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I first put up this song at macjams in 2004, but originally made this one way back in 1985:) I also did a version in 2006 which I put up here. And of course there is the original vinyl single recording from 1990 with my former band 'jims riff' here.

For the MacJams Reunion Festival I have tossed all of the ingredients on the floor and altered them some... This is what I ended up with when I put it all together again...
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TALK
Thor Oliversen©1985

we need to talk

You give me what you think is best,
what you know as good.
And you think you´re doing all you can,
and that what you do is right.
But it´s wrong, to me it's wrong.

You talk like a woman,
with always something on your mind.
And you walk like no man,
ever sat a foot on your way.
sat a foot on your way.

I, I need someone special.
Someone not settled and done
I guess you spent time with me in vain.
'Cause I want some unlike you, babe.
so much unlike you.
Song Stats
Hits: 3656
Comments: 69
Fans: 27
Plays: 174
Downloads: 141
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Feb 13, 2009 - 01:57:43 PM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2009 - 05:23:35 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 03:09:19 PM
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Hardware:
Gibson ES335, Marshall Drive Master (overdrive pedal), Music Man RD112 amp, Ibanez SD bass, Studio Projects B1 mic, Presonus Firebox, iMac, M-Audio Prokeys 88sx, Esteve Classical guitar
Software:
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Comments
Skean said 3206 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Oldies
Are always the best I think... Very nice bluesy/Jazzy tune you have going my friend.
I just love it... Cheers
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thoddi said 3205 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Skean
Thanks for dropping by:) I love it!
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Dadai.2 said 3206 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
I wish...

I could groove on the guitar like you. Thor, this is a great track. I love your backup vocals. Organ is classic. Talk can be cheap... but this Talk is precious.

Jack
thoddi said 3205 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
nonsens
You have your own groove and it's way cool Jack. Thanks for lending an ear and leaving a nice comment:)
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Scott Carmichael said 3206 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
for the record
I find this recording to be a great listen, because I hear a thread of your history running through it... I will say that you've grown from this place... you are more subtle and nuanced in your productions, and performances... so this is also a great way to see how far you've come... but I still recognize the Thor passion... and that acoustic solo is to die for...

our true MJ Soul Man
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haribo said 3206 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
what a groove
that groove is so aliveand your vocal does capture that retro vibe and connects it with something modern!
and i can tell it is a good music when i can feel that liveliness, funk, vibe is consistently continued as in here in this tune.
thanks for creating and sharing this experience.
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thoddi said 3204 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
yo
If you say it's good music by the liveliness - it makes me very happy. That's a comment I appreciate much:) Thanks!
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Roxylee said 3206 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Funk rock
Thor, you play guitar so well! I like the lyrics, especially the "so much unlike you" line. It says it all. And the way you blend rock and blues and jazz is really cool! :-)
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thoddi said 3204 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Roxy
Thanks a lot for listening and leaving such fine words:)
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Moviz said 3206 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Another top track
from you Thor.... so pro sounding in every respect.... well thought out arrangement and instrumentation.... vocals too are tops.... love that guitar solo, regards M
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thoddi said 3204 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Moviz
I can dig this:) I feel my head's getting bigger though...;)
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jiguma said 3206 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
At last!
Thor, this is really worth the wait. We've had 13 days of fans chanting "Thod-di, Thod-di, Thod-di!" and at last they can relax and groove along.

This has all the bits I love about your soulful tunes Thor - excellent rhythm section, great vocals and fantastic soloing (not to mention the B3 (anything with a B3 instantly goes to the top of my list).

Fantastic!

I just wish we'd thought of doing a big "end of fest" jam :(

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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thoddi said 3204 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
the end of fest jam
Wouldn't that be grand... maybe something to consider for next year... would be cool to have a solid sort of mega jam, if not online... then some sort of multi collab maybe... but if we're able to do something online... woooohooooo:)
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thetiler said 3205 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
tho
When I hear artists at MJ I get feeling of various moods and styles of the musicians here.
I think what I appreciate of your style is the directness in which you communicate to us Mjammers.

Especially in your lyrics, it's a real nice personal flair. Maybe up front personal more so than any artist's I've heard here at MJ. Love the upfront feeling of the hammond organ, the Carlos Santanna feel but of course you style is so apparent.

Way to go!

Enjoyed, your a GREAT addition to MJ !

Thanks for sharing!
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
lyrics
Hi Bill, you often mention my lyrics. Not having english as my native language it's uplifting to hear you say this:) Thanks for listening and leaving such an encouraging comment. You are quite a super addition to macjams yourself:)
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Feter said 3205 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Talk - we need to talk
Super ...just super Thor ..your guitar just talk with spirit ...great
vocal work as well ...impressed by the arrangement you puts here it
has some classy sound with the ES ..man ...I m so happy u redone this !!

Deepest bow !!!!
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
talk with spirit
I just commented something like that on The Tilers latest piece of music. If you think I have that ability - thanks a lot Feter. It makes me feel good:)
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Ed Hannifin said 3205 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
I really enjoy your tunes...
...that pit your lead playing against a B3 sound.... Nice use of the nylon string at the break... You've got this great feel for a groove, thoddi....

Ed
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
da groove
Thanks for listening and leaving a nice comment Ed. And I like your new avatar:)
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caymanjazz said 3205 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Cool Groove
I love the Guitar Tone and the Hammond is just plain great. What a cool song.
Thanks Mike
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks
Good to hear you enjoyed the song.
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jazzman1 said 3205 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Thoddi
This song has such a great groove. I love the guitar work in this (ES335 is my guitar of choice also). I be listening to more.
Thank you,
Dale
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
335
Yeah, that is my absolute favorite guitar too. Thanks for listening and leaving a nice comment:)
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Mcboy said 3205 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
soulman
nice blues rocker........u da man!....forgive me i have forgotten about that collab.....
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Hi Mcboy
What a treat to have you back in da hood. Hmmm, that collab, yeah, I haven't been too aware myself... but anytime, anywhere:)

Thanks for dropping by!
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Mcboy said 3205 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
soulman
nice blues rocker........u da man!....forgive me i have forgotten about that collab.....
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Vic Holman said 3205 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
talk talk
cool combination of the overdriven electric and the nylon guitar solos. great texture and excellent playing. that goes without saying.

the song on a whole is incredible and very pro sounding!!!
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
talk to me
What an uplifting review Vic. I'm always unsure on how my mix and production comes out at the other end. Appreciate much your comment on that. Thanks!
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mowguy3 said 3205 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Way to go
First time hearing this. Great track. You have so much going in this one. guitars are awsome. Great Great job.
Be well, Russ
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
a 100 time hearing this
Guess I must have played this song in all it's version at least a 100 times:) Thanks for listening and leaving a nice comment for me.
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SmokeyVW said 3205 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
i like
a great blues / rock tune

i particularly like the guitar work, the vocals and the backup vocals

oh, and the organ. i guess i like it all!

thanks
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Hi Smokey
Thanks liking it all. Appreciate your visit much:)
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blaky smith said 3205 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Cool
Nice track Thor, great vocals, fantastic organ and guitar work, I like it...
Marc


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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Hi
Thanks for dropping by and leaving such fine words for me:) Appreciated!
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Jarvoid said 3204 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
This just hangs together
so werll,its got a picture into my head of an electric bluesman going head to
head with a slightly direputable Flamenco player in a smokey club sfter closing and the rest of the house band join in and then it all goes Santanaesque from the third minute....quite speccytackler, mon brave,encore.
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thoddi said 3201 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
cool picture
I've always been a fan of the old Santana stuff. Evil ways, Oye como va, samba pa ti... Cool to hear that you find traces of this in this one. Thanks!
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FEEL said 3204 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
fine tune
First post... really? Dash of Allman Brothers, Santana and just a pinch of Joe Cocker. Clean mix and some tasty guitar to top it off.
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thoddi said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
not the first
Thanks for listening and leaving a nice commment John:) This wasn't my first post here, but first time for this song at macjams was in 2004.
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Willywagga said 3203 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Sweet
Sweet Guitar, very professional mix, wonderful gibson sound.
I'd lift the acoustic riff a little more to the front it's very natural.

Brilliant
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thoddi said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Thanks
Good to hear I got that gibson sound coming through:)
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lengold said 3203 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
This is exactly
the music I love to listen to live - this sounds so much like a really good pro gigging band. You song writing talent is also to the fore. Love it. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len



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thoddi said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
great compliment
Thanks a lot for your visit Len. You are very kind:)
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musichead said 3202 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Blues
If its the blues.Count me in. This is a great organ sound and feel..Nice bass and lead and well all around nice job!!!
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thoddi said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
da blues
Yeah, I put this under blues 'cause I thought it fitted best of the genres... Thanks for mentioning the organ sound. If you like the bass I'm happy hearing it from you as a bassplayer.
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SJB said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Hi Thor
The 335 sounds great on this. I was surprised when the nylon strung guitar came in but I liked how it contrasted with the Gibson. The benefits of a real bass are clear on this - synthesized bass just wouldn't cut it for sound or groove.
Cheers
Seve
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thoddi said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
contrast
Yes, it was what I was after when I decided to put in that classical guitar. Thanks for the visit and a nice comment:)
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Andy-bm said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Very Cool
I love the acoustic lead....nice dynamic.

//Andy
thoddi said 3199 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Thanks
cool if you like it:)
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said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Delicious!!!

just a superb picking on the guitar - this is soooo slick man.

. - Harold
thoddi said 3199 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Harold
Thanks for dropping in and leaving a nice comment. You're always welcome here:)
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magnatone said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Talk
Thor - this is just about the PERFECT song to me! The acoustic guitar in there is done so beautifully, gives a nice break, and then back to ROCK! You've just put all the elements of the ideal song together in this one! I will listen to this a zillion times! Thanks
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thoddi said 3199 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Magnatone
How nice to see you here:)
Please don't listen to it a zillion times… you will probably hate me after that;)

Thanks a lot for your nice comments about this one. If you think it's perfect... I'm trilled:)
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Char said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Oh, I am a fan.
Love the sound of it. Sultry. You must leave the lady with something to think about. Heartbreaker, you. Thanks.
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thoddi said 3199 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Yippi
I love it when I get fans:)
Thanks for a nice comment.

The lady here is pure fiction, so there's no heartaches;)... I wrote most of the lyrics in this on more then 20 years ago and have altered them some over the years.
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caroline said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
wow - i really enjoyed this!
great guitar, beautiful voice! need to talk? moi?? surely not!!! thank you thoddi - big loves xoxoxo
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thoddi said 3199 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Hi Caroline
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment:) Big loves right back at ya!
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Joanna said 3200 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Talk
What a great song. You've got soul, Thor. Great guitar in this one. This one is smokin'!
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thoddi said 3199 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Thanks
I quit smokin' some time ago... but I guess it's a better kind of smokin' we're talking about here:) Thanks for listening and leaving a nice comment.
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tokai said 3199 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Talk to me
Great blues number, with your suited voice and playing. Nice brakes and tones through out, accomplished song writing skills and a sweet production quality to this tune. Reminds me of of Eric Clapton.
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thoddi said 3199 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Thanks
Sounds good to me if it reminds you of mr. Clapton:)
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SISTERS said 3198 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
oooooooo
that first ripple of keyboard sez it all. this is powerful, sexy, and sophisticated.
cool acoustic solo!! gorgeous oooooooo's. do i hear a little touch o' santana?
your wall of sound at the harmony is mind-blowing. this is full-bodied, bold and completely beautiful.
WOW!
8)
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thoddi said 3198 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Hi Anne:)
You've put a nice little smile on my face;) Thanks, this was a cool treat to have!
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davisamerica said 3190 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
Man ....
this is killer .... you could play any venue here in Texas and blow them away ... just excellent stuff !!
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thoddi said 3180 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
awright
That does it, I'm bringing my band over to Texas:) That's a dream - one day....
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TERRAPLANE said 3185 days ago (March 5th, 2009)
OK
Really ,,your Carlos Santana right?? Awesome track!
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thoddi said 3180 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
Ooops
Exposed... thought the sunglasses worked as a disguise... he he - Thanks for a cool comment:)
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Daugrin said 3131 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Talk Talk Talk
Very nice chromatisism on the gitfiddle lines. This form suits your talents. Suggestions? A tempo change and a straighter 8 feel on the ride out where you might let the guitar have the last word? Talk is well considered and professionally executed...maybe a solo on the keys?

Daugrn
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sheilad said 3090 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
just going
through some of your stuff and liking it a lot... downloading to my hearts content! Thanks... love the voice... very smooth
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scaustrita said 2931 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Dang!
This is a fantastic production, from the vocals and lyrics to the smooth guitar work! The endind is near perfect. Your guitar is singing to me . . .

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