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DWL

 Genre: Psychedelic

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I can't believe it's been so long since I posted anything. This song has been sitting on my hard disk for about a year. I was never happy with the vocals but my attempts to outsource it came to nothing so I did another take and now I'm heartily sick of it but I'll post anyway ;-)

A cheerful ditty from Mr Marris (I'll let you figure out what it's about). It was originally started after a comment on an early song said we should have segued into another song so I cut the ending out of that one and started from there.

Richard played guitars and I sang and arranged. I'm not sure why but I thought it sounded a bit like Hawkwind and I worked on that sound. So no apologies for the distortion, sundry noises and psychedelic pretensions (in fact I was going to put it into the Glastonbury challenge earlier in the year if I'd have sorted the vocals ;-) )

Burning © Richard Marris 2012

Through steamy breath and cordite
Shines a dying star
Can't get close try as I might
Because it's just too far
But it's burning burning
Must be a way to catch a ray
Try to get you turning turning
From a billion miles away

The world is burning
As you shine down from afar
I might have loved you better
If I'd known you'd be a star

I hid in the shade
While you shone
Came out of the dark
And found you gone

Build a bonfire, pile it high
Turn it all to smoke
Blot the stars out of the sky
Wipe out everything I broke
Just burning burning
Going to burn it all away
Left alone here yearning yearning
In a billion shades of grey

The world is burning
As you shine down from afar
I might have loved you better
If I'd known you'd be a star
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Loob said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
Lot's of attitude in this one.
Love the FX on the vocal. I know what you mean about how we get sick of our own work after time. It's new to me, so I am enjoying it. Good work!
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Thanks Freddy
I think it's a form of mix blindness where you lose the ability to make objective judgements of what you're doing. I'm pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks for the listen.

Cheers

Dick
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paul f. page said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
I wish...
...I knew more about "old style" rock 'n' roll. This one just cooks like the daylights from the get-go. Must have been a lot of fun to actually play this one. Edgy? Kinda. ... The lyrics are very interesting, suggesting (to me) the end of a relationship via absolute destruction of all the evidence...except that it never actually goes that way in real life ("...left alone here yearning yearning..."). While the number lists at 3:36, it seems to fly by a lot quicker and I was left somehow wanting to hear more music and maybe even more of the story that's buried behind this creation. Perhaps, then, it is my own "yearning yearning" that makes me want to hear this song a few more times (at least). And I think that's the quirky magic of true art: make 'em want a little more. ... A most enjoyable listen. Congratulations to you both.
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
I'm just an old hippy really!
Thanks for the very kind comments Paul. For me the object of affection has gone out of reach. Is she dead or just moved on? I think you can read it how you want. I really appreciate the listen and I'm also rather pleased you enjoyed it as it's quite a way from your style!

Cheers

Dick
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stevel said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
Hot stuff
Good track Dick...can hear the Hawkwind sound and maybe a touch of Mott the Hoople in there too. I like the vocal effects (phone effect?) and the relentless riffing groove
Cheers
Steve
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
We like a good riff (don't we all?)
Richard put in some solid work on the guitars and perhaps it was the relentless nature of it which reminded me of Silver Machine.

Thanks Steve!

Cheers

Dick
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davajonah said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
Nothing
wrong with a Hawkwind clone. Forefathers of Trance, a lot of people say. This is very good. Takes me back to joss-stick days!
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Forefathers of trance
Yes indeed! At the time they were just a noisy trippy band who plundered who plundered the one riff approach (or so I thought). They also turned out Hurry on Sundown which was a cracking song and gave no indication of what the rest of teh album would be like. I think I saw them too many times. It helped if you were stoned without a doubt.

Who'd have thought they would end up being so enduring and influential!

Thanks Dave, much appreciated :-)

Cheers

Dick


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Vic Holman said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
burn
ya know in about 6 months you'll give this a listen and appreciate it as much as i do now...... i can't listen to my stuff for months after i complete a tune.

cool stuff abound in this piecce
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
I hope you're right Vic!
I still would have preferred another vocalist but I'll go with what I've got!

Thanks!

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
Takes me
back too Dick and there's nothing wrong with this performance..... serves the style well..... I get sick of my stuff too, that's why I genre jump (trying to surprise myself I suppose LOL)....... anyhow this does have that authentic Hawkwind touch to it; the FX is good and adds to the feel, cheers M
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Genre jumps
Thanks Maurice. I try to make every song sound different. In the old band we got criticised as we didn't have an identifiable sound and people made comments that it was like listening to a juke box not knowing what was coming next! They were meant as put downs but I took them as positive comments. I've got two songs to post at some point which are at the other end of the spectrum. An acoustic country number and a sea shanty (dub style)!

Thanks for the positive feedeback on the vox :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Bob Rodgers said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
An
excellent song Dick and I love the guitar riff. Your vocals sound great to me, nice effects used and work well with the music.
I can hear the Hawkwind sound too, lots of energy in this, very much enjoyed and you have produced another fine collab with Richard.
Great lyrics too!

Bob
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
You are too kind Bob
I was not happy with the vocals but I guess in the circumstances they do their job.

I was pleased with the guitars though. Richard worked hard on the playing and we managed to get a decent sound.

Thanks Bob!

Cheers

Dick
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Symphony101 said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
Let me first say
it's a great pleasure to hear your music again. Very nice song, I do think the vocals worked out really well. I love the sounds and effects very much on this piece. Very dynamic, rocking song.
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Thanks Yves
As I said this song has been sitting around for like this for at least a year (along with the other 16 projects!) so it was good to finally get it posted. I'm not sure why it's taking us so long these days to finish a song but it is.

Thanks for the listen and the comments.

Cheers

Dick
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alackbass said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
Burning
Must have! Downloaded!
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Thanks Andrew
much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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egobandit said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
you'd be a star
great break, definite headphone song really dig the vox and lyrics !
really giving that guitar a work out love it!
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Headphones?
Yes, I played with lots of effects and tried to make it a bit hippy with some extreme panning. I'm pleased you enjoyed it Tim and I think Richard enjoyed the guitar workout!

Cheers

Dick
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magnatone said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
Burning
Hi Dick - what a TREAT to hear this new one from you - it's been too long! THANKS!
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Always nice to hear from you Karen!
Thanks for the listen and the comments. It has been too long but then again it's nearly 12 months since you posted a new piece (I have enjoyed the little videos though!)

Cheers

Dick
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guygrooves said 1593 days ago (October 12th, 2012)
Kinda like
Oasis... only better!!

Peace
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DWL said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Oasis?
An interesting comparison but I'm cool with that!

Thanks Guy :-)

Cheers

Dick
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RochaMalhada said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
heartily sick of it

amazing how our minds work that way after listening hundreds of times in production

But here you've delivered a fresh solid rocker. Cheers!

. - Harold
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DWL said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Thanks Harold
Yes, it's strange how we start to doubt our own ears so it's great to get some positive feedback!

Cheers

Dick
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Jarvoid said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
clever twist to the lyrics
laid back punky attitude and vibe and tremendous distorted vocals.....did you use a grungelizer or similar?

Nicely done one for he bag.

Jarvo
DWL said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Grungeliser?
Love the name but I'd never heard of it! Just looked it up and it doesn't seem to be available any more :(

I used a guitar amp distortion in Logic for the vocals. They originally sounded far too polite!

Thanks Chris.

Cheers

Dick


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lavalamp said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
It's been a long time for me too
Glad you've got a new one up. Does have that Court of the Crimson thing going on, which I dig. Great rock guitar. Enjoyed this immensely.

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DWL said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Time flies eh?
Thanks David. King Crimson? That'll do for me!

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Burning
Nice opening - the spacey sound sits well with the crunchy guitar. The effected vocal style gets the message across well. Interesting yrics and god arrangement. All up, impressive work, Dick
!
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DWL said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Thanks Philip
It was all a little over the top with meters in the red but good fun! Just a pity it took me so long to arrive at a half-decent vocal.

Cheers

Dick
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finkeldink said 1592 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
Killer song Dick
This is really well done.
I'm glad that you finally finished it.

Heck you should see all the projects I've started and haven't finished yet.

Great song man.
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DWL said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Unfinished projects
sort of goes with the territory doesn't it?

Thanks Mike, much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Great rocker
Love the little breaks between - one of those tracks that would be great to listen to whilst burning some rubber on the motorway.
Never know what's coming from you next Dick. This highlights your versatility beautifully.
Great lyrics and playing from Richard too.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Burning rubber
great phrase!

Thanks Len, there's still the sea shanty to come (it's getting nearer!)

I'm sure Richard will appreciate the comments as I do.

Cheers

Dick
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Narad said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Burning
Great burning stuff ! Much enjoyed ! :)
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DWL said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Thanks Harald
I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.

Cheers

Dick
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SISTERS said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
you boys!
wonderfully dramatic kick off, Dick!
music sounds like it's taken steroids - in this case a good thing! i really like the way you sing, Sir (tho i wouldn't have minded your volume up a hair in the mix). you've got an edgy attitude that bleeds thru your delivery in a pretty cool, insidious manner. awesome bass in this - and the hard core guitar blasting does it for me. terrific teamwork!
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DWL said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Aw shucks!
Thanks Anne, I was probably subconsciously mixing the vocals down!

Always good to get your comments.

Cheers

Dick


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VicDiesel said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
New monitors?
This has a different frequency characteristic from what I usually hear from you. Not sure that I'm entirely happy with the low mid. That could of course also be a problem with my monitors.

Other than that the material is much enjoyed as usual. A great group sound.
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DWL said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Not new monitors
but a different approach this time. I got a little hung up on Hawkwind and put a big wash behind the track and a doubled drum track with heavy phasing on and I think that affected the overall EQ. But I was working on this for quite a while and got used to the sound!

Thanks for the detailed listen Vic and the perceptive comments.

Cheers

Dick
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Doug Somers said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Burning but not burned out!
Very cool FX on the vocal and the harmonies in the chorus as the voices layer in really works for me. You don't hold back with these kind of numbers and the energy here is the same level of intensity. Good one Dick.

Cheers,
Doug

PS - looking forward to the dub style sea shanty. That should be interesting in your hands.
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DWL said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Thanks Doug
I'm surprised by the response to the vocal as I was still on the verge of not posting as I was unhappy with it. I'm pleased I did though and I thank you for your support!

The sea shanty is still under construction but it's an interesting project that's only taken 5 years since the first vocal was done ;-)

Cheers

Dick


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ste said 1591 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
rocker
like your guitars on this. the vox fx are cool. the break at 1.20 ish and the "and found you gone" bits are top. well done!
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DWL said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
The guitars were fun to do
Nice to just have a thrash!

Thanks for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick
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gadzooks said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Burning
Well done! Enjoyed the rockin' guitar and vocals are great! Sounds like a bit of work went into this one and it shows. Enjoyed!
Cheers
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DWL said 1589 days ago (October 16th, 2012)
A lot of work?
Yes, but it was rather on and off over a year or so. I'm pleased you enjoyed it!

Cheers

Dick
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ShadowofNine said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Burning
Did not strike me as Psychedelic, more like retro rock, anyway I enjoyed it, it rumbled on in just the right tempo...Vocal is cool to...
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DWL said 1589 days ago (October 16th, 2012)
Retro rock is OK
Thanks for the listen and comment.

Cheers

Dick
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sammydix said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Burning
this sounds like a lost trk from some really good band that never got the airplay it deserved. great feel to it. only nit for me would be i'm hearing the same low mids as Vic. still sounds good, though.
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DWL said 1589 days ago (October 16th, 2012)
Those mid-lows
I do wonder if I should get 2nd and 3rd opinions before posting!

Thanks Sammy, I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.

Cheers

Dick


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KCsGROOVE said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
burning
I dig the song, Dick
Halfway the vocals made me think of very early Pink Floyd and you take it away from there with cool guitarwork
the drums could make the song even more pounding if they had a little less reverb...
Dig it! Cool ending as well
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DWL said 1588 days ago (October 17th, 2012)
Thanks Cees
Yes, I'll have to watch the reverb!

Cheers

Dick
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Les_Kloo said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Hawkwindish
A little, yeah. Sounds great through headphones. Nice fx, cool tune.
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DWL said 1588 days ago (October 17th, 2012)
I like to put
a bit of interest in the headphones!

Thanks for the listen and comment Les

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 1590 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Burning
Like the lyrics. Strong, trippy feel. Solid guitar work. Effected vocals suit the song just fine, Dick. Enjoyed the journey. Thanks, Peter.
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DWL said 1588 days ago (October 17th, 2012)
Trippy
That's how I wanted it! Thanks Peter.

Cheers

Dick
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Damroze said 1590 days ago (October 16th, 2012)
Early Floyd and
Stones ' Satanic Majesties Request.'
Garage psychedelia more than 70's art rock to me.
I like it.
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DWL said 1588 days ago (October 17th, 2012)
Stones is a new one
but I'll go with that!

Thanks for the listen and comments

Cheers

Dick
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867-5309 said 1588 days ago (October 17th, 2012)
post ease
' glad you decided to use it - ozzy comes to mind -
in your delivery - a fun collaboration for sure !
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DWL said 1585 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Thanks Scott
Ozzy? Now that's something different. Much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 1587 days ago (October 18th, 2012)
Burning
There's a punk energy in the rhythm guitars, but parts of this reminded me of the Moody Blues. Well done!
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DWL said 1585 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Thanks Dave
It must be time for another one from you?

Moody Blues I didn't expect!

Cheers

Dick
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smokey bacon jnr said 1587 days ago (October 18th, 2012)
far out dude!
Really hear the Hawkwind influence on here. It's the relentless flanged riff. Love it! It's a bit heavier than the hawklords, with a touch of the Beatles and Oasis in there as well. Great song.
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DWL said 1585 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Far out indeed!
Beatles OK but Oasis? Well I guess there're all millionaires so maybe that's not that bad ;-)

Cheers

Dick

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PaulaMunk said 1585 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Better than
Bowie. Poor chap got old. It was fun to listen to. You are fabulous in my book. Thanks.
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DWL said 1584 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
You are a true treasure!
And too kind but hey, we're all friends here ;-)

Thanks Char, I really appreciate your support.

Cheers

Dick
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bud said 1583 days ago (October 22nd, 2012)
Great rocker
love the vocals and the guitar treatments as well. We are our own harshest critics.

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DWL said 1582 days ago (October 23rd, 2012)
Without a doubt!
Thanks for the listen Bud and congrats on a "good" result at court.

Cheers

Dick


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jiguma said 1580 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
:)
It all sounds good to me Dick. Glad you got around to posting it after such a long time. It's interesting how we can write something and get it near-finished and abandon it. I have quite a few like that. After hearing this I might go back in time and investigate.
Cheers from Oz,
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DWL said 1576 days ago (October 29th, 2012)
Thanks Neil!
I have at least a dozen songs still waiting for a spark of creativity.

Go back and see what you've got, you may be surprised!

Cheers

Dick
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TvRicky said 1576 days ago (October 29th, 2012)
"burning burning"
Yeah Dick! Psychedelic early and fresh. Slick piece nice lyrics Late 60's feel for me!n Happy MJ anniversary baby!

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DWL said 1576 days ago (October 29th, 2012)
Psychedelic!
Yes, right on :-)

Your comments are always appreciated. Thanks!

Cheers

Dick
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Hickling_Stan said 1567 days ago (November 8th, 2012)
Cheerful!
Hey Dik I know what you mean about sometimes getting sick of one of your own songs. Honestly though this is a good listen and although it certainly has a Hawkwind/ Uriah Heep influence its still got originality. Nice to get back on here for a bit and catch up. cheers Mark
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DWL said 1564 days ago (November 10th, 2012)
Thanks Mark!
Good of you to stop by and thanks for the listen and the comments.

Never thought of Uriah Heep but now I come to think about it ....

Cheers

Dick
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abzwork said 1567 days ago (November 8th, 2012)
Burning..
yeah..flame-broiled and tasty..:):):)
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DWL said 1564 days ago (November 10th, 2012)
Always appreciate
a visit from you Mr A.

Thanks

Cheers

Dick
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woofer3 said 1561 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Burning
Good rockin' track Dick, there is something in this that reminds me in places of the Undertones. Love the natural sound of it all and the catchy hook.
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pablatone said 1532 days ago (December 12th, 2012)
never mind the bullocks
It's DWL! I can't believe you didn't like the vocals in this. Good stuff.
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DWL said 1525 days ago (December 19th, 2012)
Thanks!
No, it's strange isn't it? Just lived with the song for too long!

Cheers

Dick
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1526 days ago (December 18th, 2012)
Excellent track.
Definitely reminds me of '60s garage band stuff like the Strawbs, or even Love.
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peacepiano said 1514 days ago (December 30th, 2012)
Rocker
Hard driving guitar and gritty vocals. Good Stuff. Always good to hear from you.
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Marino_Experiment said 1080 days ago (March 9th, 2014)
Burning
nice track. There is some cool underlining sound layers in this! Enjoyed the listen!
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