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White Lightning


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J_Gretch

 Genre: Rock

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An old friend dropped by the studio with a homemade gift and we enjoyed it so much that this song came to be....My bud Woody helped me write the lyrics and layed down the vocals. I played the guitars, bass and created the drum track.As some of you know,I recently purchaced EZ-Drummer and this was my first time using it in my music...It will get better in the future(I promise)...
Just wanted to get this post up and give back to all of you that I listen to and enjoy so much.
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Lyrics
When I was young we'd go the creek
In the dead of night.
Coal miner's lamp and a old hound dog
Singing in the light.

I can still smell that mash
Like it was yesterday
Footprints on my back
I got dues to pay

Oh.... the devils on his way
Oh.... I got dues to pay

Just a pull on that jug
Just a taste of that hooch

Got to have it made......

White lightning is the juice
White lightning is the juice

Agents hiding in the bush
Just don't understand
It's not about getting rich
We just play our hand

I talked to mama just today
Another mouth to feed
Stack of bills I can't pay
This,,,,, we don't need

Oh...the devils on his way
Oh...I got dues to pay

Just a pull on that jug
Just a taste of that hooch

Got to have it made......

White lightning is the juice
White lightning is the juice

A perfect run,,,, It burns so clean
People come from miles
To get the best in the land
It's my family's pride

Say what you want,,,, do what you will
Point your finger at me
A way of life, you can't change
It will always be

Oh...the devils on his way
Oh...I got dues to pay

Just a pull on that jug
Just a taste of that hooch

Got to have it made......


White lightning is the juice
White lightning is the juice
White lightning is the juice.


Song Stats
Hits: 2312
Comments: 40
Fans: 24
Plays: 131
Downloads: 67
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 17, 2012 - 09:27:10 PM
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2012 - 09:27:10 PM Last Played: Apr 15, 2017 - 10:35:56 AM
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Hardware:
Ovation

Tele

Bronco Bass

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Comments
gadzooks said 1924 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
White Lightning
It's been a while since you've posted and this is a great return. Loving your guitars ... great chord progressions ... funky and the mix is wide and crystal. All parts working well. Good singing those fine white lightning lyrics .... love the ending with the laugh and the guitars taking you out. Excellent!
Cheers
SG
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J_Gretch said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
thanks Stan
It has been a while....you know how life can come at you sometimes.Glad you enjoyed the tune,thanks for the comment.
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Loob said 1924 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
White lightning is the juice!
Cool sound!Much enjoyed!You guys rock!
J_Gretch said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
thanks Fred
Your encouragement is and always has been greatly appreciated.Catch you later man.
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sammydix said 1924 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
WL
still got that upbeat rocking feel even in the starkness and Woody's voice is soooo distinctive. sounds like you already got a good handle on EZ. cool story in the lyrics.
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J_Gretch said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
thanks Sam
Hey man,would you believe that your name came up during one of our sessions with this song.We were talking about the MJ community and the variety of music here and I played some of your stuff for a friend....So glad you like our music,,thanks again Sam.
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Philip18 said 1924 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
White lighning
Love the rich sound of the Ovation and the cut of the tele. Good vocal style - suits the lyrics just right. Drums are doing what they have to do without anything flashy - I guess that gets flashier as you get more familiar with the software (which I haven't sued so don't know a lot about)? Good song!
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J_Gretch said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
thanks Philip
Yea,,,It's taken me a long time to figure out how to get that Ovation sound to come through on recordings,but it's getting there.Thanks for noticing.Glad you like the song.
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abzwork said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
White Lightning...
A most delightful excursion to past smiles..guitars are marvelous, vocals are mixed
like I'm in the same room as you do the do here...exceptional work, and drumz are right on here, no need to apologize at all...enjoyed every note..:):):)peace
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J_Gretch said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
thanks Erin
Wy thank you sir!...So glad you enjoyed it.,,You know I'm a fan of most everything you do also :)
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Les_Kloo said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
White Lightning
Cool rocker. Would like to hear your lead guitar a bit more prominent in the mix. This tune has loads of energy buried just below the surface. Maybe add some cymbals? Gotta have that snare popping a little more. Well written, and Woody is good.
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J_Gretch said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
thanks Les
Wish I had yur programing skills...On a bell curve,put me looking up but still horizontal.Glad you like it,,and yea Woody's good..,One of my musical soulmates.
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lholden said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
white lightening
Love the story and the song! Excellent all around... thanks for sharing.
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J_Gretch said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
thanks Laura
Thanks so much for stopping by.I need to get over and check out what you've been up to lately(I will)...:)
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PeterB7858 said 1923 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
Real solid
Good to hear another post from you, J. Great swamp vibe and Woody's vocals are just right for the song. The panning and forward positioning of the guitars works really well. Nice riff. Real solid post. Take care, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 1922 days ago (March 19th, 2012)
thanks Peter
The swamp vibe is exactly what I was going for...thanks again for the comment.
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KCsGROOVE said 1922 days ago (March 19th, 2012)
white lightning
What I like most here is the vibe
Cool guitarwork.
EZdrummer is so cool, you'll soon get the hang of it.
Enjoyed!
KC
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J_Gretch said 1922 days ago (March 19th, 2012)
thanks KC
I think you were one of the first to recommend ezdrummer and it's well worth the money...and hey,,thanks for the listen and the comment.
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dave_b said 1922 days ago (March 19th, 2012)
White Lightning
I like the hook and the lyric develops it well. The bluesy guitar works great. Strong vocals. Cool song, reminds me both of Fogerty and Mellencamp.
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J_Gretch said 1922 days ago (March 19th, 2012)
thanks Dave
It aint no Copperhead Road but I'm glad you realize the hook.With such a strong subject matter the lyrics came pretty easy,to support it.Thanks for the comment man.
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ShadowofNine said 1922 days ago (March 19th, 2012)
White Lightning
Nothing brings about song, like Lightening in a bottle..HOT track...
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J_Gretch said 1920 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
thanks D
you are correct sir.....the gift that keeps on giving.Thanks for stopping by.
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Ibstrat said 1920 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Maybe
the first of your songs I've heard? Damn you can sing- your guitar playing is great too, tons of soul. Awesome!
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J_Gretch said 1920 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
thanks Mark
Nice to meet you...That's actually my bud Woody singing,,and I am sooo blessed to have him sing my arrangements...Thanks for stopping by,,hope to see you again...:)
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snowdragon said 1920 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Excellent
and I didn't mind the drum track at all on this. Seemed to fit the back porch feel of it all.
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J_Gretch said 1919 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
thanks sd
Well the back porch,or kitchen is where most folks end up at our house anyway...:)

Thanks for the comment.
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Vic Holman said 1920 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
white lightning, white heat
very cool tune. i like the bluesy classic rock style you guys captured. almost a blend of Free & CCR........the acoustic really sounds nice, full and drives this nicely
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J_Gretch said 1919 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
thanks Vic
Most of this was put together on the acoustic ,so it seemed natural to keep it fairly prominent in the mix.Thanks so much for the listen and comments.
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Relic67 said 1920 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
the juice
nice guitars lines and tones, I like how you threw some slightly jazzy chords in there. great vocals too.
The EZ drummer is sounding good.
a lot of fun, thanks for posting.
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J_Gretch said 1919 days ago (March 22nd, 2012)
Thanks R
Thanks for noticing the 7ths I threw in there,,I was trying to build a bit of tension so the resolve would feel a little stronger.Really appreciate the comment.
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Soundhound said 1918 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
Nice sound....
On the guitars and everything else for that matter.....
Yes it will get better....the EZ that is and when you do
it will change the game......

Well done.....
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J_Gretch said 1918 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
thanks
Thanks man...you were one of the first to recommend EZD.Appreciate you stopping by.
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michaeljayklein said 1918 days ago (March 23rd, 2012)
Really great stuff here!
You guys did some some extremely wonderful work here--this gets full marks in all four squares on my end; thanks for bringing it to us! Michael
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J_Gretch said 1915 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
thanks michael
Appreciate the comment man,it's always good to hear from you.Can't wait to get over and hear your latest.
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neilh79 said 1909 days ago (April 2nd, 2012)
White Lightening
Great song J, love the vibe,great vocal from your friend too well done
Kicbal said 1894 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Good stuff
This has such a nice "pocket groove". Rhythm guitars are maybe a bit loud in spots during the verse. Otherwise this is solid. you should revisit this with a re-worked drum programming when you get your sea-legs with the new software. BTW this song is screaming for some sweet/sultry female backup vox in the chorus "White lightning is the Juice". Nice.
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TobinMueller said 1890 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
fingertip cam
Great stereo guitar layering. Totally dig this. So hip and simple and real and right there. Man, it's like I'm a beetle on your fingertip hearing everything as close as one can get, seeing every little motion and hit. Nice recording, very cool song, fine playing.
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Jarvoid said 1880 days ago (April 30th, 2012)
Ha ! Shining eh,in two senses
of the word ....illicit hooch and some great guitar riffs and a fun song....shades of Lyrnrd Skynrd...Allman Brothers and CCR.....evocative and down home ....

Cheers

Jarvo
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albertruss said 1624 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
white lightning
very cool tune, woody's voice is great, excellant guitar and bass. just up loaded my 1rst song. your gone it'll be on in 3 days..peace from the badkitty band fla.
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J_Gretch said 1624 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
Thanks Bubba
Hey good to see you here man.Take a little time and find your way around.Thanks for the listen and comment.
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Weekend Warrior in the Studio.... I have a family and work full-time so weekends are when most of my music gets played.I got back into playing music about 3 years ago after a very long layoff....almost 20 years.,,,Last time I giged on a regular... [see more]

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