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Submitting for the Live Aid concert. Must take things into our own hands if we're really looking for change and relief...

We wrote this in 1989...the theme, unfortunately, can be related to our current situation, as well. And many, many others in the past.

Sorry for the no download...need the band's permission and I can't contact one of 'em.

Absolute Zero:
Greg Carson: Bass/vox
Tony Annucci: Drums
Bob Prince: Guitar
Scott Elliott: Vox
Katy Evans: Vox
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Sharing Beds with History
Lyrics: Greg Carson, Music: Absolute Zero
©1989

What you're seeing on the tv screen
is only part of the picture.
What's really goin' on
is a mystery.
A mystery.
Our history.

In our hearts and in our minds
there's a search for truth.
But in the world around us
this is a mystery.
A mystery.
We're sharin' beds with history.

Lies
are what you tell me
Why do you treat me this way?
Understand:
you can't control me
with your lies, lies...

I told you once
but you didn't listen.
Told you twice
but it wasn't your problem.
Told you once
but you didn't listen.
Told you twice
But it wasn't your problem.

My mind, my spirit, and my soul
fight my body every day.
You gotta wanna believe
you can make history...
into ourstory.
Don't get pissed at me.
Your bein' lied to...

Lies
is what you told me
Why do you treat me this way?
Understand:
you can't control me
with your lies, lies, lies

I told you once
but you didn't listen
told you twice
but it wasn't your problem



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Uploaded: Jun 16, 2008 - 04:17:37 PM
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2008 - 06:05:33 PM Last Played: Apr 03, 2016 - 12:08:00 PM
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composerclark said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Funk
Love the funkiness of it... and I love those guitar breaks too. As for the message, it's right on, and, as you say, especially timely.
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Hi Clark...
...how's by you?

Greg's bass playing really sets everything else up on this one. Really shines.

...and the message seems to be universal, which (quite frankly), sucks...
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Feter said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Sharing Beds with History
what an giantband ...the guitar and bass just
incredibly handsome and tastey !!! yes incredible
funkey feelings ...thats so cool ..thnx alot for
sharin such gem !!!!
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Thanks, Feter...
...I miss playing my electric...and this band was a nice blend...
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ktb said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
I was
out of mind diggin this, and that was BEFORE Katy started singing. After that I was spellbound. I luv it
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Katy...
...played the flute, too...she left the band early on, though...great voice...
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MarkHolbrook said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Bob
this is a GREAT tune! Love the guitar work and well jsut about everything!!
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Thanks, Mark...
...glad you liked it.

Bob
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said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Yup!
Lies on TV. Lies at home. Lies between lovers. Lies in school. Whopping big lies taught at the University.

Great song by you and the gang Bob!

Be well friend!
guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Doesn't it just...
...make ya sick, sometimes...?

And it seems to have gotten to the point where the people who lay the garbage out don't even care if they get caught at it or not...above the law / rules of common decency and trust...

And I agree: it extends waaaaay beyond the tv screen...but that little rectangle sure has made quite an impact.
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jiguma said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Funky cool
Please tell me that Greg didn't sing lead and play bass at the same time ;)

Very appropriate for Live Aid - like it a lot.

Neil
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Actually...
...he did NOT "sing"/play at the same time on this tape.

However: he DID do both when we played out. I know it was hard for him...but damned if the guy didn't do it and do it WELL, consistently.

Greg's a talented fella...I love his bass on this and the lyrics are "right".

Peace, Neil...
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J.A.Stewart said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
FOnky Music
Nice funky, but mellow groove here, Bob. Sweet guitar embellishments.

When it comes to politics, I prefer to use the term *prevarication* rather than lie... it denotes something much more sinister than a mere lie. ;)


--- Joe
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
"prevarication"...
...of course...

What could I have been thinking...?

:)
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peacepiano said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Tuneful
Very much enjoyed this one. Tight band, keeps the beat going. Mix of voices is a real treat too.

Thanks
Bill
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Yeah...
...we rehearsed quite a bit from the gitgo to make it tight. "In the pocket" was our mantra...though I missed a couple of spots in this one...

oops...

Thanks, Bill...
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Vic Holman said 3385 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
get down!
the guitar and bass are outstanding. I'm not sure why you aren't doing more electric these days.

those short guitar licks are are downright slick!
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
My main...
...reason for moving away from this (and any) band (besides our mutually irreconcilable differences), back then, was the birth of my daughter. Never had a kid and had been in plenty of bands.

Bands take up a lot of time, they do...so, except for a 2 year stint with the band you see me playing with in my avatar (very loose rehearsals, spaced apart gigs,) I concentrated solely on my acoustic while I stayed home with family. Wrote a boatload of tunes and set my plan to put 'em out there once Ava didn't need me around the house as much, anymore.

That's why I haven't played as much electric. Thanks for the compliment, though. I'll probably do a bit of it, again, once the cd is done...but not like before. I'll be playing out on the acoustic at that point, which will take up most of my musical time. There are only so many hours in the day when you're not working the trade full time.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Band

Very nice band music .
guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Thanks Henri...
...we were looking for a keyboard player in our last year...you would have been a very nice fit, I think...
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3383 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Cool
Thank you :-)
said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Sharing Beds with History
Bob very funky, sorry I am a bit late getting here :)
Love this one too, Love the guitar -the vocals all sound great too.

Peace Dee x
guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Thank you, Dee...
...nice of you to take the time...
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said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Great!
Wonderful song, killer bass track and fine guitar licks. Lovely vocal performance by all and overall, a very nice "live" song. I love it!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Thank you, Yeman...
...I hope you are well and practicing/playing/writing...
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Ed Hannifin said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Neat all 'round, Bob...
And all the more impressive for having been done on a Fostex 4-track. I love the guitar playing the most. The bass and drums are also great...and do I hear some cowbell?

Lyrics are also neat...

Ed
guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Yes...
...as I remember it, I do believe that Tony had a 3 cowbell setup which he'd tap at times...

I need a nice vacation, Ed...thanks for the drop by...
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paddler said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Great driving rhythm
Love the tightness of everything - theres alot of talent goin on in this track - the eq sounds a little thin though like it needs beefing up a bit to get these excellent performances shining through.Can't contact em eh? - thats musicians for ya,lol.Great stuff
Cheers - RG
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guitapick said 3385 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Tanks...
...I know what you mean about the eq...but I just decided not to bother with fiddling in GB...if I had separate tracks, I might...as is, well...er...uh...

Yes..."as is", I am just too lazy, at the moment...

There! I said it...

;)
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said 3384 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Tight band...
led by that funky bass, your expressive guitar, and those hip drums. You guys had it happening. Excellent sounding track Bob.

thanks.
guitapick said 3384 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
~
Thanks, Jack...our last gig was our best and we were wondering why we were breaking up, at that point...but it all worked out for the best...
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Moviz said 3384 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Love the
funkiness and the theme is good. great performances all round, cheers M
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guitapick said 3384 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Thanks, M...
...will be checking out your latest as soon as I get a moment...
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Ibstrat said 3384 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
This
sounds like a great band.Nice to hear some of your very cool electric playing.Did you guys play out much?
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guitapick said 3382 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Yep...
...we used to play out a lot. Started getting some really nice gigs (China Club, Lone Star Roadhouse, CBGBs, etc) and interest and then: *BAM*...it was done.

Oh well...I'm still in contact with most of the band. The bass player (Greg) and I have talked about recording some stuff. I'll probably do that sometime in the fall or winter.

Thanks, Mark...


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DWL said 3384 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Groovy man!
Nice licks and very tight.

Great sound on the guitar.

Cheers

Dick
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guitapick said 3384 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
~
My '77 Strat...sold it to buy the red one in my pic, here...miss it, but I love the new one...more versatile.

Cheers, mate...
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rsorensen said 3384 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
cool song
great guitars. sounds like early RHCP. faved!
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eleveneyes said 3383 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
sharing beds
lots of tasty guitar licks going on here! Love the tune and the message.
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dajama said 3382 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
A very cool
funky track, with some lovely bass (what a great player!), guitar and vocal work. I like the lyrics, and I see what you mean about the timeliness of it. Lovely guitar sound, and playing on here. It's great to hear this. Thanks for sharing. Nicely done. Peace.
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Cadman said 3382 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
V Cool
Nice track - def. got your own sound there.

Made me think of an old track of a friend of mine - recorded at about the same time and with similar kits (and attitudes).

I'll post it up later.......
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Cadman said 3382 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
And here it is....
Here's the song it reminded me of.......


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guitapick said 3381 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
cool tune...
..thanks, cadman..
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lengold said 3380 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Love this
great funky song and your guitar sounds really sweet.
Cheers
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saymme said 3379 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
( :
GRAND SINGING !(!) This could definately be a killer if the Music were more more - more... !? i dont know Your Musiclanguage :( : ( as I dont play myself..just MORE & perhaps cooler recordingtechniq? Man I'd LOVE to hear this Live . . . ! !! Great Guitar,
great sounds but They could be 5times as much perhaps?(or 3 what do I know) NICE with oldies that go just as well nearly 20 years later : ) THATS Music !
My Pleasure totally , great with both female&male vox that always makes me week in the knees : )
THANKYOU For sharing this gem ( :
helena
guitapick said 3378 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
This was...
...a tune from our first demo tape. Pretty basic recording technique (4 track cassette tape). No editing. I just plugged in and pushed some pedals. We were "young" as a band.

So...yes: it's pretty rudimentary. When we played out it had more presence, but it really didn't change much. Just a fuller sound, which, I think, is what's lacking here and what you might be talking about...be nice to add some horns, though...hmmm...

But, yeah: it's a very cool tune...thanks for the listen, helena.

Bob
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davisamerica said 3376 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
right then bob
mr. funk .... how do you do ... still relevant! cool post man
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John Stebbe said 3371 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
Fostex
Fostex four-track - - as in 'cassette' four track? If so, this is a pretty amazing recording.

The mood of this song reminds me of "Cherokee Nation" by Paul Revere and the Raiders.

How many different singers sing the melody on this song? Nice to hear the contrasts. Reminds me of when the Temptations sang "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and each one of the guys would take a turn singing the lead. Cool then, and this is cool now.

I like the guitar work a lot. Echoes of Eric Clapton.

History -- hmm, I have a masters' degree in history. (I teach music, but I'm also licensed to teach history.) You're right, that we can't know with absolute certainty that any particular version of history is the most faithful to the truth. We see through a glass darkly, as the Apostle put it. But someday we will see clearly.

This is a very solid track. Hope you can contact your last band-mate. You had a good thing going with this band.
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guitapick said 3370 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
Glad you said that, John...
...I thought we did a good job with the Fostex. It was, basically, just playing/singing your part through the tune, with a bit of bouncing on the vox.

You're a performer and I'm glad you can appreciate the amount of work we put in, as a complete band, to be able to play well in a live (or close to live, as with this recording) situation. We worked our tails off and dug it. Rehearsals were actually my favorite thing with these guys. Worked hard and had great collaborations. Loved the shows...but the rehearsals were the best.

Doubt we'll play again, though...but, as I said: the bass player and I are still close. Both spiritually and in physical proximity. So, who knows...
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Soundhound said 3355 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Nice...........
Cool track lots of interesting things going on here.....
Bad Bass line, Vocals are cool as well......



I.............LIKE IT...........
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Roxylee said 3342 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Bein lied to..
Yeah, history sure does repeat itself! This is a timeless song, and I like how the band members had solo spots. Really funky cool...
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