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apb

 Genre: Rock (instrumental)

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Yet another old song re-vamped but it's still very rough and not much more than an experiment- something to whistle while your otherwise detained, lol.
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Comments: 45
Fans: 8
Plays: 617
Downloads: 122
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Sep 17, 2006 - 01:32:05 PM
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2006 - 01:32:05 PM Last Played: Apr 27, 2016 - 04:34:59 PM
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Hardware:
Intel Mac Mini
MOTU Traveler
SM58
Gibson Les Paul Studio (EMG-ZW pickups)
Yamaha APX-8A Acoustic

Software:
GBv3
Drums on Demand
Comments
Einarus said 4024 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Whistling along...
A deadly mix of crunchy rock guitars and jolly whistling - who knew it'd
work? :)
A catchy line and pretty nice playing, too.
I especially liked the guitar solo(s) in the latter half.
Fun!

-Einar S.
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
apb said 3999 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Not me!
.. it was just a guess!! lol Thanks Einar.

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AquilA said 4024 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Commode Rock
I think you've got a new genre here. You've a got a great sound. This one
cries out for lyrics but I shudder to think where that might lead. Speaking
of leads, nice work at the end. Solid production and use of DoD.
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AquilA said 4024 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Commode Rock (cont)
Also like the piano melody and the break.
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apb said 3999 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Thanks
the lyrics aren't in anyway toilet related - rest assured ;o)

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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said 4024 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Oh yeah...
What a great sound! Absolutely love the guitar sound herein. Have you
written lyrics for this? You should. If you do I would like to volunteer my
vox (such as it is).

Be well!

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apb said 4024 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Lyrics ..
yes - I have some, not much enough for 1 chorus and a verse .. but
I'll wait until I have more to record the vocals - I do like the part I have for
the versey bit ..

I kind-of liked this version - it made me think of: a guy comes in, does solo,
goes to loo for a number 2 and the bergers off .. whistling as he goes.

Maybe I shouldn't analyse my own stuff too much ..hmm

Thanks for the offer all the same and the comment, vote. Too kind.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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jgurner said 4024 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Whistle while you rock....
Very catchy tune. Love the nice, crunchy Les Paul (god I love the sound of
the Les Paul). The whistling and the piano parts are nice touches. They
make a good contrast with the guitar. Hope you're able to come up with
the rest of the lyrics and get to finish this one.
Check out my latest song called 13
apb said 3999 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Thanks Joseph
.. yes, I do like the Les Paul .. but I wouldn't mind having a old Fender Strat or
Telecaster too. My Les Paul was 2nd hand when I got it - and a bargain at
half price (just a bit damaged on the paintwork on the back) - it did badly
need new pick-ups, the old coils had lost alot of magnetism. I tried several
other Les Pauls with various new Gibson pick-ups but when I tried an ESP
'Les Paul' style guitar with EMG pickups I was in love. My shop tested noticed
a clear 2s longer sustain from the active pickups than new Gibson static
ones. Money well spent lol.

Don't you use a Epiphone Les Paul Custom or? .. I thought you had that listed??

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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vbluesky said 4024 days ago (September 18th, 2006)
flush
me away, cool jam, I like your guitar sound and the whistle, way flushed, good production / mix
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apb said 3999 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Thanks Vincent
wasn't "Flush" a song by Deep Purple?? lol

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caroline said 4023 days ago (September 18th, 2006)
eeeeek!!!!!
good thing i have had my coffee - whistling and this geetar - har de har har!! roger whittacker meets black sabbath!!! this i would like to see - it gave me a smile - couldn't ask for more! ty for sharing dafty xoxox
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apb said 4023 days ago (September 18th, 2006)
Surely!
.. not THE Roger Wit Attacker and Black Bubblebath??

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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said 4022 days ago (September 19th, 2006)
Nice Rock
I love it great playing....Almost perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

Kenta:)
apb said 3999 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Ah ..
.. you spotted the mistook in the solo I tried to cover with track delay huh? lol ...

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
scotsmanlerxt said 4022 days ago (September 20th, 2006)
Great sound!
Nice blend of humor and production. Is it me or is the bass & kick a bit
light? Something tells me I'd add a bit of overall warmth to the EQ but
don't quote me on that. How did you do the whistling? Is that you or some
GB sound? I have been looking for a good whistle preset for a while.

Very nice work!
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apb said 4021 days ago (September 20th, 2006)
The whistler
.. was me. Thanks for the comment and EQ tip .. I have
'upbeat and agressive' Vol.3 of DoD too .. hmm .. could
try that as well.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
apb said 4021 days ago (September 20th, 2006)
oh .. I forgot
.. my session whistling services are up for sale, reasonable rates .. lol

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Wildcat said 4021 days ago (September 20th, 2006)
You...
You play a good guitar.The sound is great. A very catchy tune.
Nice arrangement....
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apb said 3999 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Thanks Tanya
.. I'm still really working on getting decent starting off presets for recording the
instruments I have or can borrow. I think my production is getting better ..
few more instruments to get to grips with .. then I'll focus on mastering and
EQing. Then, I'll drop GB v3 and stick everything in Logic Pro and try
mastering there instead lol. I'll be ready in oh .. 2025 at latest estimate.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
j2morrow said 4019 days ago (September 22nd, 2006)
Weird combination
whistling and rock guitars--but boy does this ever work. It's like mixing
gravel and sugar but it sounds terrific.
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apb said 4018 days ago (September 23rd, 2006)
Thank you
.. they said it couldn't be done .. no wait .. *shouldn't* be done ..lol

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
said 3881 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
You got it : )
LOL DU ÄR OSLAGBAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; )
TACK : )
said 3881 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
You got it : )
LOL DU ÄR OSLAGBAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; )
TACK : )
apb said 3881 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Unbeatable?
Nah .. too many to mention better musicians and songs on this site, you'll see, thanks all the same for the compliment :o)
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Cori Ander said 4019 days ago (September 23rd, 2006)
Nice and fun
A nice rock theme and fun too!
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apb said 3849 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Thanks Johannes
.. somehow missed replying to you before. It was lots of
fun, I'm not in it just for money, er.. what money? lol
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
ktb said 4018 days ago (September 23rd, 2006)
stellar
what a great hybrid. The cadence with the whistling verse is huge. the
guitar work exceptional. I agree there real estate available if you decide
to add voice of another instrument. Even as a stand alone it rocks. Nice
job
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apb said 4017 days ago (September 24th, 2006)
Thanks alot John
very glad you liked it. I'll keep working on it, vocals, bass on a section I missed
completely (doh) and have a think about more keyboards or bringing up some
of what I have buried a bit too much. (I wanted to focus on the guitar sound,
since I had new pickups) - it's only 2 guitar tracks: 1 rhythm, 1 solo and I
didn't change anything in the EQ for the drums or guitar sound used for the
solo. There is mistakes therein that I left (3rd take solo) and I used the
track echo all the time for speed but *should* use delay and only on certain
sections of the solo.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Feter said 4017 days ago (September 24th, 2006)
very nice guitar sound
this grungie sound feel so good ...thnx
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apb said 4017 days ago (September 24th, 2006)
Thanks Feter
glad you took the time to pop in and listen to this one too - I don't just do more
folky things and appreciate you liked the guitar sound.

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Check out my latest song called Stowaway
echoroom said 4017 days ago (September 24th, 2006)
More whistling in Rock!
Awesome production - the drums and geetars sound massive. Just the
thing for driving down a big highway with the wind in your hair and a
whistle on your lips. Fantastic guitar work - this track is nuts - the little
keyboard riff shouldn't work with the rock backing, but it does a treat.

Really cheered me up - thanks man.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
apb said 4017 days ago (September 24th, 2006)
Thanks alot
glad you liked the unusual blend. I've tried bagpipes and digeridoo in another
of my songs: Minister's daughter .. with a little help from my friends ;o)

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Schello said 4003 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
,-)
no words..BELLO!
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apb said 4003 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
You again!
lol ... now it is "mio lavabo" your interested in! ;o)

Thanks!

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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rjamadeus said 3968 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
excellant !
very excellent sound, and it doesn't sound like everyone else's stuff out there.
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apb said 3906 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Thank-you very much
for the nice compliment. I do try to do something a bit different but mostly in a traditional way. I think something you glean from access to many different synth sounds is more of an appreciation of some other non-electronic sounds that can be blended/work together in surprisingly pleasing ways. This melody is ancient history, I wrote the pattern and whistling melody when I was about 16 - the solo I invented much later. Thanks again.
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baki said 3902 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
funny funny
great production on the (mission) impossible combination. well who would tell this will work out in such a nice way... guitars rock! cheers
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apb said 3901 days ago (January 18th, 2007)
Thanks ..
.. very much for your kind words, Baki.
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perceptualvortex said 3831 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Cool jam
I love the whistling. It makes the whole thing very catchy. Nice changes and rocking guitar tone. This works really well with my coffee filled morning at work.
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apb said 3819 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
...
thanks David .. I know people might think: he's whistling 'cos he can't think up some words etc .. but this is not entirely true .. when I came up with this, it was pretty early days for my song-writing and I tried whistling along while I played to sometimes help find vocal melodies - in this case what I came up with I liked as a whistle part .. and hence-forth stopped doing that, for fear of always liking the whistling lol.
The vocal melody does follow the whistle melody (at the chorus) but the
whistling shall remain as a feature of this song, as it
strangely just "works" with the other voices. The verse melody is supported by the keyboards and guitar a bit. I'll need to come back and re-visit this one... and write more
lyrics.
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jamorama said 3766 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
"a cawhistling"
as in a capella, but only whistling with about twelve or more (whistling) voices... I'd like to try that: whistlers only collab, for I am a whistler too.

And I've never heard a whistling chorus. How might that be organized, I wonder, a mass whistler collab....

You're full of surprises.
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apb said 3762 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
Thanks
I've noticed a few of us. You should check out Slotogenic's posts. He's very good IMO and also has incorporated a bit of whistling too.

It's a mad idea, therefore I quite like it - I'm always up for a bit of whistling, er .. just whistle, I'll be there. :o)

Now, if you were to add a dog-whistle to it at key points, so MJ dog owners pooches bark at key points, then I think we're off the ground. An animal interactive participation song, with human whistling ensemble. We need a crack two finger in mouth, sheep-dog trial hired gun whistler too.
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Bob Rodgers said 3585 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
So good!!
A great sound on the guitar and a great song too, excellent guitar playing, I loved it!
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magnatone said 3482 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
LOL
I LOVE THIS!!! (you wailin' man!)
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