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I See Red


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J_Gretch

 Genre: Rock

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My friend Woody and I put this together over the 4th of July weekend.We wanted to do something patriotic and this is what we came up with.As an artist I tend to be tolerant of social change and new ideas but what's happening lately is a little much...Woody is singing,I'm playing and we co-wrote the lyrics.,,Hope you enjoy.
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maybe later
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Hits: 1595
Comments: 43
Fans: 22
Plays: 72
Downloads: 9
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jul 16, 2015 - 09:51:45 AM
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2015 - 09:51:45 AM Last Played: Sep 16, 2017 - 02:46:02 PM
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Comments
sammydix said 827 days ago (July 16th, 2015)
Wonderful
rhythm. I liked it even before the music started. Then Woody came in and I was all the way sold. Love the mix too. Sophisticated sound.
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J_Gretch said 826 days ago (July 17th, 2015)
Thanks Sam
So glad you like it.I almost didn't post it here,,but what the heck...it's only rock-n-roll.Thanks for the comment man, it means a lot.
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Daugrin said 826 days ago (July 17th, 2015)
Social commentary at MJ
Prepare to be snubbed Sir! Dig the alt groove and the reverse verbs. Fab stuff dude.

Daug
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J_Gretch said 826 days ago (July 17th, 2015)
thanks Daug
Yea you may be right...but I hope not.Woody sang his ass off on this one and I'm trying to step outside the "classic rock" box.At any rate it was a lot of fun I appreciate your comment more than you know.
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KCsGROOVE said 826 days ago (July 17th, 2015)
I see red
very cool vocals
and great guitars, really dig that psychedelic backwards guit here and there
yeah, dig it!
KC
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J_Gretch said 826 days ago (July 17th, 2015)
thanks KC
That's the first time I've tried a reverse lick riff...tried not to over do it. Good to hear from you, your comment is much appreciated.
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Little_Hooligan said 825 days ago (July 18th, 2015)
I See Red
I agree with you re social change as well now on to the song.. This won me over right off the bat with that cowbell and the chord structure so right on target..Vocals remind me a little of J Mellancamp, but better..Your vocal styling was direct, classic rock style, which is timeless..The lyrics pulled no punches, very well written.. My sincere compliments to you and Woody.. I'd like to share your song on my Facebook account.. I am that moved by it
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Little_Hooligan said 825 days ago (July 18th, 2015)
Woodys singing!!
I was so immersed in the song, I didn't read that it was Woody's singing.. In any event, I loved this rock anthem
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J_Gretch said 825 days ago (July 18th, 2015)
thanks Joyce
Thank you so much for the kind words!I can see Woodys' head swelling up right now as he reads "Mellancamp,but better" :) So glad that you got this one.Feel free to share all you like,,hey that's the best inspiration an artist can get...Thanks again Joyce
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alley-oop said 825 days ago (July 18th, 2015)
rock'n
nice riffin guitars...smooth...o yea. got a very nice sensibility...catchy all through...hot singing...wowza
nothing says patriotism more than backward guitar solos.
fade is slightly abrupt
real winner here
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J_Gretch said 825 days ago (July 18th, 2015)
thanks AO
Just listened to "Ghost of a chance"...You're good man...Thank you so much for the listen and critique. You are correct sir,,ending could have been better...Thank you so much for your input.
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J.A.Stewart said 822 days ago (July 21st, 2015)
You succeeded
Since this was created to "do something patriotic," you certainly succeeded. A very detail-conscious mix complements Woody's strong, emotional vocal and delivers your message loud and clear. ;)

--- Joe
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J_Gretch said 822 days ago (July 21st, 2015)
thanks Joe
Yea I might have been better off to leave that word out of the description...can't help but feel that some have stayed away from my song.,,,Over the years here on MJ I have commented from the heart on many songs that didn't necessarily represent my views but it just felt good to support fellow musicians and I really do enjoy the music.....Thank you so much for the comment Joe..Means a lot.
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carbon said 822 days ago (July 21st, 2015)
speak your mind
whether i agree with the sentiments of this song or not (and i'm not sure i do... maybe i do... maybe i don't ... i dunno... perhaps posting lyrics would clarify things for me), what cannot be denied is the quality of this song. the production value sounds terrific to my ears and your friend Woody adds some compelling and strong emotion to the song. is there some backwards guitar soloing in there? nice work!
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J_Gretch said 822 days ago (July 21st, 2015)
thanks C
So glad you noticed the production value...Some of you guys around here have really inspired me to work on my mix and mastering skills. As for the sentiments of the song it's just more frustration than anything. I love this country and I'm very grateful for the opportunities that we are afforded.,,,Your comments are much appreciated.Thanks again
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Garni said 821 days ago (July 22nd, 2015)
I see Red
Love this, got me in the opening riff :)
Quality work!!!

G-)
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J_Gretch said 820 days ago (July 23rd, 2015)
thanks G-)
Thanks for stopping by,,,comment much appreciated.
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Philip18 said 801 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
I see red
Love the sounds you get into this. The guitars are great, and there are bits here and there that give it a lift. I'm outside the content so don't really get what's driving that, but it doesn't detract from my enjoyment of the song. I like it!
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J_Gretch said 800 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
thanks Philip
You're a good man Philip...Thanks for the listen and comment.
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Franciscus_Henri said 801 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
Great
Solid sound
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J_Gretch said 800 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
Thanks Franciscus
Thanks for the comment,, much appreciated.
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egobandit said 800 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
seeing red
I hear ya times are dark and getting darker, but remember, where there is dark there must come light
some very tasty guitar leading in this some backwards fx very cool
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J_Gretch said 799 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Thanks E
Guess we dark times to make us appreciate better times.Thanks for the comment man,,,means a lot.
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VicDiesel said 795 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Red
Solid song. Great basic tracks. The guitar in the intro almost sounds reversed. Interesting effect.
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J_Gretch said 790 days ago (August 22nd, 2015)
thanks Vic
Indeed,,I did reverse that one little riff and revisited it a few times...So good to hear from you man. Thanks for stopping by.
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PeterB7858 said 793 days ago (August 19th, 2015)
I See Red
Late to the party, J. Sorry. Great intro. Sounds so solid and in the groove. Woody is inspired. Great key for him. To my mind this is one of the best mixes you guys have put out. High quality rocker. Thanks, guys. Regards, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 790 days ago (August 22nd, 2015)
thanks Peter
Thanks for the kind words Peter,,,quite a few of us have grown over the years...I've learned a lot from you guys.
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Bowman said 789 days ago (August 23rd, 2015)
Has a Stones
in their prime quality and that's good.
A good one J_Gretch,
Charlie
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J_Gretch said 784 days ago (August 28th, 2015)
thanks Charlie
Stones in their prime was some of my favorite vibes...comment much appreciated.
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paul f. page said 789 days ago (August 23rd, 2015)
Rhythm...
...That's what caught me at the top, and it continued through the track. Nice instrumental things going on (is your main guitar always in tune? There are a couple of slightly-off-pitch notes there.) I always have a tough time hearing lyrics, so you might wish to post them...or maybe not. This number strikes me as being really solid and generally very well-balanced.
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J_Gretch said 784 days ago (August 28th, 2015)
thanks Paul
I noticed the pitchy notes after I started mixing it and actually replayed the part a couple of times.I have a very firm playing style and this was done in Drop tuning.Even when I re-played it the same notes wobbled out of pitch.Hindsight I would grab a guitar with heavier gauge strings.Thanks so much for your keen observation and taking time to comment
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Cheeto said 773 days ago (September 8th, 2015)
...SaWEET Indeed....
I dig the groove this song has from start to finish...well done y'all
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J_Gretch said 758 days ago (September 23rd, 2015)
thanks Paul
Thanks for the listen and comment.
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Bob Rodgers said 771 days ago (September 10th, 2015)
A
superb groove with some great guitars. The vocals are top notch and this is a solid rocker.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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J_Gretch said 758 days ago (September 23rd, 2015)
thanks Bob
Thanks so much for the comments,,,much appreciated.
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speedonl said 770 days ago (September 11th, 2015)
Good
enjoyable rock song, like it!
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J_Gretch said 758 days ago (September 23rd, 2015)
thanks man
Glad you like it...I thought your demo was cool too.
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VicDiesel said 768 days ago (September 13th, 2015)
Red
Good groove. Maybe you should post the lyrics. Or not. Maybe we have disagreements about what social change is too much. I hope you're talking about the openly embracing of racism in the repugnican party, right?
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J_Gretch said 758 days ago (September 23rd, 2015)
thanks Vic
glad you like the groove...I really wasn't thinking about a particular political party, and certainly not racism,,,My mom would wash my mouth out with soap for talking like that.
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Ace-T said 765 days ago (September 16th, 2015)
uniqueness
I like that a lot. It got a uniqueness with a Lynrd vibe and it underlines the point you make with the vocals/lyrics as far as I could follow them.
Somehow in this crazy world every common man sees red - every once in the while ☺

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J_Gretch said 758 days ago (September 23rd, 2015)
Thanks -T
Yea...thank God for music, and a way to get it all out every once in a while...thanks again for the comments.
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gadzooks said 758 days ago (September 23rd, 2015)
I See Red
Finally getting around to listening to some tunes and man I am digging this feel. Good mix and I enjoy the guitar placement in the soundscape.
Some backward EFX on the guitar? cool... has to be my fav piece from you guys...
Excellent job fellas!
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FEEL said 587 days ago (March 12th, 2016)
Nice!
Really cool groove that caught my attention right away. I like the effects chosen and that backwards effect adds a really cool vibe. Wow, Woody emotes well and has such a wonderful voice. I like the break where the band somewhat drops out and Woody delivers the message. I bet you guys are super happy with the results. Thanks for sharing.
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