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I started cleaning the HDD again, mostly projects never finished, are now going into the archives. Found, is The Last Hit recorded during 1998 using CakeWalk Pro Audio 9. But the original recording is from 1982. The lead guitar and bass is the, the rhythm guitar and drums was added in 1998. In 2007 pulled them all together using GarageBand then Logic Pro X. I'm giving the song to the world, under Creative Commons:
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Uploaded: Sep 27, 2017 - 06:43:41 PM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2017 - 06:43:41 PM Last Played: Jun 21, 2019 - 03:00:49 PM
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sammydix said 747 days ago (September 27th, 2017)
is a little different for you, but it sounds so open and "feel good." Lovely recording. It makes me feel exactly like the pic.
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scaustrita said 747 days ago (September 27th, 2017)
Different Time Period
My early years I played guitar & bass in San Fran. The original title is "Don't Give The Dog The Last Hit" I still have all the original tracks, the original bass was a tuned down guitar. The guitar is two tracks, eq'd different panned left/right, that's gives that spacious feel.
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sammydix said 746 days ago (September 28th, 2017)
I don't
recall where or when, but I remember that vid (the old version).
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VicDiesel said 746 days ago (September 27th, 2017)
Last hit
Nice backing track. Are you going to put something on top?

I wonder if the bass isn't a bit very hyperactive.
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KCsGROOVE said 746 days ago (September 28th, 2017)
the last hit
I really like the guitarwork here
cool fat basssound
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Daugrin said 746 days ago (September 28th, 2017)
Hit Me Again!
The gargling guitar line works in the mix. Great work establishing a feel in the mix.
This is a straight forward piece.
So, I guess I could make suggestions?
The bass is too flappy for my ears. Fret buzz is generally acceptable once in a while but I would suggest a more round, dance bass sound on this recording.
For the lead tone perhaps bussing off the highs and exciting them a bit would add some sparkle? The tone is dark, probably exactly what ya wanted, but I am trying to make a more like dance tune feel. Add energy!
Last suggestion and I will shut up. How about some latin hand purcussion to spice the thing up a bit? I want the thing to dance a bit more, not too much though.

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scaustrita said 504 days ago (May 28th, 2018)
This is a raw recording. when we were hitting it. the bass you hear is of the original track. Your observations are right on, but I tried to keep the song as close to the original as possible. I like that conga idea...
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PeterB7858 said 722 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
The Last Hit
Interesting backstory. Great to hear a song that has survived a number of iterations. Nice easy feel to the chord progression. The fluid, spacey guitar gives it some legs. Thanks, Steve.
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