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Dogs of War


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grah3am

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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MacJams is knackered again, isn't it?
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Dogs of War
(Featuring the Puppies of Pandemonium)

Hungry wolves are at the door
People dying by the score
The wealthy prey upon the poor
Beware, there's word of war

See the dirt upon the floor
Listen to the liars' roar
Feel the fever more and more
We stumble through the fog of war

See your life on distant shore
Feel the pain you can't ignore
Touch the spot that still is sore
Hear the howling dogs of war

Fear the howling dogs of war
Song Stats
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Comments: 15
Fans: 10
Plays: 36
Downloads: 5
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Apr 09, 2016 - 03:13:02 PM
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2016 - 03:13:02 PM Last Played: Mar 23, 2017 - 11:24:25 AM
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sammydix said 501 days ago (April 9th, 2016)
This
came together fairly fast, yet no quality loss. If you really stripped this down to bare melody, I think it would fit a medieval troubadour, traveling minstrel type song. I picture a bard having a grand evening of entertaining.
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grah3am said 500 days ago (April 10th, 2016)
I agree
It would work with a guitar and a violin, mandolin, second guitar, accordion and so on. I'm seeing the links between prog and folk more and more these days.
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KCsGROOVE said 499 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
dogs of war
I like this song
cool guitar and basswork
enjoyed
KC
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grah3am said 499 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Cheers, KC
The McNair samples aren't as good as the real thing, but are better than loops.
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Warren Smith said 499 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Likes and dislikes
There's a lot to like here. A catchy melody. An agile musical structure that strongly reinforces itself after the festive break. An ominous theme. Slick guitar touches teasing out the score. And the piling up of rhymes on the word "war." What I don't like is the restrained vocal. It diminishes the theme. It should be howling, not hiding. (Of course, this is simply my viewpoint, but I want to turn the volume up on the singing .. or bring it more forward .. or add a couple of screams .. or something.)
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grah3am said 499 days ago (April 11th, 2016)
Fair enough
If MJ was working properly, you may have seen the "in progress" note. I had many attempts to load this one before it worked. Anyway, I appreciate the comments and will continue to work on this one. I like it too.
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mystrag said 498 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
Dogs of War
Brilliant guitar work. Also enjoyed your vocal very much, as I always do. I wish there was a little more variation or coda at the end, but still a great prog-folk-rock. Cheers.
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grah3am said 498 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
Still working
There's a transition towards the end that I haven't figured out yet. It will probably start all acoustic before crashing into the finale. The "Puppies" section needs an intro too. I put it on MJ to get useful feedback like yours, so thanks.
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PeterB7858 said 497 days ago (April 13th, 2016)
Dogs of War
Evocative lyrics and I like the main verse melody/progression (it reminds me of another song but I can't lock it in and it will bug me for the rest of the day...). And I like the acoustic interlude, especially the musicianship, but I'm not really sure how it relates to the theme. In progress, I know, but I also agree with the mix comments. I will be keen to hear the final product. Thanks.
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grah3am said 497 days ago (April 13th, 2016)
Pink Floyd
"On the Turning Away" is the closest I can get. The chords are similar, but the rhythms very different. The Puppies section will also rhyme with "war", and will be something on the lines of "Do you remember how it was before?" Thanks for listening, Peter.
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PeterB7858 said 496 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
Finally...
Finally worked it out... There is an award-winning Danish/Swedish crime series called "The Bridge" that we watched (and loved) and the theme song (wonderful, atmospheric song) from that called "Hollow Talk" has a melody and feel that reminded me a bit of your verses. Well up on your Danish-noir are you? :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy7yuj-UrNI
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grah3am said 496 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
I don't know it.
But I'll check it out.
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grah3am said 496 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
I hear the similar timing
In the phrasing of the lyrics. Fortunately, the melody and arrangement are very different.
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MarkHolbrook said 495 days ago (April 15th, 2016)
Is MacJams ever not
knackered? Good to hear more of your work!!

Awesome...
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grah3am said 495 days ago (April 15th, 2016)
That was frustration
after numerous attempts to upload! Always good to (metaphorically ) see you, Mark.
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Name: Graham Exton
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One - time British comic strip writer, now full - time teacher in the Bahamas. I've been waiting patiently for Apple to come up with Garageband since I had to abandon my Portastudio in the UK. ... [see more]

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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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