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This is our first collaboration we are posting as The Skank Brothers That's Jim from Scotland - The Infinites and Bob from Five Extra Arms.

Jim says - Thank God for Macs, Macjams, but not Big Macs...

How else could we do this? Telepathy? Carrier pigeon? Smoke signals?

None of the above - it was a shared love of all things lovely.

We like our tunes. Hope you do!
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WHEN I SAW YOU THERE
AND I HEARD YOU SPEAK
AND I SAW YOUR HAIR
THEN I THOUGHT WE SHOULD MEET

SO I MOVED TO YOU
AND I SAID SOME THINGS
AND YOU SHOWED YOUR SMILE
AND I FELT SOMETHING

UNDER THE STARRY SKY
AWAY FROM EVERYONE
WE TALKED A LITTLE WHILE
WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR THE SUN
UNDER THE STARRY SKY
AWAY FROM EVERYONE
WE KISSED A LITTLE WHILE
WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR THE SON

YOUR CRIMSON LIPS SO FULL
I WATCH THEM KISS THE GLASS
DRAINING MY VERY SOUL
AND FORGETTING MY DARK PAST

UNDER THE STARRY SKY
AWAY FROM EVERYONE
WE TALKED A LITTLE WHILE
WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR THE SUN
SITTING SO CLOSE TO ME
AS IF WE SHARED A CHAIR
DIDN'T OCCUR TO ME
IF ANYONE WAS EVEN THERE

WHEN I SAW YOU THERE
AND I HEARD YOU SPEAK
AND I SAW YOUR HAIR
THEN I THOUGHT WE SHOULD MEET

SO I MOVED TO YOU
AND I SAID SOME THINGS
AND YOU SHOWED YOUR SMILE
AND I FELT SOMETHING

UNDER THE STARRY SKY
AWAY FROM EVERYONE
WE TALKED A LITTLE WHILE
WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR THE SUN
UNDER THE STARRY SKY
AWAY FROM EVERYONE
WE KISSED A LITTLE WHILE
WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR THE SON
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Hits: 3812
Comments: 37
Fans: 11
Plays: 245
Downloads: 150

Uploaded: Apr 21, 2007 - 11:46:35 AM
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2010 - 01:45:57 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 08:01:48 PM
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Hardware:
Oxgen 8, Shure Mic, Inflatable Banjo, Maracas, Kilt
Software:
Garage Band 3
Comments
said 3893 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
:)
This is Amazing mang! its just grooves and gets groovier like on a
surreal highway, colors, cartoon characters, your vocals come from the burning sun, thanks for the journey!
five_extra_arms said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Grooves Get Groovier
Hey Tom,

Glad we could give you a lift. Imagine my reaction when Jim emailed me the music to this song and asked if I wanted to work on it with him? How could I resist? Jim is a true rockstar in my book.

I'm really happy with the the way our first song turned out. We learned tons of info from the forums and our fellow MJers as to the way to do this once foreign idea of an online collaboration. It couldn't have and wouldn't have happened any other way. Thanks Mac Jams!

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The Infinites said 3893 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Well, here we are...
Bob & I have been throwing sounds at each other for a couple of months and it's time we thought you heard the fruits of our labor.

Bob's vox is the ideal mix of gutsy-ness (made up word?!) accent and force. Couldn't be happier that he sang it (falsetto is me sitting on a cactus...)

More to come...

Jim
Check out my latest song called Divorce
five_extra_arms said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Falsetto
I was wondering how you hit that note! Cactus, eh?

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perceptualvortex said 3893 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Cool
Interesting mix, nice writing and production. I only wish the guitar was louder. I enjoyed the vocals and the rolling groove.
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five_extra_arms said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Louder Guitars
Hey Perceptualvortex,

was your mother always telling you to turn down the stereo when you were a kid? Thanks for the comments. Jim gave this song that really rolling groove and did all the mixing and production. I just watched in amazement.

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mccannmp1 said 3893 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
dig it
they might be giant esque

w/ a touch of midnight oil voice

really like it....

really can't stop humming it

mike
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five_extra_arms said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Giants
When I stand on Jim's shoulders and wave my extra arms....

Thanks for the compliments Mike. Glad to know you are humming our song. Makes me very happy.

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echoroom said 3893 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
infinite wonderfullness
I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of this , and I love it. the guitar reminds me fondly of the Bunnymen, and the vocal has touches of 'Walking on the Sun'. Bob - this is my fav of all the vocals you've done, really catchy and confident.

great guitar work all round ... this is a perfect summertrack - great structure as well. Drums sound a little muted - could maybe be notched up a little but hey, that's just a quibble ... this sounds like it's gonna be a great summer - really nice stuff guys.

Steve
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five_extra_arms said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Bunnymen
Hey Steve,

the guitar also reminds me of the Bunnymen. Had an interesting sound when combined with the banjos. The bassline sounds so close to Gary Numan's 'Are Friends Electric' that I was worried I'd start to sing it by accident. The meaty bassline in the choras break is one of my most favorite parts - that and the part where the Edge came over to Jim's Studio and laid down a single note lead....

Thanks for all your help you gave me on my parts of this song. I could almost add your name to the credits!

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five extra arms does not help you sing any better.
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cjdaley said 3893 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
surprisingly Different
from your other stuff. Reminds me of something I can't quite pin down. There's a nice groove to the guitar and the two voices blend very well.
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five_extra_arms said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Different Groove
Thanks for the comments CJ. Since the music Jim created was so different from what I'm used to, I thought I'd try a different vocal approach to this song and the next ones you might hear sooner than you think. I sang a couple of harmonizing tracks in an attempt to thicken my voice a bit, rather than through effects. Jim mixed it so I'm not sure if he followed my mixing tradition which has always been - one vocal in the middle, one vocal to the left, one vocal to the right. Clever, I know. Innovative, indeed. Daring.... I could go on, but I won't.

Thanks man.

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five extra arms does not help you sing any better.
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said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Yeah yeah
Cool vibe groovin and boopin. Reminds me alittle bit OF smash mouth. Realy great. Catchy catchy coolness.
five_extra_arms said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Catchy Catchy Coolness
From the coolest of coolness, we appreciate the comment. I'm still all over the room when I hear this groove.

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Alannah said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Catchy little tune ....
... I like the lyrics .... is that two different voices? wow they work well together .. I thought it was one voice ... multiple tracks ... see when a collab is meant to be ... works well.
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five_extra_arms said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Voices
Alannah,

Thanks for the comments. Jim will have to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's 2 or 3 tracks of my vocals and several spots throughout where Jim yelped and hollered for effect! However he did it, he mixed it all down to tightly (In my humble opinion) and made it sound like a thicker, richer voice than I was born with.

The lyrics were kinda floating in my head until I heard his musical ideas for this song and then the lyrics just seemed to fall right into place.

I think Jim and I do work well together, thanks for the vote of confidence.

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The Infinites said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Yeah, Bob - me too!
Great feedback on our first (of many)!

Nice feeling to hear from these luminaries!

Jim
Check out my latest song called Divorce
Pirate Man said 3892 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Nice
Expetional Production. All the tracks were very well blended together. It seems like this would be an excellent live song, you should try to get that great of an effect live!
five_extra_arms said 3891 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Live Show
There might be a live performance in NYC this weekend if Jim's banjo doesn't get held up in customs.

Thanks pirate!

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five extra arms does not help you sing any better.
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lavalamp said 3892 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Lava likes
like what you did on the vocals. And also love the guitar(sound)...real? outstanding lyrics. One request more bass.
LL
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five_extra_arms said 3891 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
More Bass
Hey Lava - you have some really great songs that I just spent the morning listening to. Thanks for commenting here, otherwise I might've missed you.

The bassline on this song is so dark and dirty that you might think it's a guitar, but I personally think there's never too much bass.

Thanks for dropping in.

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five extra arms does not help you sing any better.
Check out my latest song called Draw
lavalamp said 3622 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
There's enough bass
Listening at home, rather than work, I have realized that the bass was fine.
Sorry.
Dave
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dreadmon said 3891 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Rock this mutha!
Cool, guys! This reminds me of early Midnight Oil - stark, dusty, perpetual motion rock. Love the lyrics, they're highly evocative and split off nicely into various interpretations. Would love to hear the bass, guitar and drums come up to meet the level of the vocals and really put the punch in this track. It's very catchy, good danceable rock, too. Great job!
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The Infinites said 3891 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Again - thanks for the feedback
Any level issues are all fixable. Bob and I are looking to do a live session somewhere arond the MPD in NYC this weekend or next....bring your ears and beer money in case we all bump into each other.

But only if my banjo doesn't get confiscated!!! Ha ha... ! ! !

Bob - you're a riot!

Jim


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five_extra_arms said 3890 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
Punch
Thanks for the advise Bing.

I'm glad you took the time to help us out with this. I think it's a good danceable tune as well. I can hear the Midnight Oil now that you've mentioned it.

'Preciate your thoughts on our song!


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guitapick said 3891 days ago (April 24th, 2007)
This has...
...an underlying power to it that just keeps growing through the tune. I like the way the guitar builds, very gradually, to the end when it becomes stronger and more apparent. Nice, subtle touch.
The lyrics are great. "Waiting for the son"...
Real fine tune, man...my first of yours...
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five_extra_arms said 3890 days ago (April 24th, 2007)
Waiting for the son
Hey guitapick,

thanks for the useful feedback. Jim is the sound machine on this fine tune of ours. He built this thing so beautifully that I was almost (but not really) scared to mess with it. We had a blast shoving the band files back and forth. His first version was a lot faster, like, 180 bpm. Then I slowed it down to about 120 bpm just so I could attempt to sing it and BREATH! He took it back up to about 140 bpm and on and on and on.

He won the battle, and what you hear is the result of his final artistic decisions. When it came back to me for the last time, my reaction was an echoing "YES!" that probably frightened the dogs.

I'm glad you took the time to listen.

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five extra arms does not help you sing any better.
Check out my latest song called Draw
said 3888 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
!!!!!
Just plain good music. Love the way its sung. With that twanging guitar in the background! Superb!
five_extra_arms said 3870 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Twang
Thanks ego. I love what Jim did with the guitars as well. It is really well orchestrated with that meaty bassline. Made it a breeze to sing over.



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DWL said 3870 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
B52s fly again
Lovely retro yet contemporary feel to this. Great work on the vocals and that guitar is stand out. A touch light on the drums and bass maybe but it might be the speakers I'm listening on.

Good collab guys.

Cheers

Dick
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five_extra_arms said 3870 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
B52ish
If you think this one sounds like the B52's, wait til you hear our next collab - Black House Dakota. I think Jim's has a few final touches on the mix (he's got the mixing touch) and then we plan on posting it.

This song really is pretty cool. Thanks!

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DWL said 3869 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
I'll look forward to it!
Cheers

Dick
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TheSkankBrothers said 3863 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Can I ask
Why are all your songs "explicit"?

Willie
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five_extra_arms said 3863 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
AND I FELT SOMETHING
Couldn't that be considered explicit?

I am so edgy, I just like to think everything I do is explicit. But hey, why am I explaining this to you?

LOL!

I love the Skank Brothers! They ROCK OUT in their Pink Dresses!

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she'll love five extra arms.
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Peter Bauckham said 3799 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Your songs
are always refreshingly interesting! Love the mixing on this - great guitar sounds and brilliant vocals. Perhaps it's all a little bit murky sounding - maybe it could be punched up a bit through mastering... Anyway - it's fabulous as it is. All the best, Peter.
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five_extra_arms said 3799 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Infinite Extra Arms
When Jim and I take the time to collaborate, we usually end up with a pretty good song. I've been out of touch this last couple of months, so, I miss working on songs with him.

I'm trying to fix that. It's hard when you only have five extra arms. Six would be so much more balanced, wouldn't you agree?

Thanks always for your input.

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TheSkankBrothers said 3776 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
And now we got the one & only
Big Duggie Skank on the bagpipes!

Party on dude!

Willie.
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