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Nobody Knows (w/michael2)


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rsorensen

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This is the first 'real' collab micheal and I have done. We had planned to do a big Oasis style version of another song of mine, but I had this melody kicking around in my head for a while that I thought would work better. So, I wrote a song around it, recorded a demo (acoustic guitar and vocals) and sent it to michael for feedback. He dug it and added a ton of tracks for me to pick and choose from. Everything he recorded was absolute gold and it felt like Christmas putting this thing together. I mixed in his tracks, added a few more of my own, and this here is the result. If michael and I were in a band together 10 years ago, this is what it would sound like. We probably wouldn't have gotten a record deal, but we would have had a hell of a good time.
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Lyrics
Nobody knows all the colors I've seen
Nobody knows all the places I've been
Nobody understands just what I mean
So I will explain it to you

Pack your bags we leave tommorrow
And say goodbye to all your friends
Cuz I will take you to a new home
Where the daylight never ends

But when you're there, you're there forever
You can never come back here
I'll be standing right beside you
And we will live a thousand years

Nobody knows all the colors I've seen
Nobody's been to the places I've been
Nobody understands just what I mean
So I will explain it to you

So what's with all the hesitation?
Why can't you make up your mind?
You need a place where you can be yourself
And you can leave your past behind

So leave it all and float away with me
Gravity won't stop us now
There's too many things I want you to see
So we won't let them slow us down

Last night I dreamed of you
A hundred flowers in your hair
And when I turned around to look for you
You weren't there

Nobody knows all the colors I've seen
And nobody's been to the places I've been
Nobody understands just what I mean
So I will explain it to you
Song Stats
Hits: 5009
Comments: 70
Fans: 45
Plays: 218
Downloads: 182
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Jul 25, 2008 - 05:06:34 AM
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2008 - 05:06:34 AM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 10:09:53 PM
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Hardware:
rsorensen - Epiphone EJ200 Acoustic, Gibson Firebird VII, Squier Jazz Bass, Line6 PODXT Live, Blue Snowball

michael2 - tele, line6 gearbox software, toneport, MXL USB mic, m-audio 49e keyboard with the GB default analog mono synth, Sesame Street Superstar Karaoke mic.
Software:
GB 08
Comments
Feter said 3346 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Nobody Knows
Well Oasis is one of my fav band ...but here its
more than the brit rock ..its more tamer and tastey
great great singing ..the playin sound so tight ..
a real Hit my friends ..just in awe how all this
turn so good ...YOU ROCK !!!!!! more more more !!!!
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)

thanks feter. yeah there's a lot of other stuff going on here for sure than in a typical Oasis ballad, but I was definitely going for a lazy kind of Liam Gallagher vocal delivery. more more more on the way!
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Skean said 3346 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
I knows
This is a good produced song of 2 great musicians.
You guys ROCKS well together... I like it a lot.
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)

thanks kenta. michael and I seem to have a lot of the same instincts and tastes when it comes to music. Glad you think it comes through in this.
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tokai said 3346 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Good stuff
chaps. It does have oasis overtones to it. Well made.
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)

thanks tokai. glad you like it. To me this sounds like an Oasis/Flaming Lips/Pavement/Sparklehorse/Weezer superband.
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Lightman- said 3346 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Great
A very, very fine melody... And strong vocals... And also good instruments.... Really a pleasure to listen to.... Great collab....
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
melody
It's funny - the melody is very similar to the theme song of a kid's show here in Canada. I discovered this after I recorded and actually went back and changed it up a little. I guess it's true about what they say about music - everything's been done before. Thanks a lot for the kind words.
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davisamerica said 3346 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
yep
: -]
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)

thanks
:-)
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Lennon714 said 3346 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Unbelievable
This is a ridiculous tune. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Winston Churchill, wearied from holding off Nazi air raids, was quoted as saying, "Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful".

That's pretty much the only way to effectively express how much I love this song. No shit.
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)

hah thanks eric. good analogy. I felt the same when michael sent me all his additions. He did it in a couple of hours too I think (if that). I'm really glad you like this. Oh - I got your email but I havent tried to open the song yet - will do this wknd.
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Lennon714 said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
I
can imagine Michael sent you some gems and fun little bits to put in that song. There's something new every time I listen to it (which at last count is 5 today).
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

Yeah it's a good listen in the 'phones as well if you want to hear everything. I like it loud though through the open air - those giant bass drums during the post chorus build in particular hit you right in the chest
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mowguy3 said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Nobody Knows
Great collab. Nice simple chord progression with all kinds of guitar funny stuff going on in back,not what I expected. Love the vocals and great lyrics.
Thanks, Russ
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)

Yeah. What I initially sent michael was very bare - just acoustics and vocals. He really took it to the next level. I'm curious though as to what you did expect?
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mowguy3 said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Nobody Knows
I guess to me this tune has a 70's rock ballad style.( I am a old guy) So now with the tempo, and chord progression and the vocals slow moving, clear and crisp. When the guitar comes in (and you know it will) I expected to hear a guitar where the notes were picked like a Richie Sambora or a Van Zant type signature. Please, Please understand it was a pleasent surprise, Great tune.
Russ
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
ballad
ahhh haha! yeah i guess it could've gone in that direction for sure. I totally see what you mean. Thanks for clarifying, and I'm glad you like it :)
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12parsecs said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
holy crap. your lips are flaming!
ok, whoever played the flat fifth in my left speaker (ebow?) in the verse resolving to the fifth is an absolute genius. bravo!!

this whole song is fantastic. let me point out some of the subtleties that i liked. great vocal performance, ridd. very relaxed. i like that you took your time (just enough time) getting to the notes. mix is cool. you have a stereo sounding patch on the bass (if i'm not mistaken) and its working for me. normally i am a staunch mono, down the middle bass guy. 'worlds are colliding, jerry!'

great harmonies too. is that michael doing the low octive in the 2nd verse? nice! like the sesame street mic! i think, ridd, those harmonies you used in the intro could be used in the choruses too. maybe? not the first one, obviously, but the latter ones. regardless, great job - both of you!
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)

thanks scott. that flat fifth was michael - and it had the same effect on me. Brilliant. Same with that last note at the end he played.
Thanks for the suggestion - I think you're totally right about the harmomnies in the other choruses. Will definitley try it next mix. The bass was an experiment as I'm usually a right down the middle guy too. Seemed to work out alright though. I like to hear it chugging along in there. Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to your next one (hurry up!)
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said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Nobody Knows
Sir rsorensen does it again with Sir Michael2. Great tunnnnnnne.
What a team up. Love it. Great collab :)


Peace Dee.
rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)

thanks dee. I enjoyed this collab very much. We're already planning another. Thanks for the feedback
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michael2 said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
hey
i love how this turned out. you mixed this so well it's unbelievable. too bad for you, as from now on you will be mixing everything I record (kind of like my own in house guy). this was a blast for me, I think we really get each other and came from the same background. this was easy, easy, easy for me. any excuse to make noise. if anyone is wondering why the guitar sounds that way: i tuned the top 3 strings to a B and then played them all at once with a slide and some fuzz. not that you'd want to do it, just letting you know so you don't do it accidentally or something. great job writing and mixing this little jewel.
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rsorensen said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
dude
You made this song what it is. thanks for everything, man looking forward to the next one. And no I won't mix your songs, too. I was up till 3am mixing this haha
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SweetBacteria said 3345 days ago (July 25th, 2008)
Sweet
Great hook here. I'm a sucker for feedback and really enjoy when it kicks in. This track is so well produced.
The Oasis is obvious but I also here a little Blur in there. Some of the harmonies are straight up beatles.
What a tasteful production and tight arrangements!

Your acoustic sounds amazingly crisp! What a great performance from you guys.
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

thanks dude. that's actually a slide/ebow combo I think your mistaking for feedback. yeah michael threw some beatles harmonies behind my lead vocal and I agree it sounds super niiiiice. thanks for the feedback
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dirigent said 3345 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
Nobody knows
A fine stylish song. Intense - excellently written and arranged, a treat. And it rocks definitely. I like the guitar-soundcolors and the amazing vocals, a great collaboration, bravi!!!
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

thanks a lot. always appreciate when you stop by. I'm always impressed with your stuff.
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jiguma said 3345 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
Oasis/Blur/Beatles 4 sure
There's an almost imperceptibly slightly late kick "event" at 0:59 - how sad is it that that's all I can find to nitpick over! ;)

I've never been a big Oasis fan (partly because of their attitude), but I loved Blur and the Beatles.

A very good post - must have been a blast to do.

Neil
:)
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

hah I wondered if anyone would catch that. I went back and tightened the fills and I guess I missed that one. Oasis definitely has an attitude to be desired, but noel's written some incredible songs that makes me live with it. Still, I can see why some would be turned off by them.
Thanks a lot for stopping by and checking this out Neil. I'm glad you like it. And yes, it was definitely a blast. Can't wait to collab with michael again.
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Kori Arashi said 3345 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
British Rock Sound! :D
Nice work here. I really enjoy how the song flows with the vocals and has a laid back feel to it- has that British rock sound to it for sure! Many people here try vocals and they don't fit but this works perfect! The guitars are great in it too! Anyways I look forward to your future works and keep up the great work here! Cheers! :D
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

Thanks for that. One of the things important to me I tried to do with the vocals was not do an impression of that kind of style. I didn't want to sound like an American trying to sing in a British accent. So, I tried to sing it as natural as possible with 'my own' voice, but incorporate some of the techniques Brit rockers tend to use when singing, like a bit of a lazy laid back delivery and long drawn out words. It helps that that's usually how I sing anyway, but I took it a little further with this one. I hope I pulled it off. Thanks for the feedback I'm happy you enjoyed it.
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said 3345 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
I agree with jiguma
I have always thought that Oasis were 3rd rate hacks. When I still lived in England a few yrs back, it amused me no end when I was a cover band call 'No Way Sis' play live. They got the look, attitude and sound of Oasis perfectly but their best songs were covers of Blur tunes.
Anyway...I can understand the Oasis comparisons here, but this track is in a totally different league to anything the Gallagher's ever did or ever will do
Nice writing, playing, sing and mixing
Bravo!
rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

Beatles or Elvis? Fleetwood Mack or Supertramp? Radiohead or Muse? Oasis or Blur? haha seems like most people like one or the other.
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I really appreciate the kind words. You're one of the best around here.
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E-Frame Wrecker said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
Nice Tune!
Great song and excellent production. Has that English Manchester sound (at least, I think it is) of Blur and Oasis, but it also stands on its own. One of my favorite parts is the clean, twangy guitar in the first verse. All of the guitar work is top-notch. Lots of different sounds and it all fits nicely in the music. Lots of stuff going on in here and you guys totally pull it of. Props to you and GB '08!!
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

Yeah that's one of my favorite parts too. I tried to channel Pavement's 'Range Life' for that twangy verse guitar. I wanted to keep it sloppy and just kind of improvised it. As for the crazy '3-strings-tuned-to-B' slide part, michael's to blame for that brilliance. First time I heard it I smiled so hard my face hurt.
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LunaTrick said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
sort of big-starish too
Enjoyed it - nice playing & well mixed!
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

I've heard of Big Star but haven't listened yet. Sounds like they'd be a band I'd dig.
Thanks for the listen and comment.
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bud said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
Jan and Dean - Ray and Dave
what a power play super group dream team you guys make. Excellent tune and great production. I would have been happy to roadie for you guys.
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
roadie!
hell no you'd be on stage front and center. Thanks for stopping by, bud.
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said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
Really nice work guys!
I heard of Oasis, but never listened to them. After listening to this, I will keep my ears open and ready. I am intrigued.

This is, in short, FABULOUS!

You gents truly rock!

Be well!
rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

Oasis - check out 'Definitely Maybe', '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?', and 'Don't Believe the Truth'. Their 3 top albums imo.
Thanks Micheal.
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guygrooves said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
Bravo!!!
This is the good stuff.. the stuff you can't get anywhere else. You two have something that is beyond specially with this. Outstanding!! This is a song and performance that can move an album on it's own. It is a hit, I hear it and believe it. I could listen to this over and over and over again and never find anything that I don't like about it. You give this to us for free???? Thank you Thank you Thank you.. Please sir... may I have some more?
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

Hey guy - really glad you like this so much. Not to honk my own horn but to be honest I can't stop listening either. Really happy with this one. Thanks a lot for taking a copy.
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rsorensen said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)

and yes you may...
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magnatone said 3343 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
Nobody Knows
WOW - there's more and more from you! this is a favorite collab song/team for me! You guys blend together like peanut butter and honey. This is terrific - congrats to you both!
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lengold said 3343 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
Well...
supergroup comes to mind. This is superb. My very first thoughts were of The Everly Brothers but, of course, they influenced The Beatles who influenced Oasis. Anyway, I put this song and the deliverance of it up there with them.
I am going to download this masterpiece.
Cheers
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Vic Holman said 3343 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
excellent tag team
well I'm listening but I hear both of your guy's styles here. so that's a good thing.

Forget the Oasis comparison. This has it's own sound and everything gels really well.

awesome work guys!
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Nick_Flash said 3343 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
alright
What a mix of styles. This is pretty cool guys. I dig the crazy sounds Michael as added to this. It definitely has his thumbprint on it.

Kudos to both of you.
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buckhorn said 3343 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Two Top Talents
I would say this sounds very pro, but pro rarely sounds this well. Very sweet mix.
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egobandit said 3343 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
You guys
There is so much talent beteen the both of you guys If I had to say there are greats among MJs it would be the 2 of you. You know sometimes when I paint. I set my ipod to rsorensen or Micheal2 and just listen. Sorry I know there has been alot of talk about being critical about commenting but I cant find nothing wrong. great song!
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ledebutant said 3342 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
Forget Criticism
Where's the groupie sign-up sheet?

Seriously, I demand a band come out of all this. You guys are made to play together.
cjdaley said 3342 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
it happened!!!
I already liked the song you made out of a michael 2 track and this is the logical next step, and the macjams collab everyone was waiting for. You guys were made to be in band together, as this is obvious listening to this. One can recognize your personal signatures, but they still blend perfectly. classic in every sense of the term.


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thekurtisproject said 3341 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
love this
Oasis! Love them! This is very good, everything seems to fit together. the chorus is very good! I love it!
Very nice sound! Im jelous :D
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gregd said 3341 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
Great sound
this song is well sung, well played, and well produced. Great work.
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Drew Kopr said 3340 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Cool
You guys tagged this one--hit right on in all parts and sounds. Great tune and recording.
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ageofthedeathtree said 3340 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
absolutely amazing!
if my ears could smile, they would be smiling so big it would hurt right now! that was absolutely wonderful guys...what an awesome collab! you should really think about doing more stuff together, you make a great team. oh, and if you were together 10 years ago...i would already own your album, seen you live a thousand times, and would be a very content fan! for now, i will be content with this tune...but i'd really like to hear more from you two (hint hint)!

thank you!

age
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five_extra_arms said 3340 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Gravity Won't Stop Us Now
Super impressive work guys. Absolutely perfect in every way.

I can't help but hear the Flaming Lips poke thru the bottom of this, shooting confetti cannons. You guys are masterful songwriters and make it look so organic and simple.

I think I've downloaded it at least 3 times.

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MarkHolbrook said 3340 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Dang Mr. Sorensen...
I could swear I faved and commented already but I don't see it... Guess I'm getting even older!!! Crap...

This is a great collab work! The music sound bed is very Oasis like and yet has your personal touches.

Of course with Micheal anywhere near the vox it is bound to be great! Well hey your music is great anyway!

Nicely done!
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dajama said 3339 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Great stuff
Lovely melodic track, and great vocal performances. The harmonies and backing vocals work perfectly. The instrumentation is layered and inventive, but never overwhelming or cluttered. Some lovely touches (like the melody echoed by the backing vocals after the lines on the third and fourth verses) that really give it a unique feel. Wonderful collab, and I sincerely hope we get to hear more of the two of you together. Nicely done, gents. Kudos. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3338 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Big Song
I had a lighter over my head swaying back and forth. Seriously, I have to say I'm quite impressed and jealous of this one.

Just outstanding.

LL
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somebuddy said 3338 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
"..."
"We probably wouldn't have gotten a record deal, but we would have had a hell of a good time."

Wouldn't have gotten a record deal my ass.
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Alannah said 3336 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
WOW .....
.. what a great coupling .... I have often thought to myself how great the two of you would be on a tune together .... now I know !
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12parsecs said 3334 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
thanks alot! :-\
guess what i've had stuck in my head all day yesterday and today. bastard! (
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rsorensen said 3334 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
hmmm
Boomtown Rats? ;)
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Heightened said 3319 days ago (August 21st, 2008)
Wow
Wow and WOW again! Would like to add in regards to both of you not getting a record deal: what the hell do record labels know anyways. Look at the crap they are putting out. More about the artist than the music. This is what it's all about! Simply brilliant!
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Dj French Toast said 3301 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
I love
the guitar in this one . Your vocal is nice and clear well mixed . Nice production on this one : ) Great song ...downloaded thanx !
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The_Nightshade_Syndicate said 3165 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
sick
reminds me of oasis and feeder.
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apb said 2661 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Top notch
As well as Oasis, I hear a fair bit of Green Day too + Beatles-esque production touches (and walking bass variation), s'all good. Catchy chorus, love the ending of it .. very Oasis-ish.

I'd have liked some more litte volume traack automations perhaps on the drums- just to give those big fills and crashes a touch more emphasis. Small nit in an otherwise totally marvelous collab chaps.
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roz said 2632 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
Love it!
I am new to MJ and this is by far the best song I have heard so far. Great collaboration. 21st century music making at its best.
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papag said 2460 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
I know now
catchy hooks that got me tappin my feet.

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