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My great friend, band mate, songwriting partner and all around solid dude, Sean is here now as Remark80. I recommend all of you hear his great tunes.

This song was one I wrote for him to sing. And about 15 years ago, he sang the sh*t out of it. We released it together on our band (Rain Kings) debut. We were lucky to see the record do pretty good on radio in the midwest and had a blast playing the best clubs in Chicago.

So I had a chance to do my version of this song and seeing Sean around here made me nostalgic.

It's a "get drunk and listen to old records over a break-up song."
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Whiskey and Old Records

© John LaMantia for Boss Hook Music, 2008


When she’s here I feel nothing.
Now she’s gone I feel the same.
I know some days I will be sorry.
I know some days there will be pain.

Sing it blue and sad, make me wish that I had stayed.
I’m just a foolish lad, make me wish that I had stayed.

The beach is dirty in the Spring time.
The rain tries washing it away.
When I really feel lonely.
It’s whiskey and old records for the day.

Sing it blue and sad, make me wish that I had stayed.
I’m just a foolish lad, make me wish that I had stayed.

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Comments: 17
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Plays: 70
Downloads: 136
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Mar 01, 2008 - 09:51:27 PM
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2008 - 09:51:27 PM Last Played: Jul 14, 2019 - 08:34:46 PM
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said 4221 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
very
nice tune Boss I especially liked the intro of the synth strings, really filled out the sound of a cool song...
Feter said 4221 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
Whiskey and Old Records
the set of the band just incredible wonderful .
the snging and harmoney work besde the guitar
answers ..perfect .... !!!!!
thnx for sharin such gem !
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yohmar said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
Fine Song
Much enjoyed your guitar/drum work
along your warm vocals


thx 4 sharing
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dirigent said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
Whiskey ...
a wonderful recording, great track, awesome and cool performance. Love the vocals; what a band - wow, congrats!!
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woofer3 said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
nice song
and well performed. I like the vocals particularly, as someone else here has said, they are warm. They put me in mind of Levon Helm in some respects though still very much your own. I also like the way nothing intrudes on centre stage.

John.
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MIRx said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
You're unquestionably great
in this sort of stuff, John, so deeply sentimental (I apologize for this word, I don't know if in English it has the positive meaning I want it to have....), meaning full of sentiment and deep feelings... I remember this from iComp, but it sounds a little different. Is it just a wrong impression of mine? I would even say it sounds a little better than I remember... (so now I've ultimately showed my complete silliness! LOL)
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that80sboy said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
hey boss!
like this tune alot....and with a collab partner with the "80" in his name is cool in my book...haha....really tho...this is a nice mix here! like the synths add on to your always great guitar work and vocals!
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Barretok said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
I've always..
liked this song. I like the music and the lyrics which seem so heartfelt. Great arrangement and vocals.
B
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mbehar said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
good tune
A pleasure listening to this fine tune again. Love the weaving lead guitar in there, as well as everything else!
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ktb said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
smoothie
really outstanding. I esp like the strings, piano. & percussion. The vocal is heartfelt and the guitars have just the right amount of edge. Dig it
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easyesteemer said 4221 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
Love this
and this is from one who stayed. A very thoughtful song. Every time you stay with someone, stay with a job or stay in one place there are millions of things that you are giving up. One has to ask oneself sometimes "Is this the best place I can be?"
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Mcboy said 4220 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
might fine
tune.....love the boz scaggs intonation.....tasty guitar lines....whisky harmonies are kool.....solo is soulful.....top notch boss...top notch!
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BossHook said 4218 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
I get the Boz Scaggs
comparison alot and really take it as a compliment, thanks!
buckhorn said 4220 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Has
a jazzy feel to it. Really stylish vocal and guitar plying. Pro sounding production. Great song too.
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Remark80 said 4219 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
One of my Favs
Love it bro it brings back memories of days of old. I remember you showing me this tune and singing it in your dining room for the first time at your apartment in Rogers Park. I love the vox you put on this one and the backing vox toward the end. Very cool my brotha.
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said 4184 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Very nostalgic
lovely guitar and so sentimental and thought provoking.
You do sound incredible on this song, But you are a very talented artist
anyhow. You make me feel sad also listening, the lyrics are really good too. A fanatstic track. another download thanks.
Peace Dee.
Soundhound said 4184 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Cool Track
Nice Lyrics strong vocals...

I...........LIKE IT..........
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Name: John LaMantia
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
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Singer, songwriter and guitarist working at it since the age of 10. I have been fortunate to perform and record with some great writers and musicians along the way and now I enjoy seeing my kids also start down their own musical paths. This is a ... [see more]

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