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Matt M. and I originally wrote and recorded this years and years ago, Matt: the lyrics, me: the music. I just decided to take a shot at re-recording it. It's a straight up rocker with lyrics that don't make you think too hard (sorry Matt), and at 2:30 not a huge time investment either. It's simple, with 2 guitars, bass, drums, a lead vocal and 2 backing vocals. I did everything on this one. Hope you like. Constructive criticism welcome, as always.
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Uploaded: Jan 01, 2008 - 05:30:53 PM
Last Updated: Jan 01, 2008 - 10:54:07 PM Last Played: Oct 13, 2018 - 07:31:18 PM
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said 3997 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
allright!!!!!
Nothing like striaght forward rockin. This sounds real live, like your jammin with a bunch of your buddies havin fun. I could just picture seeing this played in some small club. Funny that the lyrics keep repeating all alone
racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
all alone
Hey Ego,

I actually did play this at a small club once in Manhattan---on acoustic at an open mic, all alone. Quite a different sound played that way I assure you.

Cheers
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Feter said 3997 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
All Alone
Powerfull headbangin rockin song ..mean guitar works
just great no cunstrutive friend here but big thnx
for sharin this and best wishes for the new Year !!
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Aaron David said 3997 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Pretty good
Hi Philip... I like it. Short and catchy. Maybe a bit dry in the mix? I know if you make electrics too wet they get all muddy... maybe more on the vocals side... just a thought :)
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
wet
Hey Aaron,
Thanks for poppin' in. Yeah I tried everything on the vox and if I made them wetter they got all sloppy sounding (no pun intended...really) It may be simple but I had a hard time mixing this one and when things get tough, the first thing to go is reverb.
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ktb said 3997 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
killer
tune. solid rocker. the instrumental parts are all the more amazing knowing you did this solo. Huge guitars and great vocal.
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
real props
from one of my fav guitar hero's. Thanks.
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Vic Holman said 3997 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
dang!!
kicks in and kicks butt.

great riff with a lot of adeneline surging. I would pretty much say what Z.H. says, a killer bar band opener.
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bud said 3997 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Great sound
heavy early SF hard psychedelic punk - Flaming Groovies etc. Love it. No crits - just envy.
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
crit
Come on Bud, I know you have it in you. Just one. You are one of the people I'd really sit up straight and listen to with some criticism....

Say Yo to Blkyn for me,
P
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dajama said 3997 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
This is amazing
Easy to characterize it as a straight ahead rocker, but let's face it, it's not that easy to do this as well as this! (Does that make sense?) Anyway, great track. Love the guitar sounds, and especially the solo. Drums have a good sound. (If I was going to nitpick on the recording, I'd say the cymbals sound a bit harsh, but like I say, just a nit...) This rocks. Outstanding. Great way to kick the new year into life. Nice one. Peace.
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
drums
I used BFD drums for this that a pal from the UK who shall remain nameless gave me. It has been an uphill battle learning how to use them well, they aren't too intuitive. Thanks for the comment on the cymbals. I actually had cut them back already, the crash was very harsh and sharp, maybe I need to go back and give it another listen.
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said 3997 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
YEAH!!!
I just had to give this 10's for "Writing"!

Great open, loose sound; plenty of energy; what's not to like?
Gonna be a big year, I think.
echoroom said 3997 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
All together!
All killer, no filler - I freakin love this, it starts, gets its teeth into you, and doesnt let up til the very end. Guitar sounds ace, your vocal is excellent (Grrreat harmonies) and the whole mix really sparkles - a great rocker! First day back at work, and this really shook me awake this morning!

steve
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Keeping Steve awake at work
That's my mission. But I'm sorry to say that I, too, may be a working stiff again soon, so you may have to just return the favor!
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davisamerica said 3997 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
right then phillip
yep agree with all....killer rocker to the bone...man u just knock me out! hats off to you my friend!
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five_extra_arms said 3997 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Live Human Target
Great stuff Phillip.

It was a nice fireworks display in my office! BOOM! BANG!

2008 will be one to remember at this place we call home!

Bob
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
five
Hey Bob, Thanks for the listen as usual! Now that I have seen your ugly mug in person on video, I have a whole new appreciation for your avatar. Did you paint that one? It's great, and totally captures you....the real you that is....the twisted you.
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five_extra_arms said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Twisted
You've seen my ugly mug in person on video and now on canvas on the internet. Yes, it is the real me and yes, I'm rather twisted.

Funny how the expression "birds of a feather" suddenly comes to mind...
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dolby said 3997 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Yep...
...god start to the new year. Hopefully we'll have more stripped down rockers like this over the coming months. It's all well and good having a symphony orchestra in a box but if you can get creative with just the good old Guitar, Bass Drums & Vocals line up then you're onto a winner.

Solid song, well made.

Phil
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dolby said 3997 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Doh...
...that was of course "good" start to the new year. You're good but not *that* good :-))

P.
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
God
Philip,
Actually I liked it the other way, this song being a "God start to the new year" Rawk-On! (hand making the sign of the devil...) ... gotta go listen to some Tenacious D....
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michael2 said 3997 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
nice one racerat
love the song, the sound of the band and the harmonizing is great. you always get the best guitar sounds.and the drums are really rocking, great stuff.
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
bed
I just listened to your new song called "I could go to bed (w/Bud)" and if you say MY guitar tone is cool, I am truly honored, because in my book you are now a guitar tone SUPER-GOD! Anyone reading this, after my song finishes playing, go check out the above song. But not before....;-)
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Moviz said 3996 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
The
double vocal works great on this song and the whole sound is fine and works well. Really good mix and catchy tune, cheers M
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J.A.Stewart said 3996 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
You Could Slip This Into...
a *Best of GarageBand Rock* compilation and I'm not sure anyone would be any the wiser.

The only thing I might do differently is keep the vocal solo in the first part and then add harmonies as it progresses.

Cool, straight-ahead rocker. ;)

--- Joe
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racerat said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
good one
Joe,
Thanks for the suggestion. I am not really satisfied yet with the vocals on this. It may be a simple tune, but it was a hard one to mix. I like the idea of bringing the harmonies in later and/or gradually. They are a little too ever-present. Thanks for the idea!
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Mcboy said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
rocker
rocker .....rock on!
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racerat said 3995 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Mc
Boy, Thx for the listen. I love your new one, the sound-check solo blues jam. Completely tasty.
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c4rson said 3996 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Hi
Love it man...

It sounds like work done by Brian James... (early Damned)

And that's meant as a compliment...

Keep doing it dude...

:-))
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racerat said 3988 days ago (January 10th, 2008)
Damned
Cool! I love the Damned! That's a first for that comparison. Thx Carson!


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lavalamp said 3995 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
great rock tune
Nice true rock sound here. Straight up rock song.
Hey RR, I'm back-
Dave

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racerat said 3983 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Dave
Thanks Dave. Simple is better. Sometimes I just gotta get back to my roots.
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craft said 3995 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
cool rock
This one is very catchy... Love it as always... Nice vocals and guitar playing! You did a great job.. Soundz like a live act...
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racerat said 3983 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Crafty
Thanks dude. Always happy when you drop by. I'll get to that bass-line as soon as possible! I swear!
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Ibstrat said 3993 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
Yea I
really like this.I especially like the part where it goes 4/4 to 2/4 a few times then back to 4/4.You have a fantastic rock voice.Great song!
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racerat said 3983 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
timing
Thanks Mark. I really don't usually fiddle with timing changes, but that is how I wrote this tune many moons ago, so I had to go with it. Your new song "Alman/balld/Jig" is beautiful. Nice work. It's always nice to get a comment you.
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said 3993 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
Rock the house!
An excellent, classic hit-and-run rocker! I thoroughly enjoyed this!

Be well!
said 3991 days ago (January 8th, 2008)
Grinning
...stuff like this reminds me why we pick up guitars in the first place. Worth pulling over and cracking up the volume to shake the windows loose for!

Love the pulse and loose, exuberant energy just bouncing off the walls. Simple, clean rock is difficult to get to sound 'right' but this sounds like a cold beer, ashtrays shaking on the bar and a girl in a leather vest asking if I want another round. You betcha!
racerat said 3983 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
painting the picture
Man, your description makes me want to be 18 and do all those foggy nights in bar bands all over again. I've always said that playing distorted guitar is like driving a sports car reeeeeally fast, without the shattered glass, twisted steel and blood part.
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Nick_Flash said 3984 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Raw sound
It sounds like you had fun with this one. I know I did listening to it. It still has a cool raw sound to it - not too overproduced, which I like to hear.
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racerat said 3983 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Nick
Thanks for the listen. I am waiting (somewhat patiently...) for more from you. I keep checkin your page. Gimme a shout when you post. I love "With You".
Philip
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said 3974 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
I like your studio setup (profile pic)...
Sorry this slipped my radar but the energy contained here is palpable, cool lyrics and the guitars are killer, I look forward to to your future projects


artneuro said 3952 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Cool!
Took me a while to get around to it, but I've com to listen to your wares.
I think this is pretty gas. I can imagine this pouring out of a pub late at night at 120dB so thumbs up for that!
Particularly nice work on the bass guitar.
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Youra said 3943 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Hi !
Happy to hear you're still around making your great rock songs. This one really kicks asses ! Keep on rockin' Dude !
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said 3935 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great!
Very nice song Philip, very good vocals you have and I wish someday to hear it with Matt's vocals, I've always been a huge fan of his vocal abilities. You're doing really fine friend.

Take Care
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8piscean8 said 3921 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Sweet
This song has a great raw live feel to it. I really like the bass sound. My only gripe is that the crash cymbals sound a little harsh. I shouldn't of listened to this song before I went to bed. I feel sort of revitalized now and feel like I should be working at a frantic pace or something. Great mix and production as always!
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racerat said 3919 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
8
Thanx 8pis,
Sorry to have kept you up! Noted on the cymbals, I agree, there are a bunch of things I addressed in a remix after I posted this, but I haven't wanted to lose my comments to repost the new one. I also pulled back the backing vox a lot, they are way to prevalent. But, glad to hear your constructive crit as always.
P
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said 3915 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
yum
mmmm sweet, nice and dirty, straight from the states too my little laptop on the other side of the world, and it still sounds genuine. id crank this one laying on a deck chair in the middle of the arizona desert if that makes any sense.
stacey said 3908 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
DUDE!
I'm so digging this song! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Stacey K. Black
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alackbass said 2432 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
All Alone
A straight up rocker that straight up rocks! Downloaded!
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