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Years ago I had a friend named Matt. He was teaching me guitar one night and repainting a room of his house with a colour called "Crucial Ice." I liked that name so I wrote a song around it and came up with this. This is another old one that I have re-visited and reworked.
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Lyrics
Walking down this beaten path
Walking towards your front door
I didn't notice that crucial ice
I slipped on it it wasn't very nice

Walking through the aftermath
Sun still shines on this beaten path
But still I notice that dreams come true
I wouldn't notice it if it wasn't for you

Walking down this barren road
My backs getting weak from carrying
This heavy load
I've got too much on my mind
I've got to do something with all of this time

Walking across this infertile land
Nothing to live, to breathe or die
And all I want is serenity, peace of mind and tranquility

Song Stats
Hits: 2646
Comments: 58
Fans: 28
Plays: 91
Downloads: 58
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Feb 09, 2011 - 07:32:06 PM
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2011 - 07:32:06 PM Last Played: Oct 09, 2016 - 02:57:56 PM
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Hardware:
Neumann U87 on Vox
Rick 360
Fender Precision Bass
Yamaha Tour Custom Drums
Paiste Cymbals
Fender Vibrolux Amp
Ampeg Bass Amp
And a lot of other stuff I can't even remember.
Software:
Originally recorded onto 2" tape and re-mixed digitally with ProTools.
Thanks to my friend Jim for the mastering.
Comments
alackbass said 2353 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
The Beaten Path
Rocked right out of the gate. Killer pick bass tone. I'm also digging the delay and tremolo effect on the guitars. Man! Can you sing! Great wah guitar solo! You really have great ears from production and mix!
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Thanks
I like that tremolo too. Two chord song Em & G.
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regulus said 2353 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Kool track
Sound like a song by an already on the radio band who's name I just can't remember.

Nice expansion and layering. To me the music could come up half a notch. Great vox delivery sound.

Thanks for the sharing.
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Thanks Richard
Nice to meet here on MJ. If you can remember what band that is let me know. I'm always curious to who people compare my stuff to.
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TERRAPLANE said 2353 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
nice
treatment of the vocals & the bass has that pleasant attack ,, love the guitar tremolo tones ,,the mix is so good,,looks like i need to start a Jodyrush playlist,, Thanks for the DL,, keep on keepin on,,T
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Thanks again Terry
Go ahead and start that playlist there's more coming.

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WharmtonRise said 2353 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Yes
Love that tremolo effect. Lovely instrumentation. Nice work!
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
HI
Thank you for taking time to listen.
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Bassline.
reminds me of early filter, while the shimmering guitar is a total 180. Nice sound, great mix, good vocals too.
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Thanks Adam
I've never listened to Filter. But I do go for the early 80's tunes from The Church, Echo & The Bunnymen and also the Furs.
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mrattue said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Smooth
You can put a track together that sounds as good as anything out there, to my ear.

You sound in total control of everything and the vocals are good, too.


Enjoyed it. Thank you.


Marc
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Appreciate it...
Thanks for listening!
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tempie said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
bass
is outstanding. has a great 80's new wave feel, like echo and the bunnymen. nice clean vox, nice melodies. my only crit is that some of the rhymes are imo too simplistic. i think the music is worth some deeper rhyming/phrasing. man, that bass is really, really cool.
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Bass has feeling...
Sadly my bass player has given up recently. I told him marriage would be the downfall. I hear you on the simple things. But the funny thing is the song started out about a can of paint! And well, I'm not a painter so I got off the beaten path.
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lavalamp said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Cool tune
The bass really stood out here. Great vocal delivery.
Also, like the mix. Separation is so good on this track.

Excellent

LL
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Thanks.
A lot of hard work and a helper who knows what he's doing is key.
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KCsGROOVE said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
great guitars
I'm a sucker for guitars, hehe
Cool tremolo guitar, used properly here!
Good songwriting!
Enjoyed!
KC
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Thanks KC
Two chords was all I played here. Worked out well. (Em - G)
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rtcooper said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
HOW COULD YOU NOT
LOVE The Structure and the Guitar Work in this Rocker?

OH, Yeah.
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jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
I don't know?
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for listening!
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neilh79 said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
The Beaten Path
Cracking tune Jody. Love the riffs and the solid guitar work throughout well done!
jodyrush said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Thank you Neil.
Glad you liked it.
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Moviz said 2353 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
well
re-done Jody; the opening woke me up some and I like that echo effect on the guitar. Everything sounds so good here guitars , vocals effects and all, regards M
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jodyrush said 2352 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Glad to be a wake up call
Thanks for listening.
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Feter said 2352 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
The Beaten Path
Nice drivin bass and drums ..good rockin there ..I liked how you work the guitars on this song ...very nice ...!!
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jodyrush said 2352 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Thanks!
I do love what the bass player did here. Re-mastering really brought it out.
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grahame1956 said 2352 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Great
Another great song, Jody. Loved it.
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jodyrush said 2352 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
HI Grahame
Thanks for listening. I'm diggin' your tunes too.
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jdholliday said 2352 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
you wrote a song about
a paint color? LOL! That's great, what were you smoking? Hah! You pulled it off though, was this done in a studio? Another excellent production.
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jodyrush said 2352 days ago (February 10th, 2011)
Hey JD
Yeah, It was started from a colour of paint. That's how all of my songs go. Think they're going to be about one thing and they turn into something else. As far as the studio goes. It was far from a studio. It was a basement. Just happened to turn out the guy helping me knew what he was doing. I'm still amazed at the quality of this. If you could have seen where this was recorded you wouldn't believe it! And running it through ProTools really brought it alive.
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Godchaser said 2352 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
The power of.........
paint - one coat and it more than covered my expectations - ahhh yes....clicky picky bass toneage!Thanks for sharing
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jodyrush said 2351 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Funny guy!
Thanks for laughing and listening!
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rok41 said 2352 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Beaten Path
Hey Jody, I really enjoyed my listen to "The Beaten Path", great melody, clever vocals and an excellent mix. Being a bassist, I love the sound of a P Bass through and Ampeg, makes me want to mic my cab when recording...such a real tone. Nice job on the song Jody!
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jodyrush said 2351 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Thanks Chris
Glad you enjoyed it.
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papag said 2352 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
The package is stuffed
This song has all the points: mix, vocals, solo, balance, sweeteners, lyrics in high quality levels. Dude, it kills!

thanks for the dl :)
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jodyrush said 2351 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
You're welcome Papag
Thanks for listening.
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dave_b said 2351 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
The Beaten Path
Nice groove, cool bass line, trem guitar is a nice contrast. Great vocs. The vibe reminds me of "How Soon Is Now" by the Smiths.
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jodyrush said 2351 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
The Smiths are one of my favorites. Thanks for that.
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Sigmund said 2351 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
The Beaten Path
Well played, grooving song. the tremolo guitar gives this song a spacious feel. Bass and drums are very tight. Your guitar leads and fills are all very cool. You did a good building the intensity here. I enjoyed this! Thanks!
Sig
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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Hi Sigmund
Thanks for listening!
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MarkHolbrook said 2351 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Wow
I almost missed this. MJ so busy the songs scroll off page one so fast! Very interesting intro Jody! Really cool and the vocals are outstanding!
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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Hi Mark
Glad you caught this one.
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michaeljayklein said 2350 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Professionalism shines through!
All around excellence here Jody--an impressively good song and the instrumental/vocal delivery and mix of it is superb. Thanks for keeping the bar raised around this place! Michael
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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
Hope I can continue delivering the goods.
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hackneybloke said 2350 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
beaten path
hi jody. i can't remember whether i commented on your vocal delivery before....but you really 'sell' a song. it makes such a difference hearing simple lyrics being nailed so convincingly. love the delay on the guitars. great solo. in fact all your guitar sounds are sublime....loved that bass run at 2.39. great track. love this.
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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks Julian
I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for listening.
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RochaMalhada said 2350 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Crucial Ice
I'm really digging this bass line. The reverb is working perfectly.

Nice tune!

. - Harold
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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks Harold
Glad you liked it.
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stevel said 2350 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Very good
Great sounding track...like all the guitar sounds a lot. Reminds a bit of some of Ed Kuepper's stuff (who I love). Cheers for sharing
Steve
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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks Steve
Looking into Ed Kuepper now.
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Mosaica said 2349 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
A real headbanger!
I can hear this one going down a storm in a university bar/club! You have a very youthful voice for someone who says they've been playing for over 25 yrs.
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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thank you
Glad I still have the vocals!
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lholden said 2347 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
foot tapping
Your vocals and the overall sound are really excellent. I loved it! Thanks for sharing.
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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks Laura
So nice of you to say! Hope you stop by again.
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li3detect0r said 2347 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
amazingly good.
"Sound like a song by an already on the radio band who's name I just can't remember." would have to agree with that, really exceptional,def dl.

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jodyrush said 2346 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks Everyone for Listenig
Makes me feel good to know that people who know music like what I'm doing.
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Kicbal said 2332 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Twange Attitude
Love the meaty bass. Tremelo guitar is a standout too. Awesome structure. Reminds me of a more acoustic and less angry Screaming Blue Messiahs.. Sweet song.
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PaulaMunk said 1846 days ago (July 1st, 2012)
I liked
the powerful music. Who cares what inspired it. It works.
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