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Public Transport


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T_Being_esq

 Genre: Reggae

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I was going to do a new version of this very old song of mine but while going through some old cassettes I came across this version recorded in about 1986/87 during a band rehearsal. I originally wrote it back in about 1979 while I was an art student. It was my birthday and my class mates had bought me a cheap plastic, childs toy banjo. We instantly formed a band called the Sh*ts and I wrote this little ditty during a still life class and we spent the rest of the lesson singing it.
Roll on seven or eight years and the song was revived and polished to be performed by my then band 'Compact And Bijou'. This is the version I present to you.
All credit goes to the band members for this arrangement and I dedicate it to my brother who is not so well at the moment.

Band members 1986
Florence Wilson Vocals and keyboards
Nick Hynes (my bro', get well soon) Guitar
Me Bass, New vocals.
Dave Nixon Drums

Sorry about the quality but it is a very old cassette recorded live on old analogue equipment. I re-recorded the vocals as the originals by Flo were a little lost. I doubled up the track and mixed each one with a different EQ setting to try and bring out the vocals and guitar. Finally mastering it . I hope you all like it.

Ps. The picture is of my brother with his daughter.
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Lyrics
Sit in a little box, move down the street
Senses are alert protecting form invasion
body presence getting close move to avoid
It isn't I don't like you, it's just absurd

Chorus
But Public transport reminds of you
I'm going to leave it all
Public transport reminds me of you
Get my self a car

Rain on my window blurs my world
I can't see clearly now from the top deck
It seems so long ago can't comprehend
Why is the question look to a friend

But public transport reminds me of you
I feel so alone
Public Transport reminds me of you
I wish I were.......

Break

Public transport
What's my name
Public Transport
What's my identity
Public transport
Where do I stand
Public transport
I'm going insane
Song Stats
Hits: 2800
Comments: 20
Fans: 9
Plays: 69
Downloads: 77

Uploaded: Aug 06, 2009 - 01:08:40 PM
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2009 - 08:01:26 AM Last Played: Mar 17, 2019 - 02:06:16 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
God too long ago to remember. Vocals recorded on my usual.
Software:
Logic Pro 8
Comments
Henke said 3610 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
A good song is not defined
by the quality of its recording, which you just proved. Very charming - even if I'd need those lyrics to get a clue what it is about ;-)

Hope your brother gets well soon!

/Henke
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T_Being_esq said 3610 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Thank you
Henke. When I originally wrote it I use to go to college on the bus, hence the title. I may try and improve the recordeing some more. I will pass on your regards to my brother.
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davajonah said 3610 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
Late 70's means Punk and Reggae. Memories!
Very cool ditty. You should have a go a re-recording it. Slow it down and put in some nice dubby fx.

Excellent!
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davajonah said 3610 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
Oh...
..and a speedy recovery to your brother too.
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T_Being_esq said 3610 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
davajonah
I was going to do a re-record. I have started it a few times but I can never get the drums right, not like in this version, can't beat a real drummer.
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Feter said 3610 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
Public Transport
O my ...my fav kinda recordings ...it has the
100% live feeling ...the keys so cool ..the bass
solid and cool the drums as well ...I m enjoyin
this so ...this really worth to be watched on a
video ...kudos ...thnx alot for sharin such fun
!!!

p.s
wish your bro get well
p.ss
what a charmin pic :-)
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T_Being_esq said 3610 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Feter
unfortunately nothing remains of the band except a cassette recording of the set we did. I do not even think there is even a photograph.
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T_Being_esq said 3610 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Feter
Oh I will pass on your wishes to my brother. Unfotunately he is a talent gone to waste. Drink being the demon and ill health being the result. Alas he does not play much anymore. Hence my desire to preserve just a hint of him at his best.
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abfkingsport said 3609 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
The Specials Bro. excellent. Really brings the 80's ska wave back. Hope your brother is feeling better. great dedication. You should redo just to clean up the cassette sound. Very cool faving it abd DL'ed thnx for sharing this gem.
The King
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T_Being_esq said 3609 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
You are
More than welcome. Glad you liked it.
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magnatone said 3609 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Public Transport
what a terrific ditty!
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T_Being_esq said 3608 days ago (August 8th, 2009)
magnatone
Thanks for dropping by. High praise indeed from one so talented as yourself.
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ShadowofNine said 3606 days ago (August 10th, 2009)
yaaa
Love the lyrics, and the Rasta feel, very cool enjoyed man...
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T_Being_esq said 3606 days ago (August 10th, 2009)
Well Thank You
Glad you enjoyed it and taking the time to say so.
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egobandit said 3604 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Cool formation
this song is, To sing it for rest of the lesson classic!
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T_Being_esq said 3603 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
Thank you
Oh to be a carefree art student again. I am glad you liked it.
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davisamerica said 3603 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
very cool stuff
...praying your brother has positive healing coming his way.
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T_Being_esq said 3603 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
Thanks Davis
I am hoping that to. Would be great to record with him again and get him on MJ. Glad you liked the song.
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Calchas said 3588 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
A fun and very upbeat demo.
It's cool that this was preserved all these years Martin. It made for a nice "fixer-upper" to be sure...Nice job!

Be well friend!
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T_Being_esq said 3587 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Calchas
You are most kind. It was just as much a challenge to revive this version than to do a complete re-work.
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Name: Martin Hynes
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