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Lockdown project re-recording guitar on The Who song Won't Get Fooled Again

guitartsar

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I wanted to learn the guitar part to Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who as accurately as possible as I'm a big Pete Townsend fan and decided to replace the guitars on the record and share the finished results. It was great fun and really interesting working out all the intricate parts and trying to get the sound and feel as close as possible. My respect for PT has only grown though doing this. His feel and melodic approach is amazing

I used my 68 SG Std which was the closest sounding guitar I have. My Les Paul Custom didn't sound quite right to me.

Here's a view only link to the full eight and a half minute album version. Hopefully this should be ok for copyright as the file is not for download or commercial release. This was just for my own enjoyment and a great lockdown project.

Hope you enjoy it too. Please don't be too harsh! :eek:

I might look for some other songs to do next.
 

DANELECTRO

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Excellent. :) Honestly, if I heard this on the radio I don't think that I would have even noticed. Other than the guitar being out front a little more than on the original recording it sounds right on.
 

guitartsar

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Excellent. :) Honestly, if I heard this on the radio I don't think that I would have even noticed. Other than the guitar being out front a little more than on the original recording it sounds right on.
Thanks for your very kind comments (y). I might have one more go at the mix and then move on to another track 🤘. While gigs are not happening it's a fun way of kinda getting to play with a band.
 

DANELECTRO

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Thanks for your very kind comments (y). I might have one more go at the mix and then move on to another track 🤘. While gigs are not happening it's a fun way of kinda getting to play with a band.
I agree, its a good way to keep playing music. Last year I joined up with a well-established local band who's guitar player had to leave for medical reasons. They had a great schedule lined up for the year which I was looking forward to. I ended up playing six gigs with them and then Covid hit and the rest of the gigs were cancelled. Its been almost a year since we've gotten together. Hopefully things can get back to normal soon.

For years I've been thinking that I'd like to learn how to do recording at home and so while everything is locked down due to Covid, I figured there's no better time to start.. I found out that Bandlab's Cakewalk recoding software is free (one of my favorite words) so I downloaded it. Figuring out how to get the guitar signal though to the software was probably the trickiest part. Once I got past that, I was surprised to find that learning to do basic multi-track recording was pretty easy.

I thought Peter Green's instrumental "The Supernatural" was a really cool song from the first time I heard it. Peter passed away in July and I had just been listening some early Fleetwood Mac CDs so I decided that a cover of The Supernatural was going to be my first home recording project. I learned the first two solos fairly close to the original recording and then improvised the second two solos.

Here's the final recording. The guitars (electric, acoustic, and bass) were recorded directly from my Boss GT-1000 multi-effects pedal to the computer via USB (no amplifier was used). I can't play keyboards, so what sounds somewhat like an organ in the background is a Les Paul through a patch on the GT-1000. The drums are Roland electronics which were also recorded direct.

https://soundcloud.com/dynasonic%2Fthe-supernatural
The only recording I've done in the past has been playing my own part on guitar (or drums) for band demo tapes. This is the first time I've recorded a song from scratch and played all the instruments myself. It was really a lot of fun and a good way to keep making music while gigs with a band are still off the table.
 

guitartsar

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Wow that’s very impressive! Sounds great. Home recording can be very rewarding and you only need a laptop and a simple interface. So easy not like when you needed a 24 track the size of a small car!
I used Logic with an Apogee One and the UAD 55 Fender Tweed Deluxe plug in. Simples!
 

ourmaninthenorth

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I wanted to learn the guitar part to Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who as accurately as possible as I'm a big Pete Townsend fan and decided to replace the guitars on the record and share the finished results. It was great fun and really interesting working out all the intricate parts and trying to get the sound and feel as close as possible. My respect for PT has only grown though doing this. His feel and melodic approach is amazing

I used my 68 SG Std which was the closest sounding guitar I have. My Les Paul Custom didn't sound quite right to me.

Here's a view only link to the full eight and a half minute album version. Hopefully this should be ok for copyright as the file is not for download or commercial release. This was just for my own enjoyment and a great lockdown project.

Hope you enjoy it too. Please don't be too harsh! :eek:

I might look for some other songs to do next.
Bloody terrific.
 

ourmaninthenorth

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I agree, its a good way to keep playing music. Last year I joined up with a well-established local band who's guitar player had to leave for medical reasons. They had a great schedule lined up for the year which I was looking forward to. I ended up playing six gigs with them and then Covid hit and the rest of the gigs were cancelled. Its been almost a year since we've gotten together. Hopefully things can get back to normal soon.

For years I've been thinking that I'd like to learn how to do recording at home and so while everything is locked down due to Covid, I figured there's no better time to start.. I found out that Bandlab's Cakewalk recoding software is free (one of my favorite words) so I downloaded it. Figuring out how to get the guitar signal though to the software was probably the trickiest part. Once I got past that, I was surprised to find that learning to do basic multi-track recording was pretty easy.

I thought Peter Green's instrumental "The Supernatural" was a really cool song from the first time I heard it. Peter passed away in July and I had just been listening some early Fleetwood Mac CDs so I decided that a cover of The Supernatural was going to be my first home recording project. I learned the first two solos fairly close to the original recording and then improvised the second two solos.

Here's the final recording. The guitars (electric, acoustic, and bass) were recorded directly from my Boss GT-1000 multi-effects pedal to the computer via USB (no amplifier was used). I can't play keyboards, so what sounds somewhat like an organ in the background is a Les Paul through a patch on the GT-1000. The drums are Roland electronics which were also recorded direct.

https://soundcloud.com/dynasonic%2Fthe-supernatural
The only recording I've done in the past has been playing my own part on guitar (or drums) for band demo tapes. This is the first time I've recorded a song from scratch and played all the instruments myself. It was really a lot of fun and a good way to keep making music while gigs with a band are still off the table.
Similarly, bloody terrific.

Man you Lads can play.

Bravo both.

👏
 
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Haven't listened, yet, but I will.
My own COVID therapy is I've been learning about synths, specifically software synths.
Been at it about six weeks. So far, in order, I've managed to emulate the keyboards for WGFA and Baba O Reilly, organs in to synths. and the synth for Who Are You, which is actually a guitar fed through a synth.
Not that it matters, WGFA was recorded on a Gretsch 6120.
EDIT - Sounds fabulous. Bravo.
 

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Peter passed away in July and I had just been listening some early Fleetwood Mac CDs so I decided that a cover of The Supernatural was going to be my first home recording project. I learned the first two solos fairly close to the original recording and then improvised the second two solos. Text To Speech In Xbox
 
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