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My friend Christiane doesn't have her studio setup at the moment, she is moving soon, so you will have to suffer with another vocal from me eek


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Dave,

You have the coolest voice...

Great song and love the production. Awesome guitar and bass lines that just seem to flow out of you and Marty.

Loved it!

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Hi BlueAttitude,

Nice video and pleasant music. I enjoyed the guitar solo and the singer. well done.

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Originally Posted by BlueAttitude
... so you will have to suffer with another vocal from me eek
Yeah, that's brutal, I hope I can cope with that without any permanent damage whistle
I think I've already told you that, you actually have a pretty good voice, it always reminds me of Chris Rea.
Raspy with a lot of character.
Of course you don't sound like Chris, but, THEN I would be worried smile

I like your song, and your guitar noodling and Marty's bass foundation _always_ work well.
Keep 'em coming!


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There's no gamble in listening to this, just an enjoyable ride smile
I echo the comments above . . . well done.


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Good Music.
Guitars sound great. Bass & Drums, too.
A nice Blues Rock write.
Good Mix.

Your vocals are Good. Very song/genre "appropriate".
You seem to make the vocal "small" (in the overall). I think you need to make it Bigger. Not Louder (though it could be some), but Deeper, Thicker, Beefier. Bold (not Shy). Proud.

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Hi, Dave.

Good song - popping drums, screaming lead guitar, cool vocals (but a bit too quiet)...

I'd say something nice about the bass, but it's only tastefully staying in the pocket and supporting the song instead of being flashy and in the way. wink

As B.D. said about the vocal... Oh, the suffering. grin

Cool stuff! laugh


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Dave, I rolled the dice and listened to your song
You have such a good voice you should sing more, i.e no suffering only enjoyment.
Great mix
Super job Dave and Marty.


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Once again a brilliant song! I'm always re-amazed at how much talent there is on this forum, both re lyrics and musicianship.


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Dave,

I'd take a gamble on this any time!

Your voice sounds so perfect for this! I do agree it could come up just a bit in the mix. The only suffering was after it ended - I wanted more!

Your fretwork is superior - you almost amaze me with your playing. And Marty - well, his bass lines are as goos as, and better than, most of the RTs.

There's a ton of talent showing through here. And I loved every bit of it.

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Originally Posted by rsdean
Dave,

You have the coolest voice...

Great song and love the production. Awesome guitar and bass lines that just seem to flow out of you and Marty.

Loved it!

Bob

Appreciate that, Bob, thanks!

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Dave, your guitar work is incredible and the more I hear your voice the better I like it. It’s a good blues write and Marty lays down his usual rock solid lines. The production, especially the drums sounds great. Another in a long line of modern blues gems, Tom

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Originally Posted by B.D.Thomas
Originally Posted by BlueAttitude
... so you will have to suffer with another vocal from me eek
Yeah, that's brutal, I hope I can cope with that without any permanent damage whistle
I think I've already told you that, you actually have a pretty good voice, it always reminds me of Chris Rea.
Raspy with a lot of character.

Yes, you said that on my last song, and I appreciate it wink

Originally Posted by B.D.Thomas
I like your song, and your guitar noodling and Marty's bass foundation _always_ work well.
Keep 'em coming!

Will do!

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Dave, you and Marty really slayed this one! Really love your guitar work (wah!), and the vocals are just so perfect. Superb production.


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Nice bluesy song. Lyrics are great, guitar and bass playing are great, great use of Real Tracks, the Drum sound especially great. Mix and production spot on .... and your vocals work for this, they give it a real smokey quality.


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Originally Posted by Bass Thumper
There's no gamble in listening to this, just an enjoyable ride smile
I echo the comments above . . . well done.

Thanks, happy you liked it!

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Originally Posted by floyd jane
Good Music.
Guitars sound great. Bass & Drums, too.
A nice Blues Rock write.
Good Mix.

Your vocals are Good. Very song/genre "appropriate".
You seem to make the vocal "small" (in the overall). I think you need to make it Bigger. Not Louder (though it could be some), but Deeper, Thicker, Beefier. Bold (not Shy). Proud.

fj

Well, I'm not intentionally trying to make them small smile I spend WAY more time trying to make my vocals sound halfway decent than I do with a vocal track from Chris, hers are easy 'cause they sound great even with no processing. But, I'll keep plugging away at it wink

Thanks for all the support over the years, floyd, very much appreciated!

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This is a peppy little number! I like the way your voice sounds Dave!!

Your songs are always so good and it was good to hear Marty on the bass again.

Great stuff.

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Dave...very cool tune...as usual the level of musicianship you and Marty display is impressive and enjoyable...nice vocal too (although I must confess I'm missing Christiane's vocal...IMO the best female vocalist around these parts)...so keep writing them and help her set up that studio ASAP!

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Originally Posted by dcuny
Hi, Dave.

Good song - popping drums, screaming lead guitar, cool vocals (but a bit too quiet)...

I'd say something nice about the bass, but it's only tastefully staying in the pocket and supporting the song instead of being flashy and in the way. wink

As B.D. said about the vocal... Oh, the suffering. grin

Cool stuff! laugh

Well everyone knows that vocals are just filler, most important part of the song is the guitar solo laugh

Thanks, David!

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