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#612808 - 08/29/20 12:58 PM [User Showcase] A Girl Like That
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Not your grampa's Country.

smile


A GIRL LIKE THAT

she's so high class
a little outta my league
don't know what she sees
in an ordinary guy like me
but come friday night
she's by my side
bare feet on the dashboard
of this country boy's ride
   
   a girl like that
   can't be thinkin' clear
   something's out of whack
   completely
   what's a girl like that
   doing down here
   on the wrong side of the tracks
   with a guy like me

everybody wonders why
some uptown guy
a fancy suit and car
doesn't have her on his arm
the country club
or country bar
her comfort zone
she's a star no matter where we are
   
   a girl like that
   can't be thinkin' clear
   something's out of whack
   completely
   what's a girl like that
   doing down here
   on the wrong side of the tracks
   with a guy like me



The BAND:

RealTracks in song: ~700:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2444:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Background PopCountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3435:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BritPsycPopBalladArpVibChorus Ev 065 (Held)
RealTracks in song: 873:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernRnBRockFunkyOffbeat Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1841:Synth Pad, PopModernGrooveHigh Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 3441:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritPsycRockMarch Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 3203:Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist RnBPopBrent Ev 110
Royalty Free Loops

Some harmonies generated using the Helicon TC plugin in RealBand
Me: vocals, additional harmonies, art work


Feel free to comment on any aspect.
(you, too, Dan wink )

Thanks for listening.

fj

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#612846 - 08/29/20 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Love the drumtro, this is a little poppier than you usually run. Kind of a country version of Billy Joel's Uptown Girl. This exudes your usual excellence, a very enjoyable listen.
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#612864 - 08/29/20 06:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,
This is so well done: an irresistible beat with simple backing that highlights the vocal sticking close to such a catchy melody... that brief burst of heavy guitar was a surprise but it fits.
When grandpa`s country began to fuse with pop I began to listen more; no doubt others more expert will hear your influences- I was taken back to the time I heard Kostas performing his own very pop flavoured cool country songs. This is that good!

Robert

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#612874 - 08/29/20 07:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd ...

Another musical masterpiece. I say that a lot when I listen to your songs. But the good part is I don't have to lie or exaggerate to say it.

I get the feel of Brooks and Dunn in today's country market if they were still recording together.

Rather simple backing to a nice, straight-forward lyric - yet sounding full and energetic. Just more proof that a contemporary country sound can be composed in BIAB.

Excellent song and a great listen!

Best to you, Be safe ...

Alan
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#612885 - 08/29/20 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Well...thirty minutes or more after listening, it's still playing in my head. Brilliant production well mixed, poppy melody well sung, Best of all, written to sing. Punchy as all get-out. Fantastic.

Of course, it's all nonsense in my life. She's the one who's lucky to be hanging out with such a sopfastracuted...err...sophriskercated...whatever. I tell her that every day, and she laughs. Prolly with joy at her luck.


Edited by Tangmo (08/29/20 08:34 PM)
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#612886 - 08/29/20 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Old country is the best country. I like this. Catchy chorus. Good lyrics. Such a clear recording. The band sounds good.
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#612894 - 08/29/20 10:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Band sounds great, as does the lead singer (and his clones).

Love the use of space and ebb and flow of the dynamics.

I don't follow current pop or country, so I've got no reference point, but it's catchy no matter how old the listener. laugh
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#612897 - 08/30/20 12:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd

Superb dynamics, build, melody. lyric and a wonderfully polished performance.

Loved the great intro and outro.

A true pleasure to listen to.

Peter

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#612901 - 08/30/20 12:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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You've become an ace with loops. Impressive.
Not grampa's or grandma's but they'd have like the hooks and story.
OUTSTANDING.
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#612914 - 08/30/20 02:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Well, that was different!

I like the more modern approach you use on this one, really works well in my opinion.

Nice dynamics throughout, great intro and ending (I love that attention to detail).

Good hook, very catchy, and it's one that will stay with the listener long after the song is over.

Love your vocal, and really like what you did at the end with it.

Mix sounds great too of course wink

Really good, floyd, one of my favorites from you I think.

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#612916 - 08/30/20 03:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Loved it. From the beginning to the solo in the middle to the very end. What's the point of taking apart (to analyse) something as good as this? Forget it - I just loved it, full stop. You overflow with talent. Bravo.
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#612930 - 08/30/20 05:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice dynamics, rhythmically interesting and the catchy chorus are the highlight of this pop tune. And of course the message is almost universal - I was thinking about excluding arranged marriages, but actually that could be the explanation here wink

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#612952 - 08/30/20 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Love the drumtro, this is a little poppier than you usually run. Kind of a country version of Billy Joel's Uptown Girl. This exudes your usual excellence, a very enjoyable listen.


Thanks, TM. Sometimes I let my poppier side take over... smile

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#612954 - 08/30/20 07:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Hello Floyd Jane,
Very endearing lyrics. The voice is superb with a simple but terribly effective arrangement. Well done

Dero13 alias JaniJackFlash

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#612966 - 08/30/20 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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**SPEECH TO TEXT WARNING**

I find this song odd for one specific reason. It shouldn't exist! From what I've heard, BIAB can't do what you just made it do. Maybe you need to remember that you can't do what you just did the next time you plan on doing it again. wink

Seriously, PG Music has to have a smile on this one. What a great song!

You know many times a write an encyclopedia set on your songs...and feel I still leave things out.

Major CROSSOVER appeal! The lyrics are timeless. So, it could have been written years/decades ago, or today. Awesome!

The rhyme structure to melodic deliver works so well! Placement is so important. Not only within the lyrical structure; but creating melodies that keep it interesting. Masterfully done. Though, I'm not surprise. wink

Great sounds from BIAB and loop choice is right on point. It fits what you are going for in my opinion.

That brings in the topic of overall production. Nice! Really really well done. I feel sometimes people thing production is tweaking the knobs to get a better mix in the effects rack.

What you showed is production. With production, if you don't what you are doing; it very obvious. If you do, it's actually not as obvious to the regular listener. It's all those little things to keep the ear interested. It's knowing when to make a bold production statement, and when to pull it back...to make a bold production statement. It's understanding how EQ and effects have to live in harmony with the arrangement, lyrics, and overall song writing. It's knowing the rules and knowing when to bend or even break them. When done correctly, it sounds almost effortless. To the point where, a good portion of song writers would feel "I could write a song like that" without even realizing what is involved. Where am I going with all of this? You just put on full display ALL of those understandings in a masterful way in 3m7secs.

I would say, "I'm impressed" but I think that is a given with you songs. So, from the Department of Redundancy Department, I thank you again for another forum changing song!
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#612975 - 08/30/20 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Fantastic. For a guy like me... you're setting the bar on songwriting and using BIAB as a production tool.

Cheers,

Frank
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#613019 - 08/30/20 05:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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FJ,
Punchy tune. Yet, I like that it is not too busy instrumentally, so focus goes to overall composition and vocals, not just loop hooks. Vocals and airy mix are excellent! (It is hard to picture bad mix from you smile ) Sometimes we get carried away with all the cool tracks and jam things in, forgetting that we are only humans. I like the rest, you made at 0:54, giving time to regroup & repeating at the end. Nice one! Thank you for sharing.


Misha.

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#613038 - 08/30/20 07:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd
Very engaging tune. Your pop side clearly has plenty to offer. Sheer class all the way, as per usual.
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#613064 - 08/31/20 06:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd,
This is so well done: an irresistible beat with simple backing that highlights the vocal sticking close to such a catchy melody... that brief burst of heavy guitar was a surprise but it fits.
When grandpa`s country began to fuse with pop I began to listen more; no doubt others more expert will hear your influences- I was taken back to the time I heard Kostas performing his own very pop flavoured cool country songs. This is that good!

Robert


Robert - thanks for the nice comments.

A very nice surprise that you know the name "Kostas". Can't imagine that many do. An amazing writer (in the golden era of amazing writers - and the last of them getting their just rewards...)

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#613072 - 08/31/20 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Girl Like That [Re: floyd jane]
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Cool tune. Sounds like something that plays on the radio these days.

Good job. I'll listen on some cans later.
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