Wellington Recording Diary – Day 1 [25 Feb 2013]

Axemen Recording Party, 27 Feb 2013, Mighty Mighty, Wellington
Axemen Recording Party, 27 Feb 2013, Mighty Mighty, Wellington

Day 1 recording at the Taita lockup went handsomely, boding well for the forthcoming Spacecase Records single .
Axemen Feb 2013, at the Taita Lockup, Upper Hutt. Photo S. Kawowski
Axemen Feb 2013, at the Taita Lockup, Upper Hutt. Photo S. Kawowski

The group, together again for the first time in a while in Wellington learned and laid down 5 soundbed tracks as single candidates in record time, as per usual. This being Day 1 of a 3 day session after which theĀ  selection will commence, a process as arduous and gruelling as any Papal selection ritual.
Once the tracks have been selected work will start on overdubbing and production, a painstaking and often grisly set of steps involving adding, cutting, refining and polishing reminiscent of the inner workings of a diamond factory.
Looking forward to Day 2 and subsequent sessions – No serious bloodshed to report as yet.
EQUIPMENT:
Steve: Fender Telecaster thru NZ made Hotcake distortion pedal and Marshal JCM 800
Dragan: Gibson Les Paul Junior, Gibson Les Paul through Jet City head thru Laney 4×12 cabinet
William: Fender Precision Bass thru Rockit 120 and Crate 15″ cabinet
Stu:
Paiste Hi-hats
5 x Zyldjian cymbals
Ludwig snare
Pearl kick
Pearl / Maxtone Toms with Remo pinstripe skins
MICS:
Behringer C1 condensor mic (overhead drums)
Rode NT 2000 (overhead drums)
2x Shure SM58
Peavey Instrument mic
various other instrument mics
RECORDER:
Zoom R16
TRACK LISTING:
A view to die for (McCabe)
Caught you fighting (Stojanovic)
Google That Girl (McCabe)
High Horse (Stojanovic/McCabe)
Kookaburra (Stojanovic/McCabe)
LOCATION:
The Dragan’s Lair, Taita, Upper Hutt, Wellington, NZ
THANKS TO:
Spacecase Records
Mighty Mighty
Phantom Billstickers
Theaxemen.org
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And, if you’re in Wellington this week, be part of NZ Music History and come along to the Mighty Mighty Recording Axemen Party on Wednesday 27 Feb – It’s free and it will be recorded!

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