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This is a revamp of Manhattan Hangs done by Philip (Racerat) - the only things that remain from the original are the drums and a few bits of keyboard. Philip took the track, added all the guitars, some backing vocals, increased the song length and mixed it. I then re-did the main vocal (so if that sounds too loud, that's down to me!).

Not much else to say, other than I love what Philip did with this, and think it's a vast improvement. I dunno what we should call ourselves .. EchoRat? RaceRoom? Maybe Craig and VanDusen..... hmmm, sounds like a law firm ....

Steve
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The usual vague existential musings
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Uploaded: Aug 19, 2007 - 01:36:49 AM
Last Updated: Jul 04, 2010 - 12:56:31 AM Last Played: Aug 23, 2018 - 07:29:45 AM
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ledebutant said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Demo Time!
You guys need to send out a demo. More later.
ledebutant said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Also
I got my vote in before you disabled ratings and you got straight 10's. I actually think the Production rating should have been about 15.
echoroom said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Hells teeth!
You are one fast lady (er, dont take that the wrong way).
I pushed submit, went and had a shave, and you were onto this song! Do you like the growly vocals - does it sound seductive or just asthmatic?

Steve
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ledebutant said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Fast Lady
...I was born in Essex, as you know.

I just happened to check my email at the moment you posted it. Ed is fast asleep on the East Coast, snoring...

Not asthmatic, not a bit. I can't say more than that as I'm a married woman, but those growly bits will make the young girls cry.
ledebutant said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Also,
What kind of maniac goes and has a shave at 7:30 on a Sunday morning with his song halfway posted? I've seen the evidence. You're a morning person, aren't you?
echoroom said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Yup
got that right - Rachels still asleep .. the only reasom I'm not doing any singing is that it'd wake her up! Mind you, I am in bed by 9.30 these days - rock n roll!
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echoroom said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Young girls!
Great! Actually, Rachel likes it when I put on my impression of Christian Bale's 'batman' voice from Batman Begins .... "storm's coming".

Might be too much information there!

Sleep tight

Steve
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william devine said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
hmmm
Batman.


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echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
hey
whaddya mean hhhmmm - I'm a guy, i never really mature past 10 years of age.
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said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
well...er....
...I know I shouldn't be saying this Steve (I am a happily married man after all!), but the growling bits are definitely seductive.

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echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 20th, 2007)
... ..
... any port in a storm, man!
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Vic Holman said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
okay I came crawling out of
the woodwork.

Heck Steve you're making up for lost time.
Really intense, really rawkin', really enough to make one wet they're pants.
At least thats what I hear about the girls in the early Beatle concerts.
And no I'm not a girly in order to stiffle any come back joke.
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echoroom said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Bedwetter
hey Vic - this track is starting to intrude into Holman territory, in its rockingness ... maybe I need to give you a few % royalties.

I often made young girls cry in my youth, but then my mum would put the bag back on my head ...

Steve
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Vic Holman said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
bagism
paper bags are the best! You can draw faces on them.

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gravel doesn't belong on the lawn. especially on mowing day.
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five_extra_arms said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Always Improving
Steve and Phil,

Every step of the way this song grew and grew. I had such a great origins with your first version, Steve and look at it now. You guys did a brilliant job.

If you're looking for a name, maybe you should consider joining the Skank Brothers. With their international popularity, your song just might get some attention under the umbrella of their coolness? Just an idea.

You really made a good decision to redo this song Steve. It really turned into something rather epic in proportion to your other "jingles" you post here.

Hats off to you guys!

Bob
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echoroom said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
gettin' better ...
... maybe the Skunk Bros???? Too cool for school.
Actually, i'm gonna get Phil to redo everysingle track i've posted ... I may never have to mix another song again!

Gotta know your limitations ... mine are mixing and 4 beers.

Shouldn't you be in bed???

Steve
Check out my latest song called Light Sleeper
TheSkankBrothers said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Rock Star Life Style
Much like you, this rocker is usually in a party-like coma after 9:30 any given night. 5:30am smell like coffee in my house.
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echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 20th, 2007)
Yeah
... i pass out without the aid of booze these days!
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dolby said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Oooh...
...I'm relatively early here - America must still be in bed:-))

It's a great song - the original was magic. I'm gonna have to listen to this back to back with the first version before I say which is best - but does it matter, really? This is still stellar!

Complimens on the production to Philip - and the new vocal sounds cracking to me. As a frequesnt user of Ventorlin I can tell you what does and doesn't sound asthmatic - this doesn't!

Will get back to you once I've given this a couple more spins.

Phil
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echoroom said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
singing
To me, the best compliment I can get isn't 'you sound like Bowie', but 'you sound fit'.
However, that just doesnt happen (the latter, the former does all the time).

Hell, i wouldn't have been a singer in a band if i didn't need to be loved.

Personally, I prefer this version, but they are different beasts.

have a good Sunday mornin Phil!

Steve
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said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Sounds.....
Killer! You guys make a great team! Steve, the VOX levels sound good here. Excellent tune, guys!
echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Vox
Thanks - being a singer, i can sometimes push the voice up too high in the mix - thanks Mike!

Steve
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bud said 4138 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Excellent remake of an already great tune
the vocals are spot on and the production is tremendous. I especially like the guitar work here and the stately steady tempo. Nice atmospherics too. On second listen all I can say is this is damn good.
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echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Atmospherics
I love the intro to this ... if i'd the nerve, i'd do a song all like this part, like your current lo-fi adventure. That said, the guitars Philip put onto this are ace - gives it a very widecreen feel.

Thanks Bud - for some 60's drone rock, check out The Black Angels on itunes - I've even managed to get my wife into 'em!

Steve
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said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Great remix!
Everything is polished and sounding grand, does Phil work ina pro studio and raids the premises at night? :)
echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Hah
Not so much a remix, more a heart transplant! I got a noo iron lung! I think Philip slums it on line, and actually Rick Rubin or someone in real life. Thanks Mr. W - looking forward to your next toon

Steve
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SmokeyVW said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
pro
absolutely pro sounding to me.

i really enjoyed listening to this!

& the vocal level is just right.

thanks
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echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 20th, 2007)
Pro!
Who you call a pro! Oh, i taught ya meant ho'! Thanks Bill ... sorry about any misunderstanding ...

Steve
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Mcboy said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
i vote for
racing rat echos......hehhehhe....very nice work indeed....rock ballad....echos of knights in white satin........all thumbs up!
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echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 20th, 2007)
knights...
.. in white satin - thats makes me Justin hayward ... sheeit! Thanks MB -

steve
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Rebsie said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Whooooo!
Well, the growly vocals work for me. Doesn't sound asthmatic to me except the bit where you stop and take a puff of Ventolin. (Just kidding.)

Fabulous track Steve ... it sounds completely pro as far as I'm concerned. Really top notch stuff. It's a great song, great melody, gorgeous vocals, delicious guitars ... what more can one ask?

CD ready and a total delight to listen to.
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echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 20th, 2007)
Hey rebsie...
... Phil did a great job dressing this up to go to the ball, and if you'd take it out, then it's a winner! I'm off to smoke some fags so I can get all growly for you...

Steve
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michael2 said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
nice one
this sounds great. i don't know how you keep your voice sounding so good. the quality of my voice definitely declined after I stopped touring and playing out (who's got time to practice?).

regarding the song, very cool Suede sort of vibe, and I love how the last thing you hear is your voice all low and manly. great job. On a side note, do not be tempted by the obvious (Rat Race) :)
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echoroom said 4137 days ago (August 20th, 2007)
manly vocals..
.. just like my handshake! Thanks MIke - i love the 'drama' of Suedes music, and there's definately some of that in here!

My singing tips:

1. NEVER sing on a weekday (as my voice is hoarse after work)
2. Smoke ciggies and drink whiskey the night before (tip from an old studio engineer).
3. Sing with one ear out of the headphones.

My voice lasts about half an hour, so I dont do many takes - then it goes.

Feel free to ignore this advice!

Steve
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Macaudion said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
wonderful storytelling...
great great work on this! and certainly, it was a hunk of some pretty amazing work from the begining. can't believe how fast you guys put this stuff together.

glad he didn't touch the drum track (too much, if at all)

awesome guitar work! a pretty impressiv remix!

***both heals in the air*** - i'm blown far away from whence i stood!

love your vocal work, steve! it's always so very right on!

beautiful writing! if i had a tenth of you guy's talent, they'd have to tie me down, and real tight too -- i'd have no life other than music. don't know how you might not do it...

great track!
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echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Two heels up!
Actually, this was done before 'Breathing water', but i wanted to post that song first - so this is really our first collab.

I do think about giving it all up for a life of music, then I look in the mirror - not sure i fit in in a world full of teenage pop wannabe's ... although botox may help!

Ta macca

Steve
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Macaudion said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Hey Steve...
I don't quite understand the B'tox comment, but not to worry, smart music attracts, smart people...

And really, do you want some teenbooper on your trail for a sloppy wet kiss and a silly autograph... Well..., maybe don't answer that...

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I just love music!
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echoroom said 4134 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Macca -
it's for my wrinlkes, the Botox.

I'm at an age where kissing teenagers is a capital offense!
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said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Tight
And great I loved the original, but I must say Mr. racerat Brought this to another level! excellent
echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
I must admit ...
..I've deleted the original from my 'pod in preference to this one ... it's a more aggresive beast, and I didn't want to argue with it!

Steve
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Peter Bauckham said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Great song
sounding better than ever - and I liked it before. Vocals are top notch (and sound just about the right volume to me) and the guitars are excellent too.

Really pro sounding re-working.

Peter
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echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Geetar
hey Pete ... still waiting for your next track! I know, life gets in the way ...

It was great working with a real guitarist ... I've given up now, as Philip's work made me realise that's not where my 'talent' lies (still looking). Anyway, thanks about the vox - I didn't want them to dominate ... well, not all of me did (typical 'singers mix')!
In fgact, the only thing wrong with Phil's mix is the fact I'm sure those vocals weren't quite loud enough...!

Steve
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said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
You sure this isn't playing somewhere
on the radio, as I'm flippin' through the stations in Mustang Sally?! The first was good. This version just took me for a ride!!!! :-) Amazing music! Perfect vocals!
echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
On the radio!
Hey CJ - the onlyradio this plays on is the one in my head ... and it's on permanent loop in my car. Thanks for the great feedback - Phil did such a good job on this, i listen to it and dont even think its me!

Steve
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echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
On the radio!
Hey CJ - the onlyradio this plays on is the one in my head ... and it's on permanent loop in my car. Thanks for the great feedback - Phil did such a good job on this, i listen to it and dont even think its me!

Steve
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DWL said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Feck me, I'm giving up
This is so good.

Stupendous in fact.

I'm lost for words except I'd pay money for this .

Cheers

Dick
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echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Ta Dick
- give us £0.79 and you can download it!

And i haven't invoiced you for MG yet!

ta matey

Steve
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said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Hey!
I still love the original...BUT THIS IS WAY BETTER! Way to rock Phillip! What an excellent collab...Playing and production is outstanding. And your vox is just right Steve! Rock the house dudes!!!

Be well!
echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
2nd time round
I said you were nuts to remix 'Hunted' and was wrong - guess the same applies here! I had some weedy guitars on the original, but nothing like what Philip out down - thanks for checking this out Mike

Steve
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Ed Hannifin said 4137 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Yeah, this puppy....
...is, as they say, "a completely realized production"...or some mess like that...

The vocal is great, and I wouldn't have picked it as a 'typical Steve' vocal...I love the guitar tones Philip is using, including the crackling on some of those slow lines that ride out of the mix... It has that feeling you get when you're in a small room with a tube amp, not all cleaned up...

Every bit of it, from drums to bass to guitars and vocals, perfectly occupies it's musical space and aural space and nothing feels overplayed or oversung or at all excessive...

That would be my only complaint, then...just to prove you're human, the two of you have to do a next collab that's self-indulgent and excessive...AND I WANT MELLOTRON...There, I haven't said THAT in a while... Also, no skimping--get those lyrics posted, and no, I don't want to have to go to the other version to get them...

I hope the two of you are getting satisfaction out of this in proportion to its awesome goodness...

We will leave the discussion of my alleged snoring to another time and venue...

Ed
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echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Hey Ed...
...boy, you're a tough customer. We did discuss the crackling guitar and whether to clean it up ... but liked it messy. I'm intrigued by your comment about this not being a 'usual' vocal from me - i take that as a compliment - i might be strawberry flavour most of the time, but also try to be chocolate now and again.

Mellotron - well, you know, that's not impossible - I sent Phil a cd of The Black Angels, a really 60's sounding group, so it could be on the cards for future tracks . .. we do take requests!

Anyway, aren't you due another song up soon??? get busy!

Steve
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jiguma said 4137 days ago (August 20th, 2007)
Crispy goodness!!
Yeah ............ it's OK I suppose. Can you play "running Bear" though ;)

Seriously though: Excellent performance, production song etc etc. What everyone else said. You sound really fit on this Steve!

Don't go losing each other's emails now will you - great stuff!!

Neil


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echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Dead fit
I can retire now ... Neil thinks I sound fit, and he's a fine, tanned looking man. Just thought, I think we're coming to Australia next year if you want any backing vocals doing!

I'm constantly bothering Philip - I think he's gone radio silent in case it turns out I'm stalking him! We have one more track to do, a collab on an Alex weiler track, and then we'll see where we go ...

Steve
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Leon said 4136 days ago (August 20th, 2007)
wheew...
I gotta go listen to the original to compare the changes made... but this song is smoking... Racerat is an awesome musician no doubt, and Steve adds another layer of musical sheen with his always-passionate vocals.
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echoroom said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Good piccie
That's a fine lookin' new picture, leon - you look very distinguished. i keep trying to change mine, but never get anything I like ... the vivid colours on my current pic cover up all my wrinkles.

Anyway, you are one of the first guys ever to comment on one of my songs back in the old days, so if this meets your approval, I'm happy.

Hope the studying has gone well - get back here soon!

Steve
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MissChaos said 4136 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
tight.
As pro-sounding as they come. It's just a damn fine piece of music, boys. Kudos -- no, make that multikudos! You put all us wanna-be, half-assed hacks to shame. :-)
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echoroom said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
hacks????
Yeah right - i know what you've got up your sleeve, missy, so don't come humble here!

I must admit, I find your new avatar piccie quite, er, well, i'm just gonna go and have a cold shower.

Thanks for popping by Miss C!

Steve
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MissChaos said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
oooh.
careful or I'll sic Bud's avatar on you. :-)

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echoroom said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Sorry
OK OK ... i think it was the fishtail that did it ....
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Feter said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Manhattan Hangs
this is incredible .. Groovey Classic
sound and singing ..just a huge work
and efforts very clear to see here
very nice arrangment .. welldone !!
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echoroom said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Hung out
Thanks feter - Phil put a lot of effort into making me sound good ... i dread working on my own now!

Thanks for listening

Steve
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perceptualvortex said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Sheesh
I snooze for two days, and your song is all commented up and stuff. Holy cow this is good. Great singing, perfectly matching music, moody, excellent production... what more does one need in a song?

Nothing. Great work, guys!
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echoroom said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Snoooze!
Whaddya mean you're snoozing - haven't you gotta song to mix? Afer me slaving over a hot mike ! Get off line now and look after Che!

Thanks for checking this out , Dave ... glad you woke up for a listen!

Steve
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Doadars Uncle said 4135 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Crawlin'
This is definitely a hang your head and wail version! I really like this presentation. It really gives you an opportunity to savor it!

Excellent!
Doug
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echoroom said 4135 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Hangin'
Hey Doug - feel free to wail all you want! Checked out your latest Chew, and loved it - thanks for coming to listen to his

Steve
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cjdaley said 4134 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Manhattan Hangs
not as much as my jaw, though.
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echoroom said 4134 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
..as long...
...as that's all that's hanging, JC. Didn't your mama tell you it rude to keep your mouth open???

Steve
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said 4133 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
GREAT JOB !
Sorry for being late Steve, this is great post from you, the guitar sound outstanding, the vocal really fits !!
Enjoyed this a lot, keep up the good work

Take Care
==============
Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
echoroom said 4133 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
Geetar!
Hi Yeman - thanks for dropping in - Phil did all the guitar work, and rather overshadowed my first attempt - i think it can be said here that i actually rock!

LOL

Steve
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buckhorn said 4133 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
ratraceroom
or ratraceecho, whatever, you guys do some excellent stuff together. I like both versions, this one has a little bigger , more edgy feel to it, excellent singing and song writing as usual.
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echoroom said 4133 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
Choices
Hey Buckhorn - thanks for checking both out ... I think the original was the last time I did a song on my own - it'll be weird not doing a collab. The original has a more atmospheric feel - this is a bit more in your face, and sweeping.. and significantly better guitar playing!

Thanks for taking the time to check 'em both out, man.

Steve
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timothy devine said 4133 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
great tune
I have been thinking about Manhattan a lot lately.
I moved away from NYC 5 yrs ago and man I never thought I'd say this but i seriously miss it and it influence.

The production on this is great and your voice just rocks.
This I will listen to again later and comment more.
peace
tim

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echoroom said 4133 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
NYC
Thanks Tim - I've been to NY about 5 times now and, if pushed, would have to say it's my fvourite city - it has a completely unique feel. Lyrically, there are a lot of odd things in here, which even i dont understand ... to an extent, manhattan is used for a metaphor for lost innocenec ... but the word 'manhattan' symbolises a great deal to me, and has a great deal of attachment. Not something I can explain easily ... i'll let others make their own interpretation.

thanks for listening

Steve
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said 4133 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
Late as usual...
... and all the good seats at The Steve Show are all taken - an increasingly common occurance. I had to haggle with a scalper to get a ticket, wheedle a big security gorilla who thought I was here to change out the candy bars in the cafeteria, sneak past the paparazzi, tiptoe past another security ape, and stand on my tippy-toes to catch the show.

What a finely-crafted gem this is. It has a simple, elegant and flawless production that really showcases the power and grandeur. What a pleasure to listen to this.

By the way, I'm not so sure about the 'Bowie' thing. Your voice has a real edge to it, an emotional razor that can softly cut your heart like a lost love. Bowie, with due respect, is all buffed chrome and sweet milk.
echoroom said 4133 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Hayrick... (ha)...
we saved you a seat. in all honestly, I'm very surprised, exteremely grateful and slightly confused by the good response I get generally.

BTW, cheque's in the mail.

This track has a kinda cinematic, movie end-credit feel that I love - Phils guitars give it a big emotional sweep at the end ... its a very simple song pretending to be cleverer than it is. Interesting take on my old vocal chords matey - they were warmed by laphroig the night before, hence the deep rasp! Thanks for listening, you 80's god, you!

Steve
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dajama said 4133 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
Outstanding work
by both of you. This has always been a great song, and i love this version. The production is ridiculously crisp and clear and the vocal performance is great. Nice guitar sound and perfect balance of everything. Some playing issues - when I click play nothing happens, and I have to move the slider forward to hear anything. Then when I move it back, the song plays. maybe it's an issue with my setup or Safari or something. Sorry I haven't gotten to this before now. i won't be late again...very cool work. Nice job. Peace.
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echoroom said 4133 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Click
Dunno whats up with the player maybe it' our copyright control software in action. The mix is all Philip's - i'm keeping it to use the vocal and guitar settings on my future work (it's like having free production lessons!).

I was late for you, so ditto - wont happen again. Cheers for stopping by

Steve
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4131 days ago (August 25th, 2007)
first thoughts
I gotta hear this through some real speakers... as I'm listening through my laptop right now. The fact that it sounds GOOD through these craptacular speakers suggests that it should sound GREAT through a decent stereo system.

I really dig the changes, the buildup, the arrangement, and the "current"... and the drum arrangement is phenomenal. In fact, it's almost too good as it seems to steal the show.

Gotta listen through a good system before I comment more. Great work as always - Steve's vocals Philip's production = instant classic.

Mason
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echoroom said 4131 days ago (August 26th, 2007)
Craptacular
... is my new favourite word! Phil did a great job as per on the production - I'm gonna struggle to do my own mixing ever again! Glad to see Why We Travel getting lots of attention - great track!

Steve
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4130 days ago (August 26th, 2007)
production
Funny comment on the production end of things... whenever The Composer mixes the TMI stuff, it makes me want to cry because he's sooo much better than I am. The good news is that you take what you can and learn from it - working with talented people just makes you better in the end... you can always learn through association.

Mason

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ktb said 4131 days ago (August 25th, 2007)
ditto
on sending out a demo. This has all the elements of a huge hit. Steve your voice just sounds great, and Phil's guitar work & production chops shine. Sign me up for a pre release purchase of the CD.
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Ibstrat said 4131 days ago (August 25th, 2007)
Downright nasty
guitar-I love that raspy fuzztone sound.Sounds like Buck Dharma from Blue Oyster Cult
Vocals are perfect-unique style.Haven't heard the original but this is great.
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echoroom said 4131 days ago (August 26th, 2007)
Demo
We'll send the demo and get 2 guys and 2 girls, young and beautiful, to 'be' Echorat - Phil and i will write and produce in the back ground .. we'll be the next milli vanilli!
Thanks for the vote of confidence, ktb - we wont forget you when we're on MTV!

Steve
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racerat said 4128 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
2 Guys and 2 Girls
RaceABBAecho.

great idea!

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echoroom said 4131 days ago (August 26th, 2007)
ooops
replied to ibstrat!
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said 4131 days ago (August 26th, 2007)
wow!
killer song guys! really!
very moving and emotional
wonderfully played and wonderfully sung!
outstanding!
echoroom said 4131 days ago (August 26th, 2007)
Thanks
As a member of the totally rockin' Montgomery California, we take that as high praise indeed - thanks man!
Steve
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lavalamp said 4130 days ago (August 27th, 2007)
Great going
Nice bluesy waltz thing going on here. You all did a very nice job. RR, nice guitar work.
Very very good lyrics and singing.
Look forward to much more.
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echoroom said 4129 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
Hey Dave
Nice to know you're still out there! Thanks for listening .... i thought i should do something at some stage in something other than 4/4 ... so now its done.

Not forgotten, hope you're cookin up some new stuff

steve
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Bowman said 4129 days ago (August 27th, 2007)
Love your singing...
pacing loved everything about this song Steve. You guys are great talents. A real treat to my hungry ears.
Best,
Charlie

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echoroom said 4129 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
Cool
I duno if its just your picture, but you always strike me as a weighty, serious musician (your work is always articulate and itelligent), and I really appreciate your thoughts Charles.

Thanks for stopping by

steve
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peacepiano said 4129 days ago (August 27th, 2007)
Strong Mix
This mix is clear and strong sounding. Vocals, guitars, all have room to sound great.

Thanks
Bill
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echoroom said 4126 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Hey Bill
Thaks for listening ... the mix is all down to the guy who's just below me ...
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racerat said 4128 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
Walking with Giants
I want to thank everyone for their great comments and input. Working on building this track with Steve was great. I was hesitant at first because the original was so poignant and simply beautiful, I thought: "how can we possibly make it any better than it already is?" But I think this version is just different, and has it's own power.

Steve did an incredible job with the vocals and was very open to changing the vibe of the song, which made working on it a real pleasure from a creative collaboration POV. It was a great experience. The results echo(room) that I think.
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lengold said 4122 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Fantastic collaboration
I love this song and have enjoyed listening to the previous version many times. I am also loving this version.
Cheers
Len
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echoroom said 4121 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
Welcome back
Thanks for checking this out, and welcome back! Hope you had a good break. I've got a collab up with Perceptual Vortex and Drew Kopr, which I think is ace - check it out if you have a chance.

steve

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Estella said 4119 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
yes
well, let me just say, I don't love this anymore than the original, but no less, either. I'm not going to compare. The guitars are pretty amazing. It's an extraordinary redux. Congratulations to you both. But I'm always a sucker for the raw, original, which is all just to say that I love both versions.

I love that the Christmas bells turn to rotten fruit. I cannot identify with Manhattan too much (I've only been there once), but the line "Manhattan hangs like rotten fruit" - works. I was almost afraid that a song about New York would be cliché, but the portrayal of a mother and son - wow.
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echoroom said 4119 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
What's it all about???
This is one of those songs that I wrote the lyrics, and now have to figure out what they're abou.t I also get the mother/son thing, and about the loss of innocence , the corruption of child to adult ... perfect pop lyric then!

Thanks 'ella!

steve
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said 4109 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
Wow
What a sound, the chorus has some many layers, awesome track.
Schello said 4104 days ago (September 21st, 2007)
:-)
filtred vocal, go on... and the lyrics for me abosolutily "rollin stone" beh Steve tnx for to exist! =)


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echoroom said 4102 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
hey schello
thanks for listening man... i ahve no option but to exist!
steve
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Drew Kopr said 4046 days ago (November 18th, 2007)
NICE!!
Great job all round...there are too many well done things to list them all. Suffice it to say that this great art!!
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mexles said 3216 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Great as allways
I must admit you songs have THE something... I've been hearing some of your songs really often on my Ipod while going to school and I must admit I always feel the necescesity to play my guitar every time I hear them... greetings from Mexico and keep on the great music
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