bill- not sure yours sounds any better or not. i might have even liked the old distorted drums better--not sure...
That's easy to fix, I trust your ears more than mine so I'll do that ...I'm definitely sure that the changes I made to the patterns were an improvement though!
About the redo's, not everybody has to fix something about their beat, but the least everyone must do is to post them up for download, so that someone can gather them all..
Everybody should make their MP3 at the same quality as well, how about say 192kbps?
Maybe that someone who gathers them could normalize them as well..
As for the cover, I still say Jayred's is awesome. "Sampling" a cover was a great idea