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This is more of a release for me than anything else. Minimal lyrics, maximum guitars. It gets pretty big at around 3:00 mark, so stick it out if ya can. I didn't spend a ton of time on the production on this one so sorry if it's a little imbalanced :)
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Lyrics
I will take this all away
I will take this all the way
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Hits: 4034
Comments: 51
Fans: 29
Plays: 308
Downloads: 193
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008 - 03:54:35 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2008 - 12:53:18 PM Last Played: Apr 21, 2017 - 03:16:33 PM
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Hardware:
Gibson Firebird VII, Fender P-Lyte Bass, M-Audio KeyStudio 49i, Blue Snowball Mic
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
VicDiesel said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Let it all out
It's good to just make some serious noise every once in a while, without too much attention to finesse. That Moog (sort of) solo has an uncertain relationship to the key of the piece, but it's all teh more effective for it.

I like the wall-of-sound guitars too. Pretty dense sound.

Impressive.


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12parsecs said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
crank it all the way
i saw the lyrics and expected something else. :) like the slightly stereo bass. and the different but very complimentary gtr parts in the beginning. lightning fast end solo, dood. nice cathartic piece.

vic, i think that moog-esque solo is guitar. nicely chorused up, maybe neck pickup?
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

haha no i'm giving up on that piece of work. i'll let rivers ruin it on his own.
thanks - this one was a lot of fun. the second half especially. your latest one is killer btw!



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12parsecs said 3463 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
10q
thanks. i'm still a terrible singer, imo. 'specially compared to you.

hey, i notice you keep changing the name of your tune. next, change it to 9000-lb Gorilla in the Hizzouse!
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12parsecs said 3462 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
fav'd
fav'd and voted!
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Feter said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Indebted
this is hot high ride for the guitars and bass ...
headbangin song by all mean ...you used keys ? ...
great rockin one my friend ...ROCK ON !!!
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
keys
well, the verse soloing is guitar with a touch of chorus. i did add a little piano riff though at around 2:25. It's a little out of place maybe, but I heard it in my head so I had to put it in there :) Thanks for listening and commenting feter.
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peacepiano said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Primal
Whoa!!

A primal guitar scream. Love it!

Thanks
Bill
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

thanks - I'd say 'primal' is accurate. definitely felt that way when recording.
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Skean said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Yea let's ROCK
Hey yes way cool Rock tune fits well w/my beer... Cheers and Rock on my friend.... Thanks for the download.

Take care
--
Kenta
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

thanks and I hope you enjoyed the beer, friend! glad you could rock out to this.
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vbluesky said 3464 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
rockin energy
I like the rawness...I could hear the lyrics
Take this all away
Release me Release me around 3:00
Take this all away
Release me Release me if ya can
also I like the artwerk....BlueSky

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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

I just noticed I actually wrote the lyrics out wrong! It's supposed to be
'I WILL take this all away, I WILL take this all the way'. oops! I found the pic online and it accurately represents why this song was written. Thanks for checking this out
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said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Cool!
Cool work my friend, as always great guitar playing and recording too with an amazing drums work. I like it!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

Thanks again for checking out my stuff and leaving a comment yeman. Always look forward to your stopping by. Also looking forward to your next one!
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MarkHolbrook said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Wall of sound is right!!!
This pumped my headphones right off my head... Guess I'd better turn down the volume huh!!!

This is really very cool!
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

nah dont turn it down, just take em off, crank it and wake the neighborhood. Thanks for listening Mark!
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lavalamp said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Ridd The B-Sides
Dig the start. Taking me back to San Jose mid 1990's........oh that's just a personal thing. This reminds me of my 20's. Great time, I must say. From what I can remember. Maybe that was me on bass, or jamming on guitar.

Leave it. It's AWESOME.

Wow,

LL
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

thanks dave. i rather enjoyed my twenties too, and i do remember them.. fondly!
thanks for checking this out!
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Vic Holman said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
the all new ...
..theme for a bad hair day.

me want to go outside and hit a tree truck with a stick. Me good now!
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

VIC SMASH!
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eleveneyes said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Allirog
YEAH! Kinda scary in a cartoonish sort of way but totally ROCKIN!!!!! Loved it from the get-go. Love the rude bass sound and the irresistibly irreverent lead lines. Oh, and the change up/guitar solo/outro - perfect!


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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)

hah 'cartoony/scary' sounds about right. 'rude' bass and 'irreverent' as well. man you have a real knack for descriptors! thanks for the comment
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dolby said 3462 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Massive
Yep, just let it out. Great big sound. Doesn't need much more than what it's got. Just got to the 3 min mark and worth the wait. Good stuff!
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rsorensen said 3461 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
cool
thanks for waiting! glad you liked it.
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apb said 3462 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
loved it ..

see above. :o)
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

ditto see above :)
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lengold said 3462 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
This is right
up my street - absolutely love it. Reminds me of Scary Monsters.
Cheers
Len


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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
len
gals this is your kinda thing. thanks for listening
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J.A.Stewart said 3462 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
The Screamin' Mimis
I believe you've just broken the Canadian Sound Barrier.

Nice release. ;)


--- Joe
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

hah thanks. yeah i wanted to give that kinda impression at the 3min mark. glad you hear it :)
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magnatone said 3462 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
900 lb gorilla
lol - "you've broken the canadian sound barrier" - that's TRUE. And all other sound barriers as far as I can tell. I read the comments and THEN listened - so I knew NOT to wear headphones and to CRANK IT UP! This is great Ridd - primal, primate!
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

wait.. did you just call me a primate? haha thanks karen. it sounds good in headphones too, but yeah Loud!
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Heightened said 3462 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Excellent!
Put on the headphones and cranked it! Worth every bit of hearing loss.
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

THANKS JOE! GLAD YOU LIKED IT! Hope you can hear me.
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Nick_Flash said 3462 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
whoa
I just can't get enough of that bass. It just drives the crap out of this tune. Who cares if it's a little imbalanced, it gets the point across.

Nice thick sound and great solos when everything slows down.

Don't know why but I keep thinking of Suicidal Tendencies when I hear the soloing start at 3:00

Great release.

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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

thanks nick. really glad you liked it. I LOVE your new one. Evokes early early Nirvana for me.
Funny that you hear ST. I hear Tool and Soundgarden myself. I do like that band though so thanks!
Oh - I'm gotta put vox on our next collab very soon. I'll send you something when I do
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3403 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
well
I don't really hear the Tool/Soundgarden that much. The rhythm guitar riff that kicks in at about the 2/3rd mark in the sound does have a bit of that dark/dread Adam Jones sound, but the soloing is way over the top compared to both of those bands. Thayil never ventured out into soloing as a dynamic and driving force that way you portray it here, and Adam Jones only really uses guitar solos as almost a second melodic instrument juxtaposed against Maynard's (SCARY GOOD) vocals.

That said, great piece. Typically I'm not really a big fan of songs that are really a vehicle for extended guitar solos, but I feel like you took the playing to some really interesting places. There is a lot of "tension" in your turnarounds and phrasings. lot of notes that kinda sound wrong, but aren't, if ya know what I mean.

Mason
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3403 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
well
I don't really hear the Tool/Soundgarden that much. The rhythm guitar riff that kicks in at about the 2/3rd mark in the sound does have a bit of that dark/dread Adam Jones sound, but the soloing is way over the top compared to both of those bands. Thayil never ventured out into soloing as a dynamic and driving force that way you portray it here, and Adam Jones only really uses guitar solos as almost a second melodic instrument juxtaposed against Maynard's (SCARY GOOD) vocals.

That said, great piece. Typically I'm not really a big fan of songs that are really a vehicle for extended guitar solos, but I feel like you took the playing to some really interesting places. There is a lot of "tension" in your turnarounds and phrasings. lot of notes that kinda sound wrong, but aren't, if ya know what I mean.

Mason
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3403 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
well
I don't really hear the Tool/Soundgarden that much. The rhythm guitar riff that kicks in at about the 2/3rd mark in the sound does have a bit of that dark/dread Adam Jones sound, but the soloing is way over the top compared to both of those bands. Thayil never ventured out into soloing as a dynamic and driving force that way you portray it here, and Adam Jones only really uses guitar solos as almost a second melodic instrument juxtaposed against Maynard's (SCARY GOOD) vocals.

That said, great piece. Typically I'm not really a big fan of songs that are really a vehicle for extended guitar solos, but I feel like you took the playing to some really interesting places. There is a lot of "tension" in your turnarounds and phrasings. lot of notes that kinda sound wrong, but aren't, if ya know what I mean.

Mason
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3403 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
sorry
sorry for this crazy triple post. My browser went into meltdown mode.

Stupid Windows.
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SystematicFailure said 3461 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
///wow
at 3 mins that gorilla comes stomping in and kicks some major ass! great sing with BIG Guitars!! Loved it
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

stomping gorillas smashing big guitars? sounds like a video! thanks for listening and commenting
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michael2 said 3461 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
this is awesome
i have it cranked up insanely loud and it's working for me. great wall of fuzz you've got here. it's like seeing Mudhoney live. Nice drum fill at the end, some serious ass kicking catharsis here. Love it.
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

yeah sounds good loud in the car too. shakes the dashboard in fact. thanks michael.
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guitapick said 3461 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
Better make that...
...a nine hundred and ONE lb gorilla...

;)

Big sound...cool
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

thanks dude!
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Dragonas said 3460 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Love it!
Love the big gritty dense sound you get!
Nice bridge at around 3:00.
Good use of the wah pedal!
This song is probably a little too Rawkin' for some of the older MJ crowd, but I hope you do more loud raw stuff.
Cheers.
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
yep
more loud and raw to come. i'm feeling the need for another release already. thanks for the comments dragonas
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racerat said 3460 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Atonal
R,

Love the balls-to-the-wall atonality of the lead. Rockin distorted bass! As recommended I stuck it out way past 3:00 and was so glad I did. I'm loving the roughness that is starting to emerge from a lot of recent posts. A real departure from the myriad over-produced finicky fuss-fests (myself being completely guity of coarse). This has guts, and I feel it way down.

Philip
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

thanks phil. yeah you know, i just recently finished my record and even though im super proud of it and i absolutely love it, i needed to take a break from the pickyness of producing and just lay a few tracks down and not be so anal about them - not only in the production but the instrumentation and lyrics/vocals as well. feels good! glad you feel it in yer gut!
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Alannah said 3456 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
Yessir my friend ....
... yo sure are doing something right .... your stuff always keeps me interested .... how well do you get along with your neighbours??? GREAT STUFF!
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
neighbours
they havent said anything yet! i even asked if they hear me and they said no (which I find hard to believe, but hey! good for me!) thanks for the feedback allanah
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Mangwisto said 3452 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Nice
Billy Corgan-esque solo there at the end.
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rsorensen said 3447 days ago (July 9th, 2008)

thanks man. i've been slacking on checking out your latest stuff. youre one of my faves from a while back. will take some time to listen today.
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