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Blush

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on December 24, 2010 by The Buddha Rats

This is the full set of songs that I wrote and recorded back in 2008 (and early 2009) that made up Blush.

The songs came very quickly, and were all written, arranged and recorded by me in my living room. I also played all instruments and sang. I’m generally a rhythm player, so I had to enlist the help of a few musical friends to provide guitar solos. Mitch Krauss played lead on “Turn It On” and “Everything You Want Me To Be”, Tommy T-Cell played on “Blush”, “More” and “Poppy Man”.

BTW, none of the songs have been sent for mastering (track volumes might vary a bit from tune to tune) and some of the tunes have already been posted here.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did recording it.

Written, and recorded by The Buddha Rats®. Copyright 2008 Drew Gold. World Rights Reserved. Use without permission is theft and leads to physical & financial pain, so make sure you ask first.

The Buddha Rats ® is the property of Andrew Gold. Reg. USPTO.

Give Me Sun

Posted in Music with tags , , on March 8, 2010 by The Buddha Rats

Give Me Sun was written, and recorded back in Sept-Nov., 2008. It’s just an ode to sunshine and the good things I was hoping would come my way. It’s fair to say that 3/4 of  2008 was like  stepping in a huge pile of dogsh*t… at least I still managed to walk away smelling like a rose. Yea, everything turned out great!

I recorded the basic tracks- drums, bass, electric git, vocals- and my friend Tommy came by and played the guitar solo.  The tune is heavily compressed (especially the drums) but I don’t mind it at all. It’s just one of those happy accidents that you only get by doing things the “wrong” way.

Enjoy.

Give Me Sun

Written, and recorded by The Buddha Rats®. Copyright 2008 Drew Gold. World Rights Reserved. Use without permission is theft and leads to physical & financial pain, so make sure you ask first.

The Buddha Rats® is the property of Andrew Gold. Reg. USPTO.

 

Poppy Man

Posted in Music with tags , , on February 28, 2010 by The Buddha Rats

Fit to post ’cause it goes softly in my head.

Poppy Man

Written, and recorded by The Buddha Rats®. Copyright 2002, 2008 Drew Gold. World Rights Reserved. Use without permission is theft and leads to physical & financial pain, so make sure you ask first.

The Buddha Rats® is the property of Andrew Gold. Reg. USPTO.

 

The Belljar

Posted in Music with tags , , , on February 20, 2010 by The Buddha Rats

The Belljar was written & recorded in my home studio back in 2008. This tune’s a one man show: I played guitars, drums, bass and sing it like I’ve got sawdust in my throat.

It’s also in waltz time, and that was a bit of a departure for me.

My guitarist (Mitch) likes it, and that’s good enough for me.

Enjoy.

The Belljar

Written, and recorded by The Buddha Rats®. Copyright 2008 Drew Gold. World Rights Reserved. Use without permission is theft and leads to physical & financial pain, so make sure you ask first.

The Buddha Rats® is the property of Andrew Gold. Reg. USPTO.

 

Low Now

Posted in Music with tags , , , on January 18, 2010 by The Buddha Rats

Mitch and I hadn’t played or recorded together in 10 years when I approached him with this song. It’s not that we had a falling out or anything, we simply lived in different states, and I was still getting my studio together.

By 2005 I was good to go again, and when Mitch came back to NY for a bit, we spent the weekend drinking, jamming and recording.

I had the basic tracks worked out with bass, drums and guitar. Mitch wisely re-recorded the rhythm git tracks in addition to adding the solo. I laid the vocal track down at 3am, and mixed it the next day. I’d probably do it a lot differently today (since I have better EQ’s and compressors) but it’s still a good tune.

Low Now

Written, and recorded by The Buddha Rats®. Copyright 2003 Drew Gold. World Rights Reserved. Use without permission is theft and leads to physical & financial pain, so make sure you ask first.

The Buddha Rats® is the property of Andrew Gold. Reg. USPTO.

Mitch is a badass guitar player

Posted in Music with tags , , on December 19, 2009 by The Buddha Rats

Now this is old news to me, but if you haven’t heard a solo played by Mitch then you’re missing out on something good.

I first met Mitch back in ’89 through a mutual friend Dennis (more on Dee some other time). We were all a bunch of skinny/weasely teenagers, and Mitch was sitting there with his Danelectro Convertible playing Led Zep’s “Rain Song”. It sounded great. Not a stiff cover-tune carbon copy, but a real good genuine homage. Obviously Mitch was a lover of music and had really taken the time to learn how to play it all with soul.

Mitch and I reconnected musically about 7 years ago, and I always try to write with him in mind; leaving spaces for him to paint over. My feeling is that a Buddha Rats tune really isn’t finished unless it’s got a solo from Mitch on it.

I really like this tune. It’s called “Everything You Want Me To Be” and  Mitch is a badass (hence the name of the post). I remember I had the rhythm tracks lying around and after a couple of hours at the local pub, we got down to recording. I think he did 3 takes in under an hour and that was that.

Enjoy.

Written, and recorded by The Buddha Rats®. Copyright 2007 Drew Gold. World Rights Reserved. Use without permission is theft and leads to physical & financial pain, so make sure you ask first.

The Buddha Rats® is the property of Andrew Gold. Reg. USPTO.