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The righteous


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apb

 Genre: Hard Rock

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Description
First (short) post since upgrading to Lion and GB '11 (v6.0.4).

Good news was that POD Farm worked much better now with my Line6 POD X3 Pro, so I started to spend more time with some electric guitars and even used the POD for the bass amp simulation instead of Ampeg SVX: a kinda Honeycrack, Wildhearts, Danko Jones, Theory of a Dead Man, Royal Republic, Franz Ferdinand thang resulted ..err kinda :o)

I opted to not play drums on this, so far... got lazy.

Enjoy.
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Lyrics
The righteous, they wronged us, they left us too.
The righteous, they wronged us, they left us too.

The righteous, the wrongus, the leftus too
The righteous, the wrongus, the leftus too

Did young Clark Kent need supervision?
I don't know, don't care, don't mind.

What do sheep count when they sleep?
I don't know, don't care, don't mind.
I think you'll find,
That they're "ok"
Today.

The righteous, they wronged us, they left us too.
The righteous, they wronged us, they left us too.
Song Stats
Hits: 2829
Comments: 33
Fans: 14
Plays: 220
Downloads: 54

Uploaded: Sep 08, 2011 - 01:07:07 PM
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2011 - 04:51:55 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 09:38:59 AM
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Hardware:
Mac mini 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM
MOTU Traveler (Firewire audio interface)
Gibson Les Paul Studio (EMG-ZW pickups)
Rode NT1-A microphone (+ pop-shield)
Fender Precision bass (USA made)
Line6 POD X3 Pro
Software:
GB v6.0.4
POD Farm
Drums on demand
Ozone 3
Comments
magnatone said 2267 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
The righteous
ooh Lion - you're so brave! so great to hear you doing a driving rock tune alan - your drums on demand sound pretty darned good to me! loving your lyrics - nice shredding @ 1:40 - what's with the sudden way-too-soon ending? i was just getting going!
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apb said 2267 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
Apologies for the shortness: one my 'capture the idea' posts.. I have some ideas for making it song length. Personally not happy with how the vocals sit in the mix (usually something I have more luck with addressing if I move the project over into Logic.. which I can't do as yet :o( Glad you enjoyed the fun lyrics- yeah DoD is fine (and quicker for me) but when your learning to drum and have a Roland TD-9K you should really get to grips with it....I'll be re-visiting this. I also tried different kinds of soloing..but the most generic/standard riffs seemed to sit better with the rest, so I went with that. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
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alackbass said 2267 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
The righteous
I love Line6 amp modeling and I love what you've done with it! Downloaded!
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apb said 2267 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
I had also given my Les Paul it's yearly service: cleaned, polished, new strings, re-set up (bridge height/pick-up height.. intonation) and changed the 9V battery for the EMG pickups I had put in it. I don't even know if I have saved any of the modelling I used really... I think it's possible to share them online via a Line6 web-server..if your interested, I created a "main" sound from the guitar as a dual blend of "Bomber Uber with 4x12 2001 Line6 Cab" & "Brit J-800 with 4x12 1978 Brit Celest T-75s" both using "57 off axis" micing. I track automated some panning in the intro (thanks to GB v6) and for additional spice used the same base sound with some "Auto swell" and "Sub-octaves". For the bass I just used the preset "Skate Park". It was very much an experiment with Line6 amp modelling: trying to get/emulate the rich, modern beefy sound the artists I mention use, that I like.
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gator4040 said 2267 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
righteous
cool guitar and bass tones in a fun catchy tune. Since there are no more phone booths anymore where does Clark Kent change into Superman?
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apb said 2267 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks gator
Need to work on getting the vocals to be in the same space as the rest of the band.. meethinks... they sound a bit bedroom recorded/bolt on to me today. PS. I think this answers your other question (which is a nice new lyrical idea too):

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gator4040 said 2266 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
super porta
LMAO. i just about fell outta my chair. I wonder if Green Lantern is in the next one over..... nice one!!!!
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Tomoakai said 2267 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Rocking song
for one heck of a short song, but still likey :)

fran
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apb said 2267 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks Fran
.. I could say it was my punk leanings that led to it being so short.. but I'd be lying and if you could see the "Work in progress" box I ticked when uploading, you'ld have surmised this was indeed a "Work in progress" :o) I just fancied sharing for some early feedback...and thanks to gator I have a new lyrical idea! Yay!

I tuned the guitars down a semitone (never sung in this key before) but was a necessity to get that fat, crunchy guitar tone of my peers...but I'm not happy with the vocal mix... I need my Logic upgrade.
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TobinMueller said 2266 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Wallace and Gromit
Your comment about sheep reminded me of Wallace and Gromit, for some reason. Does Wallace dream of Gromit? All the time, when not dreaming of cheese, I imagine. I'd bet Gromit rarely dreams of Wallace, except in a nightmare.

I dig the harmonies. I'd boost the vocals' hi end and pan the harmonies more, surrounded by righteous voices!
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apb said 2266 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks Tobin
..bit cheesy?? lol Thanks, I needed some tips on the vocals.. my ears where like Wensleydale after doing the guitars lol...I might go back to treating the vocal tracks first individually with Ozone 3 and there I can boost the high end (unlike just hoping for the best on using Ozone just on the master track). Have you been watching "A close shave" recently by any chance? Fabulous films/characters.
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Feter said 2266 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
The righteous
Cool guitar chops ...good rockin ...powerful ..nice job Mate !!
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apb said 2266 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks Ghassan
btw glad to see your having fun performing live these days. The "power" from the guitar recording was what I was seeking- glad that is coming across (even I sacrificed the vocals in the process... ) Hopefully next mix will be better.
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neilh79 said 2266 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
The Righteous
Pop Rock?? Kind of in that mould I would say, really catchy hook and lyrics, reminds me of the Sum41 ilk well done
apb said 2266 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
Sum41, Blink-182, apb-101 hehehe. Definitely going for that pop/punk/rock/metal thing... seeing if I can manage that. Catchy is good, pleased with that (even if I feel I can do better with the vocal mix).
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Vic Holman said 2266 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
righteous
superb alan. this rocks the socks off. cool voc. harmonies too!
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apb said 2265 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Cheers Vic
..now just need to work with it a bit more- seems worth it.
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tokai said 2265 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Cool
Hi Mate. Catherine Wheel? I was thinking that the last few times I have listened to your songs but the name never came to me. love da voice! and the grungy guitars. There is a bit of a Celtic vibe in the solo I think. Too short?
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apb said 2265 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Thanks Steve
must confess I haven't heard of Catherine wheel until now.. checked out some of their songs on you tube (those I was permitted to view in my country)- and I'm very flattered and thanks for putting me on to them. I loved "Heal" (Radiohead-ish), Delicious, Waydown, Ma solituda, Angelo Nero and many more.. my kinda music. Yup, this will be worked a bit more.
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Loob said 2265 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
This kinda reminds me of Wishbone Ash
or something from the 70s, which is great! I guess they DO write them like that anymore! I really like this a lot Alan!
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apb said 2265 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Thanks Freddy
..a very nice compliment: my heart lies with '70s rock- just trying to modernise the sound a bit: like some of the 90s bands I listed had some success with... you'll probably like some of their songs if you've not heard of them before. Cheers.
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michaeljayklein said 2265 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Enjoyed this very much
....no ideas, no feedback really--just letting you know I listened and liked! Thanks again.
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apb said 2265 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
Thanks Michael

enjoying it very much still counts as 'feedback' to me: + some of the keywords on your "walking my baby back home" post intrigued me as potential lyrical fuel: I particularly liked "if at first you don't succeed- skydiving is not for you". Thanks for stopping in for a listen.
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egobandit said 2264 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
left us too
this is so catchy to me Im gonna be humming this all day, great leading at the end it left me wanting more another great one!
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apb said 2264 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
Thanks Tim
.. that catchy hook/lyric came first, the rest was just some other lyrical ideas I had wanted to use. I want to re-mix this, extended it and play the drums... but time is my enemy too. Glad you found time to stop in for a listen and comment though.
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Char said 2264 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
I get
the impression that you are making a strong social comment even though there is a humorous slant to your lyrics. The Hard Rock sound is there and I'll bet it is exciting to get the sound of a rock band when you're only one person making the music. I like this and I'm looking forward to version number two. Thank you, Alan.
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apb said 2264 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
It's a blast..
..and a lot less people to split any earnings with ;o) hehehe. Ah, the lyrics.. well, never wise to delve into the inner workings of my head but I will say this much: I like how they can be interpreted as "strong social comment" or "impression of strong social comment" or just a "fun" or "humorous" mix of "right", "wrong" & "left". Onwards to version 2... perhaps new additions will make a more cohesive stance on the possible interpretations... or maybe not... we'll see. :o)
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jk1986 said 2264 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
...
nice work
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apb said 2259 days ago (September 16th, 2011)
Thanks the listen jk
glad you enjoyed it.
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ic42 said 2264 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
punkalicious
bands search high and low-fi for this sound, and you left it right here in your pocket. I enjoyed the play on words of course, as well as the crunchy music. 0x0
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apb said 2259 days ago (September 16th, 2011)
Thanks 0x0
..it was fun to fiddle with the POD X3 again- and with a nice, freshly serviced guitar too. Glad you got a kick out of the lyrics.. I am now fascinated with the word "mend" and particularly why there is no "womand" ;o)
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ted23 said 2264 days ago (September 12th, 2011)
!
How great are those guitars?!?!?
The vox seemed ever so slightly muffled but the coolness of the guitars and vocal ideas made this really neat. Seriously!
Thumbs up!
apb said 2259 days ago (September 16th, 2011)
Cheers Ed
for the kind words and gross under statement on how muffled the vocals ended up- I will fix on the second pass, with some luck.
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