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I'd Like To Know What Makes You Tick

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This song started as a planned Dynamite Van Pipe track to be completed with Craig Thomas (Tempie). I initially laid down the rhythm guitar, bass and drums with the view of Craig writing and singing. Whilst mixing the music we decided it might be an opportunity for my voice and Craig's guitar to feature on a DVP track and so I set to work on the lyrics and laying down a vocal.
In the meantime Craig was going to work on guitar parts and backing vox. Whilst waiting for his guitar parts I started playing around with an "infinite guitar" type lead sound which you hear on this version and the song came together as it is now. Craig heard it and decided he liked my version and felt he couldn't add anything to it that he felt could bring the song forward, so we agreed I would release it as is.
I'm very happy with the overall sound, especially the drums. This is only the 3rd or 4th time that I've not used high quality loops and instead played the drums via midi. On this occasion rather than use my Korg NanoPAD to input the drum beats I've played them live using a PS3 Rock Band usb drum accessory - I'm really pleased with how that's worked out.
The infinite guitar sound was played on my Epiphone Dot Studio with reverb set to maximum and a little echo in GB 09's guitar amp simulator.
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Looking down at the city lights,
I can still taste your skin
Hungry for that new way of life
I feel the passion within

You know that...

I'd like to know,
I'd like to know what makes you tick.

Reaching out for the stars,
I'm hoping things will come again
I taste the spice upon your lips
I feel the pain inside again

I'd like to know,
I'd like to know what makes you tick.

I'd really like to know,
I'd really like to know what makes you tick.
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Uploaded: Dec 15, 2009 - 03:42:19 AM
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2010 - 09:44:59 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 01:25:01 PM
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iMac Core 2 Duo, TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6, Epiphone Dot Studio, Ibanez GAX30, Fender PB, PS3 Rock Band drum accessory
All done with GB '09
segiperkasa said 3594 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Really cool
wow... this is really cool... can be easily mistaken as a U2 band.. or you are actually Bono in disguise?... really cool work
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springclock said 3594 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I dig the chord structure.... good times.... nice ambient edge to the guitars.... coolness
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tempie said 3594 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
solid tune
the thing i like most about this tune is how immediately complete it sounds. it's just really well done in every way. great hook, great vocals, great break (i like to think some tempie has rubbed off on you), great guitar sound etc. now in heavy rotation on the tempie ipod. thanks dude.
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Feter said 3594 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I'd Like To Know What Makes You Tick
This is cool ...just tight tight band ...very
clean production ..wonderful vocals .the guitars
just grungin so good ...kudos to all of you ..
and rock on ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Peter Bauckham said 3594 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I like the guitar sound you've achieved on this Paddy - reminds me of U2 also. Very solid production - I like it!

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michael2 said 3594 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
nice guitar sound, and the drums sound perfect for this. MIDI is fun, lots of opportunities to tweak. nice song too, love how the vocals go down in the chorus, kind of Echo and the BUnnymen sounding. very cool.
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Relic67 said 3593 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
great song! I was waiting for another one of yours to come out...
The drums did work out nicely. I usually use loops too, but I have found the MIDI allows you to achieve a drum part more perfectly tailored to the song, and that shows here...
the production values are impressive overall... guitars and vox are right on. good one man!
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lengold said 3587 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)

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Hickling_Stan said 3553 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Great song
So thats how the Edge gets that effect!! catchy tune, great hook. Well done. Mark
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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