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#421453 - 07/12/17 11:23 AM [User Showcase] The Bullet
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Another rock tune from Christiane and myself, crank up the volume for this one:

The Bullet

The Bullet (2017, Chris Spruit)

V1
Burning in a fever
I got caught out in the rain
Maybe I'm too eager
a bullet in my vein
I can’t say it is going to save me
but I swear it takes the blues
I am burning for you baby
yeah, take the bullet when I lose
V2
Dancing at the border
of a dry and wasted land
Burning down the bridges
as I know you understand
How to tame the running horses
all the good and all the bad
I rely on you my baby
yeah, hide the bullet in your hand

Bridge
"I rely on you" improv

Guitar solo

V3
I am burning for you baby
it is keeping me alive
Maybe I'm too eager
but life is not that kind
I am burning for you baby
and I know it takes the blues
The bullet in my vein
take it while I lose

The band:
Drums: RockBritDrivingEv16
Bass: 1418
Piano: 1838

I recorded five guitar tracks for this, lots of fun!

As always any feedback is appreciated!

https://soundcloud.com/blue-attitude/the-bullet-featuring-chris-spruit


Edited by BlueAttitude (07/13/17 06:16 AM)
Edit Reason: added soundcloud link

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#421455 - 07/12/17 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I absolutely love the guitars in this! You really recorded 5? Fantastic! Love this tune.
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#421458 - 07/12/17 01:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I absolutely love the guitars in this! You really recorded 5? Fantastic! Love this tune.


Hi Ember,
Yes, it is a technique called doubling, quite common in rock music. I have two guitars playing a similar rhythm part, panned left and right, and then two guitars playing a similar riff pattern, panned left and right.
Not throughout the entire song, just in key places. And then I have the lead guitar on top.

Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, I appreciate it smile

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#421472 - 07/12/17 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,

WOW! Outstanding! This is a great song - the guitars are excellent and I love your lead tone, especially that fluted sound right at the songs end...

Chris has the swagger of Ann Wilson - tremendous vocal.

Loved it!

Bob

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#421490 - 07/12/17 06:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This is great classic rock.

Every part of the song delivers. The expression throughout is quite remarkable.

What a fantastic production. Guitar work stands out too.
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#421503 - 07/13/17 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris...

Dang!

This is over-the-top good in so many ways.

Chris' vocals are awesome! Powerful, confident. "Woman Rock" as it should be - as Bob says "Heart-like".

Excellent Rock write, too! Not an easy thing to do. Great "rock phrases" that allow the singer to really "belt it out there" - with just the right amount of "meaning" vs. ambiguity for the listener to fill in the blank. Probably the best Rock write ever presented on the forum.

Top-notch guitar work from every angle. The solos and fills are AWESOME!! LOVE the tone (S-Gear?). The backing guitars are nice - tasteful, not over-done. Perfect. (Nice piano sound! - really well positioned/mixed).

Excellent mix.

This is STUNNINGLY GOOD.

Zowie, y'all. KEEP IT UP!

fj

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#421514 - 07/13/17 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave this is an incredible tune. The guitars wowser !!!!!. Incredible vocal and lyric. This should be on the radio. Well done

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#421522 - 07/13/17 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a tune, BlueAttitude! As others have mentioned - the guitar work on this is impeccable. I'm agreeing with Scott C here; this should definitely be on the radio. Amazing composition - amazing vocals - amazing guitar - overall just an amazing song. Thanks so much for sharing! You should be very proud of this one smile
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#421546 - 07/13/17 12:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Powerful

strong emotional vocals, I agree Heart- like Ann Wilson

some excellent guitar work, fills and solos

super tone on the piano, good mix

enjoyed

Kenny

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#421568 - 07/13/17 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris

Brilliant stuff -Floyd's review is right on the money. Great vocal top arrangement and wonderful guitar playing throughout.

Peter

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#421580 - 07/13/17 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Dave,

WOW! Outstanding! This is a great song - the guitars are excellent and I love your lead tone, especially that fluted sound right at the songs end...

Chris has the swagger of Ann Wilson - tremendous vocal.

Loved it!

Bob


Thanks very much, Bob! Made my day when I read those comments.

Yeah, Chris pulled out all the stops on this one! smile

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#421581 - 07/13/17 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
This is great classic rock.

Every part of the song delivers. The expression throughout is quite remarkable.

What a fantastic production. Guitar work stands out too.


Never really understood the term "classic rock", to me it's just rock. Unless it means it is rock music made by old people, in which case in it makes perfect sense :P

Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, I/We appreciate it!

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#421729 - 07/15/17 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Chris...

Dang!

This is over-the-top good in so many ways.

Chris' vocals are awesome! Powerful, confident. "Woman Rock" as it should be - as Bob says "Heart-like".

Excellent Rock write, too! Not an easy thing to do. Great "rock phrases" that allow the singer to really "belt it out there" - with just the right amount of "meaning" vs. ambiguity for the listener to fill in the blank. Probably the best Rock write ever presented on the forum.

Top-notch guitar work from every angle. The solos and fills are AWESOME!! LOVE the tone (S-Gear?). The backing guitars are nice - tasteful, not over-done. Perfect. (Nice piano sound! - really well positioned/mixed).

Excellent mix.

This is STUNNINGLY GOOD.

Zowie, y'all. KEEP IT UP!

fj


Wow, thanks Floyd! You made my day when I read your comments, and Christiane's too.

To answer your question; yes, all of the guitar tracks are going through the S-Gear amp simulator, I love it! In addition I'm using the Waves CLA guitar fx plugin on the lead guitar, picked it up on sale for $29 last week.

Thanks again, we appreciate it smile

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#421840 - 07/16/17 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Dave this is an incredible tune. The guitars wowser !!!!!. Incredible vocal and lyric. This should be on the radio. Well done


Thanks, Scott! We had a lot of fun with this one.

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#421841 - 07/16/17 03:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
What a tune, BlueAttitude! As others have mentioned - the guitar work on this is impeccable. I'm agreeing with Scott C here; this should definitely be on the radio. Amazing composition - amazing vocals - amazing guitar - overall just an amazing song. Thanks so much for sharing! You should be very proud of this one smile


Thanks, Deryk!

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#421842 - 07/16/17 03:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Powerful

strong emotional vocals, I agree Heart- like Ann Wilson

some excellent guitar work, fills and solos

super tone on the piano, good mix

enjoyed

Kenny


Thanks for the positive comments Kenny!

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#421843 - 07/16/17 03:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave & Chris

Brilliant stuff -Floyd's review is right on the money. Great vocal top arrangement and wonderful guitar playing throughout.

Peter


Thanks Peter, I appreciate it!

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#421908 - 07/16/17 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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We are on the third listen as we write this. Man, I hate to use such a trite term...but what the heck:

AWESOME!!!!!

Everything floyd said, and others, is well deserved.

Gotta be one of the absolute top productions on the forum this year.

The guitar and vocal performances are over the top good and you wrapped it up in an incredible mix.

Kudos!!!!

J&B

PS That piano was a perfect choice too.
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#421916 - 07/16/17 12:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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WOW

This is better than almost everything that I have heard on the radio lately! Super vocals, lyrics and what a great mix. That plus your outstanding guitar chops make this a keeper.

If I heard this in a CD store I would buy it. It's that good.
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#421991 - 07/17/17 02:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bullet [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,

Well, it seems all the appropriate accolades have already been offered. We'll ditto all of them. Stunningly awesome ... already used in one way or another both worthy of a repeat. The only thing we did like was that it came to and end -- every time we played it. You and Chris have a winner here. One of the very best tracks on the forum in quite some time. Standing "O"!

Alan & Di
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