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#372615 - 11/01/16 12:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Another awesome tune that brought back memories of younger days. Last couple years of high school could not wait for Friday. We would pack up the trailer, hook it up to one of our parents car and hit the road. Would be back Sunday the worse for wear after hitting rural Manitoba for Friday and Saturday night gigs. Some crazy days. :-)

Loved the tune


Yeh they were great times, and I sometimes wonder how we surviVed crazy

glad you enjoyed

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#372616 - 11/01/16 12:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Well done Alyn,

Great capture of that 60s 70s rock 'n' roll feel!
Original, as only you can produce.
Nostalgia all around indeed, most forum members seem to be at least 40 years or older.
Well, we are older than 40 ;-)

Rob & Anne-Marie


Thanks Rob and Anne-Marie

Hahah 40 was quite a few years ago for me!

Glad you enjoyed my trip down memory lane! Although your songs take me back also to a great time for music the '80's...keep 'em coming!!

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#372617 - 11/01/16 12:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: Will B - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Will B - PG Music
Awesome song, Alyn. I'm also loving all the nostalgic stories flying around here at the moment!


Thanks Will,

trouble is nostalgia isn't what it used to be grin

thanks for listening and commenting

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#372750 - 11/02/16 01:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: receder]
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Originally Posted By: receder
Hi Alyn,

Great story and song! Would never have thought of those RTs and they sound so good together.

Favourite points:
- Overall vibe and rhythm
- Love the vocal, lyrics and the vocal echo sound.
- That guitar solo is sweet.
- Like how you made the drums start softly and then come in louder in verse 2
- "Waitin for the man" harmony

Another great Gibson song.

Cheers,
Rec


Cheers Jez or Rec :>)
Thanks you for your favourite points!
Yeh, that reso guitar solo was perfect ith a bit of overdrive. I had tried a gibbo solo myself but it distracted from the vibe.

Thanks for listening
keep on producing your masterpieces!!

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#372751 - 11/02/16 01:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Alyn,

Keep those memories coming - if they have a beat like this you won`t just be singing for us oldsters.
This is the catchiest song I`ve heard by you - the boogie style is a great fit for the band on the road theme.
I can hear some Lennon in your vocal.
Sure hope the Welsh bonnet dancer made it home!

Robert


Once we had stopped laughing about her, we were worried and hoped also that she got home. Would love to hear her story tho' grin

Thanks for the compliments and for listening

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#372752 - 11/02/16 01:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Great song Alyn!!! Love this line:

remember that dude with the jacket like a drug store passing that stuff around

Can't do it any better than that! This is so well done. I love the fast flying lyrics and great live vibe. Reminded me of John and George's songs in the early 70's. Great vocal. Great mix. Loved the end with the one guitar playing-sounded like something that might have happened in the studio with "the dude in the jacket passing that stuff around". I'm loving this old days week. I still try to tell the young people how great that era was. Loved it!! Take care. Greg


That dude with the jacket was a GREAT banjo player and a British Army deserter!! just released from Prison we later discovered, when he appeared on the north London scene at one of our Hospital dances. Initially he tried to form a Bluegrass band but then the drugs appeared from pockets sewn into his Parka Jacket and we all went NO NO NO! Eventually the Drug Squad appeared, in disguise, and he ended back in jail, we believe. Scary interviews for us though in the local station

It was a good time as you say!!

thanks for listening

take care Greg

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#373012 - 11/03/16 11:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

I like your song Alyn. your best for me.
Very enjoyable.

Sergio


Thank you Sergio, So glad you enjoyed

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#373013 - 11/04/16 12:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
"I was superficiusly thinking 'bout the rockin and the boppin and the drinking and the dancing and the lies we were sold..."

The freedom in your writing makes it special.

Your signature vocal makes it more so.

Great story!

Excellent sound - you put together so many good "bands"!

(I am so pleased you are back...)

floyd


very kind floyd!
The line you quoted was my mini homage to the Rolling Stones and their song " The spider and the fly "

My voice used to, and still does to some extent, annoys me so I am glad it has become my signature.
There was a great book shop in London Foyles in Charing Cross Road and I managed to be allowed to sit for an hour or two each available Saturday, on the top floor where I could read the full Music scores of all genres when available: Classical, and the great songs from the 20's, 30's and 40's. A great period when I learnt that rules do not exist in music smile

Glad you enjoy the gibson persona grin

I learn from you, and many others, now

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#373014 - 11/04/16 12:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
WOW what a great song. Your backing tracks were perfect as was your vocals. Your lyrics not only were top shelf but they also brought back a ton of memories!

Your "I can still see you at every date we played dancing in front of the band scooting round the floor you didnt keep still as you were
catching my eye with the moves that you made" reminded me of my girlfriend, now my wife. First as a girl friend making sure that I did catch her eye and then as my wife making sure I didn't catch anyone else's eye grin

"I'm right back in the old days when were young and some say mad
I was superficiusly thinking 'bout the rockin and the boppin and the drinking and the dancing" is a fantastic line! Change mad to freaking crazy, add smoking and drag racing and you have my history shocked

This is your best to date and it's a keeper.


Yeh Mario, that line was for the girl that became my wife also!!

Glad it evoked some good memories!!

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#373161 - 11/05/16 12:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great song Gibson, you took me down memory lane. Really liked the vocal effects. Take care, Torrey.


Thanks a lot Torrey, Glad you stopped by to listen

Thanks for your last song blush grin

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#373162 - 11/05/16 12:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: PeterF]
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Alyn,

Great story, great lyric, great delivery, great song.

Peter


Thank you Peter,
Great review laugh

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#373163 - 11/05/16 12:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Gibson, This is a great 60's rocking sound. The Reso surprised me but fit like a glove. I like what floyd said about the freedom in your writing. I never know what to expect but I know I'm going to like it. I remember those days quite well. Luckily the drummer had a drivers license because we were too young to drive. Another great nostalgic tune. Tom


That Reso certainly did the job with a bit of overdrive! Took a while to find it tho'
They were great times, glad we all survived
Thanks for the nice comments
really enjoying the music you produce

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#373278 - 11/06/16 12:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Alyn

Like others said, you have the unique sensibility and the extraordinary stuff.
I cannot understand the English lyrics so well, but the rhythm of these lyrics is very interesting.
The feeling of 60's Rock'nRoll is so well expressed.
I can hear Lennon in this song too.
Great tune. Very enjoyable.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi



Shigeki,

Thanks for listening,
this is a story of my memories of the 1970's and how I enjoyed playing guitar in a Rock Band and seeing my future wife dancing in front of me!

Your English is excellent, I feel embarrassed that I speak no other language blush

Thank you for listening, it is always good to hear from you

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#373280 - 11/06/16 12:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: PaddyG]
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Alyn

You are a one man band and raconteur. As I have said before I would pay just to hear some of your early life tales, even your more recent ones. But the fact that you are so able to express them in song also you are a true born showman. I enjoyed this one no end

Paddy G


RACONTEUR!! Yes THAT is a wonderful description

Are you writing about me, Paddy? confused grin Thank you SOO much.
I have written poems/ songs since a young teenager, almost daily at one stage and many have turned into songs, thanks to BIAB.
I even have a sort of "song" about taking teeth out grin as I was a Dentist, and have sadly lost the sample of my Air-Turbine drill crazy that I used to use as a solo instrument via MIDI back in the day.

Glad you enjoyed,

I also look forward to your masterpieces

take care, Sir.

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#373281 - 11/06/16 12:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Everybody sure is getting nostalgic! Another great addition to the collection! Really liked it!!


Thanks a lot David!

As I wrote previously "sadly nostalgia isn't what it used to be"

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#373316 - 11/06/16 09:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,


Nice trip down memory lane. One of my old bands had a hearse as well (and " that dude with the jacket like a drug store passing that stuff around")! crazy

Enjoyed it. Hope you are well.


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#373368 - 11/06/16 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: gibson]
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Hi, Alyn !


What a super rocker !
I dig that style of music
and you really do it justice !!:))

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#373396 - 11/06/16 07:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: gibson]
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hi Alyn,
I listened to this right after listening to Floyd's 1972... wow... a two-way trip down memory lane! well done! Obviously you were there because nobody could make this stuff up!

Like others have already said, I really liked the reso solo... I might not have considered the instrument selection that works so well in this song... but I'm glad you did!

reading through the comments people have made in response to this song and Floyd's, I think we need a separate thread for 70's survivor tales. There seems to be a large untapped pool of material.... ;-)

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#373558 - 11/08/16 04:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: 90 dB]
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Alyn,


Nice trip down memory lane. One of my old bands had a hearse as well (and " that dude with the jacket like a drug store passing that stuff around")! crazy

Enjoyed it. Hope you are well.


Regards,

Bob



Thanks Bob,
We didn't have the hearse long as it spent more time in pieces than on the road, so we bought a little van
Yeh, those dudes were everywhere crazy

Thanks for asking, I'm sorta OK!
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#373559 - 11/08/16 04:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Times were wild [Re: dani48]
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Hi, Alyn !


What a super rocker !
I dig that style of music
and you really do it justice !!:))

Cheers
Dani



Good to hear from you Dani, and glad you liked it.

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