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Stormchasing - MJCC


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Rock

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album: Wanderlust
track 1: 5:53 Say What
track 2: 3:52 The Lilac's Truth
track 3: 3:05 COLOR TV
track 4: 5:26 Glimmer
track 5: 1:23 Playin' Rugby (GOOC)
track 6: 2:45 A UFO Took Mary Lou Away
track 7: 4:10 On The Road To Nauset Beach
track 8: 4:34 Stormchasing
track 9: 4:05 Dancing (On LIOLI's Grave)
track 10: 4:27 That Look (Run Away)
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Song Description

This is a cover of stormchasing (by the hamlet machines) http://www.macjams.com/song/37998

I took the liberty of changing the lyrics, not a lot, and I hope the content is still the same, but the rhyming scheme is different.

I found the vocal range rather "challenging".

There is a video I made for this too: select HQ!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bchc87DPDkA



music by Brentford K
lyrics by CJ Daley
arranged and performed by SmokeyVW
video editing by Bill Grundmann



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Lyrics
STORMCHASING

- verse 1 -

This road is a fallen lightning rod
That's pointed nowhere
I drive just to feel alive
I wish it could last forever

Once like you - I had a life
I had a wife - I had a clue
Lots of stuff - but out of touch
It was too much - and not enough

- chorus -

Stormchasing am I
Through the day - into night
Waiting on the sky
For the lightning - to strike

- verse 2 -

Tornado Alley is the place
I'll always ride
Drive in to the funnel's din
'Til I'm so close I can see inside

- bridge -

- verse 3 -

This cloud that's rumbling loud
Has the voice of a father
This flash that's gonna crash
Smiling like a mother

Tripod - and cameras
Record the wrath - of a minor God
Old stuff - and out of touch
It was too much - but not enough

- chorus -

Stormchasing am I
Do you know - what it's like
Waiting on the sky
For the lightning - to strike
(2x)

- verse 4 -

The weather's rough - I feel its pull
It's beautiful - but not enough
Wreaking havoc - getting real
I'd like to feel - the fear and shock

- chorus -

Stormchasing am I
You don't know - what it's like
Waiting on the sky
For the lightning - to strike
(4x) (fade)

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Uploaded: Sep 01, 2008 - 12:15:33 AM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 07:50:34 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:27:51 PM
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Comments
Nick_Flash said 3339 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
stormchasing
I love the new sound you found for this song. Great cover.
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cjdaley said 3339 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
weather report
Don't worry about the lyrics. You made the song your own, which is the point of a cover, and the life of a song (when a song is lucky enough to have a life).

Your version is more spacious, less cluttered than the original, and it has a better more dramatic construction, with rhythm changes and all, which it lacked so far. I like the organ arrangements, especially the distorted one at the end.


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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
.
many thanks!
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Lennon714 said 3339 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Very cool!
Great take! The chorus really stands out and I have to admit... my toes were tapping.
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DWL said 3339 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
This is great
A good sound and and excellent song. Nice touches in the instrumentation and a neat video as well.

Now I have to go look for the original :-)

Cheers

Dick
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sonnyjim said 3339 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Secret Agent Man
I half expected Chris Isaac to start singing after that intro.... Very nice sound here (the drums sound GREAT!), I dig that choir during the 'storm' and a good set-up to the final chorus. Whew!
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Vic Holman said 3339 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
like a hurricane
i really like this arrangement Bill. the original is a cool song. your version comes off great!

It's not often we get to hear you rockin'. nicely done.
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davisamerica said 3339 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
dang VW ....
knew you were "itching" to post .. now know why .... excellent! I love this driving track ... kinda appropriate ehh?
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dajama said 3339 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Nice one
I really like the drums and bass on this, pushing the track along with great energy and almost a sense of urgency - appropriate, I think, for the song. The backing vocals are great, and your lead vocal is really good, almost with a Neil Young quality to it. Lovely use of organ, and a terrific production, with a great mix. The arrangement is really good, with lots of changes. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3338 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Song

Enjoying everything here .
Going to have the chorus in my head for a while ...
bud said 3337 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Great production Bill
Love the effects and backing vox - nice stretch on the vocals and overall this song is just damn cool.
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rsorensen said 3337 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
stormchasing
finally got around to listening to this. really great job, man. you know well as I do how hard it is to cover these guys but you've done it well and have made it your own. great job, and a great original by the hamlet machines
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