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Here's a little taste of what my band "Kontrabeat" sound like. This is recorded at a rehearsal almost in one take... Drums, bass and guitar was done in one take, and unfortunately the piano-man had left the building, so what you hear going on in the keys department is done by me, afterwards. I also did the singing back in my home studio.

It's cool to experiment with recording the band... I brought my iMac to the place and rigged some microphones... After some good recommendations in the macjams forum I bought the Alesis IO|26 which is used here.

The band members playing here are;
Trond Oliversen (my nephew) - drums, Øyvind Lende - bass, Thor "thoddi" Oliversen, guitars, vocals and keys.
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Lyrics
It's no use
Thor Oliversen©2008

So you refuse, baby
Refuse to be with me.
So it's no use, baby
just wont stay and see.
Try to imagine
Try to understand
will you ever figur out
what you've done to this man
It’s you that’s given me this pain,
when leaving me alone.

I have a fever
coming my way.
I’m shaking,
shaking ‘cause I’m cold.
I’m shaking,
shaking ‘cause I’m alone.
I’m shaking,
shaking ‘cause I’m cold.
It’s you that’s given me this pain,
for leaving me alone.

So you say it's all my fault
well I'm not to blame
So you say it's all my fault
I say it's still the same

Come home honey,
Two is what it takes.
Come back, babe,
dont leave me this way.
Come home honey,
Two is what it takes.
Come back, babe,
Can’t take this anymore.
|:You can’t just leave me lying here,
in all my misery.:|
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Plays: 423
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Uploaded: May 01, 2009 - 01:34:19 PM
Last Updated: May 02, 2009 - 06:53:13 PM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 08:49:42 PM
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composerclark said 3146 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Exciting
You guys sound great! Great funky groove you got there; sounds really tight... Very exciting music!
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Exciting
They say the energy of an electron is sufficient to excite the atom:) You certainly excite me with your kind comment. Thanks Clark:)
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ktb said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
all sorts of groove
Thor, I would gladly be a groupie if you guys played Boston. Very infectious feel. The keys (post added) are perfect. What are you using for sounds? they emulate a B3 in overdrive just perfectly. The bass and drums sound awesome. You did a great job of blending the "live" sound with the vocals and keys.
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
groupie... well I dunno
I'd rather have you sitting in to do some of your cool tricks on the piano:) Thanks for listening and leaving such kind words:)

For sound on the keys… hmm I'll have to check… hold on...
Awright... I used a preset in logic called "warped organs/distorted organ". I think I have put on both a brake and choral to go with the rotor fx... I like it when it gets a bit muddy... hides my flaws a bit better;)
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T_Being_esq said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
My Wife Says
It is good so it must be. Great rocking beat.
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
If your wife says so
Then I believe it's true:) Thanks!
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thetiler said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
you have one of the best voices for this style
it is almost like jimi hendrix is right by you giving you inspiration. I love the directness and upfront lyrics. Really to me very fun to hear. You really have the sound. And it is truly one of the very best I've of this style on this site and other sites i've heard. You really got the chops and voice to pull this style off thoddi !
Way to go. Very entertaining !
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Thanks Bill
It's a thrill to read your comment. Keeping in mind that I wasn't allowed near any microphone in my first bands, this is cool reading:)

You make me blush with your kind comments. Thanks - I think I need a drink after this;)
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sheilad said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
That's just plain
awesome! Sounds like a band worth standing in line to hear anytime any place!
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
No worries about standing in line
I'll get you a backstage pass;) Thanks for the cool comment!
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orcsong said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
This Rocks!
Great job! Just enough funk, just enough blues, just enough raw. Really pretty cool. It made me want to play my guitar. (a really good sign!)
Thanks
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
A really good sign
You are such a good musician, I'm thrilled if this made you wanna play along. Thanks!
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said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
oh, yeah!
Man, this just completely rocks the house - great preview.

. - Harold
thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Hi Harold
I always enjoy seeing you've been listening. Thanks for the cool comment:)
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Scott Carmichael said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
My Friend from across the pond
Thor I've always completely dug your playing and comping.. such great authentic guitar work... and that would be enough for me... but your vocal outshines everything else about this track... which is formidable by the way... you've got this sort of Donald Fagan Vibe in your voice... but you so completely abandon yourself to the vocal that it is just compelling... i love how you hold nothing back when you go for the note... this rips with emotion... and could be textbook for singers who need to see how it's done...

Bravo


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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Scott
You have always been very encouraging with your comments. Thank you so much for being a great friend and support. I would love to meet you, and sit down and share some time... a few cool beers and dig into music... One day we probably will:)
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blindsidedpoets said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
It's no use
Excellent tune! Nothing like that live feel! Great vox, and tight musicianship across the board! Bet Mr. Keys regrets leaving early that night :)
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Mr. keys
I'm sure our Mr. keys would have lifted this one a couple of notches with his creative touch... We missed him, but will dig into a new recording session with him in place soon I hope.

Thanks for your kind comment:) Appreciated!
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sschedra said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Very live!
Thor, Great way to lay down the tracks. You guys would get the crowd up and dancing in a second, Lots of energy and great recording. Did you go direct on anything or just mike up everyone? Excellent production.

Stephen
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Dancing in a second
Now, that would be cool... If an audience reacts like that... they must like it... I can only hope...:)

The bass is direct via a DI box. I had a SM57 on the amp as well, but that track got lost... Also the keys in this are midi... Hopefully our next recording session will include live mic'd organ w/leslie and a piano mic'd from the amp.

Thanks for your uplifting words:)



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yrp said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Pure
steaming energy!
I would buy a Kontrabeat disc right away!
Top notch production, performance (specially vox) and interplay between you three!
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Cool comment
To have someone say they'd buy the disc... now that's cool:)
Thanks a lot for an encouraging comment!
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MarkHolbrook said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
What!?
You didn't do the drums too while you were singing and guitaring!? Come one... don't be so lazy!!! Hee hee.. Just poking fun!!!

I mean really you sound totally fine guitar and vocal wise... I mean not just fine.. how about GREAT! AWESOME!!!

I remember my old HS band days and it was hard to sing and play at the same time especially if the guitar part of difficult.

Nice job Thor!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Argh...
where is that delete comment button when you needed... I finally figured out you did the vocals later back at the studio... well still that guitar part rocked and you were busy enough!

Nice job sir!
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Hi Mark
Fun comment:)

Thanks for listening and for leaving a cool comment!
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Andy-bm said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Excellent
great tune, and great band. The vocals are ripping, and the production is very pro.

Wish I could come see you guys live.

//Andy
thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Live?
I'd love to come to NY and do a gig or four... Who knows... Just listening to your latest post... you have a cool voice. Thanks for your encouraging words!
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gail60 said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Very cooool
This was just too groovy! You got me dancing here and honestly, this is really good stuff. Great vocals, awesome beat and guitars. This is a keeper! Downloaded. Thanks for sharing! Way to go!
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Wow
If we got you dancing, I'm happy as can be:)
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Moviz said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
So Glad
I dropped by here from Scott's Forum post Thor. This sounds really fantastic... excellent performance and mix..... the vocals are tops and the guitar is fab, regards M
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Moviz
I'm thrilles to see you liked it.
Thanks to Scott for pimping this in the forum:)





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Sigmund said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
No use
this is a great song - great vocals, excellent guitar, and a tight funky rhythm. The guitar solo is killer and I really like how you transposed up in the middle, and then back down again - very cool. Thank you for sharing this with us.
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Sigmund
Honored to have your visit and comment. Thanks for mentioning the guitar solo... The transpose is kind of a "cheap trick", but I think it serves to breath a little life into a straight forward chord scheme.

Thanks:)
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Feter said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
It's no use
Sheeeeeeeesh Thor ...this is supreb ...a mind blowin ...goodness
did I love the bass and drums ? what a hoot ...the guitar is mine
here ..this is the way I love it ...some hendrix touch ...one of
the finest band around ... Kudos ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
bass and drums
Yes, I'm excited to play with such great musicians. They make it easy to do my part. Thanks a lot Feter - you are a true supporter and very much appreciated as a pillar of macjams.
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FEEL said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Out
Standing!
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Appreciated
comment:)

Thanks John!
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Dadai.2 said 3145 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Top notch...

first class edgy soul music.... from the soul brothers up Norway way... heheh. Kudos, this is superb stuff. Special hat tip to soul brother #1 - Thor...

Jack
thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Soul brothers
It makes me feel good when you call us "soul brothers". Thanks Jack!
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stratcat said 3145 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Very cool
Great Vocals, funky beat. Its all working.
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Funky beat
That was what we aimed for... thanks for mentioning it:)
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jiguma said 3145 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Great to hear this Thor
Love the guitar and vocals (and pretty much everything here Thor). You sure have a tight little rhythm section thing happening, and I'm thinking this must go down really well in a live situation.

I really appreciate the joys of playing in a band, and in front of a real audience (rather than a virtual one).

EXCELLENT post!
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Live situation
The challenge for me doing this live... is playing guitar and singing at the same time... But I've heard it's possible to do if rehearsals and hard work is an ingredient;)

I guess we share the same joys... playing in a band... Thanks for visiting:)
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jiguma said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Singing/playing
After a LOT of practice, I'm now singing "Things Must Change" and playing bass (at the same time) - surprised me that's for sure!
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Skean said 3145 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Pro
Sounds, nice work guys... I loved it... Cheers
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Hej Kenta
Va kul at observera at ni tyckte om och hadde det mysigt när ni lyssnade på våra song:) Tack så mycket!
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tokai said 3145 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
cool
funky blues. What a groove. Electric guitar playing at its best. Sweet groove with a strong back beat.
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Hi Steve
Hearing you liked the guitar playing is a treat, coming from a good guitarist like yourself:) Thanks!
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mowguy3 said 3145 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Love the funk
Awesome track, Nice and tight. So full of energy, I would love to see this live. Great stuff, Great band. Thanks.
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Live funk?
We'll come to Florida any day..;) Thanks for a cool comment!
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guygrooves said 3145 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
This reminds me
of Gordie Johnson of a Canadian band called "Big Sugar" which is now defunked but WOW this is HOT!!!!!!!
Peace
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Big Sugar
I listened to a couple of songs in iTunes.. Sounded like a pretty cool band...

Thanks for listening and leaving a cool comment:)
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btransue said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
GuRooves Thodeye
This thing rocks...think I'll play this one on Wed! Bows on the groove "toddi"
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Wow
I'm pretty excited if you think this is cool enough to air. Thanks a lot Blaine! I'll be tuning in:)
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Char said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Excellent
song. loved the playing and the vocals. You must rock the house down. Thanks.
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Char
Nice to see you've been around:) Thanks for listening and leaving a cool comment!
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Vic Holman said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
kickin some tail
sounds great. man the band is tight. you sure did a good job on miking everything. that must of taken a lot of trail and error to get it down

intense vocals and guitar solo.... man oh man
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
miking
Hi Vic, yes, I used a couple of hours before everyone arrived to set up the microphones. I used a dynamic, directional (SM57) one on the snare and borrowed some mikes ideal for cabinets to mike the guitar/bass/keyboard speakers cabinet and kick drum. Put a condensator over the drum kit to open up the sound and get more of the room feel. I lost the miked track from the bass cabinet, but had one direct via a DI box that survived.

But trial and errors... indeed...I lost the five first recordings we did that day because of a stupid mistake I did in Logic. I was trying to save time by choosing "save as" for each new song. It turned out Logic erased all previous audio files each time I chose "save as"... Somethings has to be learned the hard way I guess;)

Thanks for listening and leaving a nice comment:)
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paddler said 3144 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
..
really like it - will add some keys just 4 fun and send it to you
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Cool
Have fun:)
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lengold said 3144 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
I would really
enjoy hearing you and your band live Thor, you all sound so spot on and very, very tight. Great drums and all the other instruments sound perfect too. Wonderful song and lyrics too.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Hi Len
Thanks for listening and leaving such fine words:)
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Daugrin said 3144 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
It's no use trying
All been said already. Tight, right and well done, great effort.

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thoddi said 3144 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Daugrin
Thanks:)
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apb said 3144 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
That's the ticket ..
.. the kinda band I'd welcome to hear if I strolled into a pub (which has been known to happen on occassion). Captured that 'get up and go'. Kudos Thor .. sounds tight and grooovy.
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thoddi said 3143 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Cool comment
Hi Alan, this is the best kind of comment to get. Thanks a lot:)
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guitapick said 3144 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Nothin like...
...a good live band...please pass on the compliments to everyone involved. Great playing and a movin' tune...!
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thoddi said 3143 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
I will pass it on.
Thanks Bob:)
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damiengh said 3143 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Solid
Love what you do, keeping that funky groove and intensity going. Your vocals are absolutely terrific on this one. I'd sure like a ticket to ride on this train, all the way to the end.
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thoddi said 3143 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Hi Damien
I love it when the band manages to keep the energy going all the way. Thanks for visiting and leaving such fine words:)
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Ed Hannifin said 3143 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Another infectious groove, thoddi....
I love the ensemble sound...the drums are really great, and the way you play the lead against the whole thing is terrific, just what I'm in the mood for...

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thoddi said 3143 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
the groove
is a vital part of what I get a kick of, musically. I'm glad you where in the mood for this today:) Thanks Ed, you're visits are highly appreciated!
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SISTERS said 3143 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
i feel your pain
thor - wonderful all out singing! - absolutely nothing held back for a rainy day.
the solo is a thing of wonder = your guitar blazes, bends, bellows and blows my mind.
trond did a bang up job on the percussion. this rocks!!
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thoddi said 3141 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
Anne
Thanks, I dig your colorful comments:)
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rabittwhole said 3143 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
T ....
man you just rock ...
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thoddi said 3140 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
Thanks
:)
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Willywagga said 3142 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
Full of It
Really full of natural spunk, great confident, loose and cocky guitar playing, wish I could do that. As good as anything I've heard on MJ. Your vox is on the ball as is the production, very pro.
Excellent stuff.


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thoddi said 3140 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
wow
Very encouraging comment. Thanks:)
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TERRAPLANE said 3141 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
Kontrabeat ROCKS!
When you guys tour the states make sure you look me up when your in the North West!! ;>)Your band rocks! Thanks for the down load !! Appreciate it,,,,, great mix ,,Thor
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thoddi said 3140 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
Yes
Would be great to tour the USA!

Thanks for a very nice comment. Appreciate it much:)
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bud said 3140 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
Fab track
you guys rock.
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thoddi said 3136 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Fab comment
Thanks:)
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timothy devine said 3140 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
this has got to b cool live
great break
what a cool sound thor
love it
cookin
tm
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thoddi said 3136 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
hope so
We haven't had a chance to do a live gig yet. It sure takes a while to put a repetoir together and feel confident enough about it to play live. But we're getting there... Hope we'll do our first mini gig during the summer.

Thanks for dropping in Tim:)
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VicDiesel said 3139 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Rocking good
Very solid stuff. Your vocals are great: your voice has real character. It has a bit of Phil Lynott to it.
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thoddi said 3136 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Phil
It's been a while since I listened to Thin Lizzy... if you think there is a resemblance, I'm thrilled:)

Thanks!
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egobandit said 3124 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Man
where have been ! boy am I late to the party. Heavy rockin and great!!!!!!!!!
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sheilad said 3107 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
A band
worth seeing live for sure.. I'll take the d/l for now though... thanks!
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thoddi said 3103 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Sheila
Thanks for leaving a second comment. If you like it enough to d/l I'm thrilled:)
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sheilad said 3103 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
duh!
I was in such a rush to get to the front of the ticket line! Now I can at least listen on the Ipod while I wait! Thanks again
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Bob6stringer said 3097 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Put the hammer down!
Your chord/phrasings in the "So you say it's all my fault" break are lethal. Your fretting sensibility is mature--unlike so many kids who memorize parts to their guitar heroes, and then can't deliver any blood and guts in their own improvs. It's important for people to hear this stuff!

Vox are peerless and a perfect match for those bendy strings, Thor. Way to put the hammer down on us!
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Jarvoid said 3074 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Sort of
a ZZ Top hits ScandinaviaRock....cracking song matey ,in fact I,m playing it again...the chops are great and a great production qualit...sigh ...I am douing it all wrong !! lol, going to check out some more, see ya !

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