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The Smell of Victory


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grah3am

 Genre: Rock

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An old acoustic piece that Davaid McNair and I revamped recently. There's a Thin Lizzy vibe here, according to my brother.
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Lyrics
The Smell of Victory

It’s over and done
It’s all been said
Put down that gun
The bad guy is dead

There’s a certain smell
Of which you were previously unaware
You were hitherto oblivious
Like it wasn’t there

But nothing can compare
To the smell of victory

It’s the funk of the crowd getting shot over there
It’s the mood for a day, the hope in the air
The fear in the eyes of the ones in the glare
It’s the stench of the guffs of the guy in the chair


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Hits: 417
Comments: 22
Fans: 11
Plays: 27
Downloads: 8
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Feb 02, 2019 - 07:01:27 PM
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2019 - 07:01:27 PM Last Played: Aug 18, 2019 - 03:34:50 AM
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Hardware:
Ovation and Yamaha kit
Software:
GB, Logic, Harrison Mixbus
Comments
Fire_Angel said 258 days ago (February 2nd, 2019)
Lovely guitar and comic lyrics.
A fine combination that is! I think the guitar playing is where the Thin Lizzy vibe is coming from, the fluidity of it is certainly reminiscent of some of their stuff. Thanks for uploading!
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grah3am said 256 days ago (February 5th, 2019)
I kept the working title

and pondered on how "hollow" might smell. Like this, I think. Thanks for the kind words.
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DWL said 258 days ago (February 3rd, 2019)
A bit of
Thin Lizzy, Steely Dan and Wishbone Ash I think.

Nice guitar work. I'm a sucker for that dual guitar.

Off the wall subject as well.

Liked.

Cheers

Dick
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grah3am said 257 days ago (February 3rd, 2019)
The message is
Victory is a dish best served with farva beans. Thanks for listening, Dick.
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Daugrin said 257 days ago (February 3rd, 2019)
Vibe Alive!
Thanks for posting your work here. All the things you do you really well on the this outing, yer just getting better and better.
Might move the lead vocal back a bit more into the mix, in your face is nice, but ya gotta have in your space lyric maybe for that to be called for?
A very easy way to do that would be to add reverb for the room you made the piece into... Every piece of music is created in a space. A bit of medium hall reverb will pull the vocal back enough here and glue the other parts together nicely. Try it!

Daug
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grah3am said 257 days ago (February 3rd, 2019)
Thanks, Daug
There's a thing called Micro Glide on the lead vocals. It's a chorus effect apparently. I usually avoid reverb unless it's for backing vocals. But I'll give it a try.
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sammydix said 257 days ago (February 3rd, 2019)
And
again, the final results give the true feeling of the song. You added some different parts?
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grah3am said 257 days ago (February 3rd, 2019)
I added some electric, a bit of keyboard
and tidied up the vocals. Cheers, Sam.
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jfisenne said 257 days ago (February 3rd, 2019)
Victory
What does victory smell like? Gunpowder? Women? Chicken wings during the Superbowl? Damned if I know. Nice tune though. Wish I knew more than 1 Thin Lizzie song but the guitar parts do sound good here.
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grah3am said 257 days ago (February 3rd, 2019)
Bitter almonds and shame
I would think, unless it's tennis. Check out Chinatown for one Lizzy track that this sounds a bit like. Thanks for stopping by.
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Narad said 256 days ago (February 4th, 2019)
The Smell of Victory
Excellent stuff ! One of your best imho… :)
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grah3am said 256 days ago (February 4th, 2019)
It was a leftover
I found it when digging around for inspiration. It was more or less as you hear it, performed on acoustic guitar. I don't know why I abandoned it, but I'm glad I finished it. Thanks, Narad.
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Calchas said 256 days ago (February 4th, 2019)
I really like this one Graham...
The vocals are outstanding throughout.

Guitar work is cool too! Especially right after 2:22.

This one goes on the Graham's Greatest Hits CD!
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grah3am said 255 days ago (February 5th, 2019)
Ta very much
The Lizzy connection was not deliberate until my brother spotted it and I added some electric guitar.
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DonStevens said 255 days ago (February 5th, 2019)
Victory
Nice! I especially like the parts with the synth in the background.
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grah3am said 255 days ago (February 5th, 2019)
The swirly bits?
I'm guessing those are the ones. The bass is actually synth, just for a change. It has a cleaner sound to my fretless bass. Thanks for listening, Don.
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papag said 255 days ago (February 5th, 2019)
The smell
Love the overall feel and the guitar double lines. Nicely done. Thanks for the dl.
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grah3am said 254 days ago (February 6th, 2019)
Thanks
I can't do the modern rock guitar noises, so I rely on the older styles.
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Hickling_Stan said 255 days ago (February 6th, 2019)
Smells good
Fun to listen to. Like Dick I got a hint of Wishbone Ash in this. very British and really rather wonderful. Enjoyed. Cheers Mark
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grah3am said 254 days ago (February 6th, 2019)
Cheers, Mark
I've been listening to a lot of 70's stuff recently. No Lizzy or Ash, funnily enough. (Mahavishnu, Gentle Giant and Crim.)
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KCsGROOVE said 250 days ago (February 11th, 2019)
late
late to the party , didn't feel so well
cool vocals and songwriting
love those double guitars
enjoyed
KC
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grah3am said 246 days ago (February 14th, 2019)
Cheers, KC
Better late than not at all!
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