Powderfinger

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by Waxhead, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Well over past 8 yrs I had more than 20 recordings in various stages of completion.
    One good part of the virus is I've now got time to finish them off. And my collaborators do too.

    So here's a Neil Young tune I've always loved and played live many times.
    There's been debate over the years about the meaning of Neil's cryptic lyrics but it's very clearly an anti violence song to me :D


    Two guitars used on many different guitar tracks.
    My SG got honours for the verses and solo 2.
    My Jet 6131 was used for the main riff and solo 1.
    A mic'ed Mesa Boogie Mark V 25 again shows it's super versatility.

    Mark Sweeney vocals. Mike Dennis drums.
    I play 2 guitars, bass, backing vocals and recording production.

    https://www.soundclick.com/music/songInfo.cfm?songID=14109538
     
  2. Gewdkharma

    Gewdkharma Gretschie

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    Jan 14, 2018
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Sounds great!
     
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  3. brownie

    brownie Synchromatic

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    Oct 29, 2013
    Spain
    Nice one Waxhead.
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great job . One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artist . Thanks for sharing
     
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  5. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Powderfinger went to no 1 on the Soundclick charts for 1 week but has now dropped to no 4 :(;)
     
  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    You are so good, man. Why don`t you record some original stuff?
     
  7. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    thanks LnL but.... the orginal songs I've written are not good enough imo and no-one wants to play them o_O

    I'm a bit of a perfectionist and don't think my original work is worthy atm - maybe one day.
    Anyway, my recording buddies and I are happy to do these covers.

    And it has the advantage of teaching me recording production and music arrangement skills so that I can successfuly record orginal works in the future ........if they ever get good enough to deserve it :eek::rolleyes:
     
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  8. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Coincidentally, I've been working out in the NSW mid-west this last week and Live Rust has been on heavy rotation on the car CD player. This is one of my favourite Neil Young songs and you've done a fine job here. Congrats mate!
     
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Maybe you could record a few acoustic versions and throw them up here, I understand you would be your harshest critic but I'm sure everyone here would appreciate your original work.
     
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  10. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    thanks Penquin - he's got quite a few live recordings of Powderfinger.
    Live Rust is one of my fav live albums.
    Neil's "Weld" is another fav made in the 90's during his grunge period :D
     
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  11. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

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    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    Nice. I love that song.
     
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    You are a humble man, Waxhead.
    I really think that recording your own stuff will be fun an very educative, too. Let your fellow musicians have a share in the writing process. I believe this could be very fruitful.
     
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  13. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Powderfinger has made return to #2 on the soundclick charts but I think it's time to release a new recording - stay tuned :D
     
  14. floeighty2

    floeighty2 Gretschie

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    Oct 1, 2014
    Manchester
    You’ve done a good job there, I love Neil Young!

    Powderfinger was also a band at one time as well, think I even saw them live, but don’t remember buying the tickets...

    Anyway, great cover!
     
  15. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    yeah Powderfinger was one of Australia's best ever and most popular bands imo.
    I have every CD they made plus saw them live x4.
    They broke up around 2012 :(
    They were one of the THE best live acts I've ever seen :)

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  16. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    One of my top five Neil Young tunes. Well done man!
     
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