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Several weeks ago I asked Gaylen if he would like to sing on one of my songs. To my elation he agreed. I didn’t have a song written yet so I asked him if he preferred up tempo or down tempo. He replied that he would like something to challenge him.

I came up with this. I don’t know if it was a challenge for him but I know it was a challenge for me.

I wasn’t quite sure what genre this falls under. It has elements of Metal, Rock, Ballad, and Progressive. I kind of figured it feels like modern day progressive to me.

I had a lot of fun with this because I wrote the song with Gaylen’s vocals in mind. Boy did he ever deliver!

Gaylen75- Lyrics, Vocals
fasteddie- Backer, Mix
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Lyrics
I will speak now to the joys of my prison
And the knowledge of what tomorrow will bring
To the gray aptitude of concrete decisions
Of loyalty to the choices I have made
These walls gather me in and hold me firmly
To the humility of my convictions
To the infamy of my venomous character
To the flames of my perdition

When the night comes
I have no shame
Not voiced to polished steel
there are no confessions

Self-imposed for the safety of those
Whose esteem would have me
Who would parole me
you know theres a vindication owed me
Who would judge me with hooded eyes

who would look through filtered eyes
When the night comes
I have no shame
Not voiced to polished steel
there are no confessions
This closet door
keeps out the would be light
A rectangle of clarity
and its edited by me

A scent foiled by sweat and mothballs
A coffin of hangers
A final resting place
for my jurors mind
so i fooled congregation
because they dont know I come out at night
theres no stopping me now


Gaylen M. H. Sharp
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Hits: 3015
Comments: 78
Fans: 32
Plays: 123
Downloads: 66

Uploaded: Nov 18, 2010 - 11:51:48 PM
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2010 - 11:51:48 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 12:07:42 PM
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PRS Mira Guitar, American Deluxe Fender P Bass
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Sterling Audio ST69 mic for guitar
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Comments
Carrie71 said 2529 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
First
First woot!!!
Carrie71 said 2529 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
Mothballs
Cool title, awesome pic and rockin song. You seriously have some skills. I was blown away by your playing. I love, love love this one. Great job from top to bottom!
fasteddie said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
That was fast
Thank you so much for the kind words. Gaylen really made this shine.
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Gaylen75 said 2529 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
First Too
Woot also!
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alackbass said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Math doesn't lie!
You can't be "first too!"

Stop trying to cheat. Carrie won this time. Get over it!
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Carrie71 said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
No way
Yes instant down load!

Gaylen75 said 2529 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
Turned Out Yall
This has some punch man! It was a pleasure working on it with you.
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fasteddie said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
G-Man
Dude... It was all my pleasure. You rock!
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Calchas said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Yee-HAW!
Wow... that middle-eastern riffage in the opener really sets the stage for this monster tuneage.

Very cool lyrics delivered with power and verve by Gaylen over your steaming soundbed Michael!

Yes indeed, this does ROCK!

Be well friend!
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fasteddie said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks
Michael! That really means a lot my friend. Let's jam soon!
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Calchas said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Yes!
SOON!
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magnatone said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Mothballs
!!!! this is GREAT! congrats on a fine song fasteddie, and Gaylen - you sound great! let's hear it for the MJ boys!!
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fasteddie said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks Karen
for dropping by and having a listen. It was a lot of fun workingg with Gaylen. He is so great at what he does.
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tf10music said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
this is the worst
I have ever heard Gaylen sound, and I mean that in the best possible way -- great singers sound best when their voices are about to fall to pieces. The guitar really accentuated that. This treads the line between power and fragility quite brilliantly. Great song!
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen. Gaylen really did deliver. He rocks!
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alackbass said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Mothballs
I could type a lot of shit here to try and look like I know a lot about music. But instead let me just say DOWNLOADED!
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thank
you sir for dropping by. Hell, I know even less. :D
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Skean said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Killer
This is a killer and a keeper, thanks for the download, you guys ROCKS.. Cheers
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
Kenta. YOu rock!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
mothballs
rocking, demonic, cool vocals, cool guitar playing. cheers
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks man
for dropping by and having a listen.
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ic42 said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
HeavyEddie Metal? Gaylen Oyster Cult?
This has a really strong BOC sound, both from your wonderful musical bed and Gaylen's singing. Love it!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Gaylen Oyster Cult
Classic! Thanks for dropping by and for the kind words.
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scofugate said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
FastOzzy
What a freaking Rockin tunage!!
Deep Clean and out front!!
Gaylen----You rock man!
Nice!!
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
Scott for having a listen. Gaylen does rock!
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rabittwhole said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
good grief
.... this is incredible ...downloaded and well done guys!
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen and for the kind words.
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Moviz said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
I always
love the strength in your sound Michael... can actually feel it..... and Gaylen is the perfect vocalist to accompany your musicality.... such a perfect match and a really good song, lyrics and production here too..... top job on this collab, regards M
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks M
Gaylen really brought this project to life. He really made the whole process so enjoyable.
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crissew said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Nice gothic
sounding guitar riffs. Excellent sound to the bass and guitar in this one. Like the Gaylen vocals in this too, Eddie's backing sound nice too. It gives the song an almost Alice In Chains sound in places. The bridge at 2:55 is very nice! Cool solo too! Rockin my face off!
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
Charles for dropping by and for the kind words. It really means a lot!
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Symphony101 said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
I'd say Metal
Michael, I really like your guitar work. Nicely played song and cool songwriting too.

Gaylen's vocals seem to fit any genre he works on. He's got awesome vocals, I'm a great fan.

This is very cool work you've done here guys, a great listen, very much enjoyed.
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks man
Gaylen really does shine on about anything he attempts. He is quite a talent. I too am a great big fan.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
shavingronaldscar said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
tasty...
Killer voice, killer mix. Very nice job both of you! Getting a real megadeth feel from your voice, while the beat is more like early black sabbath. Very cool, a definite fave!
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks man
for dropping by and for the kind words. Much appreciated!
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dave_b said 2529 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Mothballs
I like the way the lyric combines concepts which usually don't go together "gray aptitude", "coffin of hangers". Gaylen's passionate and gritty vocals bring out the emotion in the lyric. The dramatic guitar lines make a perfect backdrop for the song. Michael's ever increasing drum programming and mixing skills are really evident here. Great collab, you guys make a good team.

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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks dave_b
for dropping by and for the great comments.

I'm trying to learn how to master now. That will take some work to get good at that.
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PeterB7858 said 2528 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Nice trip out of my comfort zone
Hey guys, not a style of music I grew up listening to, but this is a song I can appreciate and enjoy - both musically and technically. The vocals and the instrumental work are really strong. Thanks.
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks for
dropping by and for the kind words. I'll have to listen to your stuff really soon.
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Bob Rodgers said 2528 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
A
great track, guitars sound superb, love the mode you played on the opening riffs.
Excellent vocals, very polished, great production and a great solo, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Bob R
for having a listen and for the kind words. It really means a lot!
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michaeljayklein said 2528 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Well done guys...
I had a bit of trouble making out the lyrics but otherwise, this was really very good! Thanks again....
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks MJK
for having a listen. You are the bestest!
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michael2 said 2528 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
excellent
when I listen to metal I like bands like Kyuss, Sleep, and Sabbath. While this isn't stoner metal at all, you have that classic style of riffing mixed in with your more contemporary style. very cool. almost like Michael Schenker jamming with Judas Priest back in the day.
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
for listening and for the awesome comments! That really means a lot!
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Vic Holman said 2528 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
ha
i was just about to mention UFO in the riff department and Michael just beat me to it.

i also dig that Kashmir style part & break that follows

excellent team up!
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Vic
for having a listen and for the nice comments. You rock!
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Reggie_Pole said 2527 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Mothballz
Nice bit of Old Skool hard rock. The chorus is great. Your productions are sounding better and better. Good work on the guitar. Drums sounding good. Classic G75 performance, with interesting, claustrophobic lyrics, and harmonies that make the chorus work so well. Excellent collab, gents.
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Yes
I agree about the chorus. That was one of my favorite things that Gaylen put together. There is so much power to it.
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ted23 said 2527 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
I've
Been so looking forward to this since I got my email alert a few days ago.
I imagined this to be huge. I was right. One of the most powerful guitar players here combined with the vocals of Gaylen was always gonna knock a few socks off.
Excellent stuff
fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Ed!
Thanks man! YOu rock bro! Glad that you dropped by and for the nice comments. It really means a lot my friend.
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Corporal Beef said 2527 days ago (November 20th, 2010)
Rockin'!
You guys sound great together, and this is a very well-written song. I'm glad I stumbled across it. Thanks for posting.
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Mr Beef!
I'm glad that you liked it. Thanks for dropping by and having a listen.
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tonestones said 2526 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Very cool
You two sound great. Gaylen is amazing. This fits his voice perfectly.
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
for dropping by. Gaylen really does sound terrific on this one (as he always does). He rocks big time!
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egobandit said 2526 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
BIg!
Wow this just rocks on so many levels! You guys are killin! Downloaded! thanks!
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Rlg!
Thanks ego_B for having a listen and for the kind words.
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RAVENS said 2526 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Wowzers
Mike, I swear you are a killer guitarist! The track is so brilliantly done. Love the lyrics & of course Gaylen's vocals are terrific! Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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fasteddie said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Dani
YOu totally rock! Thanks for having a listen!
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Sigmund said 2525 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Mothballs
Heavy metal does not get any better than this! Michael your song is kick ass from start to finish, and putting Gaylen in the vocal spot was sheer genius! This was SO fun to listen to - thanks!!
Sig
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fasteddie said 2524 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Thanks man
for dropping by and for the kind words.

Gaylen really does kick it into gear on this one.
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RosaLinda said 2525 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Mothballs
Its like listen to the radio! Those guitars are just very nice!! The droms...are they loops or real? It sounds real! Gaylens voice is REALLY very good! Beautiful!
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fasteddie said 2524 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Thanks RosaLInda
for the kind words.

The drums are programmed in Reason. The great thing about programming is that I can mix the entire kit and eq each drum seperately. I also do reverbe and room seperately for drums and cymbals. It works out pretty decent. I'm still trying to learn how to "humanise" the drums a little more. They still sound a bit mechanical.
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tokai said 2524 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Early Sabbath
i am hearing...... Cool track boys. The G. man strikes again, love those held words. Great work on the axe.
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fasteddie said 2519 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Thanks man
for dropping by and having a listen.

I really dig Heaven and Hell. I think that might have had a little influence here.
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MarkHolbrook said 2524 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Crud
missed another... Sorry about that! Wow.. That guitar is mean! Gaylen dude you can do anything! This is like metal madness... Very cool!
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fasteddie said 2519 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Thanks man
for having a listen. Gaylen really is a talented fellow. He really can do just about anything. :D
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AcousticGuitarist said 2523 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
eight lungs
I like your many guitar styles and
Gaylen too - you're playin' like ritchie
blackmore here - and what a nice natural powerful vocal vibrato lungs power grind that just keeps getting better - you must have at least 8 lungs - like another
Ian Gillan ! this one is long and i like every second - vocal harmonies are also right tight here - scott & Geraldo
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fasteddie said 2519 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen. Yes indeed Ritchie Blackmore is my all time favorite guitarist. Therefore there is much influence.

Thanks for the kind words.
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Z293 said 2522 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
Powerful
Powerful guitars and Gaylen brings power to everything he sings.
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fasteddie said 2519 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Thanks
for the kind words. I really was impressed by your song La Pavillon. Great stuff.
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Jarvoid said 2521 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
Ace of metal spades and
rock ballads....and I have no idea what that means.... I am just too impressed with this to put meaningful words down....just keep it coming and turn it up to eleven ...yo!! That's a faved D/L

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fasteddie said 2519 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Thanks Chris
That is very kind. I appreciate it greatly.
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woofer3 said 2517 days ago (December 1st, 2010)
Remember Cactus ?
This reminds me of them with maybe a dash of Bachman Overdrive.

Good rockin' track.
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Relic67 said 2515 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
cool
cool rock song, very pro-sounding vocals indeed.
drums and guits sound great too.
this is a good one to bang your head to...
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lengold said 2514 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
Just perfect
Really pro sounding in every way. Amazing lyrics.
Cheers
Len

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mike_d said 2504 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Damn!
Tryin' to get caught up with the tunes I've missed lately. I knew this would be a good track with you and Gaylen teaming up. Awesome stuff guys!
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Carrie71 said 1510 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
Time for jackets again...
Getting the coats out of the closet made me think of one of my faves! Still enjoy listening to this one! Great tune!
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