Let’s talk About Leather Zombie

What the hell is a leather zombie? Im glad you asked. The name by itself brings a sickening mixture of emotions. It’s a cover tune that I’ve been working on for the past couple months. A very long couple of months. The song itself isn’t the problem. Its not difficult to play but its been essentially my first attempt at recording a song on a full fledged digital audio workstation (DAW). No more pussy GarageBand for me…no no no! 

Well the thing about Garageband is that its really quite simple to use and any front line DAW takes a significant amount of time to learn how to use. The being especially true when youre brand new at. I wont say that’s all been bad.  Actually the daily ass whooping (learning) has been refreshing and, most the time, fun. BUT when you screw up a track or all the tracks on a day to day basis….well….it gets hard to re-record or redo things. 

So yes Ive rewritten Leather Zombie, I don’t know, at least 4-5 times. I should go and look to see what the number really is. With each rewrite the song has improved and has become more of a unique song rather than a straight cover. The original song I really like. It was written by an unknown psycobilly band called the Phantom Rockers. Ill try to get link to the original up soon. At any rate today Ive made really great strides so hopefully I can get something Im happy with up on SoundCloud today or tomorrow. 

My little studio

Rob my bandmate and guitarist should be swinging by tomorrow to record the guitar part. I should have drums, bass, and yes a very poor attempt at vocals done by then in its current expression. Ha

Leather Zombie by the Phantom Rockers

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