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Cheap Tricks (LSP2)


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This song was done for the "Lost Song Project, Session 2" challenge. The year is 1968. The album will ultimately go platinum. This song is cut in favor of one that is thought to be the chart topper. Unfortunately, that song is perceived to contain "subversive" lyrics and never makes it into the top 40. It's doubtful that the subject matter of this song would have fared better.
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Lyrics
Cheap Tricks
(c) 2013 Stephen M. Schedra

Enduring love as fantasy
There won't be nothing left of me
If you keep calling out my name
The devil in the details isn't free
The cost too high to clearly see
The wreck and ruin reaped upon my frame

Two dollar, blue collar love
Two dollar, blue collar love

Ensuring my insanity
I know there's something left to see
By doin' everything the same
your subtle evil can't clandestinely
Keep me from the hangman's holy tree
It's my fate to always play the game

Its just a
Two dollar, blue collar love
Two dollar, blue collar love

You are my long term injury
You'll surely be the death of me
I know you'll be the one to blame
If you're bound to be my destiny
Then those who die salute to thee
and let the lions lose their tame
Song Stats
Hits: 2866
Comments: 76
Fans: 38
Plays: 224
Downloads: 36

Uploaded: Dec 06, 2013 - 10:24:02 AM
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013 - 11:12:53 AM Last Played: May 07, 2017 - 08:15:27 AM
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Hardware:
Fender Telecaster, 1968 Guild D 40, Rogue bass.
Software:
Logic, EZDrummer, EZKeys, SampleTank,
Comments
The_Applesauce_Project said 1298 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Excellent
If they'd released this instead of Street Fighting Man, it might've gotten more radio airplay... ;)
sschedra said 1298 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
John,
We can only dream. Thanks for your comments.
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davisamerica said 1298 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
This an't no Beggar
... Stephen this is killer .... Where's the DL??????
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sschedra said 1298 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Jack,
Sorry, I always allow download, just forgot. I turned it on. Thanks for making me part of your playlist.
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davisamerica said 1298 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
down
loaded! Thanks!
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Doug Somers said 1298 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Holy cats!
Killer track. And this got cut from the album??? Your background really comes out in this song which makes it raw, energetic and bang on in style. Glad I 'rolled' onto this page.

You rock.
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Doug
Spent hours of my youth gathering no moss. Thanks for the appreciation.
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SmokeyVW said 1298 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
cheap gold
a classic rocker! thanks
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Smoke
Thanks for the kudos.
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sammydix said 1298 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
this
was excluded from one of my favorite 'oldies' albums? must have been a running length decision. very cool rocker.
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Could have cut the solos
For the single, but then . . . Thanks for the appreciation.
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alackbass said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Every challenge needs a winner! You won!!! Now someone try to wake up Keith!
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Oh, no, no, no, no!
Let him sleep. I am having to much fun playing guitar with the band. There are rumors about me going on tour with the band . . . for their 2020 tour! Thanks Andrew!
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MarkHolbrook said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Gawd
I swear I have this cut somewhere! I know I've listened to this before! Outstanding!
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Mark,
You are always so encouraging! Thank you.
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thetiler said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Cool rockin
Lots of soul singing and really bringing back the days when I was playing rolling stones music. And this really has that pro hard rockin touch. WaY tO Go.
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Bill
Thanks for taking the time.
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racerat said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks
Loud, simple and rawkin. Sweet sax solo! Love it.
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Hey man!
Thanks a lot. How's life in Brooklyn?
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Vic Holman said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
cheap tricks
i get a impression of buffalo springfield. really nails the late 60's sound. rock on!
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Vic
Thanks. I get the Buffalo Springfield thing a lot. Must be in my blood somewhere.
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bud said 1297 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Cool track - and clever misdirect
with the title. Muscle Shoals never sounded so good. My Lord this rocks! There is a hint of The Dolls here too - which is only appropriate to this New Yorker.
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Ha!
After I titled it, I though of the band Cheap Trick, but no miss-direct intended. Its not the Dolls, although I am a fellow NY'er. and Muscle Shoals??!! Thanks for your comments.
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peacepiano said 1297 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
60s Sound
Genuine sound here. Lots of guitars, honky tonk piano, lots of cymbals on the kit. Great track, would have played on an album station though, 447 is a bit long :)
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sschedra said 1297 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
I know
two solos?? I should have dropped the guitar solo, especially since I can't imitate . . . well you know who. Thanks for the listen and the comments.
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PeterB7858 said 1297 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks
Classic vibe. You have nailed it, Steve. That run up riff in the chorus is pure gold. You are at your swaggering, pouting best with the vocals. Nice, indeed. Regards, Peter.
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sschedra said 1296 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Peter
I appreciate your ear and your informed comments. Thanks.
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Garni said 1296 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks
Hi Stephen, glad to meet you.
This track is a killer and deserves a top 40 spot in todays charts!
Well done!!

G-)
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sschedra said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
G
Thanks for your encouraging comment.
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Bob Rodgers said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
A
great track with great vocals, I really enjoyed this.

Bob
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sschedra said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Bob,
Thanks a lot for your listen and comments.
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gadzooks said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Yeah! .... this rocks ... I hear stones ... hints of southern Skynard ... well done!
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sschedra said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate your appreciation!
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VicDiesel said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Awesome!
This sounds fantastic, if probably mastered louder than they could in 1968. I'm really not familiar with the Stones, but their influence sounds clear enough here. Excellent contribution to the lost LSP songs project.
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sschedra said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Wow!
I am very impressed that I impressed you Vic. You are right, I did master this in the cursed modern fashion. I did want it hot though. Even the vocal is mixed hot. I was trying to get those hot spots I hear so often in Jagger recordings.
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woofer3 said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks
Nice and powerful rocking track. Great performance and production and song. It's only rock'n'roll but I like it very very much.
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sschedra said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
What more can a poor chav do?
Thanks so much for your time and comments
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Narad said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks
Great stuff ! Bravo ! :)
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sschedra said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Harald
Thank you for your thumbs up.
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lyzak said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
" ..subtle evil can't clandestinely"
Clearly you're having fun rockin', and the great lyrics don't hurt a bit!
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sschedra said 1296 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Ha!
Sometimes, I just sit back and laugh at myself. And what in hell's name is a "hangman's holy tree"? I don't know, but when 'Mick' sings it, it sounds so cool, right?
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rok41 said 1295 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks
Very nicely done Stephen; driving groove and infectious melody. Mix is is crazy hot' I can't begin to get this much volume out of my mixes. Very well done all the way around.
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sschedra said 1295 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Rok
Thanks. Like I told Lyzak, I made it hot and especially the vocal. I was a bit worried it would be too much. Thank you for the comments.
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oldlibmike said 1295 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Blam!
Holy crap this is mixed hot! Blew my speakers :) Nice rocker
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sschedra said 1295 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Ditto on my last reply
I could have overdone it. But I really wanted the vocal to burn. Thanks for the listen.
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IbotenicParadigm said 1295 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
A total 360
from the aria from Tosca I just heard you sing... You have a very powerful voice, and it's only just winning the battle for my attention being waged by the impossibly long legs of the girl in the picture. Is that Jerry Hall?

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sschedra said 1295 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Ibo
I don't know who she is, I grabbed the image of the internet. I think it might have beed a fashion shoot. Is that who Jerry Hall is, a model? In any case I chose her because A) I am a leg man and B) it seemed to fit the theme of the song which is about a guy who can't give up his unhealthy attachment to a woman of the street (no disrespect to Ms Hall or whoever the young lady is). The fact that her legs are so killer and you can't tear your eyes away only reinforces this and makes the listener identify with the singer I think.
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IbotenicParadigm said 1295 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Jerry Hall
is an American model who was married to Mick Jagger. I don't think that's her in the picture, but I'm not very good at recognizing famous people so I thought I'd ask.
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awigze said 1295 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
stephen
You certainly hit the spirit of the challenge. I can tell you poured your heart into the vocals... nice footwear! Where would you want a sax solo? I can hear a pretty fat horn section in this... hmmmm.
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sschedra said 1295 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Andy
The first solo IS supposed to be a sax . . . oops, I guess to a sax player it probably sounds like something else. Anyway, horns might be nice too. Let me know what you need me to send and I'll get it to ya. Either that or send me the parts and I'll mix em in. Either way you can re-post it.
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Sigmund said 1285 days ago (December 18th, 2013)
Cheap Tricks
Steve, this is pretty darn cool - it also reminds me a bit of the Hollies, but everything about this just ROCKS - great job, man!
Sig
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sschedra said 1285 days ago (December 18th, 2013)
Siggy
Thanks a lot. It means a lot coming from you.
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Bowman said 1285 days ago (December 19th, 2013)
This Rips!
Man you took this challenge an ran with it. Terrific song that would have fit in perfectly in the Stone's canon.
Cheers,
Charlie
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sschedra said 1285 days ago (December 19th, 2013)
Charlie
I really appreciate it, thanks.
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Outtaorbit said 1284 days ago (December 19th, 2013)
Just the legs...
Make me fav it..........
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sschedra said 1284 days ago (December 19th, 2013)
Hey man!
That's my sister! Just kidding. A leg man is a leg man, is a . . . Patrick, thanks for the listen.
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stratcat said 1284 days ago (December 20th, 2013)
Wow
Sounds like it was recorded in a pro studio. I like all of acompanyment of all the instruments everything fits together nice arrangement Vocals are really good. Tele sounding great
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sschedra said 1284 days ago (December 20th, 2013)
Bill,
Thanks. I really appreciate your time.
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Charday said 1276 days ago (December 28th, 2013)
Wow!
One of the coolest posts I've ever heard here! Great energy! Love the hook! Well done! Jd.
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sschedra said 1276 days ago (December 28th, 2013)
Jd
Thanks for the listen and the comment.
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stevel said 1274 days ago (December 30th, 2013)
Rockin'
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sschedra said 1273 days ago (December 30th, 2013)
Steve
Thanks for the listen and the Fave.
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silverpeacock75 said 1266 days ago (January 6th, 2014)
Cheap Tricks
Hey. Firstly thanks for taking a listen to California Dream, its appreciated.

Really love this tune of yours. Very well written, instantly catchy, great musicianship. Agree with the other guys, this could sit comfortably alongside any of the Stones tunes, also puts me slightly in mind of Del Amitri, another band I enjoy listening to.

Well done its a great tune.
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sschedra said 1266 days ago (January 6th, 2014)
Hey man,
Thanks for the compliments. Don't get the connection to Del Amitri, but I don't know a lot of their material. I don't think I can sing as pretty as that guy. I equate their style to stuff like "Not Where Its At". Thanks again.
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RobJVM said 1265 days ago (January 7th, 2014)
I like it
Great old-school vibe. The recording sounds great too. If I had any criticism at all, the lead vocal sounds too overdriven in spots for my tastes.
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sschedra said 1265 days ago (January 7th, 2014)
Right.
I was going for that kind of sound where Mick Jagger would kill the mike in the studio, but I guess I overdid it? Hey, thanks for the listen and the comments. I am looking forward to more of your stuff.
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davisamerica2 said 1260 days ago (January 12th, 2014)
Cheap Tricks
Something about a guitar and piano rocking out together! It produces an unstoppable force, like the tide coming in. I gotta keep this one. Great job!
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sschedra said 1259 days ago (January 13th, 2014)
Terry,
Thanks plenty for taking the time. Regards, Stephen
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ShadowofNine said 1256 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Cheap Tricks
Nothing picks me up like a good old rocking tune Bravo
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sschedra said 1254 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Hey man
Thanks for the time and the appreciation.
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echoroom said 1254 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Come in Mr richards
... your time is up. This track grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Stones would've loved to have written this!
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sschedra said 1254 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you stopped by. Let's keep the party flowing!
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paul f. page said 1251 days ago (January 21st, 2014)
What they said...
...and...just...WOW! What a great track that rocks from beat one right up to the end. I don't know if people dance to this kind of music, but it seems like it would be a winner in that way, too. Such a strong and consistent beat and your vocals have just enough edge to cut right through your power backing. Nice.
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FEEL said 1245 days ago (January 28th, 2014)
Fitting for the time
What a rocker, a Stones vibe no doubt. Enjoyed
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aclarke said 1108 days ago (June 14th, 2014)
Cheap Tricks
This... is a damn fine rock and roll song! Love the line- two dollar, blue collar love. Classic!
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scaustrita said 86 days ago (April 1st, 2017)
LuvIt
Sorry i didn't get to it sooner!
Great guitar & vocals.
A bit it to the red, but fits the song.
I can taste the 70's...
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