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Takin' it all down



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Cross posted with permission from https://www.macjams.com/song/34059

"One from the vaults. Recorded: the old BBC Scotland studios across from the Botanical gardens in the West End (when noone was in) and over a recording of Aly Bain & friends, analog 24-track: 8th and 9th Feb 1992, mixed 23rd Feb.

I took a cassette I had and recorded it into GB, no treatment.

'Catch' were:
Graham S. - vocals, synths, composition, arrangement, lyrics and sequencing. Welcome to MJs my old band mate!
Iain McD - drums
Graham K - bass, bit of Talkin' Heads tsk tsk & all recording & engineering & mixing (still working at the Beeb)
Pavla? - backing vocals (just this session)
Edwina - sax
Alan (apb) - guitar

© 1992 Graham Steel & Catch, used with permission".
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Takin' it all down, even the words you say.
I'm takin' it all down, even the words you say.

To be on the road again,
Is what I want right now.
I wanna be free from the rush,
Cos it's about time,
I should find the reason,
That makes me wanna say ...

I'm takin' it all down, even the words you say.
Show me a sign gimme a number
I don't want it any other way

What's on your mind?
Is this for real?

Shouldn't be alone,
Or have enemies
It's what you say and do
The thing to catch out,
Are the ones that try to spin you around,
When they try to ignore,
I bet they notice everything,
But I can see right through your stupid little games,
Tryin' an' losing, cos it makes me wanna say...

Say that you want me to ...

© 1992, Graham Steel
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24 track analog reel-2-reel
the bands gear ..
I used a J.P.Player guitar (it had a wireless thing built-in .. cool :o))
VOX AC120 amp, BOSS ME-5 FX, Cry Baby Wah.
GB v3 used to record from cassette.
steck said 353 days ago (November 3rd, 2018)
Other than real drums, vocals and some real guitar, most of the rest came from my sampler.
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DWL said 352 days ago (November 4th, 2018)
A bit of prog rock.

Nicely executed. Great playing and good sounds.



p.s. what happened to Alan? MIA since 2016.
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grah3am said 352 days ago (November 4th, 2018)
90's but sounds more 70's
I like the use of samples. They really liven things up.
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Calchas said 341 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Very cool...downright GROOVY!!!

I really dig this track. Simply classic!

Be well!
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Name: Graham Steel
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Started 1st garage (literally) *band* at age of 13/14 after spending a couple of years playing with electronic musical gadgets (e.g. Casio VL Tone made *famous* by Kraftwerk) First proper synth was a Roland SH 101 which I still use to this day. Pu... [see more]

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