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#277622 - 01/02/15 06:51 AM [User Showcase] Side Effects (Featuring Tom Adams on lead guitar)
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SIDE EFFECTS (For those with SoundCloud issues: Side Effects )

Happy New Year everybody and thank you for your support, encouragement and your listening time over the past year. We appreciate you one and all!

Hey, ever get tired of the prescription drug ads (at least in the US) on tv and in all the magazines? And then there's the invariable listing of side effects they always throw at you.....thinking about them inspired this eight bar blues tune featuring Janice on vocals and Tom Adams (tommyad) on lead guitar. We welcome comments!

Vocal: Janice/Rodes NT1/Blue Icicle USB
Guitar Lead: Tom Adams (www.tommyadamsmusic.com) Thanks Tom!!
Bass: RT 1392 Jazz Ballad SW Very Simple
Piano R: RT 2167 Country Swing SW
Piano Solo (fills): RT 2047 Country SW
Drums: RD Blues Rock
Guitar R: RT 566 Blues SW (amp sim via Logic Pro X)
(All RT's and the Drum Track were comped from multiple regens)

Mixing: Logic Pro X
Effects/Mastering: Nectar 2/Ozone 6

Side effects

I get side effects from you baby yes I do
Yeah they come from hanging round you
Maybe I should have read your label cause
When you're away they make me blue

I get side effects every time you walk by
They always make me feel oh so high 
Maybe I should have read your label cause
My heart flutters when you catch my eye

I get side effects when I'm in your arms
They come on quick and set off my alarms
Maybe I should have read your label cause
I get dizzy when you turn on your charms

I get side effects when you call me sweetheart
when you say I'm yours they always start
Maybe I should have read your label cause
They run my temperature right off the chart 

Come on baby give me some side effects

© 2015 Janice & Bud Merritt
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#277625 - 01/02/15 07:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice and Bud,
What a great vocal performance and guitar lead. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed it. Happy New Year!
SD

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#277632 - 01/02/15 07:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Really nice. Another great write, mix and performance. The Janice, Bud and Tom Team is gathering steam with each new post. You guys should have a great 2015. Your own unique sound is developing.

Charlie
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#277654 - 01/02/15 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: SpaceDog]
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Originally Posted By: SpaceDog
Janice and Bud,
What a great vocal performance and guitar lead. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed it. Happy New Year!
SD


Thanks....glad you enjoyed the spin...

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#277662 - 01/02/15 10:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Just when I thought you guys couldn't get any better....WOW!! Vocal is killer, and Tom plays with an authority that few possess. Great job on EVERYTHING! Take care. Greg

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#277685 - 01/02/15 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: c_fogle
Really nice. Another great write, mix and performance. The Janice, Bud and Tom Team is gathering steam with each new post. You guys should have a great 2015. Your own unique sound is developing.

Charlie


Thanks Charlie. Suggesting we are developing our own sound is high praise and we appreciate it.
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#277692 - 01/02/15 11:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hehehe. I cheated and read the lyrics first - a great write - they're hilarious.

As usual, excellently sung by Janice, and the mix convinces me I'm surrounded by a group of professional players.

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#277723 - 01/02/15 12:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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You 2 make a great music pair; Love the use of side effects; thanks for sharing!
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#277795 - 01/02/15 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice, Bud and Tommy,

what witty lyrics. Great vocals and lead.
Your collaboration is a trademark.
Side effect: Great listening.
Happy New Your to the three of you.

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#277819 - 01/02/15 07:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Wow! Clever lyrics, sexy vocal, tasty guitar work, and a really nice arrangement and mix. The recording quality on the vocal is tremendous - so present, but still sitting well in the mix. I like it a lot!

Thanks,
Bruce
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#277871 - 01/03/15 03:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: BruceI]
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Originally Posted By: BruceI
Wow! Clever lyrics, sexy vocal, tasty guitar work, and a really nice arrangement and mix. The recording quality on the vocal is tremendous - so present, but still sitting well in the mix. I like it a lot!

Thanks,
Bruce


Indeed the vocal is so close i'd think you were standing next to me. All very well played composed and mastered.
Loved Tom's guitar play,

Greetings
Fred

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#277872 - 01/03/15 03:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi there Janice, Bud & Tom.

Hey, what's not to like here? A super smooth blues with clever lyrics, excellent choice of RTs and some really nice relaxed guitar work.

And then, of course, there's Janice. What can I say that I haven't said before? Janice, when you sing like that you send shivers down my back. Wonderful.

Great track, team.

ROG.

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#277905 - 01/03/15 08:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice Bud and Tom,

Hmmm you three are getting quite good grin
Great vocals and stellar guitar, as usual from Janice and Tom. And a lot of work I assume from Bud.

If only the side effects of prescription drugs were as delightful as this song then I would willing swallow the tabs I take. laugh

There are definitely no contraindications with 500 mgs of Janice and Bud; 500 mgs of Tom and 50 mls of BIAB. Guaranteed to make you happy!!

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#277953 - 01/03/15 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: PgFantastic]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Just when I thought you guys couldn't get any better....WOW!! Vocal is killer, and Tom plays with an authority that few possess. Great job on EVERYTHING! Take care. Greg


Nice of you to say that Greg....this was one of my rare writes that came together relatively quickly. Most of them are geologic in time.
J&B



Originally Posted By: dcuny
Hehehe. I cheated and read the lyrics first - a great and they're hilarious.

As usual, excellently sung by Janice, and the mix convinces me I'm surrounded by a group of professional players.

-- David


Thanks David!!


Originally Posted By: PgFantastic
You 2 make a great music pair; Love the use of side effects; thanks for sharing!


Glad you liked it!
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#277962 - 01/03/15 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Happy new year to you guys as well. Thanks for helping it get off to a very good note.
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#277980 - 01/03/15 12:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Geez...walk in a little late and all the accolades have been taken... Hey, Doc! can you refill my accolade prescription?!?!

Stellar. Awesome. Delightful. Gorgeous. Tasty. Beautiful.

Gulp.

The girl just gets better and better and better... how can that be????

Very clever write. Pro instrumentation and mix. Tasty lead - in all the perfect places.

Bravo. Bravo. Bravo.

fj

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#278013 - 01/03/15 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice, Bud & Tom,

This is very cool - loved everything about it. Great work.

Bob

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#278027 - 01/03/15 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Ha Ha! All fabulous. Particularly love your phrasing Janice. Cheers.
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#278067 - 01/04/15 12:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi, Bud & Janice !!


Impossible to get by
listening to this without
side effects (like tapping
your feet, snapping your fingers
swaying your head and feeling
those good heat waves and
goosebumps rolling in
over you when listening to
that silky smooth wonderful
voice of Janice !! ohhh ahhh !!!

I do not find the right words
for how to praise this
superb tune and that superb voice !!!

A most Happy New Year to you too

Dani
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#278198 - 01/04/15 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Side Effects (feat: Tom Adams) [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janice, Bud and Tommy,

what witty lyrics. Great vocals and lead.
Your collaboration is a trademark.
Side effect: Great listening.
Happy New Your to the three of you.

Guenter


Thank you Guenter. Glad you liked it and thanks for mentioning the collaboration!

J&B


Originally Posted By: BruceI
Wow! Clever lyrics, sexy vocal, tasty guitar work, and a really nice arrangement and mix. The recording quality on the vocal is tremendous - so present, but still sitting well in the mix. I like it a lot!

Thanks,
Bruce


Thanks Bruce. Tom and floyd have provided me great counsel in mixing vocals. I'm starting to get a little confident with Janice's voice.

Bud

Originally Posted By: FredM
Originally Posted By: BruceI
Wow! Clever lyrics, sexy vocal, tasty guitar work, and a really nice arrangement and mix. The recording quality on the vocal is tremendous - so present, but still sitting well in the mix. I like it a lot!

Thanks,
Bruce


Indeed the vocal is so close i'd think you were standing next to me. All very well played composed and mastered.
Loved Tom's guitar play,

Greetings
Fred


Thanks Fred! Glad you like the vocal mix and Tom's guitar -- it all seemed to worked out well.

Bud

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi there Janice, Bud & Tom.

Hey, what's not to like here? A super smooth blues with clever lyrics, excellent choice of RTs and some really nice relaxed guitar work.

And then, of course, there's Janice. What can I say that I haven't said before? Janice, when you sing like that you send shivers down my back. Wonderful.

Great track, team.

ROG.


ROG, that is extremely nice of you to say that! We all very much appreciate your comments and your posts.

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