1951 Gibson J-50
Cardboard box full of empty tape reels
This is a very short piece I submitted amongst several others to a TV
show that was looking for a theme and incidental music. It's an acoustic
slide thing, only about a minute long. This actually was used in a
It's is in Dropped D, the only tuning I ever use now. It's a pretty
straightforward 12 bar-ish chord progression, but the haste with which it
was recorded seems to have captured a certain energy. I play slide bass
on this, which I've never heard of before or since. After I'd put the
guitars and bass line down, I decided it needed to be a bit more
percussive, so I rolled an upholstered chair into the studio from the
reception area and thumped it for the bass drum, then found a cardboard
box full of empty tape reels (remember them?) which I slapped hard for
the snare drum. A quick tamborine overdub, and hey presto. Buff a Loco.
Whatever that means.