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#665080 07/21/21 04:46 AM
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Mixing Concrete

I've been busy with other responsibilities lately, but after my summer vacation I decided to return to the lovely world of music & BIAB. Here is a quick song that started while I was rehearsing one famous classic rock song. As what usually happens, I got bored with playing and wanted to write new material. I wrote own lyrics inspired by that situation, modified the chord progression and wrote a new melody on top of that. This is the result, I hope it's original enough, maybe you can guess what I was playing smile

Based on style _HROCKLA.STY:

RD RockHardLA^7
Loop Cowbell Quarters 4

995:Bass, Electric, HardRockLA Ev120
1726:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm HonkyTonkJohn Ev120
2764:Organ, Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike Ev 110
999:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLAFuzz Ev 120
996:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLACrisp Ev 120
3445:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryRockJohnny
3362:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritBluesRock70s Ev 110

Vocals by me

Mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab

Lyrics:

First there was the blues
then came the blue suede shoes
then there was the Stones
but now is time to shake those old bones.

Don't live in the past
nothing is forever cast
in concrete, in steel
tear up the rulebook, re-invent the wheel.

Mix concrete with love & imagination
Mix concrete with love & imagination

Free your narrow mind
it's all right to leave the apes behind
don't gather old moss
overtake your heroes, be your own boss.

Roll the drum of licks
add your own gimmicks in the mix
don't fit in, be bold
show your wittiness, enhance the mold.

Mix concrete with love & imagination
Mix concrete with love & imagination

Mix concrete with love & imagination
Mix concrete with love & imagination

Mix concrete with love & imagination
Mix concrete with love & imagination

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Dear 'jannesan'...

You could find yourself jumping up-and-down to the rockin' rhythm, tossing your head this-way-and-that, and moving 'round on the floor with sweetly soulful energy to the good-times music in this earful of a song! There's a party atmosphere breaking out of it, but the lyrics are liberating enough to put ideas of a 'soft' revolution in spirit into our heads. In its own way it channels the musical energy of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's 'Takin' Care of Business' while the lyrics celebrate the eternal call to resist conformity. I think you discovered a live connection between your mind and heart as you composed this song and it comes across like colors in the wind.


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Hi jannesan,

Good work! I understand why blueage refers to BTO - I can hear that "feel" too. It however doesn't really matter where you got the inspiration from... it is a good track in itself. Very well done!

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The piano really stands out in this song in a good way and I think you did a great job! Thanks so much for taking the time to share it.


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Janne

Nicely done - enjoyed your take on a hidden classic (Stones? (the cowbell is a bit iconic)) track.

Strong big sound and it rocks nicely. The guitars are well done.

Very enjoyable and would be a good live number.

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This bops.
well done.


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Hi Janne,

Man, I'm trying to figure out your inspiration for this. Sounds familiar but I'm drawing a blank, hope at some point you enlighten us smile

Really well done, enjoyed!

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You have masked the inspiration, and came up with a really cool song, Janne. I hear Beatles, but I usually do. smile You had me right from the title. The you start with these excellent lyrics:
"First there was the blues
then came the blue suede shoes
then there was the Stones
but now is time to shake those old bones."
Yeah! "...tear up the rulebook, re-invent the wheel."

I hope you tell us the song you were working on, and I totally understand your desire to put it aside and create your own. And you created a wonderful piece just Mixing Concrete.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Cool rocker Janne. Love the groove for this tune. Excellent vocal and production. Well done


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Janne,
Fun tune! Got me hooked on the title. Excellent style fusion composition! You mixed this concrete well!
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Originally Posted By: bluage
DYou could find yourself jumping up-and-down to the rockin' rhythm, tossing your head this-way-and-that, and moving 'round on the floor with sweetly soulful energy to the good-times music in this earful of a song! There's a party atmosphere breaking out of it, but the lyrics are liberating enough to put ideas of a 'soft' revolution in spirit into our heads. In its own way it channels the musical energy of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's 'Takin' Care of Business' while the lyrics celebrate the eternal call to resist conformity. I think you discovered a live connection between your mind and heart as you composed this song and it comes across like colors in the wind.


Thanks bluage for your nice poetic review smile Although not started from that BTO song, I agree there is the same energy, like many early 70's songs have.

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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Good work! I understand why blueage refers to BTO - I can hear that "feel" too. It however doesn't really matter where you got the inspiration from... it is a good track in itself. Very well done!

Will


Thanks Will for your kind feedback smile

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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
The piano really stands out in this song in a good way and I think you did a great job! Thanks so much for taking the time to share it.


Thanks Ember for your kind words smile I agree, the honky tonk piano is a great instrument in the RT collection and it works with many songs.

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Janne,
Fun, quirky and hopeful lyrics applied to the classic rock sound.
Well sung and produced. The inspiration? I`m guessing FabFour though can`t quite place it... which means you made it your own.

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Got some "within you and without you" Harrison vibes. Cool.

GREAT clever lyric all the way through ... a mix song - who would've thought?

Along with that fine lyric are nice vocals, band choice and mix.

We enjoyed it!

J&B

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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Nicely done - enjoyed your take on a hidden classic (Stones? (the cowbell is a bit iconic)) track.

Strong big sound and it rocks nicely. The guitars are well done.

Very enjoyable and would be a good live number.

Peter


Thanks Peter for your kind comment smile Not Stones, but actually I included the cowbell just because I have played it on Honky Tonk Woman and thought it would fit here also (noticed afterwards there was cowbell also in my source song). Yes, would be a good live number, that's why I left room for long soloing.

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Originally Posted By: rayc
This bops.
well done.


Thanks Ray for listening and giving positive comment smile

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, I'm trying to figure out your inspiration for this. Sounds familiar but I'm drawing a blank, hope at some point you enlighten us smile

Really well done, enjoyed!


Thanks Dave for your positive comment smile I'll enlighten you, but before that, a small hint: the name of the band and a part of the title are included in the lyrics smile

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Hi jannesan,

Nice reflection on our way of life. The rhythm and the arrangement are very pleasant. The mix is ​​pleasant and has been worked well. I appreciated.

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Janne,

Great opening—ear catching, toe tapping right from the get go. It’s got a Who vibe to me—particularly in that chorus. The mix is pretty solid to me; that organ works really well, and the BritBlues Rock solo, well, rocks. Good stuff, Janne—enjoyed my listen!

Kindest regards,

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