The song ‘The Blood of a Tax-Paying Man’ has been a staple of my live shows for a few months now. I wrote it after I heard that our government was about to pass a law that would in theory make burglary tools tax deductible for thieves!

I recently bought a beautiful new microphone called the Cardinal, a collaboration between Blue and ElectroVoice. The EV circuitry is based on the microphone that Elvis Presley used and it has a nice, warm sound.

Frank de Boer singing into a Blue Cardinal microphone

Blue Cardinal Microphone

I don’t want to bore you with talk about microphones, however. The fact that I now have two very good microphones enables me to record high quality vocals and guitar parts simultaneously so I can capture a live feeling from the comfort of my home studio.

I figured Taxpaying man was as good a song as any to try out this new setup. Let me know what you think!

Update: The song is on theย New Record!

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6 thoughts on “The Blood of a Tax-Paying Man

  1. Peter Peerdeman 6 years ago

    Graag geluisterd. Opname kwaliteit van die microfoon is picobello! Heb je dezelfde mic ook voor de gitaar gebruikt of alleen voor de vocals?

    1. Frank 6 years ago

      Thanks Peter! De gitaar is met een AKG PP 200 gedaan. De mandoline later ook. Tin Whistle weer met de Cardinal ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Anna 6 years ago

    That’s great! I like the tension at the end, it really made me feel like something scary was approaching ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Pete 6 years ago

    Call me crazy but I hear more than vocals and guitar dude

    1. Frank 6 years ago

      That’s right, I did the vocals and guitar in one take, then overdubbed mandolin, tin whistle, and some more vocals here and there.

  4. Ellie 6 years ago

    Gave song!

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