on April 24, 2018 | Last updated April 24, 2018
The HolliesLong Dark Road
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Authored) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (3)
This is one of my personal favorites from the Hollies which shows them maturing as performers and songwriters. This song was written by Tony Hicks of the Hollies, and taken from the same album as Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (also written one of the Hollies.)
Guitar: An acoustic guitar is played throughout the song, so expect a lot of chord changes and 3 note chords. But the notes never come faster than 1/8 notes so it's not too hard.
Bass: One of their more difficult Bass charts, but they never get too difficult, Just have to pay attention to the HOPOs.
Drums: On the easy side, but as usual with Hollies songs, they get more interesting as the song progresses.
Vocals: Although not too as difficult for a solo singer, add in the harmonies and it becomes quite a challenge.
The end of the song has Allan Clarke getting intense. I doubt many people normally sing along to his part at the end, but it was charted so as to be accurate.
Keys: A Wurlitzer sounding keys part is charted. The pro keys part is fairly simple and was charted by ear, so please forgive if it is not as fleshed out as it perhaps it should be.
Harmonica: Too bad we didn't have a Harmonica instrument in Rock Band. This song features some nice work there. Since there were other keys to play during many of the harmonica parts, I didn't chart the harmonica.