Less Than Jake – Look What Happened

Not many people know that I am a huge Less Than Jake fan, thanks to my good friend Bruce. He introduced me to all the ska/punk stuff -Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Blink 182, & Kemuri to name a few. This album right here from LTJ is probably one of my favorites; so many awesome songs on this one! This song that I am covering today is the one that brings back all the memories for me. Sitting in my parents basement during the fall of 2000, working on my Online Gaming Leage (OGL) team website for Day of Defeat, all while listening to this album. Even to this day, I sing the chorus loud & proud when it comes up on my playlist. Enjoy and have a great New Year everybody! 

Nothing crazy with this kit except I used a little shaker element for the bridge section with the Latin Percussion EZX.

 

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Megadeth – Captive Honor

I took my Foreclosure of a Dream preset and tweaked it some more; mainly in the kick drum area.  I added an Ayotte Classic kick with no resonance head for a really deep punch.  It added an amazing deep element to my already stacked kick drum.  Because of this, I made this my default project file to start from.  I am super happy with all the elements of this kit, until I start tweaking again and find something new I like.  This is nothing like the Countdown to Extinction drum kit so keep that in mind.

 

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Megadeth – Foreclosure of a Dream

Today’s cover is a classic Megadeth song, ‘Foreclosure of a Dream’ from the great album ‘Countdown to Extinction’. I am not a very good double bass player but something like this is doable; thanks for making an easy song for me to play Nick! Speaking of Nick, yea, one of my favorite drummers of all time. The power he uses behind the kit! Man that’s the way I like to play! When I heard of his passing I wanted to do a cover for him, but I was looking more for a RedGear band project and nothing ever panned out; so here we are with my tribute to him- almost 5 years later! 😏

This cover would of been out sooner, but I was struggling to find a different sound for the drum kit within Superior Drummer 3. Eventually, I gave up and just tweaked my preset like I usually do.  Trying to mimic the classic Countdown to Extinction drumset is pretty difficult.

 

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Ghost – Hunter’s Moon

It’s nice to finally cover some Ghost songs again and this one was just fucking fantastic!  Featured in the ending credits of the new Halloween Kills movie, the song just has some great drumming elements that I could not pass up!

I started with my usual Ghost preset but found the snare was too loose and lower in tone, so I stole the snare I used on the Type O Negative cover as it was a more snappy crack to it.  The next hurdle was the use of high rack toms in the original song.  I imported the 8″x8″ & 8″x10″ Ayotte Maple rack toms found in the Rock Foundry SDX and tweaked them a bit with the ambience channels.  Finally, I think I found a ride cymbal that is my new favorite from the Drums of Destruction EZX -the Sabian 21″ AA Rock Ride!  I love this thing, just cuts right through the mix.  I also started using the 18″ Meinl Byzance china found in this same EZX because again, it’s just awesome sounding.

Thanks for checking it out!

 

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Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink


Huge fan of 80’s british new wave music and the Psychedelic Furs song Pretty In Pink was made famous by one of my favorite writter/directors of all time, John Hughes. Sadly John died at an early age but his taste of music in his movies was amazing.

I am pretty proud of this project as I came very close to the original sounding kit. I used the “Dense Metal” preset in The Rock Foundry SDX as the starting point. I then changed the hi-tom to one from The Rock Warehouse SDX…it’s not a great sounded tom buit it fit the bill perfectly for the one hit that uses it in the song. The reamining 3 toms, I pulled from the Darkness SDX which are showcased during the chorus segments. I layered the kick drum with one from The Rock Foundry and The Rock Warehouse.  All the crash & ride cymbals are from The Rock Foundry SDX while a China (not used) comes from the Drums of Destruction EZX and a splash (not used) from the Core SD3 Library.

Hope you guys enjoy it!

 

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