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I owe great thanks to Scott (scofugate) for throwing down some real drums on another one of my songs. This song especially would have suffered with Mr. Drum machine.

Anyway I hope you enjoy it.

Scott (aka scofugate): Percussion, mix, master
Mike (aka fasteddie): guitars, bass, vocals
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The Hit

Getting a package from a source I do not know
It has instructions along with ten grand to blow
When I finish the mark there’s an extra 50 to take
So I accept the job and go out on the stake

(chorus)
I’ve got the target lined up for the kill
It’s the moment that makes for the thrill
I take a breath and squeeze the trigger so slight
Hot lead from the muzzle into the dark of the night

I study the target for months until I know
Everything he does and every place he goes
I study his every step and I do it from afar
I stake out like a tiger I am shadows ever dark

(chorus)

I’m by far the best at what I do
If I’ve got your number man your through
Hunt your for months until your day
Put you down in a most relentless way

I keep my mind closed to why he should live
Let feelings of regret drain like a sieve
To me it’s just a job just to be done
It sure isn’t pretty and it isn’t too fun

(chorus)

The time has come to put this mark down
I pick my spot on the outskirts of town
I line him up into the hairline of my scope
He has now met the end of his rope
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Hits: 3143
Comments: 61
Fans: 29
Plays: 222
Downloads: 100
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jan 10, 2010 - 07:06:46 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2010 - 07:06:46 PM Last Played: Jul 29, 2015 - 12:02:07 AM
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Comments
tenover said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Very cool...
Different. Reminds me of the B-52's at times (the spoken word parts, bass line and echoed guitars).....
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fasteddie said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Thanks tenover
for having a listen and for dropping by.
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Feter said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
The Hit
Good rockin beats here ...great bass work ...
very nice mix and arrangement very powerful as
it grew up and jeep listening ...just good mean
rock my friend ...love this collab ..nice team
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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fasteddie said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Thanks Feter
for the kind words... you're the man!
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scofugate said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Great Job man!!
You da man brother!!
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fasteddie said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Thanks Scott
for all of your hard work! You rock bro'!
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Vic Holman said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
hit the waves man
cool mix of spy, surf, spegetti western. tremolo tends to do that

the heavy metal break is awesome
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fasteddie said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Thanks Vic
for dropping by and having a listen.

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livelargemusic said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Hey
This is really cool.
The panned guitar and bass gave this something a little different...The half time beat worked out well as well...Nice one guys
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fasteddie said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks
for dropping by and having a listen.
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Stevie J said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
I could
play call of duty and listen to this.
sweet track.
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fasteddie said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks Stevie J
For dropping by and having a listen.
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jiguma said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Good to hear such a strong bass line
This really works - Scott's drums add a lot. Can't beat a live drummer. The metal break is a winner - although I'd have probably taken it back to the original idea before the vocal started in.
Very interesting (and well produced) post.
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fasteddie said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks
jiguma. Scott's drums do add a ton. He's the man! Thanks for the listen.
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Calchas said 2778 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Killer Bond-ish bass groove!
Ha ha...The music fits the lyrics like a velvet glove...

Very, very COOL gents. I take it Scott played real drums on this one? Great job!

Michael, this is well written. Your guitar and bass work are exactly what the piece inherently requires. Also enjoyed your vocal delivery.

Where it rips in the mid-section my head almost came off!!!

Three thumbs up!!!

Be well friends!
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fasteddie said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks Calchas
for the listen. I'm glad that your head stayed on!
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TG said 2778 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Cool Tune!
I really like the harmonies during the chorus, reminds me of Cake, then the heavy part comes in and I'm hearing Iggy Pop, very cool!
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fasteddie said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks
TG for dropping by and for the listen.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
The hit--a hit!
This song is really cool. Love the deadpan spoken delivery and then the contrast with the metalish part at 2:45. Mix is excellent on my work speakers. Lyrics are economical and dead-on. No pun intended.
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fasteddie said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks
for droping by and for the kind words. It means a lot!
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Z293 said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Nice clean mix
And that bass and drums just keep pushing this along then that killer heavy guitar section rips it up.
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fasteddie said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks
for dropping by and the kind words. I really enjoyed Slow Burn.
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dave_b said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
The Hit (collab w/scofugate)
First off, cool topic for a song, and you really develop it well throughout the course of the song. You're working that clean channel pretty good yourself. Like those arpeggios and single strums. And the bass line is really cool too. Scott's live drums are working their magic here too, and the mix is stellar as well. Great job gentlemen!
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fasteddie said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
thanks
dave_b. I know how you have to be pretty spot on on the clean channel to make it sound decent. Scott tore it up big time on the drums!
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jibes said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
I'm diggin it
fo sure. Excellent clear sound and arrangement.
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fasteddie said 2776 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Thanks jibes
for dropping by and having a listen. Too Many Times is a cool song. The clear sound I owe to Scott. He's the guy who works so hard mastering. He's the man.
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fasteddie said 2776 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Thanks jibes
for dropping by and having a listen. Too Many Times is a cool song. The clear sound I owe to Scott. He's the guy who works so hard mastering. He's the man.
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NickFury said 2777 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
One shot
One kill baby! Awesome job boys, you guys are working well together, great mix, love that bass line, and Mike's guitars are lopping of heads! The spoken lines work well with this song too, enjoyed it.
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scofugate said 2776 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Thanks a ton!!
fasteddie (Michael) is a wonderful songwriter. He really can pull awesome ideas out of his hat!!
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fasteddie said 2776 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Thanks Robby.
Scott is a very cool guy to work with. Actually, he's the guy doing the hard part. He kicks serious butt! I'm getting stoked to hear your new one. Can't wait.
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Jarvoid said 2776 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Love it mate,
Tarantinoesque plot filled laid back narrated and sung story based mega tune and song....surfy sinister and yet darkly humorous in it's execution (you should pardon the pun)

Great one,like it a lot...............and I see what you mean about the drums..they absolutely had to be drummed for real nice one Mr Scofugate...

Jarvoid
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fasteddie said 2776 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Thanks for dropping by
and a big thanks for taking the time to write such a great critique. Scott's drumming adds an entire new dimension to the song. He really is a brilliant, multitalented musician. I'm pretty lucky that he helps me out the way he does.
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FEEL said 2776 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Catchy
Loved the beat and very fitting the subject in the composition. Really cool guitar and I'm digging the genre. Really kicks in places. Vocals are right on. I would hate to get hit. Enjoyed.
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fasteddie said 2776 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Thanks for
dropping by and for the kind words. I really enjoyed your song Walk It Now.
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lengold said 2776 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
The Hit
...absolutely.
Great idea for a song. Enjoyed the opening a lot and loved it when it kicked up, great change.
Everything superb - great job by you both.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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fasteddie said 2775 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thanks Lengold
for dropping by. I really liked Fantasy Lady... sweet jam!
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tempie said 2775 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Sweet!
cool man, super inventive tune. reminded me at times of primus. the sound is fantastic. composition is standout too - it's a long tune but i was wanting more when it ended. Going straight to the ipod, thanks for the DL.
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fasteddie said 2775 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thanks Tempie
for the listen. Thanks for the kind words.

I really liked your song Buddy Len... very cool stuff.
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Bob6stringer said 2775 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Mean as it is Mercenary.
Scott's amazing he's an extremely talented and tight mercenary, just the right soldier of good musical fortune for you here. And is that YOU narrating like a bloody Yank? Nicely done! My Brit accent sounds like Dick Vand Dyke as the chimney sweep!

Your bass is as strong as Scott's drums. Sounds like a Rick... whatever it is I like the hi-tone. Guitar? You were shy here, but served the song well. It could easily have gone shreddin' powerchord metal to good effect, although I wouldn't like it as much with that run-of-the-mill kid-noise sound. (I'm a geezer I guess.)

Mr. Macho solider could have done a little melody (like the old '60s Green Beret song), but iI get it, it works fine here. Good narrative. Let us know when the video is released...
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fasteddie said 2775 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
Thanks Bob
for having a listen. I have a Fender P bass with EMG active pickups. I did the narrative, the screaming and the weirdo backup vocals as well. Anyway, thanks for the listen and the commentary that was very kind.

I'm hoping to do the narrative for NFL highlights. I guess this is my audition.

Scott tears it up. I can put anything on his plate and he can shred to it.
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davisamerica said 2774 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
woa.....
this incredibly good!
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fasteddie said 2774 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Thanks
for dropping by and for the kind words.
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ThePinealTrip said 2773 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
nice
i like, especially the tone on your clean with the echo.
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fasteddie said 2772 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen. I'm enjoying your new songs on MJ.
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Alannah said 2773 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Lots of good dark and juice stuff here ....
.. and no dreaded Mr. Drum MAchine .... it's kinda modern Pulp Fiction !
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fasteddie said 2772 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
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moorlandt said 2772 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Iggy-ish
A taste of Iggy Pop, the raw version, which I definitely like the most. Solid track, mate. And I second Vic's emotion on the metal break.
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fasteddie said 2772 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Thanks moorlandt
for having a listen and for your kind words. I really dig your song free... It's totally unique and very cool!
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johnnyblues said 2772 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Very cool!
Excellent Peter-Gunnish... This really rocks. Love the drums by Scott! Great guitar and the Bass is fantastic. Love the "lock and load" entrance - beautiful ending - perfect!
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fasteddie said 2770 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
Thanks
for the kind words. Scott tears it up big time on the drums. I'm really endebted to him to adding so much.
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crissew said 2771 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Sort of a megadeth
vibe when it takes off. Very cool bassline and scott's drumming is excellent of course. The only suggestion I would make and it is a fairly small one, is to do the speaking part for less of the song. I would go to that raspy singing part a bit more but that is a matter of taste. Great tune man, I think this may be my fav of yours. Nice work.
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fasteddie said 2770 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
Thanks
crissew for stopping by and having a listen. Black Widow Girl is a very cool song as well.
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Moviz said 2771 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Excellent collab
in every way on this song Michael and Scott... I love the way you worked everything out to fit in with the mood and danger etc... especially vocals( spoken and backing vocals too) and drums (love that ratatat machine gun), the bass is something else and the vibrato on the guitar giving that sense of danger. Just a top performance all round and a great mix..... love it, regards M
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fasteddie said 2770 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
Thanks M
for having a listen and for the kind words. Love Is is an excellent heart felt song.
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borisluxx said 2770 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
Wow!
Great tune, you guys! The drums sounds awesome and loving the bass line too! The lyrics take it to another level entirely, and it all comes together into a great track! Rock on!

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fasteddie said 2770 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
Thanks Boris
for dropping by and having a listen. I really enjoyed Silhouetes; that has an awesome groove.
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Reggie_Pole said 2770 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
The Hit is a hit
Well, I must say, the ramp-up kills. Got that Velvet Revolver vibe. It's just my bias, but I think a version with that feel would work very well. That's a hell of a great idea for a song. Enjoyed especially the bass line.
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fasteddie said 2766 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
for the listen and for the kind words. Ultraviolet kicks butt.
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guygrooves said 2763 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Glad I found your stuff man...
I'll be back regularly.... great songs bro.
Peace
Guy
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fasteddie said 2754 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Thanks
guygrooves for dropping by and for the kind words. I've gone back and checked out some of your songs. You rock man!
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Loob said 2066 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Great work you two!
I dig it! Has the secret agent feel to it. Could have been on Pulp Fiction! Kinda dark...
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