Photo by Christina Wenger
Song: Wendell Gee (R.E.M. cover)
If you know my music then you can no doubt hear the influence of early R.E.M. in my melodies, chord structure, rhythms, etc. The band still brings me so much joy. I saw them on the Green tour in Pullman, WA. It was the first concert I ever drove myself to and I may have even gone all alone. I bought a shirt so ridiculously large that it went to my knees. I'm sure I wore it the next day.
This is such an obscure R.E.M. song that it took hearing a friend cover it for me to really listen to it. But, once I did listen to it, I felt like it was a song that I could have written had R.E.M. not discovered it first. The only problem is that I don't know who Wendell Gee is. Do you?
Machine: Tascam 388
Pre-amp: Art Tube Pre (the one with presets for about $75)
Effects: Roland RE-20 (space echo reissue)
Microphone: Cascade V57
Rhythm Guitar: 1963 Gibson B-25
Lead Guitar: 1991 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Bass: 1970s Univox (Beatle copy)
Keys: Korg SV-1
Mixed at home by myself and mastered by Warren Gardiner at Gardiner Audio in Melbourne, AUS. Please reach out to him if you are in need of mixing and mastering services. His rates are reasonable and he does excellent listening!