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System Failure v3 [TENSE]

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packosmokes

 Genre: Industrial

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After listening to some old songs recently, I realized a few need a severe overhaul as I wasn't able to achieve the sound I'd originally intended for them.

So, in a long line of remixes I need to do, System Failure is the first. Bigger drums, bigger guitars and a bit more distortion, here it is! This track features guitar solo by chikoppi.
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Lyrics
System Failure

This Man may or may not run,
Depending on his pain.
This Man’s code is full of bugs,
He can't stand the strain.

This Man crashes all the time.
This Man needs more RAM.
This Man loves a drive-by,
And he don't give a damn.

This Man runs outdated software.
This Man can’t upgrade.
This man made an email virus.
This man carries AIDS.

This Man beat a homosexual
This Man sat and watched
This man thinks he found his saviour
This Man’s soul is lost

This Man can’t download a thought.
This Man’s heart is black.
This Man conjures up another,
Terrorism Act.

This Man bought a a brand new Porsche,
This Man keyed the hood.
This Man works an all-night Diner.
He jacked off in your food.

This Man had his wife for dinner,
This Man loved her taste.
This Man has corrupted memory,
It can’t be replaced.

This Man wants to raise your taxes.
This Man loves to cheat.
This Man suffered System Failure.
This Man’s obsolete.
Song Stats
Hits: 6406
Comments: 39
Fans: 17
Plays: 524
Downloads: 246
Votes: 28
Uploaded: Feb 04, 2006 - 08:38:07 PM
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2006 - 04:04:10 PM Last Played: Jun 17, 2019 - 08:10:46 AM
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Hardware:
PoS: Dual 2 G5, Ibanez RG470L, Line 6 PODxt, M-Audio keystation 49-e, Shure m58

Chikoppi: Ibanez RG220B, Line 6 Spider Amp
Software:
Logic Express, GarageBand
Comments
Tom Atwood said 4915 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Big, loud, corrupted
Perfect. Excellent, noisy effort, Tense.

10-10-10-10
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packosmokes said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Big, loud, corrupted
Wow Tom, thanks! You make me want to change our name to TENS :P

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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4915 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
great stuff
hey PoS , really like your stuff, especially all the interesting stuff that you do with the vocals. I'd actually like to hear the vocals a little more. I love the establishment vs. anti-establishment sentiment in the lyrics and wish I could have them more up front in the mix of this song.

I also like how you're not afraid to fly in the face of conventional song-writing techniques - your arrangements are always more interesting than simple verse-chorus-verse-chorus.

don't stop a-rockin'!

Malachai
Check out my latest song called Zucchini: TMI Amp Giveaway Soundbed #2
packosmokes said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
great stuff
Thanks TMI, great to hear you dig the loud stuff! I have a thing about vocals. I
guess I'm from the school of Al Jourgenson when it comes to approaching them.
Often times, I'll approach them as an intrument and not a singular presence that
needs to be in the forefront of the song. In fact, when I was done mixing it, I
knew people would make the observation they're too quiet and I suppose in a
way they are.

The way I look at it though, is they're not that important to the track, heheh! I
promise the vox will be more present in my next track. :D... I think

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alley-oop said 4915 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
I love that beat!!!
cool cool tune....dig those monster guitars, great big sound. Great
vocals. cool lyrics. It's sort of got that Jeff Beck industrial sound that
he's gotten into on his last 3 albums. Believe me...that's a really really
smokin' music. Great job!
Check out my latest song called rain
packosmokes said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
I love that beat!!!
Thanks AO. I love that beat, too. I knew I wanted to make a track one day with
that "Adam Ant" style beat. But I wanted it really big and only now had the
knowledge to pull it off.

After reading your comment, I'm gonna' have to check out some newer Jeff Beck!

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alley-oop said 4908 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
I love that beat!!!
email me and I'll send you a killer Jeff Beck tune
Check out my latest song called rain
perceptualvortex said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Killer
groove and heaviness. Fantastic job.
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
packosmokes said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Killer
"Heavy's good. Heavy's reliable. If it doesn't work, you can always hit him with
it." -Boris the Blade

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jonx said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
luv it?
the drums sound great and the gtr is cool too-you've really got the
style down-somewhere between 9-inch and marilyn m....the gtr could
be a little more up to my ears and slightly less distortion can make it
heavier ( if that's what you want)--i luv the distorted vox-a great job-
thanks for this! rawk on!
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packosmokes said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
luv it?
Strange thing about this. The guitar is louder on the iPod... at least on mine with
the in-ear buds, hehe! This is the happy medium I was able to find, which makes
me really appreciate those production guys that can make a track sound perfect
in the car, home and headphones!

Thanks jonx!

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aclarke said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
My favorite Tense
Fanstastic to begin with but now it's even bigger and more bad-ass. Killer
tune, Packo. Downloaded to replace the previous version.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
packosmokes said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
My favorite Tense
Thanks aclarke! Glad this new version does ya proud!

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SlimGirlFat said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Excellent
remix.
I have to admit the first version was not one on my top list from you.
This remix however has cleaned up and is much much better. Yes I
still think the vocals could be louder as you have a great vocal delivery
here.The beats really make this track move along nicely along with the
excellent guitar.Excellent lyrics and songwriting.

Playing nice and LOUD right now in my itunes...heh heh


Slimmie

packosmokes said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Excellent
Nya nya nee nya nyaaa! I made you like it I made you like it! :*

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dchapman said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Great layering...
It's really tough to maintain interest in a song with a central theme
playing for the duration of the song (drums)... but you manage to keep
it interesting and exciting.

Great production. I think you're completing coming into your own
now. Your style and sense of production and space are all coming
together.

...wonder if it has anything to do with that new PowerMac you got
leaving room to open all of the doors you wanted to open before???

Great job Joe!
d.
Check out my latest song called Waiting for the Other
packosmokes said 4914 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Great layering...
DC, my long haired brutha from anotha mutha! Thanks for the comment. You
really hit the nail on the head... I mean how long can that drum beat go on
before you want to ring someone's neck? I actually shaved off a little time from
the original because of that.

Yes, having the processing power to remove limitations is DEFINITELY a plus. I
find I can really mess around without getting tired of trying. Plus, I think the
more we make music, the more time we spend on tracks. We learn more tricks,
subtleties, and patience... but the Dual G5 helps... ALOT!

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Check out my latest song called The Future
said 4914 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
InTense
I love the big drums here and the overall production.
The song and playing are excellent too!
packosmokes said 4911 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
InTense
Big drums, that is what I was going for so the fact you pointed them out means all the world to me!

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Macaudion said 4912 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Holy drummer boy
Drive on home dude! Screamn' hot! Right on... This smokes - Cyd
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packosmokes said 4911 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Holy drummer boy
Thanks Cyd! come, they told me.... pah rupah pum pum?

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ronnielong said 4912 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Big, Huge, Dirty!
But enough about Christina... Oh wait... that joke has been done ;)

Totally HUGE sound Bro... Holy clap..

I've always liked this tune, an it just keeps gettin Better!! I'm gunna
have to buy bigger speakers soon.....

You sir are indeed the Top Kick ass Rocker up in here. Period.

Now, about Ms. Aguilera.....

-Cheers Smokey-

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packosmokes said 4911 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Big, Huge, Dirty!
Hey now! I just saw the Grammy's and I still admit... That Aguilera turns me on!

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said 4911 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Alright... this is TOUGH STUFF...
Packo... I could never in a million years come up with this song....
but I am thinking "This is bedrock rock and an earth shaking tune.
You got a song here that, if listeners will stop and listen will realize,
is a moment to experience.

OK... but what I want to focus on is those superb lyrics... I was
mesmerized and captured by the words I read as you sang.............
Whooooaaaa. Take a bow brother...

packosmokes said 4911 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Alright... this is TOUGH STUFF...
Thanks Dadai, that really means alot to me. Y'know, I don't normally reply to the comments posted for the pure fact that is makes it harder for me to read the comments delivered to me, but I thought I'd make a concerted effort on this one, my first remix. This song represents much of how I feel about the world we live in. A world that's falling apart due to the most inane of reasons. Selfishness shall remove us from our pedestal... and one day it will.

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Check out my latest song called The Future
ChrisSly said 4908 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
Holy Smokes!
Sounds like Peter Gabriel, Adam Ant (mentioned already) and Rob Zombie all jumped into the teleporter and got scrabled together to make packosomkes. I love this song. Clever lyrics and giant wall of sound
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said 4900 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Zsleek Artist
I love the beat, great guitar and vocals, lets rock and roll, get this
song!!

said 4898 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Awesome!!!
Definitely reminds me of NIN, Marilyn Manson. Listened thru my
monitors- friggin' huge sound! I like everything about the song. Vocals/
effects sound great.
the_brothers_4 said 4886 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
fantastic!
fucking fantastic work man. mansionish forsure! it reminds me of Beautiful people
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said 4881 days ago (March 11th, 2006)
Heavy Man..
Cool.....this song is so great....I have miss it before but now I find it and
thats is HEAVY..and I take it....DOWnLOAD.
Thanks fore sharing.

Respectfully
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Skean
10.10.10.10
daydream nation said 4874 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
fantatstic as usual
you is this maaan!!
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smokey bacon jnr said 4814 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
obliteration (in a good way)
Brilliant. Reminds me of Underworld's Born Slippy in the relentlessness of the drums. Music to march to, as Killing Joke once said.
Check out my latest song called Feels So Good
breezer said 4714 days ago (August 24th, 2006)
This Remix Rocks!
I thought the original was great, but this takes the cake. Awesome!
Packosmokes, you have some of the best tunes on macjams!
Check out my latest song called Took Him To A Nightclub
said 4615 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Good rhythm
It has good rhythm
The vocals are sharp.

The rhythm reminds me 'Don't Get Me Wrong' from The Pretenders.
mvh9591 said 4568 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
NICE - - -
Mikey like's it. cool stuff - thanks for sharing.

mvh : )
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Norman Goodman said 4566 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Very powerful
I dont know squat about this idiom, but from a listeners standpoint this song came off as exceptional. Cool guitar line and drum beat. Vocals came off great, this is the first song of yours I have heard and I really enjoyed it!
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Shimky said 4515 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Okay, I gotta listen a second time...
Superb track. Fantastic drums which strangely you don't get tired of - how did you do that? I'd like the guitars LOUDER and DEEPER - but they already sound brilliant; I'm just nit-picking. Great production on the vocals and full of emotion - something severely lacking in most tracks.

But the lyrics. Man, you are a f%$king poet! I'll be keeping my eyes on you. Shit, I'd buy your stuff.

:O)
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rainfice said 4440 days ago (May 26th, 2007)
very very cool
those are great lyrics.
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RonnieMolles said 4217 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Even better!
v2 was one of the first songs I listened to when I joined MJ and it grabbed me. This version is even better! Thanks for posting and for your past input. I look forward to more and more.
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