Welcome to December Music. This is my 11th straight month of doing an album in a month project. I’m quite a bit behind the previous months’ pace, but I’m starting to make good progress now.
I think I like this one because it was actually written on guitar instead of on a keyboard. I’m messing with overdrive pedals, trying to find a new sound that makes me happy. I like the rhythm sound here, though it’s a tad toppy. It doesn’t work well for leads though, so I went to an old standby for most of this.
There’s another twist to this months project. I actually wrote lyrics first. Not a lot, just a handful of random couplets. I used one of them here.
The rhythm guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Custom that I think is getting to the point where if the frets aren’t replaced it’s going to be unplayable. Shit. The chain is a Dunlop Crybaby wah into a Klon KTR overdrive pedal into a Keeley Super Phat Mod overdrive pedal into both a Vox AC15 and a Fender Bassbreaker 15. The leads are the Les Paul into a Wren and Cuff Tri Pi 70 fuzz pedal into the KTR and the same two amps. The second solo is the same chain as the rhythm with a rotating speaker sim added in the mix.
cover your head and hope that they’re never coming for you
there’s a chance that it’s nothing
but you never know, you never know
There’s no way out for you there’s no way that you can escape
at the end in the darkness
you can never know, you never know
Head to toe in darkness like a ghost in the night
One look at it
Covered up in nothing
nothing left to say
covered up in nothing
nothing left to do