EXCLUSIVE VIDEO - the horrible beginnings of new songs

Most of my songs starts out as a horrible mess of cliche's and meandering sounds.  That's normal.  The goal is to refine the song, adding special touches, exciting new sounds and lyrical twists that become earworms.

We turned the cameras on last night during a Shane Speal & the Snakes practice to show the horrible beginnings of a song that has yet to go thru the refinement process. 

Will this song end up on the next album?  Maybe.  Who knows. 

Here's a glimpse at the very early stages of the creative process.  It's horrible.  It's out of tune.  It's cliche'd.  But it's a start to a new song, and that makes me happy.  

Enjoy


 

4 comments

  • Dano

    Dano Y-town, Ohio

    Hey, Shane! The link above seems to be incorrect - sure would like to hear y'all's goof-ups.... Thanks.

    Hey, Shane! The link above seems to be incorrect - sure would like to hear y'all's goof-ups.... Thanks.

  • Dano

    Dano Y-town, OH

    Thanks for the repair job, Shane. I really like your voice here with a minimum of instrumentation - sad & raw but powerful, just like the character in this song/story. Hope you'll keep just the bass, cymbal & cbg.

    Thanks for the repair job, Shane. I really like your voice here with a minimum of instrumentation - sad & raw but powerful, just like the character in this song/story. Hope you'll keep just the bass, cymbal & cbg.

  • Pigstyvnvmc@netzero.com

    Pigstyvnvmc@netzero.com York Pa

    Reminds me a lot of Anders Osborne. Sounds great ! Love it !

    Reminds me a lot of Anders Osborne. Sounds great ! Love it !

  • David

    David West Monroe, LA

    Sounds good. Myself and may others I'm sure can relate. Tittle is "Poor but Satisfied" Maybe end on the positive (satisfied) by ending with "thank you now for my daily bread"? Can you do a video showing me how to make that stompbox? I've been looking for one. Learning a lot from you and your sight. Thanks.

    Sounds good. Myself and may others I'm sure can relate. Tittle is "Poor but Satisfied" Maybe end on the positive (satisfied) by ending with "thank you now for my daily bread"? Can you do a video showing me how to make that stompbox? I've been looking for one. Learning a lot from you and your sight. Thanks.

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