Q - From what I've gathered NUTHIN FANCY & BULLETS (which i know you weren't a part of), the band was pressed by MCA to release these 2 LPs leaving the writing to be quick, 2 song's come to mind - COMIN' HOME and WAS I RIGHT OR WRONG. Well arranged songs. Was there not room for these or was something else holding their release from ANY of the earlier LPs?
I assume you mean WHY DIDN'T WE GO BACK TO SOME OF THOSE OLDER TUNES when we ran out of tracks?
"Was I Right Or Wrong" was recorded (as a demo) at either the PRONOUNCED or SECOND HELPING session. It's included as a bonus track somewhere. It's very weak compared to the version that appeared on the Muscle Shoals sessions. Geez, those tracks are INCREDIBLE! Can't believe Skynyrd couldn't land a record deal with those tunes.
Anyway...back to your question...I don't think we were ever in "looking back" mode. It was always "what can we write TODAY?" I wish we had all the ones we threw back!
Q - Had you ever created a song that you thought had potential but might not of been in Ronnie's vocal range?
Only once. "Railroad Song" I'd written in the key of E. " Too low," Ronnie said...so I capo'd the 3rd fret. The 'G' above middle 'C' was the absolute highest Ronnie could reach...and even that was uncomfortable for him. (I don't think there's a high 'G' in 'Railroad'.)
"Simple Man", written in C, had to be lowered to B (on the first album)...but they played it at the Fox in C. REALLY a stretch for Ronnie to hit that high note in the chorus, but had to be played in C because of the guitar fingerings & positions. Good question!
relic: Quirkiness - a fine word. Efficient and precise in a somewhat obscure way.
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Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
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findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
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tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
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macfangus: New member here. I'm a huge fan of Ed King era LS.
Feb 7, 2017 19:54:58 GMT -5
shaw: I wonder if Zap is around.I found a guitar someone was throwing out and it has Zapp on the headstock. Turns out its one of those Law Suit era Les Pauls. I'm putting it back together it was only the body & neck, with no hardware but I got all the parts now.
Apr 8, 2018 12:09:40 GMT -5
Zap: No relation to me, LOL, but you can gift it to me when you are done restoring it if you like! LOL!
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rebel1222: Whats the point of having a forum if noone can reply to, or create threads?
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gman620: @ rebel1222: Anyone is free to start a new topic or reply to any thread, anytime he or she desires. You've been a member for over three years now, with zero posts, so what's stopping you?
Nov 29, 2018 21:48:09 GMT -5
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
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