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Freezer Brain


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FEEL

 Genre: Progressive Rock

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Have you ever eaten ice cream too fast, got that headache and then you spilled the words out all wrong. Well that’s me.

I decided to dig my old Peavey Fury (bass) out of the closet several months ago. It’s been about 15 years since I had played it last. I plugged it into my FirePod, booted up Logic Express picked a bass setting and to my surprise I was extremely happy with what I heard. The tone sounded great! I recently acquired a copy of Logic Studio and since I haven’t posted this yet on macjams I decided to remix and upload.

I’m dedicating this song to William Moore who passed away last August. Way back when we use to bounce off of tape, play a few gigs and have a blast!

William was one of the few people who helped build my confidence and launch me forward in my music. He was a very intelligent person who cared about the people who surrounded him. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to spend that time with him.

May you rest in peace my friend.
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Lyrics
Hear the beat
Sound bounces through
The ground and up my feet

Spin around
Hair cuts the air
My soles cut away the street

Tear a lead
Out busts the sound
It knocks me on my knees.

Show the way
Play a tune
And my body will follow

Clap along
Finger stretched string
On a guitar that is hallow
Yeah hollow…

Tear a lead
Out burst the sound
Knocks me on my Knees…

It’s the cry of the music
Rhythms playing
Finger painting
Sound from all around…

By John Luper
Song Stats
Hits: 4613
Comments: 48
Fans: 20
Plays: 84
Downloads: 172

Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008 - 08:22:11 PM
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2008 - 08:31:09 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 02:51:13 AM
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Comments
Feter said 3619 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Freezer Brain
WOW...freezin from the chilli coolin song ..
the bass sutely has it ..a real groove ...but
the production and the mixing just perfecdt my
friend ...who s singin behind ?? man you done
an incredible job here ..KUDOS !!
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
your too kind
thanks for checking out my tune. It's very encouraging that you like it.
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ktb said 3619 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
yes
as in the group. that bass has such a nice round punchy sound. aka rickenbacher sp?. The synth work was ala wakeman. fine tribute. its great that william nurtured when he did. the vocal was cool and a pleasant surprise. didn't sound like you ??. it went hand in glove with the feel of the tune..nice
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Hey John
Rick has always been one of my favorite bass players among the likes of Marcus and Stan, Rick has always had his fusion style that I grew up listening too. As far as the Keys they kind of fell together by mistake. After taking a good listen they seem to carry a nice melody and it pleased me that it worked out that way. Any reference to my favorite rock/progressive band is very encouraging. It's always a pleasure to hear your comments.



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said 3619 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Enjoying this!
fantastic lyrics, silky keys and sharp guitars, reminding me of Phish and Yes at the same time...You hit the mark with this one!
FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks Tom
I'm glad you liked it. Everything seem to fall in place on this one. Running it through Logic Studio helped this to stand out a bit more. Always a pleasure to hear from you.
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Jim Bouchard said 3619 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
cool
great bass sound! Gee! makes me think I should get my bass out into LE8. This song reminded me a little of Phish, and is very cool. I like the impressionism of the lyrics.
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Jim
Don't hesitate any longer...Do yourself a favor and stop procrastinating. Finally I pulled that old bass out of the closet, she actually felt pretty good in my hands. Even with those old strings she didn't sound so bad. As far as the the vocals I panned the main vox with the backup vocals, I used a Pitch Correction plug in on the backup vox to give it that Cher effect and lowered the level to where you could just hear it. I used the Space Designer in Logic Studio to create the space for the two. Thanks for dropping by, it's always a pleasure to hear your input.
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Vic Holman said 3619 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
freezer burn....
you know how you touch something so cold it burns? this is hot.

Somewhat a bit of Yes, true. But, something more. everything sounds great some vintage synth, great bass sound and cool guitar work. The effected voice was very slick, kinda sounds like it's going through a autofilter. i think.

excellent work and a really nice tribute.
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Vic
Yeah... the vocals have some heavy tweaking. I tried to blend them in with the synth. This was a fun one to do. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the encouragement as always.
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perceptualvortex said 3619 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Rilly cool, cold, freezing
This is really great, from the moseying strut of a groove and the guitar to the vocals and synthy touches. This is awesome, John.
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Yeah
The synth kind of fell into place. I believe it really added to the melody. Thanks for your comments and encouragement.
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dajama said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
This is outstanding
Such great playing. The vibe is very groovy, with a slick rhythmic feel. The singing is great - I think someone else mentioned Jo Anderson, and I'd second that. The sound of the bass is just incredible - so fat and tasty! This is a great track. Loved the mix and production, too - great sound. (One tiny thing is that the hi-hat on the left seemed a little prominent in my phones - possibly just my ears...) This is excellent. Great way to start the day, and a fitting tribute to your buddy. Nice one. Peace.
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Your right
that high hat was bothering me a bit as well, I should have fixed it. It's a real pleasure having you drop by and thanks for your comments and encouragement.
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paddler said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
elastic
wow this track is like its made of rubber and I love the crescendo effect on the guitar solo sound - I dont know what its officially called but it makes me think of stev howe anyway.Beautiful chords - lovely keyboards.At the end I'd have liked to hear the hihat switch to ride but thats me and my brain switched onto journey mode.

Great journey - sparkly chords - proffesional sound.

makes me feel about 16 aqgain - lovely psychedelic vibe
RG
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
You know
switching to a ride is a great idea. If your taking a journey you might as well have a nice ride. I'm glad you enjoyed this, I feel that I managed to achieve my goal with this one and there's always room for improvement. Thanks for your input.
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Moviz said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Somehow
for all this is so new, it takes me back sound-wise with the treatment (excellent treatment) you've given it. I love the bass of course and the overlapping synth sounds. The vocal fits very well in this and is a great tribute to your friend's faith in you; I'm sure he's pleased, regards M
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks for dropping by
I'm glad you enjoyed this. It would have been nice if William could have heard this. I hope your right and maybe somewhere he is listening.
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said 3619 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Very cool tune...
You got that texas-feel on those guitars. Great vocals, too!

Jack
FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thank you Jack
Nice to have you hear
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guitapick said 3618 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Sounds great...
...fine tune, John...great tribute.
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thank you so much
for taking a listen, Bob.
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johnny d said 3618 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
what a great find.
well done
the Dead
comes to mind
add another drummer and bring Jerry back for a solo
great tune
its that guitar riff
and the vocal
something real Greatful about this
nice nice work
FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Hey Johnny
It's a pleasure to hear your input. Nice angle to the whole composition. I'm glad it translated that way for you.

Regards
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paralax said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
tight and groovin
nice.you always seem to have a way to get that tight mix i am in envy.the vocals are right on love the groove,the backwards guitar,and the keys add a nice touch.kinda has a yes meets beatles feel while still keeping it's originality.great job!!!

Terry
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
you know
I would have to love the comparison... Now if I could mix a little Page in there I could cover my 3 favorite bands. Thanks for dropping by. Always a pleasure to hear you input.
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davisamerica said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
wow john
something a bit different for you. wonderful sounds all around... you did your buddy proud partner!
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
It's great to see you here
Thanks for your input and motivation.
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Godchaser said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Oh such goodness.
Very fresh sounding and yet a Steve Vaish vibe pokes through.Really nice production and wonderful imagery with all the various sounds and the lyrical content.Very original and much enjoyed.Instant fav!

Blessings,
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks for the fav
I appreciate the comments they are very encouraging. Steve Howe is my favorite guitarist and I feel there is much that I would have to learn to achieve his status. I'm encouraged if it's only to sound a bit like him.
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rtcooper said 3618 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
GESTALT
HEARD This at RN but didn't know it was here.
Easier to comment on here.

Top Production values, but I'm most impressed by the gestalt of the Package. The coordination of the sound groups to the same ends.

Kit sounds real and is very solid. It covers the Vocal in a couple of places, but that is a small fix if it were a problem.
Nice work here, John, both relaxed and confident.
appreciation and regards,
Cooper
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Coop
your right, it's more of an instrumental, the vocals are there to intensify the composition. The synth dropped into place somewhat composing itself. Always a pleasure to hear your input.
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
I forgot...
That's EZ drummer's Vintage kit.
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jiguma said 3617 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Yep!
That bass works just fine John. Like the fx on your voice, which is sounding strong. Guitars and synth sounds all work beautifully. What's not to like? Nicely conceived and recorded - I'm getting a new iMac and Logic Studio soon ... can't wait!
Great post!
Neil
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FEEL said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Hello Neil
I was ecstatic when I received my copy of Logic Studio. It's a big leap forward after playing with Logic Express... I'll have to wait to find out what it's like to use it on a new machine. Thanks for dropping by and for your comments.
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said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
one of your best, John
This is SO you, yes it'tis....

Man that bass line is just really cool, like you know what you're doing or something :D

love ya, bro

. - Harold
FEEL said 3615 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Hey Brother
thanks for taking a listen. I should have taken that bass out of the closet a long time ago. Always a pleasure to hear your comments.

abraços
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thetiler said 3616 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
I enjoyed
the chordal arpeggios at the beginning, the texture of it was very pleasing to the ear. Loved the synth, nice sweet style,. The voice fits as well. Especially idea behind. LIke the Paperback Rider feel iin the guitar riff. Nice Z feel in the holding back of the lead.

I used names indicate the feeling, no copy insinuating just something to describe.

Nice stuff
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FEEL said 3615 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Bill
I'm glad you liked this... the Z comparison caught me off guard a bit, Paper Back Rider is a really cool tune so many thanks there. Always a pleasure to hear your input and encouragement.
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Dj French Toast said 3614 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Dude this
is such a cool head trip ....loved the way you delived your vocal and i really just loved the way you played with the listener and what a great tribute to such a cool friend : )
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FEEL said 3613 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Benny
I'm glad this played with your listening experience. There was a lot of sound I was trying to move around. I think it would be cool in 5:1 surround sound but there's no way to deliver that here. Space Designer does a great job strategically locating the sounds in stereo. Thanks so much for the confidence.



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bud said 3613 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Well done John -
cool bounce - kinda Touch of Grey Dead zone - which is cool by me. Tasty bass and guitar licks. This really gets under your skin. Love it.
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FEEL said 3611 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Thanks Bud for dropping by
I guess I get under peoples skin every once in a while. I'm glad I did it in a good way this time. Always a pleasure to have your presence.
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zallaz01 said 3587 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
another personal fave
I remember the first time I heard this it blew me away, another one already in my iTunes, TF you make awesome music, period.

thank-you Laz
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FEEL said 3587 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Your too kind
Thanks so much for your encouragement
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Heightened said 3587 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Uooooh
This is bloody brilliant! definitely marking you in favorites!!!
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said 3565 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Great!
Very nice song here my friend, I'm in love with your guitar sound. Beautifully recorded and excellently mixed!

Thanks for sharing ..

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harisahn said 3550 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
nice vibe
One of the best things I have heard on Macjams so far...
Nothing like a real bass to give it that feel. Nice "line writing"...linear lines. Excellent Vibe-age.
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