Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#696033 - 01/04/22 07:21 AM [User Showcase] (Who's Going To Pay) The Price
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1518
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1518
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
The Price on Soundcloud
The Price on YouTube

This is an original song written early 1990s by myself and life-long friend, Steve Furmanski. We wrote it in response to Linda McCartney wanting to put out an album about how we're all messing up the planet. She was going to give the proceeds to one of those appropriate charities. Needless to say, we never expected to get her attention, and we weren't disappointed. Still, we had much fun making it. The version we did then was much faster, and it was written at a time when Sting was more relevant. Steve has since passed, and I wish he could hear this version.

Dave Bell once again agreed to legitimize this version by adding 3 guitar tracks, including the acoustic solo, even though he claims it's out of his comfort zone, Ha! In my experience Dave is comfortable in any zone as long as he's holding a guitar.

Style is _TEA.STY (Tea House Acoustic Indie)

RealTracks in style: 2762:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 70sBritPopMike Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 2932:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking SongwriterAlternating8thsQuinn Ev 110
RealTracks in song: ~~1030:Guitar, 12-String Electric, Fingerpicking Ev 120
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2984:Accordion, Rhythm PopRockCory Ev 120
RealDrums [in style:BossaBrushes: a: Sidestick Brushes b: Sidestick, Ride
Utility Track in song: 896 12-string acoustic

Dave Bell (Blue Attitude) played 3 guitar tracks including the acoustic solo
I played bass and sang (never at the same time)

The Price

Who's gonna have to pay the price? We're living on loan in paradise.
There's payments due. We cannot charge them.
Who takes the blame for our credit margin?
Who's gonna have to pay the price of ozone holes that melt the ice?
The Gardeners can't. They're already taken. It's up to you and me.
Perhaps if you believe that all the whales swam away,
and elephants are gardens for the ivory of today...
But you and I know we'll go as they go, and pay the debt we owe.

Who's gonna have to pay the price for the species that we have sacrificed?
The gods of greed and evil pleasures cannot be paid with weights and measures.
Who's gonna have to pay the price for acid rain from polluted skys?
You can't wash away the acid in rainfall with a soft soap alka... lie.
The outlawed fluorocarbons and the toxic waste abound.
And nuclear reactions... Oh, how natural this all sounds.
So save the whales to save our children the burden that comes due.

BR 1: There's rain forests falling down, but Sting is the only sound.
Those forayers seem to be so nice.
But can't you see what Sting said? They're putting us all in debt.
BR 2: But who's gonna pay the price?
Pay the price. Let's learn to sacrifice. Don't roll the dice.
Don't gamble with their lives 'cause we must pay the price.
Somehow we all must pay the price. SOLO

Who's gonna have to pay the price for the species that we have sacrificed?
The gods of greed and evil pleasures cannot be paid with weights and measures.
Who's gonna have to pay the price? We're living on loan in paradise.

END: Who? Who Who's gonna pay?
_________________________
Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

Babu Music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDrsXTXfShgnGalQZ0ElQw
Me on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub

My website: http://martystraub.com/

using Band in a Box, Reaper & Cakewalk

Top
#696055 - 01/04/22 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 620
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 620
Loc: Southeast USA
Terrific song/production... I love all the vocals & harmony, tasty guitar licks... Great Video too...
_________________________
bloc-head-music
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk; Ableton Live 11
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete w/ S49 Kbd Controller




Top
#696089 - 01/04/22 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4570
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4570
Loc: Sydney Australia
Marty

Nice catchy hook and really nice work all round.

Excellent vocals and guitar from Dave (sounds more like it's in his comfort zone!)can't recall hearing him play an acoustic lead before.

Nice video as well - great work.

Peter

Top
#696090 - 01/04/22 01:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 02/22/16
Posts: 544
Loc: Illinois, USA
firesong Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/22/16
Posts: 544
Loc: Illinois, USA
Marty...what a sobering message so well spoken and presented...every aspect of this production is exquisite, the song, how it was sung, arranged and played...to the video which was stark at times and yet beautifully presented...great composition and thanks for the reminder that WE are the stewards of the earth...thanks...Dan
_________________________
www.soundclick.com/firesong
BiaB 2022, Steinberg Cubase Pro 11, Wavelab 10, SpetraLayers Pro 7, Audacity, UR44 Interface, Yamaha Genos, Roland FP60, Windows 10

You are who you are because you do what you do because of what you believe.

Top
#696161 - 01/05/22 01:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 10/21/21
Posts: 305
Loc: Versmold - GERMANY
PROJECT M Online   content
Journeyman

Registered: 10/21/21
Posts: 305
Loc: Versmold - GERMANY
Hello Marty
You have written a very true song.
Before I come to the musical evaluation still a few sentences to the statement of the song.
The question of who is going to pay for all this has not been asked for many years.
We already pay for it. But it's getting more and more expensive...
And it will never become cheaper. Unfortunately.
And since we (and I write consciously we, because each of us contributes its part to the destruction) continue to destroy the earth and its innumerable animals and plants with all power, nevertheless our planet will cope with it.
Because the earth has something that we are slowly running out of and will seal our end: TIME !

Ok Marty. After so much negative now the positive.
Your song is incredibly good
You sing it really great.
When you sing louder I like your voice even better.
Dave does a great job again.
His guitar solo is excellent
An impressive song with a lot of depth that should definitely make you think.
Steve is certainly as excited about the song as we all are
Thanks for this, Marty
Many greetings
Andi ;-)


Edited by PROJECT M (01/05/22 10:14 AM)

Top
#696173 - 01/05/22 03:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 741
Loc: Christchurch, New Zealand
NigelSpiers Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 741
Loc: Christchurch, New Zealand
Hi Marty,

I thoroughly enjoyed your song - well played and sung.

Congratulations.

Best Regards
Nigel
_________________________
Nigel Spiers
Christchurch, New Zealand
info@nzacoustics.com

Top
#696212 - 01/05/22 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1278
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1278
Loc: United Kingdom
This is outstanding. The guitar work by Dave is beautiful. The passion shows in your voice, Marty. You're a good man as well as an outstanding musician. Not a thing would I change about this song. Sincerest congratulations.
_________________________
My website

Top
#696234 - 01/05/22 09:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9830
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9830
Loc: Florida
Marty,

Sorry to hear about your friend Steve. Y'all wrote a good one - a very clever write. You really covered a lot of issues!!

Good BAND choices. Nice vocals. Well mixed.

Dave's guitars sound great (of course).

A very nice video, too...

Enjoyed.

fj

Top
#696247 - 01/05/22 10:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2516
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2516
Loc: Finland
Very strong and important message, sad to know that so many things have gone even worse on our planet in 20 years, but at least the ozone layer is in better shape now. Beautiful, yet very sad video also - I was hoping to see Sting step up at the end as a guest star wink Catchy melody. Smooth sounding band, good vocals.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#696316 - 01/05/22 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6284
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6284
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool vibe Marty. Cool guitar interplay with the vocal. Super vocal and lyric Marty. Jimmy Buffett vibe. Cool acoustic solo. Well done

Top
#696339 - 01/05/22 06:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 997
jptjptjpt Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 997
Bravo! Well done. You, Dave, and your late friend Steve, all hit your marks perfectly. Very well written song. Outstanding vocals. Great guitar playing. Production was top notch. The Band kicked in good too.

Nice one.
_________________________
My music can be heard at: The Cracks

Top
#696350 - 01/05/22 08:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3842
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3842
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
The message remains the same though more urgent and less well heard...perhaps the planet will repair itself over time...I suspect it will transform and adapt across millennia but living creatures have Buckley's.
Terrific vocals, lovely Bell ringing guitar and a good Band I your B.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe

Top
#696390 - 01/06/22 05:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1518
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1518
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
Originally Posted By: bloc-head
Terrific song/production... I love all the vocals & harmony, tasty guitar licks... Great Video too...


Thanks, bloc-head. Much appreciated.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Marty

Nice catchy hook and really nice work all round.

Excellent vocals and guitar from Dave (sounds more like it's in his comfort zone!)can't recall hearing him play an acoustic lead before.

Nice video as well - great work.

Peter


Thanks, Peter. Right? Dave really adds so much even when he is uncomfortable. hehe Hey, i just had a preview of you with RayC and J&B. A reggae tune with a brilliant guitar solo.

Originally Posted By: firesong
Marty...what a sobering message so well spoken and presented...every aspect of this production is exquisite, the song, how it was sung, arranged and played...to the video which was stark at times and yet beautifully presented...great composition and thanks for the reminder that WE are the stewards of the earth...thanks...Dan


WOW! Thanks, Dan.
_________________________
Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

Babu Music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDrsXTXfShgnGalQZ0ElQw
Me on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub

My website: http://martystraub.com/

using Band in a Box, Reaper & Cakewalk

Top
#696407 - 01/06/22 06:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 3554
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 3554
Marty,
Neat tune. A very relevant and timely resurrection & message. Excellent lyrics and performance! Dave's guitar tracks fit very well. Mix is clear and listens very well. Nice video too. I think your friend would approve.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

P.S. I think we can "try" all we want to be aware of the issues, strike for a lighter footprint., but nature has a final word. There is a dark joke about corona. (Corona-Latin crown)
"Man says to nature: I am the King of the world....Nature says: - Of course you are, here is a corona."

Top
#696413 - 01/06/22 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 1365
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Birchwood Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 1365
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Hi Marty,

I enjoyed your song very much!
Can not believe these lyrics were from the 90's. They are very actual!
Also your harmonies in the vocals are very well done, like your own singing.
And then there was that solo... It all fits great.

So, that is why I enjoyed it much,
Hans
_________________________
Hans Berkhout
(Birchwood)
https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130

Top
#696440 - 01/06/22 10:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 530
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 530
This is a nice one Marty. Good vocals.
Slightly boomy at the bottom end to my ears but that could be my ears.

Vic

Top
#696446 - 01/06/22 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3849
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3849
Loc: Missouri
Marty, it's a shame LM probably never heard this! You did such an excellent job on it! Dave's contribution to this is top level as usual! You did right by your song writing partner here! Thanks, Torrey
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss
Studio One
Taylor Fender Carvin guitars




Top
#696478 - 01/06/22 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7944
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7944
I never heard Linda's album.... probably a good thing.

Regarding the song. I like it musically. Nice melody and great harmony work. Not much musically to pick apart.

Nice work.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#696565 - 01/06/22 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1645
Loc: Maryland
TuneMonger Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1645
Loc: Maryland
Well, it's a shame that it's been so long since you wrote this and not that much has been done. In fact, except for the ozone, things are much worse. People could stop eating animals and that would help a lot but I've no hopes for that in my lifetime. Anyway, the song is brilliant and I hope its message is heard. Keep up the valiant work!
_________________________
Windows 10, Intel Core I5 10400, 16 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, Komplete keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 11, BIAB 2020 UltraPlus Pak

Top
#696597 - 01/06/22 11:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: (Who's Going To Pay) The Price [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4725
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4725
Loc: Sacramento, California
Catchy song with a message.

It's not every day you hear the words "outlawed fluorocarbons" in a song!
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows!

Here's what they're saying about Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows

"2022 is a true game changer, the biggest thing since the first RealTracks."
"Hands-down the best upgrade!"
"I always know I will love the RealTracks and this year is no exception. Some truly beautiful stuff in there."
"MicroChords is worth the upgrade alone. 4 chords per beat!"
"One of the most exciting upgrades to BIAB since I've been using the program and certainly the most fun to me!"
"Playable RealTracks + micro chords...WOW!"
"The new installer also makes it a breeze to download and install."
"Looks like everyone is in for a treat this year."
"I owned 2020 and now bought upgrade to 2022. New version is fantastic, I like the new features and styles!"
"I absolutely love the MC (microchords) up to 16 chords on a bar."
"There is something for everyone in the new version 2022!"
"This is a phenomenal update - really a game-changer!"
"Playable RealTracks are a game changer! Very powerful. Something we never thought could be done."
"One of the best Upgrades!"
...and more!

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows - Special Ends This Weekend!

It's almost over!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows special ends on Saturday, January 15th!

Save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Upgrade by 11:59pm this Saturday!

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows includes over 50 new features and an amazing collection of new content, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 12, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2022 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!) upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows.

XPro Styles PAK 2 - Special Ends January 15th!

Our special is over at 11:59pm on January 15th!

We've added 100 new RealStyles more to our XPro Styles collection with the just-released XPro Styles PAK 2!

These fresh new RealStyles will work with the Band-in-a-Box® Pro package contents! In fact, these will work with ANY Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows package!

The brand-new XPro Styles PAK 2 expands your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 style library with 100 fully-produced arrangements including 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles.

Our XPro Styles PAKs are ON SALE UNTIL January 15th! Add XPro Styles PAK 1 or 2 to your collection for only $29 each... that's 40% off our regular price of $49! Want them both? Order the XPro Styles PAKs 1 & 2 Bundle for just $49!

Watch our Demos video, or pick and choose the demos you want to listen to when you visit our XPro Styles PAKs page.

Note: XPro Styles PAK 2 requires RealTracks from Band-in-a-Box® 2022 or higher and is compatible with any package, including Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, and Audiophile Edition.

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows - Special Extended to January 15th!

You didn't miss out on great deals.... we've extended our special to January 15th!!

Save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Upgrade!

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows includes over 50 new features and an amazing collection of new content, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 12, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! During our special (which ends Jan 15th), the Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2022 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!) upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows.

Video: Producer Secrets- Mixing Drum Stems with Band-in-a-Box® 2022

New with Band-in-a-Box® 2022 - Drum Stems! These are separate tracks from the different mics in the RealDrums recording. We've included RealDrums Stems Set 1 and RealDrums Stems Set 2 in our 2022 Bonus PAKs, which means if you've purchased your copy of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 this month (December), you have access to this exciting new feature!

There's now a detailed video tutorial on mixing drum stems in Band-in-a-Box®, which includes tutorial files to follow along with: Producer Secrets - Mixing Drum Stems

Currently, drums stems are available for 50 RealDrums, but there are more to come!

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Bonus PAKs!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2022 during December, and you'll receive a Free Bonus PAK*!

What does the Free Bonus PAK include?
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 34: Blues Piano and Organ (9 MSTs)
-Instrumental Studies 16: Fusion Guitar Soloing (6 studies)
-Artist Performance Set 11: Songs with Vocals volume 1 (20 songs)
-RealDrums Stems Set 1 (20 RealDrums stems)
-MIDI Styles Set 84: Look Ma! More MIDI 7 (complete, 15 styles)
-Over 400 playable RealTracks (sfz sforzando files)
-RealCombos Booster PAK (30 New RealStyles, 26 Existing RealStyles, 109 RT's/RD's)

Want even more? Boost your Free Bonus PAK to the 49-PAK for $49 to add:
-60 Bonus RT/RD (20 more than in previous years)
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 35: All Guitar (5 MSTs)
-Instrumental Studies 17: Classic Country Guitar Soloing (6 studies)
-Artist Performance Set 12: Songs with Vocals volume 2 (20 songs)
-RealDrums Stems Set 2 (20 RealDrums stems)
-Look Ma! More MIDI 8 (complete, 15 styles)

Learn more...

*excluding the $49 version upgrade purchase.

Band-in-a-Box® - 'Twas the Click Before Christmas!

Order any version of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows (on sale until December 31st!) and receive a download key right away for use with our One-Click Installer.

Make it a musical Christmas!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows.

Looking for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac? Version 2021 is available, and can also be downloaded right away when you receive your order confirmation if purchasing from us directly!

Forum Stats
35560 Members
63 Forums
73030 Topics
637077 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
klear, jurassicmusic, Lyrics Hub, 280852, D900

35559 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Mark Hayes 236
Pipeline 233
AudioTrack 233
MusicStudent 225
MarioD 206
Rustyspoon# 174
bloc-head 170
Jim Fogle 156
Matt Finley 155
jpettit 147
Today's Birthdays
JasonOne, Passion4Blue