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This is the original version of a collab I did with rsorensen titled "Prisoners of war"
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Uploaded: Mar 15, 2008 - 09:12:57 PM
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2008 - 12:52:33 PM Last Played: May 06, 2015 - 06:43:48 AM
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Garageband, DOD
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ktb said 3332 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Laid back
and right in there. Stands well as is, but I can certainly hear a big ballad. Your guitar playing is great. I really dig this.
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Nick_Flash said 3332 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Thanks
I'm glad you dig it. I had the base for this song for quite a while and just finally got around to recording it right. Thanks for the positive comments.
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magnatone said 3332 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
The Pain
this is great - yes, it's easy to hear how vocals would be over the top but on the other hand, I also love it as an instrumental piece. Great beat, your guitar really sings, wails, rocks and sighs - what else do you really need? Thanks
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Nick_Flash said 3332 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
:)
Thanks for listening. I recorded an original stripped down version of this in a different key that did have vocals but they just didn't work on this version. After listening a few times I can see how it would work both ways too.
Thanks.
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Feter said 3332 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
The Pain
Nice rockin sound and arrangment ...great
guitars there ..it stand as it is ..but I think
you made it to be a singing song .wish to hear
someone can do it right ..thnx for sharin !
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Nick_Flash said 3332 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Thanks
for checking this out Feter! If I get vocals recorded I'll let ya know.
Take care.
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MarkHolbrook said 3332 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Very cool
This would need a strong vocalist. One that could punch the message through because the music is strong itself.
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Nick_Flash said 3332 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
strong music
It's funny, when I originally wrote this song it was very influenced by a Red Hot Chili Peppers tune - Doesn't really sound that way now with all the extra guitars. Thanks for the comments Mark. I'll stop by and check out your work soon.
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said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
NIce msuic Nick
You have a flair for the song composition, too bad your vocals didnt make it on this one
Nick_Flash said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
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Yeah my vox were just not working with this one. Glad you liked it Tom, thanks for stopping by.
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lavalamp said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Great sound Nick
I would give it a stab, but I'm not sure if I'm the type of singer you need. Try to find a good one. If you can't drop me a line.

Great job, even without singing.

Dave
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Nick_Flash said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
yeah
Thanks Dave, I'm not sure what I'm looking for yet (nothing really in mind at this point) I'll keep ya posted. Thanks for listening.
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Vic Holman said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
rawks!
like what you have here. a very cool tune.

I hear ya! coming up with lyrics is always the hardest part for me as well.
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Nick_Flash said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
someday
If I keep working at it someday the vocals may come easier. I'm better than I used to be but I just feel I have nothing to say half the time. I'll just keep playing guitar until then.

Thanks, Vic
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rsorensen said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
yeah
Hey nick - great song! nice and dark and great guitar work. I have an idea for some lyrics. For some reason Vietnam-era American POWs comes to mind?? maybe I'll give the vox a shot if I get some time (and you're okay with it). cool tune!
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Nick_Flash said 3331 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Hey Ridd
Thanks man. That sounds like a cool idea. Definitely give it a shot if you want. I'd love to hear what you could add to this one.
Later.
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said 3328 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
great bass
nice smooth intro. when the guitars came in tho, perhaps it could have done with a bit more low end. either in the strings played, or in the tone. i use two tracks for my bass, one low and deep, the other slightly distorted and tinny, then mix the two for volume to get a really fat overall sound. great start to what promises to be a fine alt-rock song
Allen
Nick_Flash said 3328 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks Allen
Yeah I'm working on a remix to get a better sound. I've been trying to use the 2 bass track method, but this definitely feels it could have more low end in parts. I'm going to lower some of the guitars as well.
Thanks for the input, I'll put it to use.

Nick
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renecalvo said 3319 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
nice track
Very solid mix. Your guitar work carries the day but I think it deserves some lyrics. If you don't like writing them you might experiment with some random recordings, snatches of conversation, people on the radio whatever, just to give it more of a story. Good work.
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Nick_Flash said 3318 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Thanks Rene
I'm working on a new version of this with vocals as we speak. It will definitely fill out the song with what it needs. I have the hardest time coming up with words for songs - working on it though.
Thanks for stopping by!
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said 3313 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Hey this is good.
I love !! Terrific guitar sounds.

Peace Dee.
Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
thanx
I appreciate the comments Dee, I'm glad you liked it. I could layer these guitar sounds all day long. This turned out much better than the old original version (it sounded much different and was recorded on a Tascam Portastudio 03)
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Dj French Toast said 3306 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
This has
alot of potencial man . Nice sound bed indeed .
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Nick_Flash said 3306 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks man. Look for a new version with vocals soon. This is a fun one to play for sure.
Later-
Nick
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said 3305 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Got vocals happening yet??
To me, this is begging for vocals. It's a great track and I really like the melody. The drums really fit this too. I'm listening on my laptop so I can't really comment on the mix, but everything sounds clear to me. I really hope you can get vocals happening for this track- it's too good to let slip by!! Again, a really super track and a definite download!!
Nick_Flash said 3305 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
vocals
I'm working on the mix with vocals added as we speak. I took a while to post this because it felt a little thin without the vocals. I'm glad I got it out though. It helped to get new ideas down and the track will resurface as a collab with one of my favorite vocalists on MJs. The new version is sounding great.
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said 3299 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Great!
Killer instrumental! Try to have a vocalist as soon as you can... This is terrific. Thanks for sharing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Nick_Flash said 3298 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
Thanks
Good to see you here Yeman. Vocals will be posted soon. This track definitely needs some words. Check it out soon!
Glad to hear you liked it.

Nick
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bud said 3295 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Great sway to opening and really nice
development all the way through. I hear a bit of Soundgarden and this could stand up to a vocalist as strong as Cornell. Great guitar - great tune.
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Nick_Flash said 3295 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Cornell
Its funny, Cornell's voice would work on so many of my tunes I may as well just hire him. Or I suppose I can learn to sing like him - I don't think either will happen anytime soon:)

Thanks for stopping by Bud!
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duhdewd said 3292 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Wah!
Love your use of the wah on this.
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Nick_Flash said 3291 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Thanks
Yeah I could use the wah pedal on all my songs all day if I could. I have to stop myself sometimes:) I just posted a new version with rsorensen on vocals - check it out if you get the chance. It sounds far more complete now.
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KidKilowatt said 3250 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Collaborate??
I would love to ad lyrics and vocals to this, it an awesome song, my email is GTLover2004@yahoo.com if you want to send the garageband tracks over.

AL
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