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At Home In The Jukebox Of A Roadside Bar

Posted on February 12, 2008

Nickelback "Someday." Three facts on the recording of this song:

1. The song, if you are familiar, starts off with an electric guitar that is played with an EBow (electronic device that let's the guitar mimic the sounds of violins, horns, etc). There is no orchestral instruments, no keyboards in the song. It's all guitar.

2. For the rhythm guitar parts, a Gibson Flying V with EMG pickups was used. Just why, exactly? "It has such a meaty sound," tells Peake frankly.

3. The mixing board used to record this song - actually all songs on the album, for that matter - was the SSL board that was used by producers Bruce Fairbairn and Bob Rock at Little Mountain Studios. Huh? To put this in another perspective, this is the same board that was used to record some of the biggest albums of all time - Metallica Metallica, Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet, Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood, and Aerosmith Pump, among others. In fact, Chad bought the board, and it is the piece in his home studio in Vancouver.

Anyway, enough tech crap for you today. Check out Billboard.com for a review of the album...oh, and for the line where the title of this update comes from, "a disc that a pop fan can enjoy, for sure, but it would also be at home in the jukebox of a roadside bar."

Also, amongst your web travels, hit up www.nickelback.com and vote for your favorite song off the new Nickelback album.
 

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