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Nothing Left but Sorrow

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This was meant to be a sort of throw away thing to stick at the end of the album, but now that it’s done I kinda dig it. I set up a drum loop and set up my delay pedal (a Wampler Faux Tape Echo 2.0) with a crap load of repeats and just started strumming. I put an actual drum part and a bass part on later and then had to figure out what else (if anything) to add. I noodled some guitar, some of which had another crap ton of delay repeats and a couple of vocal lines and… boom.

As throw away songs go, it’s not so bad.

The rhythm and lead setups were similar. They are both a Gibson SG Standard and they both went through both a Vox AC15 and a Fender Bassbreaker 15. The rhythm had an MXR Uni-Vibe into a Klon KTR into a Wampler Faux Tape Echo. The lead had an MXR Phase 90 in place of the Uni-Vibe and it only used the FTE at the end. Also, I turned off the KTR at the end as well. I never do that.

Take a look at yourself
do you like what you see
could you be someone else
do you get what I mean

No tomorrow
Nothing follows
nothing left but sorrow
no one talking
no one stopping
no one left at all

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