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Lord of the Witch Doctors (w Vac)


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Guitars and bass: Vac (Steve Vaccariello)
Mix and whatnot: perceptualvortex (David Thomas)

This tune could be called Night Cats XVII too. Sound bites are from the old timey radio show "Suspense". Don't forget to rock out.
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Uploaded: Sep 23, 2007 - 08:33:05 PM
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2007 - 08:33:05 PM Last Played: Nov 29, 2018 - 05:58:59 AM
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gwhoose said 4138 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
high pitch
what you need is some high pitch screaming from a chickie poo. trouble is finding a chick to do that.
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perceptualvortex said 4138 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
shreeek
Funny you should mention that, because I really did try that out. Among the public domain radio programs I found a few screams, but they didn't seem to fit as well as I wanted them to. I need to find a real life chickie poo.

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said 4138 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
good guitars
very cool rock type thang!! nice mixology, and as always, i am impressed with your control of the virtual sliders.....
perceptualvortex said 4138 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
r.a.d.
Thanks, r.a.d., I appreciate that. This was a tough one to mix!

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said 4138 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Again...
Another super-cool track from you guys! Is this going to be on an upcoming CD by chance?
perceptualvortex said 4138 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
mikey_d
Steve and I will probably release another Fists of Righteous Harmony CD when we have enough tunes. The first disc had 10 songs, and I think we're about halfway to the next one! Thanks, mikey_d!

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lengold said 4138 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Great
song - great production.
Cheers
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perceptualvortex said 4138 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
lengold
Thank you, Len!

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glennkav said 4138 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Cool!
Diggin' Vac's guitar tone. Very nice. Another solid tune from the dynamic duo!
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perceptualvortex said 4138 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
glennkav
Yes, Steve always gets killer tones from his guitars. Somehow. Glad you enjoyed this, Glenn, thanks for checking it out!

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Feter said 4138 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Lord of the Witch Doctors
Wo ..Rock On fellows ..this is a Cool Colab !
nice arrangemnt and mixing ..the guitars all
on fire ..welldome friends !!
(who's singing ?)
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perceptualvortex said 4137 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Feter
Well, there's no singing really; the voices come from an old radio show, "Suspense", that aired in the 1940s. Vac plays some great guitar, doesn't he? Thanks for listening, Feter!

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said 4137 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
WoW !
PV.. This is incredible work, specially the guitar !
The beats are great and the riffs sounds killer to my ears .. One of your bests

Enjoyed !
perceptualvortex said 4137 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Birdman Wayne
Hey thanks for the kind words, Yeman! All credit for the killer guitar riffs go to the amazing Steve Vaccariello... it's always cool working with Vac.

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thoddi said 4137 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Awright!
What a rockin' tune! Full control in the guitar and bass department for sure:) Great sound! The drums are tastefully put together, and again with the signature sound from you David.

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perceptualvortex said 4137 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
thoddi
Thank you, Thor!

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said 4137 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Yeah boy!
Like dancing on hot coals! I'm still reeling from those wacky peppers and now this! You dudes rock with attitude and finesse!

Be well!
perceptualvortex said 4137 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Michael
Those insanity peppers take some time to wear off! Thanks for the kind words, Mike--it's easy to rock when Steve's at the helm.

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guitapick said 4137 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
B-I-G sound...
...fine stuff, guys. Tasty licks, cool tune, great production...
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perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
guitapick
Thank you, Bob!

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drakonis said 4137 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
unstoppable voodoo
Great inertia in here, well mixed (hard to mix stuff that sounds this busy and strong, you do well with this stuff!) The sound bytes were pretty good as additions... not sure if there needed to be an occasional theremin or B-movie bubbling test-tube sound or something to spice it up more, you know, let it out of its Cajun a little more :-) Overall, really good tune, even removing all sound bytes, this would stand on its own as very enjoyable. Great work you two!
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perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Eduard
Thanks man, I'm glad you like the mix here... truly it was an epic challenge for me, getting it right haha. Still, with guitar playing this good, mixing is it's own reward. I was really tempted to add more sound fx... thunderstorm, screaming birds, who knows what else... and more sound bites from the radio show. But really, there's already so much going on that it would have been overkill. I may yet make an overkill mix though :) I'm glad you found this enjoyable, thank you, Eduard!

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said 4136 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Ah
more what not in perceputal kind of way. Excellent cool riffage Enjoyed thanks!
perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
egobandit
I'm glad you like this, thanks for checking us out, ego!

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Ibstrat said 4136 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
This is cool
Really nice guitar playing-phrasing is excellent... bends perfectly in tune.Drums sound great too.Yea some screaming vocals would help but I like it the way it is.Great job.
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Ed Hannifin said 4136 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
What's all this...
...with bends having to be this 'in tune' thing, anyway?...That's what I wanna know...


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perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Bending in tune
Ed, I like your Simpsonized avatar. Yeah, somehow Steve includes very accurate bends in his melodies. I don't know how he does it, except that I suspect some kind of deal-with-the-devil type thing.

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perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Ibstrat
Thanks man, I'm as impressed with the guitar playing as you are!

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racerat said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
the opening
You got me from the open hook. Sweet! I feel all stretched out..."like an accordion". The out-tro was really ace. Nice.
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perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
racerat
Thanks for checking this out, man. Yes, you pinpointed my two favorite riffs... intro and outro, especially outro. Glad you dug it!!

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said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
fun
tune
perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
katch
Thanks, Johnny!

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Mcboy said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
vac
is kool........nice track......only quibble is the predictable cymbal crashes..........but that might just be a loop constraint..........fun tho!
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perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Crash!
I can't blame the drum loops... I just have an overactive 'crash on 1' instinct, haha. But I think you're right, that's something I need to keep in mind when I'm building drum tracks. Thanks, Mcboy!

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Tadashi Togawa said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Good cooperation.
Wonderful sound.
Wonderful rhythm.

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perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Tadashi-san
Thank you!

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said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Sweet!
This reminds me of Eric Johnson with some of the guitar sounds. They have a "violin" quality to them. Very impressive. Solid performance all around. Dave, great job on the mix as always, also excellent "whatnot". lol.

This sounds great. I'm very impressed. Nice job guy's!
perceptualvortex said 4136 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
QuickPick
I like that comparison--both of us dig Eric Johnson. Thanks for the kind words, I do try to get the whatnot right! I'm glad you enjoyed this, PickQuick, thanks for listening.

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moorlandt said 4135 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
David
I'm gonna do a rock song... So jealous of your groove. Splendid guitar work by Mr Vac! This was such a delight to listen to...
-Walt
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perceptualvortex said 4134 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Yes
It's time for you to rock out, Walter! You already have rocker hair. Thanks, man!

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craft said 4135 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
this
is so good!! Great guitar playing... Well mixed and produced..
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perceptualvortex said 4134 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
craft
Thank you craft, I'm glad you dug this!

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ktb said 4135 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
master
of the mix. PV, all yur tracks just seem to explode outta my speakers. I listened again with the cans and this is just phenom sounding. Vac sounds great. All the tones and riffin are so spot on. Time I got my ass over to his page and took a listen...hey..is Vac yur personal session guy??? I was expecting to see tons of heavy shredding there :-)
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perceptualvortex said 4135 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Personal session guy
Haha, yes, that's exactly what he is! That cracked me up. Vac just happens to be a buddy of mine, and I just happen to enjoy mixing his incredible guitar playing. The rumor is that he's actually going to buy a computer and begin recording with it... then, who knows? He might have a presence online and begin collaborating like mad. I think that would be awesome... but will it happen?

I think headphones are probably the right way to hear this. Thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you like my mix!

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said 4134 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Three things...
...but first, a word from our sponsor... very solid performances and whatnot. Its obvious. What's not so obvious are subtleties I'd look for in a driving song like this one. You've smacked me in the face right form the beginning. By introducing the guitar without the drums (none during the first full measure) might build up to create impact transition from intro to the next measure. Then the drums kicking in full throttle when the panned guitars kick in. Its a one-two-three punch for effect!

The bridge is a really nice change-up, which has a good duration. Good use of the ride cymbal and snare. Rhythm guitars could possibly get more emphatic building up to a coda... then kick it to death with a false ending and the finale.

was that three things?
perceptualvortex said 4134 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Al
Now I'm smacking myself in the forehead, dough, why didn't I think of that? Yes, guitar without drums in the intro would be cool, especially as that riff really stands alone so well.

And a false ending... that's just a damn good idea in general. I need to remember to do that! Ok--with the emphatic guitars building to the coda, I do believe that's three things, and much appreciated things. I knew I could count on you for good suggestions!! Thanks, Alimar.

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Drew Kopr said 4134 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Rawk
Good rocking tune here...very tight and tasty guitar playing. I love the artwork too. Is that something you developed PV? Rawkin' ballz!!!!
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perceptualvortex said 4134 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Drew
Thanks man! Yeah, the art is something I threw together in Photoshop when I was bored one day. I thought it made good song art!

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bud said 4134 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
My socks are rocked
Thanks. You guys got skillz.
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peacepiano said 4134 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Solid
Vac can really play! You are getting some great sound in your mix, makes my little 4" woofers shake!! Must be simply amazing with full sized speakers.

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thetiler said 4133 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
wow
that is very funky, cool pic too.

This really surprised, you deserve lots high points on that funkiness.

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Magritte said 4133 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
Awesome!
Rockin performances and a sweet mix. Love the vocal samples...now I want to be Lord of the Witch Doctors. I wonder how you get a gig like that? A prolonged internship probably.
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perceptualvortex said 4131 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
Witch Doctor
I think it's an apprentice type deal. The radio show was no help; that witch doctor was a fake. Glad you liked listening, Magritte, thanks!

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echoroom said 4133 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
oh god
it's full of rock!

awesome guitars, production... the works.

God, you know how to make drums kick ass!

steve

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steck said 4113 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Yet another classic
Top drawer stuff David.

Keep on truckin' Dude.....

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Z293 said 4132 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
That Opening Sound Bite
Sets the stage for this great tune. Perfect pairing for you two again.
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five_extra_arms said 4116 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
So Much Rock!
Beautiful sounds and amazing technique.

I'd love to hear a singer on this, but I don't know if Ronnie James Dio is still around.

Very impressive guys. Rock!
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said 4081 days ago (November 19th, 2007)
Yet another
Solid Rocker, love the break after the spoken vox near mid-song

. - Harold
said 4066 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
Yea
I remember this one. Killer beats with groovy guitars.Cheers

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caroline said 4015 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
i liked it!!
thank you pv - i had a little bop around the kitchen while i cooked the dinner! xox
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