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Abducted by Aliens (GOOC)


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DWL

 Genre: Rockabilly

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It's a little known fact that the the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire gave birth to a hybrid music crossing rockabilly, country, punk and baroque, jazz and free form poetry.

The result was Malvern Hillbilly music
Drums are BIAB but the rest is me.

Out of tune Yamaha 11 string guitar
Ibanez bass
Fender Strat

Cheers

Dick
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and for Micheal!

Abducted by Aliens © Dick Langford

I was abducted by aliens, whilst I was waiting for my bus
They were from Alpha Centauri, but they looked a lot like us

They said that I had to show them, everything that I could show
When you're abducted by aliens it would be rude to say no

I knew I had to show them just how civilised we are
So I said we should take a walk down to the nearest bar

We started on best bitter and I lost count after eight
And two or 3 hours later, we were all best mates

They said you're polluting the rivers, polluting the land, air and sea
With a shrug of my shoulders I said well it don't bother me

When you talk to the aliens they'll show you the good they can bring
Being abducted by aliens puts a different slant on things

One said she was Sarah that's not alien to me
She said they only have weird names in Hollywood movies

I said I liked her perfume and it made me feel alive
She said that it was made on Mars, Canal Number 5

Intergalactic relations took a further step that day
I got home after midnight and fell asleep straight away

And so it was the next morning when I didn't feel too bright
I'd been abducted by aliens, at least that's what I told the wife
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said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
YEEHA.... Strait-ish?!
Wonderful tune for GOOC, great to see you back. Thanks a lot for posting this tune, fine work here and the solo is amazing.

BTW, what's BIAB drums?!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Yemen
the problems with holidays is that you miss out on all the new songs. I need another holiday now to catch up...

Pleased you appreciate my little excursion into the country :-)

Cheers

Dick
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DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
BIAB
Band in a Box!

http://www.pgmusic.com/

I use it to create the drum tracks on some of my songs.


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KellyMarkSmith said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
FREAK!!
Love it!!!!
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DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
oo-er :-)
Freak indeed!

Thanks

Cheers

Dick


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bud said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Drinking with the aliens
love it - killer twang trem guitar break. LOL funny and really well done. Coulda fit right into Pure Pop For Now People.
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DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Thanks mate!
If you knew aliens like I knew aliens, oh , oh what a green face and weirdly shaped genitals

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Spooky?
Weird? Scary? NOT! LOL but very bouncy funny and cheery and yes I could hear all those other genres in this Malvern Hillbilly music (must be something in the water), cheers M
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DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Fizzy maybe
(the water that is)

I used to live on Malvern Road in Worcester and always reckoned that West Malvern was Deliverance country where conversation would stop as you walked in a pub.

Thanks Maurice!

Cheers

Dick
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RazorsKiss said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
GOOC
interesting acronym.... loved this. very appropriate for new country. also, it fits into the whole humerous country songs of the late 70's/ i could hear you on tour with the gut who wrote Convoy....heh.
AD

p.s., fantastic solo....
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DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Yeah, possibly not GOO
I'm not sure they'd have let me anywhere near the theatre :-)

Thanks for the comments on the guitar :-)

Cheers

Dick
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said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Ha ha ha...
Great one Dick! Reminds me of the Byrds' "Mr. Spaceman."

Very well done. Smokin' basslines throughout (Neil Porter will be envious!). That guitar soloing is classic and fits the genre like a glove.

If you get around to it could you post the lyrics?

Be well friend!
DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
And lyrics just for you
I didn't post them at first so the punch line was a surprise.

Thanks for the comments Micheal. I'm pleased the little guitar break went well. Just trying to show that I can do something than just make noise :-)

Cheers

Dick
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said 3223 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Thanks Dick...
...for posting the lyrics. I'd figured out most of them as your vox is recorded clearly; but there were a few words I was uncertain about.

BTW, now that I have your avatar AND these lyrics, I just may have YOU figured out at last! Ha ha...

Take care man!
lavalamp said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Abducted
Abducted! I knew something happened to some of the regulars around here.

BTW, this is a really good piece of rockabilly. Nice theme.

LL
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DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Holidays probably
although abduction might account for it.

Thanks Mr L, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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12parsecs said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
aliens
i was abducted by aliens once, but abruptly returned to earth. they were muttering something about looking for 'intelligent' life.

great gtr solo! fun track! did the wife buy it?
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DWL said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Sadly no
the wife knows me too well by now.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

Cheers

Dick

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Feter said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Abducted by Aliens
O Man ..this is so cool ..I mean superb ...
the guitar work maybe one of your best ...
11 strings on fire ...a real blast ..thnx for sharin !!
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DWL said 3223 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Thanks Feter
my fingers are still burning !

Cheers

Dick
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sloparts said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Outstanding put up my friend
Love this little ditty you put together for GOOC Dick. Reminds me of when the mother ship dropped me off here on the wasteland and I had to figure out how to get along with the locals.

Great track, love the music, the lyrics, you vocal, the whole 9 yards. And Sarah is one fine looking alien my friend. She says to say hello by the way, and that she misses you.

Be cool my friend,

Ed
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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
So she remembers me?
Nice to know!

A foxy little number without a doubt.....

Thanks Ed, I appreciate the listen and the comments :-)

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Really great fun Dick
Where did that accent come from? Great vocal.
I've listened to that last slowed down bit at the end three times, what are you saying?
Love all the guitar work and especially the solo.
Cheers
Len



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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
I'm from the west
of Basildon.

Thanks Len, your comments are much appreciated!

Alcohol can do funny things and it seemed like a good idea to say "Nice to see you big boy" at the time -- oo-er missus

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 3224 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
rockabilly silly
Ha-ha-ha ... very funny ... including that "Canal No. 5" line from Mars : >
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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Thanks!!!
I thought that joke stank....

Cheers

Dick
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Peter Bauckham said 3223 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Good tune
and great lyrics Dick - I thought it was just Rebsie that used a Yamaha 11-string!

Enjoyed!

Peter
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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Shoosh
she hasn't realised it's gone yet .......

Thanks Peter!

Cheers

Dick
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peacepiano said 3223 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Spaced Out
Very funny. Enjoyed every second. Best excuse song ever!

Thanks
Bill
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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
My wife wasn't impressed
Thanks Bill!

Cheers

Dick
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J.A.Stewart said 3223 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Ah, Yes...
These wives have an uncanny ability to see through these well-thought-out, fool-proof alibis, don't they. ;)

Funny stuff, Dick... and well sung and played. Nice job on the electric solo. Some of your singing flirted with a Jerry Garcia/Grateful Dead similarity. The only thing I'd tweak is the bass part. It was a bit too subby and therefore lacking much definition or punch.

Next time, try the... "I was attacked by the Wolf-Man alibi." That's sure to work. ;)


--- Joe
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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Thanks Joe
Wolfman eh?? Worth a try :-)

I had a lot of trouble with the bass and probably spent more time tweaking the EQ than I would have done by simply playing it again but picking nearer the bridge.

Cheers

Dick
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Ibstrat said 3223 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
This
is an absolute classic!As good as anything John Hiatt has written.Wicked guitar solo!
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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
Comments about the break from you are very welcome (I reckon you'd have done it better though!)

Thanks for the John Hiatt comparison. I am not worthy...

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 3223 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
someday......
........ I want to turn the tables and abduct the aliens. And no probes.

Tunes full of Sputnik! The bass has a great upright tone.

Did the aliens abduct that missing string and didn't return it?
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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Abducted by Vic eh?
They'd have a quite a song there.

And the aliens want a fortune to return my missing string

Cheers

Dick
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FEEL said 3223 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Kick 'n it up
at the o'l opera house. A country twang with a rock 'a billy feel. Great twist on the lyrics. Enjoyed this very much.

John
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DWL said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Yee-haa!
As I think Duane Eddy said "the twang's the thang"

Thanks John

Cheers

Dick
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said 3223 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Abducted by Aliens
hahaaaaaa Wow you are really something. the music is outstanding amazing ! Dick you are Magnificant on this one. Superb
I Love it. Great lyrics as well.
You still seriousely Rock!!!
You can abduct me anytime with your music :)

Peace Dee.

DWL said 3220 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Thanks Dee
But why are your songs deleted before I get to them?

Cheers

Dick
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Bob Rodgers said 3222 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Excellent!
I love this type of music and you do it so well!
This is just great and I love that guitar solo, what a great sound!!
Great lyrics and vocals too, a wonderful tune and very much enjoyed!

Thanks Dick!
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DWL said 3220 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
And thank you Bob!
It was a fun excursion with the aliens.

Cheers

Dick
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guygrooves said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Looks as though....
I found another favorite artist. Great thing about these challenges is the new artists you discover. I am a fan on the merit of this song alone. This is clever, cute, well written and performed. Nice to find you Dick.
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DWL said 3220 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Hi Guy!
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the kind words.

I don't post very often so my alerts won't be clogging up your inbox!

Just off to check out your stuff.

Cheers

Dick

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jiguma said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Nice one Dick
Sounds a little like Nick Lowe - a good thing. Like the words and the performance is a barrel of laughs. "Canal #5" - now that's funny!

Great post, enjoyed it a lot.

Cheers from "The Land Down Under"
Neil
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DWL said 3218 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Nick Lowe?
One of my favourites so high praise indeed.

Thanks Neil!

Cheers

Dick
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paul f. page said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
So...
...that's what a Brit sounds like singing hillbilly style!!! Hey. I like it. And a great driving rhythm to make the number cook all along the way. The lyrics are a sort of eccumenical intergalactic thing: a little unusual , but fun. Your production is, as always, really well done and beautifully mixed.
Peace.
Paul
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DWL said 3218 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Yee-haa
I'm glad you enjoyed it Paul!

That's my normal accent btw... ;-)

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to comment.

Cheers

Dick
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ktb said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
yeah
surf guitar, aliens, great lyrics, and that bass is to die for. Love it all. Great job.
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DWL said 3218 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Thank you Mr K
I enjoyed putting this together and the bass was very simple but great fun to do!

Cheers

Dick


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dirigent said 3219 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Abducted by Aliens
Nice story, very nice song, enjoyed it a lot, bravo!
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DWL said 3218 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Hey Andreas
thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comments

Cheers

Dick
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caroline said 3218 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
oophs ... i shall have to be very careful
next time i go to the showground!! i love this - you are very funny - i like that!!! thank you - big loves xoxo
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DWL said 3217 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
It's not the fairground
it's the bus stop you have to be wary of.....

Thanks Caroline

Cheers

Dick


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TheWhizzies said 3218 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
<()>
Any tune with aliens in it is good, in my book... and if it's peppy and funny, then it's extra good.

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DWL said 3217 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Well Eric
I thank you very much and so does this little green bloke sitting on my shoulder.

Cheers

Dick
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dajama said 3215 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Excellent!
Great rhythm, and excellent rockin' country vibe. Love that bass, and the vocal is perfect (nice twang going on there!). The lyrics are classic ("I said I liked her perfume and it made me feel alive/ She said that it was made on Mars, Canal Number 5" - love it!) Nicely done. Peace.
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woofer3 said 3207 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
is this a true story?
Dick this reminds me of Flying Saucers rock'n'roll, I can almost see that yellow Sun label spinning around.

Thumbs up from me however I don't think a little bit of fast delay on the vocals would have sounded too out of place, - just a thought. Everything else ten out of ten.

Very enjoyable and catchy.

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rsorensen said 3203 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
love this
well done rockabilly with an indie rock vibe I like. great lyrics and all around outstanding performances. love the lead guitar and basslines! great job.
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Lightman- said 3201 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Great
The mix is great... I like the sound when the bass comes in.... Really great mixed... And good rhythm-section... Really swings....
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guitapick said 3185 days ago (August 10th, 2008)
Well...
...I can honestly say that I'm sorry I'm late on this but REALLY happy I came back to it.

Excellent, Dick...the whole thing...cheers, mate!
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Char said 3183 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Could be there are aliens.
I couldn't get your song to play. Then, both player bars just disappeared. Didn't they swear you to secrecy, first?
On third visit, things worked as they should. That was fun!
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said 3174 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Stranger than fiction.
My page shows that I voted this song all 10z I fav it. But what happened to my comments. Very strange. Must have been the Aliens or I am going
Barking Mad !!! Hmmm Mad me thinks. LOL

Peace Dee.
jie said 3129 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
cool
love the song mate love the feel.wish i could get abducted get me away from doom ridden Britain. thanks for sharing
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DWL said 3110 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
stranger things
have happened...

Thanks

Dick
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