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Thrown Away


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musichead

 Genre: Rockabilly

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Just a quick one I through together. I discovered noise gates and compression plug-ins. I found a good artical in a trade mag about both. Well I just had to try it! So I used gates on the electric guitars and compression on bass. Just a bit on each.
Just thought it an interesting plug-in. Ill be using more gates..I really like the way it cleans up the noise without any loss to the audio file. I love it.
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Lyrics
It happened just the other day. I was thrown away.
I thought I had their trust. But I was throw away.


I was given up for hope. I was thrown away.
Save for a few friends. I was thrown away.


Didnt think I was next in line. Thrown away.
Out of their thoughts again. I was thrown away.
It happened just the other day. I was thrown away.

Never really given the chance
Always told no romance.
I cant blame them with a thing.
Every time I say ay ay ayyy.

Thrown away
Thrown away





Song Stats
Hits: 3397
Comments: 51
Fans: 23
Plays: 187
Downloads: 107

Uploaded: Jan 16, 2009 - 02:35:59 PM
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2009 - 02:35:59 PM Last Played: Sep 02, 2017 - 07:58:56 PM
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Hardware:
Gretsch Electromatic guitar, Fender Jazz bass
Software:
Logic Express
Comments
said 3232 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
dig the effects
on your vocals. I think that a second 'higher' voice in a couple of spots would have accentuated it well.

nice song, Steve

. - Harold

musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
I agree
I agree..and I did this in the first version. But it just sounded that my singing was flat...So I just left it off and added a few fx!! Thanks for the comment and listen!!
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Feter said 3232 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Thrown Away
WOW ...what a sound here the band is so tight ...interestin sound with guitars
solid rockin bass ...indeed the vocal work just there ...a classic my friend ..
thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
I felt
I feel so much better at mixing now and understanding the process of using tricks of the trade to help my sound. Thanks for stop and listen!
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Outtaorbit said 3232 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Excellent
nice little rocker
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
glad!
Glad you liked it Orby!!
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Moviz said 3232 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Good clean
sound on everything with good definition, so I don't know if that's due to to 'Gates' you speak of, but everything just seems to have it's own space, for clarity. Nice song and good performance all round, cheers M
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
noise gates
The Noise gates really cleaned up the hissing and fret noise. On the vocals it helped eliminate the breath noise and even most of the room and background noise. Thanks for the listen and notice!!
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ShadowofNine said 3231 days ago (January 16th, 2009)
Nice
Track, clean and gentle, very cool...enjoyed
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Thanks
Like I said Im enjoying the learning!! thanks for the listen!!!
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egobandit said 3231 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
very cool
I ove this kind of rock and roll. Excellent guitar playing. I need to look into this compression and gate that you speak of. I always use what is on GB but you lose alot using it. The mix sounds really good. excellent song!
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
research
I just typed in what I wanted to know..and wham!!! there it was. Everything you wanted to know about noise gates and compression. I read and practiced. I feel one step closer to understanding the software. Thanks for the listen and comment!
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tokai said 3231 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
peaceful
and gentle. Great sound in all department. Is that you singing again? Some great touches in here.
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
yes
Yes that is me singing..Thanks..Cant wait to hear your new mix soon!!!
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bud said 3231 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Great mix
I like the way you take your time building the track - relaxed and assured. Nice little slow rocker. Good use of new toys - restrained.
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Less is more
Im from the old school less is more. very seldom do I over use an effect. Unless Im trying to change something very dramatic. But just to get a tighter sound I like the gates.
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
oh
Oh and thanks or the listen!!!!
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lavalamp said 3231 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Dig it Steve
Thrown together, but not thrown away. Your voice sounded cool on this.

Dave
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks Im feeling a bit better on vocals in the studio. But I have a long way to go . Thanks for the comment and listen!!
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Bob Rodgers said 3231 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
A
great sound, nice and clean and a good mix.

Nice vocals and I love the guitars, wonderful song!

Bob

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Skean said 3231 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
One of
your best my friend.. The mix is top notch.. Bravo.
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musichead said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Best
I think each one is my best. until I do the next one. Hahaha!! Thanks old buddy for the comment and listen!
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Char said 3231 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
I can hear
the teenage boy who was discarded by the self-possessed girl. Nice effects. enjoyed it. Thanks.
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musichead said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
yes or...
It could mean a teenaged girl was discarded.. :P
But I hope it means something different to everyone. You know, layoffs, love, sports. You get the idea. Thanks for the comment and the kind words.!! And the listen!
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Moses said 3230 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Very nice
sound you are getting from the live recordings. I agree with Rocha that a second 'higher' voice would add to this piece. Well put together and a nice relaxed feel to this tune. Thanks
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musichead said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
ok...
Ok..Maybe Ill try and sing a higher harmony on this again. But the first version didnt turn out all that well when I did the first takes.. Thanks for the comment and listen!!!
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Alannah said 3230 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
very nice ....
... nice laid back relaxing vibe .... found myself swaying a little and somewhat mesmerized ....
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musichead said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
you know....
I almost emailed you on this one. I thought it would be a good one for you to sing. It fits your style of vocals. And as always freedom on lyrics. Thanks for stopping in listening!!!
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apb said 3230 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Cleaned up nicely ..

.. overall top notch Watson.. best mix I've heard you do of you own vocals to date ..
love the guitar in the L in particular .. and the zong of the cymbal at 01:22 ..
only nit was at 02:12 .. the edit/join/paste .. is a bit too obvious .. can hear it.. might be easy to fix, might not.

Fine sentiments in the lyrics too .. music from the heart is always best.
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musichead said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
I clean....
I clean up nice. I just have to shave and shower a bit more. Ummm..easy fix at 1:22.
Im shocked you didnt noticed that Im using gates and more processor effects.
I think thats the reason why that its a good vocal track. Thanks for the listen and comment. And I look forward to playing with the band in the 2009 MJ fest!!!
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davisamerica said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
steve
been scratching my head on the "gates" thing .. wow nice clean sound man. real nice vocals. very impressed and much enjoyed
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musichead said 3228 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
shocked
I was shocked at the fact I picked up on noise gates. The key is to not over use it. Like any effect.
Unless you are trying to over process. Thanks for the listen and comments!

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MarkHolbrook said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
I love everything about this...
The kicking snare is my fav. It just nails you in the cans. The guitar effects are very cool. Vocals are excellent!
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musichead said 3228 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
touch
Just a touch of reverb on the snare. It helped a bit on this song. Thanks for the stop and listen!
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lengold said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Really enjoyed the
song and the great production.
Cheers
Len


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musichead said 3228 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
Len!
Thanks Len. Glad you stopped in. Thanks for the listen.
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Estella said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
Ooh Steve!
I like the rhythm on this (it's like the rhythm on bachata music), the too-cool-to-hurry-up guitars, the cymbals, and the mix of your voice.

fantastic!
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musichead said 3228 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
word to look up
Hey! another work to look up (Bachata). Glad you stopped by. When i come up with a song. I always try to sing like a famous artist. And it seems to work. Its not that I sound like that artist. But it can have a funky feel to it. Thanks for the listen!
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Vic Holman said 3229 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
sounds great!
i think it's more of a cool classic '70's rocker then rockabilly (not that it matters any) I know I'm always on the fence regarding music gendres.
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musichead said 3228 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
Name it
I never can name the genre of any song let alone my own songs. Thanks for taking the time to listen!!
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edpdx said 3228 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
It sounds
so great with very nice vocals but the only complain here is that is tooooo short, would love to hear a longer version.

Awesome!
edpdx
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musichead said 3226 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
just trying to...
Im just trying to write short pop songs. The vocals are getting better. Thanks for the comment and listen!!!
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EEFliess said 3227 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
nice!
love the guitar work in this...almost like a Ventures song but with vocals

very cool!

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musichead said 3227 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Thanks
Im getting better on guitar.But Im really more comfy on bass.Thanks for the comment and stop by.
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sschedra said 3227 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Cool tune
You'll have to educate me on the gates. How do you use em? Can you hear the difference?

Everytime I hear someone's guitar work I want to run out and buy an electric again. I haven't owned one since I traded a Trini Lopez model Gibson for a bicycle in the mid 70's. Just love the guitar sounds on this track.
Stephen
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musichead said 3226 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
noise gates
What I did was type in "How does a noise gate work"in a search engine. I read oh about 20 mins. Then I just solo the track I wanted to work on and played around with it. It really helped with fret noise and buzzing from the pickups. And on vocals it gets rid of breathing and room noise.. But remember if it isnt a good sound going in. All the gates and compressors in the world wont help. I now wonder how I mixed without them. Thanks for the listen and comment!!
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caroline said 3226 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
i listened twice...
don't understand the technicals but its kinda house-of-the-rising-sun-beatle-ish-60's-trippy-hippy :) thank you xoxox and... yer voice sounds great
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Joe Brady said 3203 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
You've been reading!
Me too! What you done here sounds great; low noise, clean instruments and nice vocals. Great job, I'll be following your progress.
Joe
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mowguy3 said 3132 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Thrown Away
Just diggen your music. You have a reality in your music that doesent happen much. When you use effects they are not over cooked and blend into the music, they don't make the music. Nice track here as well. Thanks.
Mow
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hooverfry said 3122 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
cool sound+
enjoyed this a lot. the mix, the song structure, the vocals, the lyrics. cool tune. made me think of "ween" style songs. thnks for the share
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bloosman1 said 2946 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
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