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#805738 03/30/24 08:42 AM
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Band-In-A-Box allows us to go places that otherwise we would not.
What a miracle.

That can get ya into Trouble.
Or Fun.


The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 4446:Bass, Electric, BroCountryPulsingAB Ev 110
RealDrums in style:BroCountryPop8ths^1-a:Snare,Hat , b:Snare,OpenHat
RealTracks in song: 4054:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernCountryStraightPowerRiff Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3540 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalCinematicLowTuneChopDarin Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: 3438:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritPsycPopBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 3441:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritPsycRockMarch Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 688 Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 3993 Organ, Soloist BluesFunkyEvenCharles Ev 120


TROUBLE OR FUN

rumors 'round this town
say that you've been on the run
no one knows if it's for trouble
or just for fun
i've left word around
for you to meet me at the lake
together we'll quit this town
whatever it takes
trouble or fun

you've always been a little too wild
for anyone to hold you down
far too much for me
or for this whole damn town
i've got an empty shotgun seat
to wherever you want to go
roll the dice, flip a coin
just let me know
trouble or fun

you've always been my dream
girl, let me be your salvation
wings of fire or feet of clay
black or white or shades of gray
i'm with you either way
trouble or fun



Write something.

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Floyd...you're so right about BiaB being an almost miraculous tool...it does however take talent and inspiration to use the tool correctly...you are a master at it IMHO!...great rockin' tune...really nice vocal...super track that carries the tune with energy and pop...love the B3...my only nit and it is strictly opinion is listening to it in earphones is I'm not a fan of hard left/right panning...I know it clears room for vocals and lead instruments but it separates the band and puts the rhythm guitars too far off stage...it's probably why my recordings are so thick and cluttered sounding...that aside...you never disappoint my friend!!


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I really like the style of the song and its catchy side. the guitar and organ passages sound very good. the intro makes you want to listen to the rest. It works great.
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Hi, floyd jane.

Nice groove!

Not the sort of style I typically associate with you, but a fun listen. laugh

Originally Posted by "floyd jane"
Write something.
When first read this, I thought it meant "I wrote a song. Now it's your turn." wink


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Great drive and rhythm, first class instrumentation and as usual creative lyrics, verses and chorus. Enjoyed the ride!


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Originally Posted by firesong
Floyd...you're so right about BiaB being an almost miraculous tool...it does however take talent and inspiration to use the tool correctly...you are a master at it IMHO!...great rockin' tune...really nice vocal...super track that carries the tune with energy and pop...love the B3...my only nit and it is strictly opinion is listening to it in earphones is I'm not a fan of hard left/right panning...I know it clears room for vocals and lead instruments but it separates the band and puts the rhythm guitars too far off stage...it's probably why my recordings are so thick and cluttered sounding...that aside...you never disappoint my friend!!

Thanks, Dan.
Typically, I am not a fan of hard panning either. Except for this type of song using these type rhythm guitars. It's fairly typical for the genre (in my experience, anyway.... I might be wrong). This is what I consider a "throw-away" song, so I'll wait for the next (similar) one to test moving them in some. This song came about because I was testing to see if I could use a dynamic mic for song ideas - with it "always on and available" (I don't keep my AT4033a hooked up all the time) And I was coming off a cold. So I thought I'd do a quick "pop rocker" to test the mic setup.... Fun. No trouble....
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Man, I really like this Floyd. It has a Springsteen type feel in the DNA of the chord progression.

I like how in the first phrase of V1 you are in the normal IV chord (it seems), but in the second phrase you hit kind of a 4 sus, (Bbsus, or Bb/F, etc).

Very subtle, but it gives it that total Springsteen feel.

Oh yeah. Everything else is great too, as usual, vocals, phrasing, mix, and on and on and on.

Niiiiiiiiice. A winner!

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Floy, definitely...FUN!! Wonderful song, and DYNAMITE vocals. That lead guitar smokes, too. Could be a deep track from the Boss for sure. Nice one!


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floyd

A great fun listen - loved the way you used the organ.
Huge sound!

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Floyd,

This is a new favorite. LOVE the vocal and song. The arrangement is tight and aggressive. The mix is upfront and rocking.

As Bruce would say - this one is "tougher than the rest"...

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Nice little rocker you've made.
With a lot of lyrics I can learn from.
"empty shotgun seat", "feet of clay" ... phrases I've never heard before, and that I never would have thought were proper english.
The driving 'on the run' feeling makes the song so compelling to me, I love this mood.
The drums seem to lack a bit of high-end (and my Yamaha monitors are already quite bright), but I assume that's intentional on your part.
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So cool that you're using BiaB for such explorations, floyd. There are a lot of very unusual styles in the program, and there are some really good uses demonstrated on this forum that I never would have imagined. Man, you are such a talented fellow. Great production and the band is well-planned, and worked perfectly mixing the Bros with the Brits. The feel drives the group in a wonderful musical direction, and your excellent vocal is at the wheel.


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Originally Posted by laurent4114
I really like the style of the song and its catchy side. the guitar and organ passages sound very good. the intro makes you want to listen to the rest. It works great.
Laurent

Thanks, Laurent.

Originally Posted by dcuny
Hi, floyd jane.

Nice groove!

Not the sort of style I typically associate with you, but a fun listen. laugh

Originally Posted by "floyd jane"
Write something.
When first read this, I thought it meant "I wrote a song. Now it's your turn." wink

Some of the best written lines mean more than one thing.
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Loved the groove, the band, the vocal, and the mix.

PS - I have had both fun and trouble wandering around the realm of BiaB.


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HI Floyd,

Nice country rocker! Another gem - just like all the others.

Like B.D., I think the drums could use a little more "pop" - but that's simply a personal opinion - feel free to ignore. Di always finds it easy to ignore me - so I have experience with being ignored!!

As you know, I walk the halls of BIAB and pop into a few rooms I'd never been in before. I sometimes find something interesting! It's quite a maze to explore. BIAB a gift worth many times its price.

Sometimes trouble can go hand-in-hand sometimes!

Cool song - great presentation!

Take care,

Alan

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Hi Floyd,

I always enjoy the times you rock out a little, you do it really well IMHO.

For my tastes I would bring up the B3 a little, the guy doing the solo parts. Bring him up to the same level as the solo guitar, especially when they are trading licks.

Good song, enjoyed!

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Nice to hear you rocking it, Floyd.
You have such a great vocal tone.

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Well, that was most definitely FUN.
(Janice was dancing all over the room. 😊)

And Attitude, yeah!!

Power vocals and a tight band and the guitar and organ work great together.

Even when you are dropping a "throw away" song the result is a most enjoyable high bar production.

Rock on, mr. jane!

J&B

PS. And your cover art colors perfectly match our kitchen (where Janice dances around often)!

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I really enjoy the energy of this song. Drum track is perfect.


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Great song Floyd. Like everyone, I like the groove you came up with. I really liked those BGV's you put in. The effects and mix are fantastic. I sure liked the way you used that lead guitar too! Great stuff.

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