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The 80's revival starts here!

So, Dick Langford and Richard Marris posted a wonderful 80's-feel track called Motorcycle Girl a while back, and I asked to sing on it. I also suggested Alex Weiler get involved as he's a whiz at electro-type stuff.

My initial idea was to cover Dick's song as a cross between 'Abba and Kraftwerk'. Alex did a remix which sounded like this, but also sounded like it could be a hi-energy disco anthem, so we moved on.

Anyway, Alex worked away at the tune and it evolved so much that I didn't think the original lyrics quite fitted, so ended up writing some new ones.

So, this song is basically Dick and Richard's 'Motorcycle Girl',(Richard wrote the track and played guitar) with the music revamped and remixed by Alex, and lyrics rewritten by me.

Check out the original on Dick's page.

Lyrically, this version is about people using nostalgia to sell stuff ... a personal loathing of mine is Sandi Thom's song 'I wish i was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair', because it takes something very precious to me, misses the point, and sells it as a breezy pop song,


Hmmm, so there's some irony that this sounds very 80's!

thanks to Dick and Richard for letting us mutilate their baby, and a big thanks to Alex for working so hard on this collab.

steve
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Lyrics
Always someone who was never there
Wants to suck out the cool.
Take the money, fake a punk commercial
Sell the best part of your youth.

Second to second, the love will slip away
77, 30 years today.

So
Take the flowers from your hair and
Put 'em back in the trash.
You change the weather, make the ending better
But nostalgia rapes your past.

Second to second, the love will slip away
77, 30 years today.

Do you remember when the song meant something?
Junk poets tapping all your wires.
Take the kid, say his name,
it all sounds the same.

Shining magpie takes the jewel
Steals the better part of you ...

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Uploaded: Feb 05, 2008 - 02:38:20 PM
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2008 - 01:40:31 AM Last Played: Jul 13, 2017 - 09:00:11 AM
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Comments
five_extra_arms said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Electrofriend!
What a groovy work of art!

I'm sure you've heard it a million times before, so I'll say it again, your vocals are so amazing and Alex's brilliant "Martin Gore Ate Florian Schneider" sound has just blown me away. And I thought Motorcycle Girl was as good as it gets!

Phenomenal!

You copy that?
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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Hey Uncle Bob..
... firsties!

Alex sure is a piece of (kraft)werk, isnt he - I knew he'd get this song as soon as I heard it.

I'm off to get a flock of seagulls haircut ...

s
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alexweiler said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
hair-dress
... and i will get a Alan Wilder blow-dry hairstyle.
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Vic Holman said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
i copy that
what a rework!

I think you pretty much blew my mind here.

Now I'm going to have to clean up my brains up off of the floor. This isn't the first time you know.
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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Copy cat
Er, hope you didnt mess up the carpet too much, roboVic.

That'll stain terribly, especially the chalk outline.
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lengold said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
What a massive
production. So much to take in in one listen - on my second now.
My first instinct was right MASSIVE.
What a majestic song, you copy that?
I think I will be listening to this very avidly for a very long time to come. You are amazing. Great contributions also by Dick and Richard of course.
Cheers
Len



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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Production
Alex did all the production work on this, so anu=y kudos must go his way, and it took him a loooong time. He has a really unique style which i love.... we'll definately do more stuff in future.

Thanks Len

s
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cjdaley said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
flowers in the trashcan
great lyrical idea, to start. A lot of us can relate to this I guess. I remember when the songs meant something, certainly (and when some who meant nothing were good as well). The track is impressive, sounds way more powerful and larger than anything from the eighties. The end is really cool.
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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Sex
pistol!

Glad to see you got the 'God save the queen' reference ... it's not stealing , it's post-modernism!

s
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said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
As always
You amaze me and this is too good... Did I say too good I meant this is excellent I really love it....Kudos.

Take care
---
Kenta
echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Too good?
never! Thanks Kenta - really liked your new track with ML - knockout lyric!

s
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DWL said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
It weren't me!!
I didn't play guitar on this, it was Richard Marris. All I did was to arrange the first version. Mr Marris also wrote the original melody so I can't even claim bragging rights on that.

I feel like a fraud :-)

Excellent job guys, but you knew that anyway.

Cheers

Dick
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steck said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
TOP DRAWER STUFF
Well done.


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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Fake
You posted this under false pretences!

I havent spoken to Richard, so please thank him for letting us trash his track.... though i do missing your sawf landan accent on this ... i was gonna try to sing like that, but it just woulda sounded more like Bowie!
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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
ooops
repaly under graham (steck) - thanks Graham btw!
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jiguma said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Good stuff!
Bowie lives .. oh yes, he's still alive isn't he .. you know what I mean!

Great bed, astounding singing, excellent lyrics - pure class. Production is also about as good as it gets.

Thanks!
Neil
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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Hey neil
I can protest about the Dame all day, but i knew this was skating even closer to his territory than i normally do!

Thanks for the comments -production was all down to Alex, buried in his place in germany ..... maybe we could do this as a eurovision entry!
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jiguma said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Eurovision
That would certainly add a little much needed street cred to Eurovision!
:)
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said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
80s?
The 80s never sounded this good....this is new and refreshing electro-rock...part of that Space Age Punk I keep hearing here at MJ...this is the latest of the newest Rock movement originated here at MJ and soon to appear at a local music station near you... ask CJ & Jim...

Kick ass track Steve, you and the boys really kicked it into overdrive on this one, Modern yet essentially Rock n Roll, doesnt get any better...
TW
echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Space boy
Thanks Tom - this does fall in with the work CJ does - I thought so myself, funily enough.

Alex asked me how the bridge ('Do you remember') should sound and I said;

The Killers

... but its probably more depeche Mode overalll.

Without the leather dresses.

s
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Feter said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
77 trash
is a cool song ..I liked the singing here .
great colab my friend ..welldone !
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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Trashed
Thanks feter... really been enjoying your work with DA lately ... keep it coming!
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evolvweb said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Holy crap!
This is great...this has a great early Depeche Mode feel and I dig Depeche Mode!

It almost reminds of a track out of Labyrinth. What can I say I love the 80's and you hit it spot on. Perfect 10!

Tobin
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echoroom said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
DM
Yeah, this sounds very like them Tobin.

Labyrinth - I think i;ve seen bits... not Bowies finest hour ... those tights!

Dont forget to send me Believe This so we can work on that soon

steve
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dajama said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Love the lyrics
because it bugs me when somebody tries to sell me my own past! And I love the music. Great electro-pop sounds, and terrific mix. Listening on headphones and everything just sits perfectly. Great placement in the mix, with the whole space used. Your vocal performance is outstanding - your voice gets stronger and richer with every track, it seems like. This is pro-sounding, but much too good for the radio. Love it. Kudos to everyone involved. Peace.
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Pro!
Hey david - well, we're just running to jump the bar that you keep raising.

I was a bit unsure about doing something so obviously 'retro', but loved the song and loved what Alex did to it... anyway, music is so influenced by all eras, this probably sounds contempory now!

Cheers

steve
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Nick_Flash said 3597 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Great sound
Your voice really fits this style. This track came out great and is very convincing of an popular 80's tune. I can almost picture a cheesy MTV video now!

Thanks for sharing.
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
You want cheese with that
Hey Nick - yeah, Alex and I could be the new Soft cell, him behind the keyboard and me mincing about in front of the mic - we could be the new Sparks!

s
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alexweiler said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
nice picture ...
... you will cut a good figure as a fontman, steve. And I will hide behind walls of synthesizers.
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stevel said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
80's Flashback!
Didn't you used to sing in Bauhaus? I can imagine being back in my old school disco in 1985 listening to this...drinking cheap cider and working up the nerve to approach that girl I had a crush on!
I used to live near Bedford...the town where Goth never died. They would love this track in the local goth pub The Bear!
Cheers for sharing
Steve
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five_extra_arms said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
I'm Moving To Bedford!
Great News!
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
he's in parties
OOOh , i used to love bauhaus - had 'mask' painted on my schoolbag ... and saw them at brixton academy last year - they were excellent!

Steve, if we duet sometime, we could have the ultimate deep voiced goth song!!

Thanks for stopping by!

steve
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alexweiler said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
goth duet
Inform me!
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apb said 3597 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Awesome ..
.. really, really top notch. Concept/lyrics are great .. authentic sounding .. wow .. Alex really is a whizz with the electronica.. catchy. I think you guys succeeded with the hints of Abba & Kraftwerk ..with some Depeche Mode too .. and more Depeche Mode/Bauhaus pull from your (as usual) excellent vocals.

The use of pulsing synth bass is what makes this.

Mixwise .. this is a huge undertaking and I think nearly all the instrumentation is spot on, so I don't and won't forget that.. sometime the vocals come across a little 'hot' to me and in combo with the distorted effect, the bit at 3:29 got a bit shrill for my ears to be honest... and I might consider bringing DWLs guitars up a smidge for those bits starting around 1:29 (2nd listen)

Minor nits (needless to say) in an otherwise totally mind-boggling post. Downloaded.
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Mix master
We spent about 2 weeks back and forwrading mixes - alex doesnt have studio monitors, so this was a nightmare for him. This also has 50 tracks, so i dont wanna even begin to think how he managed to get it to this state. We spent a looong time tweaking vocal levels, and kinda breathed a sigh of relief when we got to this mix. His synth arrangements are very complex and very rich, also there are a lot of drum style changes ... bit of a beat all in all .... and I kept him waiting 4 months for the vocals (sound familiar!).

Great job on the Craft track btw.

s
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alexweiler said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
desperate mixing master
indeed it was an extended nightmare, I've painfully experienced the limits with my equipment ... means that I had to check every slider movement or mixing step on two different stereos and my headphones to get a vague impression of the result. But studio monitors are on the way ...
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Estella said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
That's weird...
I've been reading this book called *Radical Artifice* (a long, convoluted read on poetry in the age of media). Anyway, I was just reading the section on the selling of nostalgia, how we're sold "goodness," "purity," "the good old days," etc, by way of television commercials, which are image-centered and are all the opposite of those things: "nostalgia rapes your past." That's a fantastic lyric!!!

Yeah, you're singing an anti-nostalgia-selling song in eighties style, but I don't think it's trying to sell us the eighties. I don't get that from this. I think you've just picked up on some of the styles and run away with them. That's artistically just fine with me!

I like it!
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Marketing overload
I guess the pinnacle of this idea is the Che Guevara t-shirt and poster .... how many people who have the t-shirt understnd the concepts and philosophy behind the image?

Same for me with punk ... the original idea and spirit gets sanitized, and looking back is never the same as having been there.

i actually think the 'shining magpie' vocal sounds like Oasis, another past-referential band.

And I've started mixing on our track ... so hopefully done in a few weeks....

LOL

steve
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Estella said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
ooh!
I can't wait!

Oh, and you are after Carlos' and my hearts with seeing the irony of mass marketing the image of che guevara!!! He comments on that all the time!
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Mcboy said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
don't mess
with euro trash.....u guys nailed that synth pop 80's sound......but thomas dolby did'nt as good as this.....long live the 80's!!!!
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Trash!
Hey MB - thanks for checking us out... I'm off to crimp my hair!
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davisamerica said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
right then steve
how cool is this?? ... very. great song... wonderful vocals! did indeed love the ending... hats off to all ... very nicely done!!
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
HiJack!
Thanks for the comment ... btw, dod you keep posting songs and deleting them... i get some odd messages these days!
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racerat said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
What a beauty!
First of all it sounds like you are using a really great mic!...;-)

Second, I love the premise of the lyrics. The music has done a great job of capturing the era, but with a technical prowess (bravo Alex! 50 tracks? man, I'm glad I didn't have to mix that one!) that goes well beyond what most producers were doing at the time. A really complex and moving score. Traveling now, so the P-book speakers were all I had, but it totally rocks them.

Great collab guys!


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alexweiler said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
50 tracks
a professional would smile at this. steve's part took at least 12 tracks ... my synth basses took 7. Needless to say that my g5 was on it's last legs, my scroll-wheel-finger got blisters and i had few problems finding bugging notes ;)
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Mr PVD
Yup, I used the new mic on this and its great! Nice of you to drop in 'cause I know your busy.

Did you llok at cars - I pick up a BMW 3 series on Friday - rock n roll .... not.

And i promise not to hassle ya about In the Stone . ..
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blaky smith said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
80's revival...
Impressed, listening this masterpiece, I guess all the work for this result, very pro ! Talented collab. Bravo Steve, excellent vocals, bravo Alex, excellent production, it's a really a pleasure to listen.
Thank you all, included Dick and Richard...
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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Guitartist
It kinda humbles me that someone who makes such beautiful music as you do actually listens to the racket that i make ... Thank you Marc for your constant support.

steve
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dolby said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
I used to have a....
...Flock Of Seagulls haircut, and an album (actually it was FOS on top and Chris Waddle circa mid '80's Spurs at the back - which won't mean a lot to most people but believe you me it was the king of hair-do's in our school I can tell ya.......)

Anyway, back to the music...well...there isn't really much left to say. It's very very good. The production is one of the finest I've ever heard on here, and the vocal & lyrics are bob on. I think you've upped the anti a bit with this, and you're making it very hard to follow.

Congrats all round -
Phil


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echoroom said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Wow
You gotta send some pictures.

I had a full ian McCulloch crimped backcombed leaning tower of hairdo and looked a complete tit.

I didnt take my sunglasses off for two yaers at college.

seriously!
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michael2 said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
really amazing
this is so good. musically, vocally, lyrically. you've really outdone yourself on this one. i can really relate to this as well. i get in arguments with my wife (who used to have really good taste in music until she started working at a major label) about the vitality and originality lacking from so much music. and it's not the musicians fault. there are plenty of great artists out there, it's the labels: identify a potential profit and exploit it until it's just watered down crap. if people hear it enough, they'll start to enjoy it despite themselves.

anyways, i digress. this is a fabulous song steve. job well done.
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echoroom said 3595 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Group effort
This really was a big group effort, and probably took over 6 months, mainly waiting for me to write lyrics and do vocals - for such a short lyric, it took ages to come together.

You're married to someone who works for a record company.... wow, what a dream girl!

steve
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guitapick said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
~
:)

Awesome...always a treat when you put one out here...I loved the original...nothing mutilated here...transformed is more like it...
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echoroom said 3595 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Tranfsormers...
... robo-song in diguise! Thanks Bob ... this had a long birth but was worth the slog hopefully!
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Drew Kopr said 3596 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Kick ass
I dig the music and the lyrics. Very creative. As always, the singing is top notch...just great singing man. Voice is sounding strong too. Great stuff. P.S., I know I'm way behind on that last groove tune, but life is pretty tight these days. Hang in there with me. I hope Dave isn't too pissed!!!!
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echoroom said 3595 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Hey Drew
Phil got me a new mic, so that had a big impact!
No rush at all for the track... I'm pretty jammed at present, but it'll be worth the wait. I think dave feels the same, so no worries!

steve
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Ed Hannifin said 3595 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
This is simply great...
Every little bit of production, the synths, the bass line, the triangle, the vocals... Everything has its place and purpose...

Great song...

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echoroom said 3595 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Thanks Ed
When you gonna post something new?

I tend to structure things simply, whereas Alex can be pretty out there... the structural changes to the original are his, and add to the song greatly. The joy of these caoolabs is everyone adds something of their own that makes the song better.

steve
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alexweiler said 3595 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
structures
one of the things steve taught me is that a proper song structure is very useful ;)
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lavalamp said 3595 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
ER is always great
Beautiful sound. Absolutely brilliant. I have nothing to say.
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echoroom said 3595 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Ta LL
nuff siad! Thank you!
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bud said 3595 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Man this good
every aspect is just top notch. Steve - your vocals have never sounded better and the arrangement add mix on this puppy is fantastic. And 77 was my year - it's when NYC came of age for me - it took 5 years of being here - but it all clicked at the Palladium on New Years Eve 77 with Patti Smith - Television and John Cale on the bill. Great collab - hats off to all.
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echoroom said 3595 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
77
77 is such an iconic year, and means so much to me.... its when i really got into music.

Thanks Bud.

BTW, alex sent me a pando apckage also, and i couldnt get it, so i'll try reloading the software and see if i can get it to work.

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alexweiler said 3595 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
package
an upload issue (2 times) ... i will start a third try.
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said 3594 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
77 trash (with AW/DHL
Hi

This is good you remind me of some famous singer but I cannot name him at the moment. I like this, its really good interesting and fun to listen too
Yeah I agree your Vocals are amazing. CB Radio sound you Copy that. I used to have a CB Radio too.

Lyrics Ecellent.

Dee
alexweiler said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
famous singer
... I plagued steve saying "it partly reminds me of The Mission." So, maybe you had Wayne Hussey in mind?

@steve: of course you singing is unique ;)
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echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Unique!
C'mon - no ones mentioned Bowie yet!

Nice pic, Alex... you dont look like you're wincing in this one!
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alexweiler said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
pics
grimacing and outtakes by habit, let's see how long i can take this ...
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moorlandt said 3594 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
steve
...what's left to say? What I said. This is the total package.
-Walt
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echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Hey walt
Nice of you to comment on my package - it IS total.

lol

s
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Z293 said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
If Only...
The Eighties sounded this good.
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echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Hey ZEE
... the 80's... they are my preserved moose (Spinal Tap)... when i feel in love with music... the era never left me (or vice versa)
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said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
diggin it
I like the whole concept of this song! I feel that way to! a beautiful arrangement to this! You always make it sound so easy! Excellent!
echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Easy
Hey man, i havent mixed a song for 8 months, but am doing one now and its painful. Kudos to Alex for this.!

Love your growly new track btw!

steve
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echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Easy
Hey man, i havent mixed a song for 8 months, but am doing one now and its painful. Kudos to Alex for this.!

Love your growly new track btw!

steve
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VicDiesel said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Excellence all around
Those synths sound nice and fat and your vocals are perfect. Bowie couldn't have done it better. And Gary Numan can learn something from those synths. Great stuff!


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echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Ha!
I'm off to see Numan do 'Replicas' net month.

thanx Vic.

s
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alexweiler said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
numan
i couldn't warm for numan's latest stuff e.g. "jagged", too. but he had his good moments!

thanks vic
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ajnorth said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
This
is well done. I was sure you'd got bowie as a guest vocalist on this! Great work!

Adam
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echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
The Dame...
... is in my heart as well as my larynx!! Ta!
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Leon said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
whoa!
Really cool... If this were a Eurovision entry, I just might start believing that it is not the musical circus that it has been. This will lend it some credibility. :-)

Steve's whoizzat?-inducing vocals and enigmatic lyrics and Alex's splendid musical enhancements really pumped this song to a higher level.

Hope to hear more from you, guys.
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echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Mr L
Always a pleasure to hear from you, Leon. This had a strange birth but Alex is a dream to work with, very patient and precise... we'll definately be doing more in future

lol

steve
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alexweiler said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
leon
thanks for your kind words. btw. steve is very patient, too. he had to bear my little attack of self doubts (and loss of objectiveness concerning arrangement / music style);) ... we'll do more.
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aclarke said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
77
Very cool... also about the time I was getting interested in music. At 12 it suddenly became very important to me.

You know, I think I even heard a little Soft Cell (remember them) vibe from this (along with Flock of Seagulls, etc).

Real cool song. Fab production!
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echoroom said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
A flock of...
thanks AC.... this takes me back to when i was a backcombed goth... i dont have the hair or the eyeliner anymore!
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alexweiler said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
80ies ...
... useless to deny the old sources of inspiration. softcell and the seagulls go with them.

thx ac
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Ibstrat said 3593 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
How come
The Killers are a world famous band and you've got stuff like this(much better than anything they've done in my opinion)but no record deal?
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alexweiler said 3593 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Killer commerce
seldom commercial success enhances quality of music. otherwise an alluring thought to hear this on the radio!

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that80sboy said 3592 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
ALLRIGHT!!
...now were talkin!!....that80sboys loves the 80s!...i'll need to post my own tune, '77 stomp....but mines a funk tune....yours is way more up my alley!!
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echoroom said 3592 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Hey 80's
This song was made for you! Loved your latest btw!

steve
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Willywagga said 3592 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Yeah well,
'77 was a big year for me too, up to then I was a total Bowie nut, to the point where I had to use ink from a red biro to colour my hair, no such thing as hair colouring in rural west of Ireland, I swear, red biro, to get my Bowie carrot top. Sad to say it looked awful and I was duly expelled from school, the fact that I was also wearing my eldest sisters above the knee high heel boots sprayed silver didn't help, but it was 1975 what could I do.
Then came 1977 and everything changed. For me Talking Heads happened and real dancing, and songs that connected with my head and all that, so much.
I put my dress back in its box and started to live my own way.
What a great bloody year. The best I'd say


By the way really really good song. !!!!@%%@!


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Willywagga said 3592 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
In Fact
The song is brilliant, lately began listening to Thomas Dolby, the Furs etc and I hear a lot of that here. A damn sight tighter than A Flock of Seagulls ever were. REally well crafted Steve.




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echoroom said 3592 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
hey `W~W
Nice to see you!

The Furs... god, i want to find a band that make music like the Furs, i love that band. Their self titled album is one of my favs of all time - simple but powerful.... they're never off my ipod.

Glad you liked this,,, really didn't know what response this would get!
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said 3591 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Smooth Fist That Knocks Hard
... jeez, look what I've been missing! Damned frikkin' work and real life - keeping me away from stuff like this!

Wild reinterpretation of 'Motorcycle Girl'... the wistful and unrequited hope of that song have been replaced by an angrier resentment that's served with a dark, dangerous smile. And those synths...

I've noticed that much of what was real a decade or two ago has become fodder for lightweight crapmongers who don't get it, weren't there, weren't around and repackage that reality in ways that make me want to go get a gun. 'Punk rocker with flowers in my...?'

This is a worthy gun, Steve. And as usual, your aim is true.
echoroom said 3590 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Thanks Rik
Nice to have you back. Yeah, this is a weird mutation of Moto Girl... its bastrad offspring!

Glad you liked it

steve
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craft said 3591 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
this is so good
Depeche Mode for shure... great song... great performances... a greater result... Top job...
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echoroom said 3590 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
DM
Thanks man... loved your latest - great collab!
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said 3586 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
Cool
Cool lead guitar.... The kick-drum played are great.... I like it... Thumbs up....
echoroom said 3585 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Kick drum
I think alex has about 3 kick drums in this... thanks Lightman!
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pengui said 3560 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
80'S
You were born in the wrong decade!
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said 3536 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
killer job to all
this is plain and simple... one kick-a$$ tune.
excellent vocals, excellent electronic work, great arrangement.
fantastic tune!
JOAN said 3507 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
reminds me
Bauhaus....cool!!
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echoroom said 3506 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
hah
just got their new album too!
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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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