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It's A Rotten Job

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DWL

 Genre: Pop Orchestral
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A song from AmokOpera about the joys of work.

The beginning is supposed to munchkins, those hard working decent folk from the Wizard of Oz.

The intial orchestral phrase makes reference to the era of British light orchestral pieces heard on the BBC in the 1950s (specifically Worker's Playtime where factory workers were played music in an attempt to improve production)

It's gets a little weird at the end as I started to make more references to my own working life and returns to a psychedelic Wizard of Oz meets George Martin.

Lyrics and melody by Graeme Hobbs. Orchestration and performance by me with Charles Evans and Tim de Ferrars on Hammond.
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Hits: 2934
Comments: 16
Fans: 9
Plays: 106
Downloads: 138
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Feb 13, 2007 - 05:11:42 AM
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2007 - 05:11:42 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 12:05:26 PM
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Hardware:
Strat, bass, Boss GT8 effects. Yamaha keyboard, Tascam US122, Samson C01 condenser mike
Software:
GB3
Comments
Doctor Doright said 3841 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Quality
This track is quality mate! I'm off in a sec to have a listen to your other stuff. I'll come see this when you put it on. Nice one!
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DWL said 3841 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Thanks Doc
I really appreciate the crit. I'm enjoying doing these songs and although I know there's a lot of mixing issues need addressing it's nice to know that people are still enjoying them :)

I'll be checking out your stuff later ;)

Cheers

Dick
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peacepiano said 3841 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Cool Addition
This a excellent. Parts of it sound like your are getting help from the Kinks :)

The ending is weird, but it works. Thanks for sharing.
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DWL said 3840 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Thanks Bill
it's getting there bit by bit :-)


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said 3840 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Let's go to the pub..screw work
Love it! Someone has to do it or it wouldn't get done. I'm glad you're doing it.
DWL said 3838 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Mines a pint
Thanks Mr Dee. I applaud your sentiments entirely :-)

Cheers

Dick
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rtcooper said 3840 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
AGREED
Hear, Hear.



Fine Jam

Good Guitars and Vocals

Great Attitude going On, Here.



VBR,

-rtc
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DWL said 3838 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
I could get drunk if this carries on
More space at the bar please.

I appreciate the comments :-)

Thanks

Dick


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Parichayaka said 3838 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Solid!
I always appreciate music with a sense of humor - when it's done well, that is. I'm willing to overhear any "bad" language (not that there really is anything explicit here) and enjoy not only the vocals but also the excellent musical performance in this piece! Your "pop orchestral" genre made me curious, and while this song would do well in quite a few other genres, I like the variety and fresh creative energy. Sounds like you guys have a great time playing! Timing is pretty tight, and each instrument does the best with its own part in the song, blending perfectly. Excellent drums&percussion by the way. The structure of the song is exactly right to my taste. I'll take for granted that there will always be minor (very minor!) mixing issues until a band is signed and somebody spends days on the right balance, but what counts for me is the originality and energy of a song. And you guys got plenty of that. Thanks for sharing this!
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echoroom said 3829 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
Rock on Opera
Dick - another great track, and I can't wait to see how this whole Opera/cycle pans out. You have a real vision here - sounds like a symphony for the 'common man'. This is the sort of stuff/ social comment Damon Albarn thinks he can write.

As always, a joy to hear a new track from you.

Steve
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ktb said 3823 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
great stuff
I loved the production you infused into this. The stops, breaks and turnarounds all colaborate to make it more than the sum of its parts.
Cool organ, really starts to take off, and then the guitar..simply enjoyable
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Moviz said 3743 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
What a great track
Really great lyrics, vocals and arrangement I laughed my socks off. If this opera doesn't make it there's no justice. I'm off to listen to the other songs now, M
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stevel said 3225 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
Genius!
What an array of sounds...you are a sonic magician! Love the lyrics too!
Steve
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daibhre said 2932 days ago (August 10th, 2009)
Creativity
It's terrific (I'm jealous). Thanks!
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Demeter7 said 2378 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
I'm amazed that
you and a couple others were able tomake something that sounded as professional as "Tommy". Thanks.
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davajonah said 1758 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Shades of Tommy
These AmokOpera songs are fabulous. I'm so glad I stopped by. ;)
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