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#387192 - 12/30/16 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Cuckoo
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As we count down to the end of 2016, I figured a "clock song" would be appropriate...

A co-write with Michael LeBlanc.

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RealTracks in style: 697:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120
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RealDrums in style: RockHardModernEv8^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat
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Cuckoo clock sample


CUCKOO

i hear the clock strike
i'm reminded by that bird
been waiting all night
cuckoo is all i've heard

i'm gonna smash that bird
if he calls out one more time
it'll be his last word
he's driving me out of my mind
   
   he called me cuckoo once
   he called me cuckoo twice
   he called me cuckoo through the night
   'cause i'm waiting for you to come back home
   undeniable, certifiable
   crazy as a loon
   'cause i'm waiting for you to come back home
   still waiting for you to come back home

it's nearly morning
where the hell you at
i smashed that bird; i warned him
can't take no more of that

one last look, hit the lights
giving up, going to bed
but something just ain't right
cuckoo still running through my head
   
   repeat chorus


Happy New Year, Y'all.
Hope you have a great one.

floyd

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#387196 - 12/30/16 07:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Mike. R. Offline
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Great song Floyd and Michael.

So much energy in that song, I can see you kicking that bird down the street.

All the best.

Cheers.
Mike.
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#387205 - 12/30/16 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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ROG Offline
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Hi Floyd and Michael.

I DO like your heavier side, Floyd.

An amazing track with super guitars and what sounded like Phil Collins on drums!

Great vocals and inspired lyrics.

A startlingly good mix - loved the reverb.

A good track to close out 2016.

ROG.

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#387208 - 12/30/16 08:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Yeah! Awesome groove, and nice to hear you rock out!

I really enjoyed this, great intro! And the lyrics are fun and well written. Love the vocals, especially in the chorus, the way you arranged that part.

I would have liked the lead guitar to be just a touch more upfront in the mix, it seems a little buried, especially the little lead guitar fill before the second verse.

Great way to end out the year!

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#387239 - 12/30/16 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Very Nice Floyd. Great production. Great harmonies. Great song. Love the cuckoo sample!
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#387260 - 12/30/16 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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A solid production, and a very clever write.

In particular, I loved the way you held off on the reveal - 'cause i'm waiting for you to come back home - until the chorus was almost over. Sort of a "Luke, I am your father" moment that completely transforms the song.
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#387263 - 12/30/16 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Awesome driving tune. Excellent collaboration. Love the cuckoo effect. Awesome vocal and lyric.

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#387267 - 12/30/16 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

What a great rock song! Awesome vocal and production - loved it!

Bob

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#387271 - 12/30/16 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Much enjoyed the rocking Floyd.
Great tongue in cheek vocal style.
Very New Years Eve. Cheers.
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#387274 - 12/30/16 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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hi Floyd and Michael awesome rocker great energy and job on the vocals guitars great talent guys love it thanks eric
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#387289 - 12/30/16 02:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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David Snyder Offline
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Floyd,

My friend told me to tell you that you are cuckoo, but his kind of cuckoo.

smile

Happy New Year!

Oh, great song bro!!! Clever!!

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#387297 - 12/30/16 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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What a power sound! And how do you get your mixes this loud without clipping?
Love the cuckoo sound, when I first saw the title I didn't know what to think about it, until I listened ;-)
you and Michael did a very nice job. A great rocker all around.

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#387311 - 12/30/16 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: Mike. R.
Great song Floyd and Michael.

So much energy in that song, I can see you kicking that bird down the street.

All the best.

Cheers.
Mike.


Thanks for stopping by for a listen, Mike...


Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd and Michael.

I DO like your heavier side, Floyd.

An amazing track with super guitars and what sounded like Phil Collins on drums!

Great vocals and inspired lyrics.

A startlingly good mix - loved the reverb.

A good track to close out 2016.

ROG.


Appreciate your support always, ROG. And...to have you say the drums sounded like Phil Collins is a real compliment! The RealDrums in the style (RockHardModernEv8) were a good choice for this... and I added a snare sample track that duplicated each of the snare hits - and a kick track that duplicated each of the kick hits... that way, I could have complete control of the volume of the kick and snare... "startlingly good mix" - I really appreciate that, too!!

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#387325 - 12/30/16 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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What a great unusual twist for a song!! Really fun rocker! The sound is awesome-sounds like a 70's rock band in a midnight studio with everything turned to eleven!! I don't think I've heard this level of "liveness" with just RTs. I know I can't get there. Vocal (performance and processing) is stellar. Awesome job on this one!! Take care. Happy New Year! Greg

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#387428 - 12/31/16 06:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Good song.

Shotguns work really well on all sorts of birds.
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#387439 - 12/31/16 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Buford Offline
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Really nice one, Floyd. Love the lyrics. Lots of power in this one. Looking forward to more from you in 2017.

Have fun, stay safe,
Bob

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#387460 - 12/31/16 07:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Love this rocker!
Great mix, love the energy and drive,
Super vocals, strong performance.
Happy New Year!

Kenny

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#387467 - 12/31/16 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Love the way you got that cuckoo clock intertwined with the rhythm. Terrific arrangement.
Clever write. Different and fun.
I always enjoy your rock side - love the vocal and harmonies.
Really great sounding high energy rocker.
Happy new year!
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#387538 - 12/31/16 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah! Awesome groove, and nice to hear you rock out!

I really enjoyed this, great intro! And the lyrics are fun and well written. Love the vocals, especially in the chorus, the way you arranged that part.

I would have liked the lead guitar to be just a touch more upfront in the mix, it seems a little buried, especially the little lead guitar fill before the second verse.

Great way to end out the year!


Thanks, Dave. I did wonder about whether the lead needed to come up some. Although, the short one before the 2nd verse was intended to "blend in" to the music flow with the cuckoo, so I'm good with that being not-quite-so-up-front.... but I do think the main solo could come up some...




Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Very Nice Floyd. Great production. Great harmonies. Great song. Love the cuckoo sample!


Thanks, Joanne...


Originally Posted By: dcuny
A solid production, and a very clever write.

In particular, I loved the way you held off on the reveal - 'cause i'm waiting for you to come back home - until the chorus was almost over. Sort of a "Luke, I am your father" moment that completely transforms the song.


smile - glad you dropped by, David. But, now I keep hearing "Luuuukkkee..."

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#387600 - 12/31/16 09:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cuckoo [Re: floyd jane]
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Happy new year, floyd

Very uplifting and rocking song.
Love the cuckoo effect.
Great vocal and chorus.
It's awesome how you get your mixes this loud without clipping.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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