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suedepudding

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:46 am
by cjdenecia
personal friend. co-worker. collaborator. unsung hero. best overall musician I've ever met. gregg gavitt AKA suedepudding.

gregg has become my go-to guy in every way, you've heard his sidework on so many projects involving me, kim, stephen, noz, peeve, ji ... he's the drums and bass on this and that and his production skills have been heard but largely unheralded. as well as his vocals, keys and guitar work ....

time to lend a high five with his NYC based projects ... some involving his long time friend and collaborator "bill" and some solo ...

my attention goes to RATTLE first but all of his work is stellar and deserves a look.
http://www.garageband.com/song?|pe1|S8LTM0LdsaSlZViwZG8 with noz and kim and I helping out ...

but don't forget the rest of his catalog - he's a man of great talents and there's not a turd to be found on his garageband page -
http://www.garageband.com/artist/SuedePudding

he even lurks around here from time to time - give him a heads up that you love him (or if you hate him, he's tough, tell him that too!)

Re: suedepudding

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:08 pm
by HUD
I'm surprised I'd not caught on to this earlier. Can't go wrong with influences like Squeeze & Steely Dan. Checked out the top tune, "Nitrogen". Guess the vocal was only about B+ for me, but overall, absofugginnlutely well-conceived & delivered. Liked how he really saved the best for the last with some very tasty guitar lines and build. I do realize that the top-starred doesn't necessary mean there's not a better one below.

Re: suedepudding

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:13 pm
by HUD
Having now listened to most of the pile, there were a couple I'd had the chance to hear back in a previous life. Busting with creative composition here, folks. Shows some versatility, with that "Domes" orchestrated number.
Somewhere in the same ballpark with our bud, Boner Hamilton and his hispanic alter ego.
He's actually got one in the early stages of the process at Garageband.com at the moment. There's one to root for.

Re: suedepudding

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:21 am
by shankarji
As a long time suedepudding fan I'd have to agree with cj and say he's turdless...every one's a keeper with r'greg...he's a musician who seems able to turn his hand to any instrument, any style, any genre.

And, having been lucky enough to work with him, he's also one of those rare musicians who is open to suggestion and is also full of encouragement and honesty. He can spot the potential...or otherwise...in a tune very quickly, which cuts out any time wasteage in the production process. And he's a cracking bass player!

If you've not heard his stuff, check it out...you won't be sorry.

Re: suedepudding

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:16 pm
by stephen
I remember when I first started working with Gregg (MSS), he actually fooled me with his drum sounds. Cj had to literally tell me they were digital. Gregg's the man no doubt.

I can honestly say I have never worked with a better Drummer and Bassist. Especially one that knows how to treat a song the way he does. It's been an extreme pleasure working with Gregg. He helped create the Mudsoul sound. The first song we did, "See Ya Later" was pretty straight forward and basic when it came to the drums. But then we started the next tune... ...I remember the first time I heard "Better Day" with Gregg's parts... ...I was really taken back. The dude's got skill.

I soon realized that if Gregg and I were able to get rid of Cj, Mudsoul would be unstoppable. But the damn bastard won't go away. :lol:

Nah, seriously though.. ..Gregg is a strong corner in the Mudsoul triangle, as is Cj. It's a damn good team I think.

Hell, Gregg, Cj, Kim, Noz, Patric, PT, Mike, etc. All these cats are the best I've worked with. It's been both and honor and a pleasure.

Re: suedepudding

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:42 pm
by HUD
SO WTF??

His current GB tune is only with 2.9 stars. Bottom ranking of all his stuff.

2.9? WTF? And it seems like they usually finish lower than what they have mid-way through.

Re: suedepudding

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:57 pm
by shankarji
HUD wrote:SO WTF??

His current GB tune is only with 2.9 stars. Bottom ranking of all his stuff.

2.9? WTF? And it seems like they usually finish lower than what they have mid-way through.



you know better than that hud...if a gb tune has a ranking of around 3, it usually means it's worth listening to! :D