Unit 8 – Research

The idea for the unit 8 song first came about after listening to “Some Unholy War” by Amy Winehouse off of her album Back To Black. After I had heard this version i began to practice it on guitar. After listening to it over a few times I listened to the down tempo version on the same album which I really liked even more.

Another song that somewhat contributed to my song was the song “Hotel California” by the Eagles. Although this song didn’t have an overall influence on my song, elements of it did push me to change the mood of my song. The verses of the song were definitely swayed more towards Amy Winehouse’s style. The choruses definitely lift the song up and that’s the feeling I took away from ” Hotel California”.

During the recording process for unit 8 certain issues definitely stand out more then others. The main one being timing. Although the timing issues that occurred during unit 8 weren’t down to my timing, I have found this experience helpful in many ways. After finally solving these issues I did some research into the important of using a metronome whilst recording.

The most recent documentary I watched was Supersonic. I did expect good things from this documentary and it didn’t fail to meet my expectations. As well as being eye opening to the bands struggles through the 90s, it also was very amusing with commentary from both Liam and Noel Gallagher throughout. The documentary was leading up to Oasis playing at Knebworth where they performed to 125,000 people.



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