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A light hearted dig at the "pre-fabricated" mentality of the popular music industry...
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With blisters on my fingers,
Pain still in my heart,
Guess you gotta be the shallow sort,
To make money from this art.
 
Cos I ain't got a watch with diamonds,
No girls shakin' what they got,
I got no beef with some other guy,
So I ain't gonna go get shot.
 
I won't get rich from playing the blues,
And there ain't no other life I want.
 
I ain't no cheap star…
 
What happened to Elvis?
The Beatles and the Stones?
A band don't need a stupid blonde
With her chest full o'silicone

Cos they say I got a face for radio
But it's the only one I got
Looks like playing guitar an' harp
Don't make you look hot (no more)

I won't get laid from playing the blues,
But there ain't no other life I want.
 
Though I could do with gettin' laid...know what I mean? 

Can't we bring it back
To when music had some soul
We got plastic people singing plastic songs
Jus' to grow some cat's bankroll

Seems like robots have taken over
We got machines singing the songs
No one wants a human voice
Where did it all go wrong?
 
It's not cool to play the blues
But there ain't no other life I want
 
I said I'm no Cheap Star...
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Plays: 53
Downloads: 29
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Uploaded: Dec 08, 2011 - 04:12:34 AM
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2011 - 05:38:23 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 01:49:18 PM
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iMac, Alesis iO2 interface
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Comments
gadzooks said 2173 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Cheap Star
LIke your lyrics. Dig the organ and some fine harp and bass playin' ... feelin the groove.
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SG
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BlueAlex said 2173 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
RE: Cheap Star
Thanks, I had a lot of fun with this one :)
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alackbass said 2173 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Cheap Star
Very cool! Love the lyrics and harp! I share your pain man!
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BlueAlex said 2173 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
RE: Cheap Star
Thanks! 'Tis a cruel industry hehe :)
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rok41 said 2173 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Cheap Star
Very cool tune, I am really liking the harp playing! Lyrics are great! Nice post!
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BlueAlex said 2173 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
RE: Cheap Star
Thanks, was new for me not to have a guitar solo!!
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papag said 2173 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Getting cheaper by the day
Nice tale of the music industry...sweet harp and guitar.

thanks for the download :)
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guygrooves said 2172 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Really cool
I enjoyed this one a lot. You were a lot more comfortable and laid back in the second half of the tune. Still a pretty decent go all together.
Peace
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albertruss said 1756 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
cheap star
ive lived every word brother, neat song, sweet harp..peace from florida..
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Name: Alex Smith
Location: Bristol United Kingdom
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Been playing guitar for 20 years, though relatively new and inexperienced when it comes to recording. Have gigged around the South West of England for the last 10 years or so, playing mainly blues and rock.... [see more]

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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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