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Peruvian Pan Pipe Band

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I found this song this morning, and recorded it a month or so ago, having completely forgotten about it. I think I'd made it in some red wine daze...

The bad thing about being able to record easily, is that you tend to turn the mic on to any old rubbish you're playing. Then you can mess about and layer up other tracks, until you make an incredible mess.

This started out with me just testing my new bass and singing along with daft lyrics, which eventually became those in the track.

Like Kirsty and Phil this is from the random offcuts on my hard-drive section.

Sorry for the muddy mix - most of the elements were shoddily taped.
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I was stuck in Wolverhampton
The Black Country impossibly grey
Whistling at my pasty, which was far too hot
And then the band began to play

Peruvian pan pipe band
On permanent tour
How you get everywhere
I’m not really sure
But you know what the music’s for
You know what the music’s for…

I was strolling down through Exeter
Chainstores and the concrete expanse
And if the shopping bags were not so heavy
I’m sure they’d stop to dance


Stumbling round Madrid, a hopeless guiri
Baking to the colour of cured ham
I saw police hassle the musicos
Before they’d had a chance to jam


I haven’t seen them for while now
Perhaps they couldn’t get their visas done
Who’s going to soften all the concrete?
Who’s going welcome in the sun?

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Uploaded: Sep 25, 2005 - 08:55:16 AM
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2005 - 09:27:01 AM Last Played: May 02, 2019 - 11:49:18 PM
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Rebsie said 5110 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
Nice one ...
Beautiful guitar tone ... works really well with this more melodic style
of song. It adds some lovely variety to the rhythm of the bass-line. I
really like the way you combine cynical lyrics with a sweet melody. It
may have been 'shoddily taped' but it has an honesty about it which
shines through.
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eltopo said 5108 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Nice one ...
Thanks, Rebsie!

Look out soon, and hopefully I'll have some better material taped.

If you want some guitar or bass for your next track, drop me a line!

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stevel said 5110 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
I wish my leftovers were this good
Another cool tune, some very nice guitar and synth work going on
there... mentioning Exeter made me feel all nostalgic as that is where I
did my degree (in the 80's aaagh!).. 2 Eltopo tunes in one day...we are
not worthy!!!!
Keep em coming!
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elfdaughter said 5108 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
I LOVE this! Keep 'em coming!
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eltopo said 5106 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
Thanks, elfdaughter! I must check out some of your stuff!

I ain't marching anymore...
Check out my latest song called Gentrification (live)
said 5108 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Not bad!
Vocals could use some improvement! The rest sounds great though!
country john said 5106 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
random offcut section rules ! . .
man this is great . . .

and you're right, those dudes get everywhere . . .

. . . and it's always the same ones !

record everything !


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FEEL said 5096 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
Really nice
sounds of R.E.M. surround me. Very nice upbeat tune. Loved if very
much. Good studio quality sound and your vocals rock!
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bronco said 5089 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Classic Sound
Really liked the overall sound here. Good driving rhythm(loved the
tambourine), nice melody line weaving in and out around synth and
guitars. Cool sound!
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jmt said 5043 days ago (December 1st, 2005)
forgives the muddy
This is very cool.... I listened to a couple of your songs now, and your voice and singing style reminds me of Robin Hitchcock. The guitars on this tune sound like Felt. Great lyrics too. All of this forgives the muddy mix, although a remake would be alright...
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fatastro said 5038 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
Nice instrument tones, and really not a bad mix. Definitley hear the
'Band' in there somewhere way back....That was a compliment. I like
your voice, too. I also agee with jmt about Robin Hitchcock. I suffer
the same affliction; I record every piece of **** that I come up with and
assemble/develop from there. I wonder what it would be like to
completely polish and develop an arrangement BEFORE I record it.
Commercial clients, please disregard that last bit, please. Overall a
very good feel to your stuff.
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eltopo said 5035 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
Robyn Hitchcock
I am a MASSIVE fan of Robyn Hitchcock - a total genius.

Although, I didn't think Hitchcock when making this it does have the
kind of 'new wave jangle' and quirky content which features in a lot of
his songs!

Thanks for the comparison!
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