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I came across this very cool song by Lennon714 that he recorded on a 4-track 10 years ago and it kinda put the hook in me. It was simple, funny-cool and unpretentious. I was in my usual creative rut, so I started playing with it and realized.. I have to do this. So, I contacted Eric and he was gracious enough to let me do a cover of it. It's straight-on, no nonsense R&R and I had fun, which is what this is all about. The drums are Addictive Drums with some additional embellishments, but other than that I'm playing and singing everything. Thanks again Eric.

Here's his original:

"I want a girl that smells like gasoline" by Lennon714
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Masochistic Love

(originally: I Want a Girl That Smells Like Gasoline)
Eric Van Ausdal
aka Lennon714

I want a girl who smells like gasoline
I want a girl who don't know the difference
Between a handshake and a smile
She'd love me for a while
Then she'd drop and watch me bleed.
I want a girl who thinks she's far above me
I want a girl who doesn't think I matter
And when she's telling me sweet lies
There's no good in her goodbyes
She sticks around just to push and shove me.

Masochistic love. Give me some more.
When I get analytic of all this masochistic love
I can only beg for more.

I want a girl who plays a wicked mind game
I want a girl who will just leave me guessing
And if I tell her what my hunch is
She will pull none of her punches
Leaving my heart broke and lame.
I want a girl who's not afraid to tell me
She don't find me the least bit attractive
She's just with me out of pity
But she's leaving 'cause it's shitty
Once again my ugly face has failed me

Masochistic love. Give me some more.
When I get analytic of all this masochistic love
I can only beg for more.
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Comments: 49
Fans: 28
Plays: 249
Downloads: 100
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Dec 31, 2009 - 11:09:38 PM
Last Updated: Dec 31, 2009 - 11:09:38 PM Last Played: Aug 03, 2017 - 06:26:41 AM
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Comments
fasteddie said 2907 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Sweet
jam! Great everything on this one! Has the sound that makes me want smash my guitar against my amp! (which by the way is a very good compliment) Great work!
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
fast
Smashing is good. Glad to hear I've had that effect! Thx for being first to listen...
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NickFury said 2907 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Good
rocking indeed Philip! Well done, I like the way you layer your voice on those tracks,great guitar jammin too! Thanks!
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
vox
Hey Nick,
I have two tracks of lead vox, a main one and a lower level support/mirror one, and I have two background vocal harmony tracks. Four total, FYI.Thx for the visit!
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Feter said 2907 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Masochistic Love
Yup this is a good track ..nice rock n roll
great vibe all around ...wonderful to see
Mjer do a cover for another Mjer its just so
special about this place ...man this Rock
so good ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
more often
I don't know why people don't do covers of other MJ'ers stuff more often. I loved the MJ Cover challenge, and when I heard another MJer cover one of my songs, I loved it, so I thought I'd share the experience. Eric says he likes it, so I am elated!
P
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echoroom said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Smells like a hit!
Oooh, listen to those chugging guitars - rawk n roll!. But there's a lot more too this - I love the subtle use of keyborads, and your really up front vocals. This sounds like a lost classic from the late 70s/ early 80s, and a nice dose of racerat rock. Sterling work, Sir!
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
closet
Steve, Glad to see you have come out into the open with you new avatar! Like it. Chuggin is the right word for the guitars, no sensitivity here, just driving steel strings. Hit? we'll see. Your last one, "Everything Now" was incredible!
P
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five_extra_arms said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Out Of Pity
I think one of the coolest things about MacJams is when an artist such as yourself covers another's music. I think it's the greatest compliment one can pay to another artist here.

Phil - you rock this one!
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
coolest
No, I have to differ with you. The coolest thing about MacJams is that pals like you show up every time and listen to whatever it is I have committed to mp3 and thrown up here and say cool, supportive things. Thx Bob!
P
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lavalamp said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Great cover
Loved Eric's too. Great idea. I love it when MJ'ers cover each others tunes.

Excellent work.

Dave
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
surprised
I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often actually. I was just really struck by his tune for some reason...maybe because it was 10 years old and done on a 4 track, having done so many years of 4-track time myself back in the day. Maybe I'll start a trend! Or maybe others just have more original ideas than I do...;-)
P
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ktb said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Masochistic Love
weird I actually like the smell of gasoline. Not too much mind you :-) just a whiff. TMI I know. Great job with this. Its an excellent tune, and you did it justice in style.
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
justice
I'll be sure not to light any matches near you....;-)
Thx for the visit and the listen!
P
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bud said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Banging my head and loving it
excellent choice of cover and a classic treatment. You can really nail a tune like this. Great guitars - vox - the works. Cheers!
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Kev
Thx man. Praise from a man of your MJ stature and axe-sonic mastery makes my new year...big YO to the Blyn for 2010!
P
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Vic Holman said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
it's a gas, gas , gas
nice choice for a cover Philip.
Eric is master of writing pop rock tunes.
cool crunch on the rhythm guitars. and i like the savage dual guitar lead that plays off each other.
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
guitars
hey Vic,
I was initially just intending to be double tracking the guitars and doing the same lead run to fill it out sonically, then at the last moment, exactly half way through it, I thought, go our own way man! So I did, so there you have it, half double tracked and half splitville. Never intended it, but I am happy with how it came out.
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dajama said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
That
That opening guitar chord just grabs you and the song doesn't let go after that (until the end when it flings you out the door). Three minutes of indie pop rock perfection. Great song, Lennon714, and excellent version, racerat. This raises the roof. Nicely done. Peace.
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
The Door
Thanks. About as standard as they come, but that's why standards just stay around forever, I guess. There is just something indelible about the 3 minute pop song. Eric's version is very cool, a decidedly different vibe. Thx for the comment!
P
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Youra said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Rockin' new year !
Good to hear another rat rocking tune. Great guitars and vocals. Loved it. Happy new year to you, Philip !
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racerat said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Youra
Thanks Youra. Just listened to your old song Funkaboka. I can't believe I missed that one. very cool, Fav'd and DL'd. Happy New Year back at ya!
P
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VicDiesel said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Straight on
You're right, a straightforward rock song, but it's solid. Good stuff.
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racerat said 2904 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
a solid
Thanks for the solid Vic.
happy New Yera!
P
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Lennon714 said 2906 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
What an honor
Never heard anybody take on one of my songs. Your version is so much better than what I have, but it's pure joy on my end. Killer guitar work. I have to say that I am particular to the organ verse. Love this. Thank you so much!
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racerat said 2904 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
imitation
...is the highest from of flattery! Thanks for the original Eric. It's what got the juices flowing. I'm happy you like my rendition, I know I took liberties, but then, I did have permission!
Best,
P
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DWL said 2906 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Wow, this rocks!
Great song and really well done.

Love the guitars and those lyrics are excellent. Kudos to Mr Lennon

Cheers

Dick
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racerat said 2904 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Kudos
Eric deserves the credit for the kernel of the idea, great chords, excellent lyrics. Thanks for the listen. You have quite a catalog that I can't wait to dive into...
P

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spitlogic said 2905 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Cool
Nice re-work on this jam. Kinda funny lyrics too.
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Vaisvil said 2905 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
gasoline
Nice work - very well balanced and I really like your voice!
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racerat said 2904 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
56
So, you have to tell me. How can a guy post 56 songs on MJ since September of THIS year? Do you have some giant super song storage closet or something? Whatever your secret, keep it up. I think it's a record or something! Nice stuff. Thanks for the visit and the comment.
P
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sonnyjim said 2905 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Straightahead
Rock 'n Roll! No explanation needed; none expected. A headbangin' good time!


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racerat said 2904 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
SJ
Thx SJ.

What's next? Something a little less straight-forward I hope...;-)

P
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Moviz said 2905 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Ho Ho
This really suits your style Philip... great clear recording and vocal / instrumental performance.... excellent recording.... love it, cheers M
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racerat said 2900 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
pop-rock
is at my core I guess, ut then again I have a tendecy to travel pretty far and wide these days. Echoroom and SonnyJim get me out of my box now and again. Thanks for the listen Moviz...
P
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scofugate said 2904 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Great reviving the cover
Cool organ. I love the power rock sound here. Man you sure have cool VOX!!
Good stuff man!
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racerat said 2900 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Glad
you liked the vox. Can't play the keys worth a damn, but I love the warmth a good organ brings to a tune. Thx for the visit Sco.
P
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tempie said 2903 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
pity
Eric's right, the organ verse is the coolest. And the solo, the solo is righteous, simple but tearing things up at the same time. Great idea for a cover and i agree with you, i'm surprised more people don't do MJ covers. It's royalty free!
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racerat said 2900 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Me
too. Find a tune you like and email the author and do a cover! It's a blast. I highly recommend it. Lennon714 was a prince about the whole thing and gave me carte blanche to do, change whatever I wanted. Thanks T.
P
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lengold said 2902 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Really great rocker
and I agree with Steve - hit written all the way through it.
Cheers
Len

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racerat said 2900 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
and
you! Well just listened to "Fantasy lady, your last one with Wigze. REALLY cool.
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crissew said 2902 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Like this
song's straight ahead rocker vibe. Enjoyed it! Been in a dry spell of songs I have liked for a while, glad to hear a good rocker.
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racerat said 2900 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
very
Kind words. I appreciate it. I'm a sucker for a good rocker. Happy to have been of service.
P
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jibes said 2901 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Cool song
and fine mix and performance. Love the lead BTW.
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racerat said 2900 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
jibes
Just checked out your stuff. Well done, man. You have some real production chops, your tone on the guitar is magnificent. Posted a couple comments and a couple questions, pls share your secrets! The lead was fun, simple with a split-out of the two mirroring guitars mid way through, I think it adds a little interest. Glad you stopped in, it sent me to YOUR page! Looking forward to more of your stuff Jibes.
Philip
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ThinkTank said 2874 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
Sid vicious
memories. Lyrics are fascinating, just right up my alley!
maxjsl37 said 2848 days ago (February 28th, 2010)
I rate songs......
By how much I tap my feet. Well this one is a 10 out of ten! Great Job! Awesome groove.
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Brian D said 2721 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
cool
this is cool. I don't think I've heard anyone on macjams cover another macjammer. very cool. love it. I have to go listen to the original now. cheers
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alackbass said 2322 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
Masochistic Love (Lennon 714)
Great power pop! Excellent production. The hammond works great with those crunchy guitars! I love the dual guitars during the instrumental section.
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