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Man In The Street (with PeterB7858 and Jiguma)


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Philip18

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Another collab between Philip Gardner, Peter Bowen and Neil Porter - along with a couple of our good friends! We hope you enjoy it!

Words and Music by Philip Gardner, Peter Bowen and Neil Porter

Philip Gardner: electric guitars and vocal
Peter Bowen: acoustic guitar, backing vocal, mix and master
Neil Porter: bass
John Paxinos: keys
Peter Thorneycroft: harp

The painting is called "Collins Street 5pm". It was painted by Australian artist John Brack (1920 - 1999). It is a view of rush hour in post-war Melbourne and was a comment on the conformity of everyday life.
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Lyrics
Man in The Street

There’s an eagle up above me, and a snake in the grass
Better be careful or it’s me they’ll harass
It’s a jungle out there and it’s full of deceit
In this wild, wild world, I’m just a Man in the Street

I met a goanna in a Saville Row suit
When I ran for the hills he was hot in pursuit
A disturbing encounter, I don’t want to repeat
In this bad, bad world, I’m just a Man in the Street

Though I’m trying to take the right path
I don’t know which way to turn
Dingoes and crocodiles
Good guys are hard to discern

The redbacks in Canberra on soft leather seats
Passing some new laws I am feeling the heat
The Sergeant at Arms says his orders are clear
That man in the street he is not allowed here

Though I'm trying to take the right path
I don't know which way to turn
And it seems like I am passing
The point of no return

Great white bull shark tax man thief
Taking a bite while they carve up the Reef
You can shout till you’re blue they wanna see your defeat
This is telling the story of the Man in the Street

In this wild wild, I’m just a Man in the Street
In this bad, bad world, I’m just a Man in the Street


A few explanations:
Dingo – wild dog
Redback – the redback spider is particularly venomous.
Canberra – capital city of Australia where the national parliament is located
The Reef – The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder that requires constant protection – which not all politicians seem to realize.
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Comments: 34
Fans: 18
Plays: 86
Downloads: 15
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Uploaded: May 29, 2015 - 06:44:37 AM
Last Updated: May 29, 2015 - 08:03:01 AM Last Played: Jun 04, 2017 - 08:27:44 PM
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Comments
say said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
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I like this easygoing music love the groove! combined with the serious lyrics makes it interesting!! You sing great! Way to go ! Thankyou, my pleasure hearing you'll !
Philip18 said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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say said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
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will you pass this on to Neil , cheers from Helena
http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/watch-neil-youngs-new-video-68712
Philip18 said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
Neil
Will be calling in here at some stage...
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Sigmund said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
Man In The Street
IT makes sense that you guys would do a collab or two together, and clearly there is some chemistry going on here. Nice guitar work on this Philip; Neil you can hold down the rumble with the beat of them, and Peter - showing off some great production skills on this one. Cool song, enjoyable listen, and a well done collab - congrats!
Sig
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Philip18 said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Sig. It did take us a while to get it all together, but I'm certainly happy with the result.
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jiguma said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
:)
Thanks for the tweak Peter - much better. Nice input from "newbies" John and Peter. Drums came up well, as did the guitars of course.
Thanks for including me. And thanks for the vid link Helena.
Neil

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Philip18 said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
:)
The bass line really helps to drive things, Neil. It gives a sense of urgency to it, I think. Ideas for the next one?
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PeterB7858 said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
Man In The Street
That man in the street sure has got some troubles. A pleasure, as always, to work with Philip and Neil on this project. John and Peter T filled things out nicely, too. The great South Band is expanding! May there be many more! Thanks, Peter.
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Philip18 said 877 days ago (May 29th, 2015)
Expanding
The repertoire is growing! Neil's turn next? Maybe something on land developers?
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gadzooks said 876 days ago (May 30th, 2015)
Man In The Street
You guys have something clicking out there in Ausiland ...... great groove and performance all around .. and a real good mix! Love that overdriven harp .... and Neil, great bass playing. Look forward to more from The Great South Band!
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Philip18 said 876 days ago (May 30th, 2015)
Thanks
Thanks for the compliments, Stan - they are much appreciated. Thorn has some neat stuff for getting the overdrive sound on his harp solo - I do love the wail that starts the solo!
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alackbass said 876 days ago (May 30th, 2015)
Man In The Street
Outstanding! Great rocker. So well produced! Downloaded for certain!
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Philip18 said 876 days ago (May 30th, 2015)
Thanks
That's good to hear, Andrew! Thanks again for your support!
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KCsGROOVE said 876 days ago (May 31st, 2015)
man in the street
good to see the Ozzies gathering together again :-)
cool rocker.
I like the warm mix!
fine playing and singing
has a bit of a JJ Cale vibe
good one!
KC
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Philip18 said 875 days ago (May 31st, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, KC. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to leave a comment - much appreciated!
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Dadai.2 said 875 days ago (May 31st, 2015)
rock and...
rollll...

Coming back to comment. This one has all the ingredients - classic driving rock and roll beat, clean instrumentation (love the guitar), great harp break (a favorite of mine), and Phil - your perfectly delivered not over the top vocal. Great song, great band...
Philip18 said 875 days ago (May 31st, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you came back to comment, Jack - your compliments are inspiring and much appreciated!
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mystrag said 875 days ago (June 1st, 2015)
Most excellent
You guys are getting more and more cohesive song by song. A great effort. So when is the next tour date? :) Cheers.
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Philip18 said 875 days ago (June 1st, 2015)
More cohesive
It must be all the practice we do! Thanks for stopping by and for the comment - much appreciated! Next tour? Probably a good idea to meet each other first, but you never know what's ahead!
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Cheeto said 873 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
Most excellent indeed...
what a great lil jam this is!
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Philip18 said 873 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
Great jam
Thanks for stopping by, Paul - much appreciated!
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VicDiesel said 873 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
It's a five-o-clock world
Wonderful song. I love the performances, and the mix sounds great.
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Philip18 said 872 days ago (June 3rd, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Vic. Thanks for listening and for the positive comment - much appreciated!
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RichardSchletty said 873 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
You be rockin'
Nice smooth groove. Mellow but confident lead singing with bright harmonies. Mean harp! Nice wordplay. Love it.
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Philip18 said 872 days ago (June 3rd, 2015)
Thanks
That's good to hear, Richard. Thanks for stopping by!
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Narad said 873 days ago (June 3rd, 2015)
Man In The Street
Excellent mix and performance ! Bravo ! :)
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Philip18 said 872 days ago (June 3rd, 2015)
Thanks
Thanks for listening, Harald, and for the supportive comment - much appreciated!
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abzwork said 871 days ago (June 5th, 2015)
Man In...
Ok gents...just cookin'right along...and first, the vocals are excellent..everything is mixed so nice, it sounds like a movie, I can see everything clearly here...no less than I expected of course!..cheers:):):) Abz
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Philip18 said 870 days ago (June 5th, 2015)
Thanks
I appreciate your support and positive comments, Erin. Thanks for stopping by!
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Bob Rodgers said 865 days ago (June 11th, 2015)
Time
for me to catch up with songs I've missed.

I really like the up tempo groove here with the bass and drums driving it along nicely.
A great vocal Philip and everything is mixed together really well. I love the harp and keys.
A fine song and production, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Philip18 said 864 days ago (June 11th, 2015)
Thanks
Good to hear from you Bob! Your positive comments are much appreciated!
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tmcfate said 864 days ago (June 11th, 2015)
man
I admire you and your collaborations. Great to have more than one influence.This song works well and the playing is tight and punchy. nice tune.
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Philip18 said 863 days ago (June 12th, 2015)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Tim. Yes. collabs do mean a wider perspective on how the song might sound. Thanks for stopping by!
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Name: Philip Gardner
Location: Melbourne Victoria Australia
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Played folk guitar then learnt jazz guitar in the 70s. Worked in folk joints, then pubs, restaurants and reception centres in bands, duos or solo. Now enjoying the opportunities that the digital age supplies to write and record.... [see more]

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