Fell in love with "Into The Fire" from The High End of Low when I first heard it. Did my own piano version. This is for Manson.
Little known Manzin fact #37: I took piano lessons for about 14 years and can play by ear. Back in high school when I wasn't feeling so good about things and my life in general, I'd pick out Manson songs on the piano to amuse and entertain myself and to work through some of my problems. ACSS wasn't the best album to transpose for piano but I did what songs I could.
I hadn't done it in a long time until "Into The Fire" made me remember, and I thought it would be fun to see what I could do with it (and of course make a little video to go with). So this is how it turned out. I started working on the music back in 2009 but the project fell by the wayside for various reasons. Found the notes again a couple months ago and thought it was the right time to finish the project. The most difficult part (other than the guitar solo) was figuring out the best way to combine bass, piano, guitar and vocals on a single line without losing much of the original parts or the feeling behind them. I originally entertained the idea of recording the guitar, bass, vocal and piano parts on four tracks and then combining them in post but it proved much more difficult than originally anticipated and I had to scrap the plan. Also my piano is seriously out of tune so I had to get software to adjust the pitch in post and it took two days of taping to make it all the way through without making mistakes or sounding emotionally bereft. This was a serious labor of love.