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Bob Rodgers

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This song started from me playing the rhythm on the guitars to this up-tempo drum beat and I quickly had a rough arrangement.
I then played and recorded the bass line and the more I listened to it the more I thought it had potential although at first I was not sure about sending the song to Steve.
Eventually I did and after a while he came back to me, I was delighted when he said he had a melody for it and he just needed to write the lyrics.
A few days later Steve sent me his vocal and lead guitar tracks. I then changed the arrangement slightly as I wanted to keep it fairly short. The song was now sounding great with his additions.
I really love the guitar solos Steve plays on this track, after hearing his playing and the wonderful tone he got from his guitar I thought it fitted the song perfectly.
It was quite interesting to hear that Steve used a Hutchins guitar for his solos, a hollow body guitar with a nice humbucker pickup that gives him this lovely tone.
Thanks again Steve for another fun collab, I’m glad you saw the potential in this song too, really enjoyed this one.

Bob: Rhythm Guitars/Bass
Steve: Vocals/Lead Guitar
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Lyrics
Free

I’ve got no direction; I got no place to go
I got no intention to let my feelings show
I got no belief except I believe in you
Why I get plenty of grief
All the things I stole to pay for you

Don’t want to be free from your love

Why I don’t want no trouble
Trouble got a hold on me
Oh I don’t feel emotion
When I want to be free
Just want to be free

Why I told the mirror that everything be alright
Why I sold my soul for another good time last night

Just want to be free from your love
Just want to be free from your love

Why I don’t want no trouble
Trouble got a hold on me
Oh I don’t feel emotion
When I want to be free
Just want to be free

Steve Lang 2011

Song Stats
Hits: 3420
Comments: 36
Fans: 38
Plays: 238
Downloads: 46

Uploaded: Oct 27, 2011 - 04:51:27 PM
Last Updated: May 12, 2017 - 01:50:56 AM Last Played: Jul 12, 2017 - 10:00:53 AM
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Comments
gadzooks said 2123 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Free
Good straight ahead rockin' tune. It made me think of INXS probably because of Steve's vocal phrasing. Nice crunchy rhythm guitar sound and that hutchins has a real sweet thick warm and round sound. I like that stop at 1;40 at the end of the lead and that rhythm chord that abruptly stops. And that slow groovin' bridge with the bass and rhythm then it all punches back in ... nice bass sound! Really enjoyed this tune.
SG
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gadzooks said 2123 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Oh...
and the mix sounds excellent through my phones.
SG
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Bob Rodgers said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Stan
I tried to vary the arrangement with it being a repetitive piece so I'm pleased to hear you liked all the different parts and yes that Hutchins sounds great.
Appreciate your comments, thanks.

Bob
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michaeljayklein said 2123 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Solid guys!
This is musical professionalism from start to finish...all round excellence guys, you both did just great on a very well written song. Full marks on this and thanks for the fine work (We get this for FREE?! That is downright criminal!)

Michael

PS: I always enjoy a vocal more when it's clean and has decent diction so I don't have to consult the lyrics--Steve, thanks for that!
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Bob Rodgers said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Michael
I think I got the lyrics right, Steve's vocals are always nice and clear which helps me to write them down.
Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated.
Thanks for taking a Free download too :-)

Bob
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Carrie71 said 2123 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Free...
OMG that voice is so hot! Yummy! I love the guitar work here but what grabs me is that fricken hot, hot vocal! Love it!
Bob Rodgers said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Carrie
I'm sure Steve will be pleased you enjoyed his hot vocals ;-)

Thanks for the listen.

Bob

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alackbass said 2123 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Free(wStevel)
An absolute must download! So I did!
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Bob Rodgers said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Thanks
We appreciate that Andrew, thanks for the listen and dowload.

Bob
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Vic Holman said 2123 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
free
well bob and steve, you two make quite a great pairing.

excellent driving rocker. the breakdown was a great way to set up the guitar solo. i hope you two seat your sites on some more tunes in the future.
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Bob Rodgers said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Vic
Steve played some nice solos so I was strictly rhythm on this number.
Thanks for the listen.

Bob
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DWL said 2123 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Good to hear
Steve rocking it out :)

Really nice track, solid writing, performance and very tight.

Clever arrangement, I loved the drop down.

Good stuff chaps, I'm glad you posted it!

Cheers

Dick


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Bob Rodgers said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Dick
It was good fun working with Steve on this number and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Appreciate your comments.

Bob
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lavalamp said 2123 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Love Steve's voice
Great rock tune boys. So well put together. Solid, tight and professional.

Rock on!

LL
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Feter said 2122 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Free
O man ...Bob its so great to have Steve on board this time ..rocking rhythm section perfect balance I still dunno how you do it ...Steve got his own touch on vocal style and it works so good here ...great lead ..fender band rocks ..thanks a lot for sharing !!
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sammydix said 2122 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Free
great uplifting song. Steve's voice is perfect for this song and the leads were indeed a high-light. just a fun rocker thru-out. i see why you two team up.
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Philip18 said 2122 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Free
Impressive in all respects. Solid lyrics and vocal. The lead guitar is excellent. The change at 1:40 works well, making the entry of the guitar hit harder - again, suits the theme. Much enjoyed!
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Moviz said 2122 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Certainly
work well together you two.... I love this..... great beat and guitars...... suits Steve's great voice too, regards M
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lengold said 2122 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
So pleased
to hear this after listening to the two of you discussing it. You are both so right to be proud of it and your enthusiasm shines through.
Great rocking track and performances from you both. Bob's production is always awesome too.
Cheers
Len

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PockBluesman said 2122 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Foot tapper
Great hook and great mix. Love the guitar tone all round a good solid track. Really enjoyed it.
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apb said 2121 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Smooth, slick
and tight rocker here. Great collaborative effort guys: the bed really suits Steve to a T. Enjoyed it very much, fine juxtaposition lyrics too.
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davisamerica2 said 2120 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Love the picking on this.
And that break with the bass and guitar worked in very nicely. You guys turned out a gem with this one. D/L'd and thanks. T
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Soundhound said 2119 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
Nicely done....
Freedom is when you no longer want for it, you no longer want for
anything, you just do it.....see it.......be it.....then you are......

Cool tune.....
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dave_b said 2119 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
Free
Solid straight up rocker. The playing is tight & tasty, nice mix.
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PeterB7858 said 2118 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Really good post...
Steve's vocals are great on this. The track just rocks along, the rhythm guitar keeps things cookin'. Steve's lead break is also a killer. Really good post! Thanks. Regards, Peter.
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Estella said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Great Collaboration
Super rich vocals and a great piece here.
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bud said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Excellent collab
sweet solo tone and I dig the full stop break. Nice work.
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bronco said 2116 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
In the Groove
Nicely paced and timed song. Steve rocked us as usual and this was a fun listen.
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thetiler said 2083 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Cool rockin
Like how the words jell with the rockin.

Nice leads and cool rhythms. Enjoy it breaks into those soft sounds too!

Thanks for sharing
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magnatone said 2079 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Free
hi bob - i'm so sorry i totally missed this back around halloween - i must've been in a coma! i love your music and i love steve's, so i knew i'd love THIS before i even hit play. these lyrics are so good, and steve's vocals deliver them with pazazz. guitars sound great - this is tight mixed to perfection. so impressive - sorry to be so late to this great party! i suppose this cheeseball i brought has seen better days too.
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woofer3 said 2075 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
Free
Great tune and performance to match. Nice solid and controled riff lines.
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SISTERS said 2060 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
groovy 8)
love this driving staccato beat and Steve's smooth and easy vocal - excellent combination. the different solos were sensational - first one a kicker, next one quietly thoughtful, then all hell kicks out - OH YEAH!
you guys make a damn fine team - Anne
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thetiler said 2049 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
Like the combination
with Stevel's singin and Bob's cool playing. Enjoy the laid back and clearly excellent tone's of Steve's playing.
Lots of cool chuga chuga rockin.
Way to go bob with those leads and cool chords!
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RochaMalhada said 2028 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
upbeat tempo
Man, the vocals are like silk on this kicking rocker. Steve - lovely tone on the leads.

! dig

. - Harold
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TobinMueller said 2021 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
Classic
Smooth vocals over a classic hard driving straight ahead road trip music bed. Nice combination. The break seemed kind of abrupt, in my ears. Maybe needed a reverb tail or something? Or a cymbal tailing off? Not sure why the change in of mood right there either. I think after the break, it would be more compelling to have the lead guitar wail a high note and start right into an elevated solo. But, nice track. I dug it.
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Relic67 said 1977 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
freedom
nice rocking riffs gentlemen.
the instro break was an effective contrast.
great collab!
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