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A well concealed political comment. You might eventually work it out if the word "ranga" is taken into consideration (and you're from these parts).

Genre? Maybe "alt funk/blues"?

John Libby (ktb) plays the funky clav and B3 (THANKS John!). I'm playing bass, guitars and midi drums and percussion.

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Lyrics
You Got Me Spinning
©2010 Neil Porter

You got me spinning
I need eyes in the back of my head
You got me spinning
I need eyes in the back of my head
Got me twisting and turning
When I see what you do
I’m choked up and burning
You got me spinning

Strangely disturbing
Lie asleep at the end of the day
Strangely disturbing
Lie asleep at the end of the day
Twisting and turning
When I see what you do
I’m choked up and burning
You got me spinning

INSTR

You’re rockin’ and rollin’
Movin’and groovin’
You got me spinning
Dizzy and woozin’
Got me twisting and turning
When I see what you do
I’m choked up and burning
You got me spinning
Song Stats
Hits: 4096
Comments: 92
Fans: 59
Plays: 248
Downloads: 124

Uploaded: Dec 04, 2010 - 04:19:15 PM
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2011 - 06:18:04 AM Last Played: Feb 22, 2017 - 01:45:40 AM
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Hardware:
Telecaster, P-Bass, Rode NT3 mic, Behringer Preamp/Mixer, G5 iMac
Plus John's stuff
Software:
Logic Pro, Ozone, trial version of Nektar
Comments
alackbass said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
Spinning w ktb
You just keep getting funkier Neil! I like that old school funky P-bass tone. Great main guitar riff and I dig the bluesy fills. Great clav and B3 from John!
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alackbass said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
One More Thing!
First!
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jiguma said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
Andrew
Thanks for the listen - for some strange reason, I seem to be OK at "old school" :) John rips it up rather nicely for sure.
And congratulations on beating Karen to "firsties"!
Cheers,
Neil
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magnatone said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
NEIL!!!
don't ENCOURAGE him!!! :)
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magnatone said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
Spinning
i hate how andrew always beats me to firsties. it sounds so lame to shout "SECONDIES!!!" lol. well i'm not familiar with the word "ranga", so the political statement is more vague to me. be that as it may, i LOVE this tune you two - a great funky sound/beat going on, and i'm tappin' my toes! great job, congrats to you both!
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jiguma said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Ranga :)
Let's just say that sometimes the politician you vote in can disappoint, and you'd like to see a little more action. "Tapping toes" is a great result. Thanks as usual for having a listen Karen.
:)
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Ibstrat said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
Damn
I love that beat and bass playing! (Little Feat influence?) guitar sounds are incredible and great mix. Mighty fine keyboard work.Thanks for an amazing free song!!
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jiguma said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Mark
I have been listening to a lot of Little Feat lately - just introduced our other guitarist to the joys of Lowell George and co - so it's terrific if that shows up for you. One of the incredible things doing a collab with John is the amazingly short turnaround between sending the tracks and getting something (excellent) back. As I tend to like to do things fairly quickly, this works so well for me. The fact that he seems to know exactly what I'm thinking of is an added advantage.
Cheers,
N
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SISTERS said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
thumbs up
well that intro got my attention! this slow and heavy groove is yum.
neil - this is so perfect for your voice, YOU could have written it.
8) seriously - you're right out there with nothin to hide, and lo, it's damn good. glorious breakout on the keys, john. the shift at 2:47 was slick! dizzy and woozin - 8) i love the way it climbs, then starts over somewhere else... the way you both work it on the outro is a pleasure to hear. fabulous, gents! i really enjoyed this one, anne


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jiguma said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Hi Anne
The intro - I put the alarm bell in for Ed, to warn him to turn down his volume :)
Glad you enjoyed listening - I'm particularly pleased with the outro's rhythmic stuff going on.
Cheers from the Antipodes.
Neil
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jfisenne said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
I like that
funky groove! Nice mix.
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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Thanks for the listen!
Will try to get to your songs soon.
N
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Dadai.2 said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
great tune...
I mean that. You and Libby = a demm fine band!

As to the political illusion... put not your trust in man (or woman).
;-)

D
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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Jack
I'd love to have a chance to play in the same room as John - the clav/B3 sounds are exactly what our band needs at the moment.
Glad you enjoyed this one.
Neil
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papag said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
Like he said
Tight and funky...all the parts "grew there", no frays.

Thanks for the dl :)
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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
PapaG
Glad you enjoyed your listen - I like the "grew there" idea. You're welcome to the d/l :)
Cheers,
N
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Corporal Beef said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
A winner
A well-written song, great instrumentation, killer musicianship. It can't go wrong. Thanks for posting.
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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
CB
Thanks for dropping in for a listen - glad you liked it.
N
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davisamerica2 said 2337 days ago (December 4th, 2010)
Alt Funk/Blues m' thinks nails it.
Really got into this Neil. Very fine guitar work. I've always loved your bass, but the extra two strings gives us more to love. John's keys are brilliant here too. I've been getting into clavs lately, and he shines in this. You guys sound like you grew up together. A natural team. Please give us more. D/L'd. T
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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
DA2
Hi Terry - thanks for the very kind words. I've been really enjoying playing more guitar lately, and am finding my way into the funk genres. I just love the tight rhythms and aggressive instruments, and John is very good in both those areas, so it works well for us.
I have another, rockier track ready to post in a week or two, and am getting lots of ideas for similar styled tunes. I just love making this stuff!
Best wishes for Christmas Terry.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
Check out my latest song called When Ya Gonna? - PBGB
tf10music said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
guitar tone
is to die for. I dig the contemptuous lilt you've got going on in your vocals -- it fits the lyrics nicely. I think this is one of the strongest pieces I have heard on MacJams. Great work!
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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
B e n !
Wanna be my PR guy? :) Thanks for your positive comments! I found a little bit of extra vocal confidence while using the Nektar plugin (sadly now in demo mode). All the guitar tones are thanks to Logic Studio presets (with a little tweaking).
Thanks again!
Neil
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KCsGROOVE said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Great shuffle!
Indeed a touch of little Feat :-)
Cool guitarwork and great mix!
Keep 'm coming!
KC
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jiguma said 2334 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
Cees
Bedankt voor het luisteren.
Glad you enjoyed the song.
Neil
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davajonah said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Neil
Awesome sound. Superb guitars and keyboard work. Great mix, [as we would expect] downright dirty funk! Cracking tune.
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jiguma said 2334 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Dave
Glad you enjoyed it ......... very decent of you not to mention the cricket ;)
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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thoddi said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Oh yeah
Digging this cool bass sound and you probably know that you've got me hooked with this kind of groove.

Perfect drum choices to support you. Tasty hook-lines coming from the KTB department. I notice my jaw is hanging rather close to the floor after discovering the ultra cool clav playing. That is not for everyone to do in such a cool manner. Hats off to you John.

This was a nice start of my day. Thanks:)
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jiguma said 2334 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Hi Thor
John seems to be able to find the holes in a mix where a clav would sound good, and I think this is a good example. Thanks for the kind words.
Cheers, N
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Hickling_Stan said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Nice bass
Well that was the first think that caught my attention. Like the instrumental around 1.20 as well. As always a very professional piece Neil. Well done. Mark
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jiguma said 2334 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Cheers Mark
I was really pleased with how this came out - there are still a few little glitches, but close enough for "alt funk/blues" :) The little breakout bits worked really nicely - they replaced something completely different and much more cheesy - glad I worked that out!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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ktb said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Spinnin
As I mentioned to you, I would play this style of music live if I had the chance :-) This is a real treat for me to get to jam along. Appreciated in many ways. Thanks

You've set me off on a Clav jag I'll have you know..lol


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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
John
I've been really enjoying the sounds and feel you bring to my songs - I counted 4 so far. It's a shame that we live on opposite sides of the planet - I'd love to add you to our band. Maybe when I get to Boston :) The clav seems to really suit your style, but I'm a total sucker for a great B3 track too.
Cheers, and thanks again.
Neil
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jdholliday said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Neil
without question one of the best played, written, sung and produced songs I've heard here to date! Big fan! The bass line is awesome! Great choice on the clav and b3, cool genre, kind of Steely Dan meets little feet!
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jdholliday said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
I forgot to say
amazing job on the drum programming!
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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Thanks JD
"Steely Dan meets Little Feat" - if I had any control over what I do, that would be where I'd want my songs to go! Made my day.
There are a few little things with the drums that I've noticed could be made better - I normally ask Mike Watkins for a check of my drum track to see whether a "real drummer" could play it, but this time I didn't get around to it. Glad you commented on the drums though- I've found a couple of new tricks that I can use recently to make it sound more real.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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RAVENS said 2337 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Very Cool
Definitely one of my faves from you thus far. The music & mix are superb, and of course the vocals & lyrics are awesome. Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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jiguma said 2333 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Thanks Dani
I've been really pleased with how well this has been received - thanks for the kind words!
Neil
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egobandit said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Funkin it up
Twistin turnin playin it just right fellas, this is greatness! a download with out even thinking about it!
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jiguma said 2332 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Thanks Tim
Hope you and the family have a great Xmas season.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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ted23 said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Super
Cool intro.
Love the bass, guitars and drums. All arranged so expertly.
The funky clav is the best sound I've ever heard! I'm gonna make that my ring tone...
Cool vox too. I think your on fire here.
jiguma said 2331 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Funky clav
Thanks Ted - the clav sound is from the instruments that come with Logic Studio, but of course it means nothing without someone to play it. John seems to excel at clav style playing. Interestingly, on my "Cat Faced Girl", his clav track was originally a piano track, but worked perfectly as a clav - it's a certain rhythmic style that makes it work.
Cheers,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
.......like a top
excellent song gents.
that is one groovy bass line Neil. I also like the guitar chords you are using here, very choice.

Johns keyboard work is fantastic! thank funky clav is great. plus, the hammond solos....... my on my!
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jiguma said 2331 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Cheers Vic
The bass did come up OK, despite tripping all over myself the first few times through! I'm not sure about the chords (must ask John!) - it's all riffing without really thinking about what the chords were. I do that a lot. John does good stuff with the black and whites for sure.
Have a terrific New Year and Christmas Vic,
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Ed Hannifin said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Tell ya, Neil...
...to my ears, you're one of the MacJams performer/songwriters who has most tidily mastered the capabilities for punch of Ozone... Things sound up front and locked in without the effect being annoying or too much...

I love the jiguma Telecaster style, especially its current funkier manifestations. John's clavinet is the perfect foil, with the bits of B3 just enough to be a cool new flavor...

I have no idea what the lyrics are about, but they sound cool, and they're cohesive. I may flunk the quiz, but I'll be dancing...
jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
It's all about presets Ed
with Ozone, I have a couple of presets and just fine tune for each song. I've been using Ozone for quite a while now, and have finally been able to get past the "look at how loud I can get this track" phase to just aiming for a solid tight sound. I've rediscovered the fun side of making music a bit lately, and think I have located my missing mojo, which has been AWOL for quite a while.
Tel's rool!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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ktholliday said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
~ this is spinnin'
groovin'~ I really like this a lot!!! Tops for sure in my book! :P Glad I checked this out! Outstanding work here! :)Excellent, and fav!!! I will need to DL pronto!~ Thanks for the awesome music~ Enjoying this immensely! ~ Katy~
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PeterB7858 said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Ranga rage?
Hi Neil, bass driven funk that is top notch. Studio quality sound. Great keys. Has Julia disturbed you that much? Regards, Peter.
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jiguma said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Cheers Pete
Just her party's inability to take important stuff to completion - I'm sure things will get better next year. I quite like her as PM actually (certainly beats the alternative!).

:)
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jibes said 2336 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
SPINNIN
is just great!! So solid and well done. You and your com-padres are so top notch!
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alfalpha said 2336 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
Alt/Funk blues...
P'raps, with Little Feat thrown in...but- there's a Stevie Wonder kinda chord progression happening here (clearly the clav & B3 twists my mind in this direction)

Nice song Neil, and great keys John!

I REALLY hope hope you're right about Julia, Neil, let's see what happens this coming year- she'll have her hands very full- is my reckoning, and, unfortunately, the 'spinning' persists no matter who's in charge. I'm just so disappointed that the 'changes' didn't happen in policy, only in personnel change.
Enough of my ranting, great song- as per usual,
Cheers,
Alf

(Love to Jan)
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jiguma said 2335 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
Hi Alf
Thanks for having a listen - might catch up with you at Candelo on Sunday (weather permitting) - Jan seems to like Christmas markets for some reason! It would be nice to see you both again. I'd still really love for you to come and have a play with us in the Shed some time.

We're doing the New Years Eve gig at Ford Oval in Merimbula - are you likely to be there or do you have something closer to home on?

Cheers and beers (and love to Jane),
Neil
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RochaMalhada said 2336 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
It's TOPs!
Slick groove Neil, especially love the bass/guitar interactions and John compliments this beautifully.

Mix seems a little hot on my cans, it's pushing their threshold a bit as they want to rattle on the peaks - must be my gear, eh?


Enjoyed!

. - Harold
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lilmom said 2336 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
Top Shelf!
This is top of the game stuff. Wow you two really know how to GROOVE!!! This is totally a pleasure to hear! Neil - your voice and instuments are fantastic and so right for this. And John - I know first hand what you can do with those keyboards. Incredibly good stuff.
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tokai said 2336 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
The ashes
Looks like a new ern?

Sounds like you got John Lord in to do some keys, which sound great. Everything fits and sounds tight, great mix.
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jiguma said 2335 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
The WHAT?! :)
Steve - I have the luxury of dual Brit/Aussie nationality, so it doesn't make much difference to me who wins. It's just a bunch of guys hitting a ball around after all ;)
John Libby/John Lord - sounds close.
Thanks for listening.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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futzpucker said 2335 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
I've always been a fan
... and this is my favorite of yours. John's keyboard work is outstanding, really nice.

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jiguma said 2309 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks yet again Patrick
Very best wishes for a brilliant 2011 from Oz,
Neil
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Sigmund said 2335 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
SPINNIN'
Cool tune Neil, with your signature laid back groove. I really like the tone you get out of your P-bass - it is always so rich and full sounding. John's clav adds an interesting element to the tune. Nice job - I really enjoyed listening to this - thanks!
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Moviz said 2335 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
I don't
know if it's down to the Ozone this time LOL, but it brought you right into the room Neil.... and John as well.... and via the headphones. Great song and sounds, vocals..... pro sounding production. Love it, regards M
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jiguma said 2335 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
Hi Maurice
I was using a demo version of Nektar on the vocals and it seems to work pretty well - I'm glad you noticed - good listening!
Best wishes from Oz,
Neil
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tonestones said 2334 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
Infectious beat
I love this. Great tune! Love the changes, cool bass. Outstanding vocals. Way funky clav fits perfectly.
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fasteddie said 2334 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
Man
That bass is really funky. I love that.

Cool groove. This really has a nice feel to it.

Good work guys.

This is the third listen BTW. I heard it before a couple of times then couldn't comment.
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paul f. page said 2334 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
What grabs me the most...
...is that cool groove you have going in the drums and bass that just cooks and cooks all the way through this funky, tune...Wow. At 2:35 or so there is some great stuff going on that adds just a few moments of special spice to the whole. By the time I'm finished listening to this track, you definitely have ME spinning. This is just a superb track all the way around and I am glad I've heard it!
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VicDiesel said 2334 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
Funky
Even without the clav, your guitar is pretty funky here. Very cool track.
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Cori Ander said 2334 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Wow Neil
How I dig this song. This is the kind of music I wish it would never end. It actually felt too short and after it ends I play it again. Guess I'll play this one many many times. Thank you for making this world a nicer place!
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VillageIdiot said 2334 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Hell's teeth!
That is so good. What a beautiful, organic, Tele groove. Love the changes. This is incredibly fine work.

Had to do a bit of googling to work out the political reference, but, yes, we live in interesting times.
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rok41 said 2334 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Spinning
Grooves kill, and this one definitely has that element. You can never go wrong with a P Bass when recording! Great tone, (are those flats or half rounds?)...KTB sounds killer on this as well. Love it!
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jiguma said 2333 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Cheers Chris
Glad you liked it - the strings are JVB "Freeze" .045 - .105 rounds. Ridiculously cheap I think I paid $40 for 2 sets), and sound great.
N
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perceptualvortex said 2333 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Amazing
You guys have put together a really excellent tune. This is one of the best MJ postings I've heard in a while. Great work Neil and John!
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MJReunionNAR said 2333 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
:)
Something about the vocals, they just i don't know, good! lol
I enjoyed!
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tempie said 2333 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
don't get the politics but
oh yeah man this is superb. vocals are terrific, just the right amount of rock and roll sneer. musically, just the right amount of funk. which is a lot. Love the clav, love the organ solo at the end. Pro from top to bottom and a really enjoyable listen.
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jodyrush said 2332 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Funky
I'm enjoying the vocals. Bass is great. Organ solo is heavy!
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2332 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Smooth sailing
On this piece. Shades of tito and tarantula. Good old fashioned funky bar-rock. Love it.
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Symphony101 said 2332 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
killer
fantastic performance upon a great song ! solid work Neil, John, very much enjoyed
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hackneybloke said 2332 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
spin
groovy guys. this is great....funked up and cooking. excellent instrumental section. i would like to hear you screaming your tits off at this one neil....it seems to be the kind of track where you could let rip and give it some vocal db.
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Jarvoid said 2332 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
A touch of the
reggae in here as well,more so inthe intro and then just now and then....as to the political comment,erm well yes ,very well concealed.Not a clue .So I'll pretend it's about The Ashes especially since Rick Wakeman just turned up on the B3....neat piece of work mate ...


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kevmikwa said 2331 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
Great sadness
I am listening, filled with great sadness. I mean, I'm nodding my head, tapping my toes, jamming away ... but I'm bummed. I am suddenly face-to-face with the realization that my career of providing drums for the great Neil Porter - an experience that stretches back almost 5 years to Mar 15, 2006 - is officially over.

I'd yammer on about the song itself, but the fact that I think Neil writes nothing but hits is well-documented (see any comment I've ever made on one of his tunes). Having John contribute keys to a song is the surest-fire way to elevate a song to "legendary" status. It sure seems this groove (most notably @ the funky clav part in the second verse, around 1:36+) is the most "in his wheelhouse" I've ever heard.

But my demise is spelled out in the drum groove. The fact that Neil gets this with the pencil tool instead of swinging sticks is just beyond me. If I could program tracks like this using the pencil, I'd sell my v-drums immediately. Just a great groove and use of available tools. While a certain fill was used in quite a few places, but even so it was well-disguised and cut up so it sounded different every time. My only possible nit (and I had to look hard) is that the stereo pan image of the kit is opposite what I'd expect (typically ride on right, hats on left). Provided I don't have my headphones on backwards, I'll just presume it's an opposite hemisphere thing that I wouldn't understand.

Nine tunes with Neil spanning almost my entire time as a "virtual drummer" constitutes a pretty good run, I guess. If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go have a good cry now ... :-)
jiguma said 2331 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
Definitely not over ;)
Mike,
I was going to ask you along for this particular ride, but you seemed so busy with other stuff, and I was pretty happy with how the drums came out - the new little fill was used so much because I got so excited to have figured out how to do it :) No idea about the pan thing - I'm not sure how to pan the various bits of the kit in the midi window, so it just must have been the way it's set up in Logic - or maybe I'm a left handed midi drummer?

As usual, you are too kind with your comments - I'm definitely happy that the songs sound good to you of course, and hope that we continue to work together - I suspect my drums on this were a bit of a fluke, and stick by my contention that a good "real" drummer will always sound better than a good midi drummer.

John is of course a brilliant addition to any track, and, like you, I love what he's done here (and on the other songs we've done together - some with you also on board).

I have a plan in mind for next year which very much involves you - I hope you'll have some space in your diary! I'll send you an email.

Thanks again for listening and such positive words - always appreciated.

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Scott Carmichael said 2331 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
Listening on headphones
such complete polish not just the mix and instrument placement.... but also the parts played.... I love the turn arounds and the drums are programed perfectly.... one of the hardest things in this craft is making the drums breath and be human... excellent Neil.... this is beynd good... John is my fav keyboard player @ MJ... quite the complete player...

this is very very good... radio ready...

I want to do something with you...
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ste said 2330 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
top
bass line! great vocals - well timed singing.
good guitar and percussion, too.
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lengold said 2328 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
You Got Me
after the first note. Just totally top notch, love this. Fantastic mix and master too. Fantastic collaboration.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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stevel said 2322 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Cool and darkly funky
Nice track Neil, I like the funky guitar parts a lot, some very nice textures going on in this
Cheers
Steve
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DWL said 2320 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Catching up
and this was worth it!

Great sound and groove.

Quality work Neil.

Happy Christmas!

Cheers

Dick
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composerclark said 2309 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Strangely disturbing...
As always, this sounds totally professional in production, with fantastic performances on every part. When the funky clav comes in, I was reminded of "Superstition," by Stevie W. This is really, really good, and I am hugely impressed!
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Leon said 2308 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Ever dedicated macjammers.
I've monitored Macjams in silence during my busy year, and you guys continue to be prolific and continue to have the passion for music. This song is a testament to your never-ending dedication. You have my utmost admiration!
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echoroom said 2307 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Speaker leaper
This launched itself out of my speakers - you REALLY know how to mix and master... i could really do with a few weeks/ months looking over your shoulder...
I bought Nectar and really like it, though am mainly just playing with presets. This has a ol' Jiguma rasp and is a real little toe tapper. Great organ use (!?), and as, ever totally pro sounding.
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VicDiesel said 2302 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
very funky indeed
much enjoyed.
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awigze said 2289 days ago (January 21st, 2011)
oh man
I need to get out more.... love every note of this. YES! The nod to Lowell is greatly appreciated.
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Bob6stringer said 2283 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Still diggin' it.
I gots no comment on this one?! I dig this one, I guess I must have it on your album I downloaded, or else how would I know it? Love that midrange lead hook, and the keyboard break is a real gem.
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regulus said 2270 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Fun funky ride
All the qualities for a rock on radio-worthy song.

You just seem to get better and better.........
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lholden said 2270 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Spinning
I was spinning.. love it! The artwork is really cool, but the song is even better. Great production, Neil. I love how the guitars, bass and vocals come together. Well done:)
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rduroche said 1078 days ago (May 17th, 2014)
I'm a bass player.. and I now love you
great feel man.... great feel.
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