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Right On Time (with a little help)


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aclarke

 Genre: Hard Rock

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Here's the skinny on this song:

First posted in January- In March I turned it into a project to make the song better by taking feedback from other members into consideration. This will be the fourth (and final) version of this song and is dramatically different from the previous editions and features collaborative efforts from several MJ friends.

The Friends are:

RonnieLong- Screamin' Lead Guitar
Syncopatient- Organ, drum work and mastering in Logic Express
Alimar- Pre-mixing and Song Art
AClarke- All Vocals, rhythm guitars, bass and initial drums

Thanks to: PGreenstone, Bonka, Mystified and every other MJer I've forced this song upon. Last and not least- everyone who has offered constructive criticism and positive reinforcement along the way. Thank you!

Sit back, turn the volume to 11 and enjoy this song of Rock and Roll dreams!
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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: 7648
Comments: 58
Fans: 21
Plays: 958
Downloads: 211
Votes: 39
Uploaded: Apr 16, 2005 - 11:20:16 PM
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2005 - 07:40:12 PM Last Played: Oct 29, 2017 - 10:47:10 PM
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Hardware:
Ibanez Electric
MXL 990 Microphone
Behringer V-Amp2
MobilePre
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PB G4
Software:
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Logic Express
Comments
Dead End said 4625 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
Very impressive
Love this tune. Great job to everyone involved. Wow!
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aclarke said 4619 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Very impressive
Thanks, DE! Your opinion means a lot!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
said 4625 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
I've sorta...
followed this song from it's first 3(?) versions to now. It kept getting better and better with each release until I was eventually anticipating ROT showing up in the new songs list. Great collab. Ronnie is smokin'. Mix sounds excellent. Love the drums. Upbeat rock and roll. Fantastic! Thx for sharing your tune here.
aclarke said 4619 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
I've sorta...
Thanks Skipper- Luv you, man! As you know this didn't start out to be a
collab but I'm really please it did and ecstatic about how it turned out. Glad
you didn't get sick of it before it got to this point!
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said 4625 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
Some fine Rock N' Roll
Its rocks hard 70's style, its hard driven and smooth,
great job!
Mystified said 4625 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Awesome!

This is just proof of what can happen when you get great
musicians together.
Fab job--everyone! Rock on! :)
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_nderscore said 4624 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
rawk on!
man, this turned out smokin. glad you showed it some
love. props to all involved
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alanfraser said 4624 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Added to Fav
so I can check it out when I get home. Anything that gets bombed as much as this tune has got to be good!
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TennesseeVic said 4624 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Solid!
Good rock song, great vocals, excellent guitar, good
sounding production.

Just one comment: there is an organ in there somewhere,
but it's never very prominent. Maybe have one verse or
chorus where the organ takes precedence over the guitar?
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aclarke said 4619 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Solid!
Thanks for the listen, Vic. Yes, the organ is there but the intent was more for
accentuation and balance than as a centerpiece. The song from the onset was
intended to be guitar driven. Props to Synco for adding this element without
changing the texture of the tune.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
snowdragon said 4624 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Screw 'em
Screw the bombers and the horse they rode in on.
Damned fine tune.
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ronnielong said 4624 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
:)
Was glad to get a chance to play on such a kick ass tune!
Rock on y'all.....

Oh, and Thanks for the comments! ;)


Cheers!


Ps. The bombers are just jealous...they know they can't
hang with this. Bombers aint nuthin but a bunch of NO
TALENT wankers.
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aclarke said 4616 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
:)
Thanks, Ronnie! That's so true. Hey man, I really appreciate what you did on
this- nailed that lead perfectly for the song! Keep rockin'!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
AquilA said 4624 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Solid...
...rock tune. Good mix of instruments, and nice interplay of vocals. All components are balanced and well represented. Sweet guitar lead but it sounds like it's got a Vai-like pitch shift in it and it might have come out a little more 'in your face' without it, but maybe that's just my personal tastes coming through. I downloaded it, put it on my iPod, and output it through my stereo just to make sure it wasn't my headphones. Having done that, I also found that it grows on you after a couple of plays, which is a really good sign.
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aclarke said 4619 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Solid...
Glad it's growing on you. One thing I did realize is that this does sound best
and more in your face at high volumes.

I give ronnielong a ton of credit on this for playing a kick-ass solo that wasn't
too over the top but fit the song perfectly. Thanks for the listen! I really
appreciate it! AC
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
Tom Atwood said 4624 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Great chops
all the way around.
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bronco said 4624 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Great Job
You've really improved this as you have gone along. I
agree with you that this is the best yet. Just goes to show
you what a little hard work and persistence can do. I need
to get some of that work ethic into my own stuff.
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Z293 said 4623 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
How many times can
you make this song better? The point is it gets better
everytime. Straight up rock at its best.
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Doadars Uncle said 4623 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
Bring it on
You guys have found the Gold!
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said 4623 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
on the band wagon
Nice to see this sort of collaboration. Excellent gathering
of talent. Has a quality bar band feel to it. You all are
rockin! Great guitar work, ronnielong. Alimar, "pre-
mixing" sounds sketchy...is that something like providing
the tossed salad? Song art is well done. Logic mastering
makes a big difference, aye? I know from experience!
AClarke, this is a vast improvement over the draft I first
heard. Your vocals are really stabbing the air now.
fairy beth said 4622 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
good stuff mate
Not my kinda thing, but major tallent going on there.
GREat vocals. Excellent guitar and drums.
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thetiler said 4622 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
your rocking and my knees are a knockin
Thanks for sharing.
Sounds great
Lots of nice stuff. Nice lead too.
Vocals sound terrific

Like the terrific talking too.


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dchapman said 4619 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Enjoyed the tune...
I actually listened and rated this earlier this week, but
didnt have a chance to comment.

Good solid rock tune... and we don't see a huge amount of
those here!

Production could use a little work. This song is lacking in
mid-range presence especially in the guitar tone. While
the playing (guitar) is very good, the over crunched tone
might be better done with a nice "british" amp tone (a'la
AC/DC) to accompany the feel of this song.

Keep up the good work guys. Nice collab!
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aclarke said 4616 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
Enjoyed the tune...
Thanks! Believe it or not, there is a more biting guitar (Angus style) in there-
it seems to have gotten buried a bit- but it's there. I appreciate you giving a
listen and providing some real valuable feedback!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
Mcboy said 4615 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
most
excellent....rockin mofo's...this is good for u r
health......really kool virtual band......
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Mcboy said 4615 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
most
excellent....rockin mofo's...this is good for u r
health......really kool virtual band......i really dig this tune!
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Emily Rohm said 4614 days ago (April 27th, 2005)
Rockin'
Your voice is great! Kind of Dire Straits-ish, only it rocks
harder. Very cool. I didn't hear the earlier versions of the
song, but this certainly sounds complete to me!
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aclarke said 4589 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
Rockin'
Thank you, Emily!
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Tom Atwood said 4613 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
Loud
Great stuff. Great band.
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MiMi said 4612 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
True Rockin
good to hear some no nonsense rock! You guys make for
a solid band, with a fair amount of energy! Rock on!
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Swanny said 4611 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
Solid Rock !
Well done ! Love the picture !!!!
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said 4602 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
DRUMS?
The drums in the song sound cheesy. Maybe a little more of an authentic drumbeat and this tune might sound much better. Everything else sounds good.
aclarke said 4589 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
DRUMS?
Thanks for the listen and the words. Personally, I like the drums in the song
but don't expect everyone to agree with my taste either. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
markbaby said 4592 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
!!!!!!!!!
The Picture's enought to get my vote !
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said 4592 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
This rocks
thanks for sharing
aclarke said 4589 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
This rocks
nah, man... thanks for listening!
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Boris the Bull said 4592 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
thoughts from the bull...
if music is in part about just pure fun, then that's what i
got from this one!

from the song art to the groove to the head-bang-ability,
this tune just keeps it moving and well!

i just love the fingery guitarwork. the whole thing is tight
and gels well. awesome organ and vocals!

had a good time with your song... thank you!
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aclarke said 4589 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
thoughts from the bull...
Boris- thanks for the awesome words! They mean a lot coming from someone
with your talent!
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compyellow said 4589 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
Very Halen
Could have been off "Women and Children" -- love collabs
like this
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aclarke said 4589 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
Very Halen
How cool is that... a reference to one of my favorite albums of all time. Yes,
the vinyl copy is still in my possession (though down in the basement). Have
to give credit where it's due- ronnielong for the lead fretwork and
Syncopatient for the organ. Without question, it was a very fun collab!
Thanks!
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listen said 4587 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
great collaboration...
sounds great. Love the vocals...
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aclarke said 4583 days ago (May 28th, 2005)
great collaboration...
Wow! Thanks for listening, Listen! (That sounds strange, doesn't it?)
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Anonymous said 4583 days ago (May 28th, 2005)
Great song!
I think this song is real R&R!
guiter play&efect is very cool!
CR said 4581 days ago (May 30th, 2005)
WPLJ - N.Y
That's the rock station i listen to every morning growing up.
I have alway's dug rock, and you DID NOT dissapoint!
BOSTON, was my favorite rock group,this took me back!
I loved that bass line, (it had elements of funk) the way it kept moving. The vocal arrangment was top -notch!
Most people don't know the diffilculty in vocal arrangment,
way to go. Next time more guitar solo!

Great Track
CR


---
Cecil Reynolds
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aclarke said 4580 days ago (May 31st, 2005)
WPLJ - N.Y
Very cool, Cecil. What I really dig is that you liked the bass line. As a guitar
player, I'm marginal at best (that's why ronnielong did the lead) and this was
only the second time I've played bass on a song. Glad you listened- I've been
loving the tunage you've posted too!
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aclarke said 4580 days ago (May 31st, 2005)
Great song!
Cool! Thanks AJ!
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ThroughRivers said 4497 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
wow
really good sounding track keep it up
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aclarke said 4497 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
wow
Hey Khan! Thanks for the listen. I really appreciate you taking the time to
comment, too. Rock on!
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stevec said 4458 days ago (September 30th, 2005)
Straight up rawk!
Good stuff all the way around. Liked the bass work, although I'm opposed on principle to guitar player doin' bass playin', gonna put us 4-stringers out of work! :)
Nice work on the vox as well! More of this!! Thanks for sharing.
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aclarke said 4458 days ago (September 30th, 2005)
Straight up rawk!
Very cool, Steve! Glad you liked it. Good news is your job as a kickass bass player is safe... I don't really fancy myself much of a guitar or bass player. Just know enough to be a little dangerous! Thanks for the listen, brothah man!
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mandolinquent said 4447 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
very very cool song..
Lovely singing too. And I am just knocked out by ronnielong's playing..
especially at the end.
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ronnienotch said 4428 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Hmm
This song is GREAT. I heard it yeaterday but I didn't LISTEN to it. And I didn't read the lyrics. I think this song has a deeper meaning and I can honestly relate to it. Definitely going into the ipod as a motivational piece. If for no other reason than meeting you...Glad I came to MacJams. Please keep up the good work you never know who you're going to inspire.

Notch
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craighalkett said 3565 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
love this
what a great rockin song love it to bits thanks for sharing cheers craig
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Pete_NB said 3541 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Kick Ass!
This is great! I just got the link via the "personal fave" thread and glad I did. Old school rock and roll, with great production and musical instincts.


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Doadars Uncle said 3541 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Niiiice
You know, I clicked this and recognized it right away from the pic!

Still rocks!
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screamalexz said 3541 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
heavy
pretty heavy. cool rock tune. sounds like a song to be on full blast. i would love to hear more of the guitar in the mix. good vocals. nice playing a good collab.
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stooey said 3541 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Good Job!
I enjoyed the feel and the sound.

Good solo!

Rock On!
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lavalamp said 3540 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Rockin' good times
Letting rock flag fly. Great job.

LL
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