Today we take a look at the isolated guitar and bass tracks from Creedence Clearwater Revival's 60's hit "Up Around The Bend" from their Cosmos Factory LP.
First up are the guitars of brothers John and Tom Fogarty. John's electric rhythm guitar is on the left while Tom's acoustic is on the right with the lead guitar in the middle. Here are some things to listen for.
1) The two rhythm guitars fight a little during the first half of the song but eventually lock in around the 2nd chorus.
2) Listen to how the rhythm guitars disappear during Rickenbacker guitar solo starting at 1:43. As we'll hear tomorrow, it seems like the rhythm guitars were bounced to an open space of a vocal track to open up a track for the solo as were the fills during the next verse and the ending.
3) There are a few timing issues with the lead, especially at the end. Nothing big but certainly that we'd fix today with another take or a couple moves in the DAW.
OK, let's listen to the Doug Clifford's bass guitar.
1) The bass track is a little shaky time-wise, especially in the beginning of the song, but you never notice it in the track. It's something that we'd fix today if we had the chance though.
2) The sound of the bass has an interesting distorted edge to it, thanks to the amp. Going direct wasn't something that happened all that much back then.
3) There's a missed note at about 1:56 and 2:31, something we'd never let go today.
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