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Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair


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aclarke

 Genre: Rock

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This is a re-work of my first major collaboration that was posted back in 2005. For a lot of you, it'll be a new song. While I've always been pretty happy with the song it has always bugged me that it didn't have live drums.

David McNair (flagg1337) was kind enough to put a real drum track to this song. After I mucked up the mix (always a struggle for me) I asked if he'd like to have a go at it. This is his mix- and I think it's pretty damn fine (not biased, of course).

Anyway, it's a song about dreams of rock and roll stardom.

Adam Clarke- vocals, rhythm guitar, bass
David McNair- drums, mixing and mastering
Jimmy Thatcher (Ronnie Long)- lead guitar solo
Dave Swartz- Organ
Alimar- original mixing
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Lyrics
Right on time
Ready to go
Ready to live your life of rock and roll
You're out of your mind
with nothing to show
For dreams of a better life
and a pot of gold

(spoken)
Oh Man you just living now
Turn it up!
Bring it on!

You never ever told me it'd be this hard
I'd have to work so hard just to get a job
and now my dreams in reach but I can't find
the one last thing it takes to blow your mind
blow your mind
Yeah

Right or wrong
Rich or poor
get closer to the gate
before they close the door
you're taking your time
you're doing the right thing
gettin' closer to the glory
and the pain it brings

Aw man, whatcha gonna do now
you ain't got nothin'
huh
Reach down
Nice and slow
Walk around....
Song Stats
Hits: 2253
Comments: 16
Fans: 18
Plays: 474
Downloads: 41
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jan 28, 2014 - 08:04:50 PM
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2014 - 07:29:36 AM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 07:44:13 AM
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Hardware:
Ibanez guitar, borrowed homemade bass, drums,more guitars, mics, pics
Software:
Garageband
Comments
MarkHolbrook said 1182 days ago (January 28th, 2014)
Yup
Mr. Clarke I completely agree. Nailed it! Nicely done guys!
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aclarke said 1180 days ago (January 30th, 2014)
Yup
Thanks, Mark. Appreciate you taking a listen!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
rok41 said 1181 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
Right On Time
In your face rock! I like it. There's a lot going on here, but I think the arrangement is good. Musically, there is lots of attitude which is essential on this type of tune...reminded me a bit of the Replacements. David did a good job with the mix, although the Vocals were slightly "underneath" the mix in my opinion; his drums sound good, and it's nice to have another drummer sharing his talents on MJ's.
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aclarke said 1180 days ago (January 30th, 2014)
Right On Time
Thanks, man! Yeah, David definitely did a nice job on this- and he's easy and accommodating to work with. I didn't really notice the vocals as we were really focusing on making sure that guitar solo got plenty of attention.
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gadzooks said 1181 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
Nice! This rocks. The drums sound perfect in the mix and I love the guitars.(very cool solo) I agree the vocals could be up front a little more but otherwise an excellent job by all!
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PeterB7858 said 1181 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
Right on Time 2014
New to me. I'm class of 2010 :-) Big production rock with plenty of swagger. The live drums sound great and the solo suits the style of song perfectly. Thanks, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 1181 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
A new one for me...
...and that's quite a line-up of talent I'm looking at; no wonder this sounds so good! Solid and enjoyable; and I think I'm in agreement with some others here that the vocal can come up just little bit more, but it's a small qualm. The mix is terrific too! Michael
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grah3am said 1181 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
Phew!
What a scorcher! The song and the performances are excellent. I bet you're dead chuffed, Adam.
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Vic Holman said 1181 days ago (January 29th, 2014)
time to rock out
thanks for reviving this. can't say i heard the original. but i can say this rocks to the walls.
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Sigmund said 1180 days ago (January 30th, 2014)
Right on Time 2014
You know, sometimes what you need is some good old, hard ass rock n roll to get the blood pumping, and this song does it! I like the straight forward, in your face approach, and everything sounds really good, including those drums - nice job David! Enjoyed this - glad you dusted it off and reposted - thanks!
Sig
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davisamerica said 1180 days ago (January 30th, 2014)
oh
hell yes!!
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thetiler said 1180 days ago (January 30th, 2014)
Cool rockin
Like the country feel with vocal and very cool use of electric counter.

Like the cool leads and so much more ! WaY tO gO AC.

So glad to hear you again! Thanks for sharing!
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TommyBlueBoy said 1179 days ago (January 31st, 2014)
Cool
Definitely sounds like Foghat got together with Eddie Van Halen. I bet this song is melting some of the snow up in Maine...definitely contributing to global warming. Rock on!
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jiguma said 1177 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Sorry I'm late Adam
This sounds great - full on rock never hurt anyone (except in the ear department I guess). Love the harmonies in particular - like a few others, I reckon all the vocals could come up significantly in the mix.
All good!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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KCsGROOVE said 1175 days ago (February 4th, 2014)
right on time
cool rocking guys!
I love guitarsongs like this (never enough guitar)
gonna grab a copy
good stuff!
KC
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echoroom said 597 days ago (September 5th, 2015)
Kicking
This is frickin great, from the first chords it kicks straight in. Reminds me a little of Inxs at their best. A radio friendly unit shifter!
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Name: Adam Clarke
Location: Southern Maine USA
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Sang in high school many years ago- I've been playing guitar on and off for the last twenty years and still don't know what the heck I'm doing. Don't ask me what chords, notes, or keys I'm playing in- I use the force when I play! I wrote my first two... [see more]

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