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This instrumental romp takes "Why You...," (my first MJ post) in a very different direction: a bit more swing, lots less overdriven rockabilly sensibility, but much more fun with slide and harmony leads. And maybe some deep-space satellite transmissions: strange electro-noise that surfaced as my slide went over the Fender Lace sensor pickups. Aren't they supposed to be ultra low in magnetic interference? Any engineers or rocket scientists, feel free to explain that...

(P.S.: This is a bit of a remastering upgrade from the iC version for those of you who recall my upload there.)
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Hits: 3859
Comments: 24
Fans: 23
Plays: 124
Downloads: 161
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Sep 17, 2008 - 02:40:51 PM
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2008 - 10:59:33 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 05:13:35 PM
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Hardware:
The band uses same setup as "Why You..." track, which also includes my 2003 Hofner Jazzica and '87 Strat Plus. For this instrumental I added three more Strat tracks with the old Griffin iMic. As always, the Boss GT-6 was my processor.

The underlying tracks were recorded in my old basement "studio" using two 8-track ADATs using makeshift sound isolation tricks (moving tarps, plywood boxes, etc.).
Software:
GB 1 on 24 November, 2005; tweaked in GB '08 for MJ. Underlying tracks here were roughed-mixed in Nuendo.
Comments
Feter said 3376 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Alien Voiceunder
MAN ~~~ how on earth !!!?!?!? .. this is crazy
cool ..man the tone the setting ..so tight so
authnetic so brilliant ..your creativity in song
writing and playin just blew me away on this here !
sometime you think rock n roll is easy to write
but it need a real soul to do it right ..you just
nailed it right Bob ...YOU ROCK !!!!!
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egobandit said 3375 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
This
Is like the violent fems meet the stray cats meet a jazz big band they hang out drink alot of coffee dance and throw their girlfriends in the air while wistling. Crazy slide on this some very cool riffin and leads most excellent enjoyed it to the max!
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guitapick said 3375 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Yeah~
Rockin', Mr. Strings!

Love it...very into this style and you done it good, ya did!
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sloparts said 3375 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Oh yeah, now we're talkin' Aliens Man
Great update on a great track Bob. I love what you did to this one my friend. The original was hot, but this on is "SMOKIN" HOT

The slide sound really good and the harmony guitars are to die for.

Kudos Bob for a job very well done.

Ed
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Godchaser said 3375 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Full Up!
Love the energy on this one Bob and as usual your guiatr work is very solid and powerful.Truely like the way you make your axe sing!Very much enjoyed the post.

Blessings,
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said 3375 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
"walk this way"
one foot forward and hangin out, a wave of the hand...

nice strut, could even have had a washboard in it. Cool Slide.

. - Harold
Bob6stringer said 3375 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Want washboarD?
Thanks, and I'm humbled, especially now that I don't have a live drummer to work with. Want washboard? Check the YouTube player on my Profile page or click directly to it at YouTube, here. (I'm the hairy one in overalls, rear left on the Telly.)
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said 3374 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
heh he
What a RIOT!
BossHook said 3375 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
There's some
real sweet pickin' here. You really capture the energy of Dickey and Duane here and in the more swingin' parts I get a total Chet Atkins and Les Paul feel!
Love it. I'll take it.
Bob6stringer said 3375 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Who's it sound like?
Well, Boss, ScorpJammer told me it sounded like the late, great Danny Gattton, who I idolized once upon a time. Worth YouTubing. I just wish I could follow this up ... it's al downhill from here...
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Pete_NB said 3375 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Ultra-cool
Great groove here and the harmonies are very well done. Cool bits with the slide way up high.
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Scorpjammer said 3374 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
I LOVE IT!
Thanks for posting this one Bob. This tune is one my favorite tunes, period.

It's like Brian Setzer meets Duane Allman.

This tune is so loose and carefree, but tightly composed.

Yeah man, its just a really cool number.

10s/all-time fav!

PS. I knew it would be a hit at MJ.

I'm going to pass this one along to interested listeners.

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perceptualvortex said 3374 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
Yeah
Wow, this rocks. I *am* reminded of Danny Gatton, in both the playing and tone. Great tune!
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Scott Carmichael said 3374 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
authentic fun
I would love to see this live... it harkens back to an era when "fun' was enough... and this is way fun.. great chops and ferocious attack...

I think authentic is the one word I would use to sum up this post...

you're firing on all cylinders here
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Ibstrat said 3374 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
There
aren't many songs that make me laugh out loud-this is one.The concept and execution is perfect.Fantastic guitaring!
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drakonis said 3374 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
feel good romp
Love it... this has me bouncing in my chair. Very fun choice of melody and switch to refrain... I smirked all the way through. Excellent sense of timing and humor, and extremely well-played!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Bob6stringer said 3374 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
Thanks Scorp, Pete, PErceptual, Scott...
Sincere thanks for your encouragement. I can't take credit, though: it came to me the night I forgot to wear my tinfoil hat! Scorp, you know I'm plug-shy, and I'm grateful for your support. I hope I can do music thsi fun again soon.

Would that we could always, only smile when we picked up our axes...
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Scorpjammer said 3373 days ago (September 20th, 2008)
Massive fun tune.
Sorry if I drew you out on center stage, on this one, Bob. he he.

I knew once MJers heard it they would love it. This number spills over with fun and the joy of playing. It's so inviting. How anybody not like it?

Like I said, this song stands on its own merits, but your replying to these forum comments puts a 'face' on the 'voice' of a kickin' tune...

Your atrist's page is way cool, BTW.
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VicDiesel said 3373 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
Hold on while I slick back my hair
This is a bit rockabilly like. Just missing the slap bass.

Great guitar work, especially the way the multiple parts work together.


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ziti said 3373 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
heheheheh
crazy good

hahahah....what fun!!!


yessss!


z
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Vic Holman said 3373 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
slick as pomade
great licks over this jump up and over tune. immpresive and fun to listen too.
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FEEL said 3373 days ago (September 20th, 2008)
Fantastic guitars
Love the double leads... a really hard rock'a'billy. Man this is so good. Is that how they do it on other planets?



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musichead said 3372 days ago (September 20th, 2008)
Rockabilly
Real cool man....I love the slide work.. The kicks are well done. i dont know,,Les Paul and Chet Adkins seem to come to mind.. I just really enjoyed this one.....
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Bob6stringer said 3371 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
Noodles!
I admit this is a fun tune, but let's not get carried away... Chet? Les? I'm just a garage noodler. Still, I thank you from the bottom of my concrete floor.
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E-Frame Wrecker said 3370 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
=)
It put a big smile on my face. Some serious grooving and some whimsical changes. A joy to listen to.
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FlatRock2 said 3364 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
beam me up!
Bob, this is superb!

alien-slide-o-rama
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Bob6stringer said 3363 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
BAWK!!!
Hey, Pete, good to see ya! I did a little remixing, mainly to fix some levels and panning, before popping it here.
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dajama said 3361 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Superb stuff
Amazing playing, with real swing and style. Lovely melodic sense and terrific dynamic arrangement. The playing is just out of this world. Wonderful stuff. This brings a smile to the face! Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Peace.
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davisamerica said 3159 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
lol bob ...
i love this man ... energy plus and just crazy good guitar work !!
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RAVENS said 2676 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
That Alien...
Is blinking & moving his mouth. Creepy, but it's not as bad as that annoying fly buzzing around!

Awesome guitar playing, sounds as if ya had a blast on thissun. Yeah it certainly sounds a bit Alien at times, but that's okay. Good stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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Bob6stringer said 2675 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
Nanu-nanu...
I learned a lot on this one. It was an early GB outing, one of the few I brought over from iComps because it seems to put a smile on people's faces. It's all me and my old band playing live, then I added more guitars to it. I'm grateful for your approving "ears," Dani, thank you so much.
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hackneybloke said 2651 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
alien
rockabilly is not my favourite kind of thing....but i like the slide downs...probably because it takes it momentarily out of rockabilly. ha.

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Bob6stringer said 2651 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Ha? Humbug!
If I were the Rock Doctor I would prescribe to you the one most brilliantly shining moment in Pub Rock recording history: Rockpile. If you can listen to that album and dismiss it as anything but brilliant, I will eat my virtual tinfoil hat. And thanks for liking it despite your horribly misguided prejudices!
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