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Spectator Lens - Final (Telephone Booth)


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After so many extremely helpful comments on our previous version of this song, Carlo and I returned to the Telephone Booth where we spent many days of noodling and fine tuning this song. We must have 20 versions that have emerged since the last post. Finally, we think we have the golden egg. Thank you to those of you who helped us get to this point. Your input is invaluable.
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Lyrics
SPECTATOR LENS

YOU THINK THEY’RE LOOKING AT YOU,

THEY’RE NOT LOOKING AT YOU.

WELL, MAYBE THEY’RE LOOKING AT YOU,

WITH CYCLOPS EYEGLASS RED

GONE CUCKOO, GONE CRACKERS.

GONE CUCKOO, GONE CRACKERS.

CH] SPECTATOR LENS, SHOOTING FOOTAGE

FOR THE CAMERAHEAD;

BUT THEN AGAIN, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE

MUST BE WATCHING

YOU THINK THEY’RE LOOKING AT YOU,

THEY’RE NOT LOOKING AT YOU.

WELL, MAYBE THEY’RE LOOKING AT YOU,

WITH CYCLOPS EYEGLASS RED

IT’S A STADIUM FILLED WITH EMPTY SEATS,

A MONUMENT OF MUTE CONCRETE.

CH] SPECTATOR LENS, SHOOTING FOOTAGE

FOR THE CAMERAHEAD;

BUT THEN AGAIN, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE

MUST BE WATCHING

br/solo]

WE ARE REDUCED BY THE EYE,

DON’T NEED NO FILM ANYMORE.

IGNORANT OF CONSENT TO

BROADCAST ALL THE TIME—

IT DEADENS THE SENSES OR

BROADENS CONSCIOUSNESS?

WHO KNOWS THE CONCLUSION

OF THIS EXPERIMENT?

WHO CARES?

WHO CARES?

CH] SPECTATOR LENS, SHOOTING FOOTAGE

FOR THE CAMERAHEAD;

BUT THEN AGAIN, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE

MUST BE WATCHING
Song Stats
Hits: 2792
Comments: 20
Fans: 13
Plays: 70
Downloads: 112

Uploaded: Sep 17, 2008 - 09:43:39 PM
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2008 - 09:43:39 PM Last Played: Jan 01, 2015 - 08:10:26 AM
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Hardware:
Guitars, RATT pedal, black and scratchy, studded belt, ampeg bass amp, tonka guitar amp, hand made picks from credit cards, macjams advisory board
Software:
GarageBand '08
Comments
jgurner said 3228 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Deja vu all over again....
I almost thought I was time warped back to the CBGB's challenge. Very raw, very underground and very much fun. Loved it.
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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
CBGB's Challenge
That was the best ever!!
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egobandit said 3228 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Picks from credit cards
Oh I know so well! The studded belt did you use any dip ith those wips I still love the crazy synth in the background like I siad before this pushes on higher ground settin a standard. the clean guitar betrays because they are not so clean. Dirty dirty and the vocal delivery rocks. Im gonna have to listen to the old version but the git sounds more distorted and the drums more controled. Just good to listen again!
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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Picks From Credit Cards
Thanks for listening again Tim. We really tried to crank it up on the production side without losing the gritty integrity of our original version.

Maybe we'll hook up on the 19th
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Feter said 3228 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Spectator Len
this is mean cool rockin ...its so alive ...
the drums just great ..sure the vocal as well !
Rock on !!!!
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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Drums
Thanks Feter. We tinkered with everything for about a week so it's great to hear that the sounds were noticed. Drums were part of the issue.

Carlo has a cool voice, doesn't he?

Thanks man!

Bob
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cjdaley said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
spectacular
This has everything it should have: it's tense, intense, packed with action and ideas. And most of all: it's highly orginal.

This coupled with egobandit's "social insecurity" Would make a great split single of paranod experimental rockers.
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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
B-Sides
Now that you mention it, it would be a perfect combo. It's my favorite egobandit song.

And cj - thanks again for all the feedback on this tune. It was very helpful as you will notice I agreed with many of your suggestions.
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lengold said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
This is superb!
This mix sounds great Bob - the bass really lifts it. Love this song and downloaded.
Cheers
Len


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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Bass Lifts
Thanks Spectator Lengold.

A download is the next best thing to being there.
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Pete_NB said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Entertaining Keywords
Cool juxtaposition of sparse guitar, punky goodness and background electronica. Drums are clean and original.


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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Clean and Original
I used to be a juxtaposer back when punk was the new black.

Thanks Pete!
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Lennon714 said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Brilliant
The bass that comes in around 3:00 is absolutely brilliant. I thought you'd have trouble improving on the original, but you guys definitely pulled it off.
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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
3:00
Thanks E,

I was hoping you'd say that!

You rock man!
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BossHook said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Great
power pop sensibilities on this tune. You remind me of a friend gone who made a pretty big splash with his band Material Issue.
five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Valerie Loves Me
This was one of Carlo's personal favorites back in the early 90's when it came out. He claims he can hear that song to this day in his head at will.

Thanks for mentioning it!
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craft said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
nice
This is very good... Groovy song... The synth (or efx) sound really good.
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five_extra_arms said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Groovy Synths
We aim to please in the synth dept. Thanks for your approval!
Bob
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Vic Holman said 3227 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
so that's where my credit cards went
did you charge on them before cutting them up?

am I gonna get a bill for a lot of studded belts?

I'm sure you two put a lot of time in this. really sounds way better. Also dug the shifts as it goes along. like bringing in the Ratt pedal later in the show for example. some nice changes without being too obvious.

And true your patented secret on your synths is still a secret.... until someone asks.






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tempie said 3226 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
If Frank Black wrote a Fugazi song for the Dead Milkmen...i...
it would sound like this. Very cool. Love how the chord progressions totter on dischord but always stay this side of pop so that the tune, while disjointed, has a great groove. Punk Rock Girl would dance to this tune all night.

PS: The timpani rocks. Instant Brian Wilson.
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lavalamp said 3226 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
Adequate
Vic told me the secret.

You rock adequately.

Dave
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Peter Bauckham said 3225 days ago (September 20th, 2008)
Better
than the earlier mix - flows better and the bass is awesome. Great tune.

Peter
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rsorensen said 3209 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
sounds great
You guys make a great team. can I ask where you got the timpani? love this song
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five_extra_arms said 3209 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
yousendit
Hey Ridd,

I just emailed you the GB file with yousendit. The secret to the timpani sound is now yours to exploit!

Thanks for your interest AND support on this Telephone Booth project.

Anyone else want the file? I'm happy to share.

Bob
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rsorensen said 3209 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
hey thanks!
woohoo!
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