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Midlife Revolution 08 (feat. Drew Roberts)


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resubmission of an old song I've remastered so it sounds punchier. I've also clarified Drew's voice so it comes up in the mix and killed off some of the ott drumming!
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Lyrics
sampled from poem by Drew Roberts
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Comments: 13
Fans: 8
Plays: 58
Downloads: 93
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Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008 - 11:22:55 AM
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2008 - 11:42:15 AM Last Played: Aug 14, 2017 - 01:13:40 PM
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G5, guitar, bass, audio buddy
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Pete_NB said 3525 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Love this tune
The original hooked me but my speakers here suck so won't comment on the improvements but I just wanted to be first to post! I'll listen again later and feedback then.
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KevinElvisPoirier said 3525 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
great song
i really like the tune and the way you put the spoken words in with the kick ass guitar riffs and the bass sounds really good. Also i love the tone of your voice sounds really great.
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smokey bacon jnr said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks for those kind words! The vocals are not by me, but are taken from some spoken word stuff by Drew Roberts. I am a big fan of the monster riff however!!
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Pete_NB said 3521 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
The Comparison
Finally getting back to this and after listening to it on some decent headphones I agree it has a lot more punch to it. It's more pro-sounding and the voice is alot easier to hear in the mix, brought more up to the front I guess.

That being said, I love the original version, and it still remains my favourite. Sure, maybe it's not as well polished, but there is a dripping wet groove that hoooked me the first time I heard it. Polishing it up seems to have robbed your killer riff of a bit of it's menacing swagger.

Not trying to be negative at all, but it's almost like someone making a remake of a movie that you really dig. It may be better in all regards, but it isn't the same as the original you fell in love with.

That being said, if I hadn't been aware of the original, this tune would get nothing but rave reviews. You just spoiled me is all!


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smokey bacon jnr said 3521 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
yeah
I know what you mean... Seems like music production is a balancing act between capturing a raw live quality and a smoother, but more composed, mix. Maybe if I add a little bit more dirt to the bass again... Argh, there goes another weekend!!!
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Pete_NB said 3521 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
The Old Battle
Of trying to polish something up is a tough one. Every time I slide an eq or compression setting I always think I'm losing something. I spent some time in the studio last night trying to bring out the lead guitar in my latest tune (as per your suggestions, among others) and I keep thinking I'm taking something away.

Engineering really is an artform that seems elusive to get a good hold on. Gotta keep trying though.
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smokey bacon jnr said 3521 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
yeah
I know what you mean... Seems like music production is a balancing act between capturing a raw live quality and a smoother, but more composed, mix. Maybe if I add a little bit more dirt to the bass again... Argh, there goes another weekend!!!
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WillyB said 3521 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
HMMmmmm.....
Hopefully you didn't take offense to my comment on the original. It's just my way of saying I thought it was a whisker away from being something big.

I like both versions, but I agree with Pete. It seems you lost a bit of the vibe/groove, although this new version does have a better quality sound.

I'm thinking maybe it's the way you had the guitars last time. The clean/chorus/delay(?) on the right, and the distorted on on the left. What hooked me on the orig was that low key, yet aggressive vibe. Kinda like a P.O.'d cat swishing it's tail. I love the guitar melody, which of course remains strong in both versions.

And no doubt about it being tough to keep a vibe. One little change and it can be gone. All in all, nice remix.

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smokey bacon jnr said 3520 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Thanks for the comments
Hi. Thanks for taking time out to have a listen. I can see what you mean about the guitars coming out of both speakers. I may try tweaking the original slightly, so the drums have less wallop but the groove stays dirty...
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egobandit said 3520 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
cool guitars
like the riffin in this heavy duty very cool song!
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smokey bacon jnr said 3520 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Cheers
I am a slave to The Riff...
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said 3520 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
oooooooo
this one had me grunting UH! in a neanderthal fashion right from the first measure. that was one helluva good n slinky dark groove!
that oblique relationship of guitars (right before the sizzly lead kicks in) is marvelous. the balance of well played instrumental to the first class vocal delivery and positioning is excellent. totally works for me. UH!
anne
smokey bacon jnr said 3520 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Thanks
For the grunt of approval! It's good to know that someone who hasn't heard the first version thinks the second version works.
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