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Je Mal! (CBGB)


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The Chiefs

 Genre: Punk-Grunge

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My entry in the CBGB challenge! Presenting my punk /alter ego/ outfit Shit Happens! Recorded this half a year ago or so, inspired by reading about the DIY mentality in the punk movement and the simpilcity of the music. Simple, but groovy. I wanted to try that! And I added a few oddballs: french lyrics, mandolin SOLO(you don't see that to often). two bass guitars(fuzz and clean). And it all clocks in under to minutes, all in good punk tradition.

The lyrics are another story. YES this is punk in french, and NO I'm not a native speaker. I've only had french at a low highschool level, and I got an E on the french exam! But me and a friend of mine had so much fun in french class! Partly because of a quite exentric teacher, some funny french nerds and the general anarchy of the lessons. So this is kind of our ode to the french language. The chorus is "Je mal a ma fez gauche", which is supposed to mean "I have a sharp pain in my left ass cheek". This comes from one time when my friend was testing my cousin's(who is fluid in french) french abilities. "Ok, since you're so damn good at french, how do I say: I've got a sharp pain in my left ass cheek?" "Je mal a ma fez gauche." A song was born.....

The rest of the lyrics are just plain BS...
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Lyrics
Je parle frencais bien
Non anglais, non, rien
Je parle trés trés bon
Et tu est O.K!

Je mal a ma fez gauche!

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Hits: 2834
Comments: 29
Fans: 15
Plays: 74
Downloads: 121
Votes: 3
Uploaded: May 04, 2008 - 08:13:44 AM
Last Updated: May 04, 2008 - 08:17:06 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 09:07:04 PM
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Fender Strat, Roland Cube 30, Cort PJ-bass, Kentucky Mandolin, Presonus Firepod
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Comments
screamalexz said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
...
im falling in love with a french girl and sang in french with a "very horrible" american accent lol. but it was supposedly cute.. so yay for those of us who only took a few years of french. nice heavy track the mandolin adds a nice creativity.
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The Chiefs said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Much Obliged!
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egobandit said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
experim mental
love the elements in this frech punk and banjos? excellent
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The Chiefs said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks!
Its mandolin.. For the record.

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Vic Holman said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
cool
and the mando solo is really twisted! in a good way of course
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The Chiefs said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks!
You know, I just fiddled around with the mandolin while I was mixing the track, and thought; There is something missing here. Mandolin of couse. Nailed the solo on the second take, and after relistening to it I had a grin that stayed there for the rest of the day. The best thing is that I've never nailed it perfectly ever since!

Thanks again...
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said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
HO-larious
loved it! this is turning out to be the most punk this site has ever seen. it might lead to a punk revolution here at macjams!
The Chiefs said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Gabba Gabba Hey!
Thanks!

You know, I have a Ramones poster hanging in my studio. Got some inspiration!
Lets form in a straight line and make a revolution!!

Keep on pogin'!
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Feter said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Je Mal!
dam good rockin sound ..loved the mando riffs
the live sound so cool .Rock on !
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chemystery said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
new
PUNK FRENCH MANDOLIN

it's a new new wave starting right here.
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The Chiefs said 3484 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
NWOFMP
New Wave Of French Mando Punk!
Join the revolution punks!


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davisamerica said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
french punk mandolin
all i one punk sized package ... kudos!!
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The Chiefs said 3483 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thanks for your comment!
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said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
TOO COOL!
I love everything about this - if I was in some obscure second-hand record store and I heard this playing, I'd have to have it - period. I'd sell my car and walk home. Bloody awesome; bent, screwy and ten degrees beyond unexplained... thanks for the rocket ride!
said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
I just have to say it again
Too frikkin' cool.
The Chiefs said 3484 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Thanks!
Glad you liked it. And that obscure sound was kind what I was aiming for, so I'm glad you felt the spirit.

Thanks again..
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Nick_Flash said 3484 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Yeah
Awesome track man! It's great how you can make a punk song from anything. And now I can say I know some French - so you have taught us today as well.

Great song!
nick
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The Chiefs said 3484 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Yeah!
Glad you benefitted from listening to this song. A tution fee is already on its way to you by mail. Learning aint free you know!!

;D

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Peter Bauckham said 3484 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
French
in my school was a complete waste of time - so I didn't understand a word - but I rather like songs in foreign languages. And punk with a mandolin in French - what a great combination.

Peter
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rsorensen said 3484 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
nice
wicked guitars and killer riffs! love this one. great job
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five_extra_arms said 3483 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
A Song Is Born
The high energy drums (or drum machine) and guitars took my breath away. The mando-solo is perfectly out of place. Your singing is excellent and I appreciate your humor. Great story about the song.

This is really the kind of thing that I want to hear more of.

Bob
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The Chiefs said 3483 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Glad you liked it!
To let you in on a secret. The drums are apple loops from garage band. But you know, the drummers in punkbands were not always the most talented, and brute force often made up for the lack of techique!

But thanks for kind comment! Glad you liked
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The Chiefs said 3483 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Glad you liked it!
To let you in on a secret. The drums are apple loops from garage band. But you know, the drummers in punkbands were not always the most talented, and brute force often made up for the lack of techique!

But thanks for kind comment!


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The Chiefs said 3483 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Sorry..
Cool. Double post!
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five_extra_arms said 3483 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Double Post
I like this song twice as much as I did before!
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michael2 said 3483 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
so much energy
i love this. it's better than the Buzzcocks. this is a triumph.
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said 3482 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Love..
the tempo on this.

I think you did a great job with the guitars.

This could of stood on it's own without the mandolin.


I like it !


C.
VicDiesel said 3479 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
Grunge mandolin?!
I love it. It would have been a decent song without it, but with it it's something else entirely. Nifty.
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His_Boy_Sherman said 3014 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
Je mal a ma fez gauche
This is a great song from such a great MacJams Challenge! The infamous CBGB Demo. We need to have a CBGB Reunion Challenge.

Love the french vocals and the french bassline. You really rock this.

Thanks!

Sherman


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