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Relic67

 Genre: Rock

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In which I retreat ever further into my habitual retro-ness and dorky antiquarian obsessions.
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Lyrics
i should tell you
there's something kinda wrong with me
could call it a fetish, or just a
slight peculiarity
c'mon I'll explain down at the sound exchange where I can show ya why
I get off on

Black plastic
always makes makes me feel so good
black plastic
stay forever if i could
I love that black plastic

waste the day here
flippin thru the piles and stacks
anticipate the moment
when the needle hits the wax
I know its sinful
I know its wrong
just give me a little longer
so I can find more

black plastic circles inside cardboard squares
black plastic, they got more of these downstairs
there's too much black plastic

guitar solo

my folks used to think that it was kinda strange
that I bought so many records with my paper route change
but I guess it all got started way back in grade five
when i opened up the cover of Kiss Alive, Kiss Alive

black plastic, always did something for me
black plastic, automatic ecstasy

black plastic revolution in my head, yeah, yeah
black plastic revolution in my head, yeah yeah
I love that black plastic
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Hits: 3592
Comments: 14
Fans: 11
Plays: 133
Downloads: 126
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Nov 07, 2008 - 01:50:33 PM
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2011 - 10:17:08 PM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 10:08:10 AM
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michael2 said 3941 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
awesome song
i know your thinking it's retro, but could also be a current indie band (think the (Raconteurs). very hooky and interesting parts You know, I worshipped Kiss ALive, but i'm hearing more Alex Chilton in this one. great song.
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Relic67 said 3940 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
thanks
Very nice to get an endorsement from the great Michael2!
glad you liked. also Glad it wasn't too archaic sounding... altho Jack White is kind of a standard-bearer for retro-ness, god bless him. chilton... a total hero.


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Bob6stringer said 3941 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
AHHHHHH!!!!!
Michael2 misunderstands... you're tellign your story listening to the worst band in the world!!! In the 70s as a teenage kid I hated Kiss with the same passion I reserved for Disco. Still do. I thought their music degraded rock, turned it into something for kids... which it did, and it was. This makes perfect sense to me and sheds new light--you WERE a younger kid at the time to my disaffected teenage rock elitism (even though my garage band-mates insisted on playing their hits...) I GET IT NOW!

Just look at those nuts! Macho glam? Ahhhhhh--pure marketing, no art... I still H-A-T-E the aging bastards! But ILY, you old Relic!
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Bob6stringer said 3941 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
OOPS!
I think the Kiss thing just threw me off, it was such a visceral reaction. You're singin' about the round VINYL disks you and I have stuffing our basements to this day, and our wives can't stand the things! (Well, that's my situation... my old records cost me a good chunk of the moving costs when we relocated!) I'll get more familiar with this song as I listen more closely, since I've downloaded it. Thanks for that!
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Relic67 said 3940 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
vinyl
I was thinking about name checking Johnny Winter (the first record I bought with my own money), but I thought I should be honest about what really got me into rock n roll!

I still listen to that Johnny Winter record... I love it (White Hot & Blue)
haven't listened to Kiss in many, many years LOL.


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lavalamp said 3939 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Good one
Like the vocals a lot. A very straight forward rock song. We need more of them these days.

Dave
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Relic67 said 3936 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
thanx
appreciate the listen and comment...
hope you had a nice birthday!
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tempie said 3938 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
dude!
ah man I knew when I saw the title that I was going to like this song :) Douglas Coupland writes that gen x is the first generation to be nostalgic from birth and i'd agree. could definitely be "now" retro-indie - although I hear more Eagles of Death Metal than Jack White. my favorite parts: the "too much black plastic" refrain that ends the chorus, and the riff afterward...the Solo - what a great approach - you could have tried to scream it but instead went laid back 70's AM, so cool dude - and then the break with the cowbell - "my folks used to think that I was kinda strange" what a great line and too true. Great concept, great composition, well played...and playing in my truck this week for sure...thanks!!
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Relic67 said 3938 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
thnx
very gratifying to see some of my favourite macjammers checking in! glad you liked.
i had some difficulties executing this one (the thought occured to me, why can't i sing or play my own &*^%ing songs? LOL) so i'm happy it turned out ok
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egobandit said 3938 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
needle hittin the wax
the good old days, and by the way this held me through out a great rock song!!!!!!!!!!
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Relic67 said 3937 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
thanks
thanks for listening egobandit.
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jlbowler said 3936 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
ditto
I agree - good ol' rock. The kind I grew up with and could understand.

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Relic67 said 3936 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
thanks
Thanks for listening... I've enjoyed your celtic offerings...
I may post a strathspey of my own (I do a bit of fiddlin' when I'm not trying to rock out)


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five_extra_arms said 3909 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
The Real Fab Four
Man, I am so glad you mentioned this in the KISS Army forum post! What a great tune and so cool that you used ALIVE as the art! Love the lyrics - I can smell it - nothing like black plastic.

You rocked this one, Star man (I'm assuming you were Ace because your guitar was smokin'!!)

Great download!

Bob


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Relic67 said 3908 days ago (December 10th, 2008)
black plastic
Thanks Bob!
In retrospect I'm not sure if I made it clear enough that "black plastic" refers to my love of vinyl LP's, not Gene Simmons' sweaty stagewear...LOL!
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DeathArrow said 3905 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
lala
i fell in love with your songs !!
it's just my style !!
cheers, luke
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Relic67 said 3904 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
thnx
thanks. I like your stuff a lot too.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3646 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Big Star
... or Let's Active, or Velvet Crush or...

Any of those guys would love to have written this song. Pure power pop perfection. I recently got the Big Star tribue CD and really this song ought to be on it (despite, obviously, not actually being a Chilton song!)
This is just brilliant.
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Relic67 said 3645 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
thnx
thanks again Paddy, I like all those bands you mention.
If you dig the Power Pop, check out the new Brendan Benson album (or at least the song Eyes on the Horizon) - I'm glad that people are still cranking out this style of music!


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ktb said 3247 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
bLaK pLaStiK
killer song writing. Way cool job on the vocals, The harmonies and melodic lines are terrific.
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alackbass said 2685 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
bLaK pLaStiK
Cool Joe Jackson/Elvis Costello vibe. Great changes! Very original. Love the chorus. Kiss Alive had the same effect on me. When I reached the age where I could work, most of my pay went straight to the record store.
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