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Bob6stringer

 Genre: Rockabilly

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I did this tune while playing lead for my old band, Farmageddon. I got the raw tracks in my hands maybe in early 2006 and mixed it the way I wanted it to sound... MADE LOUD TO BE PLAYED LOUD. It's a two-verse anthem to rejection with that opens up into a rattling instrumental section. The hook is the chorus, which starts with "Why You..."

I'm on all guitars. The band - none online here - supplied great bass, drums and a touch of keys that I kept low here due to the feel I wanted in the mix.
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Lyrics
&WHY YOU...
--Words music: Bob Sperber a.k.a. Bob6stringer

He’d go to work (when) she’d go to play,
He’d look at her, she’d look away
He turned to talk, she turned to run
Dang old girl… ain’t no fun

He wasted time; she wasted space
He lost his turn; she lost her grace
He wanted into her secret place
She slammed the door, right in his face

It’s been a generation, if it’s been a day
This simple salutation is all that’s left to say:

WHY YOU inconsiderate piece of humanity coming from the depths of ignorance! How dare you insinuate that I must tolerate such diabolical nonsense?

Doors have opened, doors have closed,
She can’t count her blessings, he can’t feel his toes.
That old girl just won’t understand;
Inside the beggar beats the heart of a man

He makes a move; she’s out of range
He makes the call; she takes the toll
He’s full of talk; she’s out of change
The more people change, the more they stay the same

Why You...
Song Stats
Hits: 4610
Comments: 54
Fans: 27
Plays: 171
Downloads: 156
Votes: 15
Uploaded: Feb 21, 2008 - 12:48:15 PM
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2009 - 09:38:13 PM Last Played: Jan 16, 2015 - 11:21:36 PM
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Hardware:
The tracks come from basement sessions with home-made isolation materials (my amp in a box covered with blankets, etc., etc. ... recorded onto two ADAT-tapes for a live 16-track bed... (next, see Hardware, below)...
Software:
The raw ADAT tracks were fed from a transferred from Nuendo and/or ProTools system to me, and I fed them into GarageBand. I didn't add anything but production, these are the tracks we recorded in the basement.
Comments
said 3585 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Rock 'n' roll
What a happy beat and tempo.... Really rock'n'roll.... Amazing how fast you play on guitar... Thumbs up,...

And also good vocals... Both lead, and when you sing in more parts... Great


Bob6stringer said 3585 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Thx for 1st comment on 1st tune here!
Lightman, you win the grand prize for offering-up the first comment on my first tune at MacJams. (Luckily, you liked the tune!) Someday I'll have to send you a virtual trophy for that.

BTW the band not online, consisted of: Bruce Bowers (bkg vox), Mark Lopiccolo (bass & bkg vox), Michael Clevinger (keys, low in this mix) and Jeff Maslouski (drums).
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Ibstrat said 3584 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
I cracked up
when I heard this-I love humor in music.Your guitar playing however is no joke!That's some great playing.The song is very cool, I wasn't expecting that left turn at the bridge.I love the singing.My only suggestion-put up more songs!
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thetiler said 3584 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Lots of
cool rockin on that guitar. You really love to play the guitar I can sure tell. I thought I was the only overly fanatic guitar player. Just kidding I know there is a lot of us out there. But I really get the impression that the guitar really does mean a lot to you. Just remember to watch out for the end of those strings at the head of the guitar when your sleeping they can poke and stick pretty hard when you turn over at night not knowing what is next to you :)

I know I have ran into you at Icomp and is a delight to know you are here to give your special sense of humor. I know I enjoy the words and the Bill Haley and his comets on steroids :) sound you have with that electric.

You have a lot of fun I can tell with the guitar.

Thanks so much for being a part of MJ, I went through the forum post about icomp. I just had to comment to say the least . I know I was not a very good commenter at icomp. I guess it is almost like juggling with two bowling balls. One is hard enough :)

Good luck to you here Bob, hope you enjoy your stay immensely!

Good luck with that terrific Bill Haley and His Comets on steroids playin :) Terrific !





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Scott Carmichael said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
I'm knocked out
there is not a thing I don't love about this...
you pulled this off in spades... i love the slap back on the guitar... very authentic... I've never attempted a rockabilly... and now I'm sure I won't... i'm seeing you in a whole new light... I love the arrangement... the cuts ... the leads ... knocked out completely... and on top of it all.. you spent some time and worked out a completely entertaining lyric/story... the howl at the end... if we ever play together live... I get to do that ... Right?

you had me laughing in several spots

as my friend Fran says... deep bow
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buckhorn said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Hey Dude
Good to see you hangin out. Pete was around for a spell then flew the chicken coop. As for the tune, its a monster hit. I think I heard it on icr the other day. Obvious parallels to the stray cats. Great, great stuff. Regards
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artneuro said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Why me?
Aah, the all time classic on iComp makes a debut here. Excellent to this day. Good to see you operating on these shores.
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KCsGROOVE said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
great!
lately I heard this one on ICR and immediately loved it
Glad you uploaded it here, Bob!
Great raw energetic song!
Keep on rockin'!
KC
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said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
great rock'n roll
Bob and fantastic guitar play here...Enjoyed this.
said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
great rock'n roll
Bob and fantastic guitar play here...Enjoyed this.
said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
dont know why
this came 2 times, but i loved the vox too...
said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
great tone!
nothing better than a fine rockabilly song. nothing better still than a great guitar tone.. i liked the transition to the verses. very inventive. great post! thanks for posting, and i hope you will stay on here at MJ. we need more great guitar playing around here...
Allen
ledebutant said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Wow
How much do I love that chorus? I love it a LOT! So many wonderful big words in such a tiny space and I think more people should rhyme 'ignorance' and 'nonsense'.

This is really catchy and the songwriting is really solid. I really think I'm going to be singing that chorus all day. I also dig the harmonizing on the pre-chorus.

Also, HOLY COW, can you play that guitar!
Bob6stringer said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
LOL re: 'ignorance' and 'nonsense'
LeDeb, I'm spelling "laughing out loud" for you regarding your comment about rhyming "ignorance" and "nonsense." I never realized they rhymed, it just fel otu of my mouth that way!
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dirigent said 3584 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
wow
Upbeat song with stirring rhythm, what a fantastic performance. :-) Enjoyed :-) :-) :-) Great!!
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J.A.Stewart said 3583 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
*Hot* Track...
Literally and figuratively.

Very quirky and cool Rockabilly rave-up.

Kudos. ;)


--- Joe
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Lennon714 said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
rad!
I'm glad there are people out there who can actually play guitar. That's always nice. Of course, everything else on this track is in perfect order. The chorus is absolutely perfect. Love it! Welcome to MJ!
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tim grant said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
fuck yeah!!
this song is great. Rockabilly, balls out maddness. I would love to play some music with you someday!
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Bob6stringer said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Collab? You're on.
Collab? Consider it in some future when you remind me to get movin' on it with you. Don't let me forget!!! I've got lots more music - mainly with my old band (Farmagedon) that has a more country flavor, if you wanna keep it in that general vein. Let's try to make it happen.
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
BridgeCreek said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
A Real Toe-Tapper
Bob, nice to see you here on MJ! This tune just rocks, pure and simple. A rompin', roadhouse rockers - tap along until you can't feel your toes ;)
Well done,
-- Alan
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markoo said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Great Playing
This is great Bob. You can really play that guitar. Glad you liked my track. I feel a fraud compared to this tho.
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Bob6stringer said 3582 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
markoo, you're too humble
First, thanks. NExt, you are too humble, I dig your tunes. Thirdly, it's gonna be all downhill from here, becaue this was the only tune I fullow own in which the band backed me up. Finally, I hope you're kinder to my music when you see how far I've fallen!
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
ageofthedeathtree said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
nice!
excellent rock-a-billy sound here man! great song all the way around. professional sound...production, instrumentation, and vocals. loving the vibe, keep em coming!

age
-sons of hypnos
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said 3583 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Excellent
You play that rock abilly soooo good Glad I stopped in!
said 3582 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Screamin' Guitars
Love it all and the cherry on top at the end with the wammy bar!

Thanks for the retro throw back! Brings us all back down to earth by reminding us that Rock n Roll ain't just art it's pure sex baby!
Feter said 3582 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Why You...
WOW .. this is what it should rock sound !!
just incredible sound I loved so much ...B Johnson
licks and hits ..this is so enjoyable my friend !!
the vocal work te band sound all so tight to the
rethym ..THIS ROCK !!!
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craft said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
this is too cool
Happy rock'n'roll... This is very good... Love all of it..
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said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Rock & Rolllll....
with a bit of Bare Naked Ladies thrown in ta boot.

I love the tune, Bob... and that bit of a walk-down interlude, "It's been a generation..." is great. You're cooking with more than propane on this one... excellent, high energy throw-back rocker, that is new. Superb guitar, singing, and song-writing!
eleveneyes said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Killer Killer KILLER!
This is fantastic up, down and sideways! Jaw droppingly awsome from beginning to end. Killer vox! I heard a little Lyle Lovett mixed with Brian Setzer but this this tune was cooler that both those cats put together!


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Bob6stringer said 3582 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
You're crazy - and thanks!
Did the kick-ass <b>Giants</b> ruin your ears? My vox ain't <i>that</i> good! But thanks anyway for the head-swelling. I hope you - all you really kind folks - don't come after me with flaming sticks and garden hoes when you hear the mucus I cough-up next. (It could be a hairball.)

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lengold said 3581 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Great
fun song and impeccably played, sung and produced. A real joy to listen to.
Cheers
Len


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aclarke said 3580 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
It's hip
It rocks and it rolls. I'm glad I took your advice and turned the volume up BEFORE I hit play. Great big riffs that were set up just perfectly by the bridge.

This is a total kick ass song, Bob. I took my complimentary copy- thanks!
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guitapick said 3579 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Whew...
...loved to have seen you guys playing out...deep in the pocket...rock 'n roll to the extreme...kudos...Tele...?...Strat...?
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Brian Weiland said 3578 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Wheeeeeeee!!!!
What a ride! Very cool!

Slinky, sexy, and ballsy tone! Great rockabilly lines. Some harmonic and structural surprises. Just a great piece all around. I definitely agree the guitars on this NEED to be LOUD.

Great song!
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VicDiesel said 3578 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Rockabilly rules!
From the very first note this is excellent stuff. Great guitar playing with that short delay on it, and rock solid bass and drum work.


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FEEL said 3578 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Great Rockabilly song
The vocals are right on and so is the rest of this composition. Kind of relates me to the stray cats. Some really cool changes. Thanks for sharing.
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bud said 3578 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
I need a five point seat belt
to ride this mother. One hell of a tune. You are one crazy mother.
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Bob6stringer said 3578 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Crazy?
Yes I izz! At least I was nuts on this one, because I had a live drummer, recording in real time together, to "fluff" my energy level. I'm without a drummer since the band... I fear I will be drifting in a drummerless, genre-less, void. Now seeking a drummer for a slow, acoustic/weird tune... on my iWeb site pending a decision to post as-is or find a drummer (and add bass): http://tinyurl.com/2o3mjy

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said 3544 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
pedal
to the metal - really slick breaks in there. Love the twang on that axe, man.

Perfect!

. - Harold
woofer3 said 3527 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
wowee zowee
now this is real rock'nroll -I can almost smell the inside of the Dansette as I open the lid and watch that old London American logo spinning at the speed of light. Music of the Devil, - how much did he pay you for doing this?

Excellent.

John.


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bronco said 3171 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
Rockin Cool
Love the swing, rockabilly sound! The descending chord runs are really neat. Lyrics are fun as is the whole song! Good job!
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tempie said 3105 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
oh yeah
dude this is GREAT! i want to sing along but i'm sitting in my office so i'll download this for the truck on the way home. guitar is killer man, just terrific. witty lyrics too - rockabilly is in a rut these days - this is what people should be up to. wow.
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Bob6stringer said 3103 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Time to change the genre to Rockabilly!
Thanks, Craig! If you can get past my shaky voice in the 1st verse it gets a little better. The lyrics kind of make up for my vox with the fun factor, I'd say. Once every 20 years or so I come up with a good one!

I really ought to change the genre to Rockabilly--better late than never.
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timothy devine said 3060 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
hey bob
great tune
very well played and great vocal performance.
the guitar sounds sweet
great changes my friend
rock on
tm
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RAVENS said 2695 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
Interesting
Yup {spits over right shoulder} thissun is a goodun! Great song writing, Rockabilly at it's finest. Your voice isn't too shabby either.

RAVEN ;-)
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Bob6stringer said 2695 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
Too kind.
Wow, Dani, you're too kind. I had a BLAST on guitar, and playing this in my old basement studio with the live band. Also yelling the chorus. But I've always wanted to re-do the vox ESPECIALLY the first verse, which starts out very, very pitchy. Which is why you're too kind.
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hackneybloke said 2651 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
why you
this is definitely more jazzy than rockabilly....and i like it that way. great guitar work. love the harmonies and how the song goes places. i like songs that go places.
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Bob6stringer said 2651 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Jazz like Setzer does jazz:
Genres do bend, for sure, evidenced by rockabilly revivalist extraordinaire Brian Setzer, who has toured and recorded with a full orchestra. You can't do that with straight 1-4-5 chords, to be sure. Personally, I could jam on that last half part for hours.
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Brian D said 2651 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
great
you sure can pick. awesome. cool song, too!
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Bob6stringer said 2651 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Thank you muchly, Brian!
Oboy, this one starts out with some of my pitchiest vocals ever and YOU had to pick this one from the back-catalog? But it is some of my most zany guitar playing, and a fun song construction, so for those things, I'm glad you stuck around.
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alackbass said 2078 days ago (April 7th, 2012)
Why You...
That is just so cool! Some interesting, surprising, and extremely cool chord changes! Love your guitar tone!
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Bob6stringer said 2075 days ago (April 10th, 2012)
Synchronicitous?!
Thanks meester Lack. It's a strange bit of synchronicity that just about the same day you left this comment on my first song here -- after so long has lapsed since the last -- I was thinking of posting an instrumental companion to this tune. The chords are better than my vocals!
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albertruss said 1791 days ago (January 18th, 2013)
why you
love this song, some serious riffage here bro..thanks
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Bob6stringer said 1789 days ago (January 21st, 2013)
Thank you
Thanks... I'll be back and making music when I can untangle the non-musical chunks of life and have some fun again. Meantime, thanks for the encouragement... on my first MJ post, even!
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