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#450608 - 01/12/18 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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If that opening doesn't grab you... you likely have no heart beat.

That opening lead is one of the best recorded leads ever presented here. Quality plus!

The vocal, too. Up-front and "tucked in the mix" at the same time. Magic ('cause I don't think there is any other explanation). You have a terrific voice for this stuff!

Kickin' bass! Excellent drum sound. Love the stops. Blisterin' leads.

And a good Pop-Rock-Blues write. Had to go back and listen a second time the pay attention because the music just sweeps you away the first time...

Gettin' out my TOM ADAMS stamp: TOP NOTCH. "As good as it gets".

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#450626 - 01/12/18 08:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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This song really grabbed me from the get-go. The opening of the song reminds me a smidgen of "Bad to the Bone". laugh Which is definitely a good thing! Awesome job.
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#450706 - 01/12/18 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Whoa buddy...that is great - like ZZ Top great. You just shot the mix bar to the moon.

To quote Janice, "I don't know what to say. It's big. It's powerful. The vocal is so strong and the playing is hot and tasteful."

Back to blues? Like a runaway freight train.

More! More! More!

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#450762 - 01/12/18 10:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Tom, your guitars are really sounding great lately! But when I think about it, they always do! This track really achieves a tonal quality that's hard to beat though! There's not a single thing in this track to improve on that I can hear! Absolutely great! Thanks, Torrey
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#450798 - 01/13/18 05:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: Greg Johnson]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: sslechta
Loved it and agree with the others here. Awesome foot stomper.... smile
Thanks Steve, glad you came by, Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Tom,

Now that is some great hard-hitting blues... I love the intro and your vocal delivery. Excellent production - sounds like it's jumping off the vinyl.

Loved it!

Bob


Bob got it right!! Glad to see you back to the blues. I'm sure you would miss the blues, and I'm sure the blues would miss you too!! The playing, the writing, and the ATTITUDE are all right there man!

I run it round inside my head then I hit repeat

Love that line!!! Great one Tom!!! Take care. Greg
Greg, I always manage to come back around to the blues. There are times that I take a long detour so it feels extra good to come back to the fold. Glad you liked that repeat line. Thanks, Tom

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#450805 - 01/13/18 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Not my scene normally, but crikey I enjoyed this one. Love it Tom
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#450896 - 01/13/18 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
Robertkc Offline
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Registered: 06/09/16
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Tom,
Out of the park good - enjoyed and repeated louder!
Oh and that`s the best use of stops I`ve ever heard here or just about anywhere.

Robert

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#450963 - 01/13/18 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
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Loc: Middletown, PA.
Awesome Tom

you da man on guitar, truly inspired and tasty playing

driving with attitude

enjoyed the heck out of it!

Kenny

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#451009 - 01/13/18 11:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 845
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Tom

Great Blues Rock! Very powerful!
The promised intro phrase is wonderful.
The sounds following it never disappoint us.
Your vocal and guitar solo are splendid.
Excellent production!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#451096 - 01/14/18 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: sixchannel]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: jford
That was great, Tommy! Really enjoyed it. Hard hitting and gritty.

But, I thought it was RHARV's fault... (Longtime forum joke!)
Hey John, thanks for coming by and commenting. Now that I think about it, it probably is RHARV's fault. Tom
Originally Posted By: sixchannel
And whats wrong with Blues, Man?! A real Full On track.
The Song took me right back 40 years when we were playing this stuff for a Living. You certainly know how to "drive" a Blues Axe!!
Loved it!
Ian
Thanks Ian. Once you get into the blues it never really leaves you. As for the full sound, a lot of the guitar tracks were double and triple tracked using different tones. Thanks again for stopping by, Tom

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#451227 - 01/15/18 04:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: PeterF]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580

Hi Tommy. This the sort of quality tune we all aim for.
You've just raised the bar. What a great tune.
Think I'm gonna write me one of them.
Well done sir you made my day. Rob
Rob, thanks for the wonderful comments, Tom
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Tom

Great sound, excellent song - & some great tasty playing. Nice intro - were they drum loops?
Superb work.

Peter
Peter, Yes they were drum loops. Glad you liked it, Tom

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#451505 - 01/16/18 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Tom,

This is superb! Absolutely! Nobody on here does 12/8 blues shuffles like you. When you immerse yourself in this genre, to my mind, it's like an eagle taking flight and soaring with grandeur, authority, strength. It's so good.

What really appealed to me was your attention to arrangement. The interplays between drums, strums and silences were perfect. However I listen to this, there's only one inescapable conclusion that comes to mind.... you REALLY know your stuff!

All the best,
Noel

P.S. Apologies for missing a few of your songs. Circumstances have taken me out of action for a bit. Hopefully I'm back bouncing again now!
Noel, I am always so glad to see your name pop up here. You once again have bolstered my confidence with a fine review. Thank you, Tom
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome tune Tom. Absolutely loved this tune. Excellent vocal and lyric. And the guitar wowser !!!.
Well done
Scott, Glad you liked it, Tom
Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Authentic! Wow! Great tune man.

I have to say, the hits are awesome, right down to the occasional subtle hihat "chick" in between the main hits, to keep time. Just like a REAL band would do. That SO adds to the realism for me.

I can pretty much picture the band playing this.

Seriously great job.
Caaron, I originally took the hi hat chicks out. Then I had a moment of clarity and decided like you said that they added authenticity. So I went back and edited them back in. Thanks for mentioning that, Tom

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#451774 - 01/17/18 10:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: Ember - PG Music]
tommyad Offline
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Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
If that opening doesn't grab you... you likely have no heart beat.

That opening lead is one of the best recorded leads ever presented here. Quality plus!

The vocal, too. Up-front and "tucked in the mix" at the same time. Magic ('cause I don't think there is any other explanation). You have a terrific voice for this stuff!

Kickin' bass! Excellent drum sound. Love the stops. Blisterin' leads.

And a good Pop-Rock-Blues write. Had to go back and listen a second time the pay attention because the music just sweeps you away the first time...

Gettin' out my TOM ADAMS stamp: TOP NOTCH. "As good as it gets".

smile

Thanks for the great review and I appreciate the nice words on the vocal. It can be a challenge to find that sweet spot on the volume. Tom
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
This song really grabbed me from the get-go. The opening of the song reminds me a smidgen of "Bad to the Bone". laugh Which is definitely a good thing! Awesome job.
Ember, Thanks for stopping by. The opening guitar figure is reminiscent of Bad to the Bone as well as Muddy Waters "I'm a Man" , Tom

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#451792 - 01/17/18 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
dcuny Offline
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Blues done right.
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

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#451795 - 01/17/18 12:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
MarioD Offline
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I love the blues and I really love this. As David just said blues done right. This would fit right in the 1969 Filmore East venue! Humble Pie or The Allman Brothers would open for you! Your leads reminded me of Michael Bloomfield! You are one hell of a guitarist. I'm in total envy.

This is a keeper.
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