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Relentless


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fasteddie

 Genre: Hard Rock

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This is a tribute to my old band. We were called The Bawg. It originally stood for Baker, Aasheim, Walker and Griffin, but after a show some guy in the crowd asked if it stood for the Black and White Guys. After that the new name stuck with us.

It was a real honor to play with these guys. They were all really talented musicians. Plus, we all had similar direction. After being together for six years we got pretty tight.

This song is done in the style of my old band.

The other day some guy was complaining about his wife. I thought geez, why do you stay with her if she's such a beast? Anyway, it was good material for this song.

190 bpm and a whole lotta guitar stuff.
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Lyrics
Relentless

You have the face of an angel, sweet as peaches and cream
But when you open up those lips, out comes nothing but mean
You cry when things aren’t right, you’d kill to get your way
So I want to escape this mess, pray for a better day

You’re one relentless chick; you need to have the world
You make me slave away; you’re one demanding girl
So I break my back all day, just to make you glad
‘Cause it’s easier for me, if you never get sad

You’re relentless; you make life such hell
You’re relentless; as far as I can tell
You’re relentless; you’ve got to have your way
You’re relentless; that’s all that I can say

I’m trapped into your scene; I can’t escape this mess
You live to tear me down; I never get a rest
If you weren’t so damned hot, I’d leave in seconds flat
But you draw me in, like garbage to the rat

So I wish that I could live my life, free from the grips of you
Your life is one great big complaint; that’s all you ever do
All the guys think I’m lucky because you’re at my side
But you make my life a hell that’s why you are my wife

You’re relentless; you’re meaner than a snake
You’re relentless; you only know how to take
You’re relentless; you suck the joy of life
You’re relentless; cut my heart with a knife

I wish that I knew just how to let you go
But there is something that you got to know
On the outside you’re a ten; but inside you stink
A nice girl would be so fine; that’s what I think
I’ll pack my bags and leave just find another guy
It won’t be too hard, you shouldn’t have to try
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Uploaded: Feb 21, 2011 - 02:39:34 AM
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011 - 02:39:34 AM Last Played: Jul 20, 2017 - 07:20:14 PM
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Comments
Saltaireguru77 said 2432 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
First!
Woooo!

Anyway... wow! What a cracking song. Them wimmen are great subject matter for all their features and flaws, aren't they? Really enjoyed the performance of this and would love to hear a bit more in that style. Your band must have been awesome if it was stuff like this! Really enjoyed mate - very well done and expertly recorded. Is that your band in the picture?
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fasteddie said 2432 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thanks man
Yep, that is my old band. I'm the one closest to the black concrete block.

I think that a lot of practice in programming drums is paying off and I'm starting to be able to open things up a bit.

However, I still do have a long way to go. It seems that I learn more and more with every song.
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ShadowofNine said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Relentless
Rockin sort of Relentless thumpin good stuff....
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks man
for dropping by and having a listen. Got to catch your new one!
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Loob said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
BAWG RAWKS!
Cool heavy syncopation!
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks
for having a listen. I am officially syncopated! :D
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Reggie_Pole said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Whole lotta guitar stuff
It finally hit me. Your vocal style is a lot like Rob Zombie. Listen to White Zombie? The chug (like 1:03) sounds great --- your voice sounds great against that kinda groove. More of that please. Well, wowza -- what a production. Your best so far --- OK, my favorite of yours, so far --- in my humble O. Dynamic and lots of nice changeups. Great ending. Kitties and puppies --- yeah!
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks RP
for having a listen. One thing I'm noticing is that I have so many tubes in line that I'm getting too much of a glassy feel in my recordings. I may have to get a non-tube mic for future recordings.

Yeah, I really like Rob Zombie's stuff. I hung out with the members of White Zombie and Prong at a club many years ago. Their show got cancelled and they wound up hanging out at one of the local rock clubs. That was fun. All of them were really cool; they gave me a bunch of Prong and White Zombie fan club stuff. We never got to open up for White Zombie but we eventually got to open up for Prong.

Thanks for having a listen and for the comments.
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ted23 said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thats
a band I wish i'd got to see :)
Great chugging in this. Brilliant guitars and drums. They seem to play with each other so nicely. You've trained them well.
fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Ed
for always having a listen to my madness.

I kinda miss playing out live sometimes, but I also don't miss the racket and having to lunk that heavy a$$ PA system around and those guitar cabinets.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
neilh79 said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Relentless,
Really nice heavy patterns. The guitar work is Dragonforceesque!! Like it well done mate
fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks man
for having a listen and for the kind words.

I'm going to have to check out Dragonforce.

Take care man
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Moviz said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Always
full of strength and zest Michael.... send me some of your pills please LOL.... loving the power here..... that bass/ bass's are terrific.... vibrating through me..... great stuff, cheers M
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks M
for having a listen.

The bass wound up pretty good. By the time I got to the bass part I had forgotten a lot of the riffs so I had to pretty much wing it. I guess I at least got in the right key. LOL.
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jdholliday said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
You Rock!
You Animal! Rock on dude, This could easily rule on rock radio, pro production, I love the change ups, Jammin' Fast Eddie puts the "jam" in macjams! Great post!
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks jd
for having a listen.

I keep on chugging along. There are still many thing I still need to learn. My masters aren't as dynamic as they could be, but I get better every time.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
magnatone said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Relentless
OOH!!! this is FAST, and it's EDDIE .... therefore (here it comes), this is:

seriously - this is fabulous!
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Karen
for having a listen. My mom told me to never play the guitar angry but I never listened. He He!
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alackbass said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Relentless
Those guitars are......are you ready.......wait for it...........here it comes.......RELENTLESS!

There's a great Judas Priest vibe to the riffs. I really like the palm muted ones after 2:20.
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
for having a listen.

I did listen to copious amounts of Judas Priest growing up. I'm certain that some of that rubbed off a little (maybe a lot) :D
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
PeterB7858 said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
A whole lotta guitar stuff :-)
Hi Michael. "190 bpm and a whole lotta guitar stuff" sums it up perfectly. High octane vocals, killer riffs and a mean ol' woman hovering round give this all the classic ingredients for a hard rock anthem. Great work. Regards, Peter.
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Peter
It's funny but the guy who inpired this song got me to thinking that the problem probably isn't too far away from the mouth that all this is coming from.

Glad you stopped by.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Vic Holman said 2431 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
unrelenting
power rocker that won't give in. tight and aggressive Michael. one thing i always notice is that you through in great riffs that serve the song perfectly.

it's cool that you had a band that had focus. i usually ended up with a bunch of slackers.
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Vic
for the kind comments. It was nice being in a band with the same direction. I was in several bands where each member wanted something completely different and it just didn't work. One thing that was also interesting about this band is that we always played the song the same every time. It never varied and there was never any artistic license. We kept it very consistent so that we were absolutely tight in our playing. We actually took a lot of pride in that.

Man we played out a bunch. There was a point where we played out about three nights a week or more. It became like a part time job. However, we did open up for a lot of bands that were my heros which made the whole thing worth it.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
tokai said 2430 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Fast E.D
Well. There are a lot of things to follow here, got to compliment you for that. You are the hammer that knocks in the nails.
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thank you sir
I'm glad to be knockin in those nails! :D
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dave_b said 2430 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Relentless
Glad to hear the song lives up to the title! I like your doubled riffing, and the drums are sounding really good. Maybe it's time for a reunion of The Bawg!
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
That would be fun
I know the drummer and bass player still play out live in other bands now. My other guitarist though has vanished from the face of the earth.

The drums are getting more coherent as time goes on. The only thing that really bugs me about Reasons drum computer is that the selection of snare drums just doesn't have the one I want. Also, the toms could sound a bit richer. I eq them and mess with them to try and get that sound but I just can't get it. Maybe the newest upgrade will be better.
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DWL said 2430 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Must have been
a great live show! I reckon I'd have needed my earplugs.

Relentless indeed.

Great playing! Rocking is too polite a word.

Cheers

Dick
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Yessir
earplugs were a must. I always wore them, especially standing in front of those loud a$$ monitors.

Thanks for having a listen Dick. Much appreciated.
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RAVENS said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Coolness
Haha, poor guy! Hec, at least he got a kick-a$$ song out of it. As always, your guitar playing is amazing man. Fab song, great lyrics & vocals too. You ROCK!

RAVEN ;-)
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Dani
You rock!

I've been trying to hook up with these guys to do a song with them but it's turning out to be a lost cause I think. It would be a blast to do one last project together.
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RobLeBanc said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Awesome
intro hook, I love the rumbleing quality to the bass licks at about 2:16, lots of crazy guitar chops in this jam too. I have an advantage over other MJ'ers having heard a whole cd's worth of "The Bawg". These guys were a cool band, they had some funky hard mahem sound, clever hooky lyrics, and Mike's dangerous guitar talents rounded it out nicely.

Thanks for giving us a little taste Bro!

Rock on!
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fasteddie said 2429 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Robby
I would post a song or two from the old band but the recording quality lacks so badly. Even the stuff we did at Avalanche recording studios in Denver wasn't that great.
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hackneybloke said 2428 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
relentless
mike you are relentless....relentlessly filling the cyber airways with your particular brand of teenage-angst-thrash-grunge-punk-rock. whilst i absolutely detest this kind of stuff, i have to compliment you on your instrumentation, mixing and production skills. i really liked the stop at 2.12, the little drum fill and then the vocal section with less going on behind it. cute little squeak at the end too. you rock mike...there's no getting away from that.
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FEEL said 2428 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Yeah
Maybe the dude was complaining to the wrong person... any how... out comes this cool song with some fine sounding guitars and a tribute to boot. Enjoyed! Keep them coming.
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Symphony101 said 2426 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
This rocks Michael
I love your guitar tone, a great tune too !
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craft said 2426 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Relentless
Great stuff.. Love it..
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billykirsch said 2425 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Relentless
Yeah man! Bone crushing riffage for all tastes. In a wicked way I find some jazzy stuff in here :-)

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michaeljayklein said 2425 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
The Fast One's Back in Town!
Boy, this rocks buster! Very strong stuff and yanno Mike, your vocals are so clear and well delivered I never needed to read the lyrics (singing in that style--I know--it's not an easy accomplishment to produce good diction all the time, but you did it--excellent work!) The first chorus was great, the second chorus elevated this up even further (loved that break and how you got into it). How the hell do you do all this stuff? What a production! Sheesh! Thanks again Mike--sorry I'm late commenting! Michael
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racerat said 2407 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Relentless
Love it. Driving rock with prog rock breaks and death metal bridge, what a combo!

RR
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