Mika Tyyskä: Moonwaxer - Michael Jackson meets shred guitar - Mr. Fastfinger tribute



Here's Mika Tyyskä covering Mr. Fastfinger's song Moonwaxer :) The tune was inspired by Michael Jackson and Karate Kid. It started from the thought: what if Michael Jackson had been making instrumental guitar music, what would that been like?

in this song we got the amazing Jan-Olof Strandberg guesting on Bass and Thomas Törnroos - Drums. The groove is with these guys!

This playthrough video was shot about a year ago in 2015. It's been performed live quite a few times after this and things has started to develop. Little rought on the edges etc. but it's quite fun to watch this version now. This version is pretty closely the same as on the Spirit Rising -album. The outro solo is partly improvised while there are also some part from the original recorded version included.

About the song:
Such a cool groove with this song. All started when I was playing with a drum/beats plug-in on Cubase that I didn't know to use. I got some cool loops going which i exported and those soon inspired me to write the main riffs. Some pleasing melodies here too. No acoustic guitar on the second verse this time. Listen to the CD or go to Spotify to hear that version. Hope you get some good kicks of this song. Enjoy! Wax on!

Gear:
Ruokangas Guitar, The green one. Hughes & Ketttner Grandmeister 36, + H&K Tubemeister 1x12 cabinet, which was miced with Shure 57 and Octava microphones. Some eq and tweaks in Cubase. I probably used Mad Professor Forest Green Compressor or Simble overdrive as boosters...

Moonwaxer - Michael Jackson meets shred guitar - Mr. Fastfinger tribute cover by Mika Tyyskä