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#393081 - 01/29/17 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: floyd jane]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
ROG,

This is outstanding!

Cool opening - always an important factor to a production...

The mix is top-notch. Listening in phones, everything is in the perfect space...each instrument standing out and fitting in.

Love the bridge. The trumpet works spectacularly!

A good rock write. Interesting, entertaining.

One of your best vocals! (I always enjoy your vocals) Terrific harmonies!

This is a great listen - I'm on my 3rd...

floyd


Floyd nailed it. I'm listening on computer speakers but the clarity of the mix still stands out. Your mixes are always very big and very live, and tight at the same time. I'm in awe!! Take care. Greg

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#393247 - 01/30/17 08:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: Janice & Bud]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Super cool! We love it all. Janice is dancing around the living room as we listen ...actually she's singing along like a "backup chick." smile

She said she feels a Dire Straits and Travelling Wilbury groove and I agree. Perhaps odd to hear that in a punk song - maybe the timbre of your vocal.

Great write, playing (all of it) and production.

Oh yeah!!

Bud

Many thanks. The image of Janice dancing round the room will stay with me every time I play this track!
Cheers, ROG.

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#393248 - 01/30/17 08:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: BlueAttitude]
ROG Offline
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Loc: York, England
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, just so good! I agree with Scott, does remind me of something the Cars might have done back in the day, similar groove.

Outstanding in every way, killer job on the production too!

Hi Dave and many thanks for the listen and review. As I said before, quite happy with that connection!
Regards, ROG.

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#393249 - 01/30/17 08:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: Angelo Franco]
ROG Offline
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Loc: York, England
Originally Posted By: Angelo Franco

Great!

An example of how a repetitive guitar riff can make a song interesting. Groovy voice and choruses placed at the right point. Well done !


Cheers
Angelo

Hi Angelo.
Thanks for the nice comments. Yes, the whole idea was built around that riff, so I'm glad it worked for you.
Cheers, ROG.

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#393421 - 01/30/17 11:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: ROG]
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Registered: 05/11/15
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Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, ROG

Very British rock sound!
A little Mick jaguar.
Harmonies reminds me of some British group like the Hollies.
Very cool and tight.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#393433 - 01/31/17 01:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Great write, ROG

Excellent phrasing, and the backing vocals added interest and fun.

I could hear some classic 'Queen' rock style in there.

Congratulations, well delivered.

Thanks, Trevor. Since our girl singers went off to university, I've had to do my own BVs. I actually enjoy the tracking-up but as I said, these took me up to a top "A" which was a bit of a challenge. Still, pleased you liked it. Thanks. ROG.

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#394096 - 02/03/17 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
So glad that Jeff Lynn could drop in and help
with backing vocals, they're great!
Also with a nod to Macca "it can't get no worse"
This is another great feel good rocker from you.
very cool, enjoyed!

Kenny

Thanks, Kenny. Yes, the "can't get no worse" was a deliberate nod towards the Beatles - I wondered if anyone would pick it up. Glad you liked Jeff Lynn's part in this!
ROG.

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#394097 - 02/03/17 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: Torrey Bliss]
ROG Offline
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Loc: York, England
Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
ROG, nice tight sound throughout! I particularly liked the bridge and break. Great work on those background vocals too! Take care, Torrey

Hi Torrey, Many thanks for the listen and review. Much appreciated.
ROG.

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#394098 - 02/03/17 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: PeterF]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: York, England
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rog,
Enjoyed that a lot. Reminded my wife of Lou Reed.
Cars, Dire Straits, Queen, ELO, Lou Reed, Travelling Wilburys,
Must be doing something right!

Peter

Hi Peter and many thanks. Listening to Lou Reed in the early 70s greatly influenced my approach to music. It must still show a bit.
ROG.

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#394099 - 02/03/17 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: gibson]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: York, England
Originally Posted By: gibson
ROCK ON ROG!!!
The "Barry Gibbs" trousers still work well on the high harmonies *ouch* grin
This doesn't sound like Robert Palmer but I see your backing band as HIS band in the video for "Addicted to love" blush
Great to hear you again!

bit nippy isn't it?

Alyn

Alyn, my old Welsh pal, many thanks for looking in. The high harmonies can indeed be dangerous! Anything over a top "A" shouldn't be undertaken without medical help on standby.
Hey, who wouldn't want Palmer's backing band?
About time for another offering from you my friend?
ROG.

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#394201 - 02/04/17 01:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: ROG]
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Hi ROG,

Sorry for being so late to the party!

Wow!!!! I'm sitting here listening, feet tapping... I'm even typing in time! LOL smile

This is outstanding.... your arrangement and your multiple performances are mind-boggling and I mean that in the sense that as I'm sitting trying to work out what you did, my brain is spinning around. I'm really impressed with what I'm hearing. I don't know how you did it, but the end result is mesmerising from start to finish.

All the best,
Noel
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#394912 - 02/07/17 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: Greg Johnson]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: York, England
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson

Floyd nailed it. I'm listening on computer speakers but the clarity of the mix still stands out. Your mixes are always very big and very live, and tight at the same time. I'm in awe!! Take care. Greg

Hi Greg. Nice to know the mix still works on different speakers. Many thanks for the review and complements.
ROG.

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#394913 - 02/07/17 03:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: animarorecords]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2614
Loc: York, England
Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, ROG

Very British rock sound!
A little Mick jaguar.
Harmonies reminds me of some British group like the Hollies.
Very cool and tight.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

HI Shigeki. Thanks for the listen and review. The Hollies harmonies are legendary, so I'm very happy for that comment!
Cheers, ROG.

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#394915 - 02/07/17 03:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Victim of Love [Re: Noel96]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: York, England
Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi ROG,

Sorry for being so late to the party!

Wow!!!! I'm sitting here listening, feet tapping... I'm even typing in time! LOL smile

This is outstanding.... your arrangement and your multiple performances are mind-boggling and I mean that in the sense that as I'm sitting trying to work out what you did, my brain is spinning around. I'm really impressed with what I'm hearing. I don't know how you did it, but the end result is mesmerising from start to finish.

All the best,
Noel


Hi Noel.
Late or not, I'm always pleased to get a review from you, especially when it's as good as that!
There's a lot of time invested in the little bits of ornamentation which come and go, so it's particularly pleasing that that you appreciated the arrangement.
Many thanks, ROG.

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