Posts tagged with "covers"

covers · 20. January 2020
This song is one of the musical centerpieces of “Rocky IV”, full of life and hope, but at the same time it's not that popular as some other songs from this soundtrack. Oh well, we have no reason to ignore it, especially since it's one of those good-spirit 80's classics you can sporadically hear on the radio and it has even peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

covers · 13. January 2020
One of the most dramatic pop/rock songs from “Rocky IV” soundtrack, I'd say. Rocky is devastated by death of his best friend Apollo Creed mercilessly killed by Ivan Drago. He drives his car at night and recalls various moments of their friendship with Apollo and the fatal fight that put an end to his life. The song itself is very emotional and powerful, Robert Tepper did an awesome job here, so I'm not surprised so many bands (metal bands, lately) cover it all the time. Still, I can't...

covers · 02. January 2020
Talking about the most motivational tunes in the history – this one is one of the best ever! The composer Vince DiCola has made a genius tune that still make my skin shiver. When I hear this music I immediately recall myself as a child sitting before a TV screen and watching Rocky Balboa preparing for his historic fight with Ivan Drago. And the freaking coolness of that scene used to blow my mind... strangely, it still does :) That's what real music should do!

covers · 30. December 2019
Now I'd like to do something special, literally – I'd like to make a bass special for five songs/compositions from one of my all-time favorite movies “Rocky”! I can't tell you enough how I love each and every part of it (really, I don't think even the 5th part is bad). It's a legend, it's a movie everyone has to watch at least once in a lifetime, it's a piece of art in every way possible. So I'm gonna do some music from it, which is a piece of art in its own right!

covers · 23. December 2019
Yeah, finally :) Manowar is one of my most favorite bands ever and sooner or later I just had to get to their songs! What can I say... “Kings Of Metal” is as classic as it gets, 1988, Manowar in their top glory! The bass part is beyond primitive, but damn it's fun :) Joey DeMaio is one of those bass guys who don't like to make things too complex without need, but don't underestimate him, he can play circles around other bass players if the song requires it! This time I chose “Kings Of...

covers · 16. December 2019
It's another request and it's actually from my wife this time - “Тёплые коты“ (translated as “Warm Cats” from Russian) by the Ukrainian band called Flëur. The band is unfortunately no more, all the key members went solo, but they had lots of very good songs, this one among them. As a cat person I can totally relate to its tender lyrics and the bossa novish bass part makes it really special, so I hope you'll find it nice enough :) The t-shirt I'm wearing here is a funny cat...

covers · 02. December 2019
I don't think I have to say anything about the band or the song. Honestly, I was asked (or challenged?) to do it and I really don't think I did it 100% alright. I mean I've played it, but it could be played far better. Still, I guess I did what I could counting the fact that this was the first time I played my new Neal Moser Arachnid bass. I'm not used to it yet, I think I hanged it a bit loo low and I didn't want to play it while sitting too. No way! I really need to experiment with this bass...

covers · 18. November 2019
Oh wow what a song! One of those 80's anthems that never get old. Also, I have to say the bass part here is a pure diamond. I mean at first you think “Huh it's so easy and fun to play”, but then the second half of the songs comes and you might break your fingers trying to play that fast enough and with a decent timing! Honestly, my fingers were burning red when I finished playing and you could make some nice scramble eggs on them. Anyway, it's an awesome song I seriously encourage you to...

covers · 11. November 2019
There's not much I could say about this song – it's great, it opens one of the best classic KISS albums ever and the band used to open their shows with it back then, basically because it was a bombastic opening song! Frankly I was kind of surprised with its part played mainly on D and G strings, but it's always like that with Gene Simmons: surprises, surprises and more surprises!

covers · 04. November 2019
First, I love My Dying Bride and probably it's even one of my most favorite bands ever. Live too! Strangely enough, their music always fills my soul with light and joy, unlike many other people who start feeling rather depressed :) Second, this cover was actually requested by my wife who likes My Dying Bride too, so... enjoy my dear! And finally third, it's a great song of a great band and I enjoyed doing this cover.

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