Behind the Song title – Part 4 – Popocatepetl

Instrumental tunes and song titles, what to do…?

Since we are an instrumental band, we can’t extract a song’s title from it’s lyrics. So, we have to come up with something else. Many times people ask us where a certain title is coming from, so let me explain some of them. This is part three of “Behind the song title”.

Popocatepetl:

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Behind the song title – part 3 – Lekki Lekki

Instrumental tunes and song titles, what to do…?

Since we are an instrumental band, we can’t extract a song’s title from it’s lyrics. So, we have to come up with something else. Many times people ask us where a certain title is coming from, so let me explain some of them. This is part three of “Behind the song title”.

Lekki Lekki:

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Recording “live” or separate

From the moment technology has made it possible, the dilemma of a recording strategy has been one to debate within a band.

To put it in different words: When recording a track, do you choose to let the band play simultaneously, or do you record every musician by himself?
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Behind the song title – part 2 – Bigger Head Frankie

Instrumental tunes and song titles, what to do…?

Since we are an instrumental band, we can’t extract a song’s title from it’s lyrics. So we have to come up with something else. Many times people ask us where a certain title is coming from, so let me explain some of them. This is part two of “Behind the song title”:

Bigger Head Frankie

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Everything starts with the blues!

Everything starts with the blues!

Hello guys! Let me tell you about how I ended up in this great group the Amsterdam Saints: I grew up in a little town called Helmond, together with my great friend Rob Verbakel (who also happens to be the guitarist of the Amsterdam Saints!). We shared the same high school, and years ago we started a guitar-duo named the ‘Bright Shades’. By playing the blues on every corner of the street and every cafe we could find, we soon became Helmond’s local heroes of 1998. Within a range of 200 meters from the center of Helmond, everybody seemed to know us.
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Behind the song title – part 1 – Blowjack

Instrumental tunes and song titles, what to do…?

Since we are an instrumental band, we can’t extract a song’s title from it’s lyrics, so we have to come up with something else. Many times people ask us where a certain title is coming from, so let me explain some of them. This is part one of “Behind the song title”.

Blowjack

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Our new album, almost there…

Composing. Rehearsing. Studying tricky parts. Rehearsing again. Staying focused during the last take of the day in the recording studio.

Getting a new record out is hard work, but it’s definitely worth the effort! We’re glad to announce that we’re close to getting stuff rounded up. Close enough to tell you it’s gonna be an amazing album, with killer tunes, great playing and top level sound quality. Continue reading Our new album, almost there…