New Adventure

New Adventure

AndyGetch's picture



Liner Notes: 

I was reading an article in Acoustic Guitar magazine about an early Leo Kottke song "Ice Miner" in a slack open G tuning (6th string is one octave lower than the 5th) so I put an old Silvertone with high action into that tuning to not get fret buzz. Then noodled around until I found the chorus riff, which I really like. I may revisit the verses and bridge later.


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New Adventure
Slack open G tuning GGDGBD
G5 - xxxo35; Gmaj7no3rd - xxxo34; C2/G - xxxo3o; A7 - o22222; G - oooooo;

New ad ven ture
I want a New ad ven ture
New ad ven ture
I want a New ad ven ture

Verse 1
Tired of the gasoline slide
exhaling excess carbon dioxide
Looking for a new ride
Clean and quiet

Repeat chorus

Verse 2
I hop in for a test drive
Ragtop back hair flies
Acceleration is a surprise
It only took eight months to lease not buy (Louie)

Repeat chorus

An S is sky high
Focus, B class, and Soll just for compliance
Bolts and Leafs are elusive at best
Who new Smart for two would stand out from the rest

Repeat chorus

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Frances Smith's picture

This is great. It's turns rocknroll on it's head while using it's many tricks and devices to do so. It sounds like a 60s punk song, and the desire for a new adventure is a massively important part of the culture, and it sounds great. Then slowly I realised this new adventure was a two seater smart car. What better way to both celebrate and destroy the myth.

Beautifully done, it's great.

billwhite51's picture

quirky variation on the cool car song. i like all the effects,