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#504995 - 11/29/18 10:35 AM [User Showcase] The Wild Hounds Of Passion
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Hi everybody,

this is one of my fun projects that help me chase the blues away every now and then - so please dont take it seriously.

And, of course, this strange stuff didn’t come from my very brain, but I was heavily inspired by a TV conversation a couple of year ago between two of the funniest German comedians, both in their sixties, who talked about getting older, their increasing health problems and, of couse, about the physical side of love once you’ve crossed the fifties line. Although it had been extremely funny all the way the conversation became hilarious when the elder one explained that his ‘bloodhounds of carnal lust were either constantly chained up or had, even more likely, already passed away, which he claimed to make him feel superior to young folks who were still ‘slaves of their drives’.

Well, folks, forgive me, but as an affected party as regards age I simply couldn’t leave that uncommented, so here’s my modest contribution to the subject:

Audio + lyrics
Audio on Soundcloud
The (inevitable) video

The technical stuff

Style is _BLUESSH.STY (Blues Shuffle Quintet Swing)

RealTracks in style: 420:Bass, Electric, Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in style: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 421:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in style: ~585:Guitar, Resophonic, Rhythm Blues Muddy Sw 120
RealDrums in Song: BluesShuffleHard^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Busy Snare, HiHat

I possibly changed the RealDrums, but, sorry, I didn’t take any note about that.

Playdes the guitar solos on exactly what you see in the vid: a 1977 Gibson Les Paul Custom and that amazing teeny-weeny VOX VT20 (I guess) with an Orange amp emulation.

In this spirit have a terrific weejend.

Cheers,

Stefan


Edited by Crossroads (11/30/18 05:33 AM)
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#505003 - 11/29/18 11:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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cool!

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#505015 - 11/29/18 12:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Hello Stefan, what a marvelous song I might say! The arrangement is a pleasure to listen to and the vibe is very appealing. Great tones with the guitar, seemed very fun to make. Great work!
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#505049 - 11/29/18 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Stefan,

A fun song and even more fun video...

Nice backing tracks. The organ sounds great. Good job on the guitar. Vocals are crisp and clear and well mixed.

It sounds to me like the drums are panned all the to right side - haven't heard drums panned to one side like that since the 60's...

Enjoyed the listen.

fj
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#505107 - 11/29/18 06:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Hi Stefan.

You know that I love your music and videos. And this song is great too!

But I honestly think you could have mixed this better. The vocal is way to loud in comparison with the background track in my opinion. But I can read that the more professional guys (than me) like it as it is, so don't take my comments seriously, please!

Keep up the good work, Stefan!
Will

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#505115 - 11/29/18 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Awesome job Stephan. Loved the video. Excellent back track and super job on the guitar. super vocal as well..
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#505141 - 11/29/18 11:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Another enjoyable song! laugh

I initially mis-read it as "The Wild Nouns of Passion", which would have been an interesting song as well.
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#505155 - 11/30/18 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Stephan,

Really, really enjoyable! Everything about your singing, your backing, the video and your humour grabs hold and doesn't let go until the end.

It's definitely 'thumbs up' from me for this.

In a word... EXCELLENT!

All the best,
Noel
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#505158 - 11/30/18 04:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Another enjoyable song! laugh

I initially mis-read it as "The Wild Nouns of Passion", which would have been an interesting song as well.


.. I agree, but would this be the right forum to make it public?

Glad you enjoyed it.

Stefan
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#505159 - 11/30/18 04:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hello Stefan, what a marvelous song I might say! The arrangement is a pleasure to listen to and the vibe is very appealing. Great tones with the guitar, seemed very fun to make. Great work!


Hey Joe (love to address you that way...),

thanks for your fine review - I really appreciate it.

Cheers,

Stefan
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#505160 - 11/30/18 04:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Another enjoyable song! laugh

I initially mis-read it as "The Wild Nouns of Passion", which would have been an interesting song as well.


I also missed the topic. The thread title says “The Wild Houns of Passion” which I took to be wild hoons of passion (a hoon here is someone who behaves in an anti social manner). But I guess the hero of this story could be regarded as a “Wild Houn”.

Good fun song and video. Well done.

Tony
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#505162 - 11/30/18 04:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome job Stephan. Loved the video. Excellent back track and super job on the guitar. super vocal as well..


Thanks a lot, Scott, I really appreciate your opinion (like I always do).

Take care,

Stefan
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#505163 - 11/30/18 04:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Stephan,

Really, really enjoyable! Everything about your singing, your backing, the video and your humour grabs hold and doesn't let go until the end.

It's definitely 'thumbs up' from me for this.

In a word... EXCELLENT!

All the best,
Noel


Wow, Noel, what can I say: What a heckuva review - thank you so much. When it comes to humour, tastes can differ a lot, so I'm always delighted when people share my sense of it.

Thanks for the listen and your kind comment and have a great weekend.

Stefan
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#505171 - 11/30/18 05:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Stefan,

A fun song and even more fun video...

Nice backing tracks. The organ sounds great. Good job on the guitar. Vocals are crisp and clear and well mixed.

It sounds to me like the drums are panned all the to right side - haven't heard drums panned to one side like that since the 60's...

Enjoyed the listen.

fj


Hi Flyd,

first of all thanks a lot for watching and listening so carefully and, of course, for your kind words - I really appreciate themn a lot.

As to the drum panning: You are absolutely right - it sounds as if the drums were (like with the first Beatles stereo records) completely panned to the right, and I couldn't remember we'd ever done something like that.

So I just got the original RealBand file back on my PC and had a lokk at the drum track:

1. It sounds the same: panned to the right.
2. It's a stereo RealDrum track
3. It's panned to exactly ZERO.

Oops - so it was the decision of the people who created this RealDrum track. And when I soloed it, it showed that it was not completely panned to the right, but all the loud instruments were indeed, only soft cymbal sounds coming from the left.

So I'm gonna take this for granted amd, more than that, I'm proud that it was us who gave you and the others that tiny musical blast from the past - even though this happened totally unintentionally cool

Thanks again very much for listening that attentively and have a nice weekend.

Regards,

Stefan
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#505173 - 11/30/18 05:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Stefan, Lots of fun to be had listening to this one. The video was great and enjoyed watching the guitar work. Well sung and played. I think you should revisit the mix, especially drums and bass. There is a lot of creativity on display here. I liked it despite my mix comments, Tom

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#505178 - 11/30/18 05:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Will Josef]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Hi Stefan.

You know that I love your music and videos. And this song is great too!

But I honestly think you could have mixed this better. The vocal is way to loud in comparison with the background track in my opinion. But I can read that the more professional guys (than me) like it as it is, so don't take my comments seriously, please!

Keep up the good work, Stefan!
Will


Hi Will,

thanks an awful lot for listening and watching. And, please, feel free to write as your comments whatever you feel might help.

Well, volume of the vocals has been, is and I'm afraid will be the almost only disputed topic between Maha and me when it comes to mixing.

I'm a couple of years older than her and experienced that mixing style they had in the seventies when it was always good to have the record's cover at hand so you could at least SEE if you were listening to a lady or a guy. smile

And I don't have too much self-confidence as far as my singing is concerned. So it's always me who proposes to get the vocals a bit back into the mix while Maha mostly disagrees. And also important: We listen to the final mix on many differnt devices before the song is being made public. And it's astounding how differently especially the vocals (but also the bass and the drums) can be emphasized - completely different from what we had (or better: Maha had) planned when she heard it on her studio speakers.

So, I'm on your side: I would have preferred to reduce the voval's volume a bit, but in the end it's all a matter of personal taste, isn't it...

So, please, don't you ever hesitate to come up with whatever you think is important - everything you say is being appreciated a lot!!!

Have a terrific weekend and take care,

Stefan
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#505179 - 11/30/18 05:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Teunis]
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Originally Posted By: Teunis
Originally Posted By: dcuny
Another enjoyable song! laugh

I initially mis-read it as "The Wild Nouns of Passion", which would have been an interesting song as well.


I also missed the topic. The thread title says “The Wild Houns of Passion” which I took to be wild hoons of passion (a hoon here is someone who behaves in an anti social manner). But I guess the hero of this story could be regarded as a “Wild Houn”.

Good fun song and video. Well done.

Tony


Oops - that was just a typo, sorry for that. Like I said in the song: 'My eyesight's pretty bad, you might say I'm almost blind'. Which is not made up, unfortunately...

Just corrected the thread title.

Regards,

Stefan
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#505191 - 11/30/18 06:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Stefan, Lots of fun to be had listening to this one. The video was great and enjoyed watching the guitar work. Well sung and played. I think you should revisit the mix, especially drums and bass. There is a lot of creativity on display here. I liked it despite my mix comments, Tom


Hi Tom,

thank you very much für your comment and especially the hint. Scott already mentioned the drum panning issue - which I've taken care of in my respective reply. And I also agreed with Will's hint that the vocals might be a bit to loud.

But apart from that I'm pretty fine with the mix - it's rough like it was meant to be and has aa bit of a 'live' character. And after all it's a matter of taste... But nevertheless: I really appreciate any hints and comments. So thanks again.

Cheers,

Stefan
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#505194 - 11/30/18 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Nice groove,

rockin' blues, good raw guitar playing!

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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#505223 - 11/30/18 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Wild Houns Of Passion [Re: Crossroads]
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Oh ya - this took about 10 seconds for me to know I'd be into it. Love the bluesy groove, and found your vocals to be top notch. It has a lot of attitude behind it, and the progressions are fantastic. A real proper mix job too.

Great work, and thanks for sharing!
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