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Ten Grand Leg / Blog

Oh no, it's a gang!!

After a few new takes on guitar, we worked on the vocals for Jaded. Man, this song is really starting to take shape. Three part harmonies and gang vocals are really filling up the right spots. I am very pleased with the way the song is thickening up adding in the vocal tracks. Thanks Kenny and Steve for all the hard work. Thanks also to Raven for putting up with all this stuff...lol

Sounds like premature jellyfish scratching on a cat toy..

Someone asked me the other day, "So what does Ten Grand Leg sound like?" I just spouted off a random bunch of bands, because truth be known, I really don't know. I mean, I know musicians are a cantankerous breed of people. Most all of them try not to be pigeon holed into things. In my opinion, if you play metal all the time, your a metal band. If you play folk all the time, your a folk band etc. But what do you compare yourself to when you don't, in your mind, really sound like anything you can think of. I mean, take "War Isn't Working" for instance, to me, it has a metal sort of sound to it. When it's put alongside "I'm Not Daddy", how do you reconcile those two extremely different works. I've heard us compared to Alice in Chains, for the vocal harmonies and some of the older material we've produced, and some of the grooves in other songs have been compared to Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I really don't know what to tell people when they ask that question. If I don't have a cd or mp3s of the songs with me to share with them, I just don't know how to explain the sound. Maybe we should just start playing Metal Polka Funk. Share your thoughts.

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A little clean, and a little dirty

Steve laid down the rhythm and lead today on"Jaded". I gotta say, this is turning into a really good song. If it wasn't us creating this material, I would still be rockin out to it. It has a killer vibe goin on between the clean and distorted guitar sounds he is coming up with meshing into Kenny's bass line and the percussion. I can't wait to hear the vocals moving in and out of the groove of this particular song, especially when the three part harmonies kick in. Feellin a little excited. end trans....

Coffee, cigarettes, and we shine on...

8 hours strong in the studio today. I forgot just how tedious it is to be recording. Worked on guitar and bass tracks today, it went okay. As a musician, have you ever noticed how you can lay down tracks and although everyone else really digs on it, you yourself never will be totally satisfied with it? I think maybe that's why a lot of musicians become musicians, the search for the perfect song, or the perfect sound. Of course, it is completely unattainable, but never the less, you constantly search. I hope that when we finish it lives up to all of your expectations, those of you who have them. I am sure that it will be the best of Steve, Kenny, and myself to date. The material seems to be getting good reviews from those select people we have let listen to it, so hopefully the songs will be able to be realized on the recordings. Between the two pots of coffee, a smoke break here and there, and about half a quart of Strawberry Shine, we actually got a lot accomplished. Nice to be back in the saddle again. End Trans...

On the road again...

So after some debate, a few beers, and a recollection or two of midget mud wrestlers, TGL has decided to pick up where it left off at The Handlebar that night. As we did when we first started this whole debacle, we will be searching for bands to open for. So if you have a band that needs a really good opener, feel free to contact us. Thanks to all who have been, and will be suportive of this endeavor.