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Vincent Pasternak - Guitar, Vocal, Tambourine!
Okay. One more rock tune. Some time toward the end of 2014 Rob Carlson said the Benefit Street Band needed at least one more rocker to finish up the “Angels on the Radio” CD. I had tucked away this song in a “things-to-do-someday” pile of lyric sheets, so I and played an abbreviated version of it for Rob and Paul Payton (the keyboard wizard in the band) thinking they’d probably take a pass on the whole thing. Much to my surprise, they told me to go ahead and lay down a scratch track. Then they set about dressing it up with other important stuff like drums, electric guitars, and piano/synth lines. Rob brought in Jeff Southworth, whose lead guitar work may have heard with Hall & Oates. Jeff put in those killer double-lead licks in the middle of the song. And then – voila – it was done. Except for the tambourine. One thing I learned from the Beatles is that you can never have too much tambourine (or handclaps) in a song. It’s gotta be tasteful, but it’s also gotta be in there somewhere to seal the deal. Ahem. And that’d be me pursuing a Beatles ideal on the jingle jangles. If I could have figured out a pleasantly musical way to add some cowbell, I would have done that too but fortunately, cooler heads prevailed...
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