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THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 75

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

ELM TREASON TIDBITS

– A lot of people have mentioned that they dig the “SOUND” of our recordings and were wondering if we do mixing and mastering for other artists. We have done some, yes. But not much. After we finish work on “WITHOUT A TRIBE” we are looking into the possibility of expanding what we do to include mixing and mastering services for other music makers. We would offer about five or ten FREEBIE mix and master sessions from people to see if we can offer what people want. It’s an exciting possibility considering the MAJOR upgrades happening to our main recording facility now. New monitors, control surface, interface, analog plugins, etc… Stay tuned for more info.

– Could a new bass guitar be in the works for Andy? Hmmmm…

A very happy birthday to Bobby’s son, Evan, who turns 12 on Monday!

Your Input: Sometimes, it’s GOOD to FRET

Whether they make you break out your air guitar, make you weep or blow your mind, it doesn’t get much better than a tasty guitar solo.

Give us three guitar solos that send your musical soul into orbit.

Go ahead and hit that comments section.

We are DYING to hear from you. 🙂

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John Taylor

Has to be Paul’s solo on “maybe I’m amazed”…his solo album “McCartney” was my introduction to The Beatles and “maybe I’m amazed” to this day takes me back like no other song can.

Charles Wax

While my Guitar Gently Weeps, Free Bird, Devil Came Down to Georgia

Bill Boys

Steely Dan: Boston Rag
Elm Treason: Living for Living, Andy
Elm Treason: Living for Living, Bobby

BOBBY

Thanks so much!

Bill Boys

My pleasure. Glad you like the Steely Dan choice.

Daniel

Boston/Gary Pihl (?) – Foreplay/Long time. Pink Floyd/David Gilmour – Comfortably Numb. Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoades – Crazy Train. Tough pick due to so many bad ass lead guitars

Shelley Briley

“Purple Haze, “Beat it,” “Crazy Train,” “Sultans of Swing”

Jake Lucas

Hotel California has a super tasty solo, total classic. Highway to hell has a great solo too, I’ve noticed AC/DC doesn’t really play that solo live.

BOBBY

Alex Lifeson: Limelight (one among many)
Joe Satriani: Lords of Karma
Randy Rhodes: Over The Mountain

Anything Joscho Stephen plays is beyond the stratosphere.

David

My all-time favorite since I was young is the one near the end of the Abbey road album where the three boys take turns for a couple measures and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make Ted Nugent put out some good Marathon solos, Pink Floyd and David gilmour and numerous magnificent solos

Bill Boys

“The texture of his voice is impeccable.”

I’m enjoying the articles you’ve been attaching.
In response to Andy’s piece on Bobby’s solos. I’ve been paying closer attention to Bobby’s solos, when I listen lately and that quote is the way I feel. Texture and nailing the note so cleanly.

Last night I paid close attention to your harmonies They are mind boggling. Can’t find the words.

During “Thinking About It.” from 1:48 through 2:26 during that exquisite lead break, harmony vocals are underneath. There’s something very seventies feel about that I can’t tell if it’s both of you harmonizing or one overdubbing a harmony part, but the incredible harmony mixed with the lead, took me somewhere. That’s not exactly accurate but I have no words for the experience. The way your voices cover all bases makes me repeat how fortunate you were to meet. Bobby has no problem covering high tenor and, although baritone, if Andy had to sing bass, I bet he could. Just another reason it all works out so well.

BOBBY

thanks for the high praise and for noticing our nuances. Yeah, that lead break in “Thinking About it” is absolutely orgasmic for me. The economically placed notes and phrases in the guitar solo and the ethereal choir underneath. It takes me to another planet.
The lyrics were inspired by Matthew 6:27 or just that whole section in the Gospel where Jesus talks about worry. Actually written for my school chorus for a Spring Concert, turned out it made the grade for the Elm Treason catalog.
yes…between Andy and i we cover the gamut of singing ranges. It works out so perfectly. The contrasts are what make the band and the music.
Thanks again for those lovely words , they are most appreciated.

Bill Boys

My pleasure, Bobby!
I’ve been working on worry and I recently realized just how pervasive perceptions about people supposedly wronging me are. One perceived mistreatment is followed, on it’s heels, by another. It’s comical, really. Eye opening too. The subconscious is ruthless sometimes

I’m listening to music more, because there are no invasive thoughts while I’m listening. I can’t believe I didn’t make the connection between your lyrics and my situation. I will now. Love the words and I love the closing line “Just embrace the unknown.” I’m dealing with that now too. Perfect ending, Thanks for clueing me in to the inspiration behind the lyrics.

Bill Boys

SHELLEY STEWART
Shelley wanted to contribute but has computer issues that do not allow it.
Her choices are Chilliwack and the Extended version of Crazy on you by Heart

Bill Boys

The Chilliwack song title is Fly at night.

Ellen Hakala

Let it Roll and High flyer by UFO… Freezer Burn by Smokin’Joe Kubeck & Bnois King and Anders Osborne Let it Go…

Birthdays This Past Week

Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…

Turning 50 on Wednesday was David Silveria, the original drummer for Korn.

Nile Rodgers, best known as the guitarist for Chic, turned 70 on Tuesday.

Singer/songwriter Richard Marx was 59 last Friday.

 

Drummer Kenney Jones of The Small Faces and The Who had his 74th birthday last Friday.

Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers turned 30 last Friday.

Liam Gallagher, co-founder of the band Oasis, had his 50th birthday on Wednesday.

Lita Ford celebrated birthday number 64 on Tuesday.

Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder turned 75 on Wednesday.

Country singer Faith Hill celebrated birthday number 55 on Wednesday.

Debby Boone, best known for her monster hit “You Light Up My Life,” turned 66 on Thursday.

Toni Basil of “Mickey” fame celebrated her 79th birthday on Thursday.

Celebrating his 82nd birthday last Sunday was singer/actor Frankie Avalon.

Artists Without a Number One

Not that it actually matters in the grand scheme of musical life, but here are some artists  who never had a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA. Some may surprise.

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, KISS, Crosby Stills and Nash, James Brown, Kinks, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Pat Benatar, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison

Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Andy Roman

Andy takes pen in hand this week and shares his top five favorite Bobby Steel vocal performances across the Elm Treason catalog.

Check it out —> HERE <—-

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Big Apple Boys in Lone Star, July 2021

A FLOATING PAPER CLIP… AND WHY NOT?

7 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Ever wonder why restaurants make up their own “Happy Birthday” songs when announcing a customer’s special day? Not just to be cool… but because up until seven years ago, there were COPYRIGHT ISSUES. Yep, the famous “Happy Birthday” song was copyrighted. Seven years ago this week, the copyright is ruled invalid, putting the song into the public domain.

 

12 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Leonard Skinner, the namesake of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies of Alzheimer’s disease at age 77. As a gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida, he sent Ronnie Van Zant to the principal’s office because his hair was too long.

16 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

65-year-old Bob Dylan becomes the oldest person to top Billboard’s Albums chart when Modern Times goes to #1.

 

37 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Frank Zappa, John Denver and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister testify at a Senate hearing where the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) argue for a ratings system on music. The musicians explain that this is censorship, but the PMRC wins a victory. Warning labels are ordered on albums containing explicit lyrics.

39 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Kiss make their first public appearance without their trademark make-up when they show up on MTV to promote their new album – and single – “Lick It Up.”

40 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Pink Floyd’s Movie The Wall Opens In Theaters.

42 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Bob Marley, who had refused treatment for a spreading melanoma due to his religious beliefs, collapses while jogging in New York’s Central Park and is hospitalized. Two nights later he performs the next date on his North American tour in Pittsburgh. It will be his last.

49 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

The body of The Byrds guitarist Gram Parsons is stolen and taken to Joshua Tree National Park, where it is set on fire. Why? During a friend’s funeral a few months before Parsons’ own death, it was discussed between Parsons and his road manager Phil Kaufman that if either of them were to die prematurely, they wanted their body taken to the desert at Joshua Tree. They were to have one last drink with the corpse and then burn the body in the desert. 

53 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

John Lennon leaves The Beatles but agrees to not make an official announcement. It isnt until April of 1970 that the breakup is officially announced by Paul McCartney.

55 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Keith Moon of The Who rigs his bass drum to explode at the end of “My Generation” during the group’s appearance on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. The resulting explosion cuts Moon’s leg, singes Pete Townshend’s hair, and startles fellow guests Bette Davis and Mickey Rooney.

91 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

RCA Victor unveils its new invention, the 33 1/3 rpm long-playing or “LP” record, at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York. However, the company badly overprices the record players themselves, leading the new format to lie dormant for years until Columbia revives it in 1948.

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