Stick Men Smudgy Smudge Ruff Feb 10

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    Here is installment #9 (#9, i loved that song).
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From: Pat Mastelotto <>
Date: February 10, 2011 10:54:50 AM CST
To: Tony Levin Levin , Markus Reuter
Subject: fudge snuff

guys, here is yet another ruff of smudge - - diggin this tune

just wanted to keep you up to date, so you can shout out if anything bugs ya.

nothing to major but some tweaks in drums, a few less fills ,
added additional kick samples ( one hi and one low), some accented hits -

main thing would be in the breakdown some extra drum overdubs - sorry some may be loud in this ruff but i think ballanced right they can work.

that might be about it for me on this tune , unless i hear back something to tweak, or have some flash of brilliance ill upload these as mutitracks for mixing.


On Feb 10, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Markus Reuter wrote:

Love it! Great, Pat!!!


On Feb 10, 2011, at 11:11 AM, Tony Levin wrote:

Real good, Pat.

Only thing I'd mention is that I liked earlier version where, after the breakdown, you played sparse and held off on the back beat for a few bars ... I thought that helped the build that comes after it.

Otherwise, love this.


On Feb 10, 2011, at 11:24 AM, Pat Mastelotto wrote:

ok. no prob.
i still have that take but i think it involved a tom figure there, ill check - if the idea is to hold the snare back a few bars , i should be able to cut or insert that pretty easy, or do with mute--


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