This is a cover of cover done by “Puddles” the clown. He did a really nice job on this and you should check out his version. I took the liberty to make this more of a “make it your own” deal. In that I changed up verse 1 to include more Cash Folsom Prison parts as I think the prior attempts fell short in this area. I hope you like verse 1 and the rest of the production.
This is a one man band affair and as such, my surgically repaired thumb got a good workout on guitar. I am happy to report it is doing pretty well and is about 95% fixed. The remainder of issues is from arthritis I think. But, I am very happy with the results! It sure helps to play a bar chord when you have a thumb!
On the production and mix, I used a lot of double tracking on the guitars. I have this in the DAW at a tempo of 220bpm. I wanted to do 1/8th note strumming in some parts, but at this tempo I was only able to do quarter note strumming. I still have much work to do on strumming, so please be kind there!
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Happy New Year and may 24’ bring you much satisfaction on guitar and in your musical pursuits!
Very entertaining video that fit the lyrics and music really well. Great overall production, very well done. Your vocals are quite “cashy”.
Never would have guessed you had some hand issues from listening, playing sounded really good to me. Hope your thumb is doing much better now.
What a great mash up LB. It’s a from me.
Very entertaining and cleverly done. Well played, sung and produced.
In my head I’ve been trying to fit the lyrics of Folsom to the melody of Pinball Wizard but it doesn’t seem to work that way round.
WHO would have thunk it would sound so freaking hip!!! Oh, wait LBro did!!
Glad to here you have the thumb mobility back!! I have seen other members bounce back as well. I always think, “Man if I was them, I sure would miss playing!!”. So it’s soooo nice to see all the ones that have, back at er!
I am with you as I never heard this mashup before. I found it on YouTube via a friend who sent me a link. I think it is a pretty cool deal and works well. I only covered it, did not write or think it up.
Thanks so much for the kind words. I tried hard to sound like Cash. Glad you picked up on that and enjoyed it. On the hand issues, I am just getting back into guitar play now. It sure is nice to play pain free and with no thumb “lock ups”! It is vastly improved and I am very please with the outcome of the surgery!
I hope your new year is full of wonderful projects on your end and keep it up on guitar!
Thanks on you kudos and for taking this one for a spin.
I would not even know how to proceed with doing this the other way around. Someone said this was a I, IV, V progression. I am not sure, but perhaps the Who’s Pinball Wizard is not based on that type of progression? In addition I only modified a bit of the first verse. This mash is a cover of a mash done by a couple other artists. So I can’t take credit for thinking it up.
All the best to you in 24’ and may it bring you much guitar happiness!