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Ring, Ring, Ring (ah, the damned old phone)


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So here's a little number we tossed off recently. Another breakup song from the masters of attraction with no plan for retention, Dynamite Van Pipe. We've been busy with our individual lives, keeping British streets free of bad tracksuits and east coast pastures artificially inseminated. As usual, Paddy sent me the instrumental and I threw a melody at it. Apparently, when recording vocals in the basement, you're supposed to turn off the dryer. I thought the sound of my jeans buttons clanking around in the background was kind of punk, Paddy disagreed. He's old and uncool. So I redid the vocals and sent it back. Then there was a moment with Bobby D and a canoe paddle, or maybe that was a metaphor, and then voila! french!
-Craig

Well it was that time of year again, my new CD of songs had been recorded, mastered and pressed and I was at a loose end. So I trotted out this little guitar ditty, intending to keep it for myself and sent it to Craig, who liked it enough to grace it with some wonderful DVP lyrics in a Tempie-stylee. Dryers aside, the vocal tracks were magnificent in their quality and timbre, requiring little in the way of compression or EQ. The Dorseynator threw a spanner in the works, but it was a well timed and ultimately excellent spanner which had the effect of making something I thought was good, even better. As with all DVP, play loud. If the neighbours aint knocking it aint loud enough.
- Paddy
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Lyrics
that pile of laundry
there's none of yours in it
i can't pull your jeans from the dryer
and imagine you in them
and when I get in the car
i won't have to adjust the seat anymore

oh ring ring ring
yeah the damned old phone
it aint ever gonna ring again is it?

the loneliest thing in the world
is a chest of drawers
with no gal around
to borrow your stuff anymore

i stare hard at the floor
i can see where you walked on it
i stare hard at the wall
i can see your shadow on it
i don't have to watch out for that cat anymore
when I open the door

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Plays: 64
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Uploaded: Mar 01, 2012 - 08:22:36 AM
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2012 - 09:20:01 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 01:02:18 AM
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Hardware:
Ibanez guitar, shur mics, some computers, an amp or two, tea, probably of some sort, coffee, GE dryer
Software:
GB, Logic
Comments
Relic67 said 2790 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
pop
very nice pop song lads. love the crunchy guitars and vox are fantastic. I really enjoyed listening to it... thanks!


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Symphony101 said 2790 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
DVP
Very cool song, very much enjoyed.
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sschedra said 2790 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Holy Handgrenades!!!
Purest punkitation! You didn't warn me about the VOLUME! I was wearing headphones and now I have blisters on my eardrums. Good job.
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finkeldink said 2790 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Catchy as Hell, Damned as the Phone
Yeah!

This rocks!

Fully enjoyed boys! Then again I really love in your face attitude music. In fact, I do believe that is what I live for.

GrEaT!
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alackbass said 2790 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Ring, Ring, Ring
It rocks and it's catchy! What's not to like! Excellent mix too!
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Doadars Uncle said 2790 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Enjoyed!
Great environment. Good stuff!
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dave_b said 2788 days ago (March 3rd, 2012)
Ring, Ring, Ring
There's attitude both in the vocals and the raucous guitar line. "ring ring ring" is a good hook. On my speakers at least the drums were getting lost in the mix.
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Lennon714 said 2627 days ago (August 11th, 2012)
This song
needs more dryer clanks. Should've left it in, boys. Great vocal performance, Craig. This has a very modern feel. Like it should be in a commercial (where all of today's indie ends up). So that's a compliment. Don't bitch about it.
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Name: Dynamite Van Pipe
Location: United States
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We are Dynamite Van Pipe. Formed in 2009 we take straight up rock and mangle it through the imagination of our two main writer/performer producers: Paddy Navin: Guitars, basses, drums, singing, mandolin, sticks, bagpipes Craig Thomas: Guitars, ... [see more]

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