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#267908 - 11/10/14 12:29 PM [User Showcase] Small Town Saturday Night
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Turn it up! Rock on! All comments / suggestions welcome. Tom

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Small Town Saturday Night

Johnny's got the chevy billy's got the truck

Cruise to the drive in gonna try our luck

roll on down to the edge of town

The edge of our world then turn around


homemade wine and a case of beer

time to let loose the weekends here

Springsteens jumpin off an old cassette

but there's just one thing that I don't quite get


Are you gonna leave her or love her

You're doggin every girl in sight

Are you gonna leave her or love her

on this small town saturday night


Out to the farm on the Anderson place

Drivin like a demon in a dirt car race

Stand by the fire maybe steal a kiss

It's the only thing to do on a night like this


we laughed so hard I guess it dont take much

actin real cool when the girls show up

Here comes Jody with her little sister

She's your girl but you hardly missed her


©2014 Thomas Adams


Edited by tommyad (11/10/14 08:51 PM)

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#267912 - 11/10/14 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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A delightfully fun rocker, dabbled with just the right amount of depth and substance!! Some very cool images (Springsteen, casette, the edge of town/our world). When the lyrics were nearly sung, I said to myself "Tommy, you gotta give us a solo" and there it was-beautifully done as always! Love the tune all around! Take care. Greg

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#267914 - 11/10/14 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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I took your advice and turned it up! It plays well at a higher volume... (Ah tapped mah feet and EVAHthang!)

1) I liked the rhyme between SISTER and MISSED HER

2) at the end I liked the way you synched the drum hits with the overdriven guitar chords... (how did you create that drum part?)

3) I notice your intro works as a recurring riff that could be a signature passage

4) One of the things I have trouble with is deciding how to deviate the pattern in the middle without having it sound like the same chords in a different order. But this changeup sounded great! It was quite a bit different than the rest of the song, but it didn't sound contrived at all. In my experience, its not easy to find that happy medium.

5) I also liked the passages where you broke up the heavy beat with something a bit lighter . Whether you intended it or not, it provides a break from the adrenaline and keeps the song from wearying the senses.

6) and in spite of the fact that the song has a down & dirty aspect to it, it poses a fairly responsible question to the people living out the song. I kinda wasn't expecting that, but I liked it.

7) in fact, after reading your lyrics on the computer screen, I'd have to say they really "kick ASCII"

8) oh, and Janice wasn't in this project, so you're gonna get inundated by the whole enchilada of praise without having any of it redirected to the mountains of Georgia! wink (and you deserve every.single.bit.of.it!)

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#267982 - 11/11/14 12:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Wow Tommy! This is one great sounding git down and boogie rocker and I just love that little hesitation with the big strum (sorry, I don't what to call it) that the guitar does behind the main rhythm guitars - it really adds that little extra shake it baby oomph to the beat. And then the leads are just fantastic. Vocal - mix - on the money. I'll confess when I saw the title I thought is he doing a cover because the country song of the same name came into my head but once your song started I forgot all about that.

Love it.

Josie

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#268011 - 11/11/14 09:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Tommyad and turn up the volume are nearly synonymous. See a new song from you and you know the house/car will be rockin'.

Enjoyed the listen and particularly the twelve strings. Your hard work and attention to detail always shows in your music.


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#268016 - 11/11/14 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy,

This is a great sound for you - loved everything about. Great instrumentation, mix and arrangement.

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#268041 - 11/11/14 11:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tommy,

really enjoyed this. Like your vocals and your lead.
Good old straightforward rock.

Guenter
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#268053 - 11/11/14 01:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Nice driving song. Excellent singing and lyrics. Loved the guitar power chords
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#268067 - 11/11/14 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

Super rocker! A little AC/DC, a little Cream, a little Byrds... all mixed together like it's no big deal... "I got this" he says...

I especially liked the closing leads.

Your mixes are always top-notch. This is no exception. Crisp and clear and Rockin'. Once again, it sounds like a band who have been together a long time, getting in the studio and doing it right...

A very catchy chorus! I did, however, want to hear more voices backing you up there...

Oh... and you are the King Of Loud. BIG, BIG sound..

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#268074 - 11/11/14 04:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom,

Yes, this sounds great!
Really has that 80s hardrock sound, some Springsteen influences too.
The breaks are very natural.
Sounds natural, as if it wasn't made with BIAB, which is meant as a great compliment here :-)

Regards,
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#268112 - 11/11/14 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
A delightfully fun rocker, dabbled with just the right amount of depth and substance!! Some very cool images (Springsteen, casette, the edge of town/our world). When the lyrics were nearly sung, I said to myself "Tommy, you gotta give us a solo" and there it was-beautifully done as always! Love the tune all around! Take care. Greg

Greg, Thanks for your comments. More than not you will get a solo in one of my tunes-can't help myself. Thanks again, Tom
Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
I took your advice and turned it up! It plays well at a higher volume... (Ah tapped mah feet and EVAHthang!)

1) I liked the rhyme between SISTER and MISSED HER

2) at the end I liked the way you synched the drum hits with the overdriven guitar chords... (how did you create that drum part?)

3) I notice your intro works as a recurring riff that could be a signature passage

4) One of the things I have trouble with is deciding how to deviate the pattern in the middle without having it sound like the same chords in a different order. But this changeup sounded great! It was quite a bit different than the rest of the song, but it didn't sound contrived at all. In my experience, its not easy to find that happy medium.

5) I also liked the passages where you broke up the heavy beat with something a bit lighter . Whether you intended it or not, it provides a break from the adrenaline and keeps the song from wearying the senses.

6) and in spite of the fact that the song has a down & dirty aspect to it, it poses a fairly responsible question to the people living out the song. I kinda wasn't expecting that, but I liked it.

7) in fact, after reading your lyrics on the computer screen, I'd have to say they really "kick ASCII"

8) oh, and Janice wasn't in this project, so you're gonna get inundated by the whole enchilada of praise without having any of it redirected to the mountains of Georgia! wink (and you deserve every.single.bit.of.it!)


Pat, Man I sure am glad you are back around. Your observations are always interesting. 1)Thanks, 2)Biab did that- but I pushed the chords. 3) I thought about using it at the beginning of the 2nd verse-but it sounded better to just chunk it out. 4)floyd guesses right I was looking for a Byrds sound- I also wanted the feel of a small town fair. 5) Blind luck 6) The moral of the story is? 7)Thanks 8) I never mind sharing credit and Janice deserves every bit. Thanks again for the detailed response. Tom

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#268132 - 11/11/14 09:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom ...

First, loved that hanging guitar feedback at the end! This reminded me of something the Birds might have done closer to the end of their heyday.

Your lyrics caught the aura of several of the small towns I grew up in. You took me back to the late fifties and mid sixties with your skillfully crafted words. Yep, I'm that old (68) and can remember all the way back to 1951.

Your guitar sound a little like Clapton in his days with Creme. All in all, this sounded like Tom Adams getting his act together in a big way.

Loved the drive with the couple of respites along the way...a nice balance for the listener.

Sweet!

Alan & Di
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#268165 - 11/12/14 08:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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To steal a line from Mellencamp.... R O C K In The USA!!
Man oh man, does this thing rock. It's got that
good vibe that makes me wish Janice and I still had
our Stingray so we could ride through the country
side listening...but nowadays its a Subaru and that
doesn't seem to fit the bill smile

No angst ridden mush, no headbangin' noise here, just a
sound that makes you happy and ready to cruise
with the top down.

Yes, a great lyric, vocal, guitar, production and all that
stuff too but when the total package delivers like this
it's hard to focus on the details.

Yeah, we like it.

J&B
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#268166 - 11/12/14 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Wow Tommy! This is one great sounding git down and boogie rocker and I just love that little hesitation with the big strum (sorry, I don't what to call it) that the guitar does behind the main rhythm guitars - it really adds that little extra shake it baby oomph to the beat. And then the leads are just fantastic. Vocal - mix - on the money. I'll confess when I saw the title I thought is he doing a cover because the country song of the same name came into my head but once your song started I forgot all about that.

Love it.

Josie


Thanks Josie, That little extra oomph is the pushes on the chords. Hal Ketchum sang a song with the same title. I figured one of the co-writers Hank DeVito would cut me a break seeing as though he and I are steel players. Thanks again for the kind words. Tom
Originally Posted By: c_fogle
Tommyad and turn up the volume are nearly synonymous. See a new song from you and you know the house/car will be rockin'.

Enjoyed the listen and particularly the twelve strings. Your hard work and attention to detail always shows in your music.


Charlie


Charlie, The twelve strings were my favorite part of this. Thanks for the comment about attention to detail. Tom
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Tommy,


This is a great sound for you - loved everything about. Great instrumentation, mix and arrangement.

Bob


Bob, Glad you checked in on this one. Thanks. About time for a new one from you. We're waiting. Tom
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Tommy,



really enjoyed this. Like your vocals and your lead.
Good old straightforward rock.


Guenter


Guenter, Thanks for listening and commenting. You know it is much appreciated. Tom

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#268170 - 11/12/14 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Nice heavy sided rocker.

Loved the choice of the guitars..... good tone.

Nice solo.

Nicely done.
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#268215 - 11/12/14 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Nice driving song. Excellent singing and lyrics. Loved the guitar power chords


Hi Scott, This is a driving rocker that is good to listen to while driving. LOL. I always check the mix in the truck. Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

Super rocker! A little AC/DC, a little Cream, a little Byrds... all mixed together like it's no big deal... "I got this" he says...

I especially liked the closing leads.

Your mixes are always top-notch. This is no exception. Crisp and clear and Rockin'. Once again, it sounds like a band who have been together a long time, getting in the studio and doing it right...

A very catchy chorus! I did, however, want to hear more voices backing you up there...

Oh... and you are the King Of Loud. BIG, BIG sound..

floyd
floyd, I was definitely thinking Byrds in the middle part. And the creamy distortion on the leads is all Cream. And I can see where you get the AC/DC thing from, but I was thinking more along the lines of Eric Church believe it or not. Many times I thought I should redo the closing lead, but now that a couple of people seemed to like it, I'm glad I left it in. Thanks, Tom

Originally Posted By: R & AM
Hi Tom,






Yes, this sounds great!
Really has that 80s hardrock sound, some Springsteen influences too.



The breaks are very natural.
Sounds natural, as if it wasn't made with BIAB, which is meant as a great compliment here :-)

Regards,
Rob


Rob, Thanks for your generous comments. I think we are all striving to make these real tracks sound even more real, whether it be EQ shaping, processing, or fine line editing. Some of the transitions from measure to measure don't always sound natural and if the above doesn't work it's time to find an alternative track. Biab is an unbelievable piece of software that bridges the gap between art and technology beautifully, but it is up to us to find the full potential that is there. Thanks again, Tom

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#268256 - 11/13/14 05:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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HI Tommy
I loved listening to this while working away on various projects. I have definitely missed listening to all the new creations being posted here by all you wonderful people. I also listened to and enjoyed "Tell me" while I was there.

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#268264 - 11/13/14 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Tom ...

First, loved that hanging guitar feedback at the end! This reminded me of something the Birds might have done closer to the end of their heyday.

Your lyrics caught the aura of several of the small towns I grew up in. You took me back to the late fifties and mid sixties with your skillfully crafted words. Yep, I'm that old (68) and can remember all the way back to 1951.

Your guitar sound a little like Clapton in his days with Creme. All in all, this sounded like Tom Adams getting his act together in a big way.

Loved the drive with the couple of respites along the way...a nice balance for the listener.

Sweet!

Alan & Di


Alan & Di, I was definitely traveling back to the mid sixties, cars and girls. What else was there? Thanks for the nice words. Tom
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
To steal a line from Mellencamp.... R O C K In The USA!!
Man oh man, does this thing rock. It's got that
good vibe that makes me wish Janice and I still had
our Stingray so we could ride through the country
side listening...but nowadays its a Subaru and that
doesn't seem to fit the bill smile

No angst ridden mush, no headbangin' noise here, just a
sound that makes you happy and ready to cruise
with the top down.

Yes, a great lyric, vocal, guitar, production and all that
stuff too but when the total package delivers like this
it's hard to focus on the details.

Yeah, we like it.

J&B



Thanks B&J, This is my take on All American Rock 'n Roll. Cars and Girls. Rock On! Tom

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#268322 - 11/13/14 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: tommyad]
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Hey Tommy,

You're guitar and voice are the reason that I won't go anywhere near this kind of music. I'm listening to your solo as I type - you got the fangs on that baby good and sharp. Good changes, lyrics too.

Dean

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#268493 - 11/14/14 08:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Saturday Night [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nice heavy sided rocker.

Loved the choice of the guitars..... good tone.

Nice solo.

Nicely done.


Thanks Herb, Always glad when you check in on these rockers. Tom
Originally Posted By: JosieC
HI Tommy
I loved listening to this while working away on various projects. I have definitely missed listening to all the new creations being posted here by all you wonderful people. I also listened to and enjoyed "Tell me" while I was there.


Josie, Thanks for listening. Always glad to help you get through some projects. I appreciate the listen. Tom

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