ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO

Posted by: ROG

ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/13/17 10:41 AM

Hi All.

This might be a trifle heavy for some. Best avoided if you're of a
nervous disposition!

It's actually a co-write with our son Neil.
It started out with just drums in Realband - RD Hip Hop at 84 bpm.
Neil came up with the basic guitar bed and I copied it on bass.
Next, we generated lots of drum fills and dropped them into the track -
think Ginger Baker, Keith Moon! Where we couldn't get exactly the fill
we wanted, to blend with the rhythm bed, we edited the individual
beats, still within Realband and finally we dropped the pitch of the
drum track by three semitones to give it more power.

Neil supplied the lead on the intro and I contributed the solo and some
ornamentation at the end. At this stage, I realised that the key Neil had
started in was going to push the vocal either a bit high, or very low,
but there was no way round that and as we wanted it to sound more like
AC/DC than Chris Rea we went for the high one. So here it is.
From start to finish in Realband. It's best if you can play it LOUD.

ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO
You could say you love her, the way you always do
Get down on your knees, swear that it's all true
You could say you're wounded, tell her that you're hurt
You could tell her anything but it wouldn't make it work
Because she hears only what she wants to.

You could take her diamonds, you could take her pearls
Take her on a trip to see the seven wonders of the world
Stand her in the moonlight by the Taj Mahal at night
You could take her anywhere but it wouldn't make it right
Because she sees only what she wants to.

Try some conversation, try to buy some time
Talk about commitment, try to see some sign
Ask for confirmation, ask her for her hand
You could ask for anything, but she wouldn't understand
Because she gives only what she wants to.

Many thanks, as always, to everyone who has the time to listen.

ROG.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/13/17 11:55 AM

ROG & Neil,

Yes, much heavier than you usually do. Those drums are stellar! Great licks by you and Neil. Going the Steven Wright direction!

This is nice change from what you typically do. Seeing your other side!.

It's obvious the two of you put a lot of time and effort into this. And thanks for the detailed explanation. the extra reverb is perfect for this one. The prosody between lyric and music is a perfect fit.

Great job! You and Neil rock! No chance of an afternoon nap after that! And yeah ... I turned the volume up.

Best to both of you and kudos for a great piece of music.

Alan
Posted by: RnAM

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/13/17 02:58 PM

Cool!!! And heavy.
Quite different from what you usually do.
Like Al said, it really rocks.
Nice vocals!

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/13/17 03:25 PM

Awesome Rock'n'Roll!

Played this as LOUD as I could without blowing my speakers. EXCELLENT MIX!!!

Great job on the Baker/Moon drums! They sound incredible.

LOVE the guitar work. Awesome vocals.

This is what you would get if Tom Petty fronted Cream - ROG'n'Neil...

Great listen.

floyd
Posted by: dani48

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/13/17 04:11 PM

Hi, ROG and NEIL !!


What a Sweet n´heavy tune you´ve
produced ! Congrats to father and son
for this most rockin´tune !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: PeterF

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/13/17 09:46 PM

Rog

Drums sound huge (thanks for the production tips) and the guitar playing throughout is excellent.
Great heavy rock track.

Peter
Posted by: Scott C

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 07:15 AM

Wow cool tune Rog. Excellent work on the drums. Guitars were awesome. Very heavy piece. Excellent vocal
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 08:25 AM

What a tune! I love how hard and heavy this sounds. Not to mention - those drums are fantastic! The whole tune feels like a rush of adrenaline. It starts off on an aggressive and ferocious note, and carried my attention the whole way through. I don't think I'd change a single thing.

Thanks so much for sharing smile
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 10:19 AM

Sounds BIG!!! Love the heavy guitar and drum sound. Awesome solos!!! Interesting harmonies. Really, really COOL!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 11:35 AM

Huge song! The top quality performance and production surely to be acknowledged. Superb...

Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 12:39 PM

I agree, this song definitely deals with heavier content than what many of us are used to seeing in the user showcase, but I think it's a really rockin' song all the same. It's pretty profound; personal experience? I'd be curious to hear the story behind this one, if there is one!

Amazing job! Thanks for sharing! You guys make a rad pair.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 03:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
ROG & Neil,

Yes, much heavier than you usually do. Those drums are stellar! Great licks by you and Neil. Going the Steven Wright direction!

This is nice change from what you typically do. Seeing your other side!.

It's obvious the two of you put a lot of time and effort into this. And thanks for the detailed explanation. the extra reverb is perfect for this one. The prosody between lyric and music is a perfect fit.

Great job! You and Neil rock! No chance of an afternoon nap after that! And yeah ... I turned the volume up.

Best to both of you and kudos for a great piece of music.

Alan

Hi Alan. Thanks for kicking off the reviews on such a positive note.
Glad you liked the drums. The RDs are great, but they really come into their own when you start to mess around with them. The downward pitch shift, lots of compression and a bright reverb gave us just the sound we wanted.
Hey, sorry if we spoiled your afternoon snooze!

Cheers, ROG & Neil.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Cool!!! And heavy.
Quite different from what you usually do.
Like Al said, it really rocks.
Nice vocals!

Rob and Anne-Marie

Many thanks to you both.
We were a bit apprehensive about going heavy on the Showcase, but thought we'd take a chance.
Pleased that you liked it.

Cheers, ROG & Neil
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 03:15 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Awesome Rock'n'Roll!

Played this as LOUD as I could without blowing my speakers. EXCELLENT MIX!!!

Great job on the Baker/Moon drums! They sound incredible.

LOVE the guitar work. Awesome vocals.

This is what you would get if Tom Petty fronted Cream - ROG'n'Neil...

Great listen.

floyd

Floyd, what can I say except thank you so much.
Tom Petty and Cream - delighted with that!
Maybe gonna try some country next time.

Cheers, ROG & Neil.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 03:18 PM

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, ROG and NEIL !!


What a Sweet n´heavy tune you´ve
produced ! Congrats to father and son
for this most rockin´tune !:))

Cheers
Dani

Many thanks for the listen Dani.
I can imagine this is a bit heavier than your normal listening choice,
so it means a lot to get a thumbs up.

Cheers, ROG & Neil.
Posted by: Belladonna

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/14/17 08:01 PM

Definitely reminds me of some good old rock n roll, somewhere between Beatles and Tom Petty. Enjoyed the song, great job.
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/15/17 06:41 AM

hey rog great job on this mixed perfect everything perfect thanks for sharing eric
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/15/17 11:02 AM

love the intro!

such a nice collaboration

very creative, not too heavy for me at all

great guitar!!!

Kenny
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/15/17 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rog

Drums sound huge (thanks for the production tips) and the guitar playing throughout is excellent.
Great heavy rock track.

Peter

Hi Peter,
Pleased that you liked it. Many thanks for the kind comments.
Cheers, ROG & Neil.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/15/17 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wow cool tune Rog. Excellent work on the drums. Guitars were awesome. Very heavy piece. Excellent vocal

Hi Scott.
Many thanks for the listen and review.
The positive feedback is very welcome - we were uncertain how a heavy track would be received.
Glad you liked it!
Cheers,
ROG & Neil.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/15/17 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
What a tune! I love how hard and heavy this sounds. Not to mention - those drums are fantastic! The whole tune feels like a rush of adrenaline. It starts off on an aggressive and ferocious note, and carried my attention the whole way through. I don't think I'd change a single thing.

Thanks so much for sharing smile

Hi Deryk.
Always pleased to get a review from the "staff", particularly when it's as complementary as this!
I love the RD tracks - they sound good straight out of the box, but if you spend a little time with EQ, compression and reverb, they can sound absolutely brilliant. We tend to build tracks in Realband rather than BiaB and it's just like having a room full of top session players waiting to be called up.
This software is just wonderful!
Cheers, ROG & Neil
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/15/17 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Sounds BIG!!! Love the heavy guitar and drum sound. Awesome solos!!! Interesting harmonies. Really, really COOL!! Take care. Greg

Hi Greg.
Always value your opinion, so many thanks for all the positives.
So pleased you liked it.
Cheers, ROG & Neil.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/16/17 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Huge song! The top quality performance and production surely to be acknowledged. Superb...

Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie

Hi Charlie.
Many thanks for the listen and positive review. Much appreciated.
Cheers, ROG & Neil.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/16/17 03:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I agree, this song definitely deals with heavier content than what many of us are used to seeing in the user showcase, but I think it's a really rockin' song all the same. It's pretty profound; personal experience? I'd be curious to hear the story behind this one, if there is one!

Amazing job! Thanks for sharing! You guys make a rad pair.

Hi Ember.
Yes, there is a bit of a story behind this one - very perceptive of you.
Many years ago at college, there was only one girl on our maths course and all the guys were out to impress her. There was one guy in particular in college who was tall, handsome, captain of all the sports teams and all the girls thought he was wonderful (no, it wasn't me). He spent three years chasing the girl in our maths group, but she just wasn't going to be impressed. In fact she hardly seemed to notice him, which made him try even harder. At the end of the course, she graduated with a first and disappeared. I don't think he ever got over it!
Anyway, glad you liked the song. Many thanks.

ROG.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/18/17 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Definitely reminds me of some good old rock n roll, somewhere between Beatles and Tom Petty. Enjoyed the song, great job.

Hi Belladonna.
Many thanks for the review. Somewhere between Beatles and Tom Petty suits me just fine!
ROG.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/18/17 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hey rog great job on this mixed perfect everything perfect thanks for sharing eric

Hi Eric.
Thanks for the listen. Pleased you liked it.
ROG>
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/18/17 03:02 PM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
love the intro!

such a nice collaboration

very creative, not too heavy for me at all

great guitar!!!

Kenny

Hi Kenny.
Many thanks for that. Was worried it might be too heavy, so reassurance is welcome.
Cheers, ROG.
Posted by: jannesan

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/19/17 12:30 AM

Cool riffs, great guitar and bass playing, great work on the drums. And some nice U2 vibes with more edge (pun intended) wink

Janne
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/19/17 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Cool riffs, great guitar and bass playing, great work on the drums. And some nice U2 vibes with more edge (pun intended) wink

Janne

Hi Janne,
Hey, thanks for those kind comments.
U2 - yes, I can live with that.
Cheers, ROG.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/21/17 08:36 AM

"...a trifle heavy for some"

Guess that's why our sub-woofer is walking across the floor!

"This is what you would get if Tom Petty fronted Cream - ROG'n'Neil..."

That is a perfect description!

Thanks for all the background info. We always enjoy how you put things together. How you managed to get this thing so loud and still have enough room left for it not to clip is amazing.

Father and son working together to turn out a monster rock song. Now that is cool!!!

Kudos,

J&B
Posted by: sixchannel

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/21/17 09:34 AM

Just playing CatchUp.
I think we've all had a Girlfriend like this, one time or another. lol.
Great track - bursting out of my studio monitors.
Love the lyrics and the backing is simplysuperb.
Ian
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/21/17 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"...a trifle heavy for some"

Guess that's why our sub-woofer is walking across the floor!

"This is what you would get if Tom Petty fronted Cream - ROG'n'Neil..."

That is a perfect description!

Thanks for all the background info. We always enjoy how you put things together. How you managed to get this thing so loud and still have enough room left for it not to clip is amazing.

Father and son working together to turn out a monster rock song. Now that is cool!!!

Kudos,

J&B


Hi there J&B.
You really are too kind!
This was a bit heavier than anything either of us usually does - don't know quite where the ideas came from!
Hey, glad you liked it - maybe get that sub-woofer nailed down if you play it again!
Next one is going to be a lot quieter.
Many thanks for the listen.
ROG & Neil.
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/21/17 11:05 AM

Originally Posted By: sixchannel
Just playing CatchUp.
I think we've all had a Girlfriend like this, one time or another. lol.
Great track - bursting out of my studio monitors.
Love the lyrics and the backing is simplysuperb.
Ian

Hi Ian,
Good to see you - always pleased to get a review from you and really value your opinion.
Really glad you like this one.
When are we going to get a song from you again?
Cheers, ROG.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/27/17 03:27 AM

ROG and NEIL,

This is seriously....



I loved everything about it! You two sure have the knack for creating brilliance. I honestly don't know how you managed to mix such an electrifying sound.

Kudos to both of you. Like father, like son, it seems! And I mean that as a HUGE compliment.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: ROG

Re: ONLY WHAT SHE WANTS TO - 11/27/17 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
ROG and NEIL,

This is seriously....



I loved everything about it! You two sure have the knack for creating brilliance. I honestly don't know how you managed to mix such an electrifying sound.

Kudos to both of you. Like father, like son, it seems! And I mean that as a HUGE compliment.

All the best,
Noel


Noel, thank you so much!
We had a lot of fun doing this one and it's good to know you approved and enjoyed it.
Cheers, ROG & Neil.