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A homage to the stuff I wrote in the 80s, with lyric inspired by the Bowie 'Cracked Actor' documentary. Lyrics using an ipad cut-up app.
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Lyrics
In sweet isolation
you're safe and confused
Through broadway, where love waits
As big as the moon
Your prescription milkshake
Feeds your skinny bones
No contact, just
TV and cell phone.

Too tired, hardwired, hardwired

Where'd you learn those moves?
Running with the wolves
I couldnt get further away.

In sweet isolation
Unburdened by truth
Surrounded by strangers in
The bloom of your youth
Like a broken cup
You cant fill up
Today
i cant understand
a word
that you say
Song Stats
Hits: 2187
Comments: 50
Fans: 35
Plays: 277
Downloads: 43

Uploaded: May 19, 2013 - 10:42:47 AM
Last Updated: May 19, 2013 - 10:48:08 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 01:57:04 PM
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Hardware:
Keystation 49, Shure mic
Software:
Addictive drums, Realguitar,Ozone, nectar, Alloy2
Comments
apb said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
oh yes..
fabulous all round! MIx, performance/and use of groovy stuff, snappy arrangement, catchy chorus (with excellent multi-tracking on the vocals btw) and thought provoking lyrics. What's not to like? Well done Steve- glad to hear a new one from you. Really good. Insta-download.
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Thanks alan
... but those hi hats are buggin me ...
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racerat said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
Steve-o,
Great to have a new tune from you. Rockin' guitar and incredible mix! The drums are tight as can be and I love the backing vox. I don't know what RealGuitar is, but it obviously does amazing things! Glad to see you posting. I'm back in Brooklyn now - a new job at PepsiCo has brought me back. Saw Bud recently. Life's good. Excellent song! DL & Fav'd!
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Hey Phil
Glad to here things are going well. Im back in the UK, and just about getting used to life back in the west. Pepsi is soooo much cooler than the other brand! Yeah, i finally got a mix where you can hear the kick drum! Love to you and yours
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alackbass said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
So good! So downloaded!
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ledebutant said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Prescription Milkshake
Forget the milkshake, this is exactly what the doctor ordered. Once again, you've delivered something RIDICULOUS and it makes me positively sick that you're not a massive star. I'm so glad that you're making music and sharing it with us, though. As usual, your vocal is great, I love the drum track, in particular on this one. I dig that lyric, "where love waits as big as the moon." Cut-up app or not, you're one hell of a writer.
echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Lisa said
Yeah, I spent more time than usual dicking about with the drums, and actually did a track where you can hear the kick (tho the hi hats may be a bit loud). i always post stuff a week too early, then want to tweak it.... anyway, yeah, some nice stuff from the cut-up app, like the broadway line was two ideas mashed together, and the chorus, which took forever to get!
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DWL said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Had me from the start
Just brilliant and I'm sure you're still asking yourself why aren't you famous?

Just so good on so many levels.

Classy Steve!

Cheers

Dick
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Coming from you...
thats praise indeed. Cheers dick!
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Moviz said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Can't get
behind that Bowie vocal.... so come on let him out of your cellar Steve LOL..... my word this is good..... great vocals and playing all round.... love that doubled up strum 'chick-achik-achikachikchika chiik'.... great stuff and a top mix to boot..... excellent, regards M
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
I lost the key...
... he keeps knocking, but he aint coming out!
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magnatone said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
oh YAY - a new upload from Steve! This is the kind of quality that consistently characterizes your awesome music. You're just incredibly talented in all the areas that go into making music - this is fabulous! So nice to see you back here!
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Thanks M
you are very kind !
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PeterB7858 said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
Great intro draws you in. Wonderful full, balanced mix is a fine showcase for the classic rock arrangement. Ticks all the boxes! Well done. Regards, Peter.
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Thanks Peter
Loved your latest track
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peacepiano said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
New tune
Lyrics may be inspired by '80s but it sounds a lot like today. Nice to hear a fresh tune from you! Great stuff.
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
80s
... ah, best years of my youth !
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Vic Holman said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
excellent rocker steve. the chorus blows me away
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jiguma said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Steve!
Excellent to hear something new from you. This is really good (consider "really" to be underlined!). It seems my memories of how much I like your music are not at all inappropriate. Love the "yeah yeah yeah" line, just shows your confidence that you pull that off so well.
Absolutely love this. Downloaded with many thanks.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Cheers Neil
Nice to hear from you, and great to hear something new from you. Im never comfortable with yeahs, but they seemed to fit this.
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Dadai.2 said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Bowie indeed...
You got his vocal/lyric/song-sound nailed down tight. This is his vibe through you. Cool, and quite good song. Make that, a really good song.

Wow...
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gadzooks said 1438 days ago (May 19th, 2013)
Isolation
Fabulous recording and performance ... a real treat!
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Garni said 1437 days ago (May 20th, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
An awesome piece. Thank you for the download.

G-)
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Thanks G
Loooved your latest, a fantastic piece of music.
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Bowman said 1436 days ago (May 21st, 2013)
I think David
would be wise to once in a while tune in to you Steve.
A tight, perfectly constructed classic from start to end.
Cheers,
Charlie
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echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Thanks Charlie
Man, one day we gotta collab ....
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ktb said 1436 days ago (May 21st, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
Love it. I think someone already said it, - you should be selling millions. Just terrific song smithing Steve. Great to hear a new ER post.
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echoroom said 1431 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Cheers Karma
thanks for stopping by
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Leon said 1436 days ago (May 22nd, 2013)
Yes, glad to see you out of isolation!
Awesome to hear your voice and music again! Been away myself, but always longing to hear those voices that made Macjams always a great place to hang out at. You obviously haven't lost your sound and magic!
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echoroom said 1435 days ago (May 22nd, 2013)
Thank you!
guys
Thanks for all the kind words. im travelling with my day job all week, so will respond when i get home!
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echoroom said 1431 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Ypur voice!
Leon, just checked out your latest track, you make me sound like ive got nodules! Great to hear from you buddy, hope all is well in your world.
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rok41 said 1435 days ago (May 22nd, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
Excellent all the way round, great lyric, melody, arrangement and mix. Killer!
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echoroom said 1431 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
yeah but
... not as huge as your latest. kudos.
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Sigmund said 1434 days ago (May 23rd, 2013)
Sweet Isolation
Definitely shades of Bowie - shades of the 80's - so well done and a lot of fun to listen to - enjoyed!
Sig
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echoroom said 1431 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
thanks sigmund
Can i support you if you tour?
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bud said 1433 days ago (May 24th, 2013)
expected this to be great
and I wasn't let down. excellent track - all around top notch work. the drums are killer - guitars are sweet and your vocals superb as usual. supersolid.
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echoroom said 1431 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Ta bud
I usually struggle with the bass and drums, but the bass drum in particular finally manages to get through the usual fog.
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egobandit said 1433 days ago (May 24th, 2013)
sweet isolation
hardwired been feeling that way lately, this really drives its tight and complete incredible music a download for me thanks!
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Trillian said 1433 days ago (May 24th, 2013)
Like it very much!!! Liked Bowie too...
Ziggy Stardust ~ ; ) Wish I could locate a copy of the documentary film, "Bowie" that I saw in the theatre in Burlington, Vermont in (OMG! '84 , '85? Anyway, echoroom, always fancy your particular penchant for thought provoking lyrics, and love your musical ability and vocals ~ you have one of those voices that has real character, but still manages to remain on key. I enjoy your music very much.
echoroom said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Dont panic!
Thanks Trillian - I was just at a Bowie exhibition in London, hence the inspiration!
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MarkHolbrook said 1433 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Takes me right
to bowie! I agree this is simply right on great! Very nicely done!
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echoroom said 1431 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Cheers Mark
I wonder what Dave would say?
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maxruehl said 1432 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
Sounds like...
Bowie...with a little dash of Lou Reed.:) I like it.
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echoroom said 1431 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Bowie with Lou...
its Transformer!
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FEEL said 1431 days ago (May 26th, 2013)
What a rocker
Nice changes through out. Your songs amaze me. Enjoyed the music, lyrics and those strong vocals. Cool guitar too.
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echoroom said 1431 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Its all fake!
The guitar i mean. im real. i think.
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Ed Hannifin said 1430 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
A long time ago...
There was a time when I didn't 'get' or like Bowie, and I had a college suite-mate who was a super business major who thought Bowie was a god...he made me read what I remember as a Playboy interview in which Bowie claimed to be able to make a lyric out of anything, any random phrases...

Thus, I come upon this song and it strikes me as very much in the Bowie lyrical tradition...

Then add in those whoa-ohs in the background and the guitar bits, and, seriously, you just MIGHT be able to sneak this onto a Bowie rarities box set before anyone notices...

Seriously, Steve, this sounds terrific, and it's both a great 'inspired by' piece and just a neat stand-on-its-own song...

Plus, as others are saying, it's terrific to hear something new from you...
CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1430 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
sweet isolation
nice tight intro. cool guitar tones. foot tappy. vox work very well. solo works well. keeps moving along and avoids any ruts.
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Thetau said 1412 days ago (June 14th, 2013)
Hardwired
Very nice every part of it.
Russ :)

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Estella said 1402 days ago (June 24th, 2013)
Sweet Isolation - great lyrics...
I was listening to a couple of your songs on itunes, which brought me back to macjams, and to this. Always a sure bet to listen to one of your songs. Thanks for this one!
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