Sometimes I get ideas while watching TV. Some ideas are great, others are dumb. I’m not sure where this one falls, but I guess that’s for you to decide. But anyway, I was watching That Big Football Thing when Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy” was used as bumper music to cut to commercial. After I mentioned it on Twitter, I got an idea: How would that main riff sound when played backwards? So, now I present the first in a series I’ll call Backwards Rock.
A word on the process: I mapped out the original riff (on graph paper, no less) then wrote it in reverse – i.e. beat four in measure four is now beat one in measure one. The bass and drums were not mapped out, but I played them with the original track in mind. Please enjoy, let me know what you think, and I have a few more of these that I’ll be posting soon. See you next time!