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Dodge City
 
Artist Name:
Armond Pietrocarlo
  Title:
Dodge City
 
Date Posted:
April 2011
 
Genre:
Rock and Pop
Equipment Used:

Mac running Logic Pro with M-Audio Fast Track USB interface, ART Tube MP, Epiphone Casino 1972 guitar, Fender Jazz Bass.

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Production Notes & Credits:

"Dodge City" is a '60s-style instrumental. Armond was the one-man band on the project.

Reviewed By: Marty Peters
Rating: 3
Recording: "Holy Ventures, Batman! Did you just see Dick Dale walk by with Jack Bruce?!" Translation: Armond's track combines the fuzz bass sound of Cream's legendary bassist (Mr. Bruce) and the surf twang sound of the equally legendary Mr. Dale and delivers it with a full-on '60s Spaghetti western vibe...Awesome!

With the exception of the programmed drums (hey, can't blame a man for tryin'), the rest of the track is oh so appealing. The bass is nasty and fuzzy and period-correct, while the guitar, are you kiddin' me? An original Epiphone Casino captured in all of its tremolo glory. As one guitarist to another, Armond, let me say that I congratulate you sir!

Suggestions: Grab a "Fist full of Dollars", replace those canned drums with a skilled live kit/performance, and you're good to go.

Summary: Well done!

Contact: Armond Pietrocarlo, spacenoise00@yahoo.co.uk.
About: Marty Peters

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