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This is a twisted song that brought me back to the way I used to write songs back in the day - on my Tascam 4 Track. Drum machine, bass and a big fat RAT pedal. I never used a guitar back then so I'd run my bass run through a RAT pedal. On this song I did exactly that, ran the bass through the RAT pedal and miked my beefy Ampeg bass amp and ran it into GarageBand. I used the Heavy Blues guitar filter in GB for the left track and the same Rat pedal with the Seventies Rhythm on the second track. There's a third bass track with Rat and Heavy Blues straight up the center.

No real guitars used, just my Hondo 2!
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Lyrics
AND WHY? WHY DID YOU LOOK MY WAY?
AND WHY? WHY DID YOU CALL MY NAME?
AND WHY? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BE IN SCHOOL?
AND WHY? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BE SO COOL?

ALL I EVER WANTED TO DO WAS TALK
ALL I EVER WANTED TO DO WAS TALK


AND WHY? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT MY HAND?
AND WHY? WHY DID YOU WALK AWAY SO MAD?
AND WHY? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO TAKE SO LONG?
AND WHY? WHY 'CAUSE TOMORROW I'LL BE GONE?

ALL I EVER WANTED TO DO WAS TALK
ALL I EVER WANTED TO DO WAS TALK

AND WHY? WHY WAS I JUST DRIVING YOU HOME?
AND WHY? WHY DID WE HAVE TO BE ALONE?
AND WHY? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KISS SO RIGHT?
AND WHY? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO SPEND THE NIGHT?

ALL I EVER WANTED TO DO WAS TALK
ALL I EVER WANTED TO DO WAS TALK

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Hits: 3769
Comments: 37
Fans: 34
Plays: 122
Downloads: 118

Uploaded: May 02, 2008 - 07:45:45 AM
Last Updated: May 02, 2008 - 07:45:45 AM Last Played: May 14, 2017 - 06:18:14 PM
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Hardware:
Hondo 2 Electric Bass (black and scratchy), RAT pedal, Samson R11 microphone, 1 blue guitar pick, 1 yellow guitar pick, no guitars.
Software:
GB4
Comments
Peter Bauckham said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Sounds great!
Excellent song and the 'guitar' sound is really good. You've captured the feel really well. Your vocals are perfect.

Peter
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lengold said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Inspired
Yes - you are inspired. This is great Bob, CBGB or not it's a terrific track. Really drives and I love the lyrics.
Cheers
Len


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Go_Turtle_Go said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
digging
that punk rock vibe. women, sigh....;-)
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lavalamp said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
True to your roots
Cool how you did the guitars. Hondoes are very versatile, I see. You really capture the spirit of the punk scene. But I big question; Why wouldn't you use a red pick? Sometimes, I really don't understand people.

The pic: You have a very distinct style my friend. Have you ever submitted a cartoon to a publication? You are very talented musically, artistically, and comically.

Twisted stuff,

Lavalamp, soon to be ex-singer from Lavalamps of Hippie Death
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michael2 said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
jeez
that's a great song. ahh, the Rat pedal. what a thing of beauty that is. anyways, this song is perfect. you got the gig.
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echoroom said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
2 cool 4 school
I can smell the beer and ciggie smoke on this one! A sweet song of teenage love?

Love that Rat Mr. D!
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said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Impressive!!
To say the least! I think your approach and sound on this is really original. Love it!

Awesome submission!

I enjoyed this one a lot.


C.



rsorensen said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
LOVE the RAT
yes! great vocals and lyrics. cool to hear your voice angry like this. i get the impression that this wasnt just for fun for you. your performance sounds like you really mean it! awesome job.
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rsorensen said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
oh yeah!
great drawing too. really liked all your flyers. anywhere we could see more of your stuff?
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MarkHolbrook said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
I like the sound
you created a real grunge feel!
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chemystery said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Great song pic
Great lyrics. Great vocals.

Are you sure no actual guitars were used? Fantastic!
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Vic Holman said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
so, let's talk already
great tune. first I would like to talk about how i was impressed with the riffs and sound out of old black & scratchy. very convincing as a real guitar sound.

now I would like to talk about the vocals. Tough and direct. ... and I feel guilty of not talking about this, you're fine choice of colored guitar picks.
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Feter said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
AND WHY?
Cool and powerful singin here my freind ..loved
the guitar arrangment here ..this song Rock !!!
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splinter said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
You know why -
cause shit happens the way it's gonna happen and if you think you're in control then it's just one rude surprise after the other till one day you wake up and say fuck it man I'm just gonna take it as it comes and be thankful for every day on this mortal coil - then you pick up your guitar and turn your pain into music and it doesn't seem so bad after all. Great track man - you rock. Peace out.
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egobandit said 3461 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
You
There ya go I can talk! Dig the bass and the bass and the bass excellent loved it!
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said 3460 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Killer song
Hats off to ya Bob, excellent Punk Rock

Its the darkest sound Ive heard from you, Love the "guitars"

Sounds like a full band to me, kind of song I can enjoy listening to half tipsy in a punk rock audience.
Nick_Flash said 3460 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
wow
This sounds great. Thats awesome that you are using only bass. I have some friend that have been playing in a band for a while now and the line up is 2 bass players and a drummer. You can do amazing things with bass

I had a Tascam 4 track(portastudio 2) still have it actually.
Great song Bob
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said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Ahhh
The good old days
guitapick said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Glad to see...
...that you used a YELLOW guitar pick...

Like this...great questions...always a place in my heart for the RAT pedal...
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Heroin_Marys said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Five Extra Arms
This is a twisted song that brought me back to the way I used to write songs back in the day - on my Tascam 4 Track. Drum machine, bass and a big fat RAT pedal. I never used a guitar back then so I'd run my bass run through a RAT pedal. On this song I did exactly that, ran the bass through the RAT pedal and miked my beefy Ampeg bass amp and ran it into GarageBand. I used the Heavy Blues guitar filter in GB for the left track and the same Rat pedal with the Seventies Rhythm on the second track. There's a third bass track with Rat and Heavy Blues straight up the center.

No real guitars used, just my Hondo 2!
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I. Spike said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
And why?
Because we like it!
Got a problem with that!? Huh!?
Fuzzariffic!


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bud said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Why?
Because we love you Bobby - that's why.
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HalwayToNowhere said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Soundly
Great song, I think the electric/rock balance is great, I like the emphasis on the word TALK and WHY. The vocals are passionate, good performance all around. I feel a proper re-recording with a more controlled mix would definitely beneficial for every track to make things stand out more and appear less flat. However thats all post production work and unrelated to the writing or instrumentals. Keep up the good work!
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Rebsie said 3460 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Great stuff
Impressive use of unguitars and a finely applied vocal. The artwork is fantastic too.
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davisamerica said 3459 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
right then bob
what a cool production .. love the lyrics..hondo voodoo cool!
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said 3459 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
very nice
i have been a little out of the scene here because of school, but i am glad i got to catch this one... very nice!
Allen
Beforepicture said 3459 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Cool
Excellent song. Well written, nicely played.
racerat said 3458 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Rat
RATs RULE!

My bro' had a RAT and it has infected very song we wrote from 84-00. Love the directness, warm tone. Slurry nasaly pithy Pistol-y vox.

Race-RAT
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said 3458 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
WHY?
The unguitars (thanks, Rebsie) are cookin, and the shouted baseball-bat lyrics are spot-on! When ya get screwed up and around, the only thing to do is write a loud song.

BTW, I don't use plastic guitar picks, I use pennies mashed into picks by railroad trains.
five_extra_arms said 3458 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
CBGB Demo
Hey everybody. Thanks for listening to my song. It ended up being about the most natural song I've recorded in a long time. It's more than a good exercise in house cleaning. When it comes down to it, you don't need much to write a song. I feel like I've eliminated a lot of the garbage that I usually dump into a song to cover up my poor musicianship and wonky vocals. This song allowed me to be myself. Tall, loud and wonky.

I appreciate the comments and the support. I hope to be a better songwriter because of you. If not, then it's because of you too!

Thanks a million!
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Marv said 3457 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Marvelous!
Why did you call my name?

Because, I'm a dog, that's why.

Marv
MIRx said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Good god
I bet you'll immediately understand if I say this is 100% SONIC!!!! And I really love it being so, as the guys are in my top ten fave bands of all times :)
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five_extra_arms said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
100% Nuts
You people in Italy are CRAZY.

I'm a big fan of Ciccone Youth.

Thanks man, you crazy, crazy man.
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MIRx said 3455 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Are we, you think?
Haha, I LOVE Ciccone Youth's The Whitey Album, my brother, that Into the Groove cover is just huge fun, to say only one little thing ;)
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Axgrinder said 3456 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Thumbs up man!
Great job on this bob..... "All I ever wanted was to give her talk" or was that ..... caulk? Thats what dating a young impressionable journeywoman plumber (STOP)...... and I shan't go any father with this or I will have to use "EXPLICIT CONTENT INCLUDED, UNDISCLOSED WITHIN" See inside of tag for proper care instructions! Nice tune bro......

Ax
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thoddi said 3446 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Jees
I need to pay closer attention to the stuff you put up here. You have hit bulls eye in my taste centre:)

Brilliant.

And your sketch here and the self portrait .... pure art!
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Montag said 2467 days ago (January 21st, 2011)
Kinda like
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" and "I Don't Want to Lose your Love Tonight" rolled into one and laced with a heavy dose of attitude. Should be dedicated to all the Humbert Humberts in the audience.
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