First, here's the link:
It comes with some commentary.
I shared this with @cynicaloldfart and we had a conversation about this. I'm going to repost my responses to him:
Here you go...
This track is straight from the soundboard and, if you can't tell, it's one where we had dancers - thus it has a bit of a change up that may not make much sense unless you know it was done for the dancers and audience that was observing both us and the dancers.
It's "just" a blues jam.
Also, it was from Sunday - upstairs in the lounge sort of thing. The overwhelming majority of our audience was seated.
That there is a Les Paul. It's the tool I prefer to make that 'bite.' The 'bite' was for the dancers, mostly. It was also for the audience. The dancers were picking up energy and so we increased our energy as a response, so that we'd encourage them to dance more emphatically and passionately. The increase in my tempo was followed by the drummer, though it was still the same beat but with more bits of punctuation thrown in to make it seem faster.
The goal is an emotional ride, from low to high. Our end is abrupt, as a way to shock their lizard brain back into reality. Their lizard brains almost trance out with the rhythm and the rhythmic gyrations they call dancing. It increases and they take an emotional trip from happy to even happier and even to something akin to bliss. Then, we stop it sharply and this sort of shocks their lizard brains (not an insult, we all have what I call lizard brains that perform our vital functions and do things like give us the ability to rapidly choose flight or fight, as well as other base instincts) back into reality.
I'd have happily kept them longer, but they were tiring a little. I never want them to leave the dance floor while the music is still in full swing. So, I smash them right in the face with a jarring ending that they don't realize is coming because they don't know our signals. They step off the floor with a sense of accomplishing something and a sense that the something is complete. They may, or may not, want more - but they feel completed and whole, as though they've done what they set out to do.
These are the things I'm teaching my band, as well as more. They're things many people will never learn, or understand. They never think about it, just letting their lizard brain do the work. And that's okay. I'm not on a crusade, I'm making money by doing a job better than other people.
Anyhow, that'll explain what and why. If you appreciate the track, thank COF. If you don't appreciate the track, yell at COF. He thought sharing it would be a good idea, even though you're all a bunch of uncultured heathens! ;-)
Rock on, goats. Rock on.
ALSO: Do not forget that tomorrow is Friday. We will be having our regularly scheduled weekly guitar thread, at the usual time and place. You're, obviously, all welcome to visit us where you can hear more music made by your fellow goats!