The Latest Thing

Posted by: vicarn

The Latest Thing - 09/18/20 08:30 AM

I suppose this is more 70s to 80s rock than anything else.
Used Brett with one held bass and one rocking bass and acoustic strum.

Did I get it right?

https://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold/the-latest-thing

The Latest Thing © 2020 Vic Arnold
V1
Darling. Lover .....
If you knew the state I'm .. in
Would you change .... Oh no!
You are .... fine art ....
So many colours in your .. range
You're so strange .... You're so ....

Pre ch.
Contrary ....
Kinda scary ....
extraordinary .... dream ....
So it seems ....

Ch.
You cut all my heart strings
You're a song that I can't sing
You're the stone in the sling
but you are the latest thing
You are the latest thing

Darling. Sweetheart .....
Would he love you like I .. do
Only you .... He can't.
Don't break .... my heart ....
You wouldn't be this .. cruel
No no, not you .... You're such an

Pre ch.
Irritating
captivating
.. alternating .... pain
You're insane
Ch.
Posted by: Bawb

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/18/20 09:04 AM

Did you get it right???

In my humble opinion, I would give a big thumbs up and a YEAH BUDDY!

Sounds like it was ripped right from one of the Traveling Wilbury's cassettes!

Great playing and just the right sound for the era. And in my view for all eras.
Posted by: rayc

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/18/20 03:53 PM

There're some sibilant and plosive vocal things that could be dealt with as the voice is so far forward but the rest of the package is good good.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/18/20 04:30 PM

Hey Vic ...

Great to see you over here. Welcome to the site!

I really like this and I agree with the Traveling Wilburys reference. I've enjoyed your music a lot over the past number of years (7 or 8?). Good to hear another one from you. Will be watching for more!

Best to you. Be safe ...

Alan
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/19/20 09:43 AM

Vic,
Sounds good to me.I like your vocal and the ringing rocking guitars. The lyrics are straightforward and still have memorable lines,like these:

Irritating
captivating
.. alternating .... pain
You're insane

Very catchy melody.
Welcome to the forum!

Robert
Posted by: dcuny

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/19/20 12:17 PM

Yep, you got it right all right! laugh
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/19/20 02:24 PM

You utilized a nice mix of components with this song. Thanks for sharing it! Awesome job.
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/19/20 06:09 PM

Vic,
Clever lyrics and phrasing. Good instrumentals and mix. For some strange reason lyrics reminded me of some U2 tunes. Enjoyed it!

P.S. You have some pretty cool songs in your SC library. I liked "Billy". If it has BIAB tracks, please post it here, I am sure it will be appreciated.

Misha.
Posted by: Deej56

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/19/20 10:46 PM

Vic,

Liked it the first time, enjoyed it as much the second time . . . again, the mix sounds just fine to me. Nicely done!!

All my best,

Deej
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 01:46 AM

Hi Bawb.
I love the Wilburys. Wish there was more of them to come.

Thanks for the appreciation.

Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 09:03 AM

Thanks rayc.
I thought I'd already replied but it's not showing up here.

I was saying that I do tend to be loose on the sibilants.
When you get older your ears don't pick up the high frequencies very well.

I have adjusted the vocal down a tad now and tried to cut some of the other stuff.
Thanks for your comment.

Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 09:05 AM

Hi Alan.
Thanks for your response.
It's much appreciated. I'll keep going 'til I drop. smile

Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 09:07 AM

Hi dcuny.
Allright and thanks for that.

Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 01:32 PM

Thanks Robert.
And thanks for the welcome.

Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 01:33 PM

Thanks Ember.

Vic
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 07:27 PM

Yep, definitely a Roy Orbison vibe on this and a good song as well. Nicely done.
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 07:31 PM

Hi Vicarn,

Nice track. I enjoyed listening!

Thanks a lot for sharing!

Will
Posted by: PeterF

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/20/20 11:49 PM

Vic

Enjoyed that, very good song, nicely sung and produced.

Peter
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/21/20 01:36 AM

Hi Misha.
Thanks for that generous comment.
Not sure why U2 but if you think of it, it would be interesting to know.

As you ask, I will post Billy in a few days from now.

Thanks again
Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/21/20 01:40 AM

Thanks Deej.
I think I worked on the mix longer on this one than any other.
Either age is getting to me at last or I'm getting more picky.

Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/21/20 08:21 AM

Hi Tunemonger.
Roy will do just fine.

Thanks.

Vic
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/21/20 01:24 PM

Whatever decade this song is reminiscent of, I certainly like it. I've always liked jangling guitars. Catchy song!
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/22/20 03:54 AM

Thank you Will.

Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/22/20 03:55 AM

Thank you for the encouraging words, Peter.

Vic
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/22/20 03:59 AM

Hi Ezekiel.
Yes, so many genres, so little time.
Thank you for the appreciation.

Vic
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/23/20 12:38 PM

Nice song!
Some really good stuff in there.
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/24/20 05:41 AM

Thank you Cap'n.

Vic
Posted by: Derochette

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/28/20 05:46 AM

Hello Vic,

Good rock, well paced. The voice in front is reminiscent of a live concert. Very different composition from changing which I also appreciated. Well done.

Best regard

Dero13
alias JaniJackFlash
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/28/20 07:19 AM

Well Dero, that made my day.
I always try to steer recordings a little toward the live sound.
Thank you for that.

Vic
Posted by: BabuMusic

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/28/20 10:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Bawb
Did you get it right???

In my humble opinion, I would give a big thumbs up and a YEAH BUDDY!

Sounds like it was ripped right from one of the Traveling Wilbury's cassettes!

Great playing and just the right sound for the era. And in my view for all eras.


Yeah, like Bawb said. Wilbury's was the first thing that came to mind. A really good mix of instruments, and I like the changes and the lyrics are really good, too. Well written, well sung, and well presented, Vic. Thanks for sharing it here.
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/28/20 10:34 AM

Thanks Marty.

Vic
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: The Latest Thing - 09/29/20 01:17 PM

Nice one Vic. The whole package...write, vocals, band and mix.

The Roy O. / Wilbury's sound is apparent and that in our estimation
is always a good thing!

Well done.

J&B

PS I (Bud) also have old ears but my vocal fx (Nectar) can tame sibilance with a click.
There are a lot of de-essers around if you don't have one in the stable. FWIW.
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 10/05/20 02:45 PM

Hey J&B.
I missed this comment 'til now.
I do have a de-esser but can never get it to work the way I want it to.
I prefer to do it manually by eq and vol automation. Not perfect and time consuming but at least I can see what's happening.

Thanks for the appreciation.

Vic
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: The Latest Thing - 10/06/20 07:07 AM

Vic,

70's (Light) Rock sums that up well.

A good use of BIAB.

fj
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 10/06/20 02:40 PM

Thanks Floyd.
Appreciated.

Vic
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: The Latest Thing - 10/11/20 05:47 PM

Love the vibe!! I am a vintage rock man myself, and this really delivers!! Love the bass and guitars together.......Just a great sound!! You killed it!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: vicarn

Re: The Latest Thing - 10/12/20 03:49 AM

Thanks Greg,
Yeah! It's hard to keep away from it.

Vic