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Forbidden Collaboration with Vic Holman & Lester Long


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FEEL

 Genre: Progressive Rock

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I had been working on this project for some time now and managed to hit a dead end. The progression is quite odd and the changes and tempo involve wrapping the brain around. I've been wanting to collaborate for quite some time with Vic Holman. He is a talent and I knew he could come up with something to this odd progression. Vic wrote the lyrics and vocal melody and did an outstanding job singing the tune... not only did he do the vox but he added guitar parts through out. A special thanks to Lester Long, he created the key sections during the chorus. I want to apologize to Vic and Lester for sending something like this to deal with. What an ice breaker.

The subject matter was Vic's idea and has been posted around macjams lately in the forum section. An odd phenomena has occurred that happens to members of this community. Something must be done! or should it? Maybe it's part of life and learning to deal with it is the battle. I'll let Vic explain....

A lot going on.

Vic Holman on Guitars, Vocals, Vocal Melody and Lyrics
Lester Long on Keys
John Luper on Guitars, Drum Arrangement, Bass Arrangement, Other Keys, Mix

Thanks for your time, it's greatly appreciated.
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Lyrics
Forbidden

can you imagine my impression
I read you like a page
it’s your expression that I’m reading
that makes me go away
leaves me wonderin’ and a thinkin’
that forbidden kills the day

I can look but dare not to touch
in your fragile state you’re out of luck
downward spiral i can only watch
I can only wait

you are forbidden here
you are forbidden here

when you drop your guarded veil
the tension will drop away
i can press your buttons and switches
to hear what you have to say
the forbidden fruit was within my reach
back in the golden day

I can look but dare not to touch
in your fragile state you’re out of luck
downward spiral i can only watch
I can only wait

i have been denied many times before
forbidden is the word
that keeps me coming back for more
how many times do I have to come and knock at the door
forbidden is the word that keeps me wanting more

Vic Holman
Song Stats
Hits: 2564
Comments: 52
Fans: 31
Plays: 376
Downloads: 31

Uploaded: Feb 20, 2014 - 09:36:14 PM
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2014 - 09:36:14 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 10:03:46 AM
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Comments
JakesterL said 1251 days ago (February 20th, 2014)
A lot of fun man
John as always it was great working with you man. I think it came out great! That was one tough tune, Vic did an outstanding job threading the needle on that one.
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FEEL said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
That's you right?
I appreciate the help Lester, I'll have to corner you when you have more time.
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Kicbal said 1251 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
I can follow this
Love the oddness most about this song. Lots of interesting collisions of sound happening here.
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FEEL said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
Thanks man
For dropping by and understanding.
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lengold said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
Loving this
and especially the lead guitar.
Cheers
Len

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FEEL said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
Which one Len?
Just kidding, thanks for the listen.
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magnatone said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
Forbidden
heh - well this is sensational! (love the theme!)
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FEEL said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
Thanks Karen
Means a lot
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sammydix said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
certainly
appropriate since that's exactly what i got the first two times i tried to listen. commenting now while the gettin's good.
sounds like Vic and Lester latched right on. seemless.
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FEEL said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
Sam
I'm glad you finally got through, wouldn't be the same without you. Agreed, they wrapped themselves up in this.
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867-5309 said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
nice
Happening ! . . .
forbidden is kind of like"Obey"
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FEEL said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
Scott
Thanks so much for dropping by and listening.
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Vic Holman said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
forbidden
this turned out great john. it has been a long time dream to play with john. the time finally came.

with the forbidden message coming up for a long time, i thought it would make for a good lyric... of course i set them up so they can take on a different meaning depending on how you read them.
i spent several evenings working out guitar solos (first and last) however i thought i was coming to close to John's solo (mid song) so i pulled out my '70's morley wah and it was a first take, as was the last solo.
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FEEL said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
I'm happy with the result
You did good Vic, once again you show your skills. We'll have to try this again if you're game.
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KCsGROOVE said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
forbidden collab
very cool guitarwork, guys
has a slight psychedelic touch.....
dig the vocals too
thanks for the download :-)
Enjoyed!
KC
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FEEL said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
KC
Thanks man for the listen and comments. Yeah a little psychedelic meets progressive I think.
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Daugrin said 1250 days ago (February 21st, 2014)
Forbidden
~~~~~Great job... free playing and interesting arrangement. More please!

Daug
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FEEL said 1249 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
I thought you would like this
Thanks for the listen!
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rok41 said 1250 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Forbidden
John, I'm really digging your sound as of late..it has taken a different turn. A little more psychedelic at it's core. Vic is the perfect collab partner for something like this and the fact that two really good guitarists are joining forces on this makes it a "must listen".
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FEEL said 1249 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Chris
I try different styles since a lot of my stuff starts to sound the same. We could have cut half the tracks out of this song but it's always nice too hear every ones take and didn't want to omit those ideas. Having Vic and Lester contribute changes the feel and now it's ours. After a couple of passes It makes more sense. That's what I do a lot when listening to new music. Thanks for the listen and input.
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groovehounds said 1249 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Forbidden Planet (SRC 2013)
This is psychedelic ... trippy ... it even has the 70's synth sound ... bass reminds me of late 60's Beatles. Love the wha! Some great guitar playing.
The tone on that lead remind me of the tone on Steely Dan's realin' in the years ... excellent vocals Vic ... another impressive macjams collab!
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Thank you GH
For the listen and comments. The 7 D's will never die!
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Dadai.2 said 1249 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
John...
that's some rich, fat guitar sound you got going there. Cool.

Forbidden to be so good on guitar and putting out such a great tune. Thanks.
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Jack
Great to see you hear. We appreciate the kind comments.
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ShadowofNine said 1249 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Forbidden Collaboration
Has many great elements a prog beauty, Bravo
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Yes
Prog is why we we're shooting for. We appreciate the visit, means a lot.
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PeterB7858 said 1249 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Forbidden
Agree with the 70's psychedelic wash. It reminds me of something that I can't place my finger on. A creative use of time and tone, and talents, John. Vic and Lester are along for the ride big time. I'm happy to be sitting in the audience. Take care, Peter.
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Peter
Don't you hate it when you can't quite pin point it. I'm sure it's all influence. Thanks for the review, speaking in behalf of the others, we appreciate the listen.
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davisamerica2 said 1249 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Forbidden (is always sweet!)
Once you get your brain wrapped around this, prepare yourself for a ride! Love the vocals and music. Great post, John, and all involved!
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
That's about right Terry
thanks for giving this a chance. Means a lot.
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Garni said 1249 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Forbidden
A great collaboration you guys got going.
You hone into the mid 70s sound so well.
Enjoyed.

G-)
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Gerald
Vic, Lester and I appreciate you stopping by and listening.
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Philip18 said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Forbidden
Sort of middle period Beatles, I think. Highly entertaining in all respects, with the guitars being highlights. Excellent!
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Phillip
I think Vic must have added that Beatle vibe, Beatles rule... We'll take it. Thanks for listening.

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DWL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Blimey, it's guitar city!
Lots of good stuff happening here.

Not so much Beatles for me but early Genesis perhaps.

Cheers

Dick

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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Dick
I was shooting for something like that. Progressive seventies feel. Thanks for the listen.
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H3nry said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Forbidden
Nice one. Certainly a lot of different guitars woven together here. This could have easily spun out of control, but y'all pulled it off. It does have a progressive vibe. (How can 40-year old music be "progressive"?)
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Yes started in 68
Crazy huh? Yeah a lot going on almost out of control, could tweak more but anxious to get it posted. Thank you very much for the listen.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Wah wah goodness
Cool song, John. Great collaboration. Reminds me a bit of Manassas.
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FEEL said 1248 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Thank you Tom
I'll have to check them out.
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alackbass said 1247 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Forbidden Collaboration with Vic Holman & Lester Long
There's kind of a San Fran jam band vibe about this. The drums and bass scream The Dead! A cool departure for you both!
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FEEL said 1246 days ago (February 25th, 2014)
Adrew
Thanks for the listen and comments
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Narad said 1245 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Forbidden Collaboration
Great listen ! Thanks for sharing such stuff even if it's forbidden ! :)
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FEEL said 1244 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Narad
I'm so glad that the page loaded and you could experience forbidden music. It means a lot, thanks for dropping by.
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Char said 1244 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
John,
You had me scared to touch it. Wow! You really made a wonderful band, guys. Thanks.
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FEEL said 1243 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
Char
Thanks a bunch from the all of us!
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Charday said 1244 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Bad Ass Colab!
I don't know what to say, you guys nailed this! It's awesome! Jd.
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FEEL said 1243 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
Thank you JD
For the visit and comments. Great to see you hear here.
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Doadars Uncle said 1220 days ago (March 23rd, 2014)
Wild
Energetic! Psychedelic!
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FEEL said 1219 days ago (March 24th, 2014)
Thank you
Doug!
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paralax said 1209 days ago (April 3rd, 2014)
cool song
very deep.great song all around
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FEEL said 1207 days ago (April 5th, 2014)
Thanks Terry!
4 the listen.
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I'm a self taught guitar player who started playing at the age of 13. I mix my guitar progressions together, add lyrics and from that point I'll search for vocal melodies. The music I write is about life experiences and some about random subject mat... [see more]

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