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Pop Goes The Death Star

By NWSPR on June 24, 2018 10:15 pm

This song is my Popiest in a while. Loaded with pop tropes including a modulation in the bridge and a half tempo verse, full speed power outro that then... what?? The songs not over? That's right a come back after a kick and snare jump start, and then a fade. And a snare like a kick in the nuts from my trusty, very old Roland 626 drum machine beefed up with several reverbs (Gated Plate up front and big room pulled way down).

I had a surprising amount of fun recording this in between other stuff going on this week, like Checking out a Superchunk show on Thursday and then seeing Fischerspooner after recording on Saturday evening.  Both free shows in Prospect Park (Thanks Brooklyn!).

On other notes, Celebrate Pride Month! Trump's still a despicable shithole. Melania Don't Care, Do U? Hold your children closer. Hope you are all well!



This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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June 25, 2018 2:51 pm

Consumate skills on display here: everything fits perfectly. Great vocals!

Hurray, Brooklyn (my wife and I both went to Pratt)!

June 25, 2018 3:17 pm

big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile
Man you got me.
I am feeling like i am 15 again...
That  half tempo verse is sooo cool aah ah ahhh

I think it's time for some old highschoolmovies today
My wife will hate it... but i try to convince her with this track wink

June 25, 2018 5:49 pm

This is some full on power pop goodness.  Yeah, the slowed down verse is particularly effective.

June 26, 2018 2:06 am

Head bobbing goodness! it shows you had fun composing this, puts me in a good mood big_smile loved the jumpstart!!

June 26, 2018 7:29 pm

Nice! pop it goes, great vocals, hook a rama, love that driving beat.

June 26, 2018 9:54 pm

Everything a pop song needs. Those Rolands were perfect power pop machines :-)

June 27, 2018 7:00 am

This is great! This is the material The Cars should have done. Excellent drive and positive energy.

June 28, 2018 8:34 am

fantastic solid groove to build a song on! Great playing!

July 1, 2018 5:49 am

Fantastic effort for the week, super catchy and great production.

Great title too!

July 2, 2018 12:26 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Consumate skills on display here: everything fits perfectly. Great vocals!

Hurray, Brooklyn (my wife and I both went to Pratt)!

Thanks! That's really cool... Pratt is not too far from where I'm at in South Slope / Windsor Terrace.  I knew a teacher there named Rob Kimmel. Ever cross paths?

theGuen wrote:

big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile
Man you got me.
I am feeling like i am 15 again...
That  half tempo verse is sooo cool aah ah ahhh

I think it's time for some old highschoolmovies today
My wife will hate it... but i try to convince her with this track wink

That is actually a good idea. Now I may have to do the same. Breakfast Club or Rock and Roll High School? Thanks for the positive vibes!

CosmicCairns wrote:

This is some full on power pop goodness.  Yeah, the slowed down verse is particularly effective.

My favorite part as well. I really enjoy hamming it up on the Whoa Whoa Whoas. I was shooting for the style of a Scottish band called Dogs Die In Hot Cars on the vocals although they do it better.

Gab Manette wrote:

Head bobbing goodness! it shows you had fun composing this, puts me in a good mood big_smile loved the jumpstart!!

Thanks! Yeah, I'm a sucker for the old kick and snare jump starter. Old school r-n-r.

miraclemiles wrote:

Nice! pop it goes, great vocals, hook a rama, love that driving beat.


Ashen Simian wrote:

This is great! This is the material The Cars should have done. Excellent drive and positive energy.

Thanks! Funny you mention the Cars. I was trying to emulate their mix of multiple guitars all in different positions and EQ. They are kings of that style. I staid a little sloppy in the tone because I'm very weak on 6 string guitar, preferring to spend my days on four strings. smile

Bleeoop wrote:

fantastic solid groove to build a song on! Great playing!

Thanks! If I keep adding tracks, eventually all the mistakes are buried along with most of my pride.  I listen back now after the fury of getting the WB track out and really wish I edited the vocal a whole lot more. But I did nave fun smile

Ryan wrote:

Fantastic effort for the week, super catchy and great production.

Great title too!

Thanks! Yeah, I totally didn't fuck up the mix.  I get one out of every three or four right. This one is not distorted.

July 2, 2018 12:32 am
NWSPR wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:

Consumate skills on display here: everything fits perfectly. Great vocals!

Hurray, Brooklyn (my wife and I both went to Pratt)!

Thanks! That's really cool... Pratt is not too far from where I'm at in South Slope / Windsor Terrace.  I knew a teacher there named Rob Kimmel. Ever cross paths?

We were there 1963-67, so not likely...

July 2, 2018 6:14 pm

Killed it across the board! This is pop heaven. I also dig the title, we both had star wars titles for week 25 smile

August 14, 2018 1:19 pm

Oh wow, how did I miss this. So much fun and it's SUCH a clean mix!

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