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About 4 years ago I was playing in a group that included Dr. John Chavez on bass and the one and only Scott Spencer of The Scott Spencer Blues Explosion band on drums and myself on guitars and vocals and that's what you'll hear here. Dr. John wrote this song, Scott and I massaged the music a bit and my wife helped out with melodies in the chorus.
We recorded the music for this years ago and I recently stumbled upon a two track mix of just the music (recorded in Studio Vision Pro - anyone remember that program?) so I loaded that in Pro-Tools and added the vocals. I had a cold when I sang it (still have the cold - going on a week now) so i sound a little congested at times.... please excuse. It's a little rough in spots but I liked this song too much not to share.
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Lyrics
THIS IS LOVE LOVE LOVE (Bigger Than Me)

I need a reason now bigger than bigger than me
I need a purpose now bigger than me
I need an ally bigger than bigger than me
i need an advocate bigger than me

I open up my eyes waddui waddui see
a thousand causes screaming at me
I need a counselor bigger than bigger than me
I need a doctor bigger than me

This is Love This is Love This is Love Love Love
and so on.....

I plug my ears because I don't want I don't wanna hear
the thing I used to be the thing I used to fear
but I got something now that's bigger than bigger than me
it fixed a broken heart and it set me free!

This is Love This is Love This is Love Love Love
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Hits: 4609
Comments: 30
Fans: 23
Plays: 194
Downloads: 0
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Feb 22, 2008 - 05:16:42 PM
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2008 - 05:23:10 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 03:06:24 AM
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Comments
aclarke said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
This is love!
Damn you. Always with the catchy hook. I love the build up- left me with a smile on my face... but then most of your music does that anyway. It's not easy listening but easy to listen to.

Well- that comment makes no sense... hopefully you know what I mean!
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eleveneyes said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
yo
I meant what you know.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!
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KCsGROOVE said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
very cool !
great songwriting!
cool lyrics and cool sound!
this is surely love!
Dig it!
KC

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psexnyc said 3530 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Definitely Feeling The Love!!
Despite the congestion (I'm congested too), this song hits that sweet spot. I loved the funk bass from it's very start. Love the tightness of the band. And the build up to the chorus has me playing this tune over and over again.

Truly, this IS Love! Thanks for sharing!!
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Bob6stringer said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Packs a perfect powerpop punch
Man, this is crunchy (that fine guitar work) AND has a chewy carmel center (y'know, the love part). Packs a perfect powerpop punch. I'm thinkin' you meant JON Spencer...)
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eleveneyes said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
yo
Thanks for your time and thoughts.
JON Spencer? no, I meant SCOTT Spencer, of The Scott Spencer Blues Explosion band. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is something else that is not quite as cool.
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VicDiesel said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Sound quality
There's something strange about this track. The drum is extremely tight and that slap bass is just crystal clear. And then you get those telephone vocals, making me suspect that you had done a low quality track over some professional loops. But then I read the blurb. Hm.

Let's say the difference between the lo-fi vocals and the rhytm track is a bit large for my taste. The excellent guitar work and the harmony vocals kind of bridge the gap, but still. Consider this my challenge, to come up with a more hi-fi sounding lo-fi :-)

For the rest this is a great tune. Catchy and groovy and all that.

Oh, Vision. That got bought by Gibson, which had no clue what to do with it, so they let it die. They did the same thing with Oberheim synthesizers and a bunch more products. Last month they acquired TC Electronics, so the general mood on the forums was "bye bye TC, it was nice knowing you".


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eleveneyes said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
yo
The singer is crying out for something bigger than him. I wanted to further illustrate this by making the vox sound small. I could have done this with EQ only but I ran the vox through Amplitube to control the EQ and get a bit of distortion too. To my ears there is no disconnect between the distorted vox and the other elements just as there is no disconnect between the distorted guitars and the other elements. I guess it just comes down to personal preference.
Thanks for your time and thoughts Vic!

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said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
This really is Love!
Absolutely the best damn tune I have heard in a long long while! Love Love Love the hippy trip mixed with the funky Bass. If only I could sing like that with or without a cold.

First of your tunes I have listened to and I suspect I'm in for a treat that is BIGGER THAN ME...Love Love Love out to Detroit!
said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
One more thing
It's good Karma that this song is http://www.macjams.com/song/40000

Number 40000!!!!!
Moviz said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Just
a great song and production again, good vocals cold or not.... guitar is killer......this is another 'hit', cheers M
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Ibstrat said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Not
only are you a great guitarist,but an amazing singer.This is a great sounding track.As with all of your songs, I need to listen several times-there are lots of interesting things going on in the background.Thanks for posting this!
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Mcboy said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
that cold
is a nice effect....maybe someone can make a plugin.....kool bass playing......harmony in the chorus is rich and thick......very kool song over all.....well crafted and performed......!
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apb said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Catchy goodness ...

.. really great song. It just screamed to be 'bigger' on some sounds: guitars and vocals mostly to my ears.

Bass playing was particularily worth a mention... and I loved the coverart too.
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saymme said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Heheheh Boby Einstein....thats GREAT LOL !!!!!!!!!
GREAT LYRICS GREAT SONG :) : ) : ) Y E S ! ***This is LOve LOVE LOVE LOVELOVE THIS IS LOVE.....*********************************************************************************************************************************************************

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saymme said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
.
So Happy You stumbled on it & put it here ! ! ! Fabulous its #40000 a year ago Mj passed 30000songs !so its 10000 a Year..?(think I remember right lol) Great Playing by You All hope Your cold is better : )
Youra said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Hey !
Another great song. Since "Don't tell the queen", one the (if not the) best pop song here, you always amazed me. Loved your guitar playing (I remember Texas blues, you made my day%u2026) and voice.
Keep rockin' buddy !


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FEEL said 3528 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Great mix
Nice and clean... love the chorus and melodies. Really builds nicely and gives me the chills.
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lengold said 3528 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
This is
just a bucketful of talent.
Cheers
Len


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guitapick said 3528 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Puts it right...
...what I was searching for, too...great message with serious music, too...
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said 3528 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Sleek
Loving the smooth sleek cool oasis in a hot desert sound

...really nice (iiiiiiiiiii) !!!
dirigent said 3528 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
wow
I like the walls of beautiful guitar-sound in the refrain and especially in the instrumental part.
Fantastic vocals - great song :-) :-) :-)
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Pie said 3527 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Best...
Best chrous on MacJams.

Be cool.

Pie
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said 3526 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Great beat
Great beat... Good guitar sound on this one.... Well done... And the chorus is souding fantastic.... I like it....
rsorensen said 3525 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
cool song
very early RHCP. esp the singing and bass, BUT definitely your own. Great job!
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gail60 said 3520 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
cool song!
I really enjoyed this alot. What a great beat and great singing. You are very talented. I love love loved it! :)
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Dj French Toast said 3425 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Wayyy late
But I still had to comment . This is a really well produced and performed song man ! I love it ! Kinda Phish meets They might be giants : )
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12parsecs said 3412 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
this is big
this is big, this is big big sound! great performances all around. i love love love the bg vox. nice work. too bad the band is no more. (i can relate.)
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hackneybloke said 2814 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
this is love
love the intro and wow what a warm vibrant beat to compliment the two guitar sound. you are the master of whispering.your vocal is excellent again...cold or no cold.
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alackbass said 2695 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Love the Bass
That's some tight funky bass. Great tune. Love the vocal arrangement. Nice hook filled chorus. This rocks and grooves.
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