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MJCC11 Sailortown (Bud/Echoroom cover)


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To choose a cover i threw all caution to the wind. i actually enter a random song number into the search and this is what popped up. chances are if i had gone through artist lists this would of been high on the list.

essentially i played along with the original 3 or 4 times. then kind of went off on a tangent from there.

the original can be found here: http://www.macjams.com/song/58708
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Lyrics
Sailortown

This town that built the ships that carried you home
These hands that banged the nails and carried the stone
Taught you to punch and pray (x2)

Women kiss goodnight; tomorrow will spit you out
City of Iron
Lion in the heart of man; chaperone the lamb
City of Iron

White Star line
White Star line

This town that built the ships that shattered the ice
These hands that banged the nails and brokered the tides
This town that teaches you the life of the night
this town teaches you
Taught you to pinch and pray (x2)

Women are where you drown, sirens of Sailortown
City of Iron
Men like a broken nose, mother of pearl and rose
City of Iron

White Star line
White Star line

Women are where you drown, sirens of Sailortown
City of Iron
Men like a broken nose, mother of pearl and rose
City of Iron
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Hits: 3065
Comments: 80
Fans: 42
Plays: 123
Downloads: 61

Uploaded: Jan 12, 2011 - 08:42:39 PM
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2011 - 08:42:39 PM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 01:26:32 AM
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Comments
bud said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
First?
Amazing!
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bud said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Holy Moly Vic
This is stunning. What a great take off from the original - which I have to say owed so much to the brilliant vocals of Echoroom. I love the way you created new grooves and really went for a big cinematic feel. The synth and percussion work really well together - and as always your guitar sings. Your vocals are really excellent here too. I'm thrilled - as luck would have it.
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Vic Holman said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Thanks Bud
i was pretty stoked when this came up from a random selection. i started playing along then just jammed around for a little bit. i really was getting into the whole vibe of the original. the whole structure here came together very fast. i know there is no way to compete with Steve's vocals, he is one of a kind
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alackbass said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Sailortown
This is so wonderfully dark! Has that 70s rock vibe I love!
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
iron towns tend to have a dark air about them.:-)

thanks for checking it out
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magnatone said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Sailortown
OMG Vic, this is really really REALLY fabulous!! wowzers - i'm speechless - throwing caution to the wind suits you BIG TIME! i love this - congratulations!
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
i'm just glad Bud didn't make me walk the plank for messing with his song

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Char said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Killer.
You are as good as we all think you are. Love the sound. Thanks.
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Char
thanks for the compliment. i just make noise for noise sake :-)
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Calchas said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
VERY
well done Vicar! Can't believe your choice of this was so random. That took a lot of guts. Bravo and encore my friend!

Be well!
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Mike
i did give myself a slight easement if it was something that would be impossible to work on, luckily this came up and the original is great in it' own right
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fasteddie said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Extra cool
Nice.

I can't help myself... sounds like the later beatles craziness.

Great job Vic!
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
well, it's all crazy. Thanks for checking it out.
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racerat said 2323 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Sailortown
Hit the nail on the head. Totally 70's prog rock. Sign of the devil back atacha.
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Philip
doing a Bud/Echoroom song cover... they did all the hard work, i'm just the janitor cleaning up after their party
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ted23 said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Fab
Intro and pulsing bass.
Cool take Vic, really enjoyed the listen. You must have been super happy when the random song number pulled this one out of the bag!
Nice one
Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Ed.
chance are if i didn't do the random number route, this would of ended up on the top 3 list if i had went searching around. the original is a great song for starters
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Hickling_Stan said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
So assured
I remember the original of this and you have really produced a great cover. Superb production and a pulsing bass. D/l thanks Mark
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Mark
the first time this cover challenge came up i did a note for note reproduction or close to anyway. so my first thought was to get the vibe of the original and go off from there
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Skean said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Dude
Very cool done, dig it a lot, thx for the DL,d.
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Kenta
thanks for checking it out. it was fun to actually cover another MJers tune.
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RochaMalhada said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
what a great cover!
What a gem this is; it rocks - touch of some early Moxy feel to it with the patent Holman touch.

Fine song and delivery

. - Harold
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Harold
sure is a lot easier when someone else writes the tune & lyrics.

i appreciate you checking it out
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davisamerica said 2323 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
WOW!!
This kicks the door in right from the start Vic.... Damn this is a killer on the loose. Simply amazing and a big "hats off" mr. holman.
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Jack
usually i am a quite person until i get my hands on a electric guitar and get in that rocking mode
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Doadars Uncle said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Heavy!
This song is well adapted to you! Perfect!
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Doug
that's what i thought as well. cool cover you did of tim's song
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crissew said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Rockin
This thing rocks, not sure I have heard this original before, will check it out after this. Great vocal and awesome guitar tone here. Excellent job, just what I expect from a Vic Holman submission.
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Charles
the original was the perfect catalyst to get my but in gear for this cover challenge

thanks for the listen
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Feter said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Sailortown
Man I miss your guitar touch ...what a rockin track ...excellent prog rock job ...kudos !!
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Feter
cool of you to check out what i've been up to. thanks again for giving it a listen
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MarkHolbrook said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
That is a cool
approach Vic... I never would have considered just picking a number! LOL... Well you done really good!
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Mark
the starts must of been perfectly aligned or something. this was a perfect match for me to undertake.
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echoroom said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
What an honour
Vic h covering a song I've been involved with?
Wow, I feel like a star!

When do i get the royalties???

This has a kinda tarantino feel on the guitar, and for my money, beats the original.
I'm honoured!
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Vic Holman said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Thanks Steve
well you are a star to start off with.

as for royalties i think the payoff is in matches or cigarettes.

if i haven't mentioned it before you write great "go for the throat" lyrics. these are fantastic
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ShadowofNine said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Excellent
Far out track, progressive in tone, enjoyed
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
the original had a few eastern style vibes going on so i just expanded on that concept a little

thanks for the listen
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mrattue said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Unsinkable
Great lyrics. Born in Southampton, the Titanic's home port, where the events in the North Atlantic that night still cast a long shadow and the White Star Line will always be thereby remembered.

Marc
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks Marc
i also really liked echoroom's lyrics, paints a cool picture. he has a distinctive style of writing that i always get into
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tempie said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
you are a glam superstar
hope you didn't get any eyeliner in your eye doing this. jeepers dude. this is cool, but more than anything a testament to how freakin' good you are.
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks Craig
yes i was very careful with the eyeliner. it was the mile high platform boots that did give me a little trouble though.

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awigze said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
randomness and then...
this unfolds... very cool - love the big guitars.
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks Andy
even if i didn't go the random pick route, i think this still would of been high on a list of choices to chose from
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dantimmermans said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
very cool cover
your guitar sound amazing and you've put together an excellent version of this track. going to have another listen to the original...
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
thanks much
i really liked the original from when it was first posted. it seem to suite my style in a number of ways

thanks for the listen
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jdholliday said 2322 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Vic Holman
sets the bar high and raises it again, this just plain rocks dude, love the energy, just punching it out, great guitar playing and tones, thumpin' bass, great song and an amazing cover!!! You are the man!
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks JD
well let's don't raise that bar to high or we'll never reach our drinks.:-)

the lyrics are so powerful, i just tried to get the intensity to match in the music
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Elevator_Funk said 2322 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
...
there are so many genuinely good songs people are picking for these covers, i'm running out of things to say. Honestly and truly, this was a good listen, i've just used this quote in one of the other songs i just listened to, but I have to say that 'refreshing' is the perfect word for this, as I don't every hear anything like this anymore, makes it enjoyable. Tight playing, nice unique vox. kinda sabbathy
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
thanks much
way back when, when i use to be in garage/basement bands our key phrase was " it has to have punch" that is something that i have always kept in the back of my mind.

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scofugate said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Man!
What a powerful tunage!
You have my vote.Cool!1
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks Scott
i have been in a power rock mode as of late, so it be.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2321 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
OMG...
... you're just on fire, aren't you Mr. Holman?! What a cover! What a performance! This is excellent on many levels. Great stuff! :)
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks Yeman
the original fueled the flames. the original was a great one for me take on.
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Symphony101 said 2321 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Terrific work Vic !
You're the best, man !

I'm just wondering, so if you randomly chose a song, we might potentially hear a first Vic Holman Hip Hop song ?
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks Yves
yes, that could of happened. my only restriction if the random original was way over my head.
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RAVENS said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Coolness
What a terrific song! I don't think I ever heard the original, so I'll surely check it out. Music, vocals, harmonies = Awesomeness!

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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Thanks Dani
i picked up the vibe from the original then just went for it. it came together for me rather quickly.
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Bob Rodgers said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
I've
not heard the original either but this sounds tremendous, right from the opening chords, that's a great rhythm you are playing on them guitars and the whole instrumentation locks together nicely to produce a tight sound. This is so well produced and you must have been really pleased to hear the final mix on this.
Great guitars and vocals, this song is another big fav of your work for me.
Thanks for the download Vic, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Vic Holman said 2319 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Thanks Bob
the best part the chords and lyrics were already done. so it was just fun time from my end. :-)
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egobandit said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Vic!
I think you found the heavy ground in this one What a great cover but totally Vicarized! Excellent and thanks for the download!
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Vic Holman said 2319 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Thanks Tim
this was a great song to start off with and get my teeth into.

thanks for checking it out Tim
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Daugrin said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Tastey Tune
Great cover Vic. Nicking Echo's vocal is brave indeed...

Daug
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Vic Holman said 2319 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Thanks Daug
wel i tried, but echoroom is a king when it comes to vocals
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davisamerica2 said 2320 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Great song!
Great performance! Love these guitars and that driving beat. Vocals top notch. T
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Vic Holman said 2319 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Thanks Terry
i was glad the cover challenge made a come back. it had been to long.

Thanks for the listen
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dave_b said 2319 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Sailortown
I dug the original, and I think you've done it justice here, bringing your own twist to it. Vocs are cool, and excellent guitar work.
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Vic Holman said 2319 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
hopefully the cover challenge will become a annual thing. plenty of great songs that would be fun to cover
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Lennon714 said 2319 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Wow
the choppy synth is incredible. Then those unmistakable Vic guitar leads come in. So cool. This is why I love the cover challenge... I'd never heard this song before. Incredible lyrics. I'll have to check out the original.

Mix sounds incredible. Great job all around!
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Vic Holman said 2319 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Thanks Eric
Bud originally has a choppy guitar. so i thought a choppy synth would be cool for a contrast between the two songs.

great job on your cover tune Eric
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cjdaley said 2318 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
spectacular
The keys hooked me since the first bar and I headbanged my way to the front row.
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Vic Holman said 2318 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Thanks CJ
thanks for checking it out. appreciated
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PeterB7858 said 2317 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
First class work
Hi Vic. Bit late on the scene (been away camping) and haven't heard the original (but will) but really like the treatment you have given this song. I sure Bud and Steve are pretty happy with your take on it. First class work. Congratulations, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 2316 days ago (January 19th, 2011)
Thanks Peter
the original was very inspiring to me to take it on. thankfully there was free rein to take it in a slightly different way.

i appreciate the listen
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jibes said 2317 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Sailortown
Top notch stuff here. Great production on this great song.
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Vic Holman said 2316 days ago (January 19th, 2011)
Thanks Jibes
since i was going to this i wanted to be sure that i did it some justice from my end.

thanks again
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blaky smith said 2312 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Cover
I remember the original, a very good track and once again you have made a great job. This version in the pure style "Vic Holman" is excellent, as always with a fantastic guitar playing and a rich production. Bravo Vic !
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Vic Holman said 2308 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Thanks Marc
Bud and Echoroom did a great job on getting it together on the original. i think it really inspired me to find a slightly different path to take with the song
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morgan102 said 2307 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Love
The guitar work and overall energy displayed in this driving song.
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DarkPlanet said 2307 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Instrumentation & Vox---
Doesnt get better than this! great Job Vic!

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DWL said 2297 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
Very late
but it was worth it. Great production and a very worthy cover.

You really do get some great sounds out of your guitars.

Cheers

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