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A soon to become annual visit to my first post here at MJs: Riff'06. Expanding the idea a bit. This could be called: Riff'07, get it while it lasts, soon it'll be Riff'08! lol.

"sounds like a cross of early Faith No More, with a hint of 'the Eels' "Novocaine for the soul" with the glocks and some synths sounded a bit U2ish 'hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me'" - APB :o)
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Lyrics
Don't you hear them callin'?
Don't you air them Colin!
Don't chew hair the cauldron.

:o)
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Hits: 5093
Comments: 65
Fans: 26
Plays: 269
Downloads: 153

Uploaded: Dec 29, 2007 - 01:13:17 PM
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2008 - 05:08:49 PM Last Played: Mar 29, 2018 - 09:22:34 PM
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Hardware:
Intel Mac Mini 1.66GHz, 2GB RAM
MOTU Traveler Firewire audio interface,
Kawai K1 (controller keyboard),
Gibson Les Paul Studio (original pick-ups)
Rode NT1-A Microphone (+ pop-shield)
Software:
GB v3,
JP4,
Drums on demand,
Ozone 3.
Comments
Feter said 4002 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Slipped my mind
Incredible work my friend ..great arrangment as well !
and its all new specialy the singin ...welldone !!
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apb said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
.. and thanks for the generous vote, sorry I wiped it, as I forgot to disable the rating (which I'm trying to remember to do for short works in progress, as a personal preference).
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said 4002 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
first time
i have heard this one...nicely done.
liked the bells. i wished it was longer, with some massive shredding solos...heh.
Allen
apb said 4002 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Thanks Allen ..
.. I'm shredding on the glockenspiel, fav instrument of the week! ;o) been meaning to try that ever since hearing The Eels "novocaine for the soul"... I happened across a U2ish sound too .. kinda 'hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me' or whatever it's called ..lol... no shame me.

Actually, my solos are part of the metal/pop pull .. but
I too wouldn't mind a shredder having 2nd solo, for contrast .. and if you want to lend your pipes/lyrics to this one, I'd be honored. No rush. Bring Chris Cihon in?
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moorlandt said 4002 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
too short!
Ah, this is such a lush to listen to, Alan. Damned, why so short? Do I hear some JP4 instruments;-) Yes! And great guitar work as ever. Splendido amigo!

-Walt
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apb said 4002 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Short?
.. it .. er.. slipped my mind? hehe ... I'm writing it faster now, annually in installments, it's very tiring .. lol. Thanks Walter, too kind.. yup, JP4 :o)
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dajama said 4002 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Outstanding!
This is great - terrific riffs, and great instrumentation. The mix is spot on, and the guitar sounds very cool. Nice work. Rock on, brother. Nice one. Peace.
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apb said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Thanks David
.. glad you liked this rocker. The trick was to get the new section to sound 'heavy' like the first section but have no
guitar in it at all.

I've actually noticed a mistook ..shh.. with cymbal placement in the new section and I've a tiny improvement to drop
one note every 2nd and 4th repetition of the glockenspiel/sitar part.
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apb said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Oh ..
.. and the pop at the very start is something to do with just muting a sample I had there I wouldn't be able to use at MJs... a famous quote from a film.
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Estella said 4002 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
I remember this one!
Really shows off your guitar talents.

I like the improvements. I even like the vocal effects a little, in the context (and you know how I feel about those!)

I'm loving the glockenspiel again. Can't wait for Riff' 08 :p

I'm very confused by the lyrics, but I'm tickled by them.
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apb said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Thanks Estella :o)
.. it's healthy to re-do an old post every now and again, apply what you've learned and new tools at your disposal, and this one was really short before and pretty naively recorded I felt. Glockenspiel is my favourite instrument of the week ;o)

Vocals are quite heavily reverbed and panned pretty wide (for that distant quality), the lower track is more compressed than the high (to even out the plosives in it) .. and of course, this high, I had to hit it with a hefty amount of tuning correction... they're just a guide/idea really for a 'proper' singer.

Ah, the lyrics .. glad that tickled you heheh. I actually just repeat the first line but it amused me to think like this site that came to my attention recently in the forums: http://www.kissthisguy.com/
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eleveneyes said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Riff'07 is heaven
way way way cool! Love the large guitar sound. Great vocals. Can't wait for Riff'08! great graphic BTW.
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apb said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Thanks Ray
.. I really enjoyed your song "I believe you" - thanks for stopping in.

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DWL said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Amazing
love the different textures (glockenspiel?)

Pity it's not longer and that's a damn disturbing picture :-O

Cheers

Dick
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apb said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Thanks DWL
.. much appreciated. Apparently so: JP4 has it as a glockenspiel .. although I would have said xylophone myself.. and the xylophone they have sounds woodeny like a glockenspiel .. I always thought it was that way round... confusing.

Pretty weird pic that .. I liked it .. suited the mood .. made up of bits of gruesome fish and er .. things (as far as I can make out). I liberated it from here

Next installment, sometime next year... lets not rush things :o)
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lengold said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
This sounds
great Alan - but much too short. More please.
Cheers
Len


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apb said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Thanks Len ..
.. I hear ya- I'll come back to it with renewed ideas later. It is is twice as long as the previous version. Time before boredom set in allowed only for teh quality not quantity approach .. I'm also fishing a bit for help .. shh. lol.
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Vic Holman said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
i hear it
the faith no more connection. to bad they couldn't keep it together.

Excellent piece, now I'm skipping ahead to the Riff 2012 version. I hate having to wait so long :-)
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apb said 3999 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Niche ..
.. in the market? lol. Actually, it's kinda weird .. that it's transpiring to that 'sound' .. the original guitar riff was written circa '87 .. and quite likely heavily inspired by 'Introduce yourself', out around that time.

Thanks Vic - I'll keep it on the back boiler.
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said 4001 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Great Glock
Yeah, you're shreddin the glock alright; I'm partial to all that fingerboard hammering at the start, though. I'll echo the 'too short' complaint, and Feter's arrangement comment. This could really be big.

Cheers,
apb said 3999 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Cheers SJ ..
.. dunno 'bout really big .. but I'll try > 1:29s ;o)
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five_extra_arms said 4000 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Rockenspiel!
I'm glad this is so short. My heart might've pounded out of my chest if it were any longer or louder!

This is great!

Bob
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apb said 3999 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Thanks Bob
.. now I've got the intense bits done .. I'll work on 'easing up' a bit for some new bits. Gives me palpitations too .. observe caution when listening. :o)
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michael2 said 4000 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
you
are right about the Faith No More thing: the guitar shred and the strings and the glockenspiel. i really like this, great job, great experiment. thanks for posting.
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apb said 3999 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Thanks Michael ..
.. appreciate you stopping by. Really enjoyed how unfinished turned out under the fine care of five_extra_arms and Estellie in They never fell in love
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Dj French Toast said 3999 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Way too short indeed
Great piece love the drum sound the guitars are awesome love the melodies and the strings are a great touch . The glock is like sour cream on a spicy burrito and you voice sounds cool cept I can hear that your using that stupid voice transformer or pitch thing and thats becomming such a cliche of a cliche for me . Your voice is great you need to make it sound robotic . Cool start cant wait to hear the finished song .Oh by the way great picture of yourself up there ; )
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apb said 3999 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Thanks Benny ..
.. love your food, savoury and sweet comparisons in your comments. The glockenspiel does serve to clear the auditory palette for the next (hopefully) tasty morsel. :o)

Vocals: I'm stretching myself a bit far in all honesty .. really to give a sketch of the little vocal melody/idea. I did 2 tracks- 1 high part, 1 lower harmony .. so I'm actually singing that high .. but I needed a fair amount of the pitch correction to be 'in-tune' - which gives that robotic vocoded side-effect (so it's not intentional) .. if I took it off/lowered the setting .. you'ld go .. "man, stick it back on again!" lol .. if I did it over and over I would get a decent take .. but I couldn't be R'sd spending to much time on the vocals, to tell the truth ..

Oh, on the pic .. you should see me in the morning .. oil of Ulay just isn't working for me. hehehehe ;o)
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echoroom said 3999 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Lovely!
Rocking but with a good pedigree, this is a georgeous track.... but too short ... keep revisiting this! Love it!

steve
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apb said 3998 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Thanks Steve
.. will do.
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jiguma said 3998 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Subtle ;) !
Great sounding production Alan! I really like what you've done with the drum track too - very handy with DoD I see!?

Cheers,
Neil
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apb said 3998 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Thanks Neil ..
.. I went for a hybrid on the drums. Still what original midi track played but I swapped out all sounds to DoD except the closed/open hi-hats (they're still GB midi- as they were proving a nightmare to get a decent sound from DoD single hits (having to cut off the open hits at just the right point to get closes just didn't sound 'right'). It's a simple pattern and something I could just about play myself on a drum kit, makes for a little bit more realism in the drum track. On re-visit I think I'd change the stereo field placement of the cymbal crashes though. :o)
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Willywagga said 3997 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Great sounds
Yeah I hear many influences, but a terrific sound none the less,could last quite a bit longer. Love the voxes.


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apb said 3989 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
Thanks for stopping by ..
.. this one has always been a slow-burner one for me .. with the rhythm riff from '87 .. the lead bits 7-8 years later .. the first (ever MJ) post/upload I even used a midi file from that early 90s time I had saved, and used it to work with GB for the first time ever and provide the drums.

This version is using nearly all of the tools at my disposal now and actually progressing the idea quite a bit further with new parts/ideas... it's coming along, glad you enjoyed it.

I'll get it to song length eventually, rest assured. :o)
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said 3996 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
nice!!!
cool riffin excellent composition! nice singing . I never heard the original but this is excellent!!!
apb said 3986 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Thanks Tim
.. the old version was my first post to MJs and one of the first songs I tried recording with GB ever, it's cool to
keep for comparison purposes for a while. I like to have a record of comments and how it's progressed so far. Still more to come eventually .. so now you have to remember you've heard it before ;o)
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Ibstrat said 3996 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Few people
realize that Yngwie Malmsteen's first instrument was the glockenspiel.On the compilation album "Glockenspiels from Hell" he plays an amazing solo on the song "Glock Around the Clock".
I really enjoyed this song.Can't wait to hear a longer version!
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apb said 3986 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
:o)
thanks! I do try .. I'm more of a fan of the eccentric British astronomer Patrick Moore's skills on the glockenspiel/xylophone myself... pity there is little decent youtube footage to reference :o(

Glad to get a new listener: I really liked your Riffage - some country influence gave me a kinda Lindsey Buckingham era. Fleetwood Mac thing at times, and the sitarish bits was awesome. I don't improvise, never have .. admire those that can very much and I can agree with sloparts comment...shows the possibilities with one chord .. wow.
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caroline said 3994 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
played and mixed by...
... a man who grew up with the doctor who theme tune and a touch of hi-di-hi!!1 loved it!! xoxoxo
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apb said 3994 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
LOL - hello campers ..
.. see you in the Hawaiian ballroom for the nobbly knee competition ;o)
.. there be method in your madness Caroline ;o) .. I wonder how many will get your hi-de-hi reference ... they will now :o) .. although I elaborated a little on the usual 3 notes... I think your on to some of my more subtle and subliminal influences.. I feel all exposed lol :o)
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ktb said 3993 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
very cool track
Alan, super singing. The bells are brilliant. Love the brash guitars. Huge tone.

I watched a little of your home studio on your homepage. Wow, what a remarkable recording area/set up.
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apb said 3986 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Thanks Pappa smurf ;o)
..remarkable? Pfft ..it's pretty functional, just what I need :o)

You'll be glad to know I have improved it by putting the monitors on some stands (each made of 6 toilet rolls glued together in a triangle shape - got help from my daughter .. who is still to paint them black :o)) .. oh and I got a nice new LCD widescreen display (great for seeing more of a song at one time), as the other started blinking after being on for 5mins.

I do crave a POD XT Pro for my wee rack... and a bass guitar, then I think I'll be totally happy for quite some time.
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BloodSoul said 3993 days ago (January 8th, 2008)
awesome song
i love the guitar in this! very very cool.
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apb said 3986 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thanks
.. your a pretty nifty axeman yourself - and I'm looking forward to hearing how your latest at this time: War progresses ..

/Alan
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Heightened said 3988 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
I caramba!
That was brill! Sure wish it was longer. Still worth the download though. Thanks.
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apb said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thanks very much
extremely kind of you to continue listening to my efforts ..
I must find more time to reciprocate or guilt will overwhelm me.. been a bit busy of late, fingers in too many pies... and the odd lasagne.
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lavalamp said 3986 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Pro Quality
You really let it rip on this one. Brilliant dynamics and overall sound.
NICE!!!
LL
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apb said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thanks LL
only had a handful of new musical ideas to try with this over the past year since I first posted it (first ever upload here)- so I did in fact spend about the same amount of time on experimenting with Ozone 3 and JP4 (recent aquisitions) and put a fair focus on getting a good oomphy production.
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ktb said 3986 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
bold and beautiful
The singing along with the ethereal strings gives it such a BIG sound. I can see this expanded in many directions. Like it. So except for the DoD is this all you? Bravo
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apb said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thanks John
like Neil points out, I've not often the patience required for more subtlety, very much a 'go for it', 'in yer face' kinda
thing - especially when I was 17, which was when the foundation of this was written. I've mellowed alot since ..

.. any creative suggestions welcome, just send me a note if you prefer.

Oh, and yes apart from DoD loop single hit usage (actually a hybrid on the drums: DoD single-hits and GB midi kit- see above) this is all me: I sing, play el. guitar, did the little synth, strings, bass guit. and glocks with played midi (the bass midi I had done '94 with Cubase on an Atari ST and had saved a standard midi file), and did the production (so far just in GBv3) and used Ozone 3 for mastering.
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apb said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
thanks also ..
.. for commenting twice :o)
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Sweet and to the point.
Very concise - the Les Paul sound is especially meaty - did Colin hear them?
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apb said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thanks BPJ
.. enjoyed your youtube vids btw ..

So in summary: I got the meat, just need the two veg - and thankfully Colin didn't air them .. :o)
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said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Cool!
Your right, Has some Faith No More qualities for sure.

Didn't hear the first one, but I like what I hear. I just wish it was longer. Are you planning a longer version?

Awesome so far bro.
said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Wait a min...
Did you send me a copy of this before?

Hmmmm....
apb said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
LOL
.. your asking me? Mr. 'mind like cheese whizz', Alan collander head .. etc .. lol .. I'll check later if I did Chris ..

Glad you enjoyed this- coming along reasonably well... yup,
I plan a song length version .. er .. sometime.
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thetiler said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
the stop in this tune was dramatic
and the high vocal really added that special touch.

Totally unique sounds and nice to listen. Like that lite touch at the end.

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apb said 3973 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Thanks very much Bill ..

.. your keen ears spot the little finesses the aging process brought newly to this song from my noisier youth.
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timothy devine said 3974 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
hard hitting
real good playing.
Reeling guitar with a great beat behind it.
I thought herd Grace Slick in the vox
cool
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apb said 3973 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Thanks Timothy

glad you enjoyed this.

.. Grace Slick 8Oo.. now your scaring me .. ;o) .. because actually, an old drummer/friend thought "waxing lyrical" had some Jefferson Starship in it .. blimey .. and now singing as high as I can't .. I sound a bit like Grace Slick .. really? .. still in shock ... lol.

Airplane, Starship .. I'll start thinking of some mode of transport .. but uni-cycle or tandem keeps springing to mind lol. :o)
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timothy devine said 3972 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
apb
airship


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apb said 3971 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
...

Jefferson Zeppelin or Led Starship? :o)
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KCsGROOVE said 3949 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
very nice
great sound!
way too short! ;-)
Love this !
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said 3945 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
WAAAAAAY too short
I wanted more more more. Was expecting a huge Rock n Roll crash return after the bells. Please keep progressing this one.
said 3910 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Super track.


Hi apb brilliant track great voice guitar mix why was it so short ?
or was the hook if one likes it enough they will put it o repeat on the
ole Ipod. Ok you win download to my ipod. haha

Peace Dee xx
ThePinealTrip said 3254 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
cool
i definitely hear the faith mo more.
great job
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