Eric McGough

President of the Theosophical Society in England 2008-2014

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Jigsaw
Year
1800
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Eric McGough
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4:10
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9.57 Mb
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320 Kbps
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Date and time
2015-12-07 01:27:03

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This track was put together to be played live at a local club on a Vampire theme night. It was just after I had started writing and recording songs and I had very little equipment at that time. I got hold of a second hand keyboard, which was little more than a toy, but it had a couple of useful features that I liked. One feature was that it had a rhythm section and would play a basic accompaniment to chords. I had an ordinary tape recorder and a borrowed reverb unit with a cheap microphone. Not the best set up but I am reminded of the early record producers who used the stair well to get reverb on the singer's voices - you use what you've got or you would never get anything done.So, thinking of count Dracula and the old hammer films with Christopher Lee, I wrote the lyrics and sorted a couple of chord changes and started recording. After several attempts (these had to be live because it all had to go on the tape at the same time with no editing possible) I managed the track that you have here.There was no way that I could perform this live at the theme night though because I had to play the chords, change the rhythm as I went, and tweak the reverb for the effects and sing at the same time. To amplify it for a large hall would have been beyond me, as well. But it was fun and I learned so much from the struggle to get it recorded in those early days.