This was the fourth song I started working on as part of the challenge. I dropped the drum pattern in first, and then came up with the bass line. It instantly reminded me of a Tommy Bolin Jam he did with the Good Rats and Carmine Appice. Trying to round out the sound, as to not sound over the top with guitar jams, Marc and I started noodling with horns and added that nice Miles Davis sounding horn in the verse, and came back with a 70's sounding Bolin like jazz lead. The song takes on more of a groove with added percussion.


from Fata Morgana - 2016 RPM Challenge Album, released March 1, 2016
Ian James: Guitar, bass, Keys (horn), Drum programs.
Marc Davey: Percussion



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I'm a solo, one man band from Lowell MA USA. My style is rock n roll with a modern touch and a nod to my influences Jimi Hendrix, Tommy Bolin, and Fela Kuti. My main weapon is electric guitar, and I use it almost semi automatically, to shoot down the notion that rock is dead. ... more

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