Dixie Bits (country punk edition)

Track info
Arranged by:
NecroPolo Veteran
Members:
Composed by:
David Dunn
Duration:
3:55
Released:
30/03/2010
All-Time charts position:
606
Story

This one is a little medley of these good old feelgood SIDs:

 

- Gilligan's Gold (sub 2 and 4) / David Dunn

- Kong Strikes Back / Martin Galway

- Microprose Soccer (sub 9) / Martin Galway

- Superpipeline II (many subs) / Paul Hodgson

 

Conisdering the mix, it has a really simple construction, either as arrangement and number of tracks. It is basically: 4 guitar tracks, a bass, a really basic drumset using brushes instead of sticks and a Roland synth as piano (that's the only 'plastic' instrument in this one). There were no efforts of changing the world, I have just always liked these SIDs and wanted to make a remix that is fun to play. That is fulfilled, sure, I enjoyed working on this one quite much 

 

About the making: recording, mixing and mastering form zero to final was really fast and fluent, approx. one day altogether. Well, I can't tell the same about learning the themes. Because of using real instruments there was no midi programming and my mind caused load errors occassionally  It's been ages that I last played this music style (back in the first years of learing to play the guitar) so I must admit that I was quite rusty at the start when I tried to build the guitar chord lines from scratch, I had to fight with it a little. After a while as memories of old chord patterns slowly returned back to my mind, everything worked pretty well.

 

The basic idea was to make this old style music with some new style touch, using various guitar sounds, with some Bud Spencer fighting scene vs cartoon car chase flavour. I used a Warmoth LPS axe, the very same that you can see on the cover of rakBIT. This guitar is armed with a Seymour Duncan '59 pickup in the neck position that I used all through this tune so you can consider that as a tech demo of the '59 with clean, semi-driven and hard driven preamp settings, as pure as possible. I did not use a real amp this time, only a Korg G1 pre through a somewhat driven TLA FatMan. The cleans were recorded with the FatMan only.

 

I'd like to say my thanks to Hermit and Chabee who made early crash test drives of this fun track

 

NP

 

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Somewhat sprawly and goes all over the place, and I really can't stand that distorted guitar lead, but I like the idea and oomph of the song :)
I didn't mind the distorted guitar at all, I enjoyed the remix and even kong strikes back makes an appearance :)
Lots of variety and great guitar work, excellent.
Yes yes! Great and fun arranegment and well executed! Loved the Microprose Soccer part.
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MORE this style please, epic.
Very nice and funny!
Absolutely not my cup of tea!
Great compilation/mashup
Review by chabee
30/03/2010

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Hey man! You are guitar virtuoso! This is a very great medley! Perfect arranegment and mood! I think, in every sense of the word excellent production.
I'm waiting for next release my friend ;)
Review by LaLa
02/04/2010

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We need more of these: medleys of various tunes! We need more of these: fun little remixes in traditional styles! We need more of these: actual guitars instead of synthetic ones!

This remix should be included as a bonus track on a re-release of Reyn's The Blithe, the Blend and the Bizarre - it'd be a perfect fit.

I'd be a bit happier if it was more uptempo, but that's the only complaint I could think of for this piece.
Review by Johnshearing
13/05/2018

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Music from Gilligan's Gold, Kong Strikes Back and Super Pipeline, awesome stuff. Plus one tune I don't recognise! Seamless segues between the tunes as well.