At last Saturday’s White Lion gig, I played a couple of new, never-played-in-public-before Gary Stewart Smith originals, along with a couple of have-played-in-public-before-not-that-anyone-noticed Gary Stewart Smith originals. Couldn’t tell you if they went down well or not. At least I didn’t say “this is one of my own” before I played them. Though on second thoughts, maybe folks would’ve paid more attention if I did.
The two new songs I played were an up-tempo three-chorder (oh if only all songs could be just three chords! How easy guitar-playing would be!) entitled At My House, and a pretty, finger-picking-y number called Looks A Lot Like Love. Poor Looks A Lot Like Love got drowned out by a lot of drunken babble (from the audience this time, not me). So to make up for that, I’ve recorded a quick demo version which I post here.
The guitar track was one take, and I think it sounds quite good. Managed not to miss any important notes at any rate. I took a few goes at the vocal track, it was a struggle to hit the highest notes. The final take, I almost got there – Neil Young would be proud. And hey, it’s only a demo. Hope you can spare 2 minutes 45 seconds of your life to give it a listen.