Damaged Goods (radio edit)
Moderate paced song, harmonies, mandolin, electric guitars, acoustic guitars
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We all have flaws and errors. And no different is the music itself. We keep things as human as possible and organic, if you will.
There is something that machines just cannot lend to a song. It's the imperfections of the humaness of us all that make us and our music more interesting.
Brian is singing the lead vocal, Nil's on drums, Brian's on mandolin, electric guitar, acoustic guitars, and the organ part in the middle. Randy was on bass, and engineering the song and arranging it to its final form.
Randy sings the background vocals with vocal guest Leann Fisher and Brian sings the background vocal very low parts on the "uh huh's". The harmonies build through the song going from 3 parts to 9 part harmonies by the end of the song. Randy, Brian, and Nil did the initial handclaps and finger snaps the provide the rhythm during the verses with more overdubs done later by Randy and Brian to thicken the sound.
The arrangement and way this song came together was really more of a studio magic and a "let it be what it wants to be" approach. It came together in experimentation and trial and error. We were all very pleased with the end result.