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First Time I Saw It
Took My Breath Away
Cold Water Plunge
On a Summer Day

Mr Pretend Man
Look at Him
Mr Don't Care Man
See Him Grin

I Mustn't Show Emotion
I Just Don't Do Devotion

Hellalujah, Amen x 4

It's Just a Big Joke
That Nobody Gets
It's Just a Big Joke

It's Just a Big Joke
That Nobody Gets
It's Just a Big Joke
Ha Ha

Mr Pretend Man
Look at Him
Mr Don't Care Man
See Him Grin

Hellalujah, Amen x 4

The Way to Nowhere
The Way to Nowhere
I Can Show, 'Cause I Know
The Way to Nowhere..........
Song Stats
Hits: 4094
Comments: 76
Fans: 38
Plays: 128
Downloads: 144

Uploaded: Aug 03, 2008 - 01:04:21 PM
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2008 - 01:33:02 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 12:23:58 PM
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M-Audio Keystation 49e
Sontronics STC-2
M-Audio Fast Track Pro Interface
Software:
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M-Tron Plug-in
Addictive Drums
Tone Heaven

Comments
Skean said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Cool a new Len song
I have wait for a new one from ya :D and my ears really like it.
The only bad thing is my headphones been broken today damn it.
And the one I'll use right now is not good BUT I can here it's a clear mix as it is a cool song you've done my friend.

Take care
---
Kenta
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks for the
very quick response Kenta. Glad you found it interesting and hope your headphones get better soon.
Cheers
Len


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Diviner said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Its been along time
Wow, souvenir from Cornwall as well. As with all your tracks this one is very interesting. I like the effects you put on the track, very good and heady. Good to see you back on the song making front.
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks Keith
I did think of giving you a shout whilst we were in Cornwall a few weeks ago, but the time just flew by.
Thanks for taking the time to listen - appreciated.
Cheers
Len
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12parsecs said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
i just don't do devotion
the 'i mustn't show emotion, i just don't do devotion' line is priceless! and the quiet 'haha'. i also like the scary reverse reverb in my right ear during the choruses/hellaluyah's. good to hear something new from the person who comments on so many of my tunes!
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Scary
I am really pleased that you liked this. It is nice to be back in the saddle after so long. Thanks for listening and commenting - very appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Normal service

All parts of this song are interesting and very well done .
The rythm , the chords , the effects , the sounds !
Your voice , on top is perfect .
Bravo!

lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thank you
so much Henri - it is such an honour for me to have a musician of your calibre commenting on my song.
Cheers
Len


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musichead said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
I liked....
I really liked this..I cant put my finger on it...But at times it seemed out of beat...was this planned ? But the fx and sound it way above good!!!
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Out of beat
When I was trying to find drums for this song, nothing worked. Then I tried 6/8 time and it did. I was very surprised that I had written a song in 6/8 time - especially as I don't really understand what 6/8 time is. But anyway it seemed to fit.
Thanks for the listen.
Cheers
len


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thoddi said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Breath taking
Reminds me of Tom Waits with the original arrangements and the way you sing. The piano melody works very good and keeps the song together. The chorus almost sounds like its recorded backwards:) Cool!
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
I'm always pleased
to see a comment from you thoddi. Really pleased you liked it. I've never really listened to Tom Waits, I will have to have a delve into his music. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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woofer3 said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
I'm glad normal service
is restored! Tom Waits - Yes I can see the similarity. I was thinking it was also the sort of song that Frank Zappa would have written, but your voice does take it more towards the Tom Waits area I have to agree. I love the suggestion of tension within the ryhthm on the intro..one of those that when it finally settles you say to yourself -Oh yeh -I see now. It's pretty instant too, by about the third play it got me. Great song, very unusual with an excellent performance. I also think your voice is just right for this -oh also must say - I shouldn't make comparisons really but we all do - your voice reminded me of Marc Knopfler as well. First time I've noticed this.
Nice one Len.
John.
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
The third play
John - I am so honoured to think that you listened to this three times. I must have a listen to Tom Waits. Marc Knopler is a new one, interesting and flattering. So pleased you enjoyed it and thanks for the lovely comments.
Cheers
Len


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tokai said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Len
nice one! Interesting song. Some great sounds ringing in my ears, love the words, Cheers m8
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Steve - I really
appreciate your comment neighbour. People just don't understand what it's like for us in Aberbaijan.
Pleased you liked it, thanks again.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Totally
unique as usual.You live in a parallel musical universe and are able to create things that most people wouldn't think of.I really like your vocal on this and those distorted guitar riffs are classic!
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Parallel Musical Universe
Marc, you found me out - I'm really an Alien.
Thank you for your continued and very welcome support. I am embarrassed that you even heard my feeble attempts at guitar, compared to yours'.
Cheers
Len



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lavalamp said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Enjoyed
Especially liked the quirky quality to choice of instruments. Truly original. Which is always a high compliment. Your voice sounds really nice, particularly at the second half of the song.

LL
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Quirky
So pleased you liked this Dave and many thanks for the compliment.
Cheers
Len


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egobandit said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Whew!
MAn this is some song. I like the chord structure and arrangement. Some wierd sounds in there. Like the lead short but sweetdone in all the right spots. Tops in my book! Excellent!
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
weird
Tim, thanks so much for the lovely comment. I really like your latest.
Cheers
Len


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said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Almost like
a pitched down Billy McKenzie

I am in Associates/Tuxedomoon/Yello land for some reason

I really, really like this

b
said 3248 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
PS
It is great to see that you have a shiny new mac pro with all the trimmings (boy that 6gb must have cost an arm and another arm or two...

When i said pitched down Billy McKenzie above, I meant by at least 2 octaves

:-)

Great stuff Len
lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Wow...
I now have four new bands/people to listen to, never heard of any of them. So pleased you liked it Bryn, I really value your opinion.
My old mac had 5.5 gb and so wanted the new one to be as good. It wasn't actually that expensive. It came with 2gb standard and I bought 4gb from Crucial.
Thanks again for the listen and comment.
Cheers
Len



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spitlogic said 3247 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
nice
grungy and deep. Like it man.
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks a lot
Mitchell - appreciate the listen.
Cheers
Len


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announcer said 3247 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
interesting track
that has a strangely engaging quality about it. some of the rough edges in the production really work here.
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Strangely engaging
I am quite happy to be strange.. and engaging.
Thanks Bill.
Cheers
Len


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rabittwhole said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
lol ...
i get it ... Len my friend this rocks ... all the elements in place and perfect .. been waiting .. worth the wait!!!
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
I get it!
I don't - I have no idea what the song's about. Really pleased you enjoyed it and had time from your zillions of projects to listen.
Many thanks Jack.
Cheers
Len


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Robert Rayner said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Hi Len
Glad to see you managed to get your new song finished before your hols.
Nice arrangement and words!

See you soon
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
Was still a bit hungover, but managed to get it done. I think you can actually hear the hangover in it.
Hope you liked it.
Cheers
Len


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DWL said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Normal is as normal sees
Unique and endlessly entertaining!

Great arrangement and use of instruments.

Nice to see the old juices still flowing .....

Cheers

Dick



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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks for
the lovely comment Dick - really appreciated. Most of the old juices were going down my neck, where they belong.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend - hope to see you again soon.
Cheers
Len


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said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Breath Taking
And certainly is too:)
Wow!!
Thank you for another treat to one of your new songs. I am sucker for your music :) Will download.


Peace Dee.
lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Breath Taking
Thank you for the lovely comment Dee - very appreciated. I especially like it when people download. Thanks again.
Cheers
Len


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MarkHolbrook said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Very nice
Mr. Gold!!!

I can't place the type of beat... But it's cool. Kind of a rolling beat sort of. Great guitar work!


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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thank You
Very much
Mr. Holbrook!!!

No - I am a bit baffled by clever time signatures too! But I seem to have written a song in one. Really glad you liked it Mark and thanks for the support.
Cheers
Len
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cjdaley said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
tom waits ?
I don't why, something in your style reminds of Robert Wyatt. Maybe it's the beard on your pic, too.
I like the thundering drums. Nice moment when the guitar kicks in. Maybe it is integral to your style, but I felt the vocals were a bit loud for me, though it makes sense as the song builds up.
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Happy with Robert Wyatt
Yes, I wasn't sure myself about the vocal volume. With hindsight I should have reduced it in the softer parts. I find vocals the hardest to mix.
Thanks for the comment.
Cheers
Len


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mowguy3 said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
I have
listend a few times now and am at a loss for words.
Interesting is a understatement. Love the beat throughout. To Cool!!! Amen.
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Interesting
Thanks Russ. Interesting is an interesting word.
Cheers
Len


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ageofthedeathtree said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
wow...
excellent tune len! i love it man, very original feel to it...great work!

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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
wow...
Thanks a lot age - really pleased you visited, left a comment and above all, enjoyed.
Cheers
Len


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peacepiano said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Unique
An unique style you employ here. The vocals are kind of Smash Mouth -ish. Cool beat, enhanced by the "souvenir" shaker. Al in all, a pretty funny song :)

Thanks
Bill
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks Bill
I will have to research Smash Mouth.
Cheers
Len


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Go_Turtle_Go said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
as always...
A surprise. The vocals, the mood and your playing. Very good song overall, production is getting top-notch (although the open hi-hat is a bit loud in the beginning and the end), nifty sounds and i love the way you played the guitar. But foremost, your voice, haleluja! A true Len treat. Love, Marc
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lengold said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Great to see
you here Marc - thanks for the lovely comments and your unstinting support. I hope everything is going well for you both. looking forward to hearing something from you soon, I hope.
Cheers
Len


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Moviz said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Well Len
It seems it's been a while in coming, but worth waiting for. Love the sounds you've created with the backing and the mix sounds wonderful. The vocals are spot on with those great original sounding lyrics. Love that double track thing with the vocal too, Enjoyed this Len, regards M
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lengold said 3246 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Lovely to
see you here Mo. I am especially pleased that you liked it. Thanks so much for the very encouraging comments - appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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guygrooves said 3247 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Wow...
Great to finally hear a new one from you Len and WHAT A SONG it is!! Cool in every sense of the word. The fx were so good in some places I got chills lol.
I have a new comparison to offer lol.... Your vocal has David Bowie lilt to it. I really enjoyed this piece and as always it is uniquely you Len, and very few artists anymore can make that claim.
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lengold said 3246 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
David Bowie
I think it might just be because I'm English that you think i sound like Bowie, but I am very happy with the association. Used to be a big fan.
I am knocked out by your great comments, very nice of you, massive thank you.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3246 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
up and running....
....with full steam. a pretty cool track.

I like how the bass does it own thing that has a kind of a hop and skip to it, if that makes sense. The piano has a nice melodic feel that carries through nicely. also like some of the additional elements that come in on the chorus.

Has all the earmarks for a trademark Lengold tune.
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lengold said 3246 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Full steam ahead
Thanks Vic, I was quite pleased with the bass, took me a few takes to get it how I wanted.
What a great word 'earmark' is - never thought about it before.
I always very appreciate your support Vic and am very happy to think that you liked this.
Cheers
Len


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jiguma said 3246 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Quite an amazing post Len!
Until I got into the (6/8) groove, I was wondering if I should stop eating those mushrooms we had for dinner. This is definitely "out there", but in a good way.

This is going to take me a few more listens I'm sure. Your vocal is reminiscent of Iva Davies (Icehouse) on some of the songs from "Berlin". The melodic bass riff is really different - holding things together and defying the kick to stay even close.

Possibly one of the more original tracks I've heard here for a while Len.

Good stuff!
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lengold said 3246 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Mushrooms
One of the things I love about posting a song is hearing of all the artists I remind people of - virtually none of which I've ever heard of. I will look up Iva Davies and have a listen.
Praise for the bass from you is praise indeed. So pleased you liked it Neil and thanks for taking the time to listen. Very much appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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Peter Bauckham said 3246 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Always
original and interesting - glad your computer problems have been fixed - this is a great tune. Production sounds very good too. Good to have something new from you.

Peter
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lengold said 3246 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
So pleased you
dropped by Peter. Took 8 weeks to sort, but totally worth the wait, although I was starting to lose my patience towards the end.
Thanks for the nice comment and hope we can meet up again soon.
Cheers
Len


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Doadars Uncle said 3245 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Nice
Mr. Pretend! That's what I thought it was like becoming adult. That's when I decided not to grow up!

This has a great feel to it!
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lengold said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Mr Pretend
I think you are right about Mr Pretend.
Thanks for the listen and comment Doug - very appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Wonderfull arrangement
I really like the cadence and swing - quite unexpected and original. Your use of effects and intsrument voicings is also excellent. Cool vox and lyrics too. Well done Len.
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lengold said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Thanks a
lot bud for dropping by. So pleased you liked it and thanks for your continued support - very appreciated.
Cheers
Len


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guitapick said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
~
Food for thought...great layering over the theme/beat...cool chord changes...
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lengold said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Food for thought
Very good of you Bob to have a listen and comment. Thanks very much and pleased you liked it.
Cheers
Len


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dajama said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Very cool
I really enjoyed this one. Others have commented on the unusual rhythm and I think that's one of the interesting things about the song. Great production - those drums and keys sound fantastic. Also a lovely guitar tone. I really like the lyrics, too; some real gems in there! A terrific track. Nicely done. Peace.
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8piscean8 said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Super
Great lyrics. This is very original. Love the 6/8 time signature and the tempo you have chosen. Great job! Your voice reminded me of Serj Tankian in spots. Check out his solo album Elect the Dead.

-Adam
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apb said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Fabulous

.. yet another golden nugget (gettit? ;o)) .. not much too add: very weird, wonderful, rich and impressively unique to me sounding .. only gripe was some bits seemed a bit too 'in my face' in the arragement when I felt a softer, more subdued feel (perhaps with less going on?), might work.

Well done Len - have a safe, enjoyeable trip.
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Komrade K said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Elliptical!
Very striking melody and arrangement - and that lolloping rhythm is wonderful. Your voice is sounding much stronger as well.

Nice one!

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BeccaJohnson said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
hello Len!
Listened to your new song today.I think it is good and quite interesting and interesting lyrics.I couldn't get the music part though abit,I think the piano needs to work on rythmwise(melody and piano don't sound syncronized to me) but other than that is good.(it is my opinian....)

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paul f. page said 3245 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
First of...
...your songs that I've heard. Pulse of the rhythm track is so solid that it just digs right into ya! Very consistent throughout. From a recording standpoint, the whole piece is pretty "right in your face..." Maybe if you'd give just a little distance so the listener wasn't so close to every instrument...I'd suggest that one thing to make this an easier listen. Vocals are, well, harsh (not a bad thing at all), but fairly often a little under pitch.) It was nice to hear something new this afternoon.
Peace.
Paul
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BossHook said 3242 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Awesome
and theatrical - belongs in a stage play!
Lightman- said 3241 days ago (August 10th, 2008)
Great
This lyric is good... And the background vocals sounds great.... A fine song.... And your lead vocal is warm and strong... I really like this song....
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Dj French Toast said 3235 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
Very tom waits-esc
Nice tune man !
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Bob Rodgers said 3229 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
Excellent!
Good to hear a new song from you Len.
A great rhythmn and I like the unusual 6/8 timing along with your wonderful bass line.
Excellent vocals and your voice sounds superb!
This has a nice clear mix and everything sounds great, very well produced.
Good to hear your Mac is fixed and you are making great music again!

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Dj French Toast said 3225 days ago (August 26th, 2008)
Toast
Was here : )
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tempie said 3165 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Show me the way to nowhere
you stopped by my site and left some really cool comments so i started working my way through your catalog...i love the textures on this one...strange but accessible. Reminds me alot of Nick Cave but it's not derivitive, it's all yours. Cool lyrics too. Love the last verse.
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lengold said 3165 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
Very nice of
you to take the time to listen Craig, really appreciate it.
Cheers
Len


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hackneybloke said 2416 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
breath taking
great intro len...sounds sort of sixties whodunnit groove music. love all of this. this sounds like the worse hangover you ever had...and what i mean by that is that this track has a really hypnotic downer thing going on...love it.
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lengold said 2416 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Thanks for
making me listen to these oldies again - like a trip down memory lane. Means a lot to me to think you like this. Big thanks.
Cheers
Len

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