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Electric Outlet

by Tom Rasely

Twenty one original instrumental songs featuring the electric guitar.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stutter Step
2:22 $0.99
2. Three for Three
2:19 $0.99
3. Electric Lullaby
3:15 $0.99
4. Rhythms of Reverence
2:41 $0.99
5. Outre Space
2:57 $0.99
6. Palindrome
2:32 $0.99
7. Five After Five
2:52 $0.99
8. Costa del Sol / Tangled Tango
2:03 $0.99
9. Flying Sky
2:45 $0.99
10. Sultry Evening
2:58 $0.99
11. Pile Driver Blues
1:54 $0.99
12. Whippoorwill
2:41 $0.99
13. Heavy
2:41 $0.99
14. Soaring Wind
1:52 $0.99
15. Loose Canon
2:41 $0.99
16. Shufflin' Along
2:22 $0.99
17. Unicorn
2:34 $0.99
18. Train
2:09 $0.99
19. Chico Chico
3:04 $0.99
20. Phantasm
2:35 $0.99
21. Shoo Bye Shoo
3:00 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The stories behind each cut.
1. Stutter Step”: started with a rhythmic figure and grew from there.
2. “Three for Three”: a waltz. One of the challenges is to come up with fresh titles with “Three” in them.
3. “Electric Lullaby”: deleted the entire first attempt to write this one; fell back on the Brahms’ tune, which I had recorded as a fingerstyle solo on “Moonlight Concert” in 1999. New take here.
4. “Rhythms of Reverence”: grew out of the rhythm bed. An ultra-simple tune over driving drums.
5. “Outre Space”: the obligatory Space song for this project. This one started with the keyboard figure.
6. “Palindrome”: the trick was to create a melodic figure that would play frontwards and backwards. Bach wrote several pieces for two violins on one staff– one player read it top to bottom, the other bottom to top. This isn’t quite that complicated.
7. “Five After Five”: a simple 12 bar blues in a not so simple 5/4 time. I went out of my way not to sound like Dave Brubeck.
8. “Costa del Sol/Tangled Tango”: We visited Spain in 2002 and went to Malaga to experience the Costa del Sol. It rained all that day. Ever since, “Costa del Sol!” has been our way of saying “Well, THAT didn’t work, did it?” Thus, the Tangle.
9. “Flying Sky”: the title comes from a song by Donovan. Imagine clouds racing by on a windy day.
10. “Sultry Evening”: my slouchy French tune.
11. “Pile Driver Blues”: a vague blues format. A neighbor in Indiana was building a bridge, and I got this wonderful field recording the piles been driven. It was pretty noisy, but very rhythmic.
12. “Whippoorwill”: was also recorded in the backyard of our former Indiana home. He sang for a half hour without stopping. I have no idea if any female birds responded. The guitar lick imitates his song.
13. “Heavy”: nothing more, nothing less than a big, metal song. Special thanks to the phenom 70s no-hit-wonder band Five Trout Limit.
14. “Soaring Wind”: a big-sky tune. Perfect for an airline commercial.
15. “Loose Canon”: loosely based on the chord progression from the Pachelbel Canon with the Boyce “Alleluia” canon as the lead line.
16. “Shufflin’ Along”: just (y’know) shuffles along. Refreshing acoustic guitar and piano breaks and a lot of stop/starts.
17. “Unicorn”: created from two melody lines that my granddaughter Lizzie made up about unicorns. Grandpa stretched on it.
18. “Train”: a train song. The horn was recorded at the crossing in Grand Junction, MI.
19. “Chico Chico”: my cat is named after Chico Marx.
20. “Phantasm”: a fingerstyle electric solo.
21. “Shoo Bye Shoo”: inspired by the song “Suck It Up” by my friend Scott Adams; his background vocal was “Shoe bottom, shoe-shoe bottom.



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