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A Handful Of Something (CBGB Challenge)


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michael2

 Genre: Indie Rock

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okay, this is my late entry to the CGBG challenge. I've been out of town for work all week with only minimal internet access, but i promise i will get to everyones entry.

this song was written in the style of the new york dolls and the heartbreakers. the subject matter is suitably "born to lose." the picture is me back in the day (thought i was johnny thunders). if i was to name the band that recorded with this, we would be called the Mystery Girls. see if you can find the lines i stole from the dolls.
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Lyrics
when i say i'm in love
you best believe i'm in love L-U-V

twelve o'clock
on the subway train
i didn't pay the fare
so i could make it to your house on time

i had a sniff of glue
i drank a bottle of wine
i took a handful of something
cuz we always get into a fight

(chorus)
somethings going on
i don't know what it is
she keeps saying
it's all inside my head
everytime i see her
she's always with him
one more time and it's over
it's over

you lie to my face
i don't know what to do
you keep flapping your lips
i'm gonna shut you out

you got another man
you got a lotta nerve
i got my chinese rocks
ain't nothing gonna get me down

(chorus)
you got one more time to try and get it right
i got one more shot just to make it through the night
a spoonful of courage
a handful of reds
one more time and it's over
it's over

(solo)

it's over....
hoo oo oo hoo oo........

Song Stats
Hits: 5009
Comments: 27
Fans: 38
Plays: 204
Downloads: 121
Votes: 7
Uploaded: May 03, 2008 - 11:52:00 PM
Last Updated: May 04, 2008 - 12:24:27 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 07:25:54 PM
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Comments
said 3399 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Fabulous
Do you wanna do a gig with Suicide?

:-)

b
Vic Holman said 3399 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
the nail in the coffin
dang I think you really nailed the Dolls sound here, a tragic story of the downside of rock in the lyrics.

bet you're glad to be back home. rock on!
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Feter said 3399 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
A Handful Of Something
this is alot of rockin roll my freind ..realy
fabulous sound here ..the singin the grungie
guitars ..the bass all so cool ..top notch
my freind ..KUDOS !!!
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echoroom said 3399 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
L U V
ahhh those ol' glue sniffin' days - brings back memories... or not... as my brain is ruined. Cool track and great vocal melodies.

I'm outta here!
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Peter Bauckham said 3399 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Yeah
New York Dolls and a bit of Iggy Pop too - love this sound.

Peter
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markoo said 3399 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Cool Sound
Great sound love the middle eight. Excellent vocals
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lavalamp said 3399 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Oh Man
The intro just grabbed me. Never was into the NY Dolls, but I actually like this better. A little twist of the Stones. That might be the ingredient that makes this taste just right.

I'm jealous.......(that's the highest compliment)

Dave
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Go_Turtle_Go said 3399 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
whoa!
pass me the superglue;))) Ok, maybe not superglue, but somefin that gives me these jives and jitters you convey so well, as usual. Excellent M2!
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Ibstrat said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
This
song totally rocks.Man I love your voice.The drums sound totally authentic.Perfect guitar playing.This is snotty and in-your-face and great.
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egobandit said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
excellent
lose playin sloppy greatness what rock and roll was ment to be
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Brian D said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
LOVE it
you do GREAT glam punk!

LOVE it.
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gregd said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Handful of Something
Nice picture, Michael. Does that hair come off your head at the end of the night?

Whatever your hair does, you sure do play like a Stooge, and I like it.

-g
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chemystery said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
it's over... NOT
hey man nice shot!

you're gonna make me fall in love with rock all over again, man.
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davisamerica said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
oh yeah
"i got my chinese rocks an't nothing gonna get me down".. way to nail it michael
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said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Love those guitars
... I remember when rock used to sound like this. I think I'm remembering, anyway... remembering... it sounded like beer. A lot of beer. And woozy guitar leads that slammed around bent strings and wonkied their way around the tune, heh heh...

What the hell am I remembering here?
Nick_Flash said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
great
This song is great from start to finish. Excellent entry Michael! Crazy photo too.
Well done man.
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rsorensen said 3398 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
hah!
perfect, man. the epitome of the genre. dirty, sexy, ugly AND with handclaps. love it.
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five_extra_arms said 3397 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
It's Over
Glad you posted one of your old photos to go along with the song. What a perfect fir, so many years later. You nailed this to a T.

Excellent guitars, vocals and a great lyric tells the tale of 1978 without exaggeration.

Downloaded.
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bud said 3397 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Great tune - great picture
chinese rocks indeed - you drug name dropper you. Loved this heartbreaking tale.
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Relic67 said 3397 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Oh Yeah!

Huge chorus kickass solo "woo woo" backup vocals handclaps = a mainline dose of pop perfection
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jiguma said 3397 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Good one Michael!
Nice chugging feel with good words and a tidy vocal - sounds like it could have been recorded live.
Nice post.
Neil
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saymme said 3397 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
( : dl & FAVED!
TX My Pleasure totally, this is G R E A T ! ! ! nice photo of You ! always fun to see photos of People here, great ! tx lena
said 3396 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Awesome!!
You REALLY got the NYD's sound down.

Sounds fantastic!


C.
Marv said 3396 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Marvelous!
I have a reputation as a bad boy myself. I can relate!

Marv
guitapick said 3395 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
U R...
...very familiar with this genre, I see...

...quality stuff, michael...
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obbster said 3395 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Pro sounding
Very well recorded and produced. A very fun song, great guitar work.

Well done.
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Heightened said 3380 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Brilliant!
THis is too frigging cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Name: michael2
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I'm a guy who never wanted to do anything but play music. I grew up with classic rock and prog rock before discovering punk and the new york dolls once I got to high school. As i got a little older (and less angry), I developed a love of ... [see more]

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