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#447012 - 12/24/17 05:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rog

I agree with floyd:
"There is something about it that reminds me of the Dire Straits debut. Not that it SOUNDS like Dire Straits, but it has that immediate appeal - you want to listen to each part as it is happening."

Nice guitar playing throughout.
Sounds excellent.

Peter

Many thanks, Peter. Appreciate all the nice comments.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447014 - 12/24/17 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Well, that was definitely what I wanted!
Felt like I was in the garage with you - love the whole thing but especially the intro and the attitude - punching out each word on that chorus line-sounded nice and snarly.
Excellent song.

Robert

Hi Robert.
Love the "garage" comment. Yes, that's exactly what I was after.
Many thanks for the review.
Cheers,
ROG.

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#447015 - 12/24/17 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Love that!
Sounds dire straits to me and great fun.
Thumbs up!
Cheers.

Hi Rich.
Thanks for the listen and the kind words.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447463 - 12/27/17 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hey ROG,

Great old retro sound! The drums remind a little bit of the Jefferson Airplane's "The Other Side Of This Life." I heard something somewhere between 'The Birds' and 'Jefferson Airplane'.

Glad you got this one. This is how you end the year and a good note! Everything about this shines ... excellent song and production.

Merry Christmas.
Alan

Hi Alan and many thanks for the review.
I've always been a fan of Jefferson Airplane, right through from the early blues days to Starship's rock ballads! Glad you liked this one and hope you had a good Xmas.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447465 - 12/27/17 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
ROG, That highly compressed drum sound is killer and sets up the raw 60's vibe perfectly. Great guitar playing. Super stops. This thing ROCKS!!! Smokin Hot. Love it, Tom

Hi Tom.
Drum tracks have such a huge dynamic range that back in the tape days we always had to wind up the compressor and then we'd still have the VUs banging on the end stops! Old habits die hard.
Hey, glad you liked it - I had a lot of fun putting it together.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447467 - 12/27/17 08:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This is great. Yeah it is kind of Dire Straits, but more ROG to me.

smile

The guitar playing is great, and I love the mix, especially the drums.

Hi David.
Hey, that's a really nice thing to say. Pleased you liked it and many thanks for the review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447479 - 12/27/17 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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ROG, great retro vibe on this! It's mid 60's Stones all the way to me! Pure ole rock and roll! Nice little sole in the middle! Thanks, Torrey
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#448556 - 01/02/18 01:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Sounds like a lost Rolling Stones song, one of the rare times I wish the mix was not so good to get even more authentic feel smile Great rocking drums and strong vocals, universal message in the lyrics.

Janne

Hi Janne.
What a super complement. Many thanks.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448557 - 01/02/18 02:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
sounds authentic

love it, gritty goodness

awesome guitar sound and licks

enjoyed the heck out of this

Kenny

Hi Kenny.
Always value your opinion, so really pleased you liked it.
Thanks for the listen and review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448558 - 01/02/18 02:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Cool tune ROG!! Like the retro feel, particularly the drums. With your background story, you reminded me how much I miss the old tape machines. New digital stuff is so powerful, convenient, and easy with tons of advantages but music just sounds better when you're watching the reels spin and the tape go by the heads. Great sound on this-your mixes are always fantastic! Enjoyed!! Merry Xmas! Take care. Greg

Hi Greg.
Yeah, the tape machines had a certain magic - until they went wrong! I remember re-winding a full spool of two inch tape when the motion sensing and brakes failed and the feed reel nearly broke the sound barrier.
But yes, things just did sound better.
Many thanks for the kind comments.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448559 - 01/02/18 02:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
ROG, great retro vibe on this! It's mid 60's Stones all the way to me! Pure ole rock and roll! Nice little sole in the middle! Thanks, Torrey

Hi Torrey.
Many thanks for the listen and review. Much appreciate the positive comments.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448561 - 01/02/18 02:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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ROG,

I apologise for taking a while to get this.

This whole presentation sparkles and gleams with professionalism. The sound is amazing. The mix, your playing, your arranging, everything, is spot on and to my ears, each component piggy-backed on every other component and created a really satisfying aural journey.

Really enjoyable music!

All the best for 2018,
Noel
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#448562 - 01/02/18 02:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
ROG,

I apologise for taking a while to get this.

This whole presentation sparkles and gleams with professionalism. The sound is amazing. The mix, your playing, your arranging, everything, is spot on and to my ears, each component piggy-backed on every other component and created a really satisfying aural journey.

Really enjoyable music!

All the best for 2018,
Noel

Thanks, Noel.
Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year.
Always like to get a review from you, so many thanks for that.
All the best to you too for 2018.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448563 - 01/02/18 02:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Hi Rog,

I don't usually reply to the songs on the forum, because I am not a musician, I hear songs, if you know what I mean, but this song is so brilliant you could place it in the hit parade.

All the very best.

George
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#448608 - 01/02/18 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: George Nelson]
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Originally Posted By: George Nelson
Hi Rog,

I don't usually reply to the songs on the forum, because I am not a musician, I hear songs, if you know what I mean, but this song is so brilliant you could place it in the hit parade.

All the very best.

George

George, what can I say?
That's one of the nicest reviews I've ever had.
The fact that you don't comment often makes it even more special.
Thank you SO much.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448774 - 01/03/18 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Basic recording techniques still produce that rawness that modern producers layer a hundred tracks trying to capture. And.. you just showed 'em how to do it..

Great way to end the year. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#448835 - 01/03/18 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Basic recording techniques still produce that rawness that modern producers layer a hundred tracks trying to capture. And.. you just showed 'em how to do it..

Great way to end the year. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie

Hi Charlie.
It's great to have access to all the modern recording systems with unlimited tracks
and every conceivable effect, but yes, it's still necessary to get back to basics
for the raw power that the early recordings possessed.
Many thanks for this listen and review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448852 - 01/03/18 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Hi, ROG !

...and a most Happy Year
to you !!!!

Am a little late to the party
but this tune is a true ROCKER
and those always get me going !!!
I like it !

Cheers
Dani

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#448900 - 01/03/18 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, ROG !

...and a most Happy Year
to you !!!!

Am a little late to the party
but this tune is a true ROCKER
and those always get me going !!!
I like it !

Cheers
Dani


Dani, many thanks for looking in on this one.
Glad I managed to rock you into 2018.
Thanks for the kind review - much appreciated.
All the best to you for the new year.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448916 - 01/03/18 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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I'm very late to this 60's party but I'm glad that I did. Everything that I wanted to say already has been said.

Super song that sounds like it could have come from the Stones first album!

A super live feel to this.

This is a keeper.
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