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Not So Kind w scofugate, fromano & Jeff Cook


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crissew

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Wasnt happy with the vox on this so I redid them. A song originally done with an acoustic guitar and vocals. Pretty much how every song I write starts out. Scott on drums, fulvio on the backer and Jeff did the mix and master.
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Comments: 53
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Uploaded: Sep 14, 2010 - 09:19:08 PM
Last Updated: Dec 24, 2013 - 09:25:30 AM Last Played: Aug 14, 2019 - 01:52:48 PM
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Social_Ice said 3265 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
b cuz I wuz.....
the first to listen perhaps....and I really in joy'd hearing this tune....all around great vocals and acoustics....kudos to all who participated.....tight on every aspect....!barbara
crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks
appreciate it!
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fasteddie said 3265 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Man
The production quality is really outstanding.

Excellent vocals. Scott as always really gets the groove going.

This song is really well written and very well performed.

Nice job all!
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks ed
Greatly appreciate it. Of course Fulvio and Jeff are largely to thank for that.
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RAVENS said 3265 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Powerful
Who wrote the lyrics? Charles, your vocals sound terrific & the harmonies are perfect. I really dig the track, it has such a great vibe. Awesome collab fellas! {what are the odds that this comment will be here in the morning?}

RAVEN ;-)
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Hey Dani
Love your new song with FastEddie! Anyway, I wrote this entire song. Fulvio heard it on icomps and wanted to make a more developed backing for it, scott offered his drums and jeff offered his production skills. I did the mix etc on the vocals for this version though and used jeff's mix for the backing. Anyway, probably more detail than you wanted, lol. Thanks for listening!
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Symphony101 said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Nicely fitting vocals
I like the arrangement too, really very nicely done Charles. Beautiful melodies and harmonies. I just keep humming after I hear one of your songs.
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks man
that is the best compliment I can get!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
that warm voice agin
i really like the tone of your voice. great song put together really well. lyrics are very identifiable with some real meaning. arrangement is really good the mid8 is just the right contrast. effective solo not over the top just fits great. accomplished stuff. enjoyed it. cheers
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thank you
Glad you liked it. A bunch more coming. A couple of songs with strangedream coming up. They are coming out great thanks in large part to her.
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Saltaireguru77 said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Nice song charles
I look forward to your new stuff and it always impresses me. The bridge is a nice touch and the sing has a great overall feel. The vocals were nicely delivered and a great collab from all involved. Thanks guys. Dl'd and fav'd!
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks so much man
Glad you liked it. This song was written a while ago but never liked my vocals on it so I got a wild hair and recorded them over in just a few takes and they seemed to come out much better. I also added autotune and a few extra ingredients to the background vocals which gave them an almost harmonica like sound which I think sounded interesting.
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ShadowofNine said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Bravo
To you all exceptional track, strong vocal Charles and pro backing and production..so cool to listen..I just noted the song review at the right someone must be deaf this is so much better than 5.5 almost insulting that rating thats why I don't allow the deaf to rate my tunes LOL. I especially do not like that yu can rate anonymously at this site...
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
LOL
Thanks Dave. I think this warrants at least a 5.7!
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Reggie_Pole said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Bimodal
score distribution. A perfect 10 and a dismal 1 ! Hahaha. Children. Great song, Charles. I like my music a little harder but there's no denying talent -- both in the composition and the performances. Some of your enunciations and your range remind me of the vocalist from REO Speedwagon (Kevin something I think), but there's more warmth in your voice. Well done. And hang in there --- hahahaha, oh Lord --- the drama, the drama (done in Col. Kurtz's voice).
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
the yin and the yang
Ahh yes. Thanks for listening. I do have some heavier stuff as well. Some in more of a rap genre, some in hard rock and even a pop tune. I seem to default to this countryish mish mash though.
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TobinMueller said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Nice collab
Really nice crisp sound, nice balance. I love how live the drums sound and the use of organ, the vocal clarity. There are a few minor moments when the band isn't as rhythmically precise as is usual in this genre, I think it's the piano that sometimes rushes and a few guitar hits in the very middle (chorus repeat), and the lead in parts of the chorus too (even tho I like what the lead is doing, the triplets and note choices). I also enjoy posted lyrics. Really strong country anthem feel. The quiet down spot at 2:30 is nice, creating great reloading potential. Classic tune.
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
thanks for such detailed
feedback on this. I will have jeff take a look at your suggestions and make adustments accordingly. This song was kinda stopped in mid production due to me hating the vocals I had on there. Jeff probably would not be happy about me giving him credit on this backer since he never really fine tuned or finished it. Great suggestions!
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Yeah
I went back and listened, you are right. the bell synths are off too in places. Good pickup. It sucks some of the groove of the song away.
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tokai said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Drama
You do have that Speedwagon voice on this as Reg says. Uncanny. Easy listening, but the overall performance is quite outstanding. Another comparison (sorry!) has to be with the Eagles eh? I can't wait to hear your heavy stuff...
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crissew said 3265 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thank you
Greatly appreciate the feedback!
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jdholliday said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
wow!
so many versions to this song that have taken it on this journey ( I get to hear via dropbox) amazing how you stick with a song and what a great group of people to get to collab with, It's unbelievable how much you've grown here in just 1 year, I don't hear the REO thing but that's a cool comparison people made, your vocals are spot on, I might be biased but IMHO you are one of the most talented hard working artists I know! Great post my good friend! Kudos to Scott, Fulvio and Jeff!
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crissew said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks James
Appreciate it!
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Skean said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
WOW
I'm speechless, this is radio ready, what a great mixed and delivered song, thanks for the download.

I give you 4-10s
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crissew said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thank you
for taking the time to listen! Appreciate it.
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michaeljayklein said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Right on!
Yes! This is quite a distinctive improvement on the other version--your vocals are spot on and relaxed; the harmonies are tight and complement the melody line beautifully Charles. You done blowed me away with this (I'll trade you some of my low notes for some of those high notes you seem to hit so easily!) As before, a fine job by Scott and Fulvio (and Jeff, the mix is excellent). A big hand to you all for bringing this kind of excellence to the site! Michael
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crissew said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thank you MJK
the kind words do not go unnoticed. You are a great supporter of artists on here and you offer flawless pieces from a bygone era and inject to life into them. An honor to know you here. BTW, why arent you working in Vegas? I bet you could be pulling down big money taking this act there. Seriously. James and I were just talking about that tonight.
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Carrie71 said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
JD Holliday?
Wow, I thought this was Mr. Holliday at first listen! Sounds similar to one of his recent posts. Have you to sung together? It appears he has maybe influenced your music? Thanks for sharing!!!
crissew said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
WOW
You are quite astute. Yes we did used to play together as an acoustic duo back in college. I like to think I influenced him though ;)
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dave_b said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Not So Kind
Strong melody & harmonies. Tight playing all around, love that lead break, Scott sounds great as usual. Use of the whammy bar on the guitar sounds cool. Not your most commercial song as you are asking your listeners to buy into the premise that they are morally bankrupt. Even if it's true most will not want to do that.
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crissew said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Good Point
Definitely something people wont want to hear. My only saving grace in this song is that I am including myself as well. It is a pretty harsh 60's political protest piece. You are right though, not very commercial. Gotta love the lyrics though "A trillion dollar deficit and what do the homeless get?... a lot more company."

I do think this song is accurate though. Ending homelessness and suffering would be incredibly easy to accomplish for a country as rich as our, yet countless people roam the streets in the freezing winter, many digging through trash to eat, many suffering from mental illness. It is just sad and I am guilty too. I wanted to write a song about it and voila.
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crissew said 3264 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
In short
I think the song comes off a bit preachy. I don't really know what to do to tone it down though. Not sure the song is good enough to bother anyway. Just a fun little ditty.
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Jarvoid said 3264 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Production
is crystal clear,great song....sometimes I wonder if I left my Cubase out on a rainy muddy night...sheesh,this sounds kickass,great job fellahs.

Cheers

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crissew said 3264 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thank
you for taking the time to listen. Appreciate it. Well Jeff and Fulvio are really the two that did the backer for this one so I can't take much credit for it. My original version of this song was only an acoustic and vocal.
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crissew said 3261 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
Thank you
all for your great comments. I greatly appreciate it.

As far as the 1 bombs the blameless "non clique" people are dropping on my song. I thank you for illustrating the correctness of my point in a way that I couldn't. Keep in mind that you are doing so to Scott and Fulvio too and that is childish and well... cliquish behavior.
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michaeljayklein said 3261 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
I must say
And I don't care if I lose any listeners either, that looking at the depth-bombs you were given in the ratings tells me there are some extremely immature and passive-aggressive babies on this site. Additionally, even if they did that to annoy you Charles (for obvious reasons this week) I wonder if they considered how they were hurting your collaborators on this excellent piece of music. I suppose that never occurred to them, but again, one of the reasons heated threads appear on this site is due to the proven tackiness of some folks here that obviously don't think for one second about their actions before taking them.

Again, this was most exceptional and deserves full marks!
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crissew said 3261 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Thank you
for your listen, comment and even more for YOUR great music. You are among not only the very best singers on this site, but anywhere. Look forward to all of your posts as do tons of other people. I doubt you would lose any listeners, it would be too painful to go MJK free!
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davisamerica said 3259 days ago (September 21st, 2010)
i don't
drop 10s and most of the time do not vote. the system is screwed on voting. has been for a long time but am dropping a 10 here cos this action by some immature trolls is wrong. once again...great effort by all and my 10 just evens things back up average wise to a more realistic level.
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crissew said 3259 days ago (September 21st, 2010)
Thanks for the feedback Jack
You always take the time to check out my tracks here and even at icomps. Appreciate it!
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DWL said 3256 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Great work
what a collab! Quality writing and performances.

Cheers

Dick
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crissew said 3256 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Thanks a lot man
Appreciate your support!
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867-5309 said 3256 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
this song . . .
great vocals - high quality
prof. job !
love it !!!
what a collaboration !
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crissew said 3252 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Thanks
glad you liked it.
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ste said 3254 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
I like
the bass line on this. Catchy little number with good, solid vox. Enjoyed the relaxed guitar lead though it seems to be competing with the piano a bit. Good work on this, Charles.
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crissew said 3252 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Thanks
Appreciate you taking the time to listen.
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ednetmonkey said 3253 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Production
Good Production nice balance. Well done you've spent good time on setup.
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crissew said 3252 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Well
the production is mainly due to jeff and fulvio's work on the backer. I managed to not wreck it too badly.
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jibes said 3252 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Great job!
Great song!
So well done and so well done together!!!
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crissew said 3252 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Thanks
for listening

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that80sboy said 3248 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
awesome!
i really can't believe no one has brought up jackson browne....as this tune nails that sound....i absolutely love this track!!...ipod-ing it next!!
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crissew said 3248 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
Thanks man
glad you like it. It does have a Jackson Browne thing going, you are right.
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Warren Smith said 3160 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Good writing
Lyrics not posted?

"And what will the homeless get? More company." Now that's a great line!
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jodyrush said 3117 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
JD told me so...
He said you have great vocal skills. He was right on! I would have liked to have that duo in your college days.
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