, really though, this is tight! And what's more.... you have VOCALS! I've been missin out bro! The Alternative of this song was to leave me shaken, not stirred, correct me if I'm mistaken.... Im impressed! Keep churnen em out. Anything you can do to fatten the mix would only increase an already solidly produced number, hiss or no!!! Nice work and kudo's to you all....

);-PEACE,

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guitapick said 3256 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Funny you should mention that...
...I have NO idea what genre to put this tune in. So..."yeah"...I chose "the alternative".

Pretty smart, eh?

Thanks, Alvin. You're right. Definitely could use more bass. Hadn't even thought of dropping it into a GB project...but why not?
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dirigent said 3255 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
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Awesome guitar-playing, great crisp sound. Superb delivery, fine work, I dig it!!!
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VicDiesel said 3253 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Funky funky!
Very groovy tune. Bit thin sounding. Maybe you can do something about that with some fancy plugins?


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guygrooves said 3249 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Still have a fostex 4 track
although I couldn't get anything of mine to sound this good even the hiss lol. Very cool song Bob.
Peace
Guy

Hey are those fostex 4 tracks antiques yet?? ;o)
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bud said 3238 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Bringing the funk
cool track Bob - would have been a good Analogapalooza entry.
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guitapick said 3237 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Yeah...
...I was waitin' and then couldn't wait no mo'...
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grizzle said 3190 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
funkay
love the guitar drums and voice. makes me want to headbang in some weird way.. good stuff!
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