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First of all I'm pleased to announce that the blues/rock duo of Dave and Chris is now a trio with the addition of Marty Straub from BabuMusic on Bass, I asked him if he would like to join Blue Attitude after talking to Chris about it. Welcome aboard, Marty!

Here is our latest:

On The Run


The band:

RealTracks in song: 808:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm DrivingCountryBalladDirty Ev 065 (B:quarters)
RealTracks in song: 3334:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesPopSlow16thsSol ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 880:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NorthernRockGrittyStrum Sw16 075

Bass: Marty Straub
Piano: Chris Spruit
Lead Guitar: Dave Bell

I used EZDrummer2 for the drums

Mixed with Reaper using native plugins, also plugins from iZotope and Waves, mastered with Ozone 9.

EDIT: floyd asked for details on the signal chain used for the lead guitar and bass

Lead guitar is plugged directly into my interface (Scarlett 2i4) and is run through S-Gear. I'm also using the CLA Guitars plugin on it, also the new Blu-cat AcouFiend plugin.

Marty also plugs his bass in direct, no FX. I added Neutron 2 to the bass track, mostly to roll off the lows so it didn't conflict with the bass drum. Also bumped the mids, and added an exciter and compressor.

EDIT2: Trev asked what Chris uses on her vocal. This is her reply:

Mic: Peluso 22251
Interface: Steinberg UR 242
She also has one of those portable vocal booth things

On the Run - Christiane Spruit, 2020

I've been waiting
for another sunny day
I don't want these clouds
in the sky

And you know that I always
begging you to stay
but my heart is
on the run

You told me
I can't count how many times
I heard you swear
It's over

But you knew, exactly,
that I would come and run
back to you
now it's over

All the damage done
I used to walk ,but now I run
dare to say
on my way

Trying to catch the sun
maybe I am on the run
from you
one day in the sun

Solo

All the damage done
I used to walk ,but now I run
from you

Trying to catch the sun
maybe I am on the run
from you

Outro vamp

One day in the sun
one day in the sun

All the damage done
maybe I am on the run

one day in the sun
one day in the sun

Trying to catch the sun
maybe I am on the run
from you

Also uploaded to soundcloud: On the Run

and youtube:


As always we welcome all comments!




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This is great. I'm not sure I've heard Chris sound better. Strong melody line and wonderful harmonies. The band is solid...except for Marty. He's a gas. Your play here is very expressive. The leads are really good and the fills maybe even better. To be honest, at times the lead felt a little rushed, but that's just on one listen.

I hope your contract with Marty is non-exclusive. I'm just saying, is all. Great intro to the new BA line-up.


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Starts off in a Hendrix groove. I like this. You guys have become quite the prolific writing team.

Good song and a good job on the recording too


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Chris, Dave & Marty... Blue Attitude...

A great band. Pure and simple.

Every release seems to get better (if that is even possible).

Chris' writes are getting so in-the-pocket! Her vocals, too...

Marty's bass is awesome (details on how that is recorded?? it's impressive)

Dave - that might be the most "commercial" sounding lead you have offered up so far (a good thing in my book). Loved it. (Is this still S-Gear?? and is that direct into an interface?)

Top-shelf mix.

What more can be said???

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Congrats on the collaboration.

Good song, well done.

I'm a guitar guy, really liked the guitar on this one.
thanks for providing the details.

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Whoa!

This song you all have come up with is really sweet!

At first, I thought it sounded a little like Hendrix in the beginning.

And then BAM!

The female vocal surprised me (pleasantly)...

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Wow, congratulations for the new member smile Bit lighter song, more pop with a catchy chorus. Fantastic guitar solo playing. Marty's bass brings liveliness and Chris's voice is enjoyable as always. Reminds me of Prince (the chording and the guitars) and also a little bit of Fleetwood Mac.

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Dave,Chris & Marty,
I enjoyed that Hendrix-like intro leading into a great slow burner. Simple,powerful music with an awesome vocal and,of course, a soaring guitar solo.
A very talented threesome you are; its cool that you`ve found Marty on the forum... good things are coming!

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I am so glad you guys have joined forces. I am sure this will add another level of magic to your songs. I just love playing to a strong bass line. This was an excellent tune. Dave your guitar was awesome. Chris's vocal was excellent and well. And Marty such a nice add to the tune. The mix was perfect. Well done


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Dave / Chris /Marty

Brilliant. Top stuff all round, all comes together wonderfully.

Loved the intro, and solos, bass sounds just right and Chris has never sounded better.

Great.

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VERY cool. Well done all.
I'm impressed with the EZ Drums - they aren't complicated or unrealistic - (the trap many fall into with it).
Loved it.


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Hi Dave, Chris and Marty,

What a fabulous BIG sound and a really cool Rock Ballad - shades of "Starship" in there, I think.
Great solo, very much in the Starship fashion and Chris starting to sound like Grace Slick. Wonderful.

Great bass from Marty underpinning an excellent backing track.

Loved the whole thing.

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Hi Dave, Chris and Marty,

This is really a very great song! I couldn't express myself better than the other responses here.
Chris sings very well, of course, but she surpassed herself here.
The lead guitar plays marvelous and Marty surpassed himself with a strong bass guitar playing.
This is really one day in the sun!

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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
This is great. I'm not sure I've heard Chris sound better. Strong melody line and wonderful harmonies. The band is solid...except for Marty. He's a gas. Your play here is very expressive. The leads are really good and the fills maybe even better. To be honest, at times the lead felt a little rushed, but that's just on one listen.

Could be (rushed). For me if it feels good it is good, not looking for perfection. One of my favorite players is Buddy Guy, back when he was in his prime. He really played ahead of the beat, Otis Rush too. Thanks, happy you liked it!

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I hope your contract with Marty is non-exclusive. I'm just saying, is all. Great intro to the new BA line-up.

Have your people contact my people, I'm sure we can work something out! eek


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Blue Attitude,
Nice family addition! smile
Solid first tune as band! If this wasn't announced and I've heard it for the first time, I would imagine that Marty played for years with BA.
Ok, you proved that you can behave well together, now I want to hear some WILD STUFF!
Joking aside, I wish to hear many cool songs from you in the future as a team. Thank you for sharing.

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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
The band is solid...except for Marty. He's a gas.

I hope your contract with Marty is non-exclusive.


Hahaha. That's a great line, Tangmo. That's as good as Mario's changing signature.

As for the non-exclusive part... well, yeah, as Dave said, have your people call his people... [BUT I'm easy, man. I'll change my name for the privilege. smile ]


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Hi Dave, Chris and Marty
That Hendrix-like opening also gets my vote - nice! Chris' vocal, as always, is excellent but I particularly enjoyed the harmonies on this one. The usual fluid guitar work and great to hear the interplay with Marty's bass.
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Starts off in a Hendrix groove. I like this. You guys have become quite the prolific writing team.

Good song and a good job on the recording too


Thanks very much, Herb!

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Dave, Chris and Marty,

This is the best track you've posted under the Blue Attitude banner IMHO!! Chris's vocals are always spot on and pro quality! Dave , your guitar work is second to none around here and sounds great! Adding Marty's bass work elevates your tracks to a higher level and definitely enhances this one! This combo you have is one to keep! Great job! Thanks, Torrey




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Marty's a gas. He folded right in. That howling shred that starts at 01:59 will get your attention. Great vocals.


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