Last night, Keith & I worked hard on mixing the new version of Jon Rogers' "Dopamine." This is going to be the 3rd version of the song i'm aware of. Jon's 'other band,' Jack Salamander will have their version of the track on their upcoming CD. The initial BHA version, sung by Jon, is available to listen to on our music page, and all over the interweb. You can see the performance of it at House of Blues (chicago) here: https://vimeo.com/144283376 This live take is sung by Cheryl JenDaPro. She's singing this newest version that we mixed last night. It's a faster, grittier, thicker, take on this bluesy tune. We had gotten everything in place, when Cheryl stopped by and said, "Why do i sound like a chipmunk? And everything is sped up!" I had a setting wrong, that played it back too quick. Beer and whiskey skews the ears kids! Anyways, we fixed it to the right playback speed, and VIOLA! our mix had come together nicely! We pumped it through a 2 track ampex tape machine, and buried the needle! That extra crunch really meshed the sound into place. We've still got fiddle, organ, and backing vocals to lay down, but it's well on the way.
Tomorrow night we'll lay those down, and some backing vocals to Jon Rogers' other contribution to the record, 'Woman Ain't Happy." We've also got some cleaning up to do on that one having added percussion and fiddle last go round.