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[Update: I put this tune to some video (unfortunately, not shot in NJ) at this YouTube link.]

"Yo ~ You from Jersey? What exit?" Here's my (one-fingered) salute to my home state's crazy highways. Blasting this tune is the next best thing to caffeine when you're getting tired behind the wheel. Just watch your speed, The Man's out.

Instrumentation (described below but) is my Strat on lead, Hofner archtop on rhythm and "bass" and a couple of drum loops. This is a new mix with about 100 little tweaks over a prior version I held-off from posting here.
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Hits: 3605
Comments: 43
Fans: 25
Plays: 119
Downloads: 115
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jun 05, 2009 - 04:53:44 PM
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2010 - 08:08:52 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 04:39:31 PM
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Hardware:
The two "bottom" guitar tracks are on Hofner Jazzica; the top three lead tracks are on Strat Plus. Effects (including bass octavizer) via Boss GT-6
Software:
GarageBand; Royalty-free sound effects via Partners in Rhyme (www.partnersinrhyme.com)
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Feter said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Yo! What Exit?
Wo ..prog blues rockin groovey track ...amazing trippy project my friend ..
the excellent gutiar licks and tones just way too cool ...always impressed
by your fine productions and mixing works ...would love to know more about
this Hofner ( I always love those guitars) ...enjoyed this so ...thnx alot
for sharin this gem !!!!!
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Bob6stringer said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
All about the Hofner Jazzica
Thanks, brother Feter! You can see more of the Hofner (and some dumb rock-star poses) here: http://www.farmerbob.blogspot.com/2003_06_01_archive.html

And you can read ALL about the research that went into my selection of the Hofner Jazzica in this 2003 blog entry I wrote, here:
http://www.farmerbob.blogspot.com/2003_06_01_archive.html
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Dadai.2 said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
I grew up in the Philly area...

... driving on the Skukill (sure kill) Expressway going into Philadelphia every now and then. This song is appropriate. And this song is a trip... sound expressions of the first order. Great music and recording.

Jack
Bob6stringer said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Sure Kill - love it!
Hey, Jack, for sure, the North/East US has some great highway Spaghetti Bowls of Death! If you download the tune, I included a Google Earth screen save from my hometown, Wayne, NJ, where highways 80, 46 and 23 in Wayne, NJ collide. And "don't get me stah-ted" on getting lost in a rental car leaving Newark Airport!
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tireiron said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
sounds like my life
luvin' it bob! wicked guitar and the rhythm track is just insistant! nice mix, great fx! 8-0

john
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Bob6stringer said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Tire! Iron!
John.. what can I say? Tireiron likes my road tune--perfect! And I'll raise you a crowbar!
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MarkHolbrook said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Man...
That guitar work smokes! Gettin hazy as my heart beat tries to keep up with this!!

Awesome work in every way!
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Ibstrat said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
This
is wicked cool.I love the "Radar Love" quote.Great guitar tones/playing!
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Bob6stringer said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Radar Love, Doors, ld hot-rod tunes...
Mark, you're dead-on with that Radar Love comment. I wanted a driving tune and was inspired by stuff like that as well as: Stick Shift (I think it's called), a guitar tune with the same riff as Ray Charles' What’d I say; The Doors' Break on Through; and all that old Dick Dale and/or Duane Eddy kinds stuff, which I really haven't approached directly here. Then there's the old Beck-Ola era Jeff Beck feel that I can't seem to escape. And on and on... And: THANKS!
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sloparts said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
I Hear a lot of really great stuff in this.
that I missed in the last mix I heard. This is a great piece for a single digit salute to the Garden state, and others of that kind Lil' Bro.

Much cleaner now and a lot better definition in the mix. Still love that guitar playin' for sure.

Great track Bob,

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Thanks, Big Bro!
Ed, I stirred and kneaded and greased and did all kinds of rotten things until those little blue dots (i.e., GB's automation "dots") creamed "enough! By the way, you're guitar playing ain't shabby at all, y'know.
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Vic Holman said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
guitar shop
a lost track from jeff beck's guitar shop album? hmmmm, very well could be.

good stuff going in overdrive, who needs brakes.
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Bob6stringer said 3091 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Where'd that CD go?!
Thanks, Vic. About that Beck album, I have it somewhere on CD... just went looking for it to burn into iTunes and couldn't find it. Damn! Gotta find it now.
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lavalamp said 3090 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
B6S
Pumped me up. Love the unusual licks you throw in there. Really dig the sound you created here. Late night psychedelic jam. Dig this, totally dig this.

LL
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Reggie_Pole said 3090 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
Beck-flavored chaos
Thanks for the wild ride. Your neck of the woods makes California driving seem like a walk in the park.
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Bob6stringer said 3090 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
What a (road) trip!
Did I forget to mention Jeff Beck in my "influences" reply to Mark (lbstrat) before? If so, it's a glaring omission. Thanks, Reggie. My current neck of the woods isn't NJ, but I visit to see family, and it's always a (road) trip!
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mowguy3 said 3088 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Wow!
Tear it up. GREAT track. Nothing more to say except Thanks...
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guygrooves said 3088 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Cool tune
Just different to be unique for a driving song bro. Love the guitars, and that skewed break in it. Actually sounds like traffic itself, if it were at all musical... but then again I suppose it is. Gets a D/L from me.
Peace
Guy
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Calchas said 3086 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
YO!
Wow Bob. It's about a mover!

Smokin, toe-tappin, head-boppin jammin! (And just slightly left of NUTS!)

You rock my friend!

Be well!
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Bob6stringer said 3086 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
You all rock MY world, folks.
Wow. Sometimes I do something and happen to like the results... and wonder if I'm crazy. Then in cases like this, it makes me happy I spent all that time obsessing over the tracks. Thanks Mike (as well as Guy, Russ and anyone I haven't thanked, or thanked enough).
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guitapick said 3086 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
YEAH!!!!
This ROCKS!!!

I know NJ...and this is pretty much on it...as long as you're not traveling to or from the Shore on a weekend. Hehhehheh...

Great stuff, dude!
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said 3085 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
cup of joe
High energy delivery of stimulating guitar work here. I salute you, but not in the same fashion as the way you did the last guy that cut you off at the exit, LOL

. - Harold
Scott Carmichael said 3085 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
these roads
I navigate these roads daily... I'm a billboard guy in NJ... so it's all about NJ traffic... enough of that... Iabsolutely love your guitar work/producing.... I really enjoyed those disodent scales scattered through... very creative
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Bob6stringer said 3085 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Back at you
Thanks, Scott, I really appreciate it. But EVERYBODY should check out your tune, "Good Morning" to hear your truly superlative songwriting, guitar, layered vocals and stellar production. (I just heard it for the 1st time.) You nail every tune you do. HEY EVERYONE, HERE'S THE URL: http://www.macjams.com/song/52294
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Lennon714 said 3085 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
scratch
The scratch makes me want to put on my brown pleather jacket and chase the bad guys. Thanks for the wild ride!
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magnatone said 3084 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Yo!
Hi Bob - this is FABULOUS guitar work - just so impressive, the whole way you've put this song together. i LOVE this song!
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drakonis said 3084 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Hehe... aDRENal!
Definitely gets the blood pumping and the eyes darting looking for the exit...

Being a die-hard Californian, imagine me returning from a business trip, first time on the east coast in January, driving a rental car from Exeter NH down to Boston's Logan airport (what the HECK are these roundabout things for, ... screech, crap, here's another one! AND another one!) and finally, almost within sight of Logan rental car return, and CRAP! I'm stuck in 25 lanes of traffic, slowly inching toward some giant TUNNEL taking me away from the airport, I missed the turn! Ack! So I put on my "Dumb Californian" smile, and ask the attendant at the tunnel entrance for help, and he STOPS traffic to let me cut across 5 lanes to get up to the Logan overpass!) Who says East-Coasters have no manners? :-) Anyway, this music brought back that terrifying moment beautifully... but in a good way! :-) Excellent guitarwork here, great fun to listen to!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Bob6stringer said 3084 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
LLOL - the extra "L" for literally!
In the 90s I had to go to the Boston, Cambridge, Logan, etc. for work (tech journalism type stuff). And I was TERRIFIED by the roads there. I was merely "horrified" by NJ, having grown up there (20 mi West of NYC). THANK YOU for lending an ear.

Thank EVERYONE, (Eric, Karen...); I'll keep trying to keep up!
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tempie said 3084 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
100 little tweaks
whoa hadn't heard you before mostly because i don't hit much instrumental stuff around here unless it's branded as "surf" or "hot rod" but you are one creative dude, love how this ploughs through about fifteen genres in 2.5 minutes - blaxsploitation, country rock, jazz, prog, etc. also love how you stay completely away from the canned riffs that most other guitar guys can't help themselves from tossing in there - sounds completely original. lead is just killer - all over the place! everybody around here knows that i'm car crazy and can't believe nobody pointed me to this...going to have to take a drive...
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Bob6stringer said 3084 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Can I frame your comments?
Hey ,Craig, can I frame those comments? You make me sound great! If I do any hot-rod surf, I'll let you know. This one's got diesel fumes all over it!
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buckhorn said 3084 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Another
cool tune, way too short. Top notch production. Passionate playing.


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trasher1966 said 3078 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
yo
I certainly can see the exits flying by great job


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bud said 3078 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
WOW! guitar orchestra
love the energy invention and ass kicking fun of this burning track. You uncork one coll line after the other on this one. Loaded!
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Bob6stringer said 3078 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
My favorite 2 seconds of the song is at 2:32/3
I don't know who cares but since you like my "uncorkings" here (!!!) I'll tell you that my favorite little part of this - sort of an Easter Egg - is at 2:31 to 2:33 where my slide guitar sounds like truck tires skidding and sliding on the road as the driver tries to hit the brakes. Just my imagination, maybe.

I also imagined I was doing a too-fast version of Jimi's Machine Gun at one point on the sah-wah. Delusions can be fun for the deluded, at least!
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thoddi said 3078 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
what exit?
I can feel the stress of being caught in the rush hour in a challenging road mesh. I think it is your choice of drums with a pulsating beat that gives the illusion of an ongoing river of traffic that you'll have to keep up with. The "on the edge" scale stuff you do on the guitar adds to the effect of being frustrated and even nervous about making the right exit:) Very cool concept, and the music goes very well with your salut to the crazy highways. Some Beatles'ish riffs — almost a little 'day tripper' sense now and then. Great guitar sound and playing:)
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Bob6stringer said 3078 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
About your drum & guitar comments:
Day Tripper... now THAT is a trip. It never occurred to me but I think I hear what you mean in some of those two-chord (and slide lead) back-and-forth parts? To tell you the truth, I just mixed it up and didn't know exactly what would come of the oven on this one.

On the drums, there's one primary loop under this, which I doubled, and on the second, I threw all kinds of stuff at it including GB vocal fx and flanging, then brought it up and down in parts of the song. Just a bunch of fun.
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ktb said 3078 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
drive on
having just gotten back from a Newark trip I can relate. It was a concrete jungle down there. Love the tones you create with the wah? pedal, at least I think it was a wah. Very subtle shifts in tone and texture on the leads to great effect. Jammin tune Bob
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crissew said 2993 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
music is just perfect
for the subject matter. You could almost see cars jockeying for position by the guitar line. Enjoyed it
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michaeljayklein said 2735 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Yowsa
This was da bomb Bob--but as a native of New Jersey, I can't remember it looking that bad! Great work on this--a real gem!
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hackneybloke said 2627 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
yo
love the intro....very sixties groovy. oh yeah this rocks. i love this bob. great car horn and screech. great track bob.
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Bob6stringer said 2627 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Crash!
Thanks, and mind those bloody roundabouts!

Concurrent to this song, I conceived a companion "road" tune titled "1-2-3-5 Overdrive," in which the title phrase would be shouted. Recording it took years, until I could fix my retro-axe, the Teisco... and finally in 2010 I was able to record it. The two even use the same basic drum loop, although the latter tune is sped-up a bit.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2627 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
psycho-delic!
great funky guitar! Love the sounds creeping across the stereo divide. Cool.
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Bob6stringer said 2627 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Leapin' lizzards!
Thanks, smoke! I did a lot of that panning after leaving my band because I pictured myself jumping all over the stage. (It's also abundant, in spades, on "Why You...," on which the old band plays.
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