SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Vocalist - Alto.
1. If you text me I might miss it. But I always check email. Please try motterpaul. If I missed your text, I am really sorry, I am just not used to texting.
Please watch my videos of live gigs on this page, I am the dark haired lead guitarist. It is easiest to right click on them (they are to the left) and select "open in new page".
I am open to joining any good rock band, willing to travel for rehearsal, etc. I have played in live bands and done tons of recording over the years.
Hey, I would love to start a Tribute Band (Paul Rogers, Doors, Stones, etc) - Anyone game? That is just an idea - I am open to ALL suggestions.
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Everything from the Beatles and Stones to Stone Temple Pilots and Foo Fighters.
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Guitars: PRS, Les Paul, Stratocasters
Amps: Marshall 50 and 100-watt
ProTools recording gear
Pro-quality recording mics
12-channel PA system
Spectral UniverseWritten in about 1985, this song is just about a cool guitar chord pattern that I liked. There were never any lyrics, and the soloing is limited. But I still like the chord change patterns.
Coming HomeWritten and recorded in 1987, this is just a rock vamp to see if I could put some different chord changes into a traditional blues-based rock song. The lyrics are campy but they are just placeholders (I always welcome listening to new lyricists). The main thing here for me are the guitar solo and the horn charts. The bass part is pretty cool, too.
Bolero Love - written in 1988
Bolero Love - written in 1988Written in 1985 - inspired by you know what (the movie "10")- main thing here is the use of close natural minor and Maj7th chords in the song structure to give it an exotic sound ("Bolero Love"). The guitar break followed by the diminished bass pattern to return to the verse is something I like. This song also required adding extra bars to avoid overlapping lyrics - a trick a lot of songwriters struggle with.
AndYoull BeThere - an orchestrated ballad by Paul Motter (no vocals, just orchestration)
AndYoull BeThere - an orchestrated ballad by Paul Motter (no vocals, just orchestration)1990 - this song has lyrics but I actually prefer just listening to the french horn/string arrangement. I worked carefully on finding harmony parts for the French Horn and cello that only use 3rd and 6th (no parallel 4th or 5th), so each added instrument seems to come in a space of its own. I do know the sounds are old - the sampler was an original Roland rack unit that required five floppy disks just to load the French horn sound. It was almost state of the art at the time (if you wanted to use real sampled instruments). The alternative was synthesized sound-alike tones. These do sound harsh, though. Recorded on 1/2-inch 8-track tape no noise reduction.
FlyingRecorded in 1987 - Tascam 8-Trk 1/2-inch tape, drum machine, guitar direct with Tom Scholz guitarman interface. I like this song a lot for its interconnecting chord patterns between the verses, although the verses feature Chris Squire-like bass patterns with a muted guitar arpeggio in harmony on top. There are only four instruments in this entire track although it sounds huge to my ears. Drums, 2 lead guitars and 1 bass. But everything is written in harmony with nothing doubled, which shows the fullness one can get with even a very small band.
Hungry for Love
Hungry for LoveAlso written in 1986 as another rock romp. This is a simple but fun song written in an hour. I would re-work the vocals if I had time, but the main thing is just the feel, and the solo which is pretty catchy, too. I would like to hear a real band do this rather than a drum machine, and guitars and bass taken direct. Oh, the bridge is "Know what I, what I, what I wanna do, want a real woman just like you, who's lean, mean and hungry, too."
JEFFUSIONThe long guitar line - harmonized left & right - is inspired by some of the guitar fusion of Jeff Beck. Otherwise it is not a complicated song - no lyrics or melody except for the synth line. This was mostly just done to see if I could get a good chunky guitar sound to go with that keyboard part, and record a few lead solos. Recorded in early ProTools around 2004. All parts by me.
Hold Him Back
Hold Him BackListen to the lyrics - a fun song. This was written for a teenage girl group who wanted their own song - but they actually decided the lyrics were too risque (This was 1989 or so)to let their mothers hear them sing. Recorded to 8-trk 1/2-inch tape.
StatelineHighwaySame chords a "Comin' Home" the only song I have ever re-worked. I like the saxophone arrangement on this. I also like the chord structure. Otherwise it's just another road song.
Everything And More - 2004
Everything And More - 2004This song was actually written for my wife and played at our wedding. It was recorded on early ProTools 7, and it did use up all my resources. But it plays on PT 10 just fine. I know the vocals are, as one guy said "gay." (sexist, but not my word), but they are deep on a certain level, and also personal. Anyway - a simple little love song, I am proud of the chord changes. The lyrics are maybe too sweet for most people, but for the occasion it was perfect.