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#328570 - 12/31/15 06:49 AM [User Showcase] SOMETHING STRANGE
Registered: 12/12/11
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Hi all.

Just getting in one more before the year's end. This is the third song in my trilogy and like the last post features my ageing Syntovox vocoder, plus a DX7 - very fitting for this 80s sound.

The drums are a mixture of several Realdrums tracks, plus my own samples sequenced up, with lots of editing involved. The acoustic rhythm is an RT and the rest of the guitars, the bass and keyboards are down to me. Some of you will know that I'm basically a Fender man, through and through, but sometimes a song comes along where you just have to get the Les Paul off the wall and dust it down. This is one of those times!

As usual, the project started in Realband and was mixed and mastered in Powertracks.

Something Strange
Sometimes, the way it works
Without you knowing, a situation goes wrong
It's funny how you never knew that things had changed
Until you turned round and found that he had gone
Just a note, on the wall
Just one word - "Goodbye" says it all.

You try to understand
To work it out, to try to find some reason
But something strange is playing games with your mind
And makes you wonder, perhaps you're glad he's gone
Just a note, on the wall
Just one word - "Goodbye" says it all.

Allways grateful to all those who have time to listen.

Have a great 2016, everyone.

ROG.

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#328573 - 12/31/15 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Well, ROG...

That sounds like it came right off the radio early '80s... I hope you wore a jacket and skinny tie while you recorded that! ... and there was hair spray involved..

Very cool vocals - tight!... Excellent mix - everything in the pocket.

Super guitar.

Enjoyed that...

floyd

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#328590 - 12/31/15 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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I loved this Rog. It could grace any Boston album! Super vocals and tons of major sevenths, Tom Scholz solos, what's not to like!
cool laugh
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#328621 - 12/31/15 10:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Excellent tune. Loved the vocal and very cool back track

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#328661 - 12/31/15 01:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Great instrumental sounds, especially the piano and the Les Paul solo. That was awesome!!!

This does have an 80s sound but I LOVE the eighties. They could still play back then.

smile

Rock on!!!!
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#328682 - 12/31/15 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Great big sound!! This song has great impact. I can hear many influences (Beatles, ELO, the WHO). Really interesting changes, great arrangement, and a dynamic mix. A lot of great elements!! Great job ROG!! Take care. Greg

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#328718 - 01/01/16 01:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Loc: Cremona-Italy
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Nice tune and voice.
Great guitar in the solo part.

Sergio
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#328776 - 01/01/16 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Well, ROG...

That sounds like it came right off the radio early '80s... I hope you wore a jacket and skinny tie while you recorded that! ... and there was hair spray involved..

Very cool vocals - tight!... Excellent mix - everything in the pocket.

Super guitar.

Enjoyed that...

floyd

+1. Love the vocal processing and the guitar playing. Great sound! Tom

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#328957 - 01/02/16 05:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Loc: Chattanooga, TN
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Big sound and I really like the way you used the piano. Your guitar is super! I enjoyed listening.
Sonny

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#328963 - 01/02/16 05:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Gosh Dang, ROG ...

We thought this was 2016, not 1986! This great song would have been super in the 80's! You are an amazing talent ... lots of technical skills, yet the ability to deliver as casually as the guy sitting across the room.

Great tone on the guitar ... pretty nice picks, too! We loved it! Happy New Year!

Alan & Di
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#329061 - 01/02/16 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Well, ROG...

That sounds like it came right off the radio early '80s... I hope you wore a jacket and skinny tie while you recorded that! ... and there was hair spray involved..

Very cool vocals - tight!... Excellent mix - everything in the pocket.

Super guitar.

Enjoyed that...

floyd


Hi Floyd.
Yeah, I had on the jacket with the shoulder pads and the sleeves pushed up and the tie which I'm wearing in my avatar. No hairspray though. Not enough hair these days! Many thanks for the kind words - you know I always value your input. Cheers.

Originally Posted By: Skyline
I loved this Rog. It could grace any Boston album! Super vocals and tons of major sevenths, Tom Scholz solos, what's not to like!
cool laugh
John

John, what can I say but many thanks. Boston? Great! Had to go and listen to some more of their stuff after reading that. You'll find a lot of major and minor sevenths in my tracks - I just like that sound. Cheers.


Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Excellent tune. Loved the vocal and very cool back track

Many thanks, Scott. Pleased you liked it.

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Great instrumental sounds, especially the piano and the Les Paul solo. That was awesome!!!

This does have an 80s sound but I LOVE the eighties. They could still play back then.


Rock on!!!!

Thanks David. I'd forgotten how good the DX7 piano sounds were until I did this track. Sadly, the DX was only borrowed - may have to buy one of my own. It's not often I choose the Les Paul over my trusty Telecaster, but I think it was the right choice for this song.

ROG.

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#329494 - 01/04/16 10:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Hi, ROG !


This is absolutely wonderful !
Must be one of your best if not
the best ! My ROG favorite now !!

Cheers
Dani

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#329501 - 01/04/16 11:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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Rog
Nicely played!

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#329589 - 01/05/16 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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You are hittin' the note with that Les!

Super production featuring a great
mix and the kind of perfectly
phrased vocals that we both love.

You've definitely got the "big studio"
feel with this.

Most enjoyable!!!

J&B

BTW, glad you laid off the hairspray....


Edited by Janice & Bud (01/05/16 08:43 AM)
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#329756 - 01/06/16 05:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: SRP]
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ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Great big sound!! This song has great impact. I can hear many influences (Beatles, ELO, the WHO). Really interesting changes, great arrangement, and a dynamic mix. A lot of great elements!! Great job ROG!! Take care. Greg

Hi Greg.
Many thanks. You're right about some of the bands who have influenced me. Pleased you liked it.

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Nice tune and voice.
Great guitar in the solo part.

Sergio

Hi sergio. Many thanks for listening and the kind words.

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Well, ROG...

That sounds like it came right off the radio early '80s... I hope you wore a jacket and skinny tie while you recorded that! ... and there was hair spray involved..

Very cool vocals - tight!... Excellent mix - everything in the pocket.

Super guitar.

Enjoyed that...

floyd

+1. Love the vocal processing and the guitar playing. Great sound! Tom

Thanks, Tom. Always appreciate you looking in and your comments.

Originally Posted By: SRP
Big sound and I really like the way you used the piano. Your guitar is super! I enjoyed listening.
Sonny

Hi Sonny. Thanks for the positive review. Glad you liked it.

ROG.

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#329757 - 01/06/16 06:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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90 dB Offline
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Rog,

Love that vocoder! Enjoyed this one a great deal.


Regards,

Bob

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#329762 - 01/06/16 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
Registered: 04/07/13
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Great song and production. Enjoyed my listen.
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#330207 - 01/08/16 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: 90 dB]
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Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Gosh Dang, ROG ...

We thought this was 2016, not 1986! This great song would have been super in the 80's! You are an amazing talent ... lots of technical skills, yet the ability to deliver as casually as the guy sitting across the room.

Great tone on the guitar ... pretty nice picks, too! We loved it! Happy New Year!

Alan & Di

Hi Alan & Di.
Many thanks for the listen and all the kind things you said. The 80s was a great time for me - we'd just started to get more tape tracks and there was a host of new effects to work with, though they did cost a fortune! Happy days.

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, ROG !


This is absolutely wonderful !
Must be one of your best if not
the best ! My ROG favorite now !!

Cheers
Dani

Thanks,Dani. Really pleased it's become your favourite.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rog
Nicely played!

Many thanks, Peter.

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud




You are hittin' the note with that Les!

Super production featuring a great
mix and the kind of perfectly
phrased vocals that we both love.

You've definitely got the "big studio"
feel with this.

Most enjoyable!!!

J&B

BTW, glad you laid off the hairspray....

Hi J&B.
So kind of you to say those things. It's great that it's possible to get the big studio sound without the big studio these days! Many thanks.

Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Rog,

Love that vocoder! Enjoyed this one a great deal.


Regards,

Bob

Hi Bob. That vocoder is getting a bit old these days, but as long as it keeps going I'll keep using it. It's a bit addictive. Many thanks for the listen.

ROG.

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#330208 - 01/08/16 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Great song and production. Enjoyed my listen.

Hi Charlie.
Many thanks for the listen and the positive review.

ROG.

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#330242 - 01/08/16 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: SOMETHING STRANGE [Re: ROG]
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We are a little late to this party......
But oh my.... you captured the 80s sounds so very well here!!!!
Love that synth loop, the backing vocals and everything else. The electric guitar solo also starts at the exact right moment.

Great work!
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