Someone Needs a Whack with the Clue Stick

Someone Needs a Whack with the Clue Stick

headfirstonly's picture



Liner Notes: 

Time for the Chapman Stick to get a workout.

And I've picked a phrase that used to be all the rage as the title; it's fallen into disuse these days, which is a pity because I'm sure we all know at least one person deserving of such attention.

Sadly, it's usually me...

Edit (9th August): Listened to this on headphones last night and hated it. Pulled it apart, rerecorded large chunks, and generally tightened things up. Happier now.

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


daveyboy103's picture

Love it, so complex in structure, worthy of early Genesis

metalfoot's picture

Yes, I need a swat with a clue stick once in a while myself. Great hard-rock/prog groove to the track! Also a bit of a smile at the 'short song' tag since this is still nearly 3m.

wobbie wobbit's picture

ha never heard that phrase before, i can imagine this as a stressed eric sequence or some such, drives along furiously but with a bit of slower paced distant perspective and overview too

Mandolinda's picture

When I chaperoned high school dances, I always wore earplugs to deaden the sound. All those high school boys would love this. Very accomplished player here.

Belladonna's picture

Wow! Love the upbeat tempo. Great rock n roll dance tune.

Fuzzy's picture

Whoa, I like the attack right off the bat.
I always enjoy your Stick playing.
I can hear your anger and/or frustration here in the music.
Ah, such a nice guitar interlude there.
Nicely done.

dzd's picture

Lots of very great playing in here! Chapman sticks have always intrigued me, I've aways thought I'd be more comfortable with that than as opposed to a more guitar like bass, or else I'll always pick up a bass and just be a guitar player playing the bass. I think the stick, or even just an upright would force me to approach it as a whole other instrument, but the sticks are way cooler than uprights Biggrin

This is short, but feels longer....not in the bad way, just there's so much packed in. A very enjoyable ride driven along nicely with that "bass" line.

fresh spotless youth's picture

That was bracing! You whack us good with that stick. I love the hard-charging drive of the song--and the change at about 1:38 is a nice palate-cleanser. It's pretty catchy, too. Thank you sir, I'll have another

Robyn Mackenzie's picture

So many cool layers here! The energy makes me want to speed down the highway in the middle of the desert with sunglasses on. Love that driving riff.