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The Hunt


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grah3am

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Calvary Cross meets Albatross. Join the human race and take part in the hunt for success. I borrowed a line from my last song (Thank You) for the last bit.
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Lyrics
Everything in its place
All ready for the race
Do you have the wherewithal?
Should we wait for night to fall
To join the hunt?

Everything in its place
Let us prey.
Join the hunt

Song Stats
Hits: 1989
Comments: 34
Fans: 22
Plays: 103
Downloads: 39
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 20, 2013 - 12:03:34 PM
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2013 - 01:56:15 PM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 08:57:33 AM
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Hardware:
SX guitars, M Audio keyboard
Software:
GB 11
Comments
alackbass said 1400 days ago (October 20th, 2013)
The Hunt
Yup! Genius! Downloaded!
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grah3am said 1400 days ago (October 20th, 2013)
Thanks, Andrew
It's not exactly original, but I like the minimalist aspect. John Lennon was really onto something with the style of the Ono Band album (check out Bowie's remake of "Space Oddity", for example), but he abandoned it. The next time I heard anything similar was on Richard Thompson's "Calvary Cross" and "Pour down Like silver" tracks. Then, years later, "Shoot Out The Lights." Anyway, cheers for listening and faving it, Andrew.
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peacepiano said 1400 days ago (October 20th, 2013)
Hunting
Are we ready? I don't know, but its a great slow tune. Thanks for posting.
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grah3am said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Thanks for listening
You can hear how to do this sort of thing properly on RT's and JL's albums, but it's always fun to emulate your heroes.
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sammydix said 1400 days ago (October 20th, 2013)
The Hunt
liked that minor to major change right at the opening. almost "Mother-ish" in the pace. silky harms.
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grah3am said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Yeah, Sam
I like that bit. I wondered about simply double - tracking the vocals, but decided not to, just to make it a bit different to the music I was stealing, I mean, paying homage to. Thank you for your time, Mr D.
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DWL said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
I can hear
the Lennon minimalism and it works really well.

The harmonies sort of deflect a little of the sparseness but it's very effective.

Loved the lyrics.

A fine piece of work indeed.

Cheers

Dick
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grah3am said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Thanks, Dick.
And thanks for checking out Mark's stuff - he's been great since I was at Grammar School with him. Re this song: I wanted just one guitar, but I'm not that good!
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Narad said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
The Hunt
Great listen ! Much enjoyed ! :)
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grah3am said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Minimal
is what it is, but it has a certain something that I like. And I'm glad you liked it, too, Narad.
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stevel said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Cool
Can definitely hear the Thompson Calvary cross influence, also a little bit of chris Stamey and big star maybe. Got a nice laid back groove to it
Cheers
Steve
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grah3am said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Cheers, Steve
I must give Big Star another listen. I don't know their songs as well as I do Mr Thompson's.
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Philip18 said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
The hunt
Strong lyrics and the approach suits them well. I enjoyed this one, Graham, although I wouldn't have minded a guitar solo over the last part, either :-)
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grah3am said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Good idea
Why didn't I think of that? Thanks for the sensible advice, Philip.
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Les_Kloo said 1399 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Preying
Yessir. Should be a big hit here at MJ. Your vocals are excellent. The sparseness works perfectly. I can't imagine anything better as far as arrangement. I guess I could imagine magnifying the ending and let it break through into anthemic territory, reverbing the drums out more and more, bringing in the walla sound. But then again.... Also, tip o' the hat for writing lyrics about something worth writing about.
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grah3am said 1398 days ago (October 22nd, 2013)
Ta, Les
I think between you, you and Philip have mapped out Hunt Mark 2 for me. I was thinking of removing almost everything at some point and just have the kick drum reverberate (not sure where yet) and adding more guitar at the end.
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PeterB7858 said 1398 days ago (October 22nd, 2013)
Long Shadows
Great sounding track, Graham. Sparse but lush and warm at the same time. Nice harmonies. Fine post. Thanks, Peter.
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grah3am said 1398 days ago (October 22nd, 2013)
Sparse and lush
That's an interesting combo. When I revamp this, it will have less instrumentation and more harmonies. but no more lyrics. That should work. Thanks for listening, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1398 days ago (October 22nd, 2013)
the hunt
excellent!
everything is in its place. nice guitar tones i like that you added some reverb on the drums. some cool '70's inspirations here. maybe a bit lennon and badfinger as example.... classic!
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grah3am said 1397 days ago (October 23rd, 2013)
Badfinger!
My favourite band from the early 70's. Killer singles. Glad you liked it, Vic.
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KCsGROOVE said 1395 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
the hunt
what a cool song
already dug the first guitarnotes and then the great harmonies came in :-)
really good stuff
gonna grab me a copy
thanks!
KC
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grah3am said 1395 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
Help yourself
You're welcome, KC.
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egobandit said 1395 days ago (October 25th, 2013)
man
You turn these out and always top notch, like when you sing join the hunt!
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grah3am said 1394 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
Tally Ho!
I hate getting up in the morning to join the hunt. I'd rather get up and water the garden. Still, it's a living. Thanks for stopping by, Mr E.
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Char said 1393 days ago (October 27th, 2013)
Sounds
terrific. Charming vocals. You nailed it. Thanks.
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grah3am said 1393 days ago (October 27th, 2013)
(Groucho voice) Thank YOU
Thanks to you and all the wonderful MacJammers here, my tune is at the top of the favourites list for a day. I can bask in glory or simply count the millions that are flooding in as a result.
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groovehounds said 1393 days ago (October 27th, 2013)
The Hunt
This is excellent Graham ... I like the big bass drum ... great guitar playing
and vocals ... you're really pumpin' them out .... good song writing.
Hounds
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grah3am said 1393 days ago (October 27th, 2013)
Cheers, Hounds
I already revamped it a bit - even sparcer, but with more guitar in the intro and outro. Thanks for listening.
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FEEL said 1386 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Nice mix
I especially like the vocals that have a Beatles vibe to them. The guitars match the vocals well and the simplicity in the drums really make the rest of the song shine.
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grah3am said 1384 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Thanks, Mr Feel
Your recent collab with Sam is outstanding.
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J_Gretch said 1381 days ago (November 8th, 2013)
The Hunt
Cool harmonies throughout.I like the way you let it breathe at times...much enjoyed.
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grah3am said 1380 days ago (November 9th, 2013)
I like breathing
I tend to jam kitchen sinks in at every opportunity, but deliberately avoided it this time. How's the new Hammer coming?
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sschedra said 1379 days ago (November 10th, 2013)
Graham
Brings me back. You have a real late 60's vibe going here. Like it a lot.
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grah3am said 1359 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Late 60's
Thanks, Sschedra. I'm after an early 70's Badfinger sound these days. (I just watched the finale of "Breaking Bad."!)
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Name: Graham Exton
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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