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Something about all this seems a little familiar. What comes around, goes around. That once was, is now again. Redux. Redo. Been there. Done that. Shades of the 70's, the 80's, the 90's and now a few tones from the 00's. Sonnyjim and I have been around the block once or twice and are here to testify.

sonny jim: keys, synths and vocals
racerat: drums, guitars, bass, mixing and mastering
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The Message
© 2009 sonnyjim & racerat

Sending out the message
To people of the world:
The ghost of 1970
Continues to unfurl

Pointless politicians
And the way the world is run
Now that we're all poor again
I'm gonna have some fun
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Fans: 32
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Uploaded: Nov 27, 2009 - 03:03:25 PM
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2009 - 03:03:25 PM Last Played: Jun 16, 2017 - 09:44:17 PM
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Feter said 2913 days ago (November 27th, 2009)
The Message
Man ...Nobody can beat a band you two in ...this
is a crazy rockin party song and I dig it so
much ..man this is excellent ..what a vocal work
a true head banginin song ...what a bass work ..
the drums just outta here ..crazy cool people ..
YOU ROCK >>>>>> thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
firsties
Hey Feter, Thanks for the listen. Firsties as usual! You must sleep with your laptop next to your bed and wake up to post when you hear the "new song" bell ring...Thanks for being a MJ community wonder.
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fasteddie said 2913 days ago (November 27th, 2009)
That rocks!
'nough said. Awesome song!
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
eddie
Thanks FastEddie. Really dug your new song "Ridin' Sick Pow". Keep it up and welcome to MJ.
P
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jiguma said 2913 days ago (November 27th, 2009)
The chorus harmony
reminds me somehow of Manassas - odd that!
Rock and roll!
:)

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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
?
Jig, don't know who Manassas is, I'll have to check them (him?) out. SonnyJim did a great job on the vocals on this one. It took a couple versions, but when we heard this one we knew it was 'the keeper'. Listened to your new one "Signs of Life" last night, it's a really smooth cut. Great job. Fav'd and DL'd.
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jiguma said 2912 days ago (November 29th, 2009)
Manassas
Steven Stills band at some stage.
:)
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regulus said 2913 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Hey
this kicks. Right into the timeless genre. Anywhere, anytime and it's right here and now. The ending is way smart, have to get a second round............... so I'm gonna take it home with me.........thnx
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
knight
Yeah, this one was a hard one to choose the genre for. If they'd had a genre called "70's ELO indie Redux" that's what I would have chosen. Kept it short and sweet. SonnyJim's synth sweeps and pads are completely inspired if you ask me, kept the guitars dialed back at his suggestion to push things into a new territory for us and I think it kinda worked... Thanks for droppin' in!
P
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NickFury said 2913 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Freakin
awesome, crazy fun, great vocals,harmonies etc.I really dug it!
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
crazy
Hey Nick, Thanks for the listen my friend. SJ has a way with the vocal harmonies that I just love. Tried to get a little 'out there' on this and I think we did.
P
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Moviz said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Long time
since you posted philip, so this is a great sound to make a re-entry with.... love the racy rhythm and sounds and carrying the message forward. Nice vocal.... and love the synthy sounds... a nice rocker, cheers M
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
time
Mov, I know, it has been a while since I've posted. Work has been taking over my life a bit, as it will, from time to time. I have to try to dial that back, find a balance and get back to what I love: the music. Have a few things in the works and hope to make the contributions a little more regular. Thanks for the listen M!
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Calchas said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Rock and ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
Ass kicking fun guys. Good message too!

Enjoyed the ride!

Be well!
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
cal
I posted a reply, but the MJ site is doing something weird and pre-populating the comments section with a reply I typed 3 replies ago....weird!....anyway...what do you want for free, huh? Thanks for the listen my friend. A rollickin' good time was had by all.
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dave_b said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
The Message
Driving beats and punchy bass form a skeleton for classic dirty toned guitars and airy synths. Passionate vocals and crisp production make "The Message" one which we all must heed.
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Message
Hey Dave, Just listened to your latest "the October Project", very cool. Great production as well. Yeah, I really like the way SJ just belted it out on this one. His vocals are certainly 'no holds barred' which is very cool, and really goes with the spirit of "the message". The US has taken a permanent economical haircut and it's time we admitted it and got back to what is important: having just a bit of fun.
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davisamerica said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
hahahaha!!!
everthing...every darn thing here is killer you two..... well done and downloaded!
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
ahahaha
Thx DA, it was a fun one to do. It took about 2 months of back and forth, what with schedules and work and all. Songs are taking a longer time to get done these days, probably due to the pressures of the 'new world' and what it takes to get by... gotta go listen to your new stuff!
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Ed Hannifin said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Message received....
You guys totally put the 'stag' back into 'stagflation'....

"Now that we're all poor again/I'm gonna have some fun..." is a great line. Nice vocal break where it pulls back to bass and drums....

Ed
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Stag Party
Hey Ed, I was wondering when someone was going to pick up on that 'keyword' note. SJ came up with that one and I think it is a scream. How true, right? I dug that bass/ drum break with SJ's monumental chorus vocals, it's a nice break, I agree, adds a bit of punctuation. Thanks for stopping in.
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Vic Holman said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Grand Funk
Railroad. meaning at great foot stomping music in a great classic rock style.

absolutely great song guys. you're playing your hearts out here.
and wow... the vocals!


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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Railroad
Like an out of control freight train maybe...Thx for the listen Vic
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scaustrita said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Club Worthy and More
If I did not know I was logged into macjams, I'd believe this is live at the Whiskey A Go Go! http://www.whiskyagogo.com/

:: Outrageous ::
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
X
Whenever I think of the Whiskey, I think of "X: Live at the Whiskey". Awesome record....check it out.
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scofugate said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Socks are now rocked off!
I agree 40 years of inspiration!
Love the backing vocals!
--Faved--
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
socks
Hey, Just listened to your song "overbite" when the guitar kicks in THAT is the sound of some socks coming off. Cool beans bud! Thx for the listen and for the fav.
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echoroom said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
Psychedelic experience
Man, this puppy starts and just doesnt stop! Great mix as always, and some kick ass guitar and vocal work make this a rockin rocket that ignites and wont sputter out! Reminds me a bit of stuff off Paul Wellers last album.

Great to have something new from you!
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racerat said 2912 days ago (November 28th, 2009)
sputternic

Well look what the cat dragged in....;-)

Always a pleasure to see your windblown mug around here Steve. I love Paul Weller, maybe more with The Jam, but some of his solo busking stuff is cool. I'll have to look his recent stuff up. Whatcha been workin' on? Love to hear something new from you (and maybe even mix it...;-)

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lengold said 2910 days ago (November 30th, 2009)
This grabs
by the balls and doesn't let go. Great track.
Cheers
Len

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racerat said 2909 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Ouch
Leggo my eggos!

LOL Len,
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tempie said 2910 days ago (November 30th, 2009)
familiar
cool, kids. you got the 70's vibe without being at all derivative. in fact you got the vibe of all the derivative 70's stuff through the oughts without sounding derivative. and aside from that the playing and production is tops. great tune, thanks for the DL!
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racerat said 2909 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
derivative
Thanks Tempie. Just a bit of fun cruisin' through the ages. Props for stoppin in.

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yamenyamani said 2910 days ago (November 30th, 2009)
bravooooooooooooo

i like it man so grove
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racerat said 2909 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
pleasedtameetya
Thanks for the listen, have to stop by and hear what you do.

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ktb said 2909 days ago (December 1st, 2009)
cooks
for any decade. You guys were of one mind with this. Love that artwork.
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racerat said 2908 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
cooking
SJ came up with the artwork for this one. Fun, isn't it? I like the usage of our avatars and the crazy 70's beard and sunglasses action, what a hoot! Very ingenious. Thanks for the ear.
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buckhorn said 2909 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Reminds me of when
I was in eighth grade and my brothers were in high school. Radio was much better then. There were some really good FM stations in "the city".
Reminds me a little of the Doobie Bro's. Enjoyed. btw great bass.
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racerat said 2908 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
raio
Thanks buck. You are so right, radio was so much better then. I remember playing my little radio next to my bed softly into the night, listening to the smooth low voices of the FM jocks as they announced the songs (remember when they actually announced the songs?!) Love the Doobies and appreciate the comparison. Gonna have to break that old LP out....;-)

P
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spitlogic said 2908 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Nice man
Great production. Lots of energy.
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racerat said 2908 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
Spit
Thanks for the listen my friend. I'll be swinging by to listen to your latest...
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blaky smith said 2908 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Good
message, excellent collab for a great post Philip, I like it, very well done on every way. A great pleasure to listen. Thanks...
Marc
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racerat said 2908 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
the message
Yup. It seems like--as my boss is fond of saying--that "the old USA has just gotten a permanent haircut". I think the free wheelin' times of carefree spending and debting have gone the way of the dodo and now it's time to pay the proverbial piper. For some time to come I am afraid....
Hang in,
P
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egobandit said 2907 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
Excellent
Some kickin drums in this!! THis rocks!!!!
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sonnyjim said 2907 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
I
just stopped in for a quick listen...... sounds good on my laptop speakers!


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mcsweb said 2904 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
And some '60s too
The beginning especially gives me a 60s feel too. Like Steppenwolf. Tight song-writing and great vocal harmonies. I think the synth is a tad too hot in the mix for me, but that's just me.
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VicDiesel said 2904 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Garage sound
I like the rawness of this. The drums sound a bit lo-fi and the whole arrangement does not go overboard in high tech gloss. You have a good energy going and the vocals are definitely cool. Nice soloing too, even if it's a bit stacked at the end. It adds to the energy.
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bud said 2904 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
How'd I miss this?
What a blast of here and now and then and how! Great update of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and everything else that moved the minds and asses of the masses. Slammin!
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ShadowofNine said 2904 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Woot
Supreme Alt.rock love the synth part, well actually I dig it all...very cool and fun and rockin....
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Fioretti said 2904 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
wow
This is really pro sounding, very nice! The synths are awesome too, I love that kind of stuff. Great songwriting, I can tell that you're very experienced. Great work!
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magnatone said 2899 days ago (December 11th, 2009)
The Message
wow - how'd i miss THIS the first time around? I'm on a listening binge and finally getting HERE thank goodness - this is awesome phillip and jim! i really love the harmonies in the chorus - GREAT song! you two have a musical mind meld going!
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hackneybloke said 2892 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
the message
very eighties excellent punk-esque intro. very secure and interesting vocals. i'm now hearing sixties electronic stuff....and that's a really nice vocal harmony turn round 1.30. i wanted more of a solo during the instrumental....and in fact i would have liked to hear this going on more with another vocal thing going on before the end.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2884 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Yeah!
Great to hear from both of ya again! Sounding good... excellent performance.
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Drew Kopr said 2882 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Cool instrumentation
I like the bridges and keys taking the sound out of the vocal parts...very well played!
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rsolorio said 2880 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Good stuff
Great drive and cool chording. Slid into a little Moody Blues at the end. Nice.
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alackbass said 2294 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
The Message (w/ sonny jim)
Great uptempo ride. That bass sound (and line) rules. Killer chorus! Amazing what you get out of a few words! As is the case with all your posts great production and mix!
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