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In Trouble (the devil made me do it) with Loob


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If you believe this guy, you'll believe anything!

Philip Gardner: Guitars, bass, vocal
Fred jam (Loob): drums, mix, master, (and the person who worked at making sure everything I played was in time using various methods!)
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Lyrics
In Trouble (the devil made me do it)
Words and music by Philip Gardner

Don’t tell me that you’re leaving, please say it isn’t so (x2)
You know the devil made me do it, he has brought me down this low

You know that she means nothing, I don’t even know her name (x2)
The devil made me do it, he is causing all this pain

Never knew St Louis would ever get this hot
Never knew a man could go insane
Never knew that whisky, could get you on your knees
Must have been the devil in my brain!

Don’t listen to those stories, all them others told to you
Don’t listen to those stories, all your friends they told to you
The devil got inside them, and it’s him they’re talking through!

Instrumental

Never knew that mornings could look so dull and grey
Never knew who’d help you in the rain
Or when the snow starts falling and you know you need a friend
There’s someone always there to dull the pain

Trouble’s walking with me, though I thought it was behind (x2)
Things are turning ugly, and are messing up my mind
Yeah the devil made me do it, he is messing up my mind!
Song Stats
Hits: 2991
Comments: 42
Fans: 25
Plays: 237
Downloads: 57
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jun 02, 2012 - 06:39:53 PM
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2012 - 09:17:28 PM Last Played: Apr 24, 2017 - 07:41:08 AM
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Hardware:
Maton FG100 acoustic, Ibanez AS200 (for the solo), Fender Stratocaster, Fender Squier 5 string bass
Software:
Garageband and whatever Freddy uses to weave his magic
Comments
sammydix said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
trouble
that pic cracked me up!!!
grooving bluesy feel to this one--i can't even sit still. guitars tones are so pretty. think i'll have another listen later...
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Philip18 said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
The pic
I almost had as much fun with the pic as I did with the song! Thanks for listening and for the positive comments, Sammy!
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alackbass said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
In Trouble (the devil made me do it)
Your track record of consistently great work made me listen. Cool country blues with a humorous side. Nice picking. Loob is everywhere these days. And we're lucky to have him. Have you ever spent time in the States! You sure do sound it!
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Philip18 said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Thanks
I appreciate the comments, Andrew - thank you! I have only spent a week in the States. I was part of a group that visited San Antonio and we had a great time. It was sort of like being in a movie. Of course, I do listen to a lot of music that's Made in America. I am determined that one day I'll do a trip that includes a heap of music places like Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, wherever....
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alackbass said 1999 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
TAMPA!
;)
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Philip18 said 1998 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Tampa
It's now on the list!
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Fire_Angel said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Downloaded...
...before the track was even finished. Left me grinning and will do so again I'm sure. A great success.
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Philip18 said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Thanks
I was hoping that listeners would see the fun in it - thanks for the comment!
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Loob said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
LOL Philip the photoshop guru!
The electric in this kinda reminds me of Ry Cooder. Thanks for asking me in on this! Good stuff!
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Philip18 said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Hi Freddy
Thanks for all you did on this, Freddy. Listeners can hear the great drumming, but of course you brought a lot more to the song! I like Ry Cooder a lot so I'm very happy with the thought that he's been an influence here!
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egobandit said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
low down goodness
theres dirty work afoot love it
that devil he dont give up
greatness!
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Philip18 said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Thanks
You have to watch out - he can sneak up on you! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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TvRicky said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Blues Funked Up! Yeah!
It's so baby Ha Ha. Get Down baby so slick and real with lots of feel. Really dig the Production Value and My Man Loob..Your sticks have been very active baby! Love the Musicality and the Blues Shose Baby! Guit it Phillip. Vox is raspy and just right. My Man! Always the Devil! Yeah

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Philip18 said 1999 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
Hi Ricky
Thanks for listening - glad you enjoyed it. The production and the drums are Freddy's work, of course. I always enjoy your visits!
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gadzooks said 1999 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
In Trouble
Philip, that picture cracked me up ... I almost spilled my coffee.
You know I love the blues and you are feeling it here. Has a JJ Cale groove to it, Is that you ripping that thick crunchy blues lead? ... love it! Freddy must have cloned himself ... I don't know how he finds the time to do all this. Yeah, blame it on the devil Philip...
Cheers
SG
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Philip18 said 1998 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Hi Stan
The picture sets the tone for the song - what ever that is! Yes it's me playing the solo ( a bit of a change from my previous tune, but there you go). I hadn't thought of a possible Freddy clone - that could explain how he gets so much done :-) Thanks for stopping by, Stan.
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rok41 said 1999 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
In Trouble
Classic Jerry Reed feel, instantly put a smile on my face. The guitar work is relaxed and tasty. Freddy did a solid, professional job as always on the drums and his keen production skills wrapped this up in a tight little package. Nice one fellas!
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Philip18 said 1998 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Hi Chris
Glad you enjoyed it Chris. I've tried this song a few different ways, but settled on this approach in part to get the clucky tone through the verses from the new Fender that I bought!
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lyzak said 1998 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Good Sounds, Gentlemen!
I'm enjoying all your guitar sounds, and journeys - especially the "...clucky tone ...from the new Fender..." A very apparent ''comfortableness" with your instruments' interactions, entertaining lyrical situation, vocals complimented by Loob's interaction with drums and special touch.

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Philip18 said 1998 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Greg. I do like to play around with different guitar sounds and there are a few in this tune! Thanks for taking the time to listen and leave a comment - much appreciated!
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Bob Rodgers said 1998 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
I
love your guitar playing Philip, a great blusey groove with some lovely tones from your guitars.
The drums and production are excellent and I love your artwork too!
Very much enjoyed, thanks for the download.

Bob
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Philip18 said 1998 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
Thanks
Thanks for stopping by, Bob, and for the kind comments - much appreciated! Enjoy the download.
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davisamerica said 1998 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
so you
put TAMPA on your next roadtrip tour to the states .... come thru texas ... you would fit right in ... damn cool guys.
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Philip18 said 1997 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
Thanks
Texas is definitely on the list! Glad you enjoyed the song - thanks for listening and taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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Songwriterz said 1998 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
Lyrics
Great work Phillip - you have an interesting way of writing with great hook lines, stuff you remember.. that's awesome. As always superb guitar! Love Heidi
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Philip18 said 1997 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
Thanks
I appreciate the comments on the song writing, Heidi! And thanks for the compliment re the guitar - very kind of you!
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Jarvoid said 1997 days ago (June 5th, 2012)
Country Blues...
very smooth and slick,great tones on the gits and all instruments really.....nice solo going on now......I can hear Johnny Cash doing a cover of this !

Jarvoid
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Philip18 said 1996 days ago (June 5th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Chris. I might have left my run a bit late for Johnny Cash, but you never know! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment.
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Soundhound said 1996 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
Cool old time groove....
Nicely recorded, vocals and bed track.....
Good story lyrically...solo is a little suspect but that's
the feel of the times.......

Well done.....
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Philip18 said 1995 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Tony. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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neilh79 said 1996 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
Introuble
Fantastic trad blues, love the turnaround, just cracking
Philip18 said 1995 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
Hi Neil
I appreciate the positive comments, Neil - thanks for stopping by!
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dave_b said 1996 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
In Trouble
Sweet guitar work underlines this classic sounding blues tune. Terrific drumming and mix.
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Philip18 said 1995 days ago (June 6th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Dave. Freddy will be pleased with your comments on the drumming and the mix. Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated!
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pablatone said 1994 days ago (June 7th, 2012)
heh heh
I forgot about that excuse, I haven't used that excuse for awhile. I think I could pull it out, dust it off, and employ it again. Fun tune!
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Philip18 said 1993 days ago (June 8th, 2012)
The old excuse
I laughed a lot at Flip Wilson's "Geraldine" character who brought this into the language for me. Glad you saw the fun in this! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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PeterB7858 said 1994 days ago (June 8th, 2012)
In Trouble (again)
A nice slice of country blues, Philip. Lots of quality guitar work, as always, and I like the bass, too. Freddy has weaved his magic again - tasty drums and authentic mix. I'm sure he would say the devil is in the detail :-) Let's hope the little fella coerces you to post some more "in trouble" blues in the not too distant future. You look like Leslie Nielsen in the picture. Shirley you can't be serious... Talk soon, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1993 days ago (June 8th, 2012)
Devil in the detail
I don't think I'm flying high enough to be compared to Leslie Nielsen (and my name's not Shirley) but maybe there's a song or two still left in me! Glad you liked the various parts of the song -see you soon!
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I.G.M. said 1992 days ago (June 9th, 2012)
Hehe
cool song, I know exactly what you`re talking about...
Your voice reminds me of Eric Clapton`s voice,
sounds very similar, which is a good thing in my book.
Nice one!!
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Philip18 said 1992 days ago (June 9th, 2012)
He He
Glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for the Clapton reference - he's a favourite of mine! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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PaulaMunk said 1986 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Countryish.
Aw, the poor souls who neither believe in God nor the Devil. Who can they blame? See, he's good for something, after all. Nice work, band.
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Philip18 said 1986 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed the song, Char. Thanks for listening and taking the time to leave a comment - much appreciated!
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