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#418674 - 06/21/17 02:46 AM [User Showcase] First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire'
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Russell Moore Offline
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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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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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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]
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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]
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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]
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Russell Moore Offline
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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]
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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

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#418901 - 06/22/17 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post - 'A Sidecar Named Desire' [Re: Russell Moore]
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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]
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Russell

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

Peter

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