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Inspired by travelling to and from work via the M25 motorway. Thankfully there is an alternate route!
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Hits: 4037
Comments: 33
Fans: 14
Plays: 309
Downloads: 153
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Mar 31, 2007 - 05:46:29 PM
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2007 - 02:50:12 AM Last Played: Mar 20, 2018 - 01:08:35 PM
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said 4102 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
He's baaaaaaaaaaack!
...and sounding better than ever! Glad you're still with us!

And now the music: THIS IS A GEM! The music and production are wonderful and remind me just a little of OYSTERBAND. Excellent lyrics and your vocal delivery is lovely and spot on. I hope you'll stick around this time Peter. Abundant kudos!

Be well!

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Peter Bauckham said 4088 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Thanks Mike
for all your support. Glad you enjoyed the song. I'll try not to leave it so long in future. Peter
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ledebutant said 4102 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Peter
I really loved this one and was singing along by my second listen..."Motorwaaaaaaaaaay." The playing and songwriting are both really tight and your vocal is relaxed and controlled, perfect for the song. I'd love it if you'd post the lyrics.

I could really imagine Morrissey singing this (and having a great big old hit with it, too).



Peter Bauckham said 4102 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Lyrics...
Hello and thanks for your comments. Sorry, I should have posted the lyrics when I uploaded the song - I'll add them if I can. Really pleased you liked it. Peter
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jiguma said 4102 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Good song Peter
Ah the good old M25! Great sounding guitars and vox, and terrific song-writing. The production isn't too shabby either!. Lyrics would be good, as I think some of our non-English speaking friends might miss some nuances ;) The guitar duet sounds excellent. I really like the tempo you've picked for this.
Cheers,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 4102 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Grabbed me by the ears
and kept me on for the ride. crystal clear production. has a nice drive to the beat. really enjoyed this immensly
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Peter Bauckham said 4048 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed this. The song lyric came about because the beat and tempo had a driving feel to it - although I rarely reach that sort of speed on the section of the M25 motorway I travel on!

Peter
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said 4101 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
great mixture
of acoustic and electric, nice driving pace to keep us cruising down the road. Love the vocals.

. - Harold
Peter Bauckham said 4048 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Cheers Harold
I do like lots of jangly guitars. Glad you liked the vocals - I'm getting a bit more confident with singing. Thanks for your comments.

Peter
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musichead said 4101 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
great production
Nice writing!!! I reall yliked the lead guitar sound.
The song keeps moving. Nice job!!
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echoroom said 4101 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
Hey pete
... I share your pain, man! This has a great feel, kinda REM guitar which I love, with a folk lilt to it.

Your voice reminds me of someone, can't quite place it, but I like the fact that you're singing in your own accent.

The track actaully reminds me of the Blue Aeroplanes ... remember them?

Nice production, and lovely guitar playing - great work!

Steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4048 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
REM!
Yes, my guitar style is a bit REM (not that I have a problem with that) - I'm not trying to copy them - it's just a natural picking patern for me. I remember the name 'Blue Aeroplanes' but don't recall their music - I'll have to check them out. Thanks for listening.

Peter
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fishboisfo said 4101 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
hello
I really, really enjoyed and appreciated this -- thank you !!
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Peter Bauckham said 4048 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
And
thank you for droping by and listening. Peter
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stevewhit said 4100 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
Hi Peter!
This sounds really good, I like your voice. I'll probably have this melody ringing around my head as I'm travelling to work along the M62 (not quite as bad but near enough at times).
So glad Amagi sent me an email about you. will check out more later
Thanks again

Steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4048 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Hi Steve
I'm a sucker for a catchy tune so I hope this one sticks with you! Thanks for checking it out.

Peter
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stevel said 4088 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Gridlock blues!
Nice track Peter...reminds me musically of Robyn Hitchcock/Peter Buck collaboration (I think they worked together on a recent album..my mate got to see them live and meet them in Norwich a few weeks back). Its good that you are tackling society's annoyances in your writing...picking up the baton from the much missed UK MJ artist El Topo!
Steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4082 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
Thanks Steve
I very much liked El Topo too - One of your suggestions as I remember. Thanks for listening. Peter
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scratch_harris said 4075 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Made me happy
Made me think.
Lovely crisp production BTW.

Thanks
Jon
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Peter Bauckham said 4075 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Thanks
I was stuck on the M25 today for ages - All the alternate routes were just a bad. What a journey! At least it gave me time to listen to some CDs... Thanks for listening.
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five_extra_arms said 4029 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Paths Crossed
Although we're on different continents, I keep crossing paths with you in so many ways. I agree with the REM/Peter Buck comments and the Robyn Hitchcock too. I also heard Mike Oldfield in the leads at the very end of the song. How bizarre is that?

More than any comment posted before mine, I think that ledebutant really heard what I heard in this entire tune. I really thought it was a Smiths tune that just turned up. Enough comparisons. It's a wonderfilled song. Every element has a real significance that would hurt the song if it weren't there.

This is such a great song and I'm so glad our paths crossed again.


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Peter Bauckham said 4028 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Thanks
I'm glad you enjoyed this one - another one of my rants! I'm flattered with all the comparisons - I guess you get influenced by so many people in one way or another... I really like both REM and The Smiths and jangly guitar music in general - always like that aspect of Mike Oldfield's work too. Hope our paths cross again.

Peter

And there are even more roadworks on the M25 Motorway - for 70 weeks...!
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said 4026 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
I've been singing this all week..
.. and I love it. Though I sing it in a country twang (I've no idea why as I'm from Buckinghamshire). Terrific song and the instrumentation is beautiful. I'd love a go at recording a vocal for this.
Peter Bauckham said 4025 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Thanks
Nice to see this is sticking with you - I'm a sucker for a catchy tune! I'm sure I could sort out the backing track (although I'm not sure at what stage I mixed the vocals in) as a wav file if you're interested in doing your own thing with it. I recorded it my Boss 16-track, so I'm a bit limited as to what I can do with it (I could do a 320kb MP3 which would be e-mailable). I assume the WAV file is about 50mb so I'd have to burn it on a disc - but I'm happy to do so. Send me an e-mail if you're interested.

Thanks, Peter
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Doug Somers said 3925 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Great 'road music'
The jangly guitars work well for me in this piece. Good pacing, singing and production. This is a tune that sticks with you. Thanks for sharing it.
Doug
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Peter Bauckham said 3925 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
I think
whatever they do we'll be stuck with endless traffic jams - the amount of traffic here in Dartford is awful most of the time. Anyway, I picked what I thought was a suitable tempo and a repetitive beat for this and I'm pleased with how it worked out - the lyrics very much relate to my journey to and from work. Thanks for listening.

Peter
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that80sboy said 3785 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
dang man!
came back for a listen of more of your stuff....never fails to please!! it rolls so cleverly....it almost a crime!!
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Peter Bauckham said 3698 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Cheers Mark
I appreciate you checking this one out - I found a very rough instrumental recently that I turned in to this - the drum track very much gave me the inspiration for the rest.

Peter
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said 3644 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
Motorway
Love the guitar chords on this and as usual another great song.
Pete it sounds brilliant. Love all the music, its vey catchy and hypnotic.

Peace Dee xx
Peter Bauckham said 3643 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Dee
I love jangly, guitar pop music. This was one of those songs that I did a 'very' rough demo of to listen to in car - it just sounded like a 'driving' track to me. I think it's a bit hypnotic too. If only driving on the M25 could match the tempo - the roadworks on the stretch I use should be finished this year!

Thanks as ever for listening to my 'oldies'.

Peter
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paralax said 3642 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
very cool
nothing like a good road bashing song very cool.

Terry
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Cori Ander said 3260 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Really nice
Hi, this is really nice music. I've discovered I've listened to your posts way too seldom! I download this one too!
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Peter Bauckham said 3260 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
I appreciate
you taking the time to listen to this 'oldie' and a download is the highest compliment!

Thank you
Peter
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