Hey Noman, good discussion the other morning.
Looking into "Sublime" and worked through a couple of bits this afternoon. Seems if you can handle g5 a5 d5 you've got it all pat. It is, however, a good starting place and a good theme and fits perhaps what we want to achieve. There is no way that I'd argue that this sort of music won't please a crowd. Rather, this will hop a crowd for hours, especially in Puna. My bigger problem is the ADD that it will likely generate in my own head. I guess I could just play the first bar and tap the looper pedal and then go get a beer! LOL. We ought to work up some huge 12 minute jam on such lines. It may as well be an original. I am a little intrigued about some weird guitar solo work on such themes, as I can't really think of any and Sublime doesn't do any of any kind of note. Not that I'm compelled to wax epic, but am idly curious of what lays over all that sound well.
Was fiddling around a bit to get good tone on all that. I'm going to need to come up with a legit quality delay pedal if we do much of that kind of thing, otherwise I'm hooked up. The delay obviously will add a lot of texture to what is pretty simplistic, but don't currently own one. I don't mind picking one up but if there's an extra laying around that's good too.
The solo on "Lie to me" is pretty interesting, as recorded, and that's going to be fun to work one up. There's no way I can duplicate anyone else's solo and I'm not going to bother to try. The voice I have for such is pretty different but I think it would work, and need to get to work on it. Again, a much deeper, raunchier sound, fuller humbucker sound. I think that's just my vocal background coming through that. You can only play what you hear.
The Sunshine version above has a flanger or something in that sound. I like it. Again, I think it's also very important to play a song, but your/our personal version of it. I don't bother in the slightest to sound like anyone else, 'cause I won't. Nonetheless an effect or two in that might modernize the tune. The original version is very old-school and raw and it's my favorite. It's a tune that works completely cold.