View Full Version : Carpet Burns (On Your Knees)

10-11-2002, 14:28:38

10-11-2002, 14:31:09
The intro is probably my favourite part, when the second guitar kicks in on the right channel.

Guitar work is really, really good. I love the main riff and the solo is great too. I also like the lyrics too, not so much at the beginning, but it's very different to most other things I've heard and gives the band instant recognisability.


10-11-2002, 14:35:00
I love the intro too. We will hopefully be doing more studio sessions soon. Next up is the gig though.

10-11-2002, 14:43:32
And... after hearing that I'm going to have to somehow find the money for a delay pedal. *sigh*

10-11-2002, 15:10:24
Sounds very goth, like the Mission or something. Nice 80's guitar sounds.

Resource Consumer
10-11-2002, 19:35:56
Well. Based on the 11 secs of the intro I have heard (took me 1/2 hour to download - and it's not your or LM's fault it is my crappo Freeserve connection - it takes me 5 minutes to load a thread).

Very good (I'll download the whole lot at work and zipdisk it home). However, and especially if you are playing a root "Bm" chord then I have copyright issues.:D The intro is very similar to my song "Crows" which, in fairness, you may not have heard but Vincent put his 80s version of on LM or here a while go for a laugh. (don't worry, I won't sue:) but there is a similarity - more comments later when I can hear the full works)

10-11-2002, 19:59:26
I haven't heard Crows and after 11 seconds there's still only 1 guitar so hopefully when you hear the rest it'll clear it up.

Provost Harrison
10-11-2002, 23:30:14
Just downloading, I shall have a listen to it later, although I am going to go to bed once this CD has finished which I am currently listening to. Tired after a heavy night ;)

Resource Consumer
10-11-2002, 23:32:55
8 minutes to load this thread.:(

11-11-2002, 00:01:58
Sounds a bit like the Fields of the Nephilim to me, which isn't a bad thing, I might add.

11-11-2002, 07:05:36
I like it. Classic sound and style. Very nice intro. Hell, the whole song line is very nice. It sounds very good. Studio, eh? What's it sound like 'live'?

If that's what you are doing in the studio, you guys definately should return. Well done!

The lyrics don't do anything for me, but I generally don't pay attention to lyrics anyways.

Once again, I have no taste, I'm a complete idiot, yadda yadda blah. :D

11-11-2002, 09:11:41
Originally posted by Debaser
Sounds very goth, like the Mission or something. .
I wonder if Sam and I are responsible for that? :smoke:

11-11-2002, 09:36:45
What's it sound like 'live'?

One of the reasons we recorded that song was that quite a few people at our gig said they liked that song the best from our set.

11-11-2002, 10:03:32
...and because it has our most twisted lyrics to date.

It is the most fun song to play live after 'hundred years'

11-11-2002, 10:07:49
And because it's the first song written with the new final lineup all together. And 'cause it's very different from the last one we recorded.

My favourite ones to play live are Mighty Ogun and Zombie Wedding. Then probably Hundred Years and Carpet Burns, they are really good songs but my parts are a bit easy.

11-11-2002, 10:12:50
I would have liked to worked on the vocals a bit more. I think we could have nailed the song before we went in to the studio but then I guess it is more raw the way we did it.

One more song to go and we have our first EP! Maybe a live recording would be good?

11-11-2002, 10:17:57
Yeah. I'd love to do Mighty Ogun as a live track. I think it might be a song that was a bit too easy to overproduce and lose a bit of it's spirit.

11-11-2002, 10:27:10
ps... have you guys seen the new loudmedicine.net splash screen?


11-11-2002, 10:47:43
I love the song. Personally I like it more than Rock Cliche, because it's so dark and sinister. Made me laugh because the music, especially the intro, is introvert (lets say like the Cure) and the lyrics are extrovert

11-11-2002, 10:49:30
I like it more than Rock Cliche too. :beer:

Nills Lagerbaak
11-11-2002, 11:13:09
Yeah, it makes Rock Cliche look really boring...

11-11-2002, 11:57:30
The two of them back to back sound good.

11-11-2002, 12:12:29
One more will make everything click in to place.

11-11-2002, 13:45:37
I think I'd like to do Zombie Wedding in the Studio and Mighty Ogun Live.

Or Hundred Years if we wrote some lyrics for it.

Nills Lagerbaak
11-11-2002, 14:06:55
Why do we need lyrics for 100 years? We don't have any when we play live

The Shaker
11-11-2002, 14:11:10
Speaketh the guitarist.

11-11-2002, 14:18:48
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Why do we need lyrics for 100 years? We don't have any when we play live

I know. I think maybe it deserves some real lyrics.

11-11-2002, 14:21:36
I dunno. We just seem to have a lot of instrumentals.

11-11-2002, 14:28:26
I agree with Nills, we don't need to ruin a great instrumental by furnishing it with superfluous singing.
Pink Floyd didn't sing over their good bits. Good jazz has no singing. Smashing Pumkins knew when to shut up. We should know when not to conform to rock standards.

The Shaker
11-11-2002, 14:29:17
So no epic drum solo then :(

11-11-2002, 14:35:06
There is a song with a drum solo but I'm beggining to think it is very "pub band" and shit.

11-11-2002, 14:41:34
If we spunked that song off there are a lot of things I'd love to do with that E -> G hammer and bend bit.

11-11-2002, 14:42:17
I don't think it's shit currently though.

11-11-2002, 14:44:12
Its an excellent tune. The drum solo is very wank though.

11-11-2002, 14:46:55
Ah right. Play it better then. The odd cowbell hit would help a lot. ;)

11-11-2002, 14:48:38
Nah. Seriously, I know what you mean. We can work on that section a bit.

Scabrous Birdseed
11-11-2002, 15:37:24
Originally posted by protein
Pink Floyd didn't sing over their good bits.

Good bits? Pink Floyd? Surely sir jests.

11-11-2002, 15:54:03
Your views make about as much sense as Ann Widdecombe's.

Resource Consumer
11-11-2002, 18:15:09
I am very impressed. That is really very very good.

If it were me, though, I would have had some backing vocals coming in at the end - several voices chanting "on your knees, on your knees" repeatedly in the background. That would give it a nice lift.

But, that's just a little carping. A really good effort.

11-11-2002, 18:38:08
Glad you liked it.

Your idea was kind of suggested at the recording believe it or not. We weren't sure how good it would sound and we didn't have time to try it anyway.

As you can probably imagine based on your own recording experiences, there were a lot of things we'd have liked to have tweaked and tried out if we'd had more time. Studio time is expensive though.

12-11-2002, 09:12:53

12-11-2002, 18:19:43
Nice song. The intro and main riff are very nice, and I like the 'funky' little bit at the end. The whole thing reminds me of some german band - Die Toten Hosen. I think maybe its the singing that does that.

Good job guys.:beer:

13-11-2002, 09:21:50
We, as a band, just realised we forgot to mention that you have to listen to this song REALLY LOUD to get the full effect.

13-11-2002, 10:00:37
I'll second that. Turn it to eleven.

20-11-2002, 13:59:05
I really liked it voacally somewhere between Sisters of Mercy and Furniture (you must be out of your brilliant mind). Bv's really add something to the chorus as well. guitar parts are simple but effective. 2 Freetime thumbs up from me.

20-11-2002, 14:13:28

20-11-2002, 15:55:03
Just been listening to it again. I am still surprised how good it sounds...

Simple but effective guitar parts are the basis for most of our songs. Mainly 'cause I can't play anything really complicated. :D

20-11-2002, 16:00:36
Drums are the basis of all our songs. Everything is just incidental.

20-11-2002, 16:04:16

20-11-2002, 16:22:57
I like the way we are dominating the two main forums. As soon as we have the sonic undermind game and book we are sorted!

Scabrous Birdseed
20-11-2002, 17:02:00
God that was crap.

I didn't know your brother was german.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-11-2002, 17:02:24
The drums are quite good though.

20-11-2002, 17:05:37
Yes! Scabby hates it. We're on the right track!

Scabrous Birdseed
20-11-2002, 17:13:07

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