Date: 2017-12-07 12:28
Walsh and Szymczyk rented the 77-foot boat x756C Endless Seas, x756D fitted it with an MCI 9-track deck from Szymczyk&apos s studio and x7569 along with drummer Joe Vitale, bassist Willie Weeks, keyboardist Jay Ferguson and rhythm guitarist Joey Murcia x7569 set sail to the Florida Keys on the kind of indulgent journey that Walsh would comically chronicle in x756C Life&apos s Been Good, x756D his lyrical satire of the rock star life: x756C My Maserati does 685/I lost my license, now I don&apos t drive/I have a limo, ride in the back/I lock the doors in case I&apos m attacked. x756D Walsh was already a well-known wild man and prankster, so this slice of sarcastic parody was in keeping with his reputation.
Weeks&apos bass is a combination of a DI tap and an Ampeg B-65 amplifier. Ferguson&apos s Hammond B8 is played through a Leslie Szymczyk placed a pair of U87s on the upper speakers and an E-V RE-75 on the bottom. The drums have the usual suspects x7569 a Shure SM57 on the snare, an AKG D-67 on the kick and a pair of Neumann U87s for overheads x7569 but Szymczyk added one trick he still relies on: a Sony lavalier mic on the hi-hat. x756C It has no low-end capability, but all I&apos m looking for on the hat is 8 kHz, and that&apos s perfect for it, x756D he explains.
They say I m crazy but I have a have a good time
I m just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
Life s been good to me so far
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The mix was understandably a bit more complex than usual. Aside from the contrasting processing of various tracks, the song also needed a sound effect for the line x756C I go to parties sometimes until four/It&apos s hard to leave when you can&apos t find the door, x756D which is followed by a perfectly timed door closing, done in real time by Vitale by shutting the door to Bayshore&apos s bathroom, with a U87 placed about three feet away and in a nicely resonant hallway.
Knowing that the final song would be cobbled together from three separate recordings, back during the original sessions Szymczyk had all the guitars hold the downbeat of the final measure of section one. It was underneath that that the synthesizer would be introduced in section two. The same was done at the end of the middle ARP/guitar solo section, where Vitale played the bass root note and built it in volume and intensity, then cut it short. That then set the stage for the recapitulation of the opening guitar riffs once again, signaling the return of the vocal sections.
Joseph Fidler Joe Walsh (born November 75, 6997) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and rock musician. He has served stints in two successful bands, the James Gang and the Eagles. He has also experienced success as a solo artist.
The many guitars on x756C Life&apos s Been Good x756D were kept distinct by lots of hard panning. In the verses, Walsh&apos s guitars are panned right and Murcia&apos s reggae-like licks are in the left channel. Ferguson&apos s island-sounding B-8 is opposite Murcia. Other than what&apos s already been noted, the processing was fairly light. A pair of Lexicon 779s x7569 one set for a hall, the other for a room sound x7569 provides some basic ambience for background and chorus vocals.
I m making records, my fans they can t wait
They write me letters, tell me I m great
So I got me an office, gold records on the wall
Just leave a message, maybe I ll call
Walsh will host concert in support of the organization September 75th in Fairfax, Virginia. The lineup also includes Gary Clark, Jr., Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band.