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Ralph


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Relic67

 Genre: Funk

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About a dog.
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Lyrics
Ralph....
c'mon ralph.
i'm coming in the front door
you're going out the back door
my stuff is strewn around the floor
what the heck you barking for
Ralph.

you chewed through yr leash
you chewed up your collar
you chewed thru my shoes while i was out to make a dollar
didn't you
Ralph.

tienes problemas
muchas problemas amigo
estas en un lio
estas en un lio , loquito

remember when they found you
you were living in a ditch
walking on a broken paw,
one tough son of a bitch
weren't you Ralph?
street fighter, funky son of a bitch
Song Stats
Hits: 2960
Comments: 37
Fans: 16
Plays: 235
Downloads: 101
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jun 28, 2009 - 10:02:29 PM
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2009 - 10:02:29 PM Last Played: Jul 29, 2017 - 03:55:11 PM
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Comments
johnwhitehead said 3010 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
Take a bow, wow!
Tasty funk workout. Love the left turns, and especially the Latin interlude. That was awesome. Cool guitar changes, funky clavinet and bass throughout. You kept me guessing with evolving parts. Love that about your stuff. Cool post, bra.
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
thanks
glad you liked it! thanks for the kind words.
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scaustrita said 3010 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
Funk
I enjoyed very much your funky tune. I really like you guitar work.
The Spanish bridge is great too. And of course the Idea for your lyrics!
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
gracias
I don't really know spanish, I just picked up some phrases from the internet. hope it's not completely ungrammatical....or at least that it makes some sense! although if it doesn't, that's OK too...



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Feter said 3010 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
Ralph
Very much mid 70s funka sound ...great great vocal work ...the wah wah
work so good here ...cant believe you thought of this ..is really cool ..
great work my friend ....thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
thanx
thank you Feter!
I am stuck many years in the past LOL.



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ste said 3010 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
woof
Ha. great feel to this. Different and cool.
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
thanks
appreciate the listen!
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Lennon714 said 3010 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
hell yes
I hope the Ralph story is true. Ralph is a badass name for a dog. We got a dog from the pound once and named him Jeff. Badass dogs with badass names. Ralph had the broken paw, but you should have seen the other dog.

The Spanish was a nice touch, too. Very Clash of you. Deloreans, dogs, and angry monkeys. Who needs love songs?
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
tis true
Ralph is indeed my dog.
re: the love songs... I'll get to that eventually I hope... my wife deserves to have one written for her, she's the greatest.
I'm still a bit inhibited about getting all mushy, so maybe a few more about rock-throwing simians first.


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tempie said 3010 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
funky son of a bitch
i've been thinking that i need to write a song about a dog. best dog song ever imo is by red house painters - wop a din din on the Old Ramon album. second best dog song ever is this one - very cool tune.

man, i never know what to expect from you, just that it will be good and will probably be completely unlike the last tune. the Spanish bit is perfect. also the whistles. and the solo, channeling santana. and the super cool keys. my white bread image of you has taken a turn.
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Red house painters
Ah you have good taste my friend. Mark Kozelek is just the best.
You have probably pegged me correctly as a bourgeois suburban caucasian of a particularly geeky stripe. Just one who listened to a lot of Prince records ;)


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five_extra_arms said 3010 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
We All Know Ralph
Great James Brown riffy little number.

You're really ripping it up with those licks (I was talking to you, not Ralph).

Really good story and yes, that Spanish bridge is ripped up sole of the song. Now where's that dang dog!? Those were my new Doc's!!
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
thnx
thanks FiveExtra!
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SmokeyVW said 3010 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
doggone
fun funky tune - i love the lyrics!

thanks
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
thanks
many thanks smokey!
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Daugrin said 3010 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Funky Dog
Daug approved workout, this has more wiggles and shakes than commercial! Nicely played and well constructed this tune is fun to listen to...

Daug
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
thanks
thanks Daug!
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MarkHolbrook said 3010 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Wow Alec
This is really cool and very funky... Great guitar work my friend! Vocals are simply perfect. Has the feel of a group jamming funk in a garage... Laid back but right on funky!
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
thanks
I like garagey sounds... good thing too, as a slick recording would be beyond my powers!
glad you liked it. but you better keep your cat away from Ralph....


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sloparts said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
George Clinton,
would be proud, my friend. This one kicks a--. Love the funky feel to it and the lyrics are a hoot man.

Couple of things to suggest. The high pitch drums are pretty hot in the mix to me to the point of sounding scratchy, and the vox needs to come up a bit to really her the lyrics cleanly.

(Always keep in mind, you're getting this advice from the deaf guy in the audience sitting right in front of the PA speaker so he can hear you).

Anyway thought I'd mention it just in case the PA speaker is telling the truth. ;-)

Great track Alec, love the vibe.

Ed
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
drums
thanks for the listen Ed, yes George Clinton / P-funk are favourites of mine...
the drums were a bit difficult... this was actually my first post with me playing real drums (albeit I augmented the snare and bass hits with MIDI). I'm a crappy drummer with a lo-fi recording setup!
However, agree it could be improved.
vocal levels likewise.
thanks for listening!
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egobandit said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Too too cool
Love it , Excellent waw waw! the git riffin is smooth and then its lounge clubbin in spanish, does Ralph know whats really goin on. I think we all knew a Ralph! Your songs are always a great breath of fresh air!
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
thanks
appreciate the nice words esp. from such a creative soul as yourself!
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Vic Holman said 3009 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
hey ralphy boy!
dude, you must of really been listening deep to some great classic funk from the '70's. this tune fits along with some of the classic stuff. way to go, you pulled it off nicely!
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Relic67 said 3009 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
thanks
you're too kind...
some of the influences/ripoffs on this one were Parliament/Funkadelic, Prince, Sly Stone, De La Soul, Cameo, War, Ornette Coleman, Beck and Ween. Probably others as well...



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magnatone said 3009 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Ralph
what a great piece of funkola! and just to top it off, my father's name is Ralph - LOL! Thanks Relic!
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Relic67 said 3008 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Ralph...
a good name indeed.
glad you liked!
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Boundless said 3008 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Funk fun
Brings me years back.
Funk vocals and
fine playing.

Thanks !

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Relic67 said 3008 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
thanks
glad you liked!

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michael2 said 3008 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
cool
really cool. like those harmony guitars. how long did it take to you to do this? really neat, seems like it would be really hard to do a funk number without an actual band. lots of weird touches too, which make it really unique sounding, and the subject matter is killing me. great track. damn those guitars are cool.
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Relic67 said 3008 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
thnx
it was a little challenging but not too bad.
it was just based on two chords plus the bossa nova chords in the middle.
I played the drums to a click track for about 20 minutes and then took out the few usable snippets to use as loops. I'm a rhythmically challenged crappy drummer so that added up to about 1 minute total. (couldn't find any prefab funk loops). then played the two chords over top for a while. then I filled up the space with improvised guitar and bass.
I run a few bars on "cycle" with the multiple take feature until something sounds good to me (usually like 30 takes or something). then I repeat it!
glad you liked!
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bud said 3007 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Gettin' funky round here
especially love the mexicali funk stylin' - your dog speak spanish? This wildy creative - and booty shakin'. Do the dog cather!
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lengold said 3006 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Great fun
funky tune and performance. Reminds me of Zappa in a few places.
Cheers
Len

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VicDiesel said 3005 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Good grooving
and a fun number. The mix sounds a bit thin. Especially the drums could have some more body.
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thoddi said 3003 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
live drums?
Sounds like you've played the drums live. Cool if you did. Nice guitar solo and rhythm chops. Tasty work on the keys. Pretty advanced funky turns in here. There are some timing issues here and there, but it is a great experience playing all instruments track by track (which it sounds like you did here), and this is a challenging piece to put together.
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Slashh! said 2956 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
I'm "wagging my tail" to your funk
You're certainly "barking" up the right tree with this one. It has a "ruff" but cool and quirky, helter-skelter vibe. This song made me "howl" with laughter. The Spanish in the middle is one "doggone" great idea. I never hit the "paws" button so no "bone" to pick here. (Apologies to Gene Shalit.)
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