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Neanderthal Inside


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Warren Smith

 Genre: Rock

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The category I was aiming for was "Stone Age" rock.
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THE NEANDERTHAL INSIDE

You've been following the rules
behaving like a tool
no time for fun
hauling ass like a mule
but somewhere down deep
you’re longing to go on a born-to-be-wild ride
look out! - no doubt it’s the Neanderthal inside

Evolutionary biologists are claiming up to five per cent
of my DNA could be inherited from the interbreeding
populations of Neanderthal and Homo Sapiens
I wonder what kind of effect that might have
on the way I think or act?
Although it’s been marginalized
I can’t help but wonder if I’ve been compromised
by the – you know – Neanderthal inside?

When your life is a puzzle
and the pieces don't fit
when you can't find work
and you're surviving by your wits
when there's no place called home
and there's nowhere to hide
it's time to tap the Neanderthal inside
Song Stats
Hits: 2350
Comments: 22
Fans: 11
Plays: 82
Downloads: 44
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 27, 2012 - 09:23:04 AM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2012 - 09:23:04 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 10:42:20 PM
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Hardware:
Fender Mustang Stratocaster, M-Audio Keystation 49e, Sony F-V610 microphone
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Comments
DWL said 1826 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Wonderful!
A born-to-be-wild ride without a doubt :)

Great lyrics and I love the arrangement.

Genius Mr Smith!

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 1826 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Born to be wild
Perhaps I was tapping my inner Steppenwolf as well as Neanderthal?

Thanks for the praise!
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gadzooks said 1826 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Neanderthal Inside
hauling ass like a mule ... love that line. Great lyrics, What strange yet well played guitar parts. And those walk down the scale bass runs are pretty cool ... you have definitely captured the "Stone Age" rock feel. Enjoyed you neanderthal muse.
Cheers
SG
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Warren Smith said 1826 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Muse
I was musing on the Neanderthal idea for some time, but when I actually sat down to work on it, it came together pretty fast.
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michaeljayklein said 1826 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
A Paleontological Pandemic...
...is riding the waves here with you leading it all the way very enjoyably Warren. This is a very neat kind of song. It's a specific character kind of piece and those are always great fun to add your imagination too (I'm thinking of songs like "Alley Oop" and "Please, Mr. Custer" and lots of those great Allen Sherman recordings). I especially enjoyed the bridge with those cascading notes just slightly warped around the edges; I'm not sure, but I have a sense that took quite some time to produce--well worth the effort too. This would make a very good TV theme if comedic cave people ever come back in style (I seem to recall a cave man comedy show that was actually a bit before my time--I think Imogene Coca was in it). Full marks on this! Michael
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Warren Smith said 1825 days ago (March 28th, 2012)
A mean motor scooter (and a bad go-getter)
Who knows how old songs like you mention play into the creative process when you are crafting something new? Perhaps it's like having a couple of per cent of stray DNA floating in your genetic core - ready to surface at any given moment.

The production went surprisingly quick. It was the thinking about it that moved at the speed of glacial time.

That comedic cave man comedy show? - why, the Flintstones, of course.
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Vic Holman said 1825 days ago (March 28th, 2012)
Neanderthal Inside
a born to be wild ride indeed. after a day like today this put a smile on my face. i also like those cool guitar runs.
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Warren Smith said 1823 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Guitar runner
Thanks for listening and commenting, Vic. And you're a guy who knows how to put down cool guitar runs!
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PeterB7858 said 1824 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
Unique!
Unique! Hi Warren. You have created a musical piece that entertains, enlightens and cracks me up :-) The eastern European flavour of the riffs (IMHO) gives the song a very different feel from the standard MJ post. I enjoyed the listen. Love the artwork, too. Regards, Peter.
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Warren Smith said 1823 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Eastern influences
Entertainment, Enlightenment and crack-me-up-ment … now there's a triple whammy : )

I'm not sure what an eastern European guitar riffs sounds like … but I like to think there might be an eastern United States thing going on here. Wait - oh, I get it - the Neanderthals were based in eastern Europe. Duh!
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magnatone said 1823 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Neanderthal Inside
Hi Warren - you had me at the title, you kept me for every measure with your great writing and delivery. Really, this is a treasure on every level!
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Warren Smith said 1823 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Kind comments
You are much too kind. But thanks for being that way : )
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RochaMalhada said 1823 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
ha-ha!

Surviving by you wits

This a nice nutty rocker, music well done I might add...

. - Harold
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Warren Smith said 1823 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Comment after comment
I'm glad you were able to survive my attempt at wittiness and crack my nutty rock.

(Did I really just say that?)
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Philip18 said 1823 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Neanderthal Inside
This is funny! Good lyrics wrapped up in some nice guitar playing. Much enjoyed!
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Warren Smith said 1822 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
Both sides now
I think the lyrical breakthrough came when I decided to look at the Neanderthal presence as potentially a good as well as a bad influence on our behavior.

Thanks for listening and commenting.
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jiguma said 1823 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
:)
Warren - I've never noticed the similarity between your and Mikki Nylund's posts before, but I sure do here. Also a lot of Zappa to love here.

One of your best without any doubt. Love it!
Cheers from the very deep south ;)
Neil
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Warren Smith said 1822 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
Lurking Inside
Mikki's Trolls series has been great.

After one absorbs Zappa, it's almost impossible to not find him lurking around inside your compositional DNA.
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J.A.Stewart said 1821 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Neo-Neanderthal
Unspoken is that Neanderthal Man was the most successful humanoid species on Earth to date, surviving for more than 200,000 years — on a diet primarily of (are you ready for this? It surprised scientists) red meat!

I think Michael Jay Klein was on track with his allusions to The Hollywood Argyles (Ally Oop), Larry Verne (Please, Mr. Custer), et al... but I also feel a bit of Spike Jones in the mix here.

Quirky, eclectic and fun. What more could Dr. Demento ask for? ;)


--- Joe
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Warren Smith said 1820 days ago (April 2nd, 2012)
Q,E&F
Too bad there wasn't truth to that rumor that Neanderthal musicians played vulture bone flutes, because then we could legitimately ask for that "Neo-Neanderthal" category here at MacJams : )

Still, one wonders what kind of music went through the Neanderthal noggin?

Quirky, eclectic and fun - I'll bask in those plaudits any day. Thanks!
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alackbass said 1759 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Neanderthal Inside
Digging the chromatic guitar lines and twangy tones. Great lyrics. I really like the spoken word parts. Again I hear a great Les Claypool vibe in the vocals. It's a very effective way to deliver the message of the lyrics. The layering of the vocals is also very effective.
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Warren Smith said 1758 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Layered look
At first I started laying my vocals to reinforce the strength of my voice. Once I started doing that, it became a way to add nuance to phasing and shading to tonality (no doubt to compensate for the lack of distinction in my articulation). Now if I could just get a handle on singing with some harmony I might evolve a bit : )
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