Groove

Groove is the very first (real) song that I ever recorded. I say ‘real’ because Groove is the first song that included bass and drums. All of my song previous to Groove were just guitar. Groove is also the first time that I used the ‘melody/bridge/chorus’ template to write a song. Thanks Mel Bay! Yes, I’m a Mel Bay guitarist (just like everyone else out there).

I wish that I had saved the gear that I used to record this track. They’re all classics now. I used a Tascam 4 track, a Boss drum machine and a Digitech 2101 (remember those!) for guitar. Ugg, I miss my 2101. I’m sure that the tone isn’t as good as I remember, but it was pretty cool back in the day:

Groove

I may re-record Groove at some point. I still like the basic concept behind the song, but the ‘percussion’ could use a little help (cough). I threw the track on LANDR for fun. Those old Tascams had a nice warm sound though. The mix isn’t too bad.