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Ricochet(w-Stan)


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J_Gretch

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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A song about demons.,,My bud Woody came to me a while back with the first few lines, and the word "ricochet".I was intrigued and we started it as a county tune.As the true meaning really started to take shape it evolved into more of an acoustic rock sound.I later added the intro and bridge but just couldn't seem get it finished...Enter Stan (gadzooks)...I contacted Stan and asked if he could help with the intro and lead break over the bridge and possibly an outro.He said OK and after a few exchanges later he had a track that was virtually plug and play!!What a pro.Thanks again for the help Stan,this would probably still be sitting in the studio without you...And of course thanks Woody it wouldn't have been started without you...Hope yall enjoy.
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Lyrics
sit here staring out the window pane
listening to the pouring rain.
Don't know how or what to do
to stop all this pain.

I miss the family more than the booze
but I couldn't stop it when i needed to.
These DTs wont go away....ricochet
woe...ricochet

Don't know how it came to this
all the signs I must have missed
Like those before,it's out of control
The ones I love,it's taken its toll.
Ricochet.woe ricochet.

There'll be a day I know I'm going to pay
I don't care what the people say... ricochet

In the end I'm going to loose
all the good times I had to choose.
Alcohol was my mistress look away
Woe Ricochet.....Woe ricochet

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Comments: 48
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Plays: 260
Downloads: 56
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Uploaded: Nov 15, 2012 - 11:53:29 AM
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2012 - 11:53:29 AM Last Played: Feb 28, 2017 - 08:40:38 AM
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Comments
Char said 1680 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
Pretty
fancy playing and an infectious beat make this very enjoyable. Thanks.
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J_Gretch said 1680 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
thanks char
appreciate the listen and comment,always brings a smile to my face when you stop by.
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Fire_Angel said 1680 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
Hard to believe I didn't have to buy this.
Started the download after the first few bars. Somehow I just knew from that and the previous stuff of yours that this would be as great as it is. Well done to all who took part in making this.
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J_Gretch said 1680 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
thanks Angle
Such an encouraging comment.You know I feel the same about your music.Your progressions ,and movements on the keys make me want to learn to play.
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tempie said 1680 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
every once in a while
i'm in the mood to listen to a good withdrawal song lol. really like the composition and playing - the intro is especially nice. found myself wishing at times you were less direct lyrically, or more poetic about it, shit I don't know that's not what I mean. check out Jamey Johnson's 'The High Cost of Living' for his treatment of the same subject, it's more personal, more believable. OK that's it, THATS what I mean, I don't believe for a second that you're going through the DT's. I want to believe it though, because the playing is sweet, sweet. That's my 3 cents.
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J_Gretch said 1680 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
thanks Craig
Well it did start out as a country tune and I have to admit that the lyrics are a lot more stark than I'm use to.On the other hand a lot of us have woken up with the shakes after a bender,and I have lost more that one friend to the cause,and seen many families torn apart...Guess this one does get straight to the point..Thanks for your comments man,much appreciated.
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Philip18 said 1680 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
Richochet
Love the way this opens. Stan's guitar work is magnificent. I like all the playing - everything fits together. There's an edge in the vocal that suits the theme. Is the ending truncated at 3:41 (seems to just stop)? That aside, excellent work from all involved!
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J_Gretch said 1680 days ago (November 15th, 2012)
thanks Philip
Good to hear from you man...Yea the ending bothers me a little bit too.On the original scratch track,the last measure got chopped off and I kept saying I was going to fix it and didn't.I'm tied up this weekend and it would have been another week or two before it got posted...so I just went with it...Thanks for the comments,,much appreciated.
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Skean said 1679 days ago (November 16th, 2012)
Friday and all
Sitting here with a beer in my hand and feel the ROCK and ROLL pumping in my speakers, god damn this feel so live, great work guys, love it and will take a copy of it, cheers.
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J_Gretch said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
thanks kenta
Does my heart good to know that you are diggin it.I sure you know as a musician sharing is what it's all about.
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TvRicky said 1679 days ago (November 16th, 2012)
Jumping Notes from the get baby!
Funk opening and from there just pure talent. I'm truly from deep down feeling this. Beat thing you could've done contacting Gads my friend. What a superb collaboration. Magicmakers you are...Yeah! Opening is pure funk!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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J_Gretch said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
thanks ricky
You are correct sir..Stan gave this one wings for sure.
Appreciate the comments.
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Loob said 1679 days ago (November 16th, 2012)
Love the picking!
Great vox from Woody! Nice arrangement! Only thing I miss would be some harmonies... Thumbs up!
J_Gretch said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
thanks Fred
That's what I like about you Fred,,You know that these things are never really quite finished.Really do appreciate the input.thanks for stopping by.
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VicDiesel said 1679 days ago (November 16th, 2012)
DTs
Very solid song. Thumbs up.
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J_Gretch said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
thanks Vic
Appreciate you stopping by for a listen.Means a lot.
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Jarvoid said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
The last tune I heard
with "Ricochet" as a title was by Tangerine Dream......this could not be more different...and good too......I get shades of Llynrd Skynrd andsouthern rock coming through.....which is fine to my ears............definitely a download and a fave !

Jarvo
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J_Gretch said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
thanks Chris
Thanks for the factoid...never heard that ver.Glad you like this one though.,,,,Always good to hear from you man.
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gadzooks said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
Ricochet
Thanks for asking me Jay even though it took me a few diversions to get to this clean and simple point ... LOL
It all sounds great! It's a good tune.
Cheers
SG
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J_Gretch said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
thanks Stan
Man I couldn't be more happy with the way your work fit in the mix.I mean the tone,EQ,timing,everything was already taken care of.All I had to do was drop it in and tweak the volume in a few places.You're a real pro and a pleasure to work with.....And hey maybe down the road we can revisit that rock ver...Thanks again man.
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alackbass said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
Ricochet(w-Stan)
Killer classic rock vibe! A bit of a Black Crowes vibe! Great performances by all! Yeah......Stan rules!
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J_Gretch said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
thanks Andrew
It was a real pleasure to share this one.I'm so blessed to have such talented people helping bring my musical ideas to life.Thanks for the support.
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MarkHolbrook said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
Andrew
said it best. Killer track. Guitar work simply rocks! Everything just outstanding!
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J_Gretch said 1677 days ago (November 18th, 2012)
thanks mark
Well thank you sir.The visit and comment are much appreciated.
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lyzak said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
Pleasurable Listening
Oh my... Thanks for dl!!
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J_Gretch said 1677 days ago (November 18th, 2012)
thanks Greg
You're certainly welcome.Glad you enjoyed it...and thanks for stopping by.
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Les_Kloo said 1678 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
Ricochet
Your stuff is all so good, but this may be your best that I know about. Airtight. Pro. Stan does no wrong, of course. Tops, gents.
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J_Gretch said 1677 days ago (November 18th, 2012)
thanks Les
Glad you liked it Les.Is't always good to get your two cents worth.I really do appreciate it.
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PeterB7858 said 1675 days ago (November 20th, 2012)
Ricochet
Really strong post. Fantastic, in fact. Woody's vocals are as solid as ever and the contrast between the crunchy chords and Stan's more acoustic type tone in the intro/lead is an absolute winner. Damn, that man can play. Fine song from a killer team. Thanks for the D/L, J man. Regards, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 1675 days ago (November 20th, 2012)
thanks Peter
That's exactly the contrast that I was going for and Stan nailed it.And what can I say about my bud woody.(I jokingly call him "the Paul M. to my John L."we just seem to bring out the best in each other as musicians.Thanks again for the comments Peter much appreciated.
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pablatone said 1672 days ago (November 23rd, 2012)
good one
That is some tight playin', you guys were in the pocket on this.
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J_Gretch said 1671 days ago (November 24th, 2012)
Thanks P
Thanks for the listen and comment.
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mike_d said 1672 days ago (November 23rd, 2012)
Great track!
Clean mix & great VOX. Enjoyed this!
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J_Gretch said 1671 days ago (November 24th, 2012)
thanks Mike
Thanks for stopping by man,,,much appreciated.
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dave_b said 1667 days ago (November 28th, 2012)
Ricochet
Killer acoustic riffs! Ricochet is a cool hook and relating it to addiction is a good idea. Strong vocals.
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J_Gretch said 1666 days ago (November 29th, 2012)
Thanks Dave
Appreciate it man...always good to hear from you.
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Vic Holman said 1665 days ago (November 30th, 2012)
playin'.....
....catch up. rockin tune alright. guitars and vocs sound great. and what a coup with getting stan the man to contribute
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J_Gretch said 1665 days ago (November 30th, 2012)
thanks Vic
Appreciate you stopping by with the comment...I need to do some catching up myself...:)
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egobandit said 1665 days ago (November 30th, 2012)
DAng
This is why I love this place its amazing to me that great songs like this can be made! Guitar and bass in this really nice! Tops to all involved!
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J_Gretch said 1623 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
Thanks E
The feeling is mutual...This site is so inspiring.
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Diego_B said 1664 days ago (December 1st, 2012)
Ricochet
Great rock vocals, Yeah! And Stan's guitar is awesome! Enjoyed it!
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J_Gretch said 1623 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
thanks Diego
Thanks for stopping by with a comment.
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paul f. page said 1663 days ago (December 2nd, 2012)
Intro is killer...
..interior guitar work is also very VERY compelling and Well-played. Sad commentary on addiction, but an unfortunate reality in too many lives. The style you've chosen for this topic seems to fit it rather perfectly, a sort of juxtaposition of lyrical elements and musical style.
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J_Gretch said 1623 days ago (January 11th, 2013)
Thanks Paul
I appreciate your thoughts..I can tell that you listened and pondered.It really means a lot...Thanks again.
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ShadowofNine said 1661 days ago (December 4th, 2012)
Ricochet
Me likes a lot, Stan ad's goodness, bravo cool track
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albertruss said 1614 days ago (January 20th, 2013)
ricochet
love this song bro ,the leads are so nice, woody's got a bad ass voice, this prgression is so smooth. thanks for a great song..
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Bob Rodgers said 1526 days ago (April 18th, 2013)
I missed this!
Another great track and some wonderful additions from Stan, you can't go wrong there, what a great musician.
This is an excellent song, I really like the rhythm guitars and vocals, has a great feel.
I enjoy your songs, great stuff.

Bob
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J_Gretch said 1526 days ago (April 18th, 2013)
Thanks Bob
Thanks so much for the kind words..The feeling is mutual.
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