“Party Dress”

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Track Notes:
I’m pleased with the atmosphere of this track. This was one of the last Souls In Darkness songs Todd and I worked on together. We never finished the original.

Recording/Mixing:
The bass guitar was sent through the Ibanez DD1000 for flange and then compressed with the Urei 7110.

There are two guitar lines. The “lead” is sent through the Roland SDX330 to give it a wider sound.

There are two drum lines – one of toms and the other a standard kit. The tom line was duplicated to another track and tuned up about 1/4 octave. The original and the tuned where then separated left/right to widen it out.

There are two synths. The Juno 106 is the first synth you hear (mostly just a mellow overtone). The Korg Ex-8000 is the second – which plays solo at first and then mimics the lead hook.

One vocal line.

I used the MidiVerb and the M-One XL for reverbs. The larger reverb (the one you can hear on the vocals) is the M-One.

Copyright 1984-2011: Graylands/Nelson


Lyrics:
She feels less than human
Is what she said
It makes me feel so useless
Knowing what you did
How many times before?
How many nights for you?
And I’m calling
Take off that party dress

And I’m calling
Take off that party dress
And you’re nothing
Bones break under stress
And something crawling
under my flesh

Knowing what you did
Knowing what you did
Knowing what you did
I know what you did

She feels less than human
Is what she said
Words that know
Fluids that flow
Something cutting flesh

Party dress dyed red
Party dress dyed red
Party dress dyed red
Her party dress dyed red

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