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Urban Warfare - not easy listening

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DWL

 Genre: Hard Rock

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A song post on my birthday.

I apologise profusely for being absent much of the summer but I will be catching up on recent songs very soon.

The lyrics for this were written by Graham Hodges, a friend of mine, and I see it as a lost song from Amokopera. Imagine a dream sequence with extreme violence. I have no idea where the music came from but it was a dark period.

It's not easy listening and my wife hates it.
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Lyrics

Urban Warfare : copyright 2008 Graham Hodges / Dick Langford

It's not personal
I don't hate you
It's the way of the system
It's the thing to do

Gotta have more money
So you'll see my worth
Just look at what I show you
Not the reality or birth
Standing there and I shoot 'em up
Piss on my patch and I shoot 'em up
Drinking my beer and I shoot 'em up
Not going to stab em I shoot 'em up

I don't like you any more shoot 'em up
You don't know the score shoot 'em up
You're taking the piss shoot 'em up
And I've had it up to here shoot 'em up

You're not paying attention
Gotta have more fame
You are so not listening
It's how you play the game

If I do it this way
It commands respect
And you will make me famous
Remember they're you rules
Standing there and I shoot 'em up
Piss on my patch and I shoot 'em up
Drinking my beer and I shoot 'em up
Not going to stab em I shoot 'em up

I don't like you any more shoot 'em up
You don't know the score shoot 'em up
You're taking the piss shoot 'em up
And I've had it up to here shoot 'em up

You'll hate what you're doing
You will all hate the result
But you won't have power to stop it
You're such a dozy get

Ok there's some victims
“He's guilty,” you will scream
Who will tame the monster
Make us safe from this extreme
Song Stats
Hits: 3017
Comments: 20
Fans: 10
Plays: 84
Downloads: 90

Uploaded: Aug 30, 2008 - 01:40:49 PM
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2008 - 01:40:49 PM Last Played: Sep 27, 2017 - 07:41:14 AM
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Hardware:
Strat, Boss GT8, Ibanez bass
Software:
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Comments
said 3392 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
It was an easy listen for me ...
I hope that doesn't mean I need therapy. Mean and hard driving, great guitar playing, and cool effects on the voice.
DWL said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Someone likes it!
Thanks, it was a blast doing it even though it took 3 months ;-)

Cheers

Dick
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said 3392 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
uh.... Happy Birthday?
quite some thrash from you, 'dude'. Even had my head nodding (or is that bobbing)

Ord'nary bloke? Raht....

Good rocker. It must have been a piece of work to shift the vox down clean like that. I can say, I was feeling relief when the rock scramble kicked in and the vox pitched back up - heh....

. - Harold
DWL said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Guess the age
Thanks, the voices were done "live" with the "Vocal Transformer" effect on. It's weird but because of the delay in GB processing the sound you instinctively slow down and "drag" the words.

It was supposed to match some slo-mo extreme violence.

Cheers

Dick
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Feter said 3392 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Urban Warfare
This hard headbangin drivin song my friend ...
Gorgeous guitar work my friend ...well structured
song ...very much imqagenary in some places .
hmmm isn this punk rockin ? .. hard driving one
with great guitar work ..thnx alot for sharin !!!
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DWL said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Yeah a bit of punk
never did anybody any harm.

Thanks for listening and thanks for your support.

Good luck in achieving your dreams.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
woofer3 said 3392 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
did you ever hear
The Screaming Blue Messiahs ? cos this sounds a bit like them in parts. They made a great album called Bikini Red which has some good songs on it.

Back to your music, I think the song is really good and well put together but like the SBM's music it takes a few plays to get you there, though there's nothing wrong with that. Like the guitar as well.

John
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DWL said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Blimey
haven't heard that name for a few years!

I'll have to revisit them as I can't remember any of their stuff at all.

Thanks for the comments and thanks for listening.

Cheers

Dick


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Vic Holman said 3391 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
jeez Dick
for a guy who just became a year older you sure still have a lot of punk attitude in you... way to be.
sure takes some cool twists. the orchestra piece and going back to the theme was a real cool trip.
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DWL said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks Vic
I decided long ago that I didn't want to grow up. Immature forever. Somehow I've managed it to a certain extent (despite 2 wives, one daughter, 4 step kids, a job with a bank and two mortgages) Psychedelia and punk (even though they were 10 years apart) were both instrumental in my musical education (80s synth pop less so :-) ) and so naturally find their way into what I do now.

I hear much the same influences in your music if I'm not mistaken but then again we are around the same age...

Many thanks for your support and your ears.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Vic Holman said 3390 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
:)
"I hear much the same influences in your music if I'm not mistaken but then again we are around the same age..."

very true.
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jiguma said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
A gentle pastorale it isn't
Rocks along nicely - no subliminal messages here then :) I can here a pop/punk version with girlie chorus doing the "shoot em up" line. Maybe a 2009 Eurovision number for the UK (couldn't do any worse than in recent years).

Like it - "I'm just an ordinary bloke" - love it!

Neil
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DWL said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
I wish I'd written that line
Sums up a lot for me.

Thanks Neil, I look forward to jamming in person next year.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
HAHAHA!
not too bad for a coffin dodger...the vocal effects sounded like fun to play around with. Your influences would be proud of you. Keep at it! Nice one. :-)
DWL said 3389 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Coffin dodger indeed
although probably not too far from the truth .... .

Thanks for the comments

Cheers

Dick
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paul f. page said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Ouch!
My head hurts...but that's kind of the point, I think. Wow. THIS number is so complex in its production. How do you DO all of that? and how do you keep all that in your head and so well-organized? We should make ourselves a challenge: you write a sweet ballad and I'll write...uh, I think you'd win. You are one versatile composer, Dick. Amazing.
Peace.
Paul
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DWL said 3389 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Paul
The inside of my head is reflected by what the inside of my studio looks like. It's not a pretty place to be :-)

Thanks for the positive vibes. Always welcome from a such a good musician as yourself.

And no it wasn't intended to be fun...

Cheers

Dick

Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Skean said 3391 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Punk Rock
Sound little like "The Clash" cool piece enjoyed it..THX
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DWL said 3388 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
Clash?
Yes, I'll go for that :)

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
lengold said 3390 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
This sounds
great to me Dick. I'll have to be careful not to drink your beer by mistake.
I can actually imagine this on stage. Like a robotic mob and the lead singer.
Wonderfully creative.
Cheers
Len


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DWL said 3388 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
It's not MY beer
you have to worry about. It's Graham as he wrote the lyrics. Just don't step on my blue suede shoes :)

Thanks for listening Len. Beer soon?

Cheers

Dick


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Rebsie said 3389 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Cookie monster?! :)
Your guitar work is sublime Dick, as always.
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DWL said 3388 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
Possibly........
those monsters constantly surprise us.

Thanks for your support :)

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
guitapick said 3389 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Yeah...
...my wife would hate it, too...

So, get out your toy trucks and guns and let's go play in the dirt...

Cool piece...please pass compliments to Mr. Hodges...

Like your avatar, there, lambie...
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DWL said 3388 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
Baa....
I'll take the monster truck if you're OK with that?

The mud is sorted.

Cheers

Dick

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No_Secret_Revealed said 3388 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
hmmm
Some good licks in this tune... but they are a bit overshadowed by the downtuned vocals... a bit gimmicky.

Interesting changes around 3:30.

Like the writing in terms of the music but I feel like this could be much more powerful with a tighter, more sculpted guitar sound.


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DWL said 3386 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Thanks
Normally I'd agree with you that the voices are gimmicky and the guitar could be a more defined sound but the song is supposed to reflect a dream sequence filmed in slow motion. Extreme violence is involved and this is to be raw and nasty. The voices were an attempt to get that unreal dream feeling and to complement the slo-mo action.

I appreciate the thoughtful comments, they're great to get :-)

Cheers

Dick

Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
BoiAfrica said 3387 days ago (September 4th, 2008)
This lingers...
...which is why any sane person listens to music, it get s inside. Although it lingers in a very dark part of me, I do appreciate the skill it takes to get it there in the first place. Won't even pretend to be savvy enough to critique the guitar, all I know is that it rocked! Your loving production shows much humor and detail - brava!
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DWL said 3386 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Another
detailed listen. Thanks Mr B. This wasn't intended to be easy listening and I'm a little surprised that people even like it.

The lyrics came from a dark place as did the music and it was fun and painful putting it together.

I'm pleased you've taken something from it.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
apb said 3374 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Much more

punk to me too than anything else with the energy, guitar and vocals. That aside: great riffs and very interesting arrangement .. the arrangement and lyrics itself wins it for me and I guess the arranging took most of the time...so it paid off- although I really like the manic lead guitar bits too, effected to sound kinda electronic circuitry like.

Mixwise: I wasn't so keen on the choice of reverb for the main vocal (most noticeable at the very last line)... I thought that could be improved to enhance more.

The cookie monster effect is used well herein .. if sometimes hard to make out what is said without reading the lyrics... sometimes made me think of 'Jabba the Hut' from Star Wars at times ..lol.

All in all I really enjoyed this. Good 'un Dick.
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Char said 2458 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
You sure
like to experiment. That slurring vocal does sound extra terrestrial. Some really wild music tops it off. Thanks.
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alackbass said 2062 days ago (April 21st, 2012)
Urban Warfare - not easy listening
Great guitar work! Great tone! A bit of punk in here! Your vocals are strong here.

I never play any of my stuff for my wife. She tends to be my toughest critic. I guess she's entitled considering the other crap she have to put up with.
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DWL said 2061 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Mining the vaults?
Thanks for finding this as well as Stay. I'm sure there must be reason you picked up on it but I've no idea why.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
jordifiol said 2062 days ago (April 21st, 2012)
yeah
great work my friend! I really enjoyed that
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DWL said 2061 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
I'm pleased you enjoyed it!
A weird place to come but I really appreciate the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick


Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
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