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Alone on a River w/ sammydix & kevmikwa


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 Genre: Hard Rock

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This one was started in September 2010. The Rays were playing, but the game wasn’t on TV. (I know. Why does it always involve baseball?) The only way to catch the game was to listen on the AM radio. We had a radio out by the pool. So I headed out to the patio. I brought along my laptop, interface, and Les Paul to see if I could come up with a song idea while listening to the game. I did.

I think I did the entire guitar and bass parts that evening playing to drum loops. I left the solos for a later date. I struggled with coming up with decent solos. But a few weeks later I saw a Stone Temple Pilots’ concert on TV. On one tune Dean DeLeo played slide on a Telecaster. I thought to myself, “I have a Telecaster and a slide!” Done!

And then it sat until December of 2011 when Mike emailed to see if I had anything that needed drums. Sure I did. So I dropped him a mix sans the drum-loops. Of course he nailed it!

And then it sat until a few weeks ago. I was talking on the phone with Chris (Rok41). We were just shooting the breeze when he asked if I had any collabs in the works. I told him about this unfinished track. He suggested I get Sam involved to do vocals. I immediately thought to myself, “Duh! Why didn’t I think of that! The next day I was at a ballgame. (I know. Why does it always involve baseball?) Thanks to the iPhone DropBox app I was able to get Sam an invite and the file right from my seat while eating a hotdog.

About a week later he sent a rough mix of the song we present here. I was blown away. Not only is Sam an excellent singer. He has a knack for coming up with great lyrics, amazing harmonies and background vocal parts that could stand all on their own as main melodies. The “falling into depression, too late for confessions,” knocks me out every time I hear it.

Big thanks to Sam, Mike, and Chris. You guys rock. This track sits and waits no more.

sammydix: all vocals
alackbass: guitars & bass
kevmikwa: drums
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Lyrics
Alone on a River
By sammydix & alackbass

I realize
It's getting kind of late
You cling to me like your very last cover
Maybe I, should wait until daylight
Before you take me like a hungry lover
Moan
Why are we out here
Hiding from a crime

This is no safe place
For us to wait around
They still have their ways
Come and hunt us down
Feeling like a fool
(falling into depression)
Listening to you
(too late for confessions now)
I must have lost my mind

Alone on a river
Now stuck on a river with you
Stuck on a river
Alone on a river with you

Cool night making me shiver
This isn't where I choose to be
It's just been days
But feels like a lifetime
Don't make me beg now
Upon my weakened knees

Why not turn it all in
Don't wanna be that "wanted" man

This is no safe place
For us to wait around
They still have their ways
Come and hunt us down
Feeling like a fool
(falling into depression)
Listening to you
(too late for confessions now)
I must have lost my mind

No!
I want out now
I don't want to
Deal with this
Now.
Alone on a river

I’m feeling something
Like a driver for hire
I’m feeling something
Like I don't even know
I ask myself again
The same stupid questions
Was it all worth it?
Is this what I wanted?
Yes I believe I think it's now time to go

This is no safe place
For us to wait around
They still have their ways
Come and hunt us down
Feeling like a fool
(falling into depression)
Listening to you
(too late for confessions now)
I must have lost my mind

This is no safe place
For us to wait around
They still have their ways
Come and hunt us down
Feeling like a fool
(falling into depression)
Listening to you
(too late for confessions now)
I must have lost my mind
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Hits: 2930
Comments: 113
Fans: 48
Plays: 185
Downloads: 57

Uploaded: May 04, 2012 - 07:30:58 PM
Last Updated: May 04, 2012 - 07:30:58 PM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 08:06:44 PM
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RAVENS said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
One Word
Excellent! :)
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thanks Dani!
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magnatone said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Alone on a River
Andrew, Sammy, Mike - WOWZERS!!! this just has it all. Sammy is SO versatile with his vocals - the beautiful backing harmonies contrasted with that gutteral solo wail (and everything in between). Andrew, your guitar work on this is truly exceptional - you're being as versatile on the guitars as Sammy is with his vocal chords. And then Mike - your playing here is an absolute thrill to listen to - you drive it beautifully, all the way home. congrats to all 3 of you - what a fabulous job!
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thanks Karen
Thanks for listening and leaving such thoughtful and detailed comments. It's appreciated by all three of us!
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gadzooks said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Alone on a River
What a great rocking tune ... I had no idea you could kick ass like this Andrew. Your guitar work is excellent and your bass is right in the pocket. I like the progression especially that 2:16 bridge ... Drums are cookin'! Sammy you're all over the map on MJ's ... great vocals and cool Sammy harmonies. Great job!
SG
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thanks Stan
I have a few hard rockers posted here. But most of those basic tracks were recorded more than a year ago. I haven't come up with an electric guitar worth much in a while. Thanks for the listen and kind feedback. We appreciate it.
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Relic67 said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
love it
wow, really liked this radio-ready hard rocker.
Great production, all the instruments sound fantastic and the vocals are amazing. the background vox are especially cool. The song structure and arrangement are dynamic. reminded me a little of the Bad Brains in spots (great band).
Plus I love telecasters! Nice post guys.
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thanks Relic
We all appreciate the listen and supportive comments. Who doesn't love a Telecaster? I don't want to know that guy!
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Sigmund said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Alone on a River
Impressive work Andrew - cool music track and I especially dig that chord change at :50. Great to hear Mike on drums again - awesome job my friend! Nice solo work as well Andrew! Sammy your vox are seet, soulful and sophisticated - you guys tear it up! Great collab - muchly enjoyed!
Sig
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thanks Sig!
I really appreciate you noticing the chorus changes. I always thought they were the strongest part of the bed track. It's very validating to read you heard something in them too. Thanks again from all of us for having a listen.
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Sigmund said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
I think
I meant Sammy's vox are SWEET, lol!
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sammydix said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
ha!
didn't even notice. i just psychologically saw the missing "w."
like that
"Paris in the
the spring" thing.
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Vic Holman said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
river at high tide
excellent rocker guys!
andrew, on your last song i was about to make a comment of "when are you going to get in a rock mode" ha! and here it is.

cool guitar riffs....... nice slide on the solo. drums and bass hold the fort. and sammy's vocals are always great!
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thanks Vic
The funny thing is this goes back long ago when I was in a rock mode. Maybe seeing this one to completion will spark a new rock period. Thanks again for listening! We appreciate it.
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sammydix said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Took me
by surprise when i first got the email from Andrew for this song. but after hearing how it rocked, i couldn't refuse. ideas started coming on the first listen, so i knew i had to do it.
cool of you to ask me, Andrew and if you ever wanna do it again, i'm here...
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sammydix said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
oh,
and shout out to Rok41: very cool.
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thank You Sammy
It always impresses me when a singer/lyricist takes an orphan track I have and turns it into an actual song. You know we'll be doing more.
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Philip18 said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Impressive
This is good! I like all the guitars - that swampy slide lead is very tasty, but the general way the guitars sit and come in and out is exceptional. Great vocal from Sammy, lyrics that got me in, and of course, underneath it all is Mike's drumming, which both keeps things solid and adds drive. Thanks for the download! I think I might have to start going to baseball games.
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thank You Philip
The download is always the best compliment. We all thank you!
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abzwork said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Alone...
Yes gents..the flava of spun gold here..for some reason this makes me think of Journey...maybe its the way the chords and drums flex here, or just the power flow that shimmers...but...whatever it is, its glowing, shining, and makin' me smile...I know...its
Ear Candy!..ahhhhhh....:):):)peace
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Thanks Erin
I loved Journey. Back in 1980 my wife and I saw them twice in the same week. Thanks for the listen.
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Jarvoid said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Rocking awesome....
a band in the making ....all sorts of superlatives lining up not one strike out and a definite homerun( yeah I know ...why does it have to do with baseball...?) I tell you what else though, it could have bowled a maiden
over ...80)

Cracking good job fellas.Really nice collaboration and great team work.......

Jarvoid
alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Chris
We're glad you popped in for a listen and even happier that you liked it.
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PeterB7858 said 1791 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Alone on a river
Thought it might be pretty impressive, seeing who was involved. Wasn't disappointed! Moody, swampy rocker that Sam insinuates himself into. The rough and the smooth Sam. Loving the background vocal vignettes. Fine guitar lines, Andrew and Mike nails the drums. Quality song and stellar collaboration. Thanks, Peter.
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Peter
Yes, both Sam and Mike brought some real magic to this one Thanks for the kind comments. We all appreciate it.
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TvRicky said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Yes My friends, Groovy says it all!
Natural and felt so real..Mr Feel & Mr Felt..Yeah! Sing it and kick that Guit Drummed Slick! Listen I must again and again! BAd!!!! Guit Down Dix Alax Kev!


A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Ricky
Very kind of you. We appreciate it.
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Skean said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
3 words
I love it.
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Two Words
Thank you :)
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Moviz said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
It has
that feel of a film theme Andrew.... love all the great backing.... and the vocals Sammy does are great, from the growling angst, to the sweet falsetto.... great moody song/ lyrics... and guitar playing /drums.... lovely work by all, regards M
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Maurice
I wasn't expecting Sam to bring such a wide dynamic range to this. It sure is effective and took the song to another level. What an amazing talent. Of course Mike is always stellar! As always, thanks for the support. We appreciate it.
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Narad said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Alone on a River
Great stuff, vocals and collab ! Bravo to all three of you ! :)
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alackbass said 1791 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Narad
Glad you like it. We all appreciate the listen.
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Ibstrat said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
The
guitar tones are great on this, nice slide work.I really dig the vocals! The drums and bass are locked- this is great stuff!
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Mark!
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Symphony101 said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Just by seeing the line up
I guessed this would be a killer hard rock stuff. What a treat ! Fantastic vocals from Sammy fit really well with the awesome riffs. Mike is so great as usual, and yes, he nailed it with the same level of quality in all his works.

Hats off gents, superb stuff !
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Yves!
So kind of you! We appreciate the support!
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rok41 said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Alone on a River
Ahhh man! I love this!....I absolutely dig your chord choices Andrew....that little half step push and the slow and deliberate dynamic really sets a great mood. I'm a huge STP fan and the slide is perfect here...Mikey is dead pocketed as usual, such a savvy player. What to say about Sammy except he is one talented cat, just a great sense of "song" and his creativity is off the chain. Downloaded!
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Chris
Had it not been for you this one would still be sitting in the back of a hard drive collecting virtual dust. Thanks for the great suggestion regarding Sam! Oh...and thanks for downloading! That is, of course, the best of all compliments!
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bronco said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Great pop song
Nice pop song that rocks right along. Really liked the harmony vocals. Very well done! Congrats!
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Tom
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Gaylen75 said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Great
Love the guitars love the vocals love the smashing drums and love these lyrics. This is a awesome song.
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Gaylen
Always means a lot coming from you! We appreciate the support.
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RochaMalhada said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
what a rocker!

Great collab guys. Yeah, Sam da man :) - but it's the scope of the whole tune and players that delivers a powerful bite.

Top job, guys

. - Harold
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Harold
That felt really good to read! Thanks kindly from all of us.
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sammydix said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
rocha
couldn't agree more.
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lavalamp said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Love the high vocals WELL DONE
Wow, Sammy brought it this track. Very solid production. Superb actually.

I sure do hear STP in this tune.

This will surly be number one in no time at MJ- lol

Really, this is quite an accomplishment.

Congrats,

LL
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Dave
And were it not for Sam it would still be waiting. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. We all appreciate it.
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Les_Kloo said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Alone on a River
The dynamics of the arrangement and mix serve as a useful lesson for us flailers. Very well done. The slide git is inspired ... well, you've said as much. But you did something tuneful with it. And the sonic quality of it is just right. Slick groove at 2:15. Nice change-up. The drums are fantastic. Tasteful, with power and flash in the right places. Crank that bass next time, man. Could be a little more rumbly. Sam da man, of course. Let us not take his talent for granted. The guy is a well of creativity. His harmony vocals always kill me. The main thing is that this is put together so very very nicely. Airtight.
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Les
I'm sure I can speak for all three of us when I say thanks for all the detailed and thoughtful feedback.

About the bass.....that seems to be the most difficult thing for me to get to sit right in a mix. I found with this one it was rumbling like hell though some speakers and rather thin in others. Finding the balance that wouldn't rattle one person's windows while leaving another feeling like there was no bottom end is such a difficult thing. In the end I deferred to what I was hearing coming from earbuds and iPod docks, figuring that many folks would be listening through similar devices.

Thanks again!
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Bob Rodgers said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
An
excellent rock song Andrew, nice to hear you get back to a bit of electric guitar.
Love the sound of the tele and your playing with the slide.
Sam's vocals and harmonies are superb!
A great collab and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Bob
Glad you liked it. I'd better start shedding on the electric if I'm to come up with more stuff like this. Luckily Sam and Mike were ready and able when I couldn't bring it all the way home.
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ktb said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Alone on a River
Of all the great tunage coming from Mj lately, this really stands out. Had me bobbing my head (I think I hurt myself in the break). All to a good cause. Props to all
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks John
Maybe this one should have come with an icepack. Thanks for listening. We appreciate it.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Very full sound
Just loved it.
alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Thanks Franciscus
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scofugate said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Allstar!!
Great job to Each!!
WOW
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Scott
That means a lot coming from you!
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hongshan said 1790 days ago (May 5th, 2012)
Powerhouse rock!
Great tune! Excellent production. Big guitar sound - awesome. Nice harmonies and lyrics. Love the bridge pre solo at around 2:20. I wish I could produce something like this, everything is has such clarity. Cheers guys. You got a new fan here!
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alackbass said 1790 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Michael
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tokai said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Rockit
Yeah! great tune chaps. Sammy is a busy boy eh! Very cool and polished piece of work here. Great voice Sam, that really cuts the mustard here. Cool slide guits.

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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Steve
We all really appreciate the listen and very kind words!
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egobandit said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
by the pool
great collab always love real drums they always sound so much warmer Sammy really belts it out nice and rockin loved it!
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Tim
Sam and MIke rule. I'm the luckiest kid in the pool!
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VicDiesel said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
No kiddie pop....
This is decidedly heavy, the drum beat, guitars, and vocals. It all comes together very well.

"This is no safe place". that's what I've always felt about any sports event, not just baseball....
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Vic
Good to see you (seems like it's been quite a while). I always appreciate your thoughtful feedback.
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VicDiesel said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
been away
Work's been too busy this semester; I've made music, just not written anything. Just not had the time for it. It'll happen, in the fall or so...
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Drew Kopr said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Great
Great guitar playing and parts...great sound too. Very nicely done and has a serious Seattle sound to my ears, possibly from the guitar tone, which is a big compliment.
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Drew
Everything you said was absolutely taken as a compliment and very much appreciated!
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jgurner said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Woo hoo!
This rocks! A great tune and a great collab. Definitely coming home to live in my iPhone.

Thanks guys!
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Joe
Good to see you. It's been too long. I'm sure I can speak for Sam and Mike when I say we will be honored to be on your iPhone. I know a few of yours are on my iPhone.
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tmcfate said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
dark
really fascinated with the vocal. alone on a river is a great place to be. time to get the canoe out. backing vocals are unexpected and well placed. thanks
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Friend
We appreciate the thoughtful and very kind comments.
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KCsGROOVE said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
alone on a river
jeez, guys, great song! :-)
I like everything about it.
The groove, the guitarwork, drums and above all the vocals!
Fav and download for sure!
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks KC
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Loob said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Love the freebird slide harmonies Andrew!
Am I hearing the slide mingling with the falsetto vox? Cool! Neat grow there Sam. Great drum track Mike! Great mix! Well done!
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Thanks Loob!
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sammydix said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
loob
actually, i was mingling with Andrew's slide. the music came first.
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Songwriterz said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
Top great
Very cool song.. so impressed with the vocals.. nicely done Sammydix! ;) love it all in this one!! Great job you guys :) Love Heidi
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
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woofer3 said 1789 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Alone on a River
What a colab..... great tune. Loved it muchly from beginning to end. Great work fellas.
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alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Thanks John
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neilh79 said 1789 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Alone on a River
Holy potato cakes Batman, this is simply awesome, love how the tele adds to the sound, really well done to you all
alackbass said 1789 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Thanks Neil
We all appreciate it. Looking forward to your next post.
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cyt said 1788 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
!
well produced! what a great jam. The guitars and bass are well arranged, timed and layered. I enjoy the breakdown at 2:22 very much, as well as its toms. I love the vocals and the vocal harmonies. He manages to sound like different characters at times. Nice work!
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alackbass said 1788 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Thanks Cy
We all appreciate you dropping in for a listen and thanks for all the thoughtful feedback.
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Doug Somers said 1788 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Textbook Example
of how to do it right. This is solid and takes no prisoners. Expertise shows just the right touch musically all over the place - and apart from the mastery of technique, this is just plain fun to hear.

Congrats guys, this is outta the park.

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alackbass said 1788 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Thanks Doug
Glad you enjoyed it. I think all three of us take pride in giving projects our best. But that wouldn't matter if it wasn't a fun listen. Thanks for confirming our time was well spent! We all appreciate it.
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SylviaD said 1788 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Is there such a thing as
silky rock music? Yes, when it involves the silky vocal like this one, along with the rocking bass and drums provided by Andy, Sam, and Mike. I loved my listen!
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alackbass said 1788 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Thanks Silva
New genre.....silky rock. I like that. Good to see you and thanks for listening!
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Char said 1788 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
You lead
a charmed life, Andrew. Excellent. Great work, Andrew, Mike and Sam. Always listen to Chris. Thanks.
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alackbass said 1788 days ago (May 7th, 2012)
Char-med Life
Don't I know it! So good to see you Char and thanks for listening!
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dave_b said 1787 days ago (May 8th, 2012)
Alone on a River
Nice straight ahead rocker. I like the growl on the vocals. Tasty guitars, drums sound great. I'd go hear this band!
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alackbass said 1787 days ago (May 8th, 2012)
Thanks Dave
I always appreciate your kind support. I would love to actually play in a band like this!
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FEEL said 1786 days ago (May 9th, 2012)
There's one major issue I have with this song
You weren't alone on a river, sammydix and kevmikwa were there rocking with you. Nice collab, thuroughly enjoyed!
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alackbass said 1786 days ago (May 9th, 2012)
Thanks John
And it's a good thing they were rocking with me. Otherwise this one would still be alone in a hard drive! Good to see you and thanks for listening!
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sammydix said 1786 days ago (May 9th, 2012)
alone in a hard drive
ha!!!
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tempie said 1785 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
the open boat
really love the tone on the guitar. reminds me of BOC. and the rhythm progression, this could be a lost def leppard track. maybe from the original garage tapes or something lol. who knew sammy had all that hair under his hat? background vox are killer.
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alackbass said 1785 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Thanks Craig
BOC was my first real rock concert. I'll still give them a listen now and then. And Def Leppard is a guilty little pleasure. Saw them twice. So no surprise those influences bubble to the surface. Thanks again for listening. We all appreciate it.
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grah3am said 1785 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Stellar
Sam, you conjure up Cream on this one, among other things, but Cream is enough. The band is tight, and the song is ready for FM. Is there any rock on American radio any more? I have no idea. It should be full of stuff like this.
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sammydix said 1785 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Graham
dude, you're not gonna let me have an ounce of credit for originality, are you?
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alackbass said 1785 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Thanks Graham
I agree with you. A talent like Sammy should be all over the FM radio!
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grah3am said 1784 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
You're original
I only mean it as a compliment. I can think of few higher than comparisons with Jack Bruce. One day people will be comparing others to you!
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sonnyjim said 1785 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Digging the falsettos!
Great arrangement fellas. This thing chugs right along with solid guitars and 'ample bottom'... Solid (and beautifully mixed/placed) drums pushing the train down the track with style. The vocals bring a lot of 'width' to this track, and kept me on the edge all the way through. Sammy stretches out!!

SJ
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alackbass said 1785 days ago (May 10th, 2012)
Thanks Jim!
We appreciate the thoughtful and detailed comments. Thanks for listening!
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thetonething said 1784 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
thetonething
Cool song.Great to hear slide guitar.Like the vocal harmonies.Mix has a real "live" feel to it.
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alackbass said 1784 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Thanks
We appreciate the listen!
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magnatone said 1782 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
testing
can i comment here?
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alackbass said 1782 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Sure!
And as always we do appreciate it :)
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Outtaorbit said 1781 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Wonderful
Really nice
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alackbass said 1781 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Thanks Patrick!
We always appreciate the listen.
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bassjam04 said 1775 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
Nice!
Nice track all around-I love this style of music and you guys did a great job! Tasty playing and once again,nice vocal performance Sammy.Downloaded also.
alackbass said 1775 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Thanks Brian
The download is always the best compliment of all. We appreciate it!
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