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Afterburner


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carlaz

 Genre: Hard Rock

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This is straight-up space-rockin' and shamelessly derivative in a Hawkwind-meets-Kyuss-and-Monster-Magnet kind of way .... And so, quite good fun! :)

I originally recorded this on my beloved Roland VS-1680 a couple of years ago, and during the early 2000s, I played the song live many times with a band in the UK. I always meant to record a new version myself, making several abortive starts in GarageBand, and though I altered the main riff slightly to a version I liked better, I never got guitar/bass sounds that I liked as much as the ones recorded with the VS-1680's COSM amp sims.

When I left England for South America, I couldn't take the the VS-1680 (sniff!), but I slurped all its recordings off to GarageBand. The new version is a remix of the original (using the original riff, and even the same rough vocal track), with new drums, a different ending (made by hacking up the original one!), and "guest synths" played by my good friend Scott "Dr. Space" Heller (currently Øresund Space Collective and formerly live with Denmark's now-defunct Gas Giant).

Perhaps I'll eventually find the magic guitar/bass sounds that inspire me record a whole new version, but for now I'm happier than ever with this one. :)
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Lyrics
Afterburner
(Carl Edlund Anderson)

Come on.

Step aboard
And make it fly.
We're running far
Too fast to die.
We're cutting loose
So many years
Push it back now, baby.
Light the frozen spheres.

I'm setting down 'cause it's your turn.
Get it on and watch it
Burn ....

Change the constant.
Plug it in.
Cross the streams and really
Make it spin.
On and on and on,
You know we're breaking free.
Send that silver dream
Crashing through reality.

I'm taking off 'cause it's your turn.
Get it on and make it
Burn ....

Take a ride.

All right.

Step aboard
And touch the sun.
Take it off now, baby.
Start your final run.
And every star
Will light our crown
One million miles away
And never coming down.

We're on our way 'cause it's your turn.
Get it on and ride that
Burn ....


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Downloads: 109
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Uploaded: Apr 04, 2008 - 01:27:37 PM
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2008 - 01:27:37 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 03:39:20 PM
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Hardware:
Roland VS-1680, 1992 Gibson Les Paul Standard (with Bareknuckle Crawler pickups),
1976 Rickenbacker 4001, Shure Beta Green 2.0 microphone.
Software:
Apple GarageBand, Doggiebox, ns_kit7.
Comments
Nick_Flash said 3543 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
This Rocks
That deep guitar growl sounds great. This is well put together and rocks throughout. I almost bought myself a Roland VS-1680 years ago. I ended up with a Fostex 16 track instead somehow.
Great job!
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
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Name: Carl Edlund Anderson
Location: Bogotá D.C. Colombia
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Formed in 1971 ;) Carl grew up on a musical diet of folk, jazz, and classical music, before succumbing to the heady glories of rock-and/or-roll in a teenage daze. Since then, he's played various instruments (badly) in various bands in the US and UK. ... [see more]

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