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Nothing You Can Say w/ Jerry_Quinn, Ryan, ktb, & scofugate


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Shortly after Christmas Jerry received some pretty devastating news. I thought making some new music might take his mind of his problems, at least for a little while. So I grabbed my gear and took a ride down to his place. We started the day together having breakfast where Jerry brought me up to date on the more important aspects of what was happening in his life. We then retired to his studio to make some music.

I asked him what he had for me, hoping he had a newly written song we could start on. He replied that he had nothing. Uh-oh, snag! I thought for a moment and then made a suggestion. Several months earlier I had sent him a song idea I had written on slide guitar in open G tuning. Some months later we had also kicked around the idea of doing an acoustic delta blues. Jerry had since sent me lyric ideas he had for such a blues. I suggested we take my changes and groove and adapt his lyrics to fit the demo I had already recorded. Jerry thought that was a fine idea

It didn't take long to adapt Jerry's lyrics to fit the different song form. And coming up with a melody had never been a problem for Jerry. We spent the next hour or two recording his vocal and sax solos. When I got home I did some editing and then set the track aside. There it waited for months. As Jerry spent his time focused on his health, music took a backseat.

Then a few weeks ago I rediscovered the track in my folder of unfinished projects. I realized time was of the essence and I'd better get to work. I reached out to Ryan, John, and Scott for help. Each delivered exceptional performances that helped turn this one into a rocking good time. It's such a cool thing to see a file has been dropped into a shared DropBox folder and then hear how it transforms a track. Once again gentlemen, I thank you all!

To all that have supported our music in the past I also want to thank you. I am learning some amazing lessons lately regarding just how powerful a force music can be in a person's life.

Jerry_Quinn: Vocals & Saxohone
alackbass: Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Ryan: Bass Guitar
ktb: Piano & Organ
scofugate: Drums
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Lyrics
Nothing You Can Say
by Jerry Quinn & Andrew Lack

I ain't leaving,
You can't make me go away,
I ain't leaving,
You can't make me go away,
Gonna sit here drinking,
There's nothing you can say,
I'm gonna sit here drinking my life away,

Tired of all you women,
Can't let this poor man be,
Tired of all you women,
Can't let this poor man be,
Gonna sit here drinking,
You might not like what you see,
I'll be drinking,
And later you can bring my tea,

When the spirit moves me,
We'll see who'll be by my side,
Maybe I won't quit you,
If you keep me satisfied,
But you got your ways,
And baby I got mine,
But you can't quit your nagging,
You couldn't even if you try,

Going out this evening,
Drink the night away,
Going out this evening,
Drink the night away,
Going out drinking,
Baby, don't you bother to wait,
Going out drinking,
And I'm gonna be late
Going out drinking babe,
Can't say when I'll be home,
Don't want nobody with me,
Cause I drink alone,
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Comments
MarkHolbrook said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Ya Firsties!
I hope!
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MarkHolbrook said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Is pretty much
fantastic to my ears! Nicely done! Love the pauses... Keeps you hanging on for the next note!
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thanks Mark
We always know you'll hang in there and we all appreciate it! Thanks for listening!
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PaulaMunk said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
That's
some great stuff, band. Thanks.
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thanks Char!
The whole band appreciates it!
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scofugate said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thank
you so much for asking me to play on this project. I hope it will bring a smile to Jerry's face!! You did a great job my friend!!
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thanks Scott
Jerry and I got together today to listen to the final mix. I can tell you he was smiling and commented on what a great job you did with the drums.
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Skean said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Nice band you guys ROCK
Thanks for the download, cheers.
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thanks Kenta
The download is always the best of all compliments! We all appreciate it.
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sammydix said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say
got some sweet riffs in there with some catchy hooks. you just can't tell Jerry's personal issues from his voice.
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thanks Sammy
Jerry doesn't let much get in the way of making music. Thanks so much for listening. We all appreciate it.
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Symphony101 said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Another success story
And a great reminder, how important music is indeed. I read, and listen with such awe. You are so lucky for having such friends (and family) like Jerry, Scott, Ryan and John. You all excelled playing your parts, but this is not something new :-)
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thanks Yves
I count you among the friends I'm lucky to have!
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michaeljayklein said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Now that...
...is some truly great music! Wonderful guys!
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thank You Michael
The entire band appreciates it!
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Feter said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
You Can
This is impressive project the first word came to mind ... the perfection of this from all sides .The fluid guitars work the sax ..great vocal ..really great vocal ..everything in this song ..musician and music ..is REAL ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
And Thank You Feter,
for stopping by to listen. And I know I speak for all of us when I say we appreciate your kind comments.
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SCJohnson59 said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Excellent!
Puts me in mind of early Doobie Brothers pre Michael McDonald :) I'm listening in 'cans' for the time being until I'm able to get proper monitors and thie mix/production sounds good in my cans ... kudos all on the song(the most important element), mix and production
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thanks Scott
I think we'll all take a pre-McDonald Doobies comparison with a big smile! Thanks for listening!
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Vic Holman said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say
excellent tune & performance. there is a bit of a '70's rock groove to this. this easily fits into the classic rock category.
everyone is exceptional here. the sax solo is GREAT!
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Thanks Vic!
Your support always means so much. We all appreciate it!
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ktb said 1840 days ago (June 12th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say
Can't tell you how much this blows me away. Jerry sounds awesome. The production rocks. Appreciate all you guys letting me jam along.
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thank You John
Both Jerry and I were thrilled to have you along with us on this one. Yesterday he and I listened to the final mix together. Jerry loved what you brought to song, as do I. Let's do another!
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Philip18 said 1840 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
This is good!
I love where this sits and how each instrument adds to the sound. Strong vocal (although the guy in the song sounds like he's in a bit of trouble!), warm, eloquent sax, punchy, crunchy guitars (great riffs!), lively and incisive bass, energetic drums, expressive keys. Outstanding mix. Great!
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Philip
Your support is unwavering and always appreciated! Thanks for listening and for leaving such thoughtful comments.
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bassjam04 said 1840 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Very Nice!
Cool song and I love the opening riff-pulled me in from the start. Great playing all around and nice production.The sax was a nice surprise and perfect for the song.It is cool to me that you can be going through horrible times and music can still sooth the soul!
johnwhitehead said 1840 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Nothing
Love Jerry's vocal and that hooky guitar riff. Very classy production and some fine performances. Really enjoyed this!
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Brian
The riff was where it all started. So it's always nice when someone affirms such a kernel was worth building a song around. Thanks for taking the time to listen. We all appreciate it.
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alackbass said 1840 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thank You John
I'm with you! Jerry nailed this vocal. And thanks for the kind comment about the riff. It was how we got started. So it's nice to know it was worth going on. Thanks again for listening. The whole band appreciates it.
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neilh79 said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say
Just another awesome tune Andrew. Love all the additions, a really easy listen enjoyed
alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Neil
We all appreciate the listen and kind comments!
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dave_b said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say
Cool blues infected country rocker. All-star band nails the tracks. Vocal phrasing & attitude is perfect for the song. I'd go see this band!
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Dave
In a perfect world we'd book a gig near you! Thanks for the support!
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damiengh said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
First Class
Vocals, Sax and musical hooks make this tune a keeper. What a super session.
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Damien
I know the whole band appreciates the listen and kind comments!
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Songwriterz said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Once again...
You guys do an outstanding job!! Great great work, it's a treat to listen, thank you! Love Heidi
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Heidi!
It's a treat to have you listening!
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abzwork said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say..
Championship Game....most delightful is the flava here my friends, everything smokes here..exceptional vocals, guitar, bass n drums, sax is the hidden key...This is...flame-broiled and full of Smiles..:):):)peace
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Erin
"Flamed-broiled" I like that! Thank you from all of us!
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magnatone said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Nothing
this is fantastic! so pro in every way. and so special with jerry. we're all very fortunate that you "rediscovered" this andrew! congrats to the mighty band - you're all top notch musicians and wonderful people. andrew, you're all of those things PLUS a magician!
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Karen
I know the entire "mighty band" will appreciate your very kind comments!
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Ibstrat said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
This sounds
fantastic a great band!
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Mark
We appreciate the listen and kind comments!
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rok41 said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say
Great band!...Jerry is great voice here and the band is in perfect sync...this song is so alive and warm. Fantastic effort by all!
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Chris!
Just a bit of rockin' fun. Glad you liked it. And as always thanks for the support.
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paul f. page said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
My two cents:
I particularly like the way you slow the pace now and again with those long holds. Not too many songs of this genre do that, and you pull it off with a wonderful sense of pacing. Bass and guitar work is stellar throughout, and the sax solo midway is the perfect bridge that takes the listener back into the song. Sorry it took me so long to get here, but I am glad I caught this excellent number.
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Paul!
Thanks for all the thoughtful and kind comments. It didn't take you long at all. It's been up just a little over 24 hours. Thanks again for the listen.
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VicDiesel said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Rock
Great song, good performances. The mix doesn't sound optimal to me: the vocal is somehow a bit detached from the rest, and there are places (1:16) where some microsurgery with the faders is required as the vocal seems to go underwater.

Otherwise muchly enjoyed.
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Thanks Vic!
Always appreciate your thoughtful and incisive comments.

When we got together the other day to listen, there were places Jerry too thought the vocal could be a tad louder. I think by that point I had heard the song so many times and was so familiar with the vocal, it was clear to me because I knew it so well. By that time I had hours into this particular mix and master. Jerry didn't want me spend the time essentially starting the mastering process over again. We decided instead to move on to the next song. Thanks again sir! We all appreciate it!
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Garni said 1839 days ago (June 13th, 2012)
Nothing you can say
Enjoyed this wonderful collaboration guys!
Creative blank is always a curse, so glad you were had backup to use.
Nice vocals and music arrangement is very professional!

G-)
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thanks Gerald
It can be helpful to have a file full of unfinished projects :)

Thanks for listening and thanks for the kind feedback.
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Sigmund said 1839 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say
Great tune, Andrew. The feel has me reminded of Bob Seger days, and maybe a little Van Morrison. This tune has a nice mellow vibe which is immediately very comfortable. Great collab - nice job by all - enjoyed!
Sig
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thanks Sig
Many of the guys who influenced me were those 70s rockers. So it makes sense for those same influences to creep to the surface at times. Thanks for listening. I know Jerry and the entire band appreciate it.
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gadzooks said 1839 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say...
... Well there is something I can say ... What a tight band ... I would love to see this live. That opening riff just grabs you! That tele ... I could eat it! The tone is exquisite . You must be using both pickups or just the left ... running through an amp or direct ?
Jerry's vocals have that southern twang in his delivery and it suites the tune. Love the organ and piano playing the same riff as the guitar. Great drumming and the bass really lays it down. But it's that electric guitar riff that is the signature and I love it. Excellent performance by all and a professional sounding mix. Loved it Andrew!
Cheers
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alackbass said 1839 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thank You Stan
Al the electric guitars are my Tele, bridge pickup, using Line6 GearBox software as an AU effect. On one side the guitar is going through a sim of a Marshall Plexi. The other side is a sim of a Vox AC30. Although I couldn't tell you which is which.

Thanks for listening and all the detailed and thoughtful comments. I know Jerry and the band will appreciate it.
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gadzooks said 1839 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
tele
Amazing getting such a thick tone using a bridge pickup ... I always found that pickup to be extremely bright ... I'm impressed with the tone.
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Bob6stringer said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Sounds like the energy's back!
JERR-RYYYYY!!! You sound great. This brightens my morning. GREAT Sax solo!!! Really great crispy guitar(s) hooks; scootin' scofugate hihat beat; tasty keys... driving bass & rhythm guitars... it's all balanced in a great mix.
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alackbass said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thanks Bob
Your support means a lot to all of us!
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Loob said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Great track!
Well put together! Fine job from everyone! Jerry and clan rocks! Thumbs up!
alackbass said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thanks Freddy!
It always means a lot coming from you! Thanks for the support.
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tokai said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
big band
sounds like a party was had by all. Tasty guitar riffs Andy, well done guys.
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alackbass said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thanks Steve!
I know the whole band appreciates the support. I really appreciate the kind comment about the guitar riffs.
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Jarvoid said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
First off the production
is superb,the instruments all stand in their own space and yet there are no"holes"in between them,really classy...the song is ace and the performances slick and professional sounding....I may take up a new hobby lol....whittling ...I got lots of wooden objects to whittle away on !! 80)

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alackbass said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thanks Chris
You just keep whittling out tunes on those wooden objects. I can't wait to hear them. Thanks from all of us for the listen and kind comments.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Man...
... your songs have such a professional sound and quality to 'em! I loved listening to this one. Wonderful work by all! Lookin' forward to hear more :)
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alackbass said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thanks Yeman
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I.G.M. said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Nice tune
so well played, congrats on a good one.
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alackbass said 1838 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Thanks I.G.M.
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lyzak said 1837 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Powerful Force
The main 'I Feel Fine-ish' riff is great - and as usual, other musicians sound like they were born to play their sounds.
Your statement "...just how powerful a force music can be in a person's life." is exemplified and noted in wonderful sax and vocal performance.
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alackbass said 1837 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Thanks Greg
I know Jerry and the entire band appreciate the support as much as I do!
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PeterB7858 said 1837 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Nothing you can say
Very nice work again, gang. I got an early 70's west coast rock vibe as well. More than happy with that! Half my (still played) record collection comes from that era. Nice riffs, smooth vocal, classic lyrics. Really liking the sax as well. That Ryan boy can play a bit, too. Well done, Peter.
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alackbass said 1837 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Thanks Peter!
When I sent a mix to John (ktb) he thought it sounded like we were rocking the Fillmore! So your west coast comparison is much appreciated. It's kind of what we were going for. Good to see you friend and thanks for the kind comments. We all appreciate it!
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jfisenne said 1837 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Drinking My Life Away
To steal your own line, it sounded like you all had a rocking good time. Nice use of the sax. Sounds really good.
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alackbass said 1837 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Thanks Man!
Drink and rock & roll! Who wouldn't have good time? Thanks for listening!
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musichead said 1836 days ago (June 16th, 2012)
Nice
Nice clean recording. Just a real good song all around!!!
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alackbass said 1836 days ago (June 16th, 2012)
Thanks Steve!
I know Jerry and the whole band will appreciate that!
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egobandit said 1834 days ago (June 18th, 2012)
cool riffin
love when the sax comes in ! Greatness by all!
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alackbass said 1834 days ago (June 18th, 2012)
Thanks Tim
We all appreciate it!
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Relic67 said 1833 days ago (June 20th, 2012)
Oh yeah
great song guys, I especially like the opening riff followed by scott's hi-hat solo, what a cool way to start things off. Wonderful playing by all involved.
Like the vocals and the blues-rock vibe which slightly reminds me of my favourite blues-rocker Johnny Winter.
Applause!!
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alackbass said 1833 days ago (June 20th, 2012)
Thanks Relic!
I think we'll all take a Johnny Winter comparison with a smile. And thanks again for the listen and very kind comments. We all appreciate it!
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dak said 1817 days ago (July 5th, 2012)
Nothing You Can Say
Nice tune, nice production & performance!
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alackbass said 1817 days ago (July 5th, 2012)
Thanks Mark
Thanks for listening and leaving such kind comments!
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Ed Hannifin said 1808 days ago (July 14th, 2012)
All the solid contributions...
...would be so much ho-hum if at the heart of things there wasn't a solid song, and a solid, unpretentious vocal...

But there is, and that being the case, it's great to hear how seamlessly each person does their bit. Really has that people-in-the-same-room vibe...
alackbass said 1808 days ago (July 14th, 2012)
Thanks Ed!
Your kind words always mean so much! We all appreciate it!
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KCsGROOVE said 1804 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
nothing
guys, it gets better and better :-)
cool piece, tight guitarwork and fine vocals
dig the changes with the organ
fav and download for shure!
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alackbass said 1804 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Thanks KC
The download remains the nicest of all compliments! Thanks from us all!
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