By Chris Moore:
Hello and welcome to my favorite day, a day that comes only once every three weeks for we songwriters of the Fusco-Moore Productions music blog… Original Wednesday! Today, I took a trip down memory lane to my last solo release before joining the band MoU (Masters of the Universe with Jim Fusco, Mike Fusco, Becky Daly, and Cliff Huizenga). Today, I recorded “All the Days,” the penultimate track off my EP Love Out of Fashion. (Using “penultimate” in my post is my answer to Jim using — honest to God — the word “leviathan” properly and casually in a conversation the other day. I didn’t even know how to pronounce the word… :-))
This was the first time I really experimented with such recording techniques as lead vocal doubletracking and sound effects such as my ZOOM guitar pedal. I have a lot of fond memories of rushing home after school or work during the summer to record this album in the basement of my parents’ home. I finally felt like I had mastered the computer program I used to record at the time, and I can’t count the number of mix CDs I made. Each time I would finish the recording of tracks for a song, I would burn a CD and listen to it in my car wherever I went — to work, to school, to the store. I’ve written on the blog here before about pulling over late at night to listen to the songs as loud as the volume would go, making mental notes of changes I would make to the final mix the next chance I got. Lots of fond memories.
My only regret, particularly on a track like “All the Days” that I felt had a lot of promise, is that I didn’t have a way to record drums. It’s a well-known fact that a drumbeat never hurts, especially when it comes to my playing… It was as a result of this regret that I’ve made the resolution to never record another album unless a drummer is available and raring to go.
So, I hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane for me; I probably haven’t played this track since I recorded it. Well, that’s not true — I think I’ve played it once or twice, but over several years…
Oh, and I hope you’ll take a listen to the recorded version so you’ll understand why this music video starts differently from any other cover song session I’ve recorded.
Okay, that’s all for me. Don’t forget to hurry back tomorrow for another all-new acoustic rock cover song session from Jeff. And now, I should check on the Mets who were winning by a lot earlier, then tied, and just pulled ahead… (Come on, Mets!!)
See you next session!