S.T.T.S.M.C (Super700) remix 1st May 2009
S.T.T.S.M.C (Super700) remix

It's a shame that I had to use that ungainly initialism in order to fit the header on to a single line, since Somebody Tried To Steal My Car is probably one of the best song titles I'm ever likely to have on these pages. The song in question is by the Berlin-based band Super700, and the car in question, if their video is anything to go by, is just about as desirable as my own 20-year-old Peugeot; let's hope sales of their excellent new album, Lovebites, are good so that they can buy themselves some fine German automobiles instead.

As for my remix, I nearly didn't attempt it at all, since the original arrangement was already pretty much exactly what I would have wanted to do with the song, and simply creating a poor imitation seemed a distinct possibility. But I did eventually complete something, and in the end I think this is actually one of my better efforts. It did at least give me another excuse to use Siedlaczek and Tommasini's excellent trumpet emulation software, for a kind of mariachi-style addition to the introduction. In the middle-eight I also got to use my new Vox wah-wah pedal, with which I could definitely use the practice - it's a bit harder to play than I had imagined!

Anyway, I hope you like the result, and thanks for listening.

Somebody Tried To Steal My Car (James Merrifield remix)
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