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You Smell The Sound of Purple [Woodstock]


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Buckle up, eat some paper polka dots, don your finger cymbals and turn it to 11 and a half, virtual Woodstock netizens.

You smell. The sound. Of purple.

It's basically a little exercise exploring a theme with some dual lead guitar chases. The fake poetry behind it is that it all takes place in the moment between two notes of the Star Spangled Banner.
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Uploaded: Apr 05, 2008 - 07:48:57 PM
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2008 - 08:27:18 AM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 02:09:00 AM
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Hardware:
My ol' Fender Strat Plus, Boss GT-6 (effects), PreSonus Inspire 1394 (interface) and an assortment of plucky plectra. (The "synth" sound in the background is just some heavily effected guitar.)
Software:
It's all just my effected Strat Plus into GarageBand with some reverb and echo, including the bass and "synth" washes.

One drum loop. (I posted it without the second loop's level up... so be it.)
Comments
Feter said 3427 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
You Smell The Sound of Purple
WOO ..a superb and powerful guitar work here !!
great great bass boomin in the back ...the atmosphere
the back ground ...just perfect ...man this is
all so good ...Far out !!!!!!!!
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magnatone said 3427 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Purple
Like I just said to you in chat while I was listening to this - it's awesome. Really really impressive guitar work. Shades of Hendrix - highest compliment - thanks!
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bud said 3427 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Love everything about this
the Grateful Dead drumming - the background washes and the soaring riffs. Doesn't get much better than this in my book. Psychedelicize me.
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aclarke said 3427 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Timeless really
there's always a place in my world for some grooving and trippy guitar playin'. What I really liked was the clear sense of melody in the song... can't say that's always the norm in some of these spaced out jams. You've got some style, Bob! Way to make the Strat laugh, cry and sing!
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sloparts said 3427 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
It's like listening to
Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix when they're on acid, which would have been appropriate for the time. Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention, the backup band was Lead Zeppelin.

Far out bit of Psychedelic mind distortion there Bob. Great feel to it and it's easy to dance to, oh wait, that was on American Bandstand. Never mind, I'm losing it from all the drops and toke man, but it's super cool no matter what.

Great tracks Bob and it fit in with the whole Woodstock thing.

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 3427 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
THANKS!
Really I wanna thank everyone, but picked (SloParts') kind words to post this reply. Love my new digs at MJ. And if you wanna hear the version with the missing drum loop added back in, it's linked in the song description above... if you really want it I'll be glad to e-mail it to ya.

Lots of delay and 'verb, not to mention some possible synth simulation via the GT-6... gee, this 60s music might be more 90s afterall...
--Thx ~B6s
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saymme said 3426 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
: )
FLOWERS TO YOU Great to hear this !!! tx from a tired one...as we allare by now I guess.. : )
said 3426 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
awesome job!
love the trippy quality in this.
great soundscape, and an excellent job capturing the era!
very nice indeed.
Norman Goodman said 3426 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Holy Jeff Beck Batman
Brilliant... nice playing ....you sound like Jeff Beck to me....
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Bob6stringer said 3426 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
re: "sound like Jeff Beck" ...
Y'know, I didn't try to sound like anyone but I definitely thought it ended up sounding like nobody but Jeff Beck.

Also, thanks EVERYONE for the feedback. It's much appreciated.
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Norman Goodman said 3425 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Jeff Beck
The comparison was intended as a compliment....the cool use of the tremolo arm...the unpredictable phrasing and the patience and taste in your delivery, the great tone on the chording ( and imaginative structures )....whether you are into Jeff Beck or not, it doesn`t matter I thought this was very good
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Bob6stringer said 3422 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Beck-ola!
My wording above was a little convoluted... It wasn't an intention going in, but indeed I definitely noticed a Beck sound in this when I was midway through. The same thing happened with a tune "What Exit?" which I have at my older home (iComps) and will post here soon. It holds together better compositionally and has more has more energy...
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
VicDiesel said 3425 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
The biiiiiig sound
Very cool production. Your reverb and echo sound great. I like listening to these biiiig sounds.
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Ibstrat said 3425 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
I really
like the way you intertwined the guitars on this- sometimes in harmony,sometimes answering each other.Great tone and phrasing.Excellent track.
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said 3422 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
i agree with norman
this has a realy nice beck feel about it. jeff's custom shop album had alot of music similar to this. very cool fusion of rock and blues here. i loved it and the sustain carrying throughout the tune was a g reat way to fill the spaces in between.
Allen
said 3419 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Wow!!
Don't know how I missed this Bob. Fantastic sounds-
Brilliant guitar work.
I got lots of polka dot dresses though. haha Love it.
Download you bet. And another for my Ipod.:)
Thank you so much for sharing your great music also.
Peace Dee.
J.A.Stewart said 3417 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
I Thought It Sounded Like...
a communication from my mothership... E.T. go home now. ;)

Interesting soundscape and guitar interplay.


--- Joe
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Bob6stringer said 3417 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
Now THIS is the song art I should have used...
Just wanna thank all who commented. I'm tempted to develop this further, it just occurred to me there's an opportunity for a whole new, overlapping melody, and a bridge... not sure about lyrics. For now I'll keep moving forward.
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Jarvoid said 3414 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
Excellent
you've got some wicked riffs going on here......and it's bloody good ....d/loaded.

Jarvoid
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johnny d said 3413 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Heavy
very heavy
said 3407 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Great!
Fantastic. Amazing guitar work and an excellent backing track. The drums sounds great!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
rsorensen said 3401 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
great guitar
i like it! Very jeff beckish like others have said. A good thing!
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johnny d said 3366 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
hey
I'm back for another listen
I will post some music eventually
great playing
Bob6stringer said 3359 days ago (June 12th, 2008)
Hey, wow, another listen!
Thanks for da support... for coming back for another listen to my "purple" psychedelic-ish jam. I have more stuff at iCompositions but have kind of gravitated here since the crash there... the mix of musicians seems a little more my speed.

But man I've been so swamped trying to get my freelancing under control (writing) under control I'm now like months behind in getting collab tracks done... I might actually get something done this weekend.

Mainly, I just wanna say good luck to both of us getting new noise online!

--Bob
Check out my latest song called Happy Birthday (Na Na Na Na)
mowguy3 said 3305 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Great
Stuff. Wild guitar ride. A heaping helping of some years gone by. You have quite a style. O.K. I am rambeling. Awesome !!!
Thanks and be well, Russ
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Bob6stringer said 3305 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Ramble away!
If that's rambling, I like it! Thanks for the feedback. I kind of had that riff running through my head and churned it out quick and loose for the Woodstock "event." I've been off the fretboard for a couple of months, this is the last thing I did and it's killing me... I'll be back soon.
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Relic67 said 3210 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
synesthetic
very nice guitar sounds from the strat, cool bass playing too.
I like! Guitar instrumentals with generous use of the whammy bar always hit the spot for me.




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Daugrin said 3062 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Purple Sound
Nice work. You taste the purple too? I concurr on the mid term Becko vibe.

Daugrin
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Reisinger said 2968 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
this is
tubular
tmcfate said 2961 days ago (July 15th, 2009)
reminds me of steve hillage
reminds me of steve hillage. i am not a big fan of electric jams but this really got me.love it
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Bob6stringer said 2961 days ago (July 15th, 2009)
The blotter
I don't know Steve Hillage but I hope he's got more dynamics than I gave you here in my first "event" here (to do a Woodstock tribute.) I started with the Star Spangled Banner and took a quick left turn. Maybe it was the blotter.
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crissew said 2844 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Purple
Your music seems to have a common thread of fun. I love a bit of sense of humor in music. You can tell from listening that you are having fun making it and that only helps me to enjoy it more. Well done!
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jdholliday said 2674 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
you had me at 30 seconds
I'm commenting as I'm listening, great panning, on the 2 guitars, love the bass, drum track fits perfectly, this is amazing, my favorite guitar player post to date! The only thing I don't like is the ending I wanted more! A lot of smoke gets blown here but this is smokin'!
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Bob6stringer said 2674 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
I still have issues with this!
I had like two days to do this in order to make the 2008 MJ Woodstock festival -- still the only "event" I've dragged my but into. My main "likes" here are the twin lead fun and my use of guitar FX for background "strings." My main criticism is a need for more dynamics in the midsection and drums in general. But I don't wanna harsh your buzz, so: THANKS!!!
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RAVENS said 2567 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Paper Polka Dots..
I ran out of them, besides...Yo Quiero Taco Bell!

This is an awesome tune, reminds me of little green monkeys for some odd reason. I really liked the ending, sounded magical. You got skillz Bobby!

Beautiful pic too!

RAVEN ;-)
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Bob6stringer said 2537 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Sane-lucinations
I could have sworn I replied and thanked you for your ears on this song, maybe I closed the page too soon. But I love the imagery you pour into my purple, and wish a bunch of like-minded right-brianers could find a way to form a band and free-associate such "sane hallucinations." Thank you, Dani. You are spaxiul.
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hackneybloke said 2538 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
you smell
bob your stuff is so interesting and varied. i love the urgency of the drums and that early bass riff...and then it goes off to somehwere else. now that bass is back...complex and groovy. is it a GB loop on the drum....like it.
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Bob6stringer said 2537 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
I want a Hindi female vocalist!
I had like two days to meet the "Woodstock" event deadline, and really slapped this one together. But I think this was the first time I used my Strat with 1) bass FX; 2) Sitar FX; 3) synth-orchestra FX. And a Bo Diddley beat -- which I LOVE but here played it (deliberately) wrongly on its side, on the downbeat -- cheap ploy! I'd love if it were tighter and had a beautiful female Hindi vocalist.
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