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#458816 - 02/23/18 12:51 AM [User Showcase] Magnificent Marauder
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Shark song.
Surf Thrash.
Comments and suggestions most welcome.

https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge/magnificent-marauder

Style - _THRSHCL
Drums - Rock Thrash half time.
Drum Loop - gltoms 120j
Guitars - RT639 RT642 - Rhythm Hard rock thrash
- RT583 - Blues Roadhouse

Magnificent Marauder

| D | C | B | | D | C | B |

the | Em day is crazy | lazy | D waves are hissing | fine

col | C lision in the | water | B blood that could be | mine

a | Em shockwave spreads a | shore | D hungry jaws snap | shut

| C shake the head to | shred with | B rows of tearing | teeth


| Am white noise | roaring | fearfull taste of | copper

| Gm brushed by death flesh | falls away mag | nificent mar | auder


| D | C | B | | D | C | B |


the | Em white is waiting | wary to con | D tinue with its | feed

| C takes me to the | bottom while I | B bleed |

| Em panic stricken | I lash out | D catch it by sur | prise

It | C glides aside | so do I quick | B passing eye to | eye


| Am white noise | roaring | fearfull taste of | copper

| Gm brushed by death flesh | falls away mag | nificent mar | auder


| D | C | B | | D | C | B |


| Em cruising on the | ley lines hunting | D migratory | game

at | C least as old as | I am a | B king in its do | main

| Em means no harm just | wants its due which | D might be me or | you

the | C law out here is | very clear | B everything's just | food


| Am white noise | roaring | fearfull taste of | copper

| Gm brushed by death flesh | falls away mag | nificent mar | auder


| D | C | B | | D | C | B |


Edited by RichMac (02/23/18 11:50 PM)
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#458825 - 02/23/18 02:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Good stuff, I dig that D-C-B progression you start the song with, it sets the dark mood for the material that will follow. I think your vocal works well too for the material.

Interesting piece of music, I'm on my second listen.
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#458949 - 02/23/18 03:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Great write! Love the story and the lyrics are very strong especially in the chorus.

Perfect choice of Realtracks too.

Another hit!

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#458960 - 02/23/18 04:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Richard,

You've excelled here! This is the only song I've ever heard about the great white shark. The story you tell in these lyrics captured my imagination from start to end and carried me along all the way. Your lyrics are compelling!

You've definitely set a new personal best with this creation!

All the best,
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#458988 - 02/23/18 11:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Heh. I would have bet you'd rhyme hissing with fishing. grin

I love the lyric:

Just wants its due / which might be me or you

Fun listen!
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#459071 - 02/24/18 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: BlueAttitude]
RichMac Offline
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Hi Dave,

Thanks for noting the tension at the start.
The held bass represents the shark cruising.

Cheers.
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#459150 - 02/25/18 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Very cool song, Richard.

A cool write and very cool instrumentation. As mentioned, your vocals work really well with this type song. (Would love to hear you use the BIAB Pumk tracks!)

Really enjoyed this.

Well done!!!

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#459160 - 02/25/18 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Richard,
The menacing tone in your vocal suits the theme very well ( those are some gory images!).Nice chord changes as Dave mentioned.
You`ve convinced me-I`m not going in those waters!

Robert

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#459176 - 02/25/18 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: gruverider]
RichMac Offline
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Thank you Lawrence.

I do enjoy a bit of the gruesome at times.

Cheers.
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#459177 - 02/25/18 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Noel96]
RichMac Offline
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Thanks for your generous comments Noel.

I read where a lady got bit in Sydney the day after i posted.
Survived fortunately.
So quite topical.

Cheers.
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#459178 - 02/25/18 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: dcuny]
RichMac Offline
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Hi David,

Hissing, fishing.
Would use it.
Near enough for a country boy.

Cheers.
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#459179 - 02/25/18 01:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: floyd jane]
RichMac Offline
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Hi Floyd

Thanks for all that positivity.

Had a look and the punk tracks are just what i want.
Would you believe i never found them before!
So many Real tracks and i'm spoiled for choices.

Cheers.
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#459181 - 02/25/18 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Eerily magnificent! Good use of the the Realtracks. And as stated, your vocals really fit this one well. Great job!

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#459276 - 02/26/18 07:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Wow - what a tune! The amount of energy in this is incredible. I loved the selection of RealTracks here. Every single instrument here plays off of the others. I love the rawness and edge it has.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing smile
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#459294 - 02/26/18 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Rockin' man. This is very strong. I dig it in a big way.

Way to go!!

smile
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#459494 - 02/27/18 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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"Shark song.
Surf Thrash."

Gotta love that smile


Well done! The opening sets it all up so nicely and your vocal is perfecto for the dark write and production tone.

It sounds BIG and MENACING on our monitors.

I often mention how well a video would work with a song's imagery...think I'll take a pass on this one!

Kudos

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#459543 - 02/28/18 12:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi Robert,

Shark bites are nasty.
Never had one but seen a lot of sharks when I was longlining.
All big teeth and evil eyes.
They used to follow the snapper up to the dinghy then bite them in half.
I'd be yelling and trying to whack them with an oar.
But I don't go swimming.

Cheers.
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#459544 - 02/28/18 12:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Steve Young]
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Thank you Steve.

Eerily magnificent sums up my view of the sharks too.
Was good fun doing this.

Cheers.
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#459545 - 02/28/18 12:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
RichMac Offline
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Thanks for the supportive comments Deryk.

I enjoy spending time trying various combinations of Real Tracks.
It's half the fun for me. Like exploring Aladdin's cave.

Cheers.
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#459546 - 02/28/18 12:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: David Snyder]
RichMac Offline
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Hi David dude.

Glad you like it.
Your enthusiasm is infectious. Thanks.

Cheers.
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#459590 - 02/28/18 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Throw some verb on that vox.... surf is known for verb.

Heard some TOP influences in there too.

I try to stay out of the ocean because being in it puts me somewhere other than the top of the food chain.
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#459717 - 03/01/18 12:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Jan and Bud

I try to sound big and menacing also but of course I'm just a softie at heart.
Nah nah on the video. I'll pass also.

Cheers.
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#459719 - 03/01/18 12:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Great suggestion Herb.

Why didn't I think of that?
Probably went overboard with the verb which certainly changes the new version.
I think it's an improvement.

I think the ocean is for fishes and nowadays just let them be.
Still like fish & chips though.
When we eat them that's ok. Not the other way round.

Cheers.
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#459879 - 03/01/18 05:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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wow, Rich this is so ominously enthralling. The arrangement, the lyrics and the phrasing lured me into the deep. Great job.
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#459928 - 03/02/18 04:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Definitely has that shark predator feel. I love our vocal styling on this one. Your lyrics are always interesting, captivating and unique. A great listen, Tom

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#460095 - 03/02/18 11:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Hello, Richard

It is a very rare surf song.
I listened to the surf songs for the first time that sharks come out.
The bow bass is also unusual. it's so cool.
It sets the scary mood for this tune, it is very effective.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

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#460241 - 03/03/18 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Wow Rich,

That hard rock approach really works.
You managed to turn it into a typical original RichMac song!
Very nice!

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#460536 - 03/05/18 01:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie.

I love ominously enthralling.
Thanks for your comments.

Cheers.
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#460537 - 03/05/18 01:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom.

Glad you found it a bit spooky.
I enjoyed wallowing in this one.

Cheers.
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#460542 - 03/05/18 02:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: animarorecords]
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Hi Shigeki

Not many surf songs about sharks.
A few Hawaiian ones though. Well one called Tiger Shark anyway.
I wanted the song to be somewhat sympathetic to the shark.
Thanks for your supportive comments.

Cheers.
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#460544 - 03/05/18 02:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Hi Rich,

You don't hear many songs about sharks! This might be the first I've heard. What an eerie story - and so well told/sung! This really works for you - definitely one of your very best, in my opinion. Cool stuff - loved it!

Alan
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#461067 - 03/07/18 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RnAM]
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Thank you Rob and Anne-Marie.

Glad you like a bit of the rocky horror kind of thing.

Cheers.
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#461069 - 03/07/18 10:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan

Glad you enjoyed that one.
Sort of light hearted but not really.

Cheers.
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#462469 - 03/16/18 10:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Cool song RichMac!! You've done everything right as others noted. I used to boogie board a lot in the "Red Triangle" and always gave some thought to "the men in the gray suits" as some call them. Excellent job on this!! Take care. Greg

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#462712 - 03/17/18 09:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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That was a good one Rich! My favorite of yours so far! Keep on rockin' Thanks, Torrey
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#467246 - 04/14/18 02:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: RichMac]
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Such a unique & fantastic song... I like it!!!!!... it reminds me of songs created by a cat from Finland who participates in FAWM... Klaus... you can see for yourself by sampling some of his tunes here http://fawm.org/fawmers/klaus/
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#467436 - 04/15/18 08:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Greg Johnson]
RichMac Offline
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Hi Greg.

Men in grey suits.
Hadn't heard that one .
Very apt.
Thanks for the great comments.
Hope I haven't put you off boogie boarding.

Cheers.
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#467437 - 04/15/18 08:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Thanks Torrey.

Delighted that you like it.

Cheers.
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#467439 - 04/15/18 09:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magnificent Marauder [Re: Jim]
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Hi Jim.

So glad you like it!
Listened to some Klaus and really enjoyed them.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Must listen to more.

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