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Bad Guy (2021 Version)

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The final song for the Quarantine Tunes Volume 4 is finally complete. I think. I mixed it using Apple Air Pods Pro and it sounds super trebly to me. I think it will be okay with different headphones/speakers though, but I’ll have to try it out.

This is an old Florida Man song about a guy who tried to rob a store he worked in, failed, shot himself with a taser, then later that day showed up for work. I’m not sure I did it justice. It’s probably better than the original, but the rhythm for the vocals in the chorus just defeats me every time. It never sounds right, no matter how carefully I count it out. It’s just a tiny bit off every time and it completely gets under my skin.

The rhythm guitars are my Gibson ES-335 Pro into Mooer Elec-Lady, a Klon KTR, and a Keeley D&M Drive, then into both a Vox AC15 and a Fender Bassbreaker 15. The lead guitar is a special moment. I turned 50 a week ago and my wife shocked the hell out of me by buying me a brand spanking new Gibson Les Paul Standard 50’s and I can’t put into words how much I love it. I don’t love it as much as my wife, and I don’t love it as much as my two step kids, but I probably love it more than my cat, and I really dig that crazy little fur ball. The rest of the chain is a Crybaby Wah, an MXR Uni-Vibe, a Ryra the Klone, and a Wren and Cuff Super Russian, and the amp is just the Vox AC15 on it’s own.

I know what I want
you have what I need
you stand in my way
I’ll make you bleed
I have the will
I have the means
I’ve got the power
I will succeed

Ready aim fire

I have the stun gun
I have the mace
Wait while I spray it
into your face
I’m going to shock you
to outer space
do me a favor
stand in one place

I am a bad guy
I’m gonna show why
I am a bad guy

I aimed the taser
but shot myself
abort the mission
put it on the shelf
get under cover
right pretty swift
until I come back
to work my shift