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Thanks to some astute comments I realized there were some glaring problems with mixing on this tune I posted last week.
So I tried to fix a few things (mixing-wise only, performance glitches will remain!)
I took Feter's suggestion to turn up the bass a little bit.
I brought the imprecisely double-tracked vocals a bit closer together.
Finally, I changed the compression setting to something that sounded a little less squashed (to my ears anyway).
I don't know if it really helps at all, but any comments appreciated.
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Lyrics
woke up to sirens and megaphones, all kind of noises
cops were at the door, using very loud voices
the judge said I made a lot of really bad choices
but I'm glad that they led me to you

first day in the lunchroom, sitting with the mafia
you in your uniform, couldn't take my eyes offa ya
girl, you're the sexiest correctional officer
I ever had the pleasure to see

Gina, oh Gina
Everybody told me when you're Inside, it's a pretty rough ride
It's really not as hard as it seems
I confess I never dreamed I'd be kissing a prison guard
in a broom closet by the canteen, Oh Gina.

Tomorrow I get my new pair of shoes
out on good behaviour, got the leaving blues
I said I'd stay out of trouble, stay off the news
but I really want to see you again

oh Gina. Everybody told me, when you're Inside it's a pretty rough ride.
It's really not as hard as it seems
I confess I never dreamed I'd fall in love with a prison guard,
but you're the prison guard of my dreams
Oh Gina
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Uploaded: Apr 26, 2009 - 07:18:57 PM
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2009 - 04:16:27 PM Last Played: Jul 29, 2017 - 04:03:33 PM
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Comments
Char said 3129 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Quirkiest lyrics
I've seen. You have a youthful voice and great enthusiasm. Really charming song. Could add some more voices on "Oh, Gina." Don't go back in to see her. Wait for her outside. Thanks.
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
thnx
thank you char!
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sloparts said 3129 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Wacky good song Relic
I love it man this is too cool.

Great backtracks and lyrics, and you did a great job singing this one. I didn't hear the first one, but this one sounds nice and tight on the vox and the bass is right where it ought to be by my listening.

Can't think of anything off hand to make it better, other than maybe brining up a vox just a little. But then again this is the deaf guy saying it, so you might want to get a second opinion.

Nice work here Relic, sound great to me.

Ed
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
thnx
thanks for listening and commenting Ed, I appreciate it!
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Feter said 3129 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Gina
O man ...this rock ..maybe one fo coolest rockin song
the vocals work just extremely genuine ..yup the bass
up to my alley ..I love it man ...you are the best !!!
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
thnx
Thanks Feter!
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cjdaley said 3128 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
i was happy
with the last version. The squashed sound and the vocals did it for me. But this is good, too, of course, as the song is.
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
yeah
couldn't resist the urge to fiddle with it. thanks for listening (again).
promise this is the last version....
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MarkHolbrook said 3128 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
This is good before...
Now its even better! I really like this song!
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
thanx
thanks so much for listening and commenting...
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tempie said 3128 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
Gina
mix sounds much better to me. I like the bass and really like the rhythm growling away in my left (or right) ear. mix brings out the percussion oddities alot better too - like the cool bits of cowbell and triangle and whatever else beginning at 2:16. i agree with everyone else - a good song made even better.
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
bells
"tibetan temple bells", they are.
thanks for listening and commenting again, I really appreciate it.


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davisamerica said 3128 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
right then...
not gonna tell you that i like this one better ... can't. Reason is this is such an infectiously good tune I like both.
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
thnx
thank you davisamerica.
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Vic Holman said 3128 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
second times a charm
i liked the first go around..... so why not the second time. the changes do shine. Definitely the bass is more pronounced.

yup, killer tune.
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
thnx
appreciate the re-listen and comment!
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lavalamp said 3127 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
you know...
...I like this one to begin with.- I can hear subtle differences. Nice work.

LL
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
thanks
thanks man, no more versions I promise!
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Doadars Uncle said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Hey!
I like this one! Nicely done. The mix - you may want to bring the vocals up a bit. Otherwise I like the style and tones.

Fun song!
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Relic67 said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
thanks
thanks very much for listening and for the comment. For my next song, I'm going to listen to it in the car before posting. I think that'll give me a good idea how it'll sound. Hopefully that'll help my mixing problems!
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yrp said 3124 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Teenage
Fanclub Anyone?
Clever pop song!
Excellent vocals, sharp guitar play and a really good mix.
Congratulations!
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Relic67 said 3117 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
thanks
glad you liked it! I agonized a bit over the mixing.
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michael2 said 3123 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
cool
classic indie pop. it's like superchunk jamming with the Shoes. really like this one.
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Relic67 said 3117 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
thanks
Thanks Michael2! I really like both the bands you mentioned.


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Daugrin said 3123 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Gina Nightstick Qualified
This Gina, she's a nightstick weilding hussy, is she fresh! Oh yes, ya got the eastcoast 70's pop feel and the bass is driving. That guitar is sounding so much like Buddy Holly, the glasses and all, just a little more modern than I recall. Vocals are really a pain to do, and the great melody just bubbles along, I bet you worked hard on those! Great effort, thank you for sharing!

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Relic67 said 3117 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
thanks
thanks Daugrin! actually the vocals (admittedly out of tune in a couple spots) are the easiest part for me. Playing the song all the way the through on guitar, and mixing: major pain.


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bud said 3123 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Wonderful pure pop for now people
Missed the first version - but I love what I'm hearing now. Excellent playing and singing. The lyrics and arrangement really work well together. This is an instant classic. Great break in the middle too.
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Relic67 said 3117 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
thanks
thanks Bud! Overall I was happy with the song, not so much with the production part, but what the hell! on to the next one.


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maxjsl37 said 3119 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
Upbeat
This is really cool. Sort of surfin meets rock meets punk. Great arrangement. You never stop amazing me with your talent. Great lead breaks. Very catchy tune. Keep em' coming! Later bro!
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Relic67 said 3117 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
thanks
Thanks man!
I'm trying to put together another metal tune now. Maybe I should get you to listen to it before I post, I liked what you did for the last one.


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maxjsl37 said 3115 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
Anytime bro
I will help anyway I can
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VicDiesel said 3117 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
Fresh sounds
In a way this is timeless. Just good lyrics, well sung, and with a fairly straightforward accompaniment.

I did not hear the original, but this sounds like an excellent mix to me.
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Relic67 said 3117 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
thanks
I was going for a "power pop" kind of sound, which stresses traditional pop songcraft.
Glad the mix sounded alright to you, that's definitely one of my weaker points...



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Calchas said 3117 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
Yeah!
Niiiiiiiiiice remix bro!

Drums sound amazing on this. Cool guitar soloing and vocal work.

You are worthy!

Be well friend!
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five_extra_arms said 3110 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Dig Your Sound
and this is really the finest example of that Relic67 sound.

You have some twisted stories to tell. I look forward to the next one!

You rock.

Bob
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Bob6stringer said 3110 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
What a great tune
Your vocal performance and the nice, moving yet varied progression (great, btw) gives me the kind of lift I get from popping along with tunes like XTC's "I can't wait for the Weekend." Great bridge. This is a fantastic composition, I love the guitar jangle, harmonies and the fine pluck you gave the bass, great tone and/or EQ-ing on that. There's some room to make this a more powerfully cohesive mix, but wow, what a great song. Demo-worthy for a pro effort.
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Relic67 said 3110 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
thanks!
wow, thanks for the praise. XTC a big favourite of mine.
appreciate the listen.
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Lennon714 said 3083 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Such a treat
Delicious pop hooks and clever lyrics. How did I miss all of these gems?
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Relic67 said 3083 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
thanks!
very glad you liked it!
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