Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Moving Pictures

I've heard a lot of smack talk over the last year, but I've seen no movement.

Rob? Chrispy? Jackson?

Let's get moving here.

17 comments:

Chrispy said...

Listen, I don't talk smack.

As I've mentioned before, I've got roadmaps for all of the songs DONE, I've done a lot of scratch vocals, a lot of the bass parts, a lot of keyboards already.

There are adequate scratch drums for cutting guitars on every song.

Ted has stated he's not really interested in this one.

Dave Cavalier said...

Let's set a time then!

Tony Alva said...

I'd love an opportunity to get in on this one, but their are way too many weird chords (i.e. one's I don't already know), and Geddy's vocal range would be hard for me to transpose in any interesting way, or any way that wouldn't be completely comical.

Sucks because I love that record.

Anonymous said...

Nuthing a good nut ring wouldn't fix.

Tony Alva said...

Oh yeah Chris, I think what you meant to say was, "...Ted doesn't care".

Dfactor said...

You guys aren't seriously contemplating a repeat of The Wall project for Rush's Moving Pictures, are you?

Ohmigod, you are...

You have to read this first, then.
http://www.nimitz.net/rush/faq2ans.html#81

Jackson said...

Tony, as you well know it's Chris who doesn't care, about crime, and podcasting.

I very much do care, and would be happy to engineer, and assist with this project, as I also dearly love the record, I simply have no illusions as to who could play the parts better. Across the board the answer is 'Not Me'. I suppose I could 'one finger' some of the synth stuff, I could be a part of the 'crowd' on Witch Hunt. I might even be able to manage the chime at the top of YYZ, though I think that's Machold territory.

Time is the major issue. Hey, wait that's another record altogether.....

Chrispy said...

That chime on YYZ is a crotale, I believe. Played in 7/8 time. Morse Code.

Guess we're gonna have to get one...

I think the idea with Moving Pictures would be to lovingly cover the record without worrying about recreating it too much. Of course, once you start playing Rush's bits, you want to do 'em right.

Hey Dave, whatcha doin tonight?

Jackson said...

Yeah Dave, put yer ES where yer mouth is....well, actually don't, but come on by and play yer guitar, I'm going to Sam Ash to get that 'spark pluggy thing' for the Marshall.

Dave Cavalier said...

I can't do tonight, but this weekend might find me free for some work.

I totally agree that it should be a fun re-thinking of the record. For example, I contend that YYZ should be all acoustic - until the guitar solo kicks in.

Dave Cavalier said...

Well, blow me down.

Turns out that Lifeson also has a private pilot license.

Chrispy said...

YYZ all acoustic, until the synth pads come in...

Jackson said...

YYZ acapella.....

Dave Cavalier said...

La luh la la
La luh la la
La luh-luh

La luh la la
La luh la la
La luh-luh

Chrispy said...

Dave, I think you're missing a "la"...

Ba buh ba ba ba
Buh ba ba ba ba
Buhbuh

Ba buh ba ba ba
Buh ba ba ba ba
Buhbuh

...doodle doodle doodle
do do
doodle doodle doodle doodle
do do do

Oh my God what a geek.

Dave Cavalier said...

I am only missing the first La in Z.

Y = -.--
Y = -.--
Z = --..

So:

La luh la la
La luh la la
La La luh luh

Chrispy said...

You've got it now.