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Without A Trace (Echoroom)


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Here's an interpretation of my Cupid song by Steve Craig. Check out some of his cool work at his artist page:
Echoroom
I'm posting this up on his behalf due to internet related stuff.

I sent him my Logic file many moons ago and left him to go to work.
He completely remixed it, added some keys,removed some guitars and rocked out some excellent lyrics and vocals.
I really love what he's done to the track. We hope you do too!
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Lyrics
Lyrics by Steve Craig

We decorate this town
With kerosene and matches
Tossed like a cigarette
Stubbed love will only bring you down

In c§old suburban light
We left in cold suburban light

Don’t stop to think
Don’t stop to freeze the meaning
Don’t stop to take aim ooohh

Check the armour for your love aint breaking
Check the exits in this place, without a trace
Run from nothing to nowhere
Your already there
Already there
Already there

And in the photographs
We shine like frank and Ava
Bleached off our finger tips
Fake name forwarding address

In cold suburban light
We left in cold suburban light

Don’t stop to think
Don’t stop to freeze the meaning
Don’t stop to take aim ooohh

Check the armour for your love aint breaking
Check the exits in this place, without a trace
Run from nothing to nowhere
Your already there
Already there
Already there

We can be here
We can be wild
We can be invisible
We can choke
On our own mistakes
Apart but indivisible

When the lights go out
No time to lose the feeling
Meet at two thirty sharp
Down by the river phoenix

In cold suburban life
We left in cold suburban light

Don’t stop to think
Don’t stop to freeze the meaning
Don’t stop to take aim ooohh

Check the armour for your love aint breaking
Check the exits in this place, without a trace
Run from nothing to nowhere
Your already there
Already there
Already there
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Comments: 102
Fans: 47
Plays: 201
Downloads: 104
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Oct 22, 2010 - 01:02:59 PM
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2016 - 06:06:29 AM Last Played: Apr 05, 2017 - 07:17:53 AM
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Comments
magnatone said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
FIRSTIES!!
WOOT! and with a Ted/Echoroom song - my day is complete! This is FABULOUS you guys - congratulations many times over!!!
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Firsties
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Please collect from the flaming man :)
Skean said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Yes
I song by you2 to is way cool, long time no hear from Steve "Echoroom" so I'm glad you have done this great collab w/him, thanks for the download… Cheers
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Long
Time no hear... But when you do you know it's gonna be cool.
Glad you liked it
Char said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Yeah
This rocks. Sounds wonderful. Thanks.
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Rocks
Thanks Char, for rocking up and listening.
dave_b said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Without A Trace
Some cool comments & nice imagery in the lyrics. The backer is really cool. Nice changes, cool guitar lines, and great production. Nice phrasing & intonation on the vocs. This rocks hard. Great collab!
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Thanks
Yes when I first heard the lyrics I was having images of old B&W movies. Very clever words.
Steves production is great too,
Cheers
TERRAPLANE said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
wowzaaaa
Top shelf all around !! The vox has a Bowie flavor to me.. The lyrics are excellent,,, Thanks for the DL,,T
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Ya welcome
I always try and aim for the top shelf with my music. To keep it out of the reach of small children :)
Steve rocked it
Cheers
Vic Holman said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
flaming
excellent song Ed & Steve. crazy good playing and structure. i always considered Steve as a musician's musician. always cool to hear him.

the lyrics are really cool since they come across like a movie. and we now know that Steve DOES like to play with matches
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Vic
Cheers mate.
Love you new one too.
Steve treated us to a very classy vocal and clean production here.

michaeljayklein said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Yes I did!
Man O'Mighty--it doesn't get any more solid and pro as this guys. Steve is quite a major league talent, as I know from listening to him in the past--I'm glad you both combined your talents here Ted. Excellent, excellent, excellent work here!! A great song and what was neat about this is that no one part was any less brilliantly done than the other. Thanks again! Michael
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Major league talent
You could say he knocked out of the park with this one. I was striking out with my vocals...
Um, no that's not working. It's to early!
Cheers Michael
alackbass said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Without A Trace (Echoroom)
So Bowie! Yeah soooooooooooooooooooooo Bowie! Downloaded!
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Hope
Steve likes that comparison. It's popping up quite often :)
He does sound great though
Thanks Andrew
jfisenne said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
I was going
to say, your voice sounds so much like Bowie, but someone beat me to it. Is this David???? Nice sounding song.
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Thanks
For checking it out man.
fasteddie said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Excellent
I really like this version a lot.

It's pretty cool to see this song since inception to what it has molded into.

Great vox by Steve and of course I have always been a big fan of Ed's backer.
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Yeah
It's very interesting to hear different ideas on it. My mix with Gaylens excellent vocals has a much heavier darker sound I think. Steve's is a bit lighter and brighter.
Thanks buddy

RAVENS said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Wow
What awesome vocals, very Bowie-feeling, which is cool. Terrific music track, and again, the vocals kick-a$$!

RAVEN ;-)
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Raven
Many thanks for listening. It took a while but this version came together so great... No doubt of that really when things are in Steve's hands.
Cheers
Corporal Beef said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Cool!
Very listenable, very well written. Love it when it opens up. Thanks for posting.
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Cool
Thanks for listening Beefy :)
egobandit said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
dynamics
Now the day is complete thanks! :)
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Complete
Another begins for me 7am here. At least it's the weekend. I intend to sit with guitar and gaze blankly at the monitor....
Thanks for listening
echoroom said 2491 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Ed the great
Ed, sorry this took me so long to work on, and thanks for your patience!

I love eds work... It's powerful, melodic, commercial and smart, and I expect to hear big things from him in the future. Watch out for more collabs in future, cause it's a privilege to work with this guy!
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ted23 said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
STEVE
Good thing come to those who wait....... And I waited 10 months ha ha :)
It was well worth it though. You did a fantastic job and I'd like to say thanks for putting a bucketload of work into this.
I can't wait for you next one.
Moviz said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Top
performance all round.... love the really pro vocal the arrangement and instrumentation.... all superb... great song, regards M
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ted23 said 2489 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Moviz
Thanks a bunch!
lavalamp said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Yeah Steve
What a great rack. Makes me want to quit doing music, and that's a great compliment. Maybe the best I could give.

PROduction.

LL
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ted23 said 2489 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Don't quit!
Although I know what you mean. I'm thinking I'll never create a backing as good as this again so I may retire :)
The PRO bits were all Steve
falcef said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Without a Trace
congratulations for this beautiful song, the instruments are well chosen sounds beautiful and interesting, good mix still so good. Hello from falcef in Italy and best wishes for the work and health
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ted23 said 2489 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Hi falcef in italy
Thanks for the wishes and kind words.

DWL said 2491 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
You know who to involve!
This sounds fantastic!

Solid, rocking music base and Steve's vocals are the icing on the cake.

Cheers

Dick
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ted23 said 2486 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Steve is the iceman
Cheers dick.
Much appreciated
ShadowofNine said 2490 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Nice track
enjoyed my listen
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ted23 said 2485 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Cheers
Dude
Symphony101 said 2490 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Breathtaking
Solid stuff guys
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ted23 said 2485 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Cheers
Mate. Im still catching my breath after hearing Steves mix for the first time.
tokai said 2490 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
burning down the house.
smoking mate. You have really made a brilliant tune here, really pulling out all the stop. All the transitions are gelling together seamlessly. That, and Steve puts a magic touch. I hope this inspires you to do a few more. Top dog.
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ted23 said 2484 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
I
Really need some inspiration right now. Steves page is full of it.
There's a feeling that I've peaked here :)
As always great to hear from you
davisamerica said 2490 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
more please!
as has been stated you guys need to get together more. Top notch track all round. Btw ... one of the most pleasing collabs I have ever done took 8 months ... good things do happen to those who wait sometimes.
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ted23 said 2484 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
More please
For sure! That would be great. Cheers jack
jdholliday said 2490 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
wow!
great collab, love everything about it! stellar pro track!
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ted23 said 2480 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Cheers JD
So do I :)
Calchas said 2490 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Steve Craig
has a Midas touch. I'll wager this was a good piece to start with, but knowing Steve, he's rendered it golden!

Wonderful stuff friend!

Be well!
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ted23 said 2480 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
It
Was a bit dusty. Steve polished it up a treat. It's now sparkling.
Cheers
RosaLinda said 2490 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Without A Trace
I dont have words! This is one of the best songs I`v heard on those musicsites! WOWOW!!
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ted23 said 2480 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Woahwoah!
Much thanks! That's great news :)
jiguma said 2489 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Impressive post!
Big sounds, well produced and performed. Fantastic, pro-sounding bed which Steve has done a brilliant job over. MJ's own Bowie!
Top song too.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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ted23 said 2479 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Cheers Neil
I think this is the first tune I've managed to really nail dynamics on.
I'm hoping it wasn't a fluke :)
jibes said 2489 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
I agree.
with above, this is a cool song!
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ted23 said 2479 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
And
That was a cool comment
Cheers
Ed Hannifin said 2489 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
I'm reading the new Sandman Slim book right now...
And this song should or could be the centerpiece of the soundtrack if they ever make a movie of it... Kind of suburban rock noir... Kind of thing...

I really enjoy the songwriting here, gentlemen, and both the vocals and the guitar playing seem strong and just right to me... Hints of Bowie meets U2 meets Raymond Chandler...

Really like the guitar solo...

Steve really is one of my favorite lyricists and singers...
ted23 said 2479 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Ed
Thanks man. Steve nailed the vocals. Like we were working on it together and discussing it as it went along.
So glad he stumbled on this song.
Cheers
Hickling_Stan said 2489 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Lyrics
Love those first two lines. Got me hooked in immediatly. Superb song. D/l ta Mark
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ted23 said 2479 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Kerosene and matches
Cheers man. Glad you enjoyed
KCsGROOVE said 2489 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
cool stuff!
Clever songwriting!
A bit of the good old Bowie?Ziggy Stardust feel, very cool vocals!
Dig the guitarwork as well!
Good job, guys!
KC
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ted23 said 2475 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Cheers
Not sure if it was clever songwriting or not on my part. the moon and stars were all definitely aligned when I was doing the guitars.... Steve's definitely clever:)
Cheers
billykirsch said 2488 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Excellent
This is great guys. Pro stuff.
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ted23 said 2475 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Thanks man
Appreciate it
Doadars Uncle said 2487 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Full of feeling
Across the board great!
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ted23 said 2475 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Uncle
Were full of thanks you listened and commented.
Cheers
FEEL said 2487 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Nice lyrics
fantastic vocals and the rest meshes well. Some current sounding music with some 80's highlights and a bit David Bowie. Great listen, great job enjoyed!
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ted23 said 2473 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Yeah
The lyrics are full of great imagery and really delivered with a touch of magic.
Stoked you enjoyed it
Kicbal said 2487 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Wonderful
Awesome on every level. I can hear your Chili-Pepper influence in the chorus. I do love the more sparse instrumentation in the 1st half of the verses and the eventual buildup to the chorus is spot on. Love the dynamics of this. The vocal sound so so good. Finally, Edward! The guitar solo is stellar. You gots all kinds of mad skillz on this. Downloaded for sure. Nice one guys.
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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Chris
Glad you liked this version. It all came together so well. I was at the top of my game on this one.
lengold said 2487 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Superb
Cheers
Len

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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Great!
Thanks Len.
michael2 said 2481 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
whoa
damn, this sounds excellent. Steve really has a pretty amazing set of pipes. when that bridge kicks in the 2 of you are just at full throttle. really amazing job here. great playing and melodies are perfect for your track.
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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Thank
Michael,
Collabs are the way forward for me. They seem to elevate my tracks from being ok to very satisfying indeed.
Cheers
tf10music said 2481 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
solid lyrics
and the tune really moves. The guitar is well done, the tone is excellent when you hit those high notes. The keys are a nice touch. This is very well done.
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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Tone
Love the strat tone.
My original early takes on tis were done with a les Paul. Didn't quite have the same cool vibe.
Cheers mate
Carrie71 said 2479 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
wow
I really love what you did with this. A different twist on that fantastic sound bed. Great lyrics and vocals. Love that voice. I'm a fan.
ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Hi
Carrie. It's always interesting to hear how things are interpreted differently. Gaylens came out a bit heavier, with my mix being a bit heavier on the guitar and drums. I was very lucky to get 2 amazing vocalists to finish this off so well.
867-5309 said 2478 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
great !
Steve and Ed - the way you put this all together and made magic with it - is just fabulous ! the lyrics are perfect and well-thought ! ' having fun listening . . .
scott
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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Hey
Scott, thanks for stopping by. The process of someone miles away adding so much to your stuff always amazes me.
Cheers
tford said 2475 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Without a Trace
Nice tune-Well done-Vocal reminds me of David Bowie.-Nice mix
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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Hi
Cheers for checking it out.

Mike_Lynn said 2471 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Solid Track
This is excellent. Like the whole thing. Very strong chorus line and overall performance. Great mixing too. Thanks for sharing / Mike
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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Mike
Share and share alike. It's great to put something out that came together so well.
Cheers
mrattue said 2470 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Take a Bow-ie
Sounds totally professional to me. If i was told it was a nice number recently discovered mouldering in a Bowie back catalogue i would certainly believe it.

Don't know what you could do to top this in terms of composition and production.

I think it has reached a point where technique and technology can't take the song any further. It comes down to the quality and nature of the original inspiration.

Impressed with the standard on this site in general, and this is well up in the top league, from what i have heard so far.

Marc
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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
What
A compliment. Thanks.
Unfortunately inspiration never usually strikes me at convenient times. The main guitar line here was a rare moment that I worked hard on to then develop into a structure. I'm glad steve saw something in my original demo to elevate this.
Thanks
ramonaji said 2470 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
I was gonna
make a Bowie comment, but I see someone beat me to it! But it is, and Bowie would have a hit with this great song!!!! Tell Steve NICE WORK!!!!
love it!
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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Will do!
To be honest I've only ever really heard Bowies bad stuff. You know, when he was messing around in the street with Jagger.
I must check out his classics. Now where's my labyrinth video?
Steves the man :)
Cheers
Jarvoid said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Very Bowie in the vocal
and delivery......which one of his many reinvented personas I do not know,but deffo Bowie.

It is a good solid track ,very slick in the playing and production.


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ted23 said 2470 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Jarvoid
Thanks for hitting play :)
We appreciate the compliment buddy

sloparts said 2469 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
What a great collab this one is Ted
Outstanding song to begin with, but the mix is just stellar. Every word and every instrument is right there without being over the top.

Great track guys

Ed
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ted23 said 2468 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Ed
Thanks a bunch! Mr Craigs mixing skills are knockout aren't they?!
Thanks for checking it out.
Ed
RosaLinda said 2467 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
You know, I have downloaded this one but
I keep comming back to it here! haha:) I have even posted it on FB!:) I totally love it!
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ted23 said 2461 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Ha
That's excellent :)
Thanks for returning. Your welcome round here anytime
hackneybloke said 2463 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
without a trace
hi ed. this is great. steve's vocal delivery is relaxed and professional. reminds me of someone but i can't think who...but then i think it's more that it just sounds so cool that yeah it's just pure professional. great mix....this is total commercial hitsville. ah...now i know...2.43 section.....david's bowie's twin separated at birth.
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ted23 said 2461 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Hey julian
Commercial hitsville is great.... If only!
Your a gent!
Cheers
ageofthedeathtree said 2463 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
friggin ...
PHENOMENAL!!! absolutely, positively!!! fav'd, downloaded .... ROTATED & spread!!!

-age
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ted23 said 2458 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
age
Glad you liked it man...
...anymore? :) You take it easy friend
crissew said 2463 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Really great
This is a stong tune. Powerful rocker with great vox and love that palm muted guitar part. Love it!
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ted23 said 2458 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Palm
Once every 5 years i'll hit a riff that I love. This was one. The rest came together slowly. I think this was the only tune ive knocked together that I didnt rush any particular part.
Cheers
racerat said 2460 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Cupid without a trace
Excellent redux of a really KILLER original. Just listened to Cupid, after listening too this. Both are very cool each in their own way. Steve has some amazing vocal chops and totally nailed this. I love it when he comes out and belts it out, as he does in this. he can get raspy when he wants, and I love it when he does. But lets not forget the SONG! Killer axes Ted, even if Steve did delete a few of them. Great tone, very percussive. DL'd and fav'd. Thx guys.
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echoroom said 2420 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
???
Raspy??? How very dare you!
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anomalous said 2459 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Very
cool
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lholden said 2381 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Without a Trace
Just awesome!! I love it... well done to all. Thanks for sharing.
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