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A Hero/MJ City w/Alannah


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Vic Holman

 Genre: Hard Rock

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something for the fun of it......it will make sense in due time.

this song was actually done last summer. even before i finished recording the music i knew Alannah would be the perfect vocalist for this. so i sent her the music and let her do her thing. man can the gal belt it out! She's probably forgotten all about this one by now. :-)

i finally got around to working on the mix today and so it goes.
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Uploaded: Jan 21, 2012 - 10:32:31 PM
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2012 - 10:32:31 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 10:45:29 AM
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Comments
TvRicky said 1923 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Sound Magic Mix
Guitar blows me down. Vocalist rise me and I am flying high. Yeah! I'll be your hero baby...HA HA Sing it lady. Love the melodic changes and mix. Guitarred and drummed my man. Sweet sensation for sure baby!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Vic Holman said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
thanks man!
thanks for checking it out. it's a intense song and alannah takes it up in intensity all that much more
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scofugate said 1923 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
I'm holding out
for a hero 'til the end of the night!!!
This freakin ROX!!!!--
WOWzErS!
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Vic Holman said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
thanks scott
........ and this is the song i tried to pull you into. unfortunately you were buried with live performance at the time. i kinda envy that...... been years since i played live
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Skean said 1923 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
This ROCK hard
The man with the guitar and the lady with the voice, what a great concept, I love it…Cheers
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Vic Holman said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
thanks kenta
seems to me that there just isn't that much rocking' going on this site these days
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sammydix said 1923 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
hero
i remember this song, i think it was the first song i heard by you. from what i recall, your voice worked pretty well, but nothing wrong with alternate versions when you get to work with other artists.
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Vic Holman said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
thanks sam
actually this is the first time that song has been posted. this song with alannah was recorded back last summer. i just sat on it for awhile.

thanks again for checking it out
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sammydix said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
mistaken
could have sworn i'd heard this before. this is original right?
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Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
yup
.......all original
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alackbass said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
A Hero/MJ City w/Alannah
Let me echo Scott's words!

"This freakin ROX!!!!--
WOWzErS!"

Love the vocal harmonies on the chorus! Downloaded!


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Vic Holman said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
thanks andrew
this should be played at eleven
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jibes said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
A Hero
We can always count on great stuff by Vic, no exception! Alannah too! Excellent!
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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks neal
i appreciate your time for the listen, thanks!
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egobandit said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Hero hero
slamming goodness your always blowing my mind great guitar some nice voals and arrangement comes across like freddy mercury just good rockin THe tom toms rule!
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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks tim
the tom tom club........ not always easy to mix in. but can really give a boost
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racerat said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
A Hero
Killer guitar tones as usual. Great choice of vocalist. She can belt it out. Has a raspier delivery than usual. Keeps it interesting.
RR
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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks philip
i can't think of anyone that could come close to delivering the goods like alannah's vocal style
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peacepiano said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Gritty
Love that gritty sound! You are absolutely correct about Alannah's vocals. Great surf!!
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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks, and...
it's the grit that counts here, cool to see you back
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davisamerica2 said 1922 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
This a great rocker!
Yes, Alannah is perfect for this. Love your guitar work, Vic. It's a keeper. T
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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks terry
even before i had the music completed i knew that alannah had to be the perfect choice
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Loob said 1922 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
She sure can belt it out!
Killer mix! Love!
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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks fred
she sure can, without a doubt
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lavalamp said 1922 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Blew my ears away!
Let it rock Vic. Like the raw, rockin vocals.

The solos are like McCartney from Band on the Run days. Denny McLain or Paul. I don't know which.

LL
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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks dave
most of this song is parts that i came up with years ago and would play them once in a while when i would just be jamming' around. finally got around to recording them after all this time
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Bob Rodgers said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
A
great song and a perfect choice for the vocals, Alannah's singing is superb!
Great to hear this and another one for my collection, thanks Vic.

Bob

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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks bob
screaming guitars and wailing vocals..... that's rock 'n roll! thanks again bob
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PeterB7858 said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Potent combination
Hard rock guitars and Alannah belting it out, a potent combination. The world needs more heroes. Thanks. Regards, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
thanks peter
there just isn't as much rocking' tunes here as there use to be...... so one was due
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Alannah said 1921 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
oh yeah ....
.. this one ... hahaha
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Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
thanks alannah
you rock da vocals!
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neilh79 said 1921 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
A Hero
Great air guitar fest going on here, love how the vocals compliment each other, nice 80s rock!
Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
thanks neil
yup stadium rock all the way on this one
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KCsGROOVE said 1921 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
heroes
What a cool rocker!
Dig the guitarwork!
And Alannah's vocals rock!
KC
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Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
thanks kc
thanks for checking out this fun little piece, appreciated
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dave_b said 1921 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
A Hero
Excellent guitar work, and Alannah is belting it out like Grace Slick. Nice one!
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Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
thanks dave
yeah, a little grace slick and a little janis joplin came to my mind
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MarkHolbrook said 1920 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Guitar hero
for sure! Outstanding in all accounts!
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Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
thanks mark
i should of recorded smashing a cheap guitar at the end for a full effect :-)
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Philip18 said 1920 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
A hero
Opening is Big Concert auditorium style - gets attention! Vocal full of power. Guitar lines work well with the vocal. Bass and drums drive things along. Good arrangement and mix. Impressive!
Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
thanks philip
the idea was to give it like a live show, so you hit it on the head, thanks again for the listen
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ShadowofNine said 1920 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
A Hero
Fabulous rockin track, luv it...
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Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
thanks dave
it was getting a bit to quite so we brought on the noise!
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Symphony101 said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
You guys
are heroes, for sure ! This rocks !
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Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
thanks yves
alannah came up with the hero angle, i doubt if i would of been able to vocalize this one myself.
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Doug Somers said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
No one bombing here....
Perfect vocalist indeed. Alannah really compliments the driving rocker you've put together here Vic. The guitar work totally sings, the mix is on the money (love where you place the vox around the soundstage), and the whole thing is so upbeat that I have to smile. Great work guys! Appreciate the dload.

Doug
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Vic Holman said 1919 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
party on doug
most of the riffs i've had for years so it was about time to actually record them and make something out of it. i appreciate your time.......and you get a back stage pass!
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Doug Somers said 1918 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Thanks
for the backstage pass man.

Cool. Now we'll stay and hang around with ya's ... with ... Vic Holman.

We're not worthy, we're not worthy! We're scum !

etc.
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scaustrita said 1917 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Those Guitars!!!
Fabulous guitar work!
Very strong vocal track.
Wonderful vocal harmonies . . .

:: Talented ::
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Vic Holman said 1916 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
thanks!
thanks for the time to give this a listen, i appreciate it
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DWL said 1917 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
We need a hero
we certainly do and at least we've got guitar and vocal heros here.

Quite the rocker!

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 1916 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
thanks dick
i forgot to add a wah wah

thanks for checking it out dick
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apb said 1916 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Ooh ..

a belter (as we say in Scotland)..

I like.. it's got some serious Sally Kato (Smashed Gladys)/Janis Joplin thing going on...I wonder if Alannah has ever heard Smashed Gladys before?

Rock on!!
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Vic Holman said 1916 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
thanks alan
dang, i don't know of smashed gladys.... goes to show how much that i keep up on music anymore :-)
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Sigmund said 1916 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
A Hero/MJ City
Kind of like the macjams anthen of rock, with some sassy vocals from Alannah to boot. Very cool - as is usual from you, Mr. Holman! Enjoyed!
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Vic Holman said 1916 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
thanks sig
kind of a big hair rock throwback. it was for "all for the fun of it" mostly
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RochaMalhada said 1916 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
man
This so takes me back. Uhm, Why?

I'm still here. lol

Really

(Encore lighters...) ummm.... Oh, it ended - bummer, but there's the replay button - Yeah!

: - |

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PBGB said 1907 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
Missed it :(
It's all good, but I especially like the harmony vocal bits. Top collab!
Cheers,
N
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TobinMueller said 1907 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
MacJams City Hero!
Really great intro! Way cool! Nice straight ahead classic, with dreamy floating backing vocals falling like whistling torpedoes from every angle.

I was listening in Bose headphones and I thought Alannah's vocals were kind of back in the mix or lacking the same gtr edge, as was the snare, but those headphones dampen highs, so it could be them. The cutting wail of those opening dueling guitars make take too long to get back into the fray (1:37), and when they do, they don't seem as loud or energetic. But by 1:58, they reach that level again.

Great ending. Fun collab. Thanks for extending the myth!
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gcjjones said 1895 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
A hero
Nice vocals and guitar work, overall a powerful song.......
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FEEL said 1889 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Great fit
Alannah sounds fantastic on this song. Nice mix and nice bass backed beat. What a treat... thanks for sharing.
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awigze said 1722 days ago (August 9th, 2012)
we need a hero
Yep - that's you people.... dang, can't one-bomb it!
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DeputyDoofy said 1130 days ago (March 24th, 2014)
HEY!
NO STOPPING ME! HAHAHAHAHAHA11111111

This is great. I don't know how I missed so many tunes, but they've been showcased today in the release of MJC 4. Love it! :)
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Alannah said 1104 days ago (April 20th, 2014)
Aw geeez ... hahahaha ....
... After the release of MJ city 4 ... I had to revisit this .... oh man the memories .... I don't even think I can do this anymore ... I tend to have a permanent case of laryngitis these days .... but then again ... I haven't taken the vocals on a highway run ... um ... since 2012 I think ...
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