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It's Just as Well (Gaylen75, Sigmund, Ritter)


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rok41

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It’s Just As Well

A little song that I wrote on my acoustic and with a little help from my friends turned it into this.

Thanks to Gaylen who took what I had written and created a whole new story. Lyrics of this caliber are hard to come by and G just has that special ability to tie lyric and melody together to create tension, intrigue and interest.

Thanks to Sig for lending his professionalism to my project, playing killer electric guitar (rhythm and lead). He always shines!

A special thanks to Steve Ritter who took the time (that he really didn’t have) to lay down another fantastic drum track. This guy is pure class.

Vocals – Gaylen75
Electric Guitars- Sigmund
Drums – Steve Ritter
Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Production, Mix/Master – Me
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Lyrics
It’s Just as Well


I met a sweet ass sugar woman
like nobody else
said momma please don’t be teasing
no I cant help myself
I can hear the church bell ringing
and I’m playing along
But the rhythm that you’re swinging
makes a hell of a song

are you an angel or a devil
it’s hard to tell
When I’m begging and I’m pleading
please
it’s just as well
just as well

bare your teeth little woman
it’s alright by me
you know what you want
that’s so damn sexy

pull off your Sunday best
put a show on for me
so hot I must confess
My misery

are you an angel or a devil
it’s hard to tell
When I’m begging and I’m pleading
please
it’s just as well
just as well

as filthy your mind is
it’s not a wonder
that you have no friends
I digging your kinda sins
your sins
I wont crucify you
I could never deny you
Ill worship you till the end
the end

are you taken pity on me baby
did you make up your mind
that you’d stick around and save me
say a prayer for me
yeah you know what I want and
so get down on your knees
If I’m sinner for you
and you’re a sinner for me
It doesn’t matter if we
speak in tongues if our mouths
say I believe

are you an angel or a devil
its hard to tell
When Im begging and I’m pleading
please
its just as well
just as well

I can make the sacrifices you need
I’m willing to bleed
I’m useless you see

are you an angel or a devil
its hard to tell
When I’m begging and I’m pleading
please
it’s just as well
just as well





All Copyrights Flynn/Sharp 2012
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Comments: 81
Fans: 41
Plays: 285
Downloads: 74
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Aug 05, 2012 - 06:02:17 PM
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2014 - 10:14:17 AM Last Played: Nov 28, 2016 - 08:16:51 PM
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egobandit said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
hell of a song
the vocals are what really do it it lifts and turns this upside down not to say the drums bass guitar and composition are not first class but the emotion in the words and the hard driving musicianship make this a classic in all respects excellent and deep bows!
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rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Thanks!
For the kind words, I agree with you, vocally, one of G's best! As a matter of fact, all these guys continue to provide excellent tracks on a regular basis.
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RochaMalhada said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
top of the mark

Really very fine tune and effort by everyone on this one.

Just great!

. - Harold
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rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Harold
Thanks man! I thought you might like this thang! Appreciate the kind words.
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alackbass said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
It's Just as Well
Downloaded!
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rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Andrew
Thanks, I guess that means you don;t hate it. :) Once again,I much appreciate all you do!
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magnatone said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Just As Well
OMFG - this is FABULOUS! congrats to each of you - wowzers!!
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rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Karen
Hi Karen, thanks for listening and for the kind words and letters! :)
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Philip18 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
It's just as well
I like the acoustic that starts this off - very cool! The vocals are full of energy and angst and suit the lyrics perfectly. Electric guitar is brilliant - love that tone and the note selection. Drums and bass work together to drive things along. Impressive, Chris!
rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Acoustic
My guitar playing skills are like Bigfoot....very seldom seen and hard to believe :)...The guys did great on this, thanks for checking it out!
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Gaylen75 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
its just as well
Hey Chris and Company

This turned out great. I really enjoy watching it grow. Thanks for letting me twist the lyric up. I know if I get all humble and complimentary that y'all will throw it back at me. So to save time Ill just say thanks for the ride.
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Sigmund said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Gaylen
If you ask me, this was one of your best! And that is saying something. It's a pleasure working with such talent!
Sig
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rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
G
Hey man, I really appreciate your efforts on this, simply outstanding work! Working with phones I was really able to did into your layered, octave vocal technique, just outstanding. You laid down the vocal that i was hoping for...Thanks again!!!
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Gaylen75 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
yup
Im pretty lucky cus y'all be talented as hell.
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Carrie71 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
hot as hell...
Just As Well...reminds me of when G got Eds(Ted23) music for Cupid...it was a perfect storm! This song rocks on so many levels! I got to hear everything as it went along and let me tell you, you boys stepped it up. All the guitars were tightened up & the solo was awesome... the drums are fricken amazing & well I am continually amazed by Gaylen. He truly is incredibly talented. This is a mixed and produced to perfection. Way to cool!
rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Carrie
Hi there! You really did get to see the journey from the beginning and to me that is the fun part.Thanks!!
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Vic Holman said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Just as Well
killer tune and performance from all........ solid dudes!
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rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Vic
Thanks my friend, these guys are all pros.
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Sigmund said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
It's Just as Well
You know Chris, we say it every time, but this tune really IS one of the funnest ones we've done yet. It is always a pleasure and a priviledge to work with you. It's just an even bigger bonus to work with Gaylen, and Steve. Man what a life! Thanks so much my friend!
Sig
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rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Hey man
I agree, I always know that when i send you something that your going to brighten the sonic palette, and this was no exception. Great guitar tone and solo work! thanks again my friend!
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bassjam04 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Just As Well
Another good one from you Chris-Came out great. Rhythm section locked it up again and created a nice feel. Great bass tone and I love Steve's new drums.Gaylen sounds fantastic and what he came up with was perfect for this tune.Great job all around gents!

rok41 said 1725 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Brian
Thanks my Brutha!....I thought it came out nicely and everyone really brought their A game. As always, much appreciated neighbor!
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Feter said 1725 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Well
The acoustic intro reminds me of Stills ... the lick is spot on .. the vocal just great as always ..drums and bass lock so good for a rock rhythm ..cool classic vibe all over ... Sigmund signature is right there ... enjoyed ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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rok41 said 1724 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Feter
Thanks! I'm not much of an acoustic player but I thought the sound really fit this tune. Ritter and I have played in a live setting many times and he is always solid on the drums..and Sig and Gaylen are masters of their craft. thanks again!
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Symphony101 said 1725 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Killer
Congrats to everyone for your awesome performances ! As I said before, the collabs for which you gather sound very pro in every way, a real pleasure to hear. I imagine when you guys come together 1+1+1+1 just makes more than 4. I can hear it :-)

Awesome work Chris and all, bravi !
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rok41 said 1724 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Yves
I appreciate your nice comments, as you know these guys are consumate professionals who put everything they have into the song. It makes my life easy.
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gadzooks said 1725 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
It's Just as Well
Nice opening with that jazzy-bluesy acoustic part... fire burn in', sounded like it was going to be mellow but somehow I new it wouldn't. This has that southern bluesy rocking' aura to it and I love this genre of rock. Gaylens voice suites this perfectly .... you guys all rock like like pro's and great mix Chris.
SG
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rok41 said 1724 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Stan
Thanks so much, this one was a lot of fun. I love these genre of music and i agree Gaylen's voice and attitude work well in this Americana Rock style. Much appreciated!
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Bob Rodgers said 1724 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
A
nice intro and a great performance from everyone involved in this collab, great guitars and vocals!

Bob
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rok41 said 1724 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Bob
Thanks so much for giving it a go! We're glad you enjoyed!
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J_Gretch said 1724 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
It's Just as Well
That's what I'm talkin about!!I bet you guys were smiling from ear to ear as this was coming together.

Music of this caliber doesn't come along every day.Great southern rock fell...Love it,Love it.
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rok41 said 1724 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
J. Gretch
We were definitely smiling as this song evolved. Every track added an element of interest and really brought it all together. Thanks for taking the time to listen and commented, it is much appreciated!
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neilh79 said 1724 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Its Just as Well
Great song Chris, love the way it all just comes together, really strong lyrics and I always love Gaylens voice. Nice job everyone
rok41 said 1724 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Neil
Thanks, Gaylen does indeed sound great on this song and his ability to create imagery in his lyric is a top quality. Thanks again and congrats on your song, Resurrection!
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Fire_Angel said 1724 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Top class rock.
Vocals are incredible, many deservedly famous singers couldn't match this. Full of emotion and with a rhythm driven along nicely by the guitars. Great work by all concerned and I started downloading before the song was half-way through.
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rok41 said 1724 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Fire Angel
We really thank you for the download and the nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your listen!
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speedonl said 1724 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Yeah
Rock and Roll, great tune, love everything about it!! Classic!! Great musicians all around
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rok41 said 1724 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Egbert
It's great to see you here, thanks for taking a little time out to listen to our song. I agree, these musicians really bring it!
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Loob said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Well my ears are still screwed up
But I am really enjoying this as I listen! I think you did a better job of EQing the bass on this than on Neil's track. The bass kinda throttles my head on that one. This is very cool! A lot more like I would mix it. Dig the song and the performances and mix all around on this. Killer!
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rok41 said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Loob
Thanks, I tend to agree...I really just cut the track and sent it on Resurrection. I didn't do much eq'ing, although I generally mix my bass with a bit more girth than I have heard on your mixes, and most others. It's just my preference, but I did notice through the phones that it needed a bit more sculpting. On this tune I spent lots of time dialing everyone in, and I did pull the bass back a tad. Thanks again for the kind words and valuable feedback.
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Moviz said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
After that
subtle opening of guitar and crickets I was led up a different path to what i thought I was going...... great build on this with everybody doing great stuff in their own talented way..... great vocals and everything else, but i must say i loved the guitar solos, regards M
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rok41 said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Maurice
Sig did an outstanding job on that lead guitar. He consistently comes up with parts that are thoughtful and interesting as well as technically superior. Glad you enjoyed!
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Sigmund said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Thanks Maurice
I really appreciate the mention - I'm glad you enjoyed
Sig
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Carrie71 said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
cant stop listening to this...
I have this track on a loop and play it on my ride to work and home since I down loaded it! Great music and very addicting!
rok41 said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Carrie
That's a good thing! It's a keeper!
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ste said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
your
riff and the way it develops is great. love the vox, too. drums are balanced nicely. catchy track!
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rok41 said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Ste
Thank you my friend, we're glad you gave it a go!
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TvRicky said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Rocked & Souled
You Guys are Supreme Musicians and Wonderful Entertainers.Sing it Gaylen..Sig Guit down baby! You know the Drummer is taking his..Yeah Steve...and what do I say about Mr. Maestro and Mixmaster Rok just do your magic BassMan. Your Gittying it Right Man! Amazing Production and Performance by some of my favorite Musicians!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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rok41 said 1723 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
Ricky
Whats up my man?! Thanks for the always colorful comments, we certainly appreciate your always positive vibe and musical friendship! Much appreciated by all of us!
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tokai said 1722 days ago (August 8th, 2012)
Angel and the Devil.
Roots rock chaps. UMM, lots of sweet spots, LOTS. Surely an all star bout. Great job in all departments, well done to all of you on this stomper.
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rok41 said 1722 days ago (August 8th, 2012)
Mr. West
Glad you enjoyed, it has a little something for everyone..Thanks!!
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KCsGROOVE said 1722 days ago (August 9th, 2012)
well
great rocksong, guys! :-)
tight playing and great vocals
cool guitarwork
Fine, clean, mix
fav and download for sure
KC
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rok41 said 1722 days ago (August 9th, 2012)
KC
Hey man! Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed!
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Les_Kloo said 1721 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
It's Just as Well
Excellent. Simply excellent. 'Nuf sed.
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rok41 said 1720 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
Reggie
Thanks my friend, nuf sed!
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alackbass said 1720 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
It's Just as Well
2nd listen and proper comment! First of all I'm really impressed with your acoustic playing. You set up a slinky Aerosmith type groove that the rest of the band settled into perfectly. Gaylen is at his roadhouse screamer best. And of course Sig is the ultimate ax slinger. You and Steve are the ideal rock rhythm section. Tight and supportive of the song while adding your own special nuances. The tune is just an absolute killer A+ rocker.
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rok41 said 1717 days ago (August 13th, 2012)
Thanks!
For the second go, I too agree that these guys were great on this!
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FEEL said 1716 days ago (August 14th, 2012)
Fantastic song
Pro sounding and I have to say this has got to be one of Gaylen's best performances and the rest of the band is spot on as expected. Enjoyed.
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rok41 said 1716 days ago (August 14th, 2012)
Gaylen
I agree with you, excellent vox by G! Thanks for listening John!
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dave_b said 1715 days ago (August 15th, 2012)
It's Just as Well
Great collab! Attitude and passion in the lyric/melody, sweet acoustic guitar, and blistering riffs on the electric.
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rok41 said 1715 days ago (August 15th, 2012)
Dave
Thanks man, I appreciate the nice words. I really liked this project...
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sammydix said 1713 days ago (August 17th, 2012)
Just as Well
"A little song" pfffft. i agree with Sig that this is one of your best...and strongest. Gaylen's voice was perfect for this (no matter what you may say, Galen, i think you have a powerful voice).
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rok41 said 1712 days ago (August 18th, 2012)
Sammy
Good to see ya man! Thought we'd lost you like so many other great artists on MJ.
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grah3am said 1713 days ago (August 17th, 2012)
Rawk
Very strong vocals over a powerful rawk song. It has the kind of fluidity that I aspire to. I like the acoustic the best, strangely, but it's all good.
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rok41 said 1712 days ago (August 18th, 2012)
Graham
Thanks! I'm not much of a guitarist, but I have good ideas sometimes.... :) That's why I keep Sig around.
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tonestones said 1680 days ago (September 19th, 2012)
Just as well
Great tune. So many things to like here. The musicianship really shines here. Love Sig's guitar (as always). Gaylen sounds great and those lyrics are fantastic.. Excellent tune!
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rok41 said 1679 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
Steve
Thanks my friend, it's been awhile since I've seen you on. I hope all is well! I really like what Gaylen, Sig and Steve did on this, pro stuff!
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Char said 1642 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
That's a
smashingly good drum performance. Gaylen has the screaming rock sensibility down. Sigmund and Chris beautifully compliment each other. Sounds like a Dream Team. Thanks.
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rok41 said 1640 days ago (October 29th, 2012)
Char
Hi Char, my friend and local killer musician Steve Ritter was nice enough to help out on the drums. We always appreciate when Paulamunk stops in!
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Doug Somers said 1632 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Holy *&@# !!
Between Gaylen's vocal and Sig's guitar (both raw, insistent and spot on) I have this wonderful sense of a strong southern rock feel with this song (and currently writing this on the road in Mississippi is probably not an influence at all :) )

You guys tear up the old headphones. Your intro build gets me right away - where is he going to take this kind of summer night blues? Then hang on to your hat cause this baby is starting to cook. Steve's drums bring out a wide variety of fills that make for a strong punch to drive home the song with well aimed artistry. Bass work propels and has its own moments to shine, and your production sounds great in my ears - clear, well balanced with nice spread and the vocal treats L/R in places.

And you let us download it. What a guy. What a band.

Doug
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rok41 said 1631 days ago (November 7th, 2012)
Doug
Thanks my friend for having a go! I'm a guitar hack, but sometimes I can come of with something of interest. That's why I keep the awesome Sigmeister around :)....Gaylen did a great job as always, really nailed the concept. Having the serious pocket groover Steve on drums is just icing on the cake! Thanks again!
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Diego_B said 1619 days ago (November 19th, 2012)
It's Just As Well
Awesome vocals and guitars, great production, it blew me away, wow!!
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rok41 said 1619 days ago (November 19th, 2012)
Diego
Thanks man! On behalf of the band, thank you!!
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paul f. page said 1616 days ago (November 22nd, 2012)
Talent
When you put this kind of talent together, it's no wonder that something special is the result. While I don't write anything remotely rock 'n' roll, I can certainly appreciate a great rock song when I hear one. Every aspect of this track is well-crafted: vocals are biting and sharp; guitar work is as professional as it gets (love the bridge at 3:00ff -- wow!); drums add a consistent, solid beat; and the mix is (to my ears) perfectly-balanced. Stellar work at the top of its genre.
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rok41 said 1613 days ago (November 25th, 2012)
Paul
Thank you so much for the detailed comment, on behalf of all the guys, it's much appreciated!
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DJShadowkat said 1615 days ago (November 23rd, 2012)
THIS BLOWS ME AWAY
I positively LOVE this song!!

Reminds me a little of Stevie Ray Vaughn and early Cactus. (I'm showing my age again).

Love the pic, too.

I would really enjoy doing some keyboards on this...

Adding this to my iPod.

Peace, Always!

DJSK
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rok41 said 1613 days ago (November 25th, 2012)
DJ SK
Thanks my friend, we're certainly glad you rocked out to this one!!
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Jscott said 1607 days ago (December 1st, 2012)
Nice!!
Love the casual zz top feel. Nice work by all!!! of course you guys always put out the good stuff
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ShadowofNine said 1604 days ago (December 4th, 2012)
It's Just as Well
Fab collab, everything in it's place, solid vocal, cool giutar, total drums, bravo yu all...
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867-5309 said 1553 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
cricket
even with my loss of highs - i can hear the beginning crickets - a wonderful carnivorous sound -
again cool like wow
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davisamerica2 said 1372 days ago (July 24th, 2013)
It's Just as Well
Once again, I'm kicking myself for letting a gem like this get past me. If there were bands like this around here, I would definitely get out more often. Gaylen's voice is very powerful on this. Steve puts down an excellent beat, plowing through with a unrelenting drive. And these guitars are to die for. Sigmund always knocks me out of my chair, and your acoustics with his guitar blend perfectly. (One of your talents, I afraid, I was ignorant of.) The bass, of course, could not be better. This is what originally snagged my ear, and kept me a fan ever since. This whole production is top notch. Congrats to all.
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