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Roll Me In Sunshine


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michael2

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I have this love/hate relationship with "boogie rock." there is so much horrible boogie rock, and to be honest i always associate it with mustachioed weed smoking dads. i would go so far as to say it is a form of "dad rock." but then there are so many of my classic rock faves that have dipped into those waters and pulled it off. the Faces, the Stones, the Beatles (but definitely not Badfinger). anyways, I have never written a "boogie rock" song, so thought I would give it a shot. this is supposed to be a fun exercise in writing, so this is as bloated and cheesy as one would expect from that genre. not as good as Dig A Pony, but not as bad as the Doobie Brothers.

wish I had put a harmony lead in there, and I should have called the song "You got my woman, but I stole your wine."
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Hits: 3304
Comments: 41
Fans: 28
Plays: 204
Downloads: 116
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Aug 01, 2009 - 04:04:26 AM
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2009 - 09:56:07 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 02:17:32 AM
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Hardware:
fender tele, ibanez bass, m-audio 49e keyboard for the drums
Software:
LE8, Line 6 PodFarm, EZDrummer
Comments
Henke said 2974 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Hehe
that's it! You nailed it!

/Henke
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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
thanks
i was really going for a skynyrd "gimme back my bullets" thing in the chorus guitars. always fun to pick apart a genre and try ti get it. thanks for the listen.
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Feter said 2974 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Roll Me In Sunshine
this is boogie ? Man this ROCK ..as a beatlish
fan I think it fits you so good ...yes its late
beatles (let it be) ..which a real cool groove
here ... strange these mustachioed reminds me of
the disco ....hmmm ...extremely enjoyed your
guitar work ...a true classic . ((genius)) ..
thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
thanks feter
glad you liked this one. i had a blast doing the guitars. changed the picture to a more "rock" look, just for you. thanks so much for the listen. was going to sing the verses raspy too, but after doing the scratch vocals, i decided to just leave them and work on the guitars, and my mixing skills. so you get the more George Harrison style vocal.
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yrp said 2974 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Good
to make this perfect it only misses some female backing vocals at the chorus and the lalala part.
I canĀ“t see your ass on the pic but the mustache surely makes your hair (and the silver chain) look bigger!
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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
thanks carlos
i actually should have thrown in another round of guitar solos, followed by a drums and vocals only chorus; which would then go into the last round of guitar solos. good to see you man, been awhile.
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MarkHolbrook said 2974 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
I feel like I'm back in the early
80's... Very cool... You captured the mood right on.
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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
thanks mark
glad you liked. had insomnia last night, and when I got on MJ in the middle of the night, you and I were the only members. made me feel like i wasn't alone in the dead of the night trying to keep quiets so as not to wake the family. thanks for stopping by.
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ktb said 2974 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
the doobies
funny how some tracks in that genre just click and others can't seem to rise above "contrived". You have such a natural, easy going gift of song. This is fantastic. Is there a style you don't write in?...the dueling leads was the clincher for me.



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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
thanks
for the kind words, although i would say this is definitely contrived. but i know what you mean. thus the love/hate. sometimes it's so appealing and you can't help but rock along the song, and then other times you're just laughing at the silliness.
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Ed Hannifin said 2974 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Don't forget...
...a nod to Big Star on this one... Both the guitar track and the vocals...

Mind you, I've recently rediscovered how very solid the better Doobie Brothers tracks are. (Stumbled on their box set at the library.)

This is a lot of fun, Michael... Really like those dueling lead guitars...

Ed
michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
yes
Big Star had a lot of boogie tunes. and i liked them despite their boogie status. as for the doobies, I actually wouldn't consider them boogie for the most part. it was late and they popped into my head more for the hair and mustaches. quintessentially 70's looking band.

the guitars were fun, as I don't really play lead very often. thanks so much for the listen.
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Daugrin said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
"Smoke if ya got um"
No reason to apologize, just keep rolling along. Quality work you are posting with lots of radio rash, but hey it's low freq damage.
What was there before "Dad" rock? "Girly radio"? Or are they really the same thing? Of course, it's a huge jump from "I Wanna Hold You Hand" to some Badfinger song, and "Dig a Pony" was a some kinda essential throwaway...
Don't worry it, just keep rollin'...

Daug
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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
thanks man
dad rock was a term that my friend and i used to use when we were young. stuff that your folks would listen to while getting stoned with the neighbors after dinner. love your assessment of "dig a pony," actually right on the money.

thanks for the listen (and the insight into your mind for that matter).
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Daugrin said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Question?
I guess I opened the can, here ya go...
To really understanding why Dad/Girlie stuff is the very same, imho, find Link Ray, a song called "The Rumble", and blues from Chicago and Memphis. Prior to 1960, that is boogie.
Add some Miles and Coltrane, and guys like Duane Allman, Bob Zimmerman, and Eric somebody or other and you can get to the musicians that drove Girli radio to boogie. The concept you need next is "coop".

Daug

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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
hmm
interesting. and I always thought that bands like Foghat went for the bluster as they couldn't rock a groove in the way the stones could.
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Daugrin said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Marketing
Follow the money.

Daug
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crissew said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Classic Southern Rock Sound
If you could get a tad more sound of high had and cymbals, it would brighten this track up. Very good song. Hilarious description by the way. I laughed.
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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
hey
you know I battled with the hi hats and cymbals volume while mixing. couldn't decide if i should crank them or bury them (as a stylistic thing). thanks so much for the listen and glad you liked.
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Lennon714 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
haha
what a fun little challenge to give yourself. I'd say you succeed. The dueling guitar solo is a highlight for me. I definitely see some jokers on stage making ugly "solo face" during that part. Solo Face is a surefire way to piss off the misses, if you were looking for such a thing.
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michael2 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
hahaha
i totally pictured some solo face (only topped by wah-wah mouth). when both guitars play the final melody together they should be standing with their backs to each other. glad you got it. thanks for stopping by.
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sloparts said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Being a "Dad"
I can relate to this. Sounds perfect for the "Dad Rock" genre Michael.

Except you forgot to put in the mandatory Horn stabs and screams of ecstasy.

Great track Michael. ya gotta love those "Dad" rock tunes

Ed
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AcetyleneJukebox said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Bong hits
"Dig a Pony " is one of my favorite Beatle songs. The verse is rather Beatle -esque, while the chorus is rather mid-70's rock so you have an interesting blend there. Nice song writing.
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Diviner said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Lol
Well you have this Dad Rock genre wrapped up. This is actually good, boggie rock does annoy me at times but this is very pleasant. Well done.
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davisamerica said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
lol....dad rock...
michael this is pretty darn cool!
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Moviz said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
You got it
spot on Michael; such a good authentic sound. Bloated or cheesy I like it, but I think it's probably more from my era than yours (could be wrong) so to me it's good stuff... love the argumentative guitars and vocals are truly great.... really pro sound, cheers M
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Vic Holman said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
platform shoes a stomping
a nod to 70's rock for sure. the chorus is killer... big time. the guitar riff does have a nod to Dig a Pony but not ripping it off.

at the end with the dualing guitar solos we need more cowbell. :-)
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Jim Bouchard said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
hmmm....
This reminded me of Pacific Gas & Electric more than anything; you know, "Ride Captain Ride"? I always loved that band, short-lived as they were. Their album had a killer boogie version of Parchman Farm. This wasn't so much Foghat to me, not heavy enough. I saw Foghat a bunch of times live and they were loud! Calling this music for and or by pot smoking dads is right though, not very heavyweight at all. Good job capturing the essence of it!

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Ren-Tin-10 said 2973 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Earthy tones...
...with heavenly guitars!

Fav'd.

Cheers,
Jim
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lavalamp said 2973 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Awesome
Roll it back 35 years and you got yourself a smash album track. George could have put this on any of his early great albums. Badfinger-ish too. One of the great unsung bands.

I love this actually.

Dave
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bud said 2972 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Hey Michael - you got the music right
but your vocal style is a little too sensitive for the genre methinks. Just an observation. You needed to puff out your chest and shake back your hair before each line to really capture the spirit of Dad Rock. Maybe try holding the microphone upside down at an angle.Truly though - the guitars are great - and your vocal suits me just fine as it is. Excellent tune.
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sonnyjim said 2972 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Cool!
You're a pretty disciplined guy to do all the work required to make this song what it is. Great job; much enjoyed!

I dig Foghat, too. Essential listening.
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lengold said 2972 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
Really enjoyed that
listen, I remember playing that stuff. Can't remember if I had a moustache though, might have done.
I don't think it matters what genre you do you songs in - they are just good songs and work. Shows your musical skill too.
Cheers
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tempie said 2972 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
oh and also love the ah-ahs at the end...
man you are EASY with a tune, that is a fact. i'm going to have to hit the kmart for a kraco tape player to blast this on. that solo at the end is, well, i had to put down the bong and LISTEN man, it was that good.
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cjdaley said 2972 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
it makes
my moustache grow. Maybe I'll try and smoke it. I admire how you can adapt to every style and still make it yours.
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rsorensen said 2971 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
lol
what a big riff! sure some of this is authentic 'boogie rock', but put together in a tongue in cheek indie kinda way, which makes it right up my alley. those verse guitars and bg vox are soooooooo nice. sweet soloing too. mission accomplished.
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tmcfate said 2971 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
nice job
came out really good. i do like the bands you mentioned including badfinger. i am from the midwest so i can relate to the type of folks you mentioned and in my younger days did try to distance myself from them but as i gain in years i find they make me feel at home. nice job
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ElPeruano said 2971 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
dude
You're easily one of my favorite artists here on MJ. so the genre isn't my thing, but you still rock it. I love your vocals on everything you do. the mixes are always superb and your songwriting blows me away. guitar is really killer on this track. I love the way you kinda trade floors with yourself. and you always manage to make it sound like a live band recording together. awesome stuff.

I think I can sum up in one word. "props."
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racerat said 2970 days ago (August 4th, 2009)
10 paces and shoot
Love the dueling guitars at the end. The vamp just goes on and on. Feels much longer than it actually is, which is the sure sign of a boogie rock song. Cut my teeth on these babies, so I know 'em when I smell 'em, and this one is smellin' home grown!
P
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egobandit said 2969 days ago (August 5th, 2009)
Mike!!!!!!
I cant tell you how much I dug this, I dont have have a mustach but I am that other kind of dad ;)! This is like hook heaven in a great way I love every note on this from the split guitar lead to the roll me in sunshine ! You rock!!!!!!!!!
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alexweiler said 2961 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
70ies reminiscence
If I wouldn't know better I would have located this to the 70ies (glam) rock era.

Perfectly done.
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