I'm not gonna lie here, I think I heard a bong rip at the beginning, and if I did, it was kinda tasteless and definitely tainted my whole view of what was going on. I guess that's always something to keep in mind? But I could be wrong about what I heard...
It's a non mixed cut almost right out of the studio, so level adjustments do need to be made I completely agree there. Yes it is a bong noise, it's a song about marijuana so that's kind of a given. As far as tempo goes I like it as is, it's nice and laid back and that's definately more my comfort zone, that and almost every other song we have is a faster tempo. I appreciate the constructive criticism so far.
Makes sense. Probably would have kept my mouth shut had I known it wasn't mixed at all and raw. I bet when you get things at the levels that make more sense, it will sound more full and less like it needs a bit more speed for energy.
Hey I learned what a 'bong rip' is. lol
Taste wise - I too thought the tempo could have come up. Really nice sounding snare, but your bass drum sounds clicky, and all attack, to my ears. The middle solo was right on but the bassists part following along was way too busy.