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#418674 - 06/21/17 02:46 AM [User Showcase] First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire'
Registered: 06/21/17
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Loc: Northern Ireland
Russell Moore Offline
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Registered: 06/21/17
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Loc: Northern Ireland
Hi everyone, this is my first posting to the Showcase, a song called 'A Sidecar Named Desire' - https://soundcloud.com/russell-moore-485872794/a-sidecar-named-desire

I wrote the song originally in around 1992/3-ish while in a band in Northern Ireland called Five Mile High. We were reasonably successful in a 'local' sort of way but, in time-honoured tradition, didn't quite make it and of course then vanished into marriages, mortgages, children & day jobs etc.

Then, last Christmas I bought a copy of Band in a Box and began to 'dabble' again in music after a gap of over 25 years.

This then is a BB-based re-recording of the song, using some kind of bespoke style made up of funky Real Tracks that matched how I'd always imagined the instruments being played, plus a bit of live guitar in the main riff and a synth pad in the chorus. It was edited, mixed & mastered in Magix Samplitude Music Studio.

I hope you all like it and would love to hear from you...

Russell

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#418707 - 06/21/17 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
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Good song! Very catchy. Great vocals, I especially like the chorus bit. "realband" sounds good, nice choice of instruments and mix.

Excellent first post, looking forward to hearing more!
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#418731 - 06/21/17 10:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
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Greg Johnson Offline
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Very very cool!! Welcome to the forum!! This is such a catchy song. Sounds like a hit from the old days. Cool sound effect at the end. Vocal is great, arrangement is great, and the mix is great. Hope you become a regular here on the forum!! Take care. Greg

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#418735 - 06/21/17 11:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
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Russell,

Really nice recording. Nice arrangement and production. Well mixed.

Nice vocals an background vocals. Nice use of the horns. Tasty bits of guitar.

Catchy. A terrific listen.

Welcome to the Showcase.

floyd
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#418742 - 06/21/17 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
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Loc: Alabama, USA
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Hi Russell,

Welcome to the PG Music Forums.

This is great first offering. We really enjoyed this. The horns are a great touch and the background vocals are superb. great lyric and the production is really good.

Only suggestion we have is to give your lead guitar, which is terrific, a little more volume in the mix. Great job on this ... sounds like you've been using BIAB for a long time!

Again, welcome to the forums and thanks for a really great listen! Wishing you the best,

Alan & Di
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#418756 - 06/21/17 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
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Welcome to the showcase Russell, and thanks for sharing! The effects on the vocals instantaneously make make me think of Phil Collins - which is a good thing! I love the progression on this, especially got the horns come in! You deserve to be proud of this, I can't wait to hear more from you!
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#418763 - 06/21/17 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
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I really like the sound of this!

Very good vibe, feel, overall drive, and excellent choice of instruments and mixing/mastering.

I happen to like the levels exactly the way they are on this.

Welcome to the forum and great post. Thanks a lot for sharing!!!
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#418773 - 06/21/17 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
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Welcome to the forum Super backtrack and vocal.. excellent guitar work
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#418778 - 06/21/17 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 534
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 534
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
Welcome to the forum.

What's not to like. Sounds like you've been using BIAB for years!
Great vocals, guitar & mix. Excellent job!

Greg

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#418796 - 06/21/17 06:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1667
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1667
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Welcome to the forum! Super first post! Like has been said, sounds like you have been using BIAB for years. Really looking forward to hearing more from you!

Steve
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#418804 - 06/22/17 01:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
Registered: 06/21/17
Posts: 9
Loc: Northern Ireland
Russell Moore Offline
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Registered: 06/21/17
Posts: 9
Loc: Northern Ireland
Hi everyone, thank you so much for all your kind words - seems like there might be some life in this old dog yet, lol...

I really haven't had that much experience of BIAB but I guess having been the writer/arranger in various bands over the years it's nice to (finally) have a limitless pool of top-class musicians who, with a bit of post-BIAB editing & cutting etc, will do pretty much whatever I can imagine!

And oh the joy of being able to mute the drums when arranging the rest of the band! smile

My Soundcloud page (https://soundcloud.com/russell-moore-485872794/tracks) has links to a wider selection of my stuff from over the decades and there are a couple of other BIAB-based tracks in there which I'll also post separately on this forum with the backstory etc.

Again, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment - I feel like I've found a new gang of friends to play with... smile

Cheers, Russell

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#418831 - 06/22/17 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 959
Loc: Finland
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Loc: Finland
This has such a nice retro feel, reminds me of those 80's Brit bands with a soul flavour (Style Council, Blow Monkeys). Great first entry, BIAB really brings the song alive, great selection of soulful instruments, I'm looking for more smile

Janne

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#418901 - 06/22/17 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1744
Loc: Middletown, PA.
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Great song,

very nice sound and groove

enjoyed

Kenny

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#418914 - 06/22/17 11:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
Registered: 12/06/03
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Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2580
Loc: Sydney Australia
Russell

Nice infectious song - sounds great. Looking forward to more.

Peter

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