Just for myself, me & I, I created some what I call "Satch 'n' Vai ripoffs". Just some guitar stuff I like to do.... It's all recorded at my home, in the Wango Tango Tormenture Mansion which is nothing more than a small room with a gazillion of "hobby" related stuff lying on the floor and on desks etc. You got the idea; a total mess... I got a Fostex 8 track recorder hooked on my computer running a sequenzer program wich name shall not be revealed, the sequenzer program drives my soundcards and an external sampler namely an Ensoniq EPS (which I use for drums mainly).

Basicly its all my trusty Ibanez Universe 77 Multicolor via a Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Wha into the Peavey Pro-Fex ..... The songs below are all mp3's, if you don't have a player(!?), you can download one at Winamp

 

Each note you hear is me playing or is what I programmed my "Band Of Slaves" to do .... More is coming up when my tight time schedule let me do what I like best .....

 

Day of the Eagle
Day of the eagle begins with the "Gee I never heard that one before" apollo 11 moon landing sequence, ok ok cliche nr. 1. After that the power chords kicks in leading in the main theme of the first half (the second half is the guitar solo) of the song. I played it twice and panned it hard right & left to get the extra squonk and harmony. The interlude is yet again filled with the memorable words of Neil Armstrong and some echo guitars.... Than the remaining 3:15 is just soloing, pretty much improvised along the track, keeping what's nice and filling in the gaps what has been ditched out, although I think in my humble opinion this is my best solo yet, the feel, tonality and phrasing is what I want to hear in a good solo. If you don't like this one do not listen further and get yourself a descent record where you can dance to, jump at and scream along stupid lyrics .........

 

Fireball '72
A total leaned-up-against-Satriani-kind-of-a-song, with a no-brainer riff and even more stupid main theme leading in seamlessly the solo followed by a quiet nice interlude with splashy echoed, chorused whaed(?) chords ....when my head falls off, I bang with my neck, I'm a neckbanger neckbanger .....

 

Happiness is a Warm Gun
Yet again a Satch rippoff although the rhythm guitars tend to be little heavyier than you might espect from a song like this, I think the winner in this song is the drummer. The structure is somewhat different than I seems to do all the time, a freaked out Jan Hammer kind of a sequenz and a megalomaniac who shall not be mentioned anyfurther raving in the background, but... but.... is that Geddy Lee screaming "Hey" ??       Yes it is my dear....

 

Inner Peace
The ballad, nice chords, written when I climbed out of one of those you have to climb out eventually. I think the title says it all, what can I say ....it's a ballad.

 

Today's Yesterday II
What happened to the first one ? ;-)), well let's say it didn't make it. It's a pretty "stamped in the face" kind of a song with diabolical voices and screams. Kevin Spacey was the guy who said it. A lot of 7th strings, alien squeeks, wild man string bending harmonics, with a touch of Uli in the solo, deep basses (too deep for my mixing desk *&^&^%$), some percussion stuff and we'll throw in a REAL violin riff ..... it's amazing Jim !