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She's the One (MJ Live Aid)


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This is definitely the first time I have ever done an 80's song. Inspired by the MJ LiveAid concert.
I tried to channel my inner Ocasek and didn't quite make it. I had a heck of a lot if fun doing it though. Thanks for setting this challenge up guys!

And yes that picture is of me in 85'. Check the kickin' Top Gun mirror shades. They're as big as my freakin' head. The girlies loved it :)

Beware of the synthesizers!
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Uploaded: Jun 13, 2008 - 06:36:08 PM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2008 - 06:36:08 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 12:01:30 PM
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Hardware:
Charvel LS1 Guitar, Yamaha Bass, MAudio Keystation 49e, Boss GT-3 Processor
Software:
Drums on Demand
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said 3355 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Cool!
Very nice track my friend, always love your production and top notch playing. Cool work and nice pic!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Nick_Flash said 3355 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
cool
I always look forward to your comments as well Yeman. Thanks for listening and I look forward to your coffee house appearance later in the month.
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Feter said 3355 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
She's the One
Hey !! ... thats totaly a blast ...nice guitars work
as always my friend ..cool singin man !! .. loved this
..thnx alot for sharin !!!
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Nick_Flash said 3355 days ago (June 13th, 2008)

I sang this in a much different style than usual - it would only work for this tune. Thanks for your great comments as usual Feter - much appreciated.
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Peter Bauckham said 3355 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Channelling
your inner Ocasek isn't a bad place to start IMO - and I think it's pretty successful too! Excellent 80's sound and top-notch production make this a real winner. I can imagine this being on a Cars album!

Peter
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Nick_Flash said 3353 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
yeah
you just can't go wrong getting an 80's sound when using a synth like that. This actually started off as an acoustic song for the coffee house. I'm glad it turned into this.
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spitlogic said 3355 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Hey
I still wear shades like that. Anyway nice take on making 80's music. Good production.
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Nick_Flash said 3353 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
cool
Yeah, but you pull it off with some style man! I've also got the elastic waistband with a tucked in Hawaiian shirt up there. I think my socks are pulled to my knees too.

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dajama said 3355 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Terrific song
and a great 80s vibe. The drum sound is kicking, and the combo of the chiming and the distorted guitar just puts the icing on the cake. The synths work very well - nice sounds and well-placed. This is a terrific song. Great vocal, too. Great picture, too! Nicely done. Peace.
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Nick_Flash said 3353 days ago (June 15th, 2008)

I was thinking of doing an all electronic drum sound but ended up keeping the live sound, that seemed to help keep with the Cars type sound.
Thanks for listening.

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Vic Holman said 3355 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
very Cars
yeah I think it fits in easily.

What's cool is this is a great solid song that has a timeless style.

I totally enjoyed this alot!



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Nick_Flash said 3353 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
timeless
This was definitely a new venture for me. The recent challenges have been great because they have inspired me to step out of the box a little bit with what I record and also what I listen to.
Thanks Vic.

nick
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said 3354 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
She's the One
Really nice music, lyrics and singing is great. Loved a really catchy tuuuune.

Peace Dee x
Nick_Flash said 3353 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
the
music is more catchy than the vox for me, but I am happy how it came out. I had a hell of a time writing words for this though.
Oh well if I'm having fun I must be doing something right.
Thanks Dee
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lavalamp said 3354 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
You're unsafe, Iceman!
Nice going Nick, I hear that synth a la The Cars. I think Rick would be proud.

Nice piece of songwriting.

Dave
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Nick_Flash said 3352 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Maverick in the house
Yeah, Rick and I are tight. I miss the Cars - great band.

Thanks LL
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kingbee said 3354 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
drive on
You've really got that Cars vibe off to a tee.
Great track..and lovely sunglasses too ;-)
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Nick_Flash said 3352 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Drive
Thanks Brendan, I might even try another one of these type tunes in the future.
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J.A.Stewart said 3354 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
So 80s That...
it almost hurts. LOL

Nice job on this, Nick. Your vocals aren't quirky enough to fill those Ocasek shoes, but you've created a real nice musical bed here, very reminiscent of The Cars. In the end, your vocal gives it a distinctive feel all its own. ;)


--- Joe
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Nick_Flash said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Thanks Joe
I started off trying to write some quirky lyrics but they ended up this way. The words are where I struggle the most. I had the music done for a while before the vox were added. Everything came together well enough though.
Thanks,
nick
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Nick_Flash said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Thanks Joe
I started off trying to write some quirky lyrics but they ended up this way. The words are where I struggle the most. I had the music done for a while before the vox were added. Everything came together well enough though.
Thanks,
nick
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rsorensen said 3354 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
nice!
great job with the Cars sound. Love the synths!
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Nick_Flash said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Thanks Ridd
That synth in the chorus just drives the while thing. This was fun to put together.
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said 3353 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
Cool Shades
...could get you anywhere back then. This really reminds me of Ben Orr's solo album (he actually sang many of the Cars' tunes) although those squirrelly synths and lazy guitars are right off the Cars' sound - especially those awesome synths. Beware, indeed - I'm going to go grab a pair of biggo mirrored shades and dri-i-ive..........!
Nick_Flash said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)

I seems to remember Ocasek wearing shades way bigger than his head too. I always wanted to use that vibrato feature on my keyboard but could'nt figure out an appropriate song until now. God bless the 80's

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The Infinites said 3353 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
This reminds me of
...early Five Extra Arms. And The Cars. And (stay with me on this) Split Endz (early Crowded House).

Point is - it's so 80's I nearly got the Ray-Ban aviators out again.

Oh wait - I'm still wearing them....

Great song for this challenge - totally on the money.

Jim
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Nick_Flash said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)

Ah yes...Split Endz. I'll have to check out some of Bob's earlier work soon. It's been a fun challenge.

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jiguma said 3349 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Nice 80s track Nick
I'm really glad you dropped by my song, or I might have missed your posts here at MJ. Definitely a Cars vibe (one of the 80s bands I liked, along with Nik Kershaw).

This is a cool tune and well done in all areas - playing is very cool and just right for the tune. DoD is such a wonderful set of loops - the kit track sounds very solid indeed.

No nits from me - well produced and performed.

Like I said, glad you dropped by.

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Nick_Flash said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Thanks Neil
I'm glad I dropped by your site also. Your live aid track is killer. I love to hear new versions of older songs. That's what I'm doing half the time here. Yeah, the Cars are one of the very few 80's bands I can still listen too. I instanly thought of this type of tune when I heard about the challenge.

Glad you liked it man.

nick
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richardhowardjones said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
.
Masterfully done, ol' son. Yeah!
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Nick_Flash said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)

Thanks for the listen Richard. I'm digging your last tune as well.

Peace,
nick
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said 3347 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Wow!
Nice job Nick! Your "inner Ocasek"? Ha! You crack me up!

Sounds like a Cars B-side to me man. I really enjoyed it!

Be well!
Nick_Flash said 3344 days ago (June 24th, 2008)

A Cars B-side it is then. Hey all great musicians start with the B-sides - watch out.

Thanks Mike.
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bud said 3345 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Love the synthesizers - so Cars
I think you really nailed it - and don't feel bad about not sounding like Ocasek - you've got a much better voice. Sorry it took me so long to get here - been working out of town and swamped by real life. Great tune.
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Nick_Flash said 3344 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Hey Bud
Yeah, I'm getting swamped with the real life thing too - plus summer is upon us and getting away from the computer is sounded better and better.
I don't know about a better voice than Rick but I'm working on it. Thanks for taking the time to listen. I loved your coffee house entry!

Nick
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davisamerica said 3343 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
lol...
love the glasses .. had a pair ... this my friend has indeed channeled ric ocasek ... this is "so sweet" !
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Nick_Flash said 3342 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
everyone
should have a pair of those glasses. The Cars are making a comeback at MJ's.

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