HW) new version of Green Finned Demon for download

Jonathan Smith smithjm77x7 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 16 03:06:01 EDT 2011

Excellent analysis!

On 16 September 2011 14:51, Steve Youles <youless at cox.net> wrote:

> All right, I'll have a go.
> The opening ASDIC (Sonar) pulse and wave effects are from the original, and
> then a keening synth voice comes in rides over layers of synth -breathy
> female voice, and a rising/falling chordal wash- with the vocals kicking
> off
> maybe eight bars into it.  These are multitracked Brock.  The pace is
> perhaps
> a touch slower than the (IMHO) definitive version, from Earth Ritual.  The
> drums are better recorded, arranged and perfectly placed in the mix; plus
> we
> have lashings of lead guitar which also seem to be Brock's, sometimes
> underpinning the vocals and between them, soloing languidly and soulfully.
> The bass sounds like what used to be described as "bass pedals", i.e.
> keyboard-originated.  There doesn't seem to be any rhythm guitar going on,
> and the sonar blip with accompanying original effects are mixed lower than
> before.  The overall effect is a more mellow rendition, maybe losing
> something
> of the plaintive, yearning quality of the original.  (By which I mean the
> Earth
> Ritual version, though it wasn't actually the original, was it.)
> The ending is discordant but not completely chaotic...what would be more in
> keeping with the mellow character of the track is that it should fade out
> on a
> wash of synths with the guitar doing seagull impressions.  But Hawkwind
> always like to chuck in a bit of the dark side.
> Cheers
> Steve
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:12:39 +0100, Jonathan Jarrett
> <jjarrett at CORIOLIS.GREENEND.ORG.UK> wrote:
> >On Sun, 11 Sep 2011, mike coleman wrote:
> >       Sea Shepherd are very *exciting*, but I'm a bit ambivalent about
> >the ethics of actually supporting them. Given that the cause itself
> >doesn't help me decide, then, has anyone got this yet and can they say how
> >it is? Yours,
> >             Jon

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