Making Music Interlude: Gravity Still Kills

Making Music is where I share the process as I write, arrange, record and release my music. You’ll get to read it all: what went well, what really didn’t, the decisions I had to make along the way, and why I made them. I hope you find it useful!

When making music isn’t a habit, distractions are a real problem. For years, my distraction has mostly been playing with gear. But it’s not the only one that I need to recognise and avoid.

I can’t remember when this idea first popped into my head. I think it was on the drive back from North Wales earlier this week, but it might have just been while I was out walking at the weekend.

Gravity Kills is, in my opinion, the single greatest post-industrial rock album ever made. Yes, there are individual industrial rock songs that are stronger (A Perfect Circle’s Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of The War Drums, for example), but not a stronger single album.

It’s an album that came (and, sadly, went) before social media and YouTube. As a result, I wasn’t able to find more than a few covers of some of the songs on YouTube.

I’d love to do a full cover album project of this. I’d call it Gravity Still Kills.

  • This kind of rhythm guitar playing is right up my alley. It’d give me an excuse to break out my old 80’s Charvel before Kristi gets too attached to it.
  • I think it’d be very cool to hear this with a different guitar tone. Heavy tones have come a long way since this album was first made, and we have more options than that band did back then.
  • There’s a lot more going on with the production of this album than just straight up heavy guitar. I think I’d learn quite a lot from trying to do these covers.

As tempting as this is, it’s a distraction from what I’m supposed to be doing. One for the future, perhaps?

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