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Music: Vic
Lyrics: Lavalamp

I wanted to go for a more stripped back style here. also every track was recored in one or two passes to hopefully give a more live sound.

Dave sent me the lyrics (un-solicited yet) several weeks ago. after i recorded the music i did the vocals with Dave's lyrics, cold turkey. what's here was the second take. what was cool was how well they fit what i had recorded
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Don’t Ask For Mine

You’re just like a cannonball
You don’t know where you belong
Digging deep in your tin cover lawn
Where did this come from?

Well it don’t matter much
If I don’t have your trust
So don’t ask for mine

Wind chimes ringing, I can’t block out
I didn’t catch what you said
I thought I knew a little of everything
But you’re so far ahead

Well it don’t matter much
If I don’t have your trust
So don’t ask for mine

Your gunpowder barrel is spilling out
Tracing your every move
Talkin’ up the game you play
You’ve got nothing left to prove

Well it don’t matter much
If I don’t have your trust
So don’t ask for mine
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Hits: 3584
Comments: 53
Fans: 32
Plays: 77
Downloads: 74

Uploaded: Jan 06, 2011 - 08:59:26 PM
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2011 - 08:59:26 PM Last Played: Dec 08, 2014 - 10:24:32 AM
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Comments
FEEL said 2454 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Yeah...
I'm first! Great tune... and to think one complete pass per track. That reminds me of the 4 track days.
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks John
i actually started with a acoustic guitar track, then just followed along with the other guitars. i ended cutting out most of the acoustic in the end. some tracks did have to go through a second passing. it was a fast recording session
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scofugate said 2454 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Man
Loving your vocals man...Live feel accomplished!!!!!
Freakin wonderful!!
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scofugate said 2454 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
BTW
Love the mix of the guitars!!
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Scott
i kinda surprised myself that i was able to get the vocal tracks on a 2nd pass without even practicing them first. who knew.
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lank81 said 2454 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Great Stuff!!
These Guitar tracks are just great. I totally dig the sound and feel it as well. Great playing. The lyrics are well written and fit the song perfectly. Awesome to hear a nice live feeling song done in a quick fashion.
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Vic Holman said 2451 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
thanks much
usually i spend a lot of time on a song. but once in a while it is revitalizing to just knock one out in short order

i appreciate your time for the listen
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Corporal Beef said 2454 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Laid Back
I like this because it's rockin' but not "metalish," if you know what I mean. Cool Dilanisque vocals, and nice chord progession. Enjoyable. Thanks for posting.
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
thanks!
i am so laid back at times they need to check my pulse once in a while.

i appreciate your time for the listen!
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Symphony101 said 2454 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Great song !
Very nicely done Vic and Dave !
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Yves
If Dave hadn't sent me the lyrics it would probably be a few weeks for me to come up with an idea. the lyrics fit so well with the music i thiink
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lavalamp said 2454 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
You surprised me
I didn't expect this. Very cool of you to do this. I wrote the words years ago and totally forgot the tune. I'm so glad you took the time and did this.

What I love about this is that it's so raw, almost lavalamp-ish lol. Really dig what you did here.

I think you used it as an excuse to rock out. Well done Vic, well done.

LL
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
i actually had no idea how the lyrics you sent would fit into this. they flowed perfectly and i started singing cold turkey, the first pass was okay, but the second pass worked here. magic
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2454 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
dont ask
nice gutar tones. vox work well. catchy chord progressions. well arranged. lead fits great. cool tune. enjoyed it. cheers graham
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Graham
thanks for the time to give it a listen, i really appreciate it.
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mike_d said 2454 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Nice!
I was able to sneak a listen here at work. Another excellent track as usual! I like Dave's lyrics-- nicely done sir!

The mix sounds great on my LED monitor speakers too!
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Mike
usually i check the end mix on monitors, but this time i didn't go beyond the headphones, so i'm glad it made the transition

thanks for the listen and get back to work before the boss catches ya
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dave_b said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Don't Ask for Mine
Like the descending phrase in bar 4. Cool lead break, like the doubled part at the end. Nice vocals. Good images in the lyric
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
Hey Dave thanks for checking it out. i appreciate it.
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racerat said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Don't Ask for Mine
The guitars have a very cool biting tone. The bass is about as phat as could be. Really amazing production. Liked the stripped down style. It suits the song perfectly. It may be just me, but it seems like the guitars are lagging the beat just a little. As are the vocals. Could it be a latency thing? Cool artwork, too! I have that robot, BTW...
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Phillip
stripped down seem to be the best way here. it was a pretty fast and going for a live recording. now i do have a minor problem with latency while using logic 9's guitar amp. usually it records slightly ahead, and i have to move the tracks back a touch. maybe a bit to far back vocals may have followed the guitars in this instance.
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alackbass said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Don't Ask for Mine w/Lavalamp
Cool grungy rock vibe. Has a Rockin' in the Free World feel. Cool guitar tones. I love the acoustic guitar riff.
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
thanks andrew
ragged glory all the way. i was going to use clean guitars in the verse at first, then thought naw, just go for rough and tumble
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michael2 said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
excellent
this is a great track. i love your vision of psychedelia, and this one fits right in with it. thanks for the rockig good time guys.
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
has the UFO arrived yet to take us all away?

you did a great job on your re-mix/post
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egobandit said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Far ahead
Tom Tom greatness love the low end on this! Im gonna say it Bowie has taken over spiders from mars! loved it!
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Tim
ya know spiders from mars had crossed my mind when i was about done with this one.
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regulus said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
I knew from seeing
you two together that this was going to be a fun trip. And the thought was right arm. Right from the tin covered lawn and the classic electric licks, it was a fun ride.
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Vic Holman said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
tin covered lawns
that is such a great line. Daves lyrics fit perfectly in this without him hearing the music in advance.

i appreciate your time for the listen
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jfisenne said 2453 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Don't ask
Sounds great throughout, but I especially liked the sound of the introduction - one guitar, bass, and drums? Sweet.
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Vic Holman said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
thanks much
i had the acoustic run through the whole thing originally. but ended up leaving the starting and middle break for a leaner sound

i appreciate the listen
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Sigmund said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Less can be more
Vic I really think you have one of the more recognizable styles here at MJ. Well arranged piece of music. Great tone on those rhythm guitars. Cool solo - man you got another winner here - much enjoyued listening to this - thanks -
Sig
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Vic Holman said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Sig
one thing i like about using logics amp simulators is that you can keep tweeking it to the end.

thanks for checking it out
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magnatone said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
don't Ask for Mine
oh this is exceedingly cool! great story for how you did this with Dave's lyrics (which are great!) - wonderful collab, terrific sound - way to go guys!
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Vic Holman said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
it usually takes me a week to even think of anything to write lyrics about. Daves contribution sped up the process plus, they fit right in perfectly
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ShadowofNine said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Fabulous Track
Interesting how things can fit so well sometimes even tho we do not customize the attempt, really good tune, fine vocals and lyrics and yu did capture a live off the floor feel...
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Vic Holman said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
sometimes every thing falls in place without having to think to hard about it. if only there were more instances like that
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PaulaMunk said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Nice job
singing Dave's lyrics and rounding them out with your music. Thanks.
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Vic Holman said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
thanks - munk
without Daves help this song would still be sitting around on the hard drive

thanks again for the listen
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H3nry said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Dylan couldn't have said it better
back in the day. His band couldn't have matched the guitars, tho. The best music often just falls together real quick like this.
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Vic Holman said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
yes!
a lot of of times i spend quite a bit of time putting a song together. so it can feel pretty good just to knock on out quickly warts and all
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RAVENS said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Awesome
What a terrific song! The music track is killer, diggin' the vocals & harmonies too. Great lyrics as well, fab collab guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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Vic Holman said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Dani
this was a go for the throat moment. i didn't even give myself time to rethink this. wrap it up and call it good
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Catalina22 said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Cannonball
I love how powerful the guitars are--yet they never overwhelm or drown out the vocals. It IS stripped back; it's like the tracks really can breathe here. Nice work; kudos to both of you! :)
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Vic Holman said 2451 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
thanks Cort
i;m glad that i didn't get carried away here. in the end i actually deleted a acoustic guitar track that ran through the whole thing, mostly to give it even more space
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jiguma said 2452 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Sounds great Vic'n'Dave
Lyrics and music go hand in glove - love the beat and the guitars too. Love the guit tones. Yet another good'un!
Cheers,
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Vic Holman said 2451 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
I had no idea how Dave's lyrics would fit in until i starting doing the vocal tracks. it was smooth sailing.
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Bob Rodgers said 2451 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
It's
good to go for the stripped back style sometimes and this certainly has the live sound that you were looking for. The guitars sound great, a good powerful sound. I like the lyrics, excellent collab Vic & Dave.
You sing a great vocal Vic.
Very much enjoyed and thanks for the download.

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Vic Holman said 2451 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Thanks Bob
i think just going for the basics was the best route on this one. For the past month i have just been spending the time practice with just an amp to get back that feel and vibe. just playing to the computer and headphones kind of drives you batty after awhile
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Daugrin said 2450 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Where indeed...
Thanks for sharing Vic. Always great stuff, the crunchy guitar is just fine.

Daug
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Vic Holman said 2449 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Thanks Daug
hey i was just listening to your new post..... very imaginative!
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tf10music said 2449 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
The guitar and
percussion are both excellent. The lyrics are pretty good, too. I think the vocals are on the thing side, sound like they could use some reverb. Overall, really solid piece!
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lengold said 2447 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
You make a
great team - this works brilliantly.
Cheers
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