Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

God Bless (Live in the Studio)

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The Karl Rove
Johnny St. Ours


From the Schuyler Sessions in the summer of 2006. I'd just bought a new iMac, a new FirePod (an eight channel computer music interface), and some microphones the day before The Karl Rove decided to make some demos of various songs we were working on with our new drummer (Billy Hunt) who'd been with the group about a week and wasn't actually familiar with most of our material. I was flying by the seat of my pants with the Cubase software I was using to record the band. I'd had about a half an hour the night before to acquaint myself with it. But the recording turned out pretty well. In fact, I think the sound is marginally superior to the stuff we did at MonkeyClaus Studios later that year. This is one of Johnny St. Ours's greatest tunes which features politically charged lyrics that (sadly) don't ever seem out of date. Superb vocal by Johnny. Line-up: Johnny St. Ours - guitar/lead vocal; Jim Shelley - lead guitar/backing vocal; Aaron Farrington - bass; Billy Hunt - drums.

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