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WRONG WAY HOME w Fran Dagostino


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jiguma

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This is a revised version of "Wrong Way Home" ( http://www.macjams.com/song/64172 ) with Fran Dagostino playing blistering lead guitar. You may have seen the video. This is a "proper" mix.

I'm amazed at Fran's skill and feeling - a real MJ freak of nature ;)

Here's the video with my mix :)
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Lyrics
The Wrong Way Home
©2010 Neil Porter

Kissed your wife and kids this morning
Headed down the track
You love them but you leave them
You just don’t come back
You take a different turn this time
Don’t know why
Just take the wrong way home

Office running smoothly
Nothing out of whack
Nothing out of order
You just don’t come back
You take a different turn this time
Don’t know why
Just take the wrong way home

Just walk out, nobody’s looking
Out the door into the street
Get on any bus
And take a seat
Might end up in a lane somewhere
Working on some scheme
Might take that desert island
Some medicated dream
Take the long way home

No-one’s going to miss you
You’re no leader of the pack
Disappear without a suitcase
You just don’t come back
You take a different turn this time
Don’t know why
Just take the wrong way home

Three score and ten go missing every day
Taking the wrong track
You love them but you leave them
You just don’t come back
You take a different turn this time
Don’t know why
Just take the wrong way home

Just walk out, nobody’s looking
Out the door into the street
Get on any bus
And take a seat
Might end up in a lane somewhere
Working on some scheme
Might make that desert island
Some medicated dream
Take the wrong way home
Song Stats
Hits: 3386
Comments: 50
Fans: 34
Plays: 139
Downloads: 79

Uploaded: Nov 22, 2010 - 05:30:06 PM
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2010 - 02:13:55 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 07:19:25 PM
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Hardware:
Fran's PRS
Rode mics, Fender Tele, Precision Bass
Seagull acoustic
Yamaha PRS300 keyboard (drums)
Behringer preamp/mixer
G5 iMac
Software:
Logic Pro
Comments
tf10music said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
really excellent
addition to an already good song. I like the Santana licks that sneak in there, and the vocals are really well-situated atop the guitar. The one thing I don't like is the end -- I thought it needed to fade, but that might just be me.

Great work by the both of you.
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jiguma said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Thanks
TF (I must get your first name some day!), thanks for the kind words. The stuff up at the end is my fault - I slid the whole song forward a bar but forgot to move the fade automation :(
Appreciate you having a listen.
Neil
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tf10music said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
my first name
contains neither a 't' nor an 'f,' but incorporates a 'b,' an 'e,' and an 'n' in that order.

Again, great song!
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magnatone said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Wrong Way Home
oh man - this is just .... it's just ..... i can't find the WORDS!!! two incredible musicians going at it with all their heart and soul! the skill that each of you bring to the table is a sight to behold - thank you both for this fabulous offering, and for being at MJ to share it with lucky us!
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jiguma said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Karen
Fran is just so fluid when he plays that it's mesmerising to watch. I feel so honoured that he wants to play on my stuff.
Sharing is caring ;)
N
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composerclark said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Yes indeed
I saw the video and was blown away by Fran's playing.... He is an awesome performer, a true professional. And the solos are always played so tastefully, not just mindless shredding.

And it's a still a great song, of course!
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ziti said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
note
neil used the same track that was recorded on the video....except for one little punch at the verrrrry end....

neils mix is great!

z
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jiguma said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Thanks for listening Clark
Fran very kindly din't mention here that I faded his piece de resistance end chord too soon - so it wasn't THAT great a mix.
The hardest part with Fran's tracks is how to fit the other stuff in - every note is just so good, not just in pitch, but in timing as well.
Glad you enjoyed it,
Neil
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Symphony101 said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Fantastic, gentlemen !
Great song to start with, great mix and awesome lead ! Very much enjoyed !
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jiguma said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
I once asked Fran
"why aren't you playing pro?" - his response was "not good enough" - hah! I don't think so. Thanks for stopping by for a listen Yves.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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jibes said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
WRONG WAY HOME
This is top drawer stuff!!! A new take on a great song!! Great guitar fran!!
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mvh9591 said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Very Nice____
I just watched the video. Awesome song Neil. Great job.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Dadai.2 said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Outstanding....
Outstanding, I said.

Jack
jdholliday said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
wow dude!
unbelievably better mix and it was good! man I love this song! And this guy ziti is awesome! I love that Santanna influence!
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ktholliday said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
~ Wow ~
A Big Wow!!!! So smooth!!! Love this music,Neil your vocals are super!
And the video is Sweeeet!!! Good one, instant DL! Thanks for the great video, much appreciated! ~ Hope your week is going fantastic ~ Katy ~
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Ed Hannifin said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Nice mix!
I'm listening over speakers, which can be less flattering than headphones, and it sounds wide, lively and punchy.... I'm listening with the volume level down, too, and that can make things sound flat sometimes, but this is retaining its groove and drive....

It would be easy to bury the vocal under the lead guitar, or the lead under the vocal, but listening the way I'm listening, both key elements are right there...

One of those great collabs... The song is still one of your strongest, Neil, and Fran certainly seems to've nailed the right feel....

PeterB7858 said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Magic combination
The combination of Neil's great song, tight vocals (sitting nicely in the mix) and solid rhythm guitar with Fran's stellar guitar work is magic. Better than you can buy in the shops :)
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SmokeyVW said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
don't know why
i love this tune. i loved it last time i heard it too

thanks

however this still irks me:

You take a different turn this time
(big giant gap)
Don’t know why
Just take the wrong way home

maybe you could simply toss out the extra beats of the gap and have it come in intentionally chopped off and off the beat - it would be shocking, right where it counts

(just my opinion)
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alackbass said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
WRONG WAY HOME
Fran's playing is like lean bacon on a really great cheeseburger. He made it even better! Downloaded!
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tonestones said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Magic duo
Man, you sound great together. Fran's playing fits perfectly. I loved the first version of this song and I'm blown away by this one.
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papag said 2521 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
No wrong goin this way
Smokin jams throughout. Fun to listen to and watch.

Thanks for the dl :)
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jiguma said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
I'm a little disappointed
that no-one's commented on the jig/zit photo. Now THAT would be something Fran - a Boston tour (or a Pambula Beach tour) :)
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Toveco said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
heavy rocking
Like this BIG!
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lavalamp said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Fran the Freak (on guitar)
Marvelous post Neil. So full and rich. Great piece a rock pie!

LL
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
wrong way home
real nice energy, santana flavours, that really distinctive voice. very taseful soloing with great feel. great voicing. great tempo to this tune. this will get em dancing. huge tones. well produced. cool. cheers
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awigze said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
well...
of course, it would sound this way. Liked it everywhere, everytime I have heard this. Very tasteful. Way to go Jiggy. Do you think you can get a Boston boy to move to Oz?
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SCJohnson59 said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Loving ....
the guitars in this! :D
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MarkHolbrook said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Neil
Love the tune man! Not sure what it is but for me the drums and bass simply got lost in this. I know the spotlight is on Fran but I like to hear the beat and drums working way... I can hear the bass but it seems back and not a powerful as I would like...

Before you comment back... Let me go listen in a different place... Could be my phones or speakers too.

Rockin piece though!
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MarkHolbrook said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Ok listened on
my other phones... comment retracted regarding the bass... I do still feel the drums just get buried... My personal taste would be to hear the drums strong and clear. This is such a driving tune I want that thumping beat.

Still simply great!!!
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jiguma said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Interesting comment Mark
The aif doesn't seem to have the problem, but I know what you mean. Mind you, mixing Fran's guitar into anything tends to make the mix very difficult to pull off. I was already planning to do a remix when I get through a bit of a backlog.
Thanks for the comment - always like to hear ways mixes can be improved. You can rest assured that there'll be a better mix on the next CD.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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snowdragon said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
I didn't realize
Zetes was left-handed :) Explains a lot lol.

I particularly like the video to watch his technique
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jiguma said 2519 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
As you can see
in the photo, Fran's also capable of playing right handed - a talented guy! The video seems to have gone offline, hopefully it will be back shortly.
Thanks for listening Snow - glad you enjoyed it.
N
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Cori Ander said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
wow
wow wow
this is better than i expected
you guys still have the potential to surprise
lots of things are just so right here
guitar and vocals come so well together
(and i too digged the little carlos-flirt fran .. that ol record was one of my most outworn once upon that day)
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kassia said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
yeah no kidding
ziti's playing is killer, but it's your vocals on this, neil, that totally get me. just enough smoke and rasp to blend perfectly with the guitar. a match made in MJ heaven. excellent tune and loads of talent. wow.
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Carrie71 said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Awesome
Love the lyrics and vocals. Mr Z rocks it! He can play it man! Awesome jam.
Vic Holman said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
revisiting
a classic. sparkling it is.

excellent work gents!
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racerat said 2520 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
BL
Really clean and jangly. Killer BL. The lead steals the show although the lyrics are stiff competition. "...some medicated dream.." perfect.
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mandolinquent said 2519 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Really enjoyed that
A really perfectly written song, a real gritty short story... and ziti is a real pleasure listen to.
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jiguma said 2519 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Hi William
Thanks for listening - I saw you in the "Who's Online" box the other day - good to see you back around the hallowed MJ halls. Needless to say I haven't been able to get away yet ;)
Fran ripped this one apart and lifted it to another level. Still some mix problems but not a bad result.
Glad you enjoyed our little tune.
Best wishes from Oz,
Neil
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ktb said 2519 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Wrong Way Home
Man, this really steps it up. Fran manages to introduce snippets of goodness around every corner. Now may be my all time fav Jiguma tune :-) well done gentlemen
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2519 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
This is SICK!
Holy cow! Ziti's guitar is smokin' here! Not that I didn't expect it to but it just was way better than I thought! ;) I'm just not able to understand how ziti's guitars fit in PERFECTLY with any song, even if it's not his?!?!

I remember hearing the original but, once again, your writing, performing, recording, and producing skills never cease to amaze me. Thumbs up to both of ya! :)
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Calchas said 2519 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Double trouble!
This is so cool. And you're right about Fran! LOL

Be well friend!
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Jarvoid said 2518 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Obvious to say that
it is tres Carlos ...cos that would be stating the bleeding obvious would it not.....great version of this song....having heard the original acoustic this has turned into a rocker...

Jarvoid
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DWL said 2517 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
Not much more to say
Simply excellent chaps :)

Cheers

Dick
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ziti said 2515 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
hi!
thanks for the kind words
i LOVED playing on this song!!! Neil is always the guy I look up to to measure my recordings against. I LOVE the sound he gets on his voice, his instruments....so when he asked me to play on this and asked me to try and sound like Carlos, I said sure. I play a bit of Oye Como Va in there somewhere...but i hope i kept enough ziti in there as to make it sound like me too....I FINALLY got youtube to accept an updated version of the video married with neils final mix if anyone still cares.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP9SNwXrMAw

thanks neil!!!!!
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jiguma said 2515 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Thanks Fran
I just switched the video at the top of the page to the latest version.

You're always welcome Fran!

N
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tempie said 2514 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
work that triangle
sweet beezus, you two are pros top to bottom. what a great tune. love your vox and phrasing, spot on, and that soloing is so GOOD, not a single cliche. great tune.
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egobandit said 2514 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Solid!
Fran is great talent! adding dimension your vocals go great with Frans playing! Of coarse the bass is groovin and rollin top notch fellas! Im sure it was mentioned but the santana riff is unexpected but very satisfying! I feel like taking the wrong way home, but I always end up home ! Must be the voodoo woman!
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jdholliday said 2512 days ago (December 1st, 2010)
Katy and I
love this song and watching the video, we came back for another watch/listen before bed time!
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rabittwhole said 2511 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
Neil and Fran
...woa...woa...woa..... excellent!! when the hell is the band gonna hit the road? the tune is a solid beauty and neil u have never sounded better...zeets....man i gotta get to boston and see those magic fingers. love this.
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