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Motorcycle Girl


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DWL

 Genre: Electropop
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See Drakonis's comments, interested?

Imagine the scene.

A coffee in a biker's cafe with a stunning waitress, a tatooed biker chick in pink mini-skirt and long black hair.

You fantasise about running away with her but then reality intrudes. This isn't Hollywood. She probably lives in a damp basement flat and her only escape is to look like the "heroine" in a Meatloaf video.

Then again, what if you're wrong?

If Echoroom hears this then I'd love him to give it a go.

Words and melody by my songwriting partner Richard Marris who played guitars and left the rest to me :-)

It started as a discordant grunge number and I'm not sure how we ended up with this.

Always thought there's something better out there
Today it's you
Never seen a pretty girl looking so tough
Pink dress and a black tattoo

Take me with you motorcycle girl
Take me with you motorcycle girl

Every compromise I ever I made
Took me farther from you
A lovely waitress in a biker cafe
Now I know what I need to do

Take me with you motorcycle girl
Take me with you motorcycle girl

As I start to fade
Into this grey, dull life I made
One short change of tack
Exotica in pink and black

BREAK

T M W Y

You and me on the white line
The smell of petrol and your sweet perfume
Is it just the open road ahead
Or do your red lights look like mine


But at the end of that road
Is there a dead end street?
A cramp and damp basement flat
Where disappointment and delusion meet

Take me with you motorcycle girl
Take me with you motorcycle girl

Cheers

Dick
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Uploaded: Aug 10, 2007 - 03:10:59 PM
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2007 - 05:32:29 PM Last Played: Apr 28, 2017 - 12:55:24 AM
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Comments
drakonis said 3633 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
drips with gothic pink...
This is quite fun gothic fantasy, actually... very cool music writing, good singing, awesome guitar playing ideas. This is a sleeper... however it is waiting to awaken and be a total powerhouse piece, I can taste it. So, what does it need? It needs BorisLuxx to come in and work some additional magic on the already good synth-ideas, tweak the voicing and choices a bit there to make this thing skulk and sneer... then you have a great voice on this, but possibly some minor embellishments in the voice line, such as a little more emotion and sliding in the singing, and maybe a harmony backup voice in the chorus? I like the lyrics too. This is very good already, and for some reason it feels like it could be huge. But we'll wait for other opinions :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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DWL said 3633 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Thanks mate !
I would love anyone to give this a tweak or two and would certainly welcome another vocal :-)

I'm not a technician so anywone who can tweak these sounds to be better would be very welcome.

I loved the lyrics as well but I just don't have the knowledge of this style to be able to really get it going.

In fact I'll change the title.....

Many thanks for your input!

Cheers

Dick


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Rebsie said 3633 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Impressed
The synth style and the way it blends with the guitars is incredibly evocative and makes the smell of petrol and perfume very real. As well as teleporting the listener back to 1981, with those different layers of electropop and hard rock fused together into something really original which transcends genres. This is really very, very good. It has depth and earthy realism and perfect poise between the two. I can appreciate how fantastic it would sound with Steve's vocals but have to say you did a pretty good job of it yourself.

I have to agree with Drakonis, that "for some reason it feels like it could be huge." As I was listening I found myself wondering whether you're really a famous artist having a laugh by going incognito as a MacJams guitar god and I'm still racking my brain trying to guess who.

The ending is inspired!
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DWL said 3632 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
A real guitar God ?
Blimey, I wish :-)

I really appreciate the comments.

I've no idea how it ended up like this. Happy accident I guess. If Steve does it I think it will bring out the best in the song. Watch this space.

I also think Drak got it spot on. I have no idea how to take it up a level though. Some guitar God huh?

Cheers

Dick

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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
Vic Holman said 3633 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
rev her up
This is a cool tune Dick. I could picture Steve doing vocals. will he or won't he? only his hair dresser knows for sure.
Drakonis made some great suggestions I can see what he's pointing out.

Cool tune. Enough to take chances hanging out at a chick motorcycle bar or pub as you call it
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DWL said 3632 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
Wheels are moving
watch this space........

Thanks Vic, your comments are always welcome. This was actually a biker's bar and gig venue and here's a link to the very place.

Cheers

Dick

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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
echoroom said 3632 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
Here come the disclaimers
Ok, I have a massive backlog of collabs, AND Rachel has finally started to get annoyed about the amount of time I spend (every weekend) "on the computer", but as you are on my list of 'drop everything to collab with', and I love the track ....

I'll send you my e-mail address.

I don't know Boris, but am collabing with Alex Weiler ... check out his stuff, it's 'harder' than this, but could work.

Will be in touch.

Steve
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Moviz said 3632 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
I think,
Drakonis has all the suggestions spot on, but the potential for this really sings out. Great track though, M
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DWL said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Thanks.
Potential may be realised :-)

Cheers

Dick

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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
dolby said 3631 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Great track Dick
Not really Electropop for me - the first thing that came to mind for some reason was Magazine circa "Second Hand Daylight", there's something very bleak, dark (English?) about this. I hear Permafrost in this.

Steve Echoroom's voice would certainly suit - but there's something about your own voice which works really well here. I like the fact that you sing in an English accent for a start (I battle the urge to sound like I'm from Noo Yawk all the time), but you have the song that suits the voice. I agree with Drakonis that you could probaly (I'd say) "ham" the voice up a bit - but it's a minor point.

Good stuff though,
Phil
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DWL said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Interesting comments
I didn't consciously sing in an English accent for this (I do on many of my other songs) so I'm pleased it camre through.

Yes there is a lot of work that could be done on this. It was an experiment from my point of view that needs someone who understands synths bettter than me. I just pick swirly sounds :-)

Thanks!

Cheers

Dick



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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
Dj French Toast said 3626 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Thats interesting
that you wouldnt sing in a english accent ....I never think about what my vocals sounds like to other countries ears .Im sure Ive got an accent of some sort to people from england hmmmmm this has always interested me... linguistics are fascinating .So were you trying for an American accent ? .....Anyway the song is very well done not my cup o tea really but I appreciate it on a production level for sure ...the lyrics are well placed and the poetry is great . The instruments are all well placed in the mix nice jam man.

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said 3631 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
nice
that was tasty. i liked the tempo and the melody was just right for your vocal attitude. good music behind you kept my ear. i coulda gone for some TAKE ME AWAY TAKE ME AWAY TAKE ME AWAYs at the outro.
i enjoyed this piece - thanks. anne
DWL said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Take me away indeed
There is in fact a bit of "Take me" behind the guitar "interlude" but I buried it a bit too much.

I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
ledebutant said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Wowsa!
You really are a 25 year old guitar god. Thanks to that witch, maybe you'll always be one. This is stellar in every way, production, writing, musicianship, vocal. I can definitely picture a Steve version of this, but yours is excellent, don't sell yourself short.

P.S. I noticed that you said something about having the Voices Jam Pack elsewhere. I've been going nuts trying to find demos of it online without much luck (except thetiler's song). So, if you post something here that uses it, I'd be very interested in hearing it.
DWL said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
You are too kind
Thank you very much.

It's not my normal style (do I have one?) and I struggled with the phrasing (especially that first verse) so it's great to get some positive feedback :-)

I haven't really had a chance to do anything with the Voices yet but I have to say I'm not that initial impressions aren't brilliant.

A lot of loops which are very good but not a lot of use to me. Far too smooth and sophisticated :-) The choirs don't sound too bad though and the vocal "instruments" might be useful for effect (I used a choir and 2 voice samples at the end of this). The jury's out out the moment and I need a bit of time to get my head round what it will do.

Thanks again.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
alexweiler said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
An electrifying ...
... and floating electropop song (or maybe future pop; but i would sort it under the first genre) that partly reminds me of the Norwegian band "Apoptygma Berzerk. I like the contrasting rocking guitar parts and the variation of the drums in the last measure, which could be a bit more impulsive (and harder) to my ears.
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lengold said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Dick...
this is superb. Very 60's sounding and I love your voice on it (you sound so Cockney - lovely). I agree that it is definitely a 'grower' and I have downloaded.
How strange we have similar endings to our songs.


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Montgomery California said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
fully british
as a lifelong american ( although from california, which should not be considered american sometimes...) , i love hearing the basic rock elements and electropop sounds blended with deft brilliance. this is something i feel the british have been able to succeed in on so many levels. alot of u.s. bands and artists have tried, but cannot achieve the feel of european synth pop... this track is great as is.. smooth transitions, subtle drum tracks, and the guitar work is killer.. just enough british steel...the synths are simple, and that is the way it should be. i think it captures the mood better than a really busy set of keys... it is dark yet not... you know? 10's all the way round...i gotta get me to england....
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Montgomery California said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
oh......
this was posted by the r.a.d. project... i was under an assumed identity...
Allen~

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DWL said 3628 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Blimey, I never thought of it like that
I'm really pleased at how this has been received here as I wasn't sure about it at all.

My songs rarely turn out as I think they might :-)

The odd thing is that another board I post on and where I am well established didn't like it all.

Many thanks for the vote of confidence here!

Cheers

Dick



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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
DWL said 3628 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
If you ever get over here
don't forget to contact us :-)

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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
Mystified said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Trippy and cool
This was a lot of fun to listen to--gothic fantasy, indeed! Fabulous space and big sound in this

Love the contrasting ending,too :)
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DWL said 3628 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
I blame the drugs
or maybe the lack of them.

Thanks for the comments :-)

Cheers

dick

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VicDiesel said 3630 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
This could be Pet Shop Boys big!
For some reason this reminds me of certain PSB songs. Except they wouldn't be singing about a motorcycle *girl*, but that's beside the point. This song should really be a synth orgy. You're doing all right here, but it should be more over the top. It's already great material, now you simply need to think: More! More! More! Of course keep the guitar parts. Although maybe there should be more of them :-)

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DWL said 3628 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
PSB?
That's quite a compliment :-)

Now if only I had their money .........

Many thanks

Cheers

Dick

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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
jiguma said 3629 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Good track Dick!
Really like what you've done - personally, although Steve's voice would work, I think yours is perfect. The inflections of the accent make the vocal. Everything else about this really works too ... except (I do listen closely to this area) .... the bass. It kind of seems lost in the mix to me - now that could be my rapidly deteriorating headphones (or my equally rapidly deteriorating hearing), but maybe a new bass track would help. This might best be a synth bass track, and BorisLuxx might be able to do a job on it for sure. If you wanted a real bass, I'm certainly interested.

Bloody terrific post Dick - easily your best yet. Love the vocals (and the guitars).

Neil
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DWL said 3628 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Bass ?
Yes Neil, I screwed it up a bit. It's a midi bass and it's an octave too low. I should have doubled it up an octave.

Thanks for the positive comments. The remix should be interesting .......

Cheers

Dick



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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
Feter said 3628 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Motorcycle Girl
this is Art Rock to my ears
.. I m enjoyin the singin ,powerfull playin
guitars .. welldone !!

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DWL said 3628 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Always good to hear from you
and I'm pleased you liked the song :-)

Cheers

Dick

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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
said 3628 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
YEAH!!!
This has a particular reasonance with me - I met my wife Deb due to the fact we both own identical 1979 motorcycles!

But back to the tune...I can feel the moment, the smell of the air in the bar and the play of light on her leather vest. (You didn't mention that detail, but... well, there ya go) And that question... behind the fantasy, who is she? By day, every day?

Your voice is fine and works perfectly. Make no mistake, Steve would put his own distinctive zing on this and would be great, but your quiet, wistful tone gives it an element of shy, worship-from-afar, almost-afraid infatuation that really gives it strength and blood.

Just amazing!
DWL said 3627 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
1979 bikes ? Yikes !
Hey thanks!

I really appreciate the thoughtful comments.

Yes, the leather vest. As it was written by a non-biker they probably missed that bit ;-) Behind the fantasy is what this is all about. If she really was so exotic what was she doing working in a bikers' cafe? Discuss....

Thanks for the thumbs up about the voice. I wasn't sure and thought that Steve would make a much more convincing job of it. I still think that but it's nice to get some positive feedback :-)

My own 1979 bike was a Honda CB750. Heavy, handled like a rubber pig and was surprisingly slow.

Cheers

Dick


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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
peacepiano said 3627 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Hi Dick
I am a little late chiming in here, but this is a Great number. An interesting mix of styles with the guitars, techno beats and vocals. Very cool stuff.

Thanks
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DWL said 3626 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Hi Bill
Thanks for stopping by and your comments, much appreciated.

I'm amazed, and very pleased, at the response here. An unexpected pleasure.

Cheers

Dick

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Check out my latest song called Metaphoric Bullet
peacepiano said 3625 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Unexpected
Unexpected...maybe, but well deserved!

Cheers!
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sloparts said 3626 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
One old mans opinion
This is not a style of music I am used to. That's because I was born 22 days after D-Day. That said. I was drawn to the ebb and flow of this piece of music. It is very moving musically and the lyrics paint a picture in the minds eye that is haunting and yet compelling. An Excellent piece of work.

Not being familiar with the genre, I hesitate to offer suggestions, but here goes anyway. Pull the vocal forward just a touch to bring it out of the mix. Also you might try using a rock organ sound like a hammond B3 in the higher registers as a counter point to the rich deep pads you are using. Maybe with just a touch of echo to it. Not as a pad though but as a strategic chord hit here and there to accent and define the changes throughout the song.

Like I said I don't know this kind of music, but I know what I like and I like it a lot. I'd like it a lot more with these changes if they were used sparingly and correctly.

Great work, keep at it "PLEASE" you're very good.

Ed
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said 3625 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Great fun DL!
Love this. That dark and gothic sound...that compelling chorus (take me too!). Then that great guitar section. And, of course, your vocals...which fit this piece like velvet-lined leather gloves!

Be well man!
Bob Rodgers said 3311 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
This
is superb and I love this too, you have a great voice Dick and really great music here!

Love the sound of the guitars especially at the end with the drums coming back in, another great outro too!

Very much enjoyed!!
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hackneybloke said 2762 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
motorcycle
does your wife know you write stuff like this? it's so cheesily grunge-poptastically catchy. the verse after the break has the first line rhyming with the last which is weird shit and i nearly had a heart attack with the shock....but i might be being a bit melodramatic. muddy fields next.
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Char said 2317 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
This
is a great song. I'm sorry I just got to hear it. You did right by it, Dick. Thanks.
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DeputyDoofy said 1215 days ago (March 24th, 2014)
This is really good....
Not sure how I missed this after all these years. Heard it in MJC 4 today. Both my girlfriend and I really liked it. Vocals remind me of Skold. Added to favorites. Thanks for sharing this (oh so long ago, apparently). :D
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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