9 Sep 2006, 23:02
Right, firstly I'm not gonna rag on the guys, 'cos they weren't bad and are just doing what needs to be done in this kinda town, but I'm just gonna stick a couple of things in here just in case anyone in a rawk cover band happens to see this and is willing to take advice from somebody who can't play one tenth as well...
play Sweet Child O' Mine
too fast. This is the thing that really inspired me to write this crap, 'cos it's certainly not the first time I've experienced this phenomenon. Why do bands rush this song? That bloody riff's hard enough as it is. It needs space to breathe, that song. Don't go fast and do not ever go rigid on it.
And certainly don't play Ace Of Spades
too slow! Don't worry about getting it right, just get it quick enough! If there's one song that ain't about technique, that's it. Just fucking go at it
. It's Ace Of Spades, ferfux, if it starts dundundunderdundundundunduh, goes by in a whirl and then just goes DURRR DUR-DA DURRR DUR-DA! then you're about set I reckon.
Tell you what, though, the evening's proceedings did inspire me to pull out me old 'Superfuzz Bigmuff' (steady on) and blast out Touch Me I'm Sick
just 'cos it's what I felt I really needed. That was cool. uh-huh.