song 153 : Trip (Cat Cult: The Origins of Lucid Nation)

June 23, 2006

Ronnie painstakingly memorized this bit of Celtic open tuned picking that makes up the intro of the earliest version of the Lucid Nation song Trip.

As the lyrics in this version make obvious, Andy Wood of Mother Love Bone had recently died. We liked Mother Love Bone.

The lead playing in this song shows how quickly Ronnie’s skills developed when he was encouraged by interest from Columbia.

But my favorite thing about it is the way he mixed using reverbs and EQs to create a unique mood; again, a benefit perhaps of his being a Lee Scratch Perry fan.

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