The Home Made Hit Show show

The Home Made Hit Show

Summary: The Home Made Hit Show is your one stop shop for all the best home made music on the net. Featuring music made by home based artists using home based equipment.

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 HMHS 216 - Not Famous Dave the Gear Head | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dave returns !!!! Discussion of plugins and tools: Songs from The Actor - Les Cotton and Pete Rand MusicWon't Ever Run - David Cooper MusicHome - Dave Criddle MusicHome - Grandma Melonhead  MusicI Got the Sun Shining Down on Me - Dave King  Music Some Links Home Recording WeeklySampletron - Mellotron SamplerElektrostuio Free Arp SynthFree Arppe2600va Arp SynthSeymour Duncan Phat Cat replacement PickupRondo Isis Guitar Please note that all the songs played so far were sent prior to the recent request. If you've sent something in then please be patient.

 HMHS 215 - The Return of the HMHS aka Home Recording Blankets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Click on the title above to play the show, right click to download. We're back.  Tony was bullied into it by Zoetrope.  Dave will return next week. Lots of chit/chat,, feel free to FF, and some great home recorded songs. Dave King - Whatcha Gonna Do  davekingmusic.comThe Cracks - Be My Friend Tonight  SoundclickBluster - Let it Go www.blusterband.comAndrew Richardson - Uhura The forum to discuss the show can be found here Home Made Hit Show Forum email your songs to

 HMHS 214 - The Lonely Podcaster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

I'm all alone this week so it's time for an old-school songwriting and home recording show.    There is a very little discussion this week, just music You Are - David Cooper (and Ralph)Samba - Stranger Than Fiction- Randall Hill and Lee Faith Axis of Awesome - Four ChordsWithout You - Daren SirboughWait - James McDaniel - ExtrapedestrianYou can download the Extrapedestrian album here The Axis of Awesome video

 HMHS 213 - Subject Deficit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Balance the budget by listening to this excellent songwriting and home recording podcast with your power broking hosts Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle. This weeks discussions and "stuff" Making home music videosWe need inspirationGetting the Pro SoundTape SaturationDoes listening to commercial songs help or hinder ?Songs:Andrew Spicer - Artificial LoveGrandma Melonhead - MaisySteven "Kern" Ramsdell - Kicking It Forever  for a copy of Andrew's album.  and here's the video

 HMHS 212 - 0 - 60 in 35 Minutes - RPM Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle narcissistically play their own songs.  7 tunes out of last months 20 created for the RPM Challenge Even more confusingly this is one without them being in the same "studio" since they can no longer bare to be in each others presence.  Give it a list and you'll understand. To find more. The songs: Dave - RichTony - Dressed In BlackDave - PunkTony - I'm AfraidDave - Let's GoTony - Never Let Me GoDave - NuWave

 HMHS 211 - Lyrically Speaking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dave & Tony return to discuss many interesting home songwriting and recording subjects. This weeks topics include "Borrow" a chord progression from an existing songRecording with a click track drum then replacing with hand percussionPlaying drums is really hard or Desktops for recordingRon SexsmithWalk The Moon do pro recordings sound betterRychie Floyd's songwriting philosophy.Chordbot of Lyrics discussionThis weeks songsIan Holtaway - Colour WhiteMike Anderson - I'm Still Taller Than YouRychie Floyd - Everybody Wants To Drink Your WaterAndrew Richardson - Mary Cries (words by Alan Gentle)Edward Wainwright - If You Don't Want Me There are a bunch of videos below related to the show this week Walk The Moon Ron Sexsmith - See It To Believe It Justin Currie - No So Sentimental Now Justin Currie - I Guess I Didn't Love You makes Chris Difford from Squeeze Cry A search for the BBC Songwriters Circle stuff on youtube. Fran Healy Buttercups (not Daffodils as I said on the show)

 HMHS 210 - Stop Your Engines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

More mysterious and deep discussion of songwriting and home recording from your master - Dave Criddle - and slave - Tony Butterworth. This weeks discussions A charity CD ??Home Made Soundbooth (from John Poulton)Covering your own songs in a different styleRevisiting TunesMore structure helps DaveHaving a strong theme helps DaveThis weeks tunes.Back To The Beginning - Ronnie MarlerPeoria - Frank CanonicaWindwalkers - Richie FloydWave - The Experiments

 HMHS 209 - A Pile of Steaming Home Made Hits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Back for more home made songwriting and recording goodness it's your fantastic hosts Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle. This week we discuss Pro Sounding Home RecordingsOur RPM Challenge ExperiencesDave stole my song :)Dave at ChurchDave Murdered His AmpSimplifying Your EquipmentWhy no Pop Songs in home recordingMario's Site at Zoetrope's new Backstage area of the forums for songs in progress, ideas, lyrics and anything else that's musical but not a full song The video for Bruno Mars doing a Nirvana/Michael Jackson mashup is at the end. Songs this weekMake Me Crawl - Mario Gozum aka PillThe New Risk of the Foot Soldier - The LionsRelative - Yesterday's AddictionRelatives song info is here:Lyrically, the song is about love- well, more to the point, breaking up.  A relationship has to be collaboration between two willing people, and some women don’t seem to be capable of seeing how good they really have it- “you find sorrow in your treasure”.  But, in the end you realize that you are better off moving on- “In the dark, I find the sun”.  It was inspired by a close friend of mine who was going through a divorce, in spite of the fact that he completely built his whole life around his wife.  So, the song was built around those ideas, and written on an acoustic guitar.  After the rough song was “sketched out”, Mike Mitchell, our lead guitarist, recorded some rough guitar takes which were uploaded to the “SendSpace” file sharing site.  Jim Tamburini (his real name, by the way) downloaded the .wav files and imported them into his DAW, and put together the drum tracks.  He sent back separate .wav files of the kick, snare/hi-hat, toms, and cymbals, which Mike and I re-imported, and then set about the task of recording all of the finished guitar and vocal tracks. Bruno Mars

 HMHS 208 - The Return of the Plugin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We're back for more of those hi quality distant vocal recordings from Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle, your self appointed ringmasters of the home songwriting circus. This week discussions include: Dave's Rondo BassRewiring a guitarDave's attempts to record from a netbookDave's Shure Beta 52 micReorganizing your pluginsThis weeks, all important, songsRandall Hill - In BetweenSugarspin (Jim Daly & KV( - There For YouExactly What You Need - Hobey Kuhn

 HMHS 207 - The Return of The Fantastic Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Yes we're back.  Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle here to spin your tunes and harm your ears.  Apologies for my sound quality as I have forgotten how to use my PS-04. This weeks discussions Plans for the showWhat we've been doingStuff we've "aquired"RPM Challenge - SIGN UP NOW AT Music First This weeks songs Brother Luke - Everything To Me Spots - Tegen De Wind (recorded by Jerome Fygee) David Cooper - Sweet Lady Luna There will be an RPM Challenge thread at for you to post and listen to stuff.

 HMHS 206 - A Bunch Of Fools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A slightly different show here.  This is a conversational and music show featuring Les Cotton, Ralph Tonge, Pete Rand and David Claridge.  They discuss writing and recording music.  The songs and links are Les Cotton - Photograph Ralph Tonge - Give Your All This Xmas Pete Rand with David Claridge - So Long Ago David Claridge - The Garden all recorded last December, with some bottles of wine and Skype ;)

 HMHS 205 - Half a Surprise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A spur of the moment one man home songwriting and recording podcast from your host Captain Tony Butterworth. This week I briefly touch on Why there has been no shows and what the future holdsWhy I'm not doing much recordingMore instruments makes us sound amateurishCrap singers using their voices = Mark KnopflerJack White says we need deadlines & limitations to be creativeMemorable lyricsWriting songs with a casio/yamaha keyboard Remember to post your memorable lyrics at This weeks tunes Robert Hall - Ghostly TracesRobert Weber - Every DayThe Tones - Clock Strikes 12The Tones - The StationDavid McConnell - You Knew It Then

 HMHS 204 - Frauds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to one last summer show for David Criddle and Tony Butterworth your fraudulent home songwriting guru's. This weeks discussions include Giving away your best ideasU2's songwriting approachDoctor Horrible and Buffy Musical EpisodesBreaking a slump (write an easy, silly song)Tony has been listening to: The Whigs, Drive By Truckers, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero's, The Submarines and Green Day. Dave has been listening to U2 This weeks songs Sahara - Lochinvar ('ve Given Up - Dave ChickMy Addiction - Marvin KanarekWhich - The Rotary DialMarvin's video.

 HMHS 203 - Dave Likes Frank's Organ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to your source of home recording and songwriting entertainment.  Host by the songwriting fraud's Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle. This weeks discussions include Sing your lyrics when writing themRewriting songsInspiration and playing existing musicTony has been listening to Lissie, Scissor Sisters, Roots and Wolf Parade. Dave has been watching Phoenix live on MTV. for Sean's downloadable CD 10 Hallmarks of Amateur Recordings This weeks tunes Frank Canonica - Water For TearsThe Continentals - Working Man's BluesLaurier Tiernan - RansackedSean Fellowes - World Peace

 HMHS 202 - Snazzy Jazzy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

 Tony Butterworth and Dave "Jazzmaster" Criddle return for more home songwriting and recording goodness.  We need your songs so get them sent in to This weeks topics include Using strings in home recordingsRepeating versesUsing harmonies that are lowerJustin Currie reverses cliche'sThe Knack on Rock And Roll Geek Show and Netflix has been listening to Gaslight Anthem, Hanson, Codeine Velvet ClubDave has been listening to Punch Brothers, Nada Surf and Teenage Fan ClubSongs Losers Street - The Legendary Ten SecondsMake a Birthday Wish - Those Dreaded GnatsI'm Still Taller Than You - Mike AndersonDan Brown in Town - The Pocket Gods


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