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Down This Old Dirt Road (Remix)


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lavalamp

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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I recorded this one about 3 or 4 years ago. The production was something that I was never happy with. Because I had some time today, I thought I'd go back and remix using some of the skills I have acquired since I recorded this. lol

I'm pretty happy with it now.

http://www.macjams.com/song/33450 - The Original

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Lyrics
Down this Old Dirt Road

Down this old dirt road
I'm walking to you
It's getting longer, every step I…
Every step I'm taking…
Home, can't wait to see you
It's like the old times are coming
I can't stop running

When I get myself through the front door
I'll be with you
When I get myself through the front door
I'll be with you

Down this old dirt road
It's getting better
That's when the rain stops falling
I can't stop calling for you
There is no reason
For all the pleasing that you give me
Every time you're with me

When I get myself through the front door
I'll be with you
When I get myself through the front door
I'll be with you

Down this old dirt road
I have been running
Since the day I met ya'
Everything’s been better, on the road
It's never ending
So quit pretending
It’s beginning
Even if we're winning

When I get myself through the front door
I'll be with you
When I get myself through the front door
I'll be with you

Words and music by David Armbruster
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Plays: 268
Downloads: 86

Uploaded: Apr 13, 2010 - 05:34:24 AM
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2010 - 04:36:14 PM Last Played: Jan 24, 2017 - 12:57:24 PM
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Bob6stringer said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
You're your own solo Beatle.
It's funny: John Lennon did a song caled Old Dirt Road on "Walls and Bridges," and here you share an almost Lenonesque production aesthetic. The song is not at all like Lennon's of the same name, I should add. Very good tune, lots of tension between the bravado and sensitivity as the two emotional threads rise and commingle. Excellent lead break at 2:15... now I go into my Harrison diatribe... but you're nobody but your own solo Beatle here. (Just not Paul.) So I'll leave you with praise.
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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Old Dirt Road
Yes, I know the song. Written by Harry Nilsson and JWL. They are two of my favorites, but the song is not that good. I had never heard by the time I wrote this in 1999 or 2000, by the way.

Really glad you liked it.

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Demeter7 said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
So, here's
a comment. Unique vocal production...stop start, talky singy. Kind of a throwback or homage to the 60's. Nice sound. Enjoyed. :)
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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Thanks soul sister
Pleased you enjoyed.

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ted23 said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Good idea
Going back and revisiting old songs... Although when i do that i get carried away, remix and replay everything, mess it all up and move on to something new.
Cool song man. I've noticed the fadout is making a comback lately. Nifty idea the vocal on it's own in places. Gives it a great feel
lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
fadout
Hmmm, I could think of an ending, so fadeout lol.

Tried not to get carried away and it seems I was mellow with the remix. Thanks

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Char said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Dave,
you are a good songwriter. And you have a style that encompasses the best of the rest. Thanks.

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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
double
Thanks twice Char.

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DarkPlanet said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Neat Tune
I like the laid back groove and the stop before the verses.
I like the vox and stop before the solo, its those little touches that I appreciate, the production is top notch...Great work my friend!
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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Thanks Tom
I tried. I always liked this tune and thought it deserved another chance

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egobandit said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
get thru the front door
I like the way you sing that dont know why but theres a little Mick Jagger in your voice. Im glad you rerecorded this, nice lead BTW!
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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
not rerecorded
remixed. But there was a lot of dust on it. Mick you say?

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fasteddie said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
Cool song man
I like the lyrics. Really good delivery. The mix sounds pretty darned solid.

Good stuff.
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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Thanks FE
Glad you liked my tune

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Vic Holman said 2535 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
knocking the dust off
i here ya... going back and adding some spit & polish. it doesn't end so i'm finding.

love the slide!
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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
spit & polish
Yes, indeed. Thanks Vic

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ramonaji said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
sweet!
I really like this, Lava... a lovely sentiment is created... I can feel it!

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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Thanks R
Thanks for coming by.

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lengold said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
How fast
three years passes. Good to hear this one again, re-inforces your song writing ability. Just had a re-listen to the original and this one does sound better.
Cheers
Len

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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Hey Len
Glad this one sounded better. It can be a deadly game going back on some oldies. Must be done softly and seldom.

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tempie said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
everything's been better on the road
this is the best lavalamp tune i've heard. i love it man no joke. great attitude, great melody, terrific lyrics. love that 'when i get myself through the front door/i'll be with you'. domestic bliss. cool, cool.
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lavalamp said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Yeah Craig
I knew you'd like this one. Thanks bud

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alackbass said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Nice Indie Rock
I like the jangle in the guitar. 12 string? I like the double tracked vocal. Great pop tune with some cool changes. Cool slide solo.
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lavalamp said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
two sixes
Thanks for the comments. Appreciate it.

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magnatone said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Dirt Road
nice redo Dave - love this song!
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lavalamp said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Thanks K
Re dos are nice
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drakonis said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
cool singing...
Love the singing, and feel of this. Simple and listenable. Sounds like some "Stones" in that old road.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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lavalamp said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
F-ing Mick
I've heard that a lot. Tons actually. I don't see it, but I'll take it :)
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Old...Dirt...Road
Love how you say the hook--great emphasis and timing! In general, love the structure and balance of this tune: terrific pop execution! I'm going to listen to your original post next...
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lavalamp said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Hook
Cool that you liked one of my "proper" songs. LOL

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Moviz said 2535 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Remember this one
and It's sounding real good... love your vocals, cheers M
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lavalamp said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Cool M
Always appreciate your comments.

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kassia said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
oh wow
I think this might be my favorite lavalamp (or SOLL) song ever. I LOVE the 50's style background aah's. And the jagged break-up style of the title line adds a cool stop-gap catch to the song. very nice little guitar solo and catchy tune. Awesome Dave!!
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kassia said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
oh
and I was wishing for a nice final big blow-out ending. The fadeout seemed kinda wimpy after the great confidence and forcefulness of the songs delivery.
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lavalamp said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
fadeout seemed kinda wimpy
The greatest comment ever (below)
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davisamerica said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
just
killer Dave.... lovin the lead work.
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lavalamp said 2534 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Wow
got a nod for a lead

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ShadowofNine said 2534 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
Nice
song, and mix...performance is very cool to...luv that George Harrison guitar sound...yummmm
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lavalamp said 2533 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
Thanks Sof9
Glad you enjoyed this mix.

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MarkHolbrook said 2533 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
Nice one Dave!
Cool tune and even better with the new skills!
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lavalamp said 2533 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
new skills!
Glad you approved. Thanks

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Lennon714 said 2533 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
Another gem
The extended pauses on the opening line of each verse is paid off nicely with that 7th chord at the end of each line. Sounds very crips. Good job cleaning 'er up.
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lavalamp said 2533 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
Thanks brother
Appreciate you coming by.

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Hickling_Stan said 2533 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
Never Heard the original
But I like this. Classic sounding with hints of Lennon and jagger. Simple and catchy chorus, nice solo. Good job. Cheers mark
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lavalamp said 2532 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
Jagger
Call me Mohn Lagger. lol or Jick Jennon

Thanks

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bud said 2533 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
What a classic and timeless tune
really like the acoustic sound and the vocal effect. Good choice for a remix.
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lavalamp said 2532 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
it worked
Glad you could hear this. Thanks for your stamp of approval.

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lilmom said 2533 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
This is great!
Many have commented about the Beatle sound - and that was my first impression. Great song. Great sound.
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lavalamp said 2532 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
Nice to meet ya
What can I say? Beatles were a big influence. I can't help it. I hope I don't rip them off too much lol

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WharmtonRise said 2532 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
Lovely retro feel
But modern too. I really cant add anything to previous comments so I'll just say... I like it!
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lavalamp said 2532 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
Like it
Like your comment too.

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michael2 said 2532 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
wait
did you post this one a long time ago? really liking this. you always have this cool mix of garage punk, 60's snot, and an anglocentric 80's thing. like the Smiths jamming with the Standells. very cool.
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lavalamp said 2532 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
good to hear from you
Did post this 3 years ago or so. Glad you like my style. Who knows where it came from?

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ste said 2532 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
roads
cool vox style. excellent mix. good job
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lavalamp said 2532 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
Thanks man
Thanks for the comment.

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guitapick said 2530 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
Now THIS...
...is TRUE folk rock...

Love this, David. Really hits home so nicely. Congrats on a great tune!
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lavalamp said 2528 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Hey Thanks
Really appreciate the comment

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Gaylen75 said 2530 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Lyrics
This is a great song and well played.

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lavalamp said 2528 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Thanks G
Great comment and well written

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dave_b said 2529 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Down This Old Dirt Road
I hear a little Mick Jagger in your voice. Nice mellow groove, like the acoustic guitar. Cool lead break.
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lavalamp said 2528 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
a little Mick Jagger
I don't know where that comes from. And thanks for the comment

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jiguma said 2529 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Cool tune Dave
Sorry I've missed so many of yours lately - just time-poor at the moment. Production sounds really good and this definitely works on all levels.
Cheers,
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lavalamp said 2528 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
No worries
I might have been posting a lot recently. Can't hear them all. Life tends to get in the way.

Thanks Neil for taking the time

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michaeljayklein said 2529 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Brilliant...
...just sensational!
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lavalamp said 2528 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Thank You
Really glad you dug this

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ktb said 2529 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
the re mix
I very much agree with some of the comments re: the stones/60's Nilsson vibe. I felt instantly as ease and found my self head bobbing in the chorus. A flashback on some of my favorite tunes with a modern twist. well done

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lavalamp said 2528 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
ktb thanks
thanks for stopping and commenting. Cool

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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2527 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Through the front door
Man, I never heard the original but this has so much soul and heart. I love the vocal, gritty and honest with a touch of pathos. Great words, really heartfelt. All your instrumentation sits perfectly in the mix. Seems your skills are not to be doubted. I think I have to echo Craig and say this is my favourite Lavalamp tune - especially that killer simple solo - awesome.
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