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Roll On (To You)


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aclarke

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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We've been rehearsing to play a gig at a friend's party in a couple of weeks. Last night we were determined to focus on working on the songs we're going to play. Problem is the three of us are each afflicted with varying levels of ADD.

I started playing a riff, Andre started playing some lead and Colin (my son) improvised a drum beat... it sounded pretty good so I started making up some lyrics. Fortunately, we had the foresight to turn on my little Tascam recorder.

Live, improvised and one take. My mic and acoustic, Andre's Strat and Colin's V-Drums were plugged directly into the PA. No guitar amps were harmed in the making of this song.

Brought in to Garageband to bring up the volume a little. I'll be hashing out lyrics for this one of these days.

One important note: This is the first time I've had the opportunity to collaborate with my son on an original song. Pretty darn cool, huh?
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Lyrics
I gotta roll on... to you.
Song Stats
Hits: 2331
Comments: 18
Fans: 14
Plays: 133
Downloads: 43
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Aug 11, 2011 - 08:31:49 PM
Last Updated: Aug 11, 2011 - 08:44:58 PM Last Played: Feb 11, 2015 - 03:31:38 PM
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Takamine acoustic, Boss AC-3 pedal, home made Strat, Digitech multi-effects, Roland V-Drums, Yamaha Mixer, Yamaha MSR400 powered speakers... and a knock off of a Shure SM58.
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Comments
jiguma said 2082 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Nice to see another post
from you Adam. Leaving the recorder on during rehearsals is a basic part of our Shed days now, thanks to our drummer Pete's endless nagging :) This has some real potential for sure. I can hardly wait til my daughter moves back down here so she can join the band on keyboards. I look forward to hearing this fleshed out.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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aclarke said 2082 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Hey Neil
Yeah- It was about time to post the annual song. I'm looking forward to getting this one worked out a bit further. Thanks for the kind words!
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magnatone said 2082 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Roll On
OMG - something new from ADAM!!! how cool this is with your son - and it sounds terrific! i look forward to v2 when you get the lyrics worked out - EXCELLENT! YAY!!
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aclarke said 2047 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hey Karen
Thanks for stopping by- I really need to get back in the swing of things. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
ktb said 2082 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Roll On
a well worth it diversion :-) and kudo's for having the presence of mind to turn the recorder on. I think you should play it at the party!
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RochaMalhada said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
lookin' good
Nice hat! Sounds like the ADD is paying off, LOL! Great to hear from you. You've got the hat, the whole Western-like rock thang goin for ya in this tune; add a washboard :)

Nice lil' extended jam here. Hope you and yours are well, Adam.

. - Harold
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davisamerica said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
too cool
and too long since we have heard something from you!
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MarkHolbrook said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Simply super
I love the father son thing too!
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Skean said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Roll On (To You)
Very nice meeting by father and son.
You should start to play some riff more often.
Enjoyed this a lot, take care of you and yours.

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crissew said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Big potential
This song has a really nice cowboy song vibe to it. Sounds great with a very catchy beat and melody. Look forward to hearing your updated version of it.
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Feter said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Roll On
It is pretty cool really ...roll on rock on ... !
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Moviz said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Good to
see you here again; this is sounding really nice so far; guitars are sounding great and a good beat and melody...... going to be very good this one, cheers M
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jdholliday said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
sweet!
very special moment, thanks for sharing!
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alackbass said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Roll On (To You)
I'm impressed by the quality of this recording. Nice vocal! I can't believe those lyrics are rolling off the cuff. That too is impressive. Congratulations on making music with your son. I know what a great feeling that is!
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aclarke said 2047 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks, man
For Father's Day/ Birthday my wife and kids got me the little Tascam recorder so I'd have something to make scratch recordings with... I always have these ideas but it can be a pain to set up to record. And by the time I set up I tend to forget what the heck I was trying to do.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
PeterB7858 said 2081 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Already has appeal...
Hi Adam. Already has significant appeal. Pretty impressive improvisation by all concerned. I hope the revised version retains the same live feeling. Tons of potential. Regards, Peter.
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neilh79 said 2080 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
Roll On (To You)
Excellent song, great rhythm guitar section, and an awesome vocal well done
thoddi said 1946 days ago (December 25th, 2011)
Father and son
Very cool to hear live takes like this. First takes are often the best. Your son did a good job on those drums.
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Name: Adam Clarke
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Sang in high school many years ago- I've been playing guitar on and off for the last twenty years and still don't know what the heck I'm doing. Don't ask me what chords, notes, or keys I'm playing in- I use the force when I play! I wrote my first two... [see more]

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