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#619641 - 10/19/20 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Creepy Crib
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Here is a Halloween song that I wrote. I like the song concept and lyrics but I am not happy with the vocal recording at all. I have made several good faith attempts at the vocals but this is the best I can do, at least for now. I probably need an entirely new recording set up (PC, etc.). Plus, I hate singing if anyone can hear me. In the past, I would always do my vocal tracks when nobody else was home. But, since COVID-19, I never have the house to myself any more, so I have to squeeze my vocal recordings in whenever and however I can.

This one is entirely Band-in-a-Box - I didn't play anything:

RB_BARB RB BARB - MED RB Shuffle
120 BPM
Key G

34 Finger Elec Bass
1 Acoustic Piano
1 Standard Drum Kit
28 Clean Elec Guitar
62 Brass Section
89 Bell Pad

Here is:

Creepy Crib

Creepy Crib

Come on over to my creepy crib
It's in the graveyard where I live
We'll have a party through the night
Stay forever if you'd like

We'll sing our favorite funeral songs
The dearly departed will sing along
We'll spike the punch with formaldehyde
We'll take the hearse out for a ride

Oh, oh, you'll live to regret it
Oh, oh, you'll have bad dreams
Oh, oh, you'll not forget it.
Oh, oh, every night's Halloween

The undertaker will be here too
He's dug a grave just for you
The skeletons will shake their bones
The living dead will howl and moan

Oh, oh, you'll live to regret it
Oh, oh, you'll surely scream
Oh, oh, you'll not forget it.
Oh, oh, every night's Halloween

Come on over, have some fun
But you may want to try and run
Come on over, bring friend
But you may never leave again

Come on over to my creepy crib
It's in the graveyard where I live
We'll have a party through the night
Stay forever if you'd like

Come on over to my creepy crib
Come on over to my creepy crib
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#619669 - 10/19/20 10:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Amusing ditty - clever lyric and a genre appropriate vocal.

Fun.

Peter

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#619673 - 10/20/20 12:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Howdy ...

I'll take a little extra formaldehyde in my punch, please! Fits in perfectly with the season. iof you have any, perhaps a few Halloween scary stuff in the background occasionally ... witch's laugh, howling etc.

I'm not much of a singer but I what I can with the voice I was given. I have a vocal range of about half an octave! I always say it serves to give a real singer a good idea of what I'm looking for when all is said and done. I can molest the airways with the best of them! Just dio what you can ... I'll be here for a listen!

Nice work. Take care and be safe ...

Alan

PS: Boo!!!
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#619684 - 10/20/20 02:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Fun song!

Happy Halloween!

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#619696 - 10/20/20 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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jpt3,

A good Halloween write! Don't hear many of those...

"We'll sing our favorite funeral songs
The dearly departed will sing along
We'll spike the punch with formaldehyde
We'll take the hearse out for a ride"

...clever stuff.

fj

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#619697 - 10/20/20 06:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Nice work, makes for a fun listen and as it's been stated, the lyrics are really clever smile Thanks for sharing!
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#619717 - 10/20/20 07:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Rumors of your recent demise appear to be over exaggerated.

Fun!
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#619733 - 10/20/20 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Very cool 50ish back track. Loved the lyric. Perfect timing.

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#619743 - 10/20/20 10:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Good one, jpt3 !
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#619891 - 10/21/20 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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jptjptjpt,
Spooky fun and good timing. Solid musical bed and dark humor lyrics. I assume this is all MIDI? I think vocals are a bit too up front. I believe angelic / soft female vocals or kid singing it would sound interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#619952 - 10/21/20 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Well done. Reminds me of some of the spooky a.m. radio Halloween songs back (way back) in the day.

Fun!

J&B

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#619978 - 10/21/20 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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jpt3,

Great write . . . really clever lines and rhymes. Has a Monster Mash feel to me, which makes it perfect for Halloween. The vocal works well enough for me, and actually a match for this song (but yeah, maybe a bit too far out in front in spots as Misha suggests). Fun tune!

My spooky regards,

Deej

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#620000 - 10/21/20 07:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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jptjptjpt Offline
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Thank you everyone for listens and comments. I appreciate it. I keep thinking I'll rerecord the vocals but it hasn't happened yet.
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My latest video upload is a song called "Melody":

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My music can be heard at: http://thecracks.bandcamp.com/

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#620048 - 10/22/20 04:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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I think the vocal and lyrics are the best of the song...the musical bed, whilst a good progression and tempo, sounds dry, unemotional and very MIDI.
Your voice sounds weary, worn and a warning.
The changes in character are matched by tone changes and I think that was pretty cool.
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#620059 - 10/22/20 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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I like it, made me laugh, hope there's more Halloween stuff coming from others.
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#620575 - 10/25/20 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Hello jptjptjpt,
I really liked this nod to Halloween. The play on the voice is surprising but well done. The atmosphere is joyful and the children should be loved. Well done.

Kindly regard

Dero13
alias JaniJackFlash


Edited by Dero13 (10/25/20 03:05 PM)

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#620598 - 10/25/20 05:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Really well written, especially the early verses, and you`re vocal is right in character.
I could wish for the arrangement to be a little spookier, but its a cool song and performance.

Robert

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#620853 - 10/27/20 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Creepy Crib [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Lots of fun, and very clever!!! Have not heard a Halloween song in quite a while, but glad I tuned in for this one! Nice!! Take care. Greg

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