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guygrooves

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This is a song written a few years ago when I was struggling with whether I should continue playing in cover bands, or truly explore performing my own songs exclusively. I am glad I chose the latter. I haven't been happier about music, mine or other peoples, since making that decision. I finally set it free.
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Reasons Why copyright 2002 Guy Groves
Reasons why never seem strong enough
I myself won't bear the truth
I build my dream then stomp it to submission
I ignore my muse and I'll never set it free
no never set it free
and I am no different than you
and you are no different than me

Toil away everyday at something I detest
locked away from what I love
and what I might do best
to afraid to try, to blind to see
that everything I ever wanted
is layin right in front of me

Yet those reasons why never seem strong enough
and I myself won't bear the truth
I build my dream then stomp it to submission
I ignore my muse and I'll never set it free
no never set it free
and I am no different than you
and you are no different than me

Gotta feed that white dog
so my conscience lets me sleep
If I walk along that borderline
I'm bound to get weak
Temptation's gonna shadow me
for the rest of my life
If I don't look back
If I don't think twice

Those reasons why will be strong enough
and I myself will bear the truth
I'll build a dream and cherish it forever
I'll know my muse cause I finally set it free...
yes finally set it free...
and I am no different than you
and you are no different than me
Song Stats
Hits: 4500
Comments: 113
Fans: 42
Plays: 444
Downloads: 132
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Apr 28, 2009 - 11:43:17 AM
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2009 - 11:49:12 AM Last Played: Feb 24, 2017 - 08:30:55 PM
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Comments
sheilad said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
I'm glad too
that you decided to go your way... you have given me inspiration to go my own way too ;-)
(but why did I think this was going to be another version of THE ONE when I got the notice LOL)...
Keep doing what you do.... I'll keep listening and learning
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thanks Sheila
I will lol
Peace
Guy
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blindsidedpoets said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Reasons Why
This is absolutely killer! Phat guitars, great lyrics, kicking lows, crisp highs, great mix. I am a bit sad you didn't write it 10 years ago, I'd have loved to play it with you back then across the country, and the decade!
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Hey Nigel
Thanks for your help and the pimp...... does that make me your bitch??? LOL
Peace
Guy
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davisamerica said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Big Sound ....
Guy .... man this stomps!!
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thank you
I am glad you think so.
Peace
Guy
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Char said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Way to go.
Good lyrics, great singing and playing. Thanks.
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thanks Char
for the kind words and your ear.
Peace
Guy
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magnatone said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Reasons Why
and you are SET FREE to make awesome music - this is FABULOUS!
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thanks Magnatone
You are tops in my book.
Peace
Guy
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kingbee said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Reason enough
What an excellent killer track.
Everything about it kicks ass!!
I like the way your vocals are sort of laid back in comparison with the rock-ness of the track.
It gives it a really fresh feel to it.
Great stuff
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thank you King
I am really happy you like it, knowing you can Rock it up as well if not better.
Peace
Guy
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Big!
.. this is massive Guy. Love the riffin' and the drums.
Downloaded and podded.
This rocks
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thanks Paddy
I am honored you will have this on your Ipod.
Peace
Guy
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Sigmund said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
reasons
Nice work - you do a great job a putting out a great guitar sound - overall a great arrangement and mix. I have not heard a whole lot of good rock material here up till now (not that there isn't good rock stuff on this site - I just have not found much of it) - I am glad I found you here - thanks for sharing this!
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thanks Sigmund
I am happy you like it. I have to give credit to Chris Cihon (PickQuickRecords) for giving me direction on how to record my electric rock sound. He gave me some pointers a few months back and it made the world of difference. If you haven't heard his stuff go and enjoy some of the best rock guitar you have ever heard.
Peace
Guy
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sloparts said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Awesome track Guy
Wall of sound stuff going on in this one my friend. Great bottom end and a fantastic mix, with some very hot sounding guitar work here.

I love the lyrics on this Guy, but for some reason I didn't hear the the energy of the lyrics and music in you vocal. Seemed to me like you were holding something back, and that's not like you.

No matter, I still love the song. it speaks to my muse, and that's good enough for me.

Great song Guy

Ed
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
You know Ed...
I almost didn't upload this BECAUSE of the vocal delivery. You are very intuitive. I tried to scream it out, but to me it sounded like.... well I don't know what, but is sure was bad. I tried to put some tension in this delivery although it seems I fell a little short. No biggie though, I heard through the grapevine a new young sensation here at MJ wants to sing it, but right now it's nothing more than a rumor, so I can't divulge her name...oooops I may have said to much already. Thanks for the listen and direction my friend.
Peace
Guy
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Scott Carmichael said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Huge
no doubt in my mind... explore your own stuff... sometimes a cover band can put a few bucks in your pocket... I tell my son that "you can make hundreds of dollars playing music every year".....

cool voice... a cross between Bowie & Morison... huge production.. and strong lyrical imagry...

Scott




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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Hundreds of dollars???????
You must of played the "A" circuit then I never made it past "B" lol Thanks Scott I am really flattered you dig the tune. Bowie and Morison .... wow THANKS :)
Peace
Guy
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apb said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Awesome

.. lovely phat guitars, rippin' it up, modern sound too. Cool vocals and lyrics .. well performed. Everything is very tight and well mixed. Veteran experience shining through.

I too hear touches of Jim Morrison in the vocal- assisted perhaps by the choice of effects/reverb on the vocals... big sound. Definitely a solid mainstream rocker.
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Way cool
Thanks man, you and Scott have made my whole year. Very nice of you. Thanks for your time.
Peace
Guy
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Monkaton said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Whoa
Good production and lots of stinging guitars.

There are a couple of spots where I'd go up in the melody ("You are no different than me" and the "finally free" line), and I'd change the "cause" to an "as" in the fourth to the last line and drop the "myself" from "I myself", but that's just some real minor suggestions.

Good song and great playing.
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
I think...
you may be on to something I was hearing the up in melody as well. Thanks for the listen and the direction.
Peace
Guy
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ktb said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
what kingbee said :-)
definitely a cool juxtaposition between the thrashing guitars and your wonderfully laid back vox. Big killer sound Guy. Way to rock
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thanks ktb
I am glad you like the tune.
Peace
Guy
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jiguma said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Heavy!
I never expected to hear you in Jethro Tull mode Guy! You seem to have nailed the production side of things here, and the playing/singing/writing is very classy. Maybe Monkaton has a point about the melody, but maybe not necessary here.
No nits!
Neil
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Hey Neil
Thanks for stopping by. I am never satisfied with my singing. I agree with both Monkaton and Ed and now you. I do have a plan for someone else to have a go at singing it so stay tuned. I may try again someday as well, thanks again.
Peace
Guy
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Jim Bouchard said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Wow!
Nice. I'm glad this was pointed out in the forums and glad you pointed out how it was being fairly rated. I do think this is pretty great. Very heavy. I sort of feel like it is a bit busy and a bit even, like the arrangement could use a little air in it at some point to give it a bit of space, if you know what I mean, but the guitar solo totally kills! You nailed it! And I like the vocal, very cool vibe there. Very cool! I'd rate this an easy 9-8-8-9
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Wow
Thanks Jim, I really appreciate you taking the time. You have been one of the handful of people I listen to closely through their comments of other peoples music. Always honest and to the point. Thanks again for your time and your ears.
With regard to the song I suppose it might be said that one sacrifices certain things when trying to do it all yourself. You sound very much like an old song writing partner I teamed up with in the nineties and spent 6 wonderful years writing together. Really good times back then. My point is, that you are right of course, and I would have loved to hear it while in the throws of recording and arranging this. I will bear your advice in mind should this ever get a re record. Thanks again.
Peace
Guy
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Elevator_Funk said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
You asked for it :D
Hi guy, read your forum post before i checked this out. I decided to try out voting honestly and also give you a reason. Because I know I like to hear that stuff, and i received just what I was looking for when I received constructive criticism for my last post...... so here goes....

Sonwriting 8 - Very Good - I touches on themes not normally heard in mainstream radio, and it doesn't sound like a dummy wrote it.

Production/Performance 6 - production: I felt that there was some over-compression somewhere in the guitars and drums that made them sound like an MP3 compressed to like 48kbps, like all the dynamics and thickness were taken away, but vox and bass sounded ok to me. performance: I thought performance was very good so I evened the scors out to a 6.

Originality/Creativiy 8 It was original and creative and the sonwriting was original and creative, so i gave you an 8.

Overall Rating in genre: 7 - If I heard this on the radio I'd not change the channel. And that's saying something, so I gave it a rating of 7 as good. But if those guitar tracks were made more thick and full and less compressed, I might be convinced to raise my rating.

P.S. Do you remember The Headstones? Are they still around? This song reminded me of them.
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thank you Brian
I really appreciate the time you took to spell it out so to speak. I am of the same ilk as you in that regard, so no hard feelings, and the utmost respect for your opinion. I understand your comments and will keep them in mind for the next time. Thanks my friend.

Headstones ??? you're kidding right?????? I think you may be my new best friend. THANK YOU!! I am a huge fan, and I actually met Hugh Dillon once. He's a really cool guy. He is also one of the lead actors in a new show called Flashpoint. The Headstones are no more, but their music will live forever. Thanks for the comparison, and you're honesty, and your vote.
Peace
Guy
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guitapick said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Rockin out...
...powerful...sounds great, Guy...
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Thank you
I am flattered you like it.
Peace
Guy
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lengold said 2953 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
What a massive
sound - great song - love it all. Very infectious chorus.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks Len
I am happy you stopped by for a listen.
peace
Guy
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craft said 2953 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
I love it
Great job! Sounds very fresh.. I'm lovin' it!!
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks craft
I am flattered you like it. I appreciate the listen.
Peace
Guy
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
couple quick comments
only have time for a few quick comments... hopefully I'll make it back to expand on these:

1) Like the vox a lot, reminded me of Warren Zevon actually.

2) Guitar sound is really good, I can hear the compression but I don't think it is overcompressed as said before.

3) Nice lyrics and songwriting overall.

4) My major complaint is that I felt like you could have given the song a chance to "breathe" a little more. It feels to me that each section runs into each other a little too fast, like there was really no stop in the lyrical flow. I think the song would have better overall balance if you could more effectively bridge the sections with some exploratory instrumental work... but that's just my opinion.

Overall a very, very strong offering. One of the better rock songs on this site.

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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thank you very much Mason
I am in totally in agreement with you, and I am pretty sure I know what you mean. I mentioned in my reply to Jim Bouchard that one of the things you sacrifice when you try to do it all yourself, is the perspective of others. I will be sure to keep what you have said in mind, as you are one of the handful of people I pay close attention to through your comments and forum posts. Thanks again for your constructive and helpful comment Mason you're a cool guy.
Peace
Guy
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said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
great song!
This is a really nice song. I played the mp3 version from the download in Windows Media Player.

I must admit that I've read through the comments before writing this, and am a bit perplexed at the differences in the critique where it is offered. I agree with several points made, and they stood out to me even before I read the others' comments. At risk of just parroting what others have said and you've already addressed:

You have a great voice, but this delivery lacks emotion and the vocal part is "all the way through" without giving much room for the music to just play.

Fine, killer guitar parts, really love the heavy progression with a sweet lead laid on top. But to my ear there is so much compression on them and the drum kit that the sound is muddled and drowned with any dynamics practically lost. I know a lot of people seem to like this method of producing their music, but I don't. I was watching my EQ meter as I listened and all channels were basically peaked and flat across the top throughout. It's a lame little meter but is a good indicator of what's going on.

I hate to even write a critique on this, because you are a great talent and truly a musician, compared to me. I definitely stand little ground to write critique when my own work is so amateur, so others will probably think, "where the hell does HE get off saying this crap".

I gathered from your forum post that you wanted critique. I'm glad you posted that, because I might have missed this cool song.

. - Harold
guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Harold....
You are always welcome to come and speak your mind. I also don't care how good YOU are when it comes to you leaving a critique, if you have ears that work, you are qualified in my book. You are much better than you give yourself credit for, and I do like your work or I wouldn't be a fan. Thank you for your honest straight forward comment/critique and once again you are always welcome to come by and let me know what you think. People like yourself are why I have improved and will improve.
Peace
Guy
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Rebsie said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Much enjoyed
Excellent song and great performance ... no complaints from me! Lovely vocals. I understand what it's like to embark on your own music path after years of following a well trodden path (for me it was traditional songs rather than covers). Kind of scary to take the first steps, but immensely rewarding when you realise what you had in you all that time, just waiting to be set free.
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Very true
Rebsie, and now I wouldn't want it any other way. Thank you so much for a lovely comment and the time you spent listening.
Peace
Guy
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Reggie_Pole said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Ratings experiment?
I'm happy to see a hard rock song enjoying some popularity. Good work, Guy. Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't change a thing. It works.
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks Reggie
I might, and I might not, but it will have to wait ultimately. There have been some really thought provoking comments/critiques on this one. It is what helps me improve, but it is also cool to see someone like it and want it to stay the same. Thank you very much.
Peace
Guy
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TERRAPLANE said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
SEt FrEE
This monster ROCKS ,,, I enjoy the driving guitars & vocal style ,, Good song all around... thanks for the DL,,
Keep on keepin on,, T
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Keep on keepin on.....
I don't know any better so I guess I'll do just that ha ha ha, You too. Thanks.
Peace
Guy
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Doadars Uncle said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Expansive
Really full! Like the lyrics. Nice guitars!
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thank you sir
I am glad you like it.
Peace
Guy
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Calchas said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
How DARE you!
Like Sheilad, I came here expecting another version of "The One," and I find this #!!!@%! gem instead! Ha ha...

Wow Guy! This really rocks! Those guitars got BITE. Psycho soloing. Ferocious drum track, and excellent vocal delivery bro.

Bravo and encore!
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Ha Ha fooled ya...
Thanks Mike I am really happy you like it.
Peace
Guy
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Jarvoid said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Laid back vocals
and powerful guitars make an interesting blend...some one wrote "Bowie and Morrison" and yes I get that too.I like this sound.

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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks man
I try to get as much done as i can with the time allotted to me lol. I guess if I was less of a perfectionist I would have more new ones up lol. I find that the better I get at this, the harder it is to get something done.
Peace
Guy
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WharmtonRise said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Great track
Creative freedom is where it's at right enough.

Love those sudden/unexpected harmonies in the solo. Tight mix, nice flow to your sound choices.

Follow your muse. Actually, it's probably HER that set YOU free ;)
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
You might be right ;)
Thanks for the kind words.
Peace
Guy
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Daugrin said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Feed the white dog sa' mo'
Nice resolution in the lyric. Professional execution, my problem with this genre is "no sparkle". Someone else says it might need a little air, some say it needs to breath. Space in projects like this one is often the problem , but maybe not here, the lyric is so insistant. Well done.

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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thank you very much
I am glad you like it. I also appreciate what you mean about sparkle. I look upon all my songs as works in progress. This will be re recorded one day I imagine. Thanks for your time and kind words.
Peace
Guy
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egobandit said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
never set it free
Oh yeah when its buy one det one night your muse gets an extra one, cool song!

The changes and tempo just drive this!

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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thank very much
I really appreciate the time and listen Tim
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Guy
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mowguy3 said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Reasons Why
Killer track in every way. Glad you chose door #2 Guy. Thanks!
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks
I am really happy you like it.
Peace
Guy
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Feter said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Reasons Why
WOW ...Powerful ..is nothing like to be yourself ...excellent
Tele work ...top notch vocal work ...a stellar ...kudos !!!
thnx lot for sharin such gem !!!
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Feter
Where ya been bro??? I expected to see you first ha ha ha. Thanks for stopping by my friend. I hope you have been a good kind of busy.
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gail60 said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Awesome
Guy this is great! Rocks my socks off and I enjoy your singing very much. Awesome guitar solo - Great job! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thanks gail
Really glad to have you back around.
Peace
Guy
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SmokeyVW said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
minor crits
this is damn near perfect!

first listen

i haven't read any of the comments yet, this is my first impression on minor nits.

0:09 - cymbal sounded swishy - and elsewhere

0:39 - the echo (which sounds cool by the way) fights itself right here

1:26 - some note on the guitar didn't sound quite right - it repeats a few times

somehow the vocals sound autotuned just a bit

GOOD: 3:01 - the echoes reinforce the lyrics nicely here and the time before

overall the low end seemed blurred a little

-------------
second listen

lyrics: (using qtime player)

i would put a blank line between the title and the first lyric line

"stomp it

cool line

"and I am no different than you
and you are no different than me

it's a very familiar concept

just before "toil away
you need a percussion hit (cymbal, snare, whatever) as a break between chorus and next verse (ditto later)

"too blind to see

a very over-used phrase

at each time "and I am no different than you...
i feel like there needs to be a sonic change - something to point out that it's a main point. it could be a simple shift of EQ across the whole mix, or the drums, or something? dunno. i hope you know what i mean...

"If I walk along that borderline
some high end resonance or feedback sneaks in around "der" of borderline

"Temptation's gonna shadow me
on "shadow" same thing

general comment:

cool idea: you're talking about us MJer's aren't you?



again, this is damn near perfect!

thanks


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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Best critique EVER!!!!
Wow man you are good, and while hitting on a couple things others did you also found a few that I was aware of but didn't think they stood out as much as they did. I am impressed you caught the auto tune (Melodyne) which I completely left out of the software credits specifically for that reason. GOOD catch man. I used it on some stray notes to give my vocal a better chance at sitting with the music. I never professed to be a singer and I need all the help I can get. I am actually excited about giving this song a work over to make it better and your suggestions will be considered when it is time. I am going to put forth a greater effort especially with the vocal because of this critique. I could probably sing it and do well without Melodyne, but I am lazy ha ha ha. I will try harder next time I promise ha ha ha. Thank you Smokey I really appreciate the time and effort it took for you to do this. My respect for you has deepened greatly.
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Guy
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SmokeyVW said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Oh Man...
now i'm gonna have to read all the other comments, won't i? B^)

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SmokeyVW said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
THIS IS IT
4) My major complaint is that I felt like you could have given the song a chance to "breathe" a little more. It feels to me that each section runs into each other a little too fast, like there was really no stop in the lyrical flow. I think the song would have better overall balance if you could more effectively bridge the sections with some exploratory instrumental work... but that's just my opinion.

Tiny Man heard what I heard! - something needs to break apart the sections! even a 2/4 measure might do it!
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guygrooves said 2951 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Thanks Smokey
Points taken, thanks again for your time.
Peace
Guy
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VicDiesel said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Good stuff
This is an excellent mix. Heavy guitar work that supports the lyrics well.
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thank you Vic
I am really happy you stopped by for a listen.
Peace
Guy
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dajama said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Power
This has real power, and the sound is just amazing. Love the drums on this, and the guitar is just rocking. Great vocal. Something about this makes me think of Stone Temple Pilots - in a good way - and the whole track just blows out the speakers. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Thank you very much
for the time, listen, and nice comment and to be compared to STP is very cool. I'm a big fan.
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mike_d said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Great track!!!!
Absolutely killer tune- downloaded & thanks :)
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guygrooves said 2952 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Mikey deeeeeee
Great to see ya bro thanks for stopping by and the D/L much appreciated.
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RoughRooster said 2951 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
An
excellent rock song with great production Guy, really love your vocals and great guitar tone and playing.
This is top notch stuff, a great performance and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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guygrooves said 2951 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
I appreciate the listen, and kind words.
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kassia said 2951 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
feed that white dog!
wow guy! this starts out kicking a$$ and just goes on from there! big big guitar sounds. great vocals and drums. this is awesome!
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guygrooves said 2951 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
Thank you very much
I am very flattered you like it. I really dig your latest effort too.
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Relic67 said 2950 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Cool
cool hard-rocking tune. I like the guitar sound and the overall mix.
In contrast to some of the comments, I think the vocal delivery is fine. the vocal melody is in a fairly narrow range and I think that perhaps is what makes it a bit less dynamic than it could be. Perhaps in the chorus, a bigger interval jump to a higher note in spots, would liven things up? just a thought.
anyway, this was enjoyable song to listen to. Great work!
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guygrooves said 2950 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Thanks Relic
I am happy you like it, and I think you're right about the narrowness of the range. Something to look at when it comes time to re work this tune.
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paddler said 2950 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
..
you certainly set it free - this is a huge song and it soars - the only crit i'd have is the vocals sound slightly rushed in places,but thats it - Inspiring stuff - many thanks - Rich
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guygrooves said 2950 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Thanks Rich
I was thinking the same as well. I hope to have a smoother delivery when I rework this one.
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Guy
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chronologic said 2948 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
no different
I love it. Awesome! It's so cool that you see that! You are not different, it drives me nuts how "the masses" and their psychology are so bound. I pretty much quit watching TV sometime in High School, and though there are some downsides to that, mostly you run the risk of getting "out of touch" I guess... but when you realize what it is you are "out of touch" WITH, gosh, it's not so bad. And you don't realize until you are free for awhile. Then it becomes clear. You would never bind yourself up like that if you realized. That kind of bound thinking (groupthink you might say) is pervasive, it's as if everything is judged by some false standard. I say NO! And so do you! Great job buddy. SET IT FREE! About the music, the riffs/hooks are definitely cool. As are the very driving drums. I think a lot of the energy here is coming from the percussion. If it wasn't for that it might drag, but it doesn't. Unfortunately I can't play like that! I listened twice, and I also like the "texture" on the electrics especially during the chorus. That kind of texture is something that sucks me in every time. I don't know why. It just has bite. Did you record this back then also? Or is this a newer version?
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guygrooves said 2948 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
It's a newer version
I recorded it a week or so ago. I always heard it in my head a certain way especially with regard to the guitars. I relate to what you're saying about the "texture" the right kind does the same for me too. Really great to see you got all that from this one, I say NO as well my friend.
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thoddi said 2948 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
good song
Tight'n good groove. Cool guitars and good singing!
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guygrooves said 2948 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Thank you sir
nice of you to stop by. Thanks for the listen.
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trasher1966 said 2947 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Reason Why
Gonna have ya over soon brother we could do some serious damage to our eardrums. This is going to be alot of fun. Great song brother.
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guygrooves said 2947 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Thanks bro
Told you this place was cool. Thanks for the listen.
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yamenyamani said 2947 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
hi
wooooooooooow let's rock man
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guygrooves said 2947 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Yamen
Nice to meet you. Thanks for the listen.
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tokai said 2947 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Yo metal tune
great rocking tune. The mix is really there, crunching guitars, kicking drums and a pulsing bass, all the ingredients for a good metal cake. Your voice is the icing.
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guygrooves said 2947 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Thanks man
Thanks for the listen.
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yamenyamani said 2937 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
waaaaaaawwwwwww
man i really like it's so rock.....
man it's like deep purple songs
i enjoy the riffs...........
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ChristopherCihon said 2933 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Right On!
Really sounds powerful Guy. I'm so happy you finally went through with the "step". Great work on the guitars. They are nice and punchy. I really like how both of the guitars and vocal styles work so well together. A very "inviting" listen. Awesome production my friend.


Congrats!

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guygrooves said 2933 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Brother!!
Where ya been??? Thanks for stoppin by, I hope all is well. You, btw are the one that gave me the secret to getting a pleasing tone out of my setup, so thank you sir.
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Guy
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SJB said 2925 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Hi Guy
An unleashing of guitar rock! Great work across the board. You will have to work
hard to top this one.
All the best
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guygrooves said 2925 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Thanks Steve
I appreciate you stopping by for a listen.
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rsolorio said 2921 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Well played
Thanks Guy for the link. I'd agree with the comment about the spacing/breathing between sections. But the energy and musicianship is top notch.
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guygrooves said 2921 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Thank you sir
I wouldn't have given it much thought had I not joined this great site, with such cool people. Thanks for the listen and kind words.
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GodSuhn said 2914 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
I like this.
Honestly. I listen to all genres of music. I love rock music because of the lyrics. I am glad you have the lyrics written so I could read them. I like meaningful lyrics. I make hip hop music, but I rarely listen to it. Meaningless words!
I'm about to listen to all of your works now.

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guygrooves said 2914 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
I am honored
I really am. I know what you mean about meaningless lyrics, it is why I rarely listen to Hip Hop or Rap, no substance. Thank you for the listen and your time.
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Bob6stringer said 2912 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Dig the layers
Wouldn't surprise me if you were onstage at an early Lollapalooza back when guitars were still loud. Good one, Guy.
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guygrooves said 2912 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
thanks Bob
I'm happy you liked it. I guess I might have fit in at Lollapalooza i really dig the bands from that era. Thanks again for your kind words bro.
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Calchas said 2907 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Yeah boy!
Had to give this one another spin. What a great rocker!

Be well bro!
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guygrooves said 2906 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Thanks Mike
I guess i should visit my profile a bit more often I almost missed this one.
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KDB91 said 2876 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
yeah!
really fat sound!
great work!
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daibhre said 2872 days ago (July 18th, 2009)
Awesome guitars/drums
The contrast between hard-driving accompaniment and the somewhat laid-back vocal makes one listen to the lyric. That's a good thing, but I was imagining a chorus an octave higher to really set it on edge. Fav'd!
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fasteddie said 2679 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
Heavy duty
This kicks big time. I totally dig the guitar part at about 1:20 or so. That's crazy heavy! Beautiful lead too! Bad ass!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2512 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
reasons
production sounds right. guitar tone cool. vocal phrasing very effective. dig the lyrics they fit really well. solo not the usual predictable stuff. vocal very characteristic. enjoyed cheers
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jdholliday said 2307 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Wow, powerful song
in every way, well done!
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