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Although I wasn't even born at the time, I can really dig the spirit.
I tried to make this sound raunchy and live. And of course, flawed.

Have fun listening.


Song by; Dr. Lava and the Laughing Leprechaun Band
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Plastic Soldiers

Just like plastic soldiers
Marching in parades
You can hear them laughing
Sitting in the shade
You gotta’ wonder
Everyday

They are taking over
Like termites often do
Can you tell the difference?
From their lies and truths
You gotta’ wonder
Everyday

They are making moonshine
On a holiday
They are taking orders
None of them will say
Everyday

Sometimes seems so empty
Sometimes it is full
When the beast is howling
We don’t know the rule
You gotta’ wonder
Everyday

Things are almost over
Reaching for the sky
Remember those who are ready, willing and able to die
You gotta’ wonder
Everyday

They are making moonshine
On a holiday
They are taking orders
None of them will say everyday

Words and music by David Armbruster
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Hits: 4000
Comments: 41
Fans: 19
Plays: 201
Downloads: 134

Uploaded: Mar 19, 2008 - 02:59:08 PM
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2008 - 02:59:08 PM Last Played: Apr 11, 2019 - 08:25:28 PM
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KevinElvisPoirier said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
cool stuff
man i love the live feel that you got in this song especially with the vocals good production job. how did ya get the crowd in the back? I have something like that on garageband.
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks
Just used what was available on GB. I think they have enough, but maybe they could use a few more, just to be more diverse.

Glad you liked it.
Dave
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MarkHolbrook said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Nicely done!
I love it! My Woodstock will be coming out soon! Just need some more guitar work and vocals...
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Looking forward
to yours. Glad you liked mine. Hope I see you around more often.
LL
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Feter said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Plastic Soldiers
Hey ...Dr.lava is here ..what cool a show ..
definetly the fest need that hot rockin sound
you bring it all home here .. great production
so much flaw that real fits the fest sound !!
you guitar totaly a blast out here ... man you
realy nailed it hi ... thnx alot for sharin it
Dr.Lava !
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
You type really fast
Glad I could pick up the energy a bit. It's about time I got to rock out.
LL
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davisamerica said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
right on brother david
Give Peace a Chance ....... this is a kick of a tune man ... very much nailed this one ... and the crowd goes wild!
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Really just fun
Regarding the crowd. I would never normally do that, but you understand. Glad you dug it.
Peace.

LL
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magnatone said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Plastic Soldiers
What a trip! Woodstock lives - Thanks!
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Take a tour
Glad I could guide you on a little trip.

LL
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sloparts said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
The universal soldier,
is alive and well and living in a lavalamp's head. Very much in the shadow of the times for Woodstock. Like what you done here. The live feel works, and it sounds just about right for what was going on in the world then. Come to think of it, now too.

Great job, love it
Ed
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
More now than then
Thanks for the good words. Trying for something a little political, if you know what I mean?
Hear from you later.

LL
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ajnorth said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
I feel
like I am there! anyone got some dope?

Seriously though, you managed to capture a great atmosphere here. Nice job!

Adam
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks AJ
Glad it made you feel like flying high. Mission accomplished.

LL
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said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Cool Live track
Reminds me of the Clash, I like how the song just kick starts into the passion, nice job D.A.
lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Baghdad calling
Thanks TW. Glad you stopped by. You're welcome anytime.
Dave
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Vic Holman said 4141 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
make love not war
very cool Dave. This was another sentiment as resentment was at it's height over the Vietnam war.

vocals ripping and the tremolo solo very appropriate
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Lava goes political
It's not really my thing, but I can get pissed, too. This was not really about Nam, you know?
Thanks for rockin' out brother.
LL
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lengold said 4141 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Great song
Dave - you have really captured the spirit of the time. Excellent.
Cheers
Len


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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks Len
Glad you stopped by and took the time to listen. Thanks.
LL
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bud said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Great raw sound -
I wanted to do a Country Joe tune but couldn't summon the proper energy - you managed to whip up a storm here. Very cool.
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Whata' we fightin' fer?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn. Next stop's Afghanistan.
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Mcboy said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
mick
mick......wadda ya doin at woodstock...hehhehhe.....love the jaggerish vocals...so real....!
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lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Micky
Thanks for the comparison to Mick. It never gets old. One day I should listen to Stones.lol

LL
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ledebutant said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Hey, yeah!
Way to use the Woodstock opportunity to say something relevant about America today. Things never change, do they?

I really hear what McBoy's saying about you sounding like Mick Jagger, here. Geez, you really do...and you don't listen to them? Too bad you can't get in a time machine and release an album before the Stones then you could accuse Mick of sounding like you.

This is a killer song and I'd actually dig hearing a 'studio' version of it as well, because I think it could be cool to hear what you'd do with. Although, I seriously dig that crowd. Too bad we can't pack our own audiences with us in the real world!

I love the "reaching for the sky-eye" and you go for the high note. Nice moment of the lyrics meshing with the melody.
lavalamp said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Studio version
I mean, when I hear a Stones song somewhere, I don't turn it off. I dig that late 60's and especially, the early 70's stuff, but, for some reason, I have never owned one of their albums. Go figure. I like tons of their songs, anyway.

Yeah. the songs about wasted lives and 10 billion dollars a day.

To do a studio version, I'd have to do it from scratch because I purposely did it sloppily to get that 5 beer/ 2 joint Woodstockian sound.

Thanks for stopping by Lisa

Dave
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DWL said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Great live feel
that's a very enthusiastic audience there :-)

Cheers

Dick
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lavalamp said 4139 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Live-
The crowd must have been on something.:)

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saymme said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
( : )
GREAT SONG !!!!! this is refreshing to hear lissening now : ) : ) Man I wish You would do this again &put that voice of Yours more up front/in front cause ITS AWESOME!!!!!!!the way You go up high.......MMMMmmmmmmmmm LOVE IT WOWthe Music too -YOU GOT IT !(!)
tx for dl ( :
lavalamp said 4139 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Like the singing huh?
Always been shy about the singing. Maybe that's why I have it a bit down. But, thanks for the encouragement.

LL
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saymme said 4138 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
...
PLEASE.....Don't be shy with Your singing.....I would give ALOT(!) to hear You singing upfront on this -&others haven't heard many of You :( TX again THIS IS(!)SOMETHIN' REAL GOOD . . GREAT WORK ( 8 )
michael2 said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
awesome
track. soo ggod. love the vibe, the crowd noise, the lyrics, the vox (and that leap to falsetto). i guess i can hear some mick in you, but really for me, you have a classic garage rock voice. i think thaht those guys touring as the yardbirds right now, should hire you to sing for them. would love to hear you on smokesatck lightning.

great job.
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lavalamp said 4139 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Kieth Relf
was my long lost uncle? I sing by default. I'm the only here, but I try. Only sang backup back in the day.

I originally just wanted to post "songs" here, but you guys have forced me to step it up in the singing department.

Thanks.

LL
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dajama said 4140 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Great sound
and great job of creating and sustaining a vibe. The crowd noises work very well, but more to the point, the song is great. This is a terrific vocal. You knock this one out of the park. I feel like I'm there...or somewhere! Very nicely done. Cool. Peace.
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lavalamp said 4139 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Thanks Brother
Made my day. Thanks for the great comments. I'm always happy when you pay me a visit.
Dave
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guitapick said 4139 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Agree with McBoy...
...you and Mick...neither of you were there!

But you do have that feel and very, very live! Right on, David...
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lavalamp said 4137 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
Thanks a lot
Appreciate you taking the time to check this out.
Thanks for the kind words.
Mick


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Doadars Uncle said 4128 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Nice one Dave!
Great vibe, here. Nice guit.

Troubled song fits during so many times in our society!

Peace,
Doug
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lavalamp said 4128 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thanks man
Glad you dug the song. Hope to see you around more often.

LL
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Monkaton said 4120 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Live, If You Got It!
Nice going Lava. This sounds pretty much like a live version to me except for the fade out at the end.

Nice lead at the end. Could use a bridge or middle eight section.

The melody, especially in the verse, is strong.
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said 4104 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Great!
Killer my friend... Really killer.
Very live feel, very great work from all the sides. Enjoyed every second. WoodstockMJ was a very bright idea and your song can show that! KUDOS!

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