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The board of Anarchy, Inc. is meeting to discuss their performance and some strategic initiatives for the upcoming quarter.

Big ups to Five Extra Arms for championing this effort by designing the official logo for Anarchy, Inc. It may look like a familiar inside joke, but I assure you data shows this logo inspires 8th graders everywhere to beg their parents to buy them hardbound special editions of Steal This Book for Christmas.

Additional big ups to Michael2 for talking up CamelCrusher. I used it for the drums on this track. I was really just kind of moving knobs around until I agreed with the sound so I'm sure they're not great, but I like the direction the drum sound is going.

I'm still looking for tough-love criticisms. I think in the past two years I have made progress on getting a cleaner sound/mix but I'm always looking for suggestions. Thanks!
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Anarchy, Inc.
Quarter 3 financial health report
Better than last year's figures
Where are the buyer's triggers?
Make them think they're underground.

We can start a revolution
All we need is data from the focus groups
There's no better way to sell a car, yeah
Than with pictures of Che Guevara
Make them believe they're underground

We can antique bookstore
And turn it to a vegan restaurant
You get enough of books at school
It's more important to be cool
They gotta believe they're underground

Anarchy, Inc.
Quarter 3 financial health report
Better than last year's figures
Where are the buyer's triggers?
Make them think they're underground.

Song Stats
Hits: 5397
Comments: 61
Fans: 27
Plays: 302
Downloads: 109
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Oct 31, 2009 - 12:45:00 AM
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2009 - 12:48:15 AM Last Played: Mar 07, 2017 - 07:28:22 PM
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Hardware:
Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazz Bass, Yamaha keys, Macbook, M-Audio Fasttrack Pro
Software:
Garageband, CamelCrusher
Comments
Feter said 2819 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Anarchy, Inc.
Man ...you can just let it sound so profession
definitely the vibe and the vocal works is just
super ..the almost ending so much beatlish !!!
it just took me higher ..great work my friend
its sure one of your coolest songs ...rock on
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Lennon714 said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Thanks!
Lots of really cool compliments. Means a lot, buddy. Thanks for checking it out.
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lavalamp said 2819 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Wow Man- The is the BEST
I made a special visit to check this out today and glad I did. This will be in heavy rotation on my iPod.

Man o man. Yeah, of course, I can hear all the influences here, but your own special twist makes this tune. The ending was incredible.

You knew I loved this anyway.

Dave
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Lennon714 said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
haha
You and I see eye to eye on the Beatles tunes. The Beatle-y one you just reintroduced on FB was a top tune, too.
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five_extra_arms said 2819 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Jango!
You're my favorite Beatle!


(I knew Lava would love this tune - he's my other favorite Beatle)
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Lennon714 said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Does that mean Lava is Stig?
Glad you liked it. Also honored that you put the Dorsey touch on the tune with the kick-a song art and monster sound effects.
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Relic67 said 2819 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
oh yeah
you succeeded brilliantly with this one....
melodic as anything, fantastic satirical lyrics (esp. the che guevara car).
nifty chord changes too, I'll have to try and figure those out.
Harrisonesque guitar solo is genius. (both the tone and the notes)
downloaded... this one is good for many listens!

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Lennon714 said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Thanks, Relic
I tend to use more interesting chords when I write on the piano. Glad you liked the tune!
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jfisenne said 2819 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Anarchy
Very nice sound. Really liked this song.
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Lennon714 said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Thanks!
I see your latest tune is about Lost... you might like the Heroin_Mary's on this site. Those guys are a bit too much in to that show.
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johnwhitehead said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Anarchy
This sounds like a cut of an album. Clean & snappy, pro pop. R.e mix, nothing to add, 'cept I like it!

I, too, am driven crazy by Madison Ave selling non-conformity. You really nailed that here.
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Lennon714 said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Thanks, John.
It's funny because I'm not a big non-conformist or anything, but I hate the smug attitudes of the kids who buy in to the Hot Topic "I'm such an individual and I hate everything" mentality. I guess I'm just a grump :).
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Vic Holman said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
toppermost of the poppermost
one heck of a great tune Eric. the mix sounds great.
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Lennon714 said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Nice!
Great John Lennon reference from one Beatle nut to the next. Thanks for listening!
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BossHook said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
I am such
a big fan of the up on fours beat style. Your writing and playing is tight here. The instrumental mix is good. The one area that can be tweaked is your vocal recording. It's nice and dry here but needs smoothing on the sibilence, etc.
Lennon714 said 2818 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Thanks for the feedback
I had a mix earlier where the "S"'s were coming across really hot. So I backed them down on the EQ and figured it was good enough. A classic case of "better than the last mix is not equal to a 'good' mix". Thanks for the honesty. I'll probably touch it up in the next few days.
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tempie said 2817 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
anarchy, crushing camels, stealing books
dude this is catchy as hell and witty in an honest and understated way that (ironically) sells the tune. Really like the outtro at 2:10 with the jeremy bassline and the slow build...imo you should let that build and blast out the end instead of slinking away like a che guevera t-shirt wearing hippie.
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Lennon714 said 2816 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
At home drawing pictures
that's not a bad idea at all. Blast the outro right on out the gate. In case anyone is wondering... I don't have anything against vegan restaurants. It's more the "hip" idea of going veggie. That and all these hip places are replacing all the antique bookstores in downtown Tempe. No relation...
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tempie said 2815 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
i do
vegan restaurants suck.
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Martin_Leroy said 2817 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
ANARCHY
Kinda has a Beatles vibe. Even through to the slow guitar outro. Nicely done.
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Lennon714 said 2816 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
thanks
I'm a huge Beatles fan so I'm glad that came across in the tune!
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SmokeyVW said 2814 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
pro
this sounds totally professional! and i love it. definite Beatles influence, but that's good.

thanks
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Lennon714 said 2812 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Thanks, Bill
I'm flattered you think it sounds professional. Always good to hear that from someone who knows what they're talking about.
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ktb said 2813 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
fab
terrific song writing. Flavors of XTC and the Beatles. It all works. The outtro part was my fav. Agree with Craig, it can stretch there and it would be sweet.

I was gonna tease 5 Extra Arms on the logo, saying that now that Saturn doesn't need it etc..:-), but that may be part of the inside humor. Plus someday I'm probably gonna hit him up for some tea shirts..lol
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Lennon714 said 2812 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Saturn
I drive a Saturn that has easily taken 10 years off my life and thousands out of my wallet. When Saturn announced they were threw I was excited. When I asked him to do a logo for me he used that conversation and tilted their original logo to make an "A". That 5EA is a clever kitty.
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lengold said 2813 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Really lovely song
and I am getting a very strong feeling that this was a real band playing live in a studio and I was privileged to be present and listening. Very intimate mix that just sounds so right.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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Lennon714 said 2812 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Thanks, Len
My first mixes were really spacious. I've been trying to close things up a bit so it's cool you noticed. Thanks!
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His_Boy_Sherman said 2813 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Great Sound/Great Logo
You know they say the bands with the greatest art are indeed the greatest bands... Just ask the artist that plays bass and designs the logos for our band.

Killer track Eric. If you were in my band, I'd let you sing and play guitar.

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Lennon714 said 2812 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Aritsts
sheesh. Worse than drummers.
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Bob6stringer said 2812 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
(Vocal) Timmmmmbbbbbre!
Timmmmmbbbbbre! You grabbed my attention with the first vocal note, which rings so well. Sounds like you're double-tracking thelead vox -- it's got a more natural sound than all the digital chorus, delay or flange FX. The music, too... it's as clean as a whistle, just the right touch of grit on those instruments. I'm so glad I FINALLY am getting to my "fave" e-mails. This one's a gem that I have to DL.

On the aforementioned Beatles thread running through the coments, I hear the aforementioned sensibility. And while I'm mainly ignorant to lyrics, focusing mostly on guitars, I can't help adding that you seem to capture a taste of McCartney's observational storytelling, Lennon's delivery and Harrison's sarcasm (from Sue Me, Sue You Blues to his references to the FTSE on his last album, Brainwashed.)
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Lennon714 said 2812 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
chorus
I did double track the chorus. With a virtually endless supply of tracks, it's just easier than doing delay or chorus. I'm really lazy :). Beatles comparisons are always welcome :). Thanks!
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cjdaley said 2808 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
witty lyrics
rebellion as commodity, we all know what it mean and still buying it. Thanks to your pop approach, it doesn't turn into a protest-song, but just into a clever tune.

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Lennon714 said 2807 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
I'm too lazy
to protest it. I'll just smugly write songs about it and then go about being guilty of some of the same garbage. Thanks for stopping by and congrats on the book!
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Heroin_Marys said 2807 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Magical Acoustic Harmonics
You'd make a synergetic and nutritional life partner for anyone.
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Lennon714 said 2806 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Thanks, Mary
I like my life partners like I like my complete breakfasts... nutritional.
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somebuddy said 2795 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
Nice
Job. You need to come over and teach me all your neat tricks!
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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Are you
coming on to me? I'll be there in 4 minutes.
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Calchas said 2793 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Ha ha!
Excellent! Hilarious lyrics!

Love the Beatle-esque sounds herein.

Thoroughly enjoyed!

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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Thanks!
it's bordering on rip-off, but even a Beatles rip-off can be good listening! :)
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hackneybloke said 2793 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
bi-trange
this is an oddity to me....i kind of feel uncomfortable in its unashamed pop-ness...but at the same time want to stay enveloped in its pink and fluffy pamperings. it is therefore, in my eyes (ears), a belter of a song. kudos
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hackneybloke said 2793 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
tough love as requested
'turn it to a vegan restaurant' is a lazy way round the problem of wanting to use the word 'into'....but then i'm only nit-picking. sweet.
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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Thanks!
That's funny because I had a hard time trying to figure out how to get that line to fit. So I went with what's in there now and you totally called me out! :). You're totally right, though. It does sound a bit awkward. Thanks for listening!
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racerat said 2790 days ago (November 29th, 2009)
shades
of XTC/Kinks/early Bowie/ Ben Folds Five me thinks. Tough love aside this mix is really great. I'm impressed. The lyrics are ace, seeing how I am in the business of doing just this, they hit home in a good way. Can't take yourself so seriously in that bizniz. It's sad to see the big Fortune 500's bend over to the whim of teenagers and lick at their heels like they do, just sad...aren't they supposed to be out raping the environment or something?

Thx!
P

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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Environment raping
I think that's on next week's agenda. It's always money-making time. Thanks for the compliments. Those artists are all favorites of mine so I'm happy to hear it. I say bring the tough love out! I need to improve so all the tough love you can dish... I can take.
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echoroom said 2758 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Fantastic
Great idea, great lyric, beautifully executed!
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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Thanks, Steve!
I appreciate your kind words. Thanks for stopping by!
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Char said 2744 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Sounds
like the 60's with a message for the masses current. Love the vocal. Thanks.
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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Thanks, Char!
Glad you liked! Thanks for listening!
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apb said 2744 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
I enjoyed this

a very solid piece of work. Well done. Have you tried any sort of mastering sw on this? Camelcrusher is a fine little plug-in with surprisingly satisfying results on drums.

I could hear shades of Elvis Costello myself .. *looks* .. no, just me then .. lol.
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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Thanks!
I actually get the Elvis Costello thing a lot here at MacJams. Make no mistake, I love it every time :).

I barely know how to play/record/mix... mastering seems like biting off way more than I can chew. Once I'm more confident on mixing, I'll start looking in to mastering.
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VicDiesel said 2744 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Great song!
Such a simple arrangement, but very well thought out. I love it if the instruments don't all just keep on going, but only play when they have something to say.

Excellent song writing too.

Criticism: sounds a bit aggressively compressed. In the opening phase the "k"s in anarKy inKorporated sound way too aggressive. There are a couple of stray elements in the mix. Those two hi-hat hits at 0:52 are meaningless. Remove. I love it that the drums occasionally drop out completely. Don't spoil it by those stray hits. At 2:09 the bass is mixed fairly low, which makes that 7th it is playing sound wrong. Either play/mix with more conviction or don't play that note.

If it weren't for that fact that I've stopped voting, I would have given this song very high marks.

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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Thanks, Vic!
I always appreciate you stopping by to offer helpful criticism. Thanks for the compliment on the writing.
The compression Is just the "Male Basic" preset. I should probably crank it open and turn the notch down a bit. But I know so little about compression that I really wouldn't know where to start. But I'll look under the hood soon and see if I can take some of that aggression out. I agree with the hi-hat, too. I only put it in there to vary the sound of the piano/bass/kick pounding out the quarter notes. But if it doesn't work, it doesn't work, you know?

Thanks!
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Hickling_Stan said 2743 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Interesting
Sort of Ben Folds meets ELO, very well produced and interesting lyrics, good job. Mark
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Lennon714 said 2742 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Man
I'd love to hear Ben and Jeff Lynne do a song together. I'm sure it would be out of this world! Thanks for listening!
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Dharma_Logos said 2724 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Anarchy, Inc
This isn't really my style of music, but you have a solid song here with good production value. I bit of the vocal seemed to be slightly out of tune with the guitar in places, but overall ok. I think the whole song could use more bottom end, but I might be wrong because I'm currently listening on crappy speakers. My main compliment here is that the recording is extremely clear. Good job.
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Lennon714 said 2673 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
Speakers
It's probably not the speakers. I have a hard time getting the EQ right to bring out the low end. Thanks for the tips and compliments!
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Brian D said 2673 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
love it
this sounds like a long lost Rutles song, and I mean that as a high complement. this is great.
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Lennon714 said 2673 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
Stig is dead
That's probably the best compliment I could think of. Neil Innes is a master. And I'm flattered the Macca of MacJams approves!
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Brian D said 2673 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
barry is dead also
ah, go on now.....speaking of macca, I'm going to see him next week at the hollywood bowl. I'm super excited. I wasn't that keen on much Wings but I do hope he plays ROCk SHOW :)

"rock n roll at the hollywood booooooooooooowwwwwwwlllllll..."
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Lennon714 said 2671 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Wow
For your sake I'm hoping he does it. I actually just found out today that I'm going to see him tomorrow. I'm pumped beyond belief. It's my first McCartney show. I wish he had a song about "rock 'n roll at the Jobing.com Arena". I'll soil myself if he does "I've Just Seen A Face" or "Oh! Darling". Hope you have fun next week at the show!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2670 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Great melody
I like that piano motif and I always love your vocal delivery. Lyrics are great and the overall composition works well.Plinky solo of course steals my heart away every time. If I had a criticism it would be that the drums feel a little dry, a tad (more?) reverb to give them some space. One other tiny nitpick is the thickness of the mix. I can hear that you've worked hard to give every instrument its own space but in the early part of the song it all sounds a bit too seperated, like they are playing in different rooms. I would maybe a less harsh EQ shape, giving a little more thickness.
Love love love the outro. Excellent song.
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