I’ve told you now that I am currently in a little acoustic project with a buddy from work. When we got together for the second time, I started playing Hole Hearted by the the 90’s band called Extreme. It went so well that we both started singing it perfectly!
I have played this song many times before with numerous bands in the past and got great response from this song. The first was with a guy named Guytano. I’ve got an old cassette version of us somewhere and it was awesome!
So fast forward to today and it seems like we’ve gonna resurrect it once again.
Going through youtube, searching for unique versions of songs, is a favorite past time on mine. Looking at different chord phrasings of songs fascinates me. My way of playing, at the risk of sounding like an old broken record, is to challenge a listener to hear different ways in which a song can be performed.
Today I found an acoustic version of this song by Extreme. It has sounds like the original, but with a little subtle twist to it.
This version of the band has original members Gary Cherone (Lead Vocals), Nuno Bettencourt (a Canadian Guitarist) with guests Steve Hackett and on slide guitar John Paul Jones(ex-bass player from Led Zeppelin). To tell you the truth, I didn’t even notice him until the end of the song. Speaking of Led Zeppelin, we’ll doing Ramble On as well!
So here is the version that I will attempt to add little parts from, to their original rendition of the song. What do you think about it?
Keep on Jammin’