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#365689 - 09/16/16 03:34 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Wrong (Rock-Pop)
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Wrong

This is my Xtra Styles competition entry in the Rock-Pop category.
I used the _ALAMO style which is a great Texas Rock/Pop style with nice chimey guitars. Once again BIAB came up with the goods and let me concentrate on getting the idea down before it was forgotten.

I added the vocals and the guitar solo at the end afterwards. I was trying to get a Tom Scholz sound on the solo – took a lot of tweaking before I found a sound that was even close. His sound is still unique even after all these years!

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Wrong
File:Wrong (Alamo Xtra).SGU
Key=C , Tempo 100
8 bar intro, 24 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 32. Repeat x2 choruses, tag ending, after bar 32
Style is _ALAMO.STY (Alamo Texas Pop Rock w Piano)
RealTracks in style: 2260:Bass, Electric, FunkyGroove60s Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 1690:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1687:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseGritty4s Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1688:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseGritty8s Ev16 100
RealDrums in style: BluesRockFunky16ths^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Busy Snare, HiHat
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Lyrics:

Well I don’t know what I’m doing wrong,
Got a feeling that I should have known,
I can’t decide,
If you lied,
Whether I should have gone

You can’t keep on treating me bad,
Cos you’re making me oh so sad,
You know it’s not right,
To set me alight,
Then turn me off like a light

It’s wrong, wrong, wrong,
You’re singing me like a song,
You’re playing me like a fool
And I know that it’s wrong

It’s time for me to make up my mind,
Find someone who’ll treat me kind,
You had your chance,
You led me a dance,
No more time for romance

I hope in time you’ll see that it’s true,
All the hurt you caused made me blue,
You lost someone good,
And misunderstood,
Now the person who’s hurting is you

It was wrong, wrong, wrong,
You were singing me like a song,
Playing me like a fool,
And I knew it was wrong


Enjoy!
Rec
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#365692 - 09/16/16 04:32 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Wrong (Rock-Pop) [Re: receder]
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Rec,
WOW!
A great proper pop song,not today's stuff.
then THAT SOLO another WOW!!!
absolutely impressive playing, what a way to end
I like the vocals, how did you do that?
Nice chords.
Also was it really 3.22? it seemed to fly by, a sign of a great song.

it was all receder but reminiscent of Del Amitri meets Boston

I also wound it up to 11 and gave my neighbours a blast

Did I say I enjoyed that?? grin

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#365699 - 09/16/16 05:49 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Wrong (Rock-Pop) [Re: receder]
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Such a cool blending of voices, your trademark it seems!
Beautiful chord progression and beautiful singing line.
One small nit, the guitar solo (you played by yourself?) although very cool, seems a tiny bit too heavy for the song.
But that's just my opinion ;-)
All in all you've kicked up this category a couple of notches grin

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#365719 - 09/16/16 07:57 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Wrong (Rock-Pop) [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Rec,
WOW!
A great proper pop song,not today's stuff.
then THAT SOLO another WOW!!!
absolutely impressive playing, what a way to end
I like the vocals, how did you do that?
Nice chords.
Also was it really 3.22? it seemed to fly by, a sign of a great song.

it was all receder but reminiscent of Del Amitri meets Boston

I also wound it up to 11 and gave my neighbours a blast

Did I say I enjoyed that?? grin

Alyn


Wow, thanks for the great comments Alyn! I absolutely love Del Amitri so maybe some of that has rubbed off on me. "Nothing Ever Happens" is one of my all time favourites. Hope your neighbours are still talking to you grin


Originally Posted By: Rob Meulman
Such a cool blending of voices, your trademark it seems!
Beautiful chord progression and beautiful singing line.
One small nit, the guitar solo (you played by yourself?) although very cool, seems a tiny bit too heavy for the song.
But that's just my opinion ;-)
All in all you've kicked up this category a couple of notches grin

Rob


Many thanks Rob. Yes I see your point about the "heaviness" of the solo. It took me so many takes to get it how it is now (mistakes and all). If I get time I might redo the ending with a different style of solo and see if it works better. I'm thinking something more Gilmourish.
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#366046 - 09/18/16 10:24 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Wrong (Rock-Pop) [Re: receder]
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Rec, well put together

A good feel and vibe throughout. The vocal sounds works well.
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#366065 - 09/19/16 03:15 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Wrong (Rock-Pop) [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Rec, well put together

A good feel and vibe throughout. The vocal sounds works well.



Thanks for the comments Videotrack, much appreciated.

All the best,
Rec
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#366388 - 09/20/16 04:09 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Wrong (Rock-Pop) [Re: receder]
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Awesome.
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#366463 - 09/21/16 09:15 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Wrong (Rock-Pop) [Re: David Snyder]
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Awesome.


Thanks so much David smile

Cheers
Rec
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