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Notion [w/ Loob]


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Calchas

 Genre: Rock

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I've always had a soft spot for early riff-based hard rock. Over the decades bands like Cream, Blind Faith, Mountain, West Bruce & Laing, Cactus, [early] Blue Cheer, Beck Bogert and Appice, Atomic Rooster, Zephyr, and the James Gang (especially the Joe Walsh and Tommy Bolin eras) have remained---along with a good many later bands (think Rush and Kansas)---in near constant rotation at my home.

This bit of heavy riffage is a deliberate nod to that part of my own musical odyssey.

HUGE heartfelt thanks to our own Fred E. Jam (alias LOOB) for contributing a truly BAD-ASS drum track!

“You're never too old...old...old;
to rock and roll...roll...roll...,
if you're too young to die.”
(Ian Anderson)
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Lyrics
NOTION

I.
I've got a notion...to take you in my arms.
Yeah!
Are you listening?
I've got a notion...to take you in my arms.

You know what happens to me,
when you turn on your charms.

So hold on tightly mama!
I won't do you any harm...

Bridge:
Forget about the future!
Well there is no past!
The candle is lit now,
and the die is cast...

Come on!

II.
You know I love you babe.
Yes, I swear it's true.
Hard to put into words,
just what I feel for you.

I crave your company girl,
from mornin' till the day is through.
Just want to spend the rest of my life,
makin' love to you.

Consider my offer, baby!
You know my heart is true.
You KNOW it's true!

I give you body and soul...
What more can I do?

LOVE!

Oh...
Song Stats
Hits: 169
Comments: 23
Fans: 14
Plays: 29
Downloads: 1
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jul 17, 2017 - 09:12:32 AM
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017 - 09:12:32 AM Last Played: Jul 24, 2017 - 02:37:05 AM
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Hardware:
Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Dean Playmate Electric Guitar
Cort Electric Bass
Apogee Jam Interface
Audix i5 Mic
Digi-tech RP250 Effects Pedal
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Comments
Loob said 8 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
Great working with you Mike!
This truely rocks!
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Char said 8 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
Hell of
a great drum track, Fred. Thanks.
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Calchas said 8 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
Thanks Fred!
You really delivered the goods. I can't thank you enough. This type of tune can't survive a wimpy Drums On Demand track. Or perhaps it can in the right hands. But a live track like the one here aces it!

Be well bro!
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Char said 8 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
Oh boy!
Such a lady killer! I think that if you use the line: "just want to spend the rest of my life making love to you" then, you'll be beating therm off with the guitar and whatever else you've got on hand. Are you sure you can handle all the adulation. After all, this kind of thing is tiring. Rock on, my bestie. Thanks.
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Calchas said 8 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
No "lady killer" here...
actually a very shy guy who in the days of his youth was always the pursued rather than the pursuer. Never understood why... but I'm not complaining! Only woman I ever pursued is my wife of 42 years. STILL pursuing her! But traditional blues-rock riffs like this beg for male swagger, so one is compelled to deliver.

Glad you enjoyed it. It was sure fun playing it!

Be well dear friend!
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Char said 5 days ago (July 19th, 2017)
I applaud
your being in love with your wife. I made it to 38 years but I think I would've died if i had to stay with the jerk I married..even one minute longer. Love never dies. There isn't anything wrong with love.
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sammydix said 8 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
I think
I got the Cream vibe most. Rockin!
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Calchas said 8 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
RE Cream vibe:
Me too...

Thanks for the thumbs up Sam!

Be well friend!
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KCsGROOVE said 8 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
notion
Same musical interest here :-)
This reminded me of Jack v=Bruce and Cream :-)
Cool stuff! Rock on!!!!!!!
KC
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Calchas said 7 days ago (July 18th, 2017)
Ahhh
Jack Bruce. What a giant he was. I miss him....

Thanks for the kind words man.

Be well friend!
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Calchas said 7 days ago (July 18th, 2017)
PS:
In my liner notes I forgot to mention THE ILLINOIS SPEED PRESS. Remember GET IN THE WIND (1968)? Killer tune from a killer band. Saw them live on New Year's Eve 1968.
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Philip18 said 7 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
Notion
Heavy guitar sound and solid riff. Energetic vocal. And then there's that drum track with a big stadium sound and wild finish. Good one, Michael!
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Calchas said 7 days ago (July 18th, 2017)
Thanks Phillip!
When I got Fred's drum track I actually re-recorded all my guitar tracks so as to play off him better. Couldn't have pulled this one off without him!

Be well friend!
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tonestones said 7 days ago (July 18th, 2017)
Blue Cheer vibes
This really captures the spirit. LOOB sounds great. This really rocks.
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Calchas said 7 days ago (July 18th, 2017)
A little tighter
than Blue Cheer was, although the tunes on OUTSIDE INSIDE did---along with Cream's POLITICIAN---contribute inspiration for this piece. Actually, further inspiration---especially for the riffy mid-section---comes from Jethro Tull's TO CRY YOU A SONG.

All those influences... So little time... Sigh!

Thanks for clocking in!

Be well friend!
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PeterB7858 said 6 days ago (July 18th, 2017)
Notion [w/ Loob]
Riff city. Influences abound. You got that swagger again :-) Freddy nails it. The guitaring is top notch, too. I thought you might have slipped a little "Sunshine Of Your Love" cameo in there :-) Great stuff.
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Calchas said 6 days ago (July 19th, 2017)
"Sunshine..."
Possibly... but in my mind it is more reminiscent of parts of "Politician" and/or "Born Under A Bad Sign." Hard to say. These things seem to bubble up from the subconscious with no apparent regard for order or distinction!

Glad you enjoyed it!

Be well friend!
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Vic Holman said 6 days ago (July 19th, 2017)
notion
great opener right out of the gate. cool guitar riff. interest half cocked wah sound. very classic rock song that nails the influences you mentioned in the description. Fred sure pumps up the energy on this piece.
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Calchas said 5 days ago (July 20th, 2017)
Thanks for the kind words Vic!
FYI, that "half cocked wah sound" is the DER YA setting on my DigiTech 250 Pedal. Never used it before. Kinda cool I think.

When I asked Fred on board I requested he employ a ham-fisted approach. He really delivered the goods!

Be well friend!
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DWL said 4 days ago (July 20th, 2017)
Nothing wrong with a good riff
Early Cream comes to mind.

Early Sabbath as well!

Catches the style perfectly.

A proper solo as well!

Cheers

Dick
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Calchas said 4 days ago (July 21st, 2017)
I did listen to a lot of early sabbath as well...
Another influence I forgot to mention. Sigh... Good call!

My first "proper solo." Finally, a PROPER solo! Ha ha...

Thanks for the thumbs up brother. :-)

Be well!

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egobandit said 4 days ago (July 20th, 2017)
smoking it up
so many cool guitar licks, The drums are of the hook tops all the way around Great collab!
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Calchas said 4 days ago (July 21st, 2017)
"the drums are of the hook..."
---a Zen koan Tim? ;-)

Anyway, good to see you clock in on this one my friend.

Be well!
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