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A take on a 60's political type song. This was some music originally intended for Dynamite Van Pipe but it just didn't fit. It's a little rough but I hope you like it.
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There were two of dancing
There was nobody laughing
As they slowly made their way to the boats
The band kept on playing
Everybody was praying
As the cold slowly took our hope...

A thousand million different reasons why these words cannot be spoken
The politicians, priests and pimps would rather that you were still hoping

Everybody was calling
While the plane was falling
Now they took away the innocence of youth
Too many people crying
Too many people dying
And never finding the truth

A thousand million different reasons why these words cannot be spoken
The politicians, priests and pimps would rather that you were still hoping

Politicians, priests and pimps
I'm not listening, I'm not listening any more
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Uploaded: Aug 29, 2009 - 07:42:14 AM
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2010 - 10:04:57 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:34:08 AM
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five_extra_arms said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
A Thousand Million
This does have that 60's political feel too it.

Your vocals sound really go on this, and of course your guitar sound is pretty "dynamite"

I like the howling vocals in the background layer too. I bet Peter Bauckham will like this tune. I do.

Bob
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Peter Bauckham
... you know as I read your comment it came to me that this track is influenced by Peter's music. I've been a fan of his for a long time and regularly play his stuff in the car. In fact, being compared to a great a great Macjammer is even better than being compared to a famous artiste!
Thanks Bob. Glad you like it.
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Relic67 said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
applause
I really like this one. one of your best I think.
production seems spot on.
nice melody, harmonies, back up singing, guitar raunch and loud drums.
these are the ingredients for a perfect song in my books. re: "a little rough" -- I've said it before -- Keep it that way!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Rough...
...hmmm seems my rough stuff has appeal. To be honest I'm struggling to see where I can smooth this one so ye, I'm going to leave it as is. Those great performers of the 60's didn't have the luxury of lossless copying and had to stop somewhere. I think we can all learn from that.
It's always cool to get props from someone who's music I admire.
Cheers.
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T_Being_esq said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Spot On
Sixties wash over my ears. I hear the Kinks, The Moody Blues, and of course I hear you. Great track. I must get a bigger hard drive so I can start downloading some of this great music.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Moody Blues
... interesting comparison. I think the 60's thing came about as an accident initially. Once I'd added the acousitic guitar the vibe started happening and I had to go with the psychedelic backing vox. I'm kinda proud of how this turned out.
Happy you liked it too!


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mybravedesign said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
this is...
really great.... love the clip inserted also...
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2799 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Thanks
happy you enjoyed it. The soundbite was a risk but I think I pulled it off.
Cheers
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Feter said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Politicians, Priests and Pimps
Nice rockin sound ...loved the vocal ..nice
acoustic sound ..lovely mic ing ..incredible
drums work ...this rock so good beside the
lyrics ...kudos ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2799 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Vocals
... I do try hard with my vocals, it's nice to see it's appreciated. Thanks for stopping by man.
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Moviz said 2800 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
First of all
this is such a good warm full sound; lovely mix. Great vocals, instruments and musicality along with excellent lyrics..... love the nice lively steady beat..... a thinking man's toe-tapper and it flows smoothly enough for me. Good one, regards M
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2799 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Toe Tapper
... I like that! The warmth of the sound was not my original intention but as it deeloped I could see that a warm fuzzy 60's production was going to have a nice effect.
Thanks for the compliments man.
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ste said 2799 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
yeah
i can here some hollies in there. love the tune, great melodic line and driving rhythm. very nice job
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2799 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Melodic...
... probably the best compliment you can give me is to say its melodic. I'm a great believer in strong melodies. Thanks for listening and thatnks for the kind words.
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Char said 2799 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
This is a good song.
Nice mixture of commentary and rawking music. Thank you.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2799 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Commentary
... it's a risk, doing social commentary as I'd hate to come across like Bono (or Bozo as I call him, millionaire with a conscience - pah!). In this case though it kinda happened organically and I'm happy with it. Thanks for the kind words Char, your input is always held in great store.
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kingbee said 2799 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Not a crook
If this is rough it doesn't show.
I think this is one of the best vocal performances you've done so far and everything else fits in and gels really well together.
Really good track
cheers
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Peter Bauckham said 2798 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Paddy
thanks for the note... Bob's right - I love this tune. You've got a great guitar sound and I think this is one of your best vocals (I must admit to being seriously behind listening to stuff - got a bit bogged down and now can't catch up). The production sounds very together... and thanks for your comments too!

Peter
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airportseven said 2798 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Great drive and energy
really cracking drum track and cool guitar production. Definite 60's vibe - and good use of sound bites. I love the overall feel of this track - very vintage tape sound.
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JayLCiazz said 2798 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Sixties...well yes but....
Somehow I here madness in this too... especially the verses...
Your message is is clear...and I like that. I love the 3 way combo.. politicians, priest and pimps. music is uptempo and I can see the comparisons with some the bands mentioned in the comments...

Thanks for sharing..
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lengold said 2797 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
If only they
were as honest as this song is.
Cheers
Len

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Lennon714 said 2797 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Rough?
Not from where I'm at. I was just going to comment on solid everything was sounding. I get an REM vibe when the solo comes in. Your vocals are really spot on in this track. Great job!
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lavalamp said 2797 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Peter Bauckham
Totally agree with 5EA. This is right up his alley. This is quite a good straight forward rock tune. Really dig the drum sound and and the whole fluid movement of the instruments.

Good tune indeed

Dave
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tempie said 2789 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
stoned, but not too stoned to alliterate
yeah I dig the 60's vibe too - it's def 60's but sounds like a look back, rather than an attempt to mimic the real deal, which lends it authenticity i think. production is great - you're really getting to be an ace in that department. guitar solo is cool too man, really dig it - laid back but cooking along. I could never pass off a political song - everybody would know i was posing, but you have some real authority - maybe its the irish/english accent, don't know, but it sounds legit. Only don't insult pimps by lumping them in with politicians and priests dude lol.
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hackneybloke said 2705 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
urgent
i really like this. it's very sixties but with a lot of pete shelley. the drums are FANTASTIC. the lyrics are great but i wanted them in front of me. and the only bit that i feel needs looking at is the repeated sections of the verse before it goes into 'a thousand....' i feel it's a bit dead there. your singing is great though and i want to hear more.
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Sudra said 2705 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Doesn't sound rough...
...but I'm hearing "The Monkeys" because, although it's a political song, it has that upbeat Monkey sound to it, that Nesmith/Dolenz thing. Do you know what I mean?

I really like your bridge lyric "a thousand million reason why these words cannot be spoken". Lyrics that make you go hmmm... ;)
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