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Another "pure pop for now people" type of song. Picture an indie 60's motown harmony acid freak out.
this song also features Scott and Io (my pop band of choice).
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Comments: 13
Fans: 7
Plays: 238
Downloads: 134
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Apr 09, 2007 - 08:32:05 PM
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2007 - 08:32:05 PM Last Played: Jan 13, 2016 - 10:04:53 AM
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Hardware:
fender tele, fender twin, fender jazz bass, gretsch drums, no name 60's fuzz box, ampeg 70's bass combo, tambourine, fender rhodes mark V, SM57 mics,mac G3
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recorded on my friends pro-tools rig. this was the first song we cut that day, so we hadn't perfected the mic placement yet. plus the action on the Rhodes almost killed me; i've since gotten used to it.
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TobinMueller said 3672 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Paisley groove
I dig the retro feel, the vocal stylings, the step back in time nostalgia. Happy track. Nice electric piano choice. In my ears, the percussion is maybe too repetitively programmed, maybe slightly hyperactive, for the easy happy feel of the piece; for example, the tambourine shakes are frenetic, I'd rather picture Davy Jones just having fun; and even tho the cymbals sound really good, I know from my own stuff they rarely work on a MIDI track. The synth swell solos made me smile. Solid writing. I really enjoyed the unabashedly 60s pop feel. Paisley bellbottoms all over, with a psychedelic kaleidoscopic ending (the party must have continued after the lyrics stopped)!
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michael2 said 3672 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
thanks for listening
i'm glad you like the song. although actually there is no MIDI on the track at all. everything was played live on real instruments: the piano was hard to play (bad action and you can hear the keys squeaking), forgot to turn on the snare drum mic,... i have actually thought myself that the tambourine could/should mix it up a bit more, but them's the breaks. never got any copies of the files except for .m4a (wasn't thinking ahead, and now my friend is somewhere unkown). thanks so much for listening.
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mccannmp1 said 3672 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Great Song
Love the song. Great Job.


mike
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michael2 said 3672 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
thank you
hey welcome to macjams; i've been around for a couple of weeks now and it's been fun. got some good tips, met some nice people, even got some free loops and a cello (check the media center under "my macjams" on the right). looking forward to hearing your stuff. thanks for stopping by.
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ktb said 3672 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
luv this
I'm fallin in love with this retro, totally stylish reborn pop thing your doing. The fact that your playing all the instruments leaves my jaw on the floor. man your forearms, fingers must have fallen off after this.
Great sound.
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michael2 said 3672 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
thanks
yeah, i love pop sometimes ( i go through phases). i didn't actually play everything though (scott played drums and persussion, and Io played bass and did back-up vocals). none of us are very good with pro-tools, so we basically used it like an 8 track: "everyone plug in and play then we'll throw on the vocals and a guitar overdub." we would probably have just kept the scratch vocals, but then you'd hear me shouting out the chord changes.
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cherryunited said 3672 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
wow
love the song,great vocals backup and lead.piano really gives the song depth and feeling. nice and relaxing,
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vbluesky said 3672 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
yea
I like this acid freak out guitar solo,good production and 60's style sound
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mccannmp1 said 3669 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Upon further listening
Michael,

Just listened to this song again...this time on headphones, and man, this is a great song...

vocals are awesome!


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cjdaley said 3658 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
thanks
from the "now people" for this. The fuzz final freak-out is ten minutes too short, but apart from this it's exactly "cool". DL'ed.
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Heightened said 3397 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
I love happy
beat songs. Cool!!! And I like the pig too.
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peacepiano said 3341 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Very Cool
The Rhodes sounds right at home in this tune. There is definitely a tendency to distort when jamming on a real rhodes.

Hopping tune here too. Like the vocals and the lead guitar the best :)

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alackbass said 1471 days ago (April 19th, 2013)
I Can Be Happy
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