Final Century

Final Century

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Liner Notes: 

WARNING: This finale cracks the nine & a half minute mark. Be sure to allot the proper amount of time for a listen.

Well, in the words of Jim Morrison: "This is the end//Beautiful friend//This is the end//My only friend, the end" And so, with heavy heart, I say adieu to 50-90 2020 (or as I've been marking in my files & Metadata: 50-90 MMXX). Hopefully this won't be the last song of the year (tho, my Muse may be ready to switch gears after writing/recording almost 200 songs since the start of February), but we will have to see.

You might notice that I've numbered this one, track # 101 (if you look at the ID3 Metadata for the track). That's because I recorded a song that was a bit of a warm-up when I first got home from work this afternoon. But I really didn't like the result. So I hit record in Buzz a second time & recorded Final Century. This is my Strat, live-to-tape with no overdubs in post (tho, I did cut a small bit o'silence out of the middle of the track where I sort of screwed up, so it's "almost" live-to-tape"). I have to say, this song contains probably my favourite guitar solo I've ever played/written/recorded. I'm quite impressed with it (tho, it too, has a few minor mistakes ). Maybe I'm getting better at this "Lead Guitar" thing after all these years…

Anyway, now that I'm done 50-90, I might do some Rocktober covers ( I started a list the other day) & I certainly have to catch up on listening to my Watchlist, so expect more comments from me in the not-so-distant future. Thank you to everyone for your great comments & your support. A big thanks to my collaborators (@Fuzzy, @dzd, @ustaknow & @mojo the cat - with a special thanks to @Joanne Gabriel for letting me collab with the late-great Cat Father of Catcore all those years ago & for letting me use his wonderful vocal again!). I look forward to more conversations, more music & probably some more collabs in the the future. Until next time…

Rok on! (As we Jeskola Buzz users spell it Wink )

See You In The Shadows…

Gear List
Fender Deluxe Stratocaster
Beige Cread Tag marked "June 5" as Plectorum (I knew I had to use a Bread Tag on this last song, especially for @dzd Biggrin )
DigiTech Grunge Pedal
Behringer UMC404HD Audio Interface
Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Foot Controller
Candle's "Live" Jeskola Buzz Setup

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


metalfoot's picture

Bread tag plectrum for the win!

Enjoyed this -- and congrats on the double-win in 50/90!

headfirstonly's picture

Well *of course" I'm going to listen to something with those tags in its entirety! I like the way the builds up, layer by layer, into a wall of sound. Strat sounding very good - although this does get very harsh in the mids in places; a bit of judicious cutting with eq would help. The closing section is particularly sweet, though. Nice one!

dzd's picture

Yup!!!!!! plect o' the bread for the win for sure!! Biggrin I did play with some twisty ties on my shovel thing.......just wrapped around and dangled a bunch stripped of the paper off the drone was "interesting" I think I'll eventually sacrifice my tambourine to the cause, or find something a little more jangly(drone strings in triplets off the drone string perhaps?) I dunno Biggrin

oh that lead line is sweet!!!!! blends especially great with that amazing wall of sound that got built up around it, man you really went out with a bang on this one!!!! great last 50/90 tune!!!!!! I'm going to have to listen to this again while I go do dishes! It sure didn't feel that long Biggrin Really epically amazing number 100!!!!!

HelioSonorouS's picture

Nice out the gate touch to this, the distortion hits hard and has some great intensity.