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#356052 - 07/03/16 04:36 AM [User Showcase] New song: "The Rubber Band"
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This new song is by way of a homage to the first band I played during the 'swinging 60s' here in the UK. My friend Richard came up with the lyrics and I set them to music.

You Tube: "The Rubber Band"
(Change to 1080HD if it doesn't default)

This started out in BIAB using style _POP8THS shifted up to 123bpm, but lately I've been forcing myself down the 'less is more route' so I gradually subtracted elements, replacing what was left in the end with drums, bass, a simple 60s organ part, and small beeps on a synth. I did the rhythm and lead guitar parts. More info and lyrics can be had here:-

http://www.johnsongs.com/page135.html

John
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#356054 - 07/03/16 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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John,

Very cool song and video. Love the feel - really captures the sound of the 60s.

Bob

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#356075 - 07/03/16 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Hi John,

this song and your background story brought back some memories of the beat era. Thanks for that.
The lyrics, arrangement, vocal delivery and guitar playing are top notch. The video fit like a glove.
Enjoyable watch and listen.

Guenter
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#356083 - 07/03/16 08:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Hi, John !:))

I´m a child of the 60´s too
and I also had a band playing
mostly Shadows´music and you know, John,
that I just started playing lead
after having played rhytm guitar
way back then !!!!:))

Your tune is really good and very
well composed and delviered 1
Liked it very much !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#356122 - 07/03/16 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Sweet retro groove! And wow I just love your guitar solo and harmonies!

much enjoyed!

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#356127 - 07/03/16 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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John, This is a well thought out and conceived take on the 60's sound. The guitars in the end are fantastic. Very well sung and produced and topped off with a really cool video. Great work! Tom

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#356133 - 07/03/16 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Hi John.

Great concept and beautifully put together.

Worked well with the video.

ROG.

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#356152 - 07/03/16 05:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Awesome tune. Excellent vocal, harmonies and lyric.

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#356156 - 07/03/16 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Well done.
Lyrically the chorus is a bit of a spoiler to the developing story in the verses.
Your parts work really well. The sparkle in the song comes from the guitars.
Cool.
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#356228 - 07/04/16 12:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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John,

Yes, I was waiting for another top-quality production from you.
And I know that usually comes with a very professional video!

Very well done!!
Top-notch production, vocals and of course a beautiful guitar solo.

Rob
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#356230 - 07/04/16 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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John, there is a ton of stuff to like here. The lyric, the vocals, your playing, the
backing tracks and the video all fit together tightly. This is one of those
productions that I really like where there is nothing left to add and nothing
left to take away.

Congrats, we much enjoyed it.

J&B

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#356246 - 07/04/16 05:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
John, This is a well thought out and conceived take on the 60's sound. The guitars in the end are fantastic. Very well sung and produced and topped off with a really cool video. Great work! Tom


Tom said it right! This is really well put together in every way. You did a great job at all levels. I love the snare sound. Great solos and vocals. I love the 60's! Top notch!! Take care. Greg

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#356249 - 07/04/16 05:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Hi John,

This is an outstanding production, performance and presentation. Bud is right, nothing needs adding, nothing needs taking away. Your playing sounds excellent here on my speakers.

I think the name "The Rubber Band" is a great name! So many images are captured by the phrase!

I really enjoyed everything about this.

Regards,
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#356255 - 07/05/16 01:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi John,

This is an outstanding production, performance and presentation. Bud is right, nothing needs adding, nothing needs taking away. Your playing sounds excellent here on my speakers.

I name "The Rubber Band" is a great name! So many images are captured by the phrase!

I really enjoyed everything about this.

Regards,
Noel

John agree with Noel and all the others an outstanding production - loved the video.

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#356256 - 07/05/16 02:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Hi John,

As Bob says, cool 60s this whole production was great. You were able to capture that era to perfection. Loved the riffs. If this is ‘less as you say, give us ‘more. You have a new fan.

Paddy G

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#356275 - 07/05/16 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Excellent, John.

Everything about this captures the era perfectly.
The sound, the song structure, the story lyric...

Nice pumping bass. Good drum sound. Perfect signature guitar chord figure.
The organ really adds to the "era sound". Lemon Pipers-like...

Loved your solo.

Solid mix (as are all of your mixes). Great listen.

What a tragic story...

floyd

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#356299 - 07/05/16 05:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
John, This is a well thought out and conceived take on the 60's sound. The guitars in the end are fantastic. Very well sung and produced and topped off with a really cool video. Great work! Tom


A BIG +1

This is the theme song of every 60's garage band!

This is a keeper.
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#356346 - 07/06/16 07:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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John

What a fantastic "MTV" Style delivery

Fantastic effort, great song, amazing vision.

Tells the story of a sensational journey, which frankly has a lot to still tell.

Great effort from all directions. Congratulations.
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#356436 - 07/07/16 12:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate your taking time out to listen and leaving nice comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed my nostalgic trip!
On to the next opus...
crazy
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#356474 - 07/07/16 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "The Rubber Band" [Re: Skyline]
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Very nice, John. Although I think you geve me a flashback! grin


Tragic backstory though.


Regards,

Bob

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