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#1 Edited by ColdPhone (58 posts) -

I'd been pretty excited in the past week or so to play a show over the air, but the news on Monday hit hard. It was difficult to think of anything but that. Two out of the three of us in the band are active Giant Bombers, and it was definitely on our minds. We didn't have much time between getting out of work and packing up all of gear, but with the little time we did have, my bandmates and I decided to throw together a short tribute song to Ryan in place of one of our planned songs. It's far from polished being that it was so short notice and I just had to figure out how the theme song went by hearing it in my head, but here it is flaws and all. I miss that duder, and playing this was definitely cathartic. RIP, Mr. Davis.

It should be linked to the proper spot, but if not, the tribute starts at 07:15

Edit: Thank you for all the positive responses we've been getting! We can't tell you how much it means to us.

#2 Edited by StarFoxA (5163 posts) -

Duder... that's awesome. I love this community.

#3 Posted by JOURN3Y (230 posts) -

Excellent tribute, your band sounds great btw. Love your style

#4 Edited by ColdPhone (58 posts) -

Thanks a lot, guys. That means a lot.

#5 Edited by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

Awesome.

#6 Posted by Creamypies (4091 posts) -

Fantastic tribute! Giant Bomb really does have the best community in the world.

#7 Posted by WolfHazard (493 posts) -

Listening to this when I get off work. Really cool of you guys

#8 Posted by Evilsbane (4738 posts) -

Awesome just awesome.

#9 Posted by Aegon (5831 posts) -

A cleaner recording of that rocked out bombcast theme would be cool.

#10 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6402 posts) -

Gave me chills, man.

#11 Edited by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

Dude, this is fantastic.

#12 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

This is really freaking great.

#13 Posted by Joker369 (878 posts) -

That's so awesome

#14 Posted by Bollard (5841 posts) -

Really smooth, awesome stuff.

#15 Posted by Sanity (1949 posts) -

Wow, thats fucking amazing, the way it builds is great.

#16 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

God damn duder, well done.

#17 Posted by SgtSphynx (1565 posts) -

Outstanding tribute.

#18 Posted by ColdPhone (58 posts) -

Wow, your responses mean so much. I'm very thankful for this community and I'm glad that you folks like the tribute.

#19 Edited by AnotherSomebody (161 posts) -

Gave me chills. A perfect tribute. Thank you for this.

#20 Posted by Pop (2651 posts) -

Duders that was fucking outstanding, I got the shivers when it started.

#21 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

That was pretty awesome dude, great job

#22 Posted by Itwongo (1245 posts) -

Fantastic. Absolutely spectacular.

#23 Posted by Osaladin (2543 posts) -

That was really great, good job guys.

#24 Posted by cutyoface (553 posts) -

Really nice job, Duders.

#25 Edited by froesti (100 posts) -

Awesome!

#26 Edited by Adaurin (187 posts) -

Fan-freaking-tastic. Well done.

#27 Posted by Jimbo (9988 posts) -

That was fucking awesome. Tab plz? Thx! X

#28 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2404 posts) -

That was super badass! If I had heard that live I'd be sobbing right now. Super awesome of you guys for doing that

#29 Posted by mlarrabee (3060 posts) -

This is terrific!

#30 Edited by ColdPhone (58 posts) -

@jimbo: Thanks! What do you mean by tab?

Thanks to everyone else, as well!

#31 Posted by Jimbo (9988 posts) -

@jimbo: Thanks! What do you mean by tab?

Thanks to everyone else, as well!

Guitar tab, just on the off-chance you had one. Never mind, just realised you said you figured the tune out in your head (!) Good job, duder

#32 Posted by SnowyPliskin (101 posts) -

@jimbo: Thanks! What do you mean by tab?

Thanks to everyone else, as well!

Jimbo means the notes of the guitar part written down.

#33 Edited by ColdPhone (58 posts) -

Aha, gotcha (my dumb brain immediately went to tabbed browsing). The solo-y stuff was all improv, but I could make up a tab for the main podcast riff part.

#34 Posted by thatdutchguy (1283 posts) -

Wonderfull, Ryan would think this is awesome ! ;)

#35 Posted by SnowyPliskin (101 posts) -
#36 Edited by MetalGearSunny (7003 posts) -

Dude, that's fucking awesome. Great job.

#37 Edited by RandomAtom (88 posts) -

That is pretty awesome, great work guys!

#38 Posted by Jimbo (9988 posts) -

Aha, gotcha (my dumb brain immediately went to tabbed browsing). The solo-y stuff was all improv, but I could make up a tab for the main podcast riff part.

That'd be ace if you find time, but don't sweat it :)

#39 Posted by leinad44 (537 posts) -

Wow that was a great tribute! Gave me goosebumps.

#40 Edited by ColdPhone (58 posts) -

@jimbo: This is a simplified version I threw together. We keep our instruments tuned half a step down, so if you're playing it in standard and want to keep it in the same key for whatever reason, just transcribe it half a step up.

I don't have my guitar around right now, but that should be right. Thanks again, folks!

#41 Posted by Abendlaender (2888 posts) -

This is amazing even if you ignore how little time you possibly had to do this

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#42 Posted by Wolf (12 posts) -

Great job. Just perfect.

#43 Posted by LoginRejected (47 posts) -

Exceptional, very nice to listen to.

#44 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1217 posts) -

That was great. Made me tear up.

#45 Posted by Hassun (1831 posts) -

Very nice tribute, kudos.

#46 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2107 posts) -

Fuckin siiiiiick dude. I wish I could play guitar like a baller.

#47 Posted by Grixxel (771 posts) -

Papa Bear Davis would be proud. Good job!

#48 Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition (735 posts) -

Awesome. Just awesome.

I'm so moved by this I'm going to point my amp towards my window, turn the volume up as high as it goes, and shred along to this. Fuck the neighbors.

#49 Posted by ColdPhone (58 posts) -

All of you are so awesome. Thank you again, so much.

#50 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

Yeah that was great. You guys should polish that up and send it over to Jeff.