Riff Raff – Full Band Cover w/ 42 Decibel’s Junior Figueroa Singing

01 Jul Riff Raff – Full Band Cover w/ 42 Decibel’s Junior Figueroa Singing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCxd2zUCtSU&feature=youtu.be

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Corey Baetz
coreyb1019@gmail.com

I love AC/DC, I have started a Tribute Band to Bon Scott and his time in AC/DC.I play Angus and we are called Shot Down In Flames.

18 Comments
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    Ant
    Posted at 14:25h, 13 August

    i loved it 😀

    very enjoyable to watch, yeah couple of timing issues but who cares it rocked! 😉

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      AngusRudd1019
      Posted at 23:00h, 13 August

      Thanks Ant, we are almost finished with If You Want Blood and this one sounds 100X better than this one. It is much tighter. I’m just waiting on Junior for the vocals.

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    rjofig
    Posted at 14:26h, 05 July

    Nice production there, man. Solo was pretty good! but I agree with you, timing at times seems a bit off (it must be tough playing all the instruments track by track).
    The singer, very Bon-ish!
    Cheers

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      AngusRudd1019
      Posted at 18:07h, 05 July

      It was, I’m very curious as to how AC/DC recorded this song after doing it by myself…When I recorded it, I would lose the sound of the click track because my amp was sooo loud and I don’t have anything to separate myself and my amp…The 100W Plexi was on 6-7 for this

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        rjofig
        Posted at 18:44h, 05 July

        I’ve always thought AC/DC records as a band the rhythm part, and Angus layers the solo later, but I’m not sure either.
        Maybe one thing you can try is play the backing track on headphones? I’d think you can still hear the amp pretty well.

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        Dries
        Posted at 22:05h, 05 July

        But AC/DC didn’t play with backing tracks..
        If you overdub a solo over the rhythm track, this happens in the “control room” of the studio, no amp sounds, only miced.

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          AngusRudd1019
          Posted at 22:56h, 05 July

          right, AC/DC wouldn’t have used backing tracks… They had a control room and it separated them from the amps. The beginning is what was weird for me…I wasn’t sure if I should do the drums first or the guitars and I did the guitars first…Maybe I should’ve done the drums first.

          Me and Junior are going to do If You Want Blood next and that one should be A LOT tighter timing wise

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            rjofig
            Posted at 23:52h, 05 July

            I’d think drums first works best; it’s hard to get the groove right without drums.

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              AngusRudd1019
              Posted at 05:48h, 06 July

              exactly, I usually do do the drums first but I wasn’t sure how to do it with the beginning starting with guitars and how long do I do the drum roll on the floor tom. I couldn’t figure it out when listening to the studio album. They might have had Phil listen to a metronome and had him roll for a certain amount of measures and than crashed and went into the song.

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                Dries
                Posted at 08:09h, 06 July

                no click tracks in those days mate, just the band feeling.

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                  AngusRudd1019
                  Posted at 08:41h, 06 July

                  really?! I did not know that…So metronome’s weren’t around in the 70s…Wow, I learned something new today…I have a feeling the band recorded Riff Raff and maybe the whole Powerage album all in one room together. We would have to hear the original to hear if there is bleeding.I find it hard to believe that AC/DC recorded a song like Riff Raff track-by-track/person-by-person without any kind of metronome. It sounds so fricken tight …They had to have done it as a band with all of them in the same room

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                    Ant
                    Posted at 14:10h, 06 July

                    tap your foot instant metronome :)

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                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 20:07h, 06 July

                      but even when tapping your foot, they need to be so exact and so perfect for the band to lock in with Phil Rudd using no metronome is amazing if that’s how they did it.

                      That is possible rjofig but I don’t hear any clip or change in the recording from the hum of the guitars into the songs.It sounds like they just played through it…I don’t know much, actually anything about recording with tape so maybe someone else would know if it would sound as smooth if they put in the intro in front of everything/edited in.

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                    Dries
                    Posted at 10:18h, 07 July

                    This istn’t done person by person, thats just the point. The whole band is in one room and lays down the backing track, on some tracks Angus does the solo even directly on the same take, so the whole song is a “one take”. Backing vocals etc. are done later.

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                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 17:40h, 07 July

                      That was the answer I needed!!! Is that how all the bands recorded in that time period?

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                      currentpeak
                      Posted at 19:45h, 09 July

                      Only the great ones! 😀

                      As it has been told a couple of times already (and Mark Evans mentions this in his book, too) – within the first week the band used to record the backing tracks (all members in one room, Phil never used metronome/click track – as the guys say, he is the metronome :)) and after that Angus used to record the solos in the second week and also vocals and backing vocals were done.

                      Had that honor to personally meet (along with other rock legends) Mark Evans 2 weeks ago – what a cool guy he is!

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                rjofig
                Posted at 14:55h, 06 July

                Or maybe they recorded the intro separately from the rest of the song?

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    AngusRudd1019
    Posted at 09:01h, 01 July

    Well here’s another one of my covers…1 or 2 timing issues I hear but other than that the recording is decent for me. 42 Decibel’s singer wanted to do something with me so I picked this song for us to cover. I’m playing all the instruments.

    Hope you like it…It isn’t perfect unfortunately :(

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