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Gear Head Infection With sammydix


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On one of my birthdays back in the 70's my brother Harold gave me a copy of Machine Head by Deep Purple. We wore that album out. It was one of my first albums and I believe it has had an everlasting effect on the way I play. I'm not sure I sound like Richie to other people but the influence is there one way or another.

This song is a redo, originally I posted this but decided it was too slow and the guitars were out of tune just a tad so it was removed. The guitars have been redone and the mix has been cleaned up quite a bit. I wasn't happy with the vocals so I asked Sam Dixon if he would do them and the response was "Deal". I guess I won him over with the keyboard part after the lead. It's always a pleasure to have someone with Sam's talent to help out.

A special thanks to my brother Harold for sending his EQ settings that were used on the mix.
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Lyrics
Gear Head Infection


Acceleration pulse rate racing power brake the line

Stroker engine power forged pistons think you'll do just fine

Fuel injection gear head infection it's connection


Turbos whining NOS induction hooked to a throttle switch

Hold it tight she'll turn you right feather the pedal rich

Fuel injection gear head infection it's connection


Fuel injection gear head infection it's connection


Hold the torque bearing down force you're in overdrive

Spark ignition blue print engine let her open wide

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John Luper
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Hits: 2660
Comments: 52
Fans: 32
Plays: 401
Downloads: 46

Uploaded: Feb 07, 2014 - 11:29:42 AM
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2014 - 05:20:58 PM Last Played: Jul 30, 2017 - 03:50:09 PM
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Comments
KCsGROOVE said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
gear head infection
same topic as my latest :-)
cool driving song
dig this collab!
KC
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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
ha ha
must be infectious. Thanks for dropping by and listening.

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groovehounds said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Gear Head Infection With sammydix
Yeah! Does have that purple drive ... I loved machine head blasting in my first car with my brand new 8 track. Richie Blackmore has such a distinctive style. You have definitely captured his feel minus his whammy
bar ... excellent and the organs the perfect purple touch. Great performance from you both.
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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Oh yeah
Forgot to use the whammy but I was trying to hard on the rest. Thanks for commenting... Those were the memories.
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sammydix said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
connection
the whole song won me over; the organ was just a highlight.

this was really cool because the music, melody, and lyrics were already in place, so all i had to do was add a vocal touch. i believe that's a first. thx for making it so easy!

i think this is one of your catchiest tunes yet.
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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Thanks Sam
It's special to hear you on one of my songs.
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davisamerica said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
"In Rock"
was my midnight Purple album .... but then this is something entirely different.... downloaded nuff said.
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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
You'll have to include me with the details Jack
Thanks for downloading
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magnatone said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Gearhead
holy smokes - what a terrific collab! you guys are great together. Enjoyed every second - thanks for the D/L!
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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Karen
I'm glad you like it. Sam knows how to get the job done and so easy to work with. Thanks for the down load.
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Daugrin said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
GHI
Dead on target. Bring some street heat boys!

Daug


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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Thank you sir
For the listen and comment.
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Garni said 1384 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Gear Head Infection
What a great collaboration, a nice driving sound you guys have got!
More please :)

G-)
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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Gerald
Thanks for dropping by and listening.
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Skean said 1384 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Sweet
I dig it and take a copy, thanks guys for sharing, rock on.
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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Kenta
Appreciate it man.
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alackbass said 1384 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Gear Head Infection With
Right there with you John. One of the first albums I ever owned was "Made In Japan." That lineup was just so classic. "In Rock," "Fireball," "Machine Head," and "Who Do We Think We Are" are all amazing. I've downloaded most of them so I can still enjoy them in the digital age. Although I must admit over the years I've grown to become more of a "Burn" guy.

You really captured Blackmore's vicious twang. The riffs are awesome and your soloing is brilliant. Has a "Highway Star" vibe without sounding derivative. Wise choice to bring in Sammy. He's a "can't miss" talent!
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FEEL said 1384 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
My Woman From Tokyo
Has to be top of the list right behind Lazy, which is my favorite all time Blackmore song. That's the first riff I use to attempt by him. Great idea, think I'll download those albums and reacquaint myself. It's been a long time. Yes, Sam rocks, thanks for the comments and for dropping by.
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woofer3 said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Gear Head Infection
I liked Machine Head too - this track certainly has the feel of that album about it along with shades of ZZ Top as well. Great driving rock and roll - can't beat it. Very nice.
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FEEL said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Thanks John
yeah.... that ZZ top comes in to play from time to time.
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PeterB7858 said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Gear Head Infection
Great 70's heavy rock, lads. John, the guitar work captures the spirit to a T. And Sam, I wouldn't have guessed it was you singing. Mr Versatile, take a bow. Open car window rock! Thanks, Peter.
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FEEL said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Peter
I appreciate you coming by to listen. Sam is very versatile, I think he's done this style before.
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Vic Holman said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
infectous
cool deep purple tribute. killer guitar work as always. sammy is the go-to guy. great lyrics and vocals.
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FEEL said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
definitely Vic
Sam came through on this one. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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egobandit said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Machine Head
That Album changed my life, Man this is slamming in all the right ways Sammy is shinning on this, Great Lyrics BTW love the minimalism great song!
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FEEL said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Thanks Tim
I've been trying to keep the tracks to a minimum... I do stack them up especially when I'm testing different guitar setting in a mix. I hate to lose the old settings so I duplicate and delete. Two guitar tracks at a time, like how It use to be playing in bands. The song short enough to get the point across. Sam did the song good, it's nice having him here on macjams.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Gear Head
FEELing this...great take, gents.
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FEEL said 1383 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Tom
Thanks for the listen, means a lot.
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Narad said 1383 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
Gear Head Infection
Infectious stuff ! Very well done ! ;)
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FEEL said 1383 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
Thanks
For the listen
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Bob Rodgers said 1383 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
A
great Purple sound and a solid powerful performance.
Great guitars and keys with wonderful vocals. Nice guitar leads and I was always playing Machine Head back in the 70's I remember 'Hard Lovin' Man' being one of my favs from the 'In Rock' album too.
Very much enjoyed and excellent work.

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FEEL said 1383 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
Bob
It's interesting to see the different songs or albums that a band has affected an individual through the years. Thanks for the comments and listen.
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grah3am said 1382 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
Top Gear
You can hardly go wrong with Sammy vocals - silky, tuneful and aggressive when needed, like an XJR. The keyboard break is truly a great selling point.
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FEEL said 1382 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
Graham
Thanks for the listen and comments. Sam fit right in on the mix and I'm happy with the results.
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rok41 said 1382 days ago (February 9th, 2014)
Gear Head
Awesome synergy with you two on this! Lots of headroom, makes for an enjoyable listen. Great playing John and Sammy delivers a spot on performance. Peace!
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FEEL said 1382 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
Chris
I'm glad you noticed the headroom. My plan is to keep the limiter in check on future projects and back off on the gain. Thanks for the listen and comments.
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alley-oop said 1381 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
High octane
High horse-power track track, revs all the way through. Cool, thanks for posting
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FEEL said 1381 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
Thank you sir
Great to see you hear!
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paralax said 1379 days ago (February 13th, 2014)
flashback!!!!!!!!!
great song the vocals are great,the lyrics are clever,the guitars are excellent as always and the keyboard adds the perfect touch. definitely has that blackmore influence in there.but you have also developed your own style as well and that's what makes you a great guitar player.

thanks for being one of my influences and for sharing tips and tricks to a mediocre player.(man that was 30 years ago my how time has flown)
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FEEL said 1378 days ago (February 13th, 2014)
Terry
I think we first jammed a lot longer ago. I've been married to Deb for 29 years now. Right back at you, like those songs you showed me how to play and your own style and music that influenced me. Thanks for the listen and encouragement.
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Philip18 said 1377 days ago (February 14th, 2014)
Gear head
Great drive, great guitar playing, great vocal - a winner!
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FEEL said 1377 days ago (February 14th, 2014)
Thanks
Philip!
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LisaHawbaker said 1371 days ago (February 20th, 2014)
Great
job!
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FEEL said 1371 days ago (February 20th, 2014)
Thanks a lot!
Lisa!
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Kicbal said 1364 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
70s vibe
Yes this works as a driver. Ha, did we use the same engine sounds? Love the thick drum sounds. Guitars are the boss. Excellent solos.
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FEEL said 1362 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
Ha! you made it!
I think you had way more sounds and you manipulated them well, and that synth was phenomenal. Thanks for dropping by and listening. Means a lot.
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billdancourtney said 1333 days ago (March 31st, 2014)
Some Deep Purple in there for sure
I felt the fead and then the Jon Lord sounding organ section that followed was a definite hats off to DP. I still listen to all of that. Love Ritchie Blackmore and got to him him twice. Once with rainbow and once with DP when they did the Perfect Strangers tour. I have never given the Steve Morse line up a try and ought to I guess, but I like the Blackmore stuff. I like the stuff even on Strombringer that he seemed to hate so much he left the band. But I thought he could get pretty funky when he wanted to (or had to in this case I guess). Good stuff.
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FEEL said 1332 days ago (April 1st, 2014)
Bill
I'm with you on that, I like Steve and listened to a lot of his stuff when he was with the Dregs, great guitar player but to me a different style than Richie, who to me, contributed to the unique Deep Purple sound that I grew up to love. After posting this I later went back and and listened to Highway Star and realized that I didn't do Richie much justice but I'll call it a tribute to him anyway. Thanks for the listen and welcome to macjams.
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A1K3M1 said 1307 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Rev it up!
Kicking rocking guys. Full throttle jamming, pedal to the metal. Love the cymbal ride, organ riffs & supreme vocals/lyrics here. Excellent work guys, thanks for sharing with us.
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FEEL said 1305 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Thanks my friend
for checking out the older tunes.
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JazzIsTvRicky said 1305 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
You guys are just talented...
Sammy what can't you sing? Feel, what a piece you came up with...deep seated groove..taking us left for sure...Slick....great Production....

JazzIs, cool
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FEEL said 1305 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
TV
Appreciated!!
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