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Jesus and California (MJRF)

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racerat

 Genre: Hard Rock

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An emotional outburst of love for my new home in California recorded in 2006. The lead guitar was done by my bro' Andrew V., all the rest was me. Not remixed, not re-mastered, just offered up as it was when I joined and had no fans yet....sniff sniff.... And no, I'm not a Bible thumper, nor particularly religious, not have I have any real animosity toward either....just a modern agnostic post-dust bowl rock spiritual done in my own way, an homage to the most beautiful state in the Union.
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Lyrics
Jesus & California
(c)2006 Racerat

As long as there’s Jesus and California
As long as there’s Jesus and California
I won’t be afraid to tell you I was born there
I was born there

I carry my coffee and my sheets of rumpled stories
I carry my coffee and my sheets of rumpled stories
And I slick back my hair and walk in the sunset to my glory
To my glory

The earth smells like a piano on a ten year-old afternoon
The earth smells like a piano on a ten year-old afternoon
I slick back my hair and I will walk out to the moon
Walk up to the moon

I love the fields of California in the folds of my mother’s shirt
I love the fields of California in the folds of my mother’s shirt
And I love the dirt in my hands for what it’s worth

Jesus and California

Song Stats
Hits: 3068
Comments: 48
Fans: 25
Plays: 134
Downloads: 92
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Feb 05, 2009 - 01:17:29 AM
Last Updated: May 08, 2010 - 11:09:59 PM Last Played: Feb 19, 2016 - 04:00:59 PM
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Comments
Skean said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Nice Rocking
I dig it and D,Ld it, thanks.. Cheers
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psexnyc said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
You Got No Fans With This??
Well Bro, you got one now!! This is one hell of an emotional outburst!! I love the chugging bluesy feel of the rhythm and the sounds of the guitars is just dangerous. Love it bro. Great Post!
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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
outburst
Thx Pman. Comin from a real axe tone-demon I am flattered. Dropped by your page last night. You've been busy! Good stuff!
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ktb said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
agnostic post dust bowl
should be the name of a new football college playoff game..seriously Philip nice tunage. Lots of amazingly crunchy guitars creating a ripping bed. And your vocal sounds great. Just the right attitude and "in your face" slant.

"The earth smells like a piano on a ten year-old afternoon", not sure why but this totally resonated with me.
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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
kharma
Thanks man. It was fun to do. "ripping bed" now that's a song title!
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sonnyjim said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
A classic,
of course. Loose, jangly, crunchy. A fine rocker, and a worthy addition to the festival. Carry on.

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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
the jim
SJ, Thanks my bro'. I couldn't a done it without the SJ muse on my shoulder sayin'...go crazy!
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tempie said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
dig it
"the earth smells like a piano on a ten year old afternoon" is a killer, killer line dude. great loose, bluesy Zeppelin feel. dig it.
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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
hey
Thanks for dropping in....a new face, to me anyway. Dropped by your page and listened to a few of yours, many more to go! Nice stuff. Another Pop (Alternative) brethren.
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Reggie_Pole said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Go California.
Yessir. This woke me the hell up. Driving, loose, I-don't give-a-sh*t ass kickin' ode to a fine state.
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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
don't give a....hoot
Yeah, I like it when that happens....
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mikkinylund said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Wuah!
This is tight! Very.
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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
tight
I take that as very high praise from one of my idols in the 'tight' department. Your stuff always blows me away. Gracias mon frere.
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rsorensen said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
i like
the cavalier attitude in the vocals. great lyrics, great song. balls to the wall sound! If we ever have another cover challenge, I got dibs on this one.
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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
cover
Rid, if you were to cover this someday, I would be very very pleased.........very.....pleased. very.
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Feter said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Jesus and California
Man ..this is terrific ...great rockin guitars and the drums beats just
a hit ...I dig it ..really like it ...great smokin singin ...Rock on
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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DarkPlanet said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Love these lyrics
Somehow Jesus & California are so rock, ala The Doors-- this has touches of early electric bob dylan, Yea man this rocks, would love to hear this in a live venue
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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
so rock
Tom, thanks for the listen,man. Never much into the Doors actually, but I can see what you mean. I'd love to PLAY it live actually, that would be fun. Maybe at the next real life MJ festival night....
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Ed Hannifin said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
That rhythm guitar....
...is to be offered to the gods... THAT is some kind of crunch... I shouldn't have listened to this just before bed, though... I think this song has effected something in the line of genetic amygdalish warpage...

That's not necessarily bad, though....

Ed
racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
wha?
genetic amywhaaa war wha? I need schoolin dude.
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Vic Holman said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
'06
jeez's. the time has flown.
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racerat said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
time
Yeah, tell me about it. How about '96 or '86 for that matter. Seems like minutes ago...
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egobandit said 3181 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Didnt hear this one
BUt if I did I would have fanned ya! carry that coffee! enjoyed!
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craft said 3180 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
ye
great guitars.. How I live it... Well done my friend
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echoroom said 3180 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Great title
... and the song lives up to it. Love the coffee line- reminds me of a modern day carrying his latte cross. The mix is ace (even then) and the vocal is a kinda slurred 'fuck you' - kicking stuff PVD
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racerat said 3178 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
the avatars collide!
I see you have reconciled your various personalities into one these days. Like the new look. Well you know mate, we all have a latte cross to bear!
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3180 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Jesustastic riff
Marvelous meaty beaty with a fluid exciting guitar - in short a good listen. Well done Racerat.
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racerat said 3178 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Johnny
Thanks Johnny.
Hope all is well in your world...Hang in.
P
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sloparts said 3180 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Jesus & California
Hard hitting rocker Phil, got my attention. Love the guitars in this and the down and dirty drums.

Ed
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davisamerica said 3179 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
wait !!!
i remember that pix and i loved this tune. An early on listening experience here and didn't understand the bells and buttons. Phil this is a killer track ... still
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racerat said 3178 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
D
Thanks for listening, then and now. You were one of the brave who came early to the racerat party. I thank you for that!
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guitapick said 3179 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Yeah...
...but don't ya miss Brooklyn just a little bit?

Some pretty heavy duty stuff, here...nice ride.
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racerat said 3178 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
BKLYN
Yeah, I do miss it actually. Always will, cuz I 'm never comin back....

But, you know what they say,..."Never say never.".

Jus kiddin' ;-)
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blaky smith said 3177 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
The rocker
sounds great. Excellent tune Phil, well done, great work on guitars and excellent vocals too... Bravo !
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SmokeyVW said 3176 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
12 bars
a solid rock tune you got here!

i particularly like the sound of that guitar

thanks
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Drew Kopr said 3176 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Cool track
I dig the guitar playing. Nice.
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dantimmermans said 3175 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
sludge rock!
this has all the beautiful, bilious, goopy ooze that Kyuss squeezed into One Inch Man!
Really nice work.
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dajama said 3174 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Whoo!
Love it! This just blasts outs of the phones. Lovely guitar on this (nice job to your bro) and I really like the vocal. Has that attitude and swagger that characterizes the best rock music. Some really good lines in here too ("Ten year old afternoon" - love it!) and a great set of images. Walking out to the moon. Sweet. Nicely done. Glad you brought this one back. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3170 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
Drums...
...sound excellent and lively. Crunching cool guitars. Sounds like Dylan rocking beyond his own comprehension-

Great Stuff,

Dave
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magnatone said 3165 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Better Late Than Never?
wow - can't believe i missed this for 2 weeks! such a great rocker - your guitar in here is to die for. these lyrics - sheesh! instant download - thanks!
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Nick_Flash said 3160 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
cool
I need to listen to more of members older tunes if this is the kind of work I'll find. I like the big heavy sound of the guitars. Definitely a cool one.
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PinkFreud said 3160 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
Wow...
This is so cool on many levels. First off the lyrics are fantastic. Second, love that raw guitar and driving beat (reminds me of some early Soundgarden). Last, man that solo wails. Total package.
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maxjsl37 said 3157 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
Great Riff
Love it! Very crunchy/Grooved up. Blues meets metal. This is a gret tune. Great Job!
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nevermine said 3141 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
hahahah
yeah u fuken rock mannnn!!!! loved this ;) nice and chunchy ... cool vox too :)
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MannequinRaces said 3127 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Super!
Unbridled raw emotional energy. The way music should be! Thanks for reposting this!
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Corporal Beef said 2408 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
J and C
Rockin' little tune you got here. The guitar tone is fantastic, and a tasty solo to boot. As for the subject matter, I was born and raised in SoCal, but by 2000 I had to get out. I was going bat shit! I appreciate your enthusiasm for CA; it reminds me of how I felt about it back in the...70s.
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racerat said 2408 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
Beef
Thanks for checking out the song. I felt the same way about the east coast where I'd spent my whole life (except the mid-west years, but I'm trying to forget those). NorCal is killer, lovin' it.

RR
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alackbass said 2267 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
Jesus and California (MJRF)
A modern blues with a whole lot a muscle!
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