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Ever get stuck in a chorus?
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MY BEAUTIFUL CRUTCH
I'M CRIPPLED WITHOUT YOU
I CAN'T DO MUCH
NOT TOO MUCH WITHOUT YOU
I FEEL LIKE SUCH
SUCH A FOOL WITHOUT YOU
STUMBLIN' AROUND
I STUMBLE 'ROUND WITHOUT YOU

(REPEAT SEVEN MORE TIMES)
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Uploaded: Nov 20, 2008 - 04:03:47 PM
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Black and scratchy Hondo II electric bass, Ratt Pedal, Ampeg BA-110 Amp, Samson R11 mic, Bank of America Visa Card Pick
Software:
GB 4
Comments
Lennon714 said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
beautimus
Wonderful! When you're stuck in a chorus like this, you don't mind at all. I love the breakdown at the end. This sounds like it could be a Squeeze outtake - but better.
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Squozen

I always thought Squeeze was a good band! This is junk!

Thanks man - what time did you start drinking?
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ic42 said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
it is a loop without you
it is music that chases its tail. is it a metaphor of meaning? perhaps we are trapped in a chorus circle when we are 'without you'. it is a very catching chorus. perhaps when she comes back, you will be able to finish the song. the singing and the harmony is always a good sound from you. it will be hummed for all week now, it is so good.
-hakucho.
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Chasin' Tail
Thanks for the listen, icey. I hope humming doesn't disrupt any activities. You're too kind.


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Feter said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
My Beautiful Crutch
MAN !!! ...the pure rockin set ..the great vocal work..
typical style of yours which I m enjoyin much here ...!!
heheh ...it works man ....really ...Rock on !!!
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Caught In A Groove
I had the idea the other night while sitting on hold with the phone company. I wrote down a few lines and then Monday night I had a few hours so I "jotted it down" in garageband. I listened to it at lunch today and thought, I should post it as it is.

Glad you liked it. Thanks Feter.
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lavalamp said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
STUMBLIN' AROUND
It was pretty dark in this room. Your vox were VERY strong on this. Almost poppy.

I love the simple approach Bob. Maybe I'm getting to you.

Could you be on to my grand master plan????

Dave
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Grand Master Plan
Ever since we jammed on the Hand Colored Photograph, I feel like a new person. A simpler and kinder person with very strong vocals. LOL!

Thanks Dave.
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tempie said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
black label
rock 'n roll. drink neat, room temp (we don't need no stinkin ice!). brought to you by 5 extra arms distillery, secret east coast location.

very cool dude, with everybody trying to save the world these days we need more 7X chorus tunes. ...essence of pop. plus, digging those backups in a big way!
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Black Labeled
From the west side of the east coast. We used to enjoy Black La Bell (as we called it so long ago). You know what's going on here. The kids are watching Alvin and the Chipmunks and I'm singing incomplete songs for 40 year olds! Maybe this song could follow your killer car crash tune in a compilation? Great new song man, really.
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craft said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
catchy tune
Love the bass... Your vocals sounds fantastic too. Great chorus vibe :)
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Catch The Guy On The Crutches
Thanks for listening Craft. I tried to get the vocals sounding halfway decent and I think maybe once or twice in the eight times I sang the chorus they sound not so awful. The other six times are painful!
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dajama said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Sounds good to me
Sometimes being stuck is good! Great chorus, and really catchy. Love the "My beautiful crutch/ I'm crippled without you" line. Nice bass - raw and real. Lennon714's Squeeze reference made me smile - spot on! Very cool. Are you planning to do more to it or let it be? Either way, nicely done. Peace.
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Out To Lunch
I'm not sure what will become of this idea. I thought the chorus idea worked pretty decently and I thought I'd just develop it like I do so many times when an idea comes to me. But this time I couldn't escape the chorus, so I tried to work around it by making it the whole song. I know, sounds lazy and boring, but I just let it happen and it seemed natural so I went with it.

Thanks man. I always appreciate your comments.
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Estella said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Ha ha ha!
You make me laugh. Stuck in a chorus, ay? Is it ever CUTE though.

Harmonies are sweet.

I kind of like it as is, now that we've captured this moment of stuckness. And because of the fact that the lyrics themselves explain the song's lack of verses. Ha ha. Too funny!
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Ha ha ha!
You're always laughing at me!

I agree that some of those harmonies are sweet, but there are some that shatter ear drums, windows and dreams.

So, now that the honeymoon is over, when are you going to bless this site with a new song or two?

You make me laugh.
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Estella said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Oh
I've got some things in the works, you'll see...
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
In The Works
Dy-No-Myte!

I'm sure I'll be blown away.


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TG said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Hey Bob!
Fun song, the vocals are well done as usual, this song is so catchy it doesn't need a verse!
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
No Verse Intended
Thanks Tom. I'm glad you don't think it needs a verse. I debated for a few days and really thought it didn't need anything else, or should I say, I didn't think I was capable of adding anything that would make it any better.

Lou Reed said, "Stick a fork in it..." and that's what I did.

Maybe my next song will just be a bridge?

Thanks Tom. How's baby?


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drakonis said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
love it
very funny idea, except that this is a danged catchy piece of music... great singing too!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
Ding Danged
Thanks for the listen Drak. I always have my tongue in my cheek, no matter what the weather.

Bob
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said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
stuckey 32 count
I couldn't have expressed it better or worse in more or less words. (therein's another song title for ya, F.O.C.)

DL'd, thanks, and playback in endless loop for at least now. Perfect.

. - Harold
five_extra_arms said 3314 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Stuck
If it gets stuck for too long, I usually just give my monitor a good whack.

Thanks Harold!
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EZamor said 3314 days ago (November 20th, 2008)
My Beautiful Crutch
what an infectiously catchy song! (the better qualities of) the dandy warhols come to mind, but this compares favorably (their singer often sounds whiny, which you don't).

cheerz,
-=ez
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Warhols
Hey thanks EZ - they do get a little whiny at times, but they can write some killer 'pop' songs.

Thanks again for the comment.
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DWL said 3314 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
TMBG
go even weirder than normal.

Catchy little tune you got there :-)

Cheers

Dick
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
TMBG
You have no idea how big of a compliment that is to me!

Thanks Dick!
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The Infinites said 3314 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Inspiration from Verizon?
This hypnotnic, trance-inducing, merry-go-round of a song is like being put on hold for an age.

That said - if the company used this, I would phone every day just to hear it and demand that no-one interrupts to speak to me. Please, leave me on hold for another 7 rounds...!

Press 4 for more...

Fun fun fun - glad you didn't hold back on this, Bob. Sounds like you had a blast in Valrico. But not the hanging on bit...

Heh, heh!

JIm
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
This Call May Be Recorded
I was staring at my wife, staring at the phone, staring at the wall - thinking how dependent I am on so many things. Some good, some not so good.

When all else fails, I say, use it as a trigger for something bigger.

Thanks for holding, a customer service rep will be with you momentarily....

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lengold said 3314 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
You really
are a one off Bob.
This is just great fun, when I first just saw the title I did wonder a bit.
Fantastic idea and really enjoyed the three listens I just had. Great harmonies.
Cheers
Len


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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
One Off
Thanks Len!

I try hard to be just one off!

Bob
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cjdaley said 3313 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
crutchin' usa

wacky beach boys harmonies (not to say that the beach boys weren't wacky). I once sung the verse on the chorus and the chorus on the verse, and thought I had made a major breakthrough in popular music, but you went one step further.

What's next ? just the bridge ?
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
verse vs chorus
My chorus wasn't the fighter your verse was.

Verse VS Chorus is still one of my all time favorite Hamlet Machines songs. Can I say that?

I just did.

Now, about that bridge...
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MIRx said 3313 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
hehe, you thought
your italian fan club would leave you alone once and for all, but herre we are! big big bass here, cool hooking vox, and the usual brilliant lyrics.
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Italian Fan Club
Thanks Mirco

I'm thrilled that you like it. I'm patiently waiting for your next tune. Your last was one of my favorites.
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Vic Holman said 3313 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
I got my spine...
I got my orange crutch.

so you went and pulled a beachboys on us.

So now, go back in your office to do a few verses. Like, something with walkers and canes.

what you got hear is bouncy and very catchy!
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Orange Crutch
Vic, you are such a trip.

Thanks for bouncing around with me on this one. I hope you don't get a letter from the Beach Boy's attorney any time soon.
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michael2 said 3313 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
thought
that it was "my beautiful crotch" at first glance. even so, this is great. so catchy, I love your music. really into the idea of dispensing with the unnecessary parts of a song. who needs verses and bridges? really genius actually. am i jealous? hell yeah.
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Beautiful Crotch!
Now that's a good one!

Thanks for the undeserved high praise.
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echoroom said 3312 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Bob...
... do you really have a beautiful crotch??? I'll ask your missus. Really poppy, and you know, your voice is getting better and better, a choir od Dorseys in fact.

Repeat to fade indeed
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Better Vocals?
My vocals aren't getting better, in fact, I struggle more now than ever. I guess I'm just trying harder to play it safer and keep everything within my shallow range. This was so simple to start out with, I didn't have to roam far to explore the possibilities.

Glad they sounded good to you. Thanks for the comments about my crotch too.
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racerat said 3311 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
crutch
Hey Bob,
Steve is right, your vox are getting better and better. The harmonies is particular. I might push them back a little more(NOT cuz they're not good...) in the mix with a tad more reverb, they would hand-hold with the musical bed more. Cool, poppy, solid!
P
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Vocal Crutch
I think I can do a halfway decent job harmonizing, as long as I have a strong vocal to use as a crutch. I think I juist used the bassline for that crutch on this one. I'm trying, thanks for the advice man!

BD
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Diviner said 3309 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Lol, great track
this sounds so funny esp the harmonizing vocals. Very enjoyable music and lyrics. I do enjoy your electropop tunes.
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Laugh At Electropop
Thanks Keith. I laugh at most of your music too!

Bob
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Pete_NB said 3308 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
More chorus please
I liked how it changed while staying the same. And it sounds mucho cool on headphones, almost soothing, which is odd for such a hight energy tune.

And gesundheit. The second time I listened to this I kept hearing a sneeze at the end of every second line!
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five_extra_arms said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Out-Chooooo!
Pete,

I wanna party with you! Our secret tune sounds like the bridge that I could've used on this tune!

Stay warm!

Bob
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Stun Nutz said 3302 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
tee hee!
Your tune here has me smiling on an otherwise blah Tuesday night. Love the loosey goosey way you sing those words... in one ear and around to the other.... with jumpy synth lines and dirty geetar just tying it all together rubberband-like.
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thoddi said 3301 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
hilarious
That black and scratchy hondo sounds very cool. If the Ratt pedal really is a RAT pedal, I believe they are rare these days? You are very fun to listen to. Played it three times now, and still not tired of that chorus:)
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DeathArrow said 3300 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
my beautiful crutch
amazing how your voices act together they sound very cool and tight !!!
cheers, luke
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edpdx said 3300 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
Great
combination of vocals! Reminds me a little bit like "Flesh for Lulu" Great song!

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Relic67 said 3294 days ago (December 10th, 2008)
repeating chorus
this is a fun song. I like repeating chorus songs. Teenage fanclub has a couple like that (my favourite band).
well done!
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Dj French Toast said 3285 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
5 arms
First I love your picture up there .....This is such a fun song man . I like it !
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smokey bacon jnr said 3241 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
brilliant
Were you on the pop? Great, like a mutant 50's tune. You have a masterly touch for synths. Excellent.
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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