Urbane guitar monster Geordie (of Dick Nasty/Teargas infamy) previously furnished Duderocket with the first of his solo EPs, and today he has kindly followed up on this by allowing us to put up a copy of his second Golden Bats EP for this Friday's Free Music extravaganza. If you liked the first one, or you just generally like heavy toons with interesting lyrics, then you should enjoy this one quite a lot! As usual, right click and save on each song title.
The first EP was lyrically inspired by (read: ripped off) science fiction novels. This one ended up more being horror movies. This one isn’t an especially great film but I dig it and it’s chock-full of awesome imagery to feed off (read: rip off). The intro is probably subconsciously inspired by the intro of Metallica’s Blackened. When I was in high school it seemed everyone started playing guitar because of Metallica or Nirvana. I liked Nirvana but it was definitely Metallica that made me pick up guitar. Probably the first song I started writing for Golden Bats, just took a while to finish. Also the song that fucked me over the most at my technically troublesome second gig.
This one however was inspired by a sci-fi book. Fucking nerds. Tried some flanger on vocals in a tiny bit of this. A Japanese band called S.D.S. (Societic Death Slaughter) have a song where the singer does some vocals through a flanger and it’s terrifying. Mine sounded a bit silly so it’s mixed pretty low.
The Great Sarcophagus
The first of two songs on this EP inspired by an Italian horror film. Italian horror films are great. This one is ripped from Phenomena aka Creepers, directed by Dario Argento. Most of Argento’s work is worth a look if you have even a passing interest in horror. Suspiria, Profundo Russo and Tenebre are masterpieces. But I’m being the ‘old dude fucking know-it-all stating the obvious’. Kids have the internet and know everything these days. I suck at keys but fuck it, there’s some organ on this one.
That was a working title. I fully intended to change it. But I eventually got kinda attached to it and never came up with anything better. The guitar overdubs at the end of this are the most fun I’ve had recording for Golden Bats so far. Ultimately I was really happy with how this EP turned out, but I’ve done another one since that I think sounds better, sonically at least, and another one after that one that just needs a bit of organ and it’s done.