Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Desert Ghost w/ Bob Rodgers


by

Vic Holman

 Genre: Rock

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
A couple months ago Bob Rodgers posted a cool instrumental rock tune with a blistering wah guitar solo.

I contacted Bob to see if I could play around with it. I didn't want to redo or change anything he had already laid down.

I did add a few synth tracks to the beginning and closing parts, with a effect bass drum. I also added several harmonized slide guitar tracks as well. And vocal tracks.

Well, this has sat around for a while, waiting for Bob to return from his honeymoon, so he could hear it first.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
Desert Ghost

lemon sky day
sour to the taste
bleached white bone
in the desert waste
on dusty trails
make my escape
outlaw cowboy
from a jail break

ride by night
hide by day

desert of sage
day after day
my horse is dry
and so am I

there's a bounty on my head
ride by night
hide by day
ride by night
make my escape

darkness of night
I take flight
can't remember
the clear blue skies
smell of leather
I 'll remember
it will last forever
how many years
I have lost count

ride by night
hide by day

they call me
the ghost cowboy
riding the range
and over the hill

ride by night
hide by day

so the story goes
they found my bones
lodged between stones
I'm the last to know

ride by night
hide by day
ride by night
hide by day
Song Stats
Hits: 3750
Comments: 23
Fans: 18
Plays: 133
Downloads: 126

Uploaded: Aug 12, 2008 - 11:42:49 AM
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2008 - 11:45:28 AM Last Played: Jan 16, 2015 - 11:35:34 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
Bob's and Mine
Software:
Bob's & Mine
Comments
MarkHolbrook said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Frankly amazing!
Vic you are a magician!
Check out my latest song called Corn Whiskey
Vic Holman said 3295 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
the big credit goes to Bob. Years ago I would jam around on something close to this but never got around to recording. Since Bob pulled this one out I couldn't resist.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
magnatone said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Desert Ghost
oh WOW - what fabulous additions to an already great tune. Mark is right - you're a magician - congrats on this, it is terrific!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
Vic Holman said 3295 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Thanks Karen
when I first heard Bob's original track, half way through I was already thinking that I would like to work on it. Bob's an excellent guitar player on this.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
Moviz said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Fantastic
sounds you got going here, really powerful sounding and a brilliant addition to the original.... the boy done good, Love it, Cheers m
Check out my latest song called Angels
Vic Holman said 3295 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Thanks Maurice
I'm glad that Bob let me have a go at this. His guitar solo is classic rock!
Check out my latest song called Photographs
Peter Bauckham said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Bob's
tune was excellent - very Zeppelin - but now I couldn't imagine anyone singing on it! Great collaboration.

Peter
Check out my latest song called Reality TV MJRF2010
Vic Holman said 3295 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Thanks Peter
Zep in a lot of ways. Now if I could only sound like Plant. I think his job is secure.:)
Check out my latest song called Photographs
Skean said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
You're the man (on the pic;) you ROLL
The only thing I can say is that I love this, very cool collab.. Cheers buddy... Downloaded
Check out my latest song called Deep through the forest / W-particledots
Vic Holman said 3295 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Thanks Kenta
the picture is a drawing I did years ago and was actually the inspiration for the lyrics.

Thanks again bro
Check out my latest song called Photographs
DWL said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Groovy suff boys
Vic and Bob eh?

Really well put together and a great set of lyrics.

Nice one.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Vic Holman said 3295 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Thanks Dick
I really liked what Bob had created originally and was hard not to jump on it. the art is a drawing I did some time back that inspired the lyrics. Although the picture is cropped so you don't see all the mortally wounded cactuses.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
D-Day1944 said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Gorgous
Your awsome I really like your singing and music as well. I love this its gorgous.

Peas. D-Day xxx
Vic Holman said 3294 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Thanks!
I love your bio on your artist page. 6th member of the Dave Clarke Five huh?

Yeah I guess the math doesn't work out. LOL

Thanks for the listen appreciated!
Check out my latest song called Photographs
said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Ride Vicar ride!
...into the blazing sunset on your faithful horse "Bob"!

Nicely done. Very nicely done. Bob's original track was really good. Now it's classic.

Vic Holman: MJ's own "Pale Rider"!

Be well gents!
Vic Holman said 3294 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Hey Mike
the space cowboy has gone Clint Eastwood. Bob produced a noble steed of a song and just added some spurs and chaps.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
said 3292 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
Hmmmnnn....
Dunno about Clint Eastwood.

Sounds more like Brisco County Jr. to me! Ha ha...
Vic Holman said 3291 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
okay
.................. Gabby Hayes or Walter Brennan or both :)
Check out my latest song called Photographs
SmokeyVW said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
vocals
you added the vocals afterwards? i couldn't imagine this song without them.

that harmonica synth is eerie - how did you do it?

thanks
Check out my latest song called Glyph
Vic Holman said 3294 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Thanks Bill
yeah, I added the vocals after. Then again that's how I do all my songs.

The harmonica, Bob did that, as far as I know it's real, I think. I copyed it over into another track and put it through Space Designer, a echo plug-in that gives you a wide range of of parameters to play around with. then added a few other synths in the background as well.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
michael2 said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
cool
this is super cool Vic, very Zep or Masters of Reality. What a great collab. That slide is killing me, perfect.
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
Vic Holman said 3294 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Thanks Michael
maybe more Masters of Realtiy. Especially since I can't sing like Plant. The 2 slide tracks are harmonized and done on the first pass. so they are a bit loose, that was what I was aiming for.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
Lennon714 said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
cool
Peter beat me to the Zep reference. The verse drums are bleeding Bonham all over the place. Very cool track. I'd like to hear the vocals a bit more, but it seems like maybe you were trying to highlight the slide. Plus, what the hell do i know :). Great track, guys!
Check out my latest song called The Robots of Coconino County
Vic Holman said 3294 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Thanks Eric
I think the drums are the big force here. Bob produced a classic rock song and I was happy that he allowed me to jump in.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
Feter said 3296 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Desert Ghost
thats a blast two of my best rockin guitarists
colab wow !!! ...the guitar works the singing ..
totaly hot rockin !!!!!!
Deepest Bow !!!!!!!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
Vic Holman said 3293 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
What was cool in working with another guitarist is I didn't have to do any solos.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
lavalamp said 3295 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Classic
Raunchy good fun. I thought of Zep before seeing Peter's comment. Must mean it sounds like Zed.

Great guitar work and very awesome song.

LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
Vic Holman said 3293 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Thanks Dave
Bob's original had a great energy that had me on the up when I heard it and it was hard to resist not wanting to contribute to it.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
thoddi said 3295 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
cooooool
Wicked and cool!

The groove is enchanting, and the steel work on top rocks! Your singing works as a counterpart to the steady rhythm, and makes the song swing.

Ultracool work from you two!
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Vic Holman said 3293 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Thanks Thor
It was cool to work with Bob. I probably had him on nerves when I first asked if I could pitch in. I think it turned out pretty good.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
said 3294 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Zeppelin & Hendrix
meet the Wild West! Got a bit of a bump and grind feel to it (and that's as racy as I'll get) : ) "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" : ) [song title] - and "Ghost Riders In The Sky" : ) Very cool tune and great vocals Vic.
Vic Holman said 3293 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Thanks CJ
Bump & grind is right. after all it's rock n roll. But I stayed away from any Zepplin suggestive lyrics. I think it was the harmonica intro that got me in the cowboy mood.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
egobandit said 3294 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Dude
Allright I know I have said best vocal Before but this shines and is placed just right. Your too much Vic Im not worthy. Dig the over all cowboy feel or maybe Johnny Cash gone 70's rock god. Cool that this is a collab. Excellent!
Check out my latest song called You Can Try
Vic Holman said 3293 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
the man in black
Thanks Tim. I kew I really had to measure up the lyrics just right since the groove laid out is so definately stated. Doing the vocal itself came pretty easy.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
jiguma said 3294 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Vic
I really like the overall feel on this one - great to hear what comes up from this sort of collab.

Congrats to you both.

Cheers,
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Vic Holman said 3293 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
I loved how Bob laid out a great classic rock tune. I had something along this line that I would jam about on a few years ago but never got around to recording it. So when Bob had his original up. I knew it would be a great way to wrap something up.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
Bob Rodgers said 3292 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
I
really love your additions to this song Vic!

The guitar slides and the vocals are just superb and this song sounds fantastic now!!

Great lyrics too and I love everything you have done here, thanks once again!

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
Vic Holman said 3291 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
thanks to you
Bob, you did all the hard work. When I heard the original, I was wanting to jump in before it was over. So thanks for letting me add something. And your guitar solo really rips!
Check out my latest song called Photographs
said 3292 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
Really good
Enjoyed it very much. Thank you.

Dee 1962z.
Vic Holman said 3291 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Thanks Dee
It was a pleasure to rock out on Bob's song.

Thanks for the listen
Check out my latest song called Photographs
davisamerica said 3291 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
woa guys
Perfection!
Check out my latest song called ok char2(Vic and Flatrock mix)
Vic Holman said 3291 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
you know how it goes
Bob lays out some good stuff to work with.

Thanks Jack!
Check out my latest song called Photographs
said 3283 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
Fantastic track guys!
Man, I've been missing way too much good music with my crazy schedule. Love the mix on this too!
Vic Holman said 3280 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
thanks Mike
you got to find a way to slow down bro! to much work.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
SJB said 3281 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
Hello
Prog rock revisited! This is a monster song and I love it!
Steve
Check out my latest song called Harm(less)onics to Fade
lengold said 3265 days ago (September 12th, 2008)
I also recognised
that Bob's original upload of this was special.
You have made it even more special - what a wonderful combination.
I am so glad that I am trawling through all the songs I missed. This is truly great.
Cheers
Len


Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
Vic Holman said 3264 days ago (September 12th, 2008)
thanks Len
I dug Bob's original right off the bat, even before it was done playing I wanted to be in on it. Bob was gracious to let me work with it.
Check out my latest song called Photographs
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Vic Holman
Location: spokane washington usa
send a note
My alter ego band "Horses Undecided" album is available at all music outlets. itunes, amazon, google play, spotify, etc. I've also been fortunate to collaborate with Bud Streets of Dehli Everyday And a few get togethers ... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
150
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 58