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It's been months since I've been to MJs and it's been just as long since I've invested any time in writing a new tune. Well, consider this your lucky day, Arms Fans!

I was having a conversation about really good musicians that I know that have stopped writing songs and are now content with posting old rockstar photos of themselves on facebook. I love seeing the old photos of those old days but I'm kinda mad because they left their fans waiting for more music.

My pickled mind wandered to a tune I posted 5 years ago. Next Wave Rocker. My buddy Carlo and I wrote this tune and it was like an anthem to me. "I don't wanna stop, I'm a no stop rocket!" I truly feel responsible for writing the music for the "Next" generation and I can't let those kids down, so here it is gang. I told you before what kind of rocker I am.
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HE WAS THE NEXT WAVE ROCKER
THE ONE WE TOLD YOU ABOUT
HE WROTE THE SONGS FOR THE “NEXT” GENERATION
HE KNOCKED THE BOTTOM OUT

HE PUT THE JUICE IN THE MONKEY WITH A HAMMER
HE LET THE TIME GHOST OUT
HE PULLED THE PLUG ON THE “NEXT” GENERATION
AND WATCHED IT THRASH ABOUT

HE WAS THE NEXT WAVE ROCKER
THE ONE WE TOLD YOU ABOUT
HE WROTE THE SONGS FOR THE “NEXT” GENERATION
HE KNOCKED THE BOTTOM OUT

HE PUT A KNOT IN THE MONKEY WITH A HAMMER
HE LET THE TIME GHOST OUT
HE PULLED THE PLUG ON THE “NEXT” GENERATION
AND WATCHED IT THRASH ABOUT

GO! GO!
STUFF IT
PUT IT AWAY!
I DON’T WANNA
SEE OR HEAR
ANYMORE
NO! NO!

LET’S SAY GOODBYE TO THE NEXT WAVE ROCKER
THE ONE WE TOLD YOU ABOUT
FORGET THE SONGS FOR THE “NEXT” GENERATION
WE WATCHED IT FIZZLED OUT

JUMPSTART THE MONKEY WITH A HAMMER
DON’T LET THE TIME GHOST OUT
HE PULLED THE PLUG ON THE “NEXT” GENERATION
AND WE CAN DO WITHOUT

THEY SCREAMED
AND THEY LIED
AND THEY JUMPED 
AND THEY CRIED
AND THEY THOUGHT
THEY WERE HOT
SMOKING POT
BLOWING SNOT
GETTING SHOT
THEY WERE TAUGHT
TO HAVE
OR HAVE NOT
BUT THEY DID NOT
HAVE THE SENSE
TO STOP

SO THEY WERE CAUGHT
IN THE LOT
WITH THE MONKEY
IN A KNOT
NOT A GOOD THING
THEY WERE PUT
ON THE SPOT
SO THEY SCHEMED
AND THEY LIED
AND THEY JUMPED 
AND THEY CRIED
AND GUESS WHAT?
THEIR STORY
WAS BOUGHT!

YOU'RE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
MIMEOGRAPHING YOUR POSES

A LITTLE SID VICIOUS

A LITTLE GUNS N ROSES

BUT IT'S ALL THE SAME
YOU'RE BLIND AND
YOU'RE LAME
AND IT'S HARD
TO FEEL BAD
WHEN YOU
MOCK YOUR OWN NAME

GO! GO!
STUFF IT
PUT IT AWAY!
I DON’T WANNA
SEE OR HEAR
ANYMORE
NO! NO!
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Comments: 46
Fans: 24
Plays: 934
Downloads: 52

Uploaded: Nov 05, 2012 - 02:57:54 PM
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2012 - 02:57:54 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 06:23:39 PM
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Hardware:
black and scratchy bass (Hondo II), RAT pedal, Ampeg bass amp, a silver Chase credit credit card with my name on it.
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
alackbass said 1604 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Monkey Hammer
It has been way too long! A triumphant return! Deep and dark! So much awesome synth madness!
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five_extra_arms said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Synth Madness
Thanks Andrew. I've always said that you have an astute appreciation for synthesizer madness!


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Lennon714 said 1604 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Finally
a breast self-exam for the rest of us. When the drums pound in you really get that you mean business. It's the sonic equivalent of the disapproving look from father's eyes. The half-spoken refrain is my favorite part. The world is right when a 5EA synthogasm is washing over the "next" generation.
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five_extra_arms said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Finally!!
LOL!

Glad you liked the tune and thanks for the excellent feedback during the songwriting process. If we were in a band together, just you and I, the songs would be about people living on a mysterious island. If we could get a hillbilly to join us we could expand our music to incorporate flea market stories of girls and rebel flags. Truly the "Next" generation of music.


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RochaMalhada said 1604 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Hevelectropop

Hammer down on the pop scene... You ARE a star!

Don't forget you are a hero to us older generations, too

:D

. - Harold
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five_extra_arms said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Hammer Down
Thanks Harold.

I'm a big fan of hammers and monkeys.


:^)
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Philip18 said 1604 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
Monkey hammer
Interesting sounds, good flow to the progression, power in the vocal - all good!
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five_extra_arms said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Power In The Vocal?
No one's ever said that to me before!

Thanks!
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Relic67 said 1604 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
throwing snot
very fine singing, playing and artwork as usual!
I like the drum sounds. cool lyrics too.
enjoyed!
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five_extra_arms said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Throwing Snot
I had fun working on the drums. I used a slow conga loop for the root of the first beat and then I chopped up a Beat Hive loop that I think MacJams used to give away for free when MacJams was a baby.

The rest of the song kinda wrote itself after I had my drum sounds. I use the arrange feature to the max. I label every measure and swap things around until it's so messed up that it finally makes sense.

Thanks for listening!
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DWL said 1604 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Up to your normal standard Bob
Why are you hitting a monkey with a hammer? You do know it's illegal to do that unless it's in the cause of scientific research?

Splendid work Bob ;-)

Cheers

Dick

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five_extra_arms said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
He Started It!
Scientific research! Lol! Good one Dick!

You know I like to monkey around.

Thanks for listening.

Bob
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
monkey hammer
very different and creative stuff. cheers graham
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five_extra_arms said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Very Different
"I told you before what kind of rocker I am."

Thanks for listening and commenting!
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Moviz said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Loving
the 'attitude' in your pronunciation and singing... your vocals are spot on for this style of electronic music.... enjoyed this all the way, lyrics too, regards M
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Altitude?
Oh, you said 'attitude'!!

Thanks Maurice!
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rok41 said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Monkey Hammer
Insane. I like it!....Devo meets Nine Inch Nails vibe....nice writing and production.
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Insane
Guilty as charged.

Thanks for the Devo/NIN comparison. I think that's an accurate description of the bulk of my tunes. Kinda dumb, kinda immature, kinda dark, kinda creepy and totally electronic. I never know how to describe my 'sound' and this works for me.

Thanks for your comments.

Bob
Check out my latest song called Kepler - NASA Challenge
egobandit said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Next generation
Really like the drawing been staring at it as IM being suck into the synths , guitars and who know what else, great vocals!!! btw snot and pot does go good together :)
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Next Generation
I heard Florida is going to legalize snot.

Thanks for the listen Tim!


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finkeldink said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Well by golly
I'm not going to stop writing either.

Good one man.
I really dig the heaviness.
Kind of ominous just the way I like 'em.

:D
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
No Stop Rocket
Don't stop!

Think about the kids!
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Vic Holman said 1603 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
the hammer falls and he nails it
ya see there was this guy who stopped posting great new wave tunes on mj and i really missed him...... oh, that was you!

top notch composition Bob. i declare this as your best. well thought out in the construction with plenty of ear candy in the cans
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Ear Wax On My Candy
Thanks Vic,

You made my day! I'll try to keep the music up to your high expectations at a frequency that satisfies.

Huh?

Bob
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tempie said 1602 days ago (November 7th, 2012)
hammer my monkey
the pet meds ad on this page is weirdly appropriate.

like it dude. you're an odd duck, as my grandma would say. if she wasn't dead.
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Pet Meds Rx
Odd duck.


Oink.



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FEEL said 1602 days ago (November 7th, 2012)
Digging the groove
The break into the vocals fit so well after the intro. Cool message, reminds me of when I lived in Vegas... they always talked about having the Juice. Rocking tune and I appreciate you dropping back by MJ and reposting for us. Enjoyed! Thanks for sharing.
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
The Juice
Thanks John,

I appreciate the comments. Sometimes I just look at what I'm doing (or not doing) and it takes me off on a musical journey.... there are usually munchkins and witches and only half of it is in color, but it's still an interesting trip.

I don't know what that actually means, but I doubt that you or anyone else will ever read it, so I'm just going to go back to Kansas now....

C'mon Toto


TinMan
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kingbee said 1601 days ago (November 8th, 2012)
go ape
hey! the 5x arms man is back...and what a re-entry into the stratosphere!
Where to start?
Loving that bass when it comes in.
Layers upon layers of crazy mad synths.
Your vox are the tops on this and it all fits so brilliantly into the mad mix.
Wonderful stuff.
Cheers
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Go Ape
Hey King,

Great to hear from you. I always look forward to your feedback from my tunes. When I started writing this tune, I thought I went too far with the synths. I shut 75% of the synth tracks off and laid down the bass track and surprisingly, like, the first time ever, when I turned the muted synth tracks back on, it sounded good to my ears! I usually over develop the synths if I don't have a lyrical idea before I start. Luckily, the lyrical concept came early in this tune.

Synth madness - it's what I live for!! So glad there are guys like you who appreciate mad synths the way I do.

Thanks man, I am so ready to do a B side for our big hit!!

Bob
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 1601 days ago (November 8th, 2012)
Next wave neo wave neu wave
I've been waiting for new 5XA for ages while you've been posting goofy photos on Facebook. Man I wish you rockstars would pull your finger out. I have it on good authority you have an AWESOME indie rock backing track just waiitng your attention.
Anyhoo, this rocks in true 5XA style. Eric is right when he says "synthogasm" if a little weird. I love how you do your vox with that little extra voice out back - feels like you've climbed inside my head and are playing drums on my synapses.
Great stuff Bob. Glad to see you back making uber cool old new wave progressive synthofunk metal.
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Indie Rocker
Hey Paddy,

I agree with everything you just said. Eric looks like the next Uni-bomber, for sure. Let's try to keep him calm...

Speaking of 'hearing voices', I do, in fact, have an indie rock track that I've been genetically modifying....
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Sigmund said 1601 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
Monkey Hammer
Interesting tune man! Well written lyrics and you did a heck of a job arranging, performing and singing this. Totally dug it!
Sig
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Heck
Thanks for recognizing my ability to write killer pop rock anthems. It comes naturally to me.

I've often wondered what you would do playing on one of my tunes as an axe grinder?

Thanks for the listen and the comments.
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bud said 1600 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
I love this
you really saved up a lot of mojo for this. Sometimes breaks can be great for the music. No sophmore slumps if we wait for the muse.
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Five X Slumps Like a Sophomore
Despite my bad posture....

Thanks Bud. Sometimes we have full plates that dictate where our energies are focused. Music is always important to me, but sometimes rescuing kittens and making chalk drawings on the driveway are more important than entertaining the millions with a new song. I mean, I think it is.

Glad you liked the song. I hoped you would.

Bob
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J_Gretch said 1600 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
Monkey Hammer
Love it!...Lots of energy and attitude,not to mention excellent musicianship.
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Monkey With A Banjo
That's what I thought....

'Preciate the listen!
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TG said 1600 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
Hey NWR!

Glad to see you posting! Hope all is well w/ you and yours.

This has the FXA signature keys and the vocals have that rock n roll melting/searing quality.

I remember the original - the sequel is just as good!
Really good work Bob!
Looking forward to more!
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Mattel/Hasbro
Thanks Tommy! The kids are getting big and smart and beautiful like their mama. I hope they start posting tunes here one day. Maybe our kids will be in virtual bands like us? How cool! Second Generation Virtual Band!! I love it!

Bob
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Outtaorbit said 1600 days ago (November 9th, 2012)
Hmmmmm
Old rockstars photos on facebook... really. Maybe
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five_extra_arms said 1596 days ago (November 13th, 2012)
Sickening
Seriously!
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ktb said 1594 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
Monkey Hammer
Nice laid back feel, keeps it grounded. Terrific job on the synths. Syncopated and edgy. I think "He put the juice in the monkey with a hammer" will have me musing on various images for a long time :-)
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five_extra_arms said 1450 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Juice
I am sooo laid back, it's only natural to let it out in my "music".

Lol!

Thanks for listening!


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Estella said 1455 days ago (April 3rd, 2013)
More facebook photos than songs...
I have no old nor new rocker photos, but plead guilty to not writing for some time now. I'm writing a song now, and feel a bit better for doing so. Your song is great. So good to hear you!!!

Estella
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five_extra_arms said 1450 days ago (April 8th, 2013)
Rocker Photos
Maybe post some of your videos with you singing and playing. Those were totally rockers!!

Thanks for listening Estellie, now get back to the music! Your fans demand it!!

Bob


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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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