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The Driver

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DWL

 Genre: Punk-Grunge

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If I went back to my really early rock'n'roll days with my last song I'm going forward here and it's the late 70s and a decrepit back room of a pub in Essex. All a bit rough, including weird noises as I counted in ;)

The shortest song I've ever written - only 1 minute so it's not going to take up a lot of your time ;)

Another from the Queen Caroline cycle.

This chap doesn't care what happens to the estate as long as he has his car.

Richard Marris played bass and tweaked lyrics.

I used drum loops and my Strat with the Logic guitar engine.

A rude word at the beginning and maybe another...

The Driver © Langford/Marris 2012

There's somewhere that I need to be
But fuck that car in front of me
Why can't the road be clear and free
When I just want to drive

Petrol's going through the roof
And if you want the honest truth
I'd sell my soul for endless juice
When I just want to drive

Oh oh
I hear that things are going to change
Oh oh
The estate will get a different name
Oh oh
But I bet the traffic's just the same
Everyone is in my way
When I just want to drive

They'll be digging up the road again
More misery for motoring men
oh It's the same old story then
When I just want to drive

A mate of mine is leaving here
He's going east (says cheaper beer)
Cheaper petrol gives me cheer
When I just want to drive
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Uploaded: Feb 24, 2012 - 04:08:08 PM
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alackbass said 2117 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
The Driver
Too cool for just a single listen or two! Downloaded!
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DWL said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Thanks!
It was great fun doing this. No sophisticated sounds or synths just guitar bass and drums.

I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Cheers

Dick
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TvRicky said 2117 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
"He's going east (says cheaper beer) "
Yeah my man a fun uplifting piece. I am so amused and entertained by your spirit and I bet the beer helped. HAha

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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DWL said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Thank you my friend!
The beer only helps sometimes. You have to know when to say no!

We had fun so it's nice if you did too.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Symphony101 said 2117 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
Niiiiice !
This was a quick ride but very enjoyable ! I think nowadays cheaper petrol is a lost cause, but we can hopefully still count on cheaper beer :-)
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DWL said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Cheaper beer
is a lost cause as well (in the UK at least!)

Thanks for the listen and comments Yves.

Cheers

Dick
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richard13 said 2117 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
I know just how he feels
Why won't those idiots get out of my way? Jeez, they give freakin' licenses to anyone these days. And yeah, they're always diggin' up the road they just dug up last year. What up with that?
Tell your friend, I'm with him, Dick. Beep-beep!
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DWL said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Despite my antipathy
towards most car drivers (I cycle and ride a motorbike) I do have a degree of empathy with him (even if he is a selfish, arrogant tosser)

Thanks Richard!

Cheers

Dick
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abzwork said 2117 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
The Driver..
Bam!..A most delightful short sortie...excellent flava n colourrr...yes, where has all the real Punk gone? don't know bout the rest, but its live n kickin' here my friend...enjoyed every note n every word..:):):)peace
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DWL said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
A short sortie
I wish I'd thought of that!

Many thanks for your comments and I'm pleased you enjoyed my little thrash.

Cheers

Dick
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johnwhitehead said 2117 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
Drive
This is perfect. Brevity is the soul of wit and this has has it. Of course excellent guitar chops
help some, too. Another fine post, Dick.


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DWL said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Thanks John
It made a change to do something quickly and I said all I needed to in a minute (in truth, the "hero" doesn't deserve any more of my time!)

Cheers

Dick
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Outtaorbit said 2117 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
Hahahahahahahaha
Love this
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DWL said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Makes it all worthwhile :)
Thanks!

Cheers

Dick

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Bob Rodgers said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
An
excellent fast ride, great energy in this Dick with a very nice guitar tone in your solo.
Thanks for the download.

Bob

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DWL said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Thanks Bob!
It was a Logic guitar sound - "old school punk" I think it was called. Fairly effective for what I needed!

Cheers

Dick
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gadzooks said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
The Driver
I can totally relate to your lyrics especially the first verse ... how frustrated I get commuting into the city everyday ... sometimes I feel like Michael Douglas in"Falling Down". Anyway, what a great in your face tune. Well played and sung ... well written and not long enough. That guitar rocks! Great tune Dick!!
Cheers
SG
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DWL said 2114 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Thanks !
Falling Down fits perfectly.

Not long enough? Maybe but I said what I needed to say and he didn't deserve much more of my time.

Cheers

Dick
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Loob said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
This could be a Monty Python skit...
It's witty, and fun! Rocking n your car indeed! Very cool Dick! You come up with some very clever subjects to produce! Muchly enjoyed! Thanks for sharing another fine DWL production! I just want to listen!
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DWL said 2114 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Monty Python?
They would have made more of it! Thanks for the listen and comments Freddy. I find having a project really helps and writing from within a character also makes life easier.

Cheers

Dick
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lavalamp said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Keep 'em coming!
Got me going. Nice one!

LL
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DWL said 2114 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
More to come
they're just taking their time...

Thanks :)

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
KCsGROOVE said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
cheaper petrol
That's what I dream of.. We pay the highest price for petrol in the whole world, almost two euro's per liter, yes people you rerad it correctly, almost two euro's (two dollars 60 ) per liter!
:-)
Cool song, nice pace , I can relate to the words, hehe
KC
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DWL said 2114 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Petrol ain't cheap here either!
Thanks Cees, much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Top stuff
and what a racy (pun) number...I could have written that first verse Dick ha ha... love the pace and the guitar....the vocal harmony too is quite on the ball at that speed LOL, cheers M
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DWL said 2113 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Thnaks Maurice
It was great fun and the harmony was only put on at the last minute as I started singing along as I was checking the mix!

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
OI
if you drive your car like you drive the guitars i definitely want to be behind you to get through traffic. this song requires a seat belt to listen to....... one helluva ride! great energy = great tune
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DWL said 2113 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Probably wise
as I don't look at what I'm doing on the guitar ;)

Thanks Vic, much appreciated

Cheers

Dick
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peacepiano said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Driving
Crazy driving as only DWL can produce. Fun stuff!!
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DWL said 2113 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Thanks Bill!
It certainly was fun.

Cheers

Dick

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finkeldink said 2116 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Thats my only complaint
Man I wished the song was longer. I was really getting into this.
Sounds like vintage english roots 'o punk goodness.

Nice one man. I won't look at you the same ever again. Haha!
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DWL said 2113 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Not quiet back to my roots
but it'll do.

Thanks!

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 2116 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
So much more...
Hey Dick, this is one cool song. Packs so much more into a minute than most songs that last.....well, a minute :-) Love the accents and the wonderful selfless nature of it all. Take care, Peter.
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DWL said 2113 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
One minute that
took me a lot longer to record!

Many thanks for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Just
wonderful.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 2110 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Thanks Len
Always nice to see you here!

Cheers

Dick
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hackneybloke said 2115 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
driver
this is excellent. if you changed the lyrics and made it about football then it could be the next england world cup song. i wouldn't call this punk grunge....it's more chas 'n' dave on crack.
funnily enough i thought it was a Woofer track.....sounds like you were brothers separated at birth.
dick this is very good.....definitely worth developing. deserves longer play time.
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DWL said 2110 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Chas'n'Dave on crack
I love the idea. I like Chas'n'Dave but I suspect they'd be on beer....

Lyrics for a football song is a challenge... hmmmmm

I rather like the comparison with John as he's one of my favourites here with his left field approach to writing.

I'm not sure I want to develop this any further but I appreciate the sentiments.

Thanks Julian, you're a pal :)

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 2114 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
The Driver
I can relate to this one. The frenetic groove mirrors the impatience I feel stuck in a traffic jam. Tight playing, great energy.
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DWL said 2110 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
You're never alone
in a traffic jam :-)

Thanks Dave, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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Doug Somers said 2114 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Single minded pursuit
A thoroughly fun short rocker Dick performed with well conceived gusto. I wouldn't want to be the lollipop lady on roads where this lad drives.

Cheers for the dload!
Doug
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DWL said 2110 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Thanks Doug
the first to tie the song to the LL - brilliant observation and I'm pleased you made the connection.

Thanks again!

Cheers

Dick


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Jarvoid said 2113 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Blockheads....
you got any Blockheads secreted in the boot ,cos this is just Drury esque,,super dooper....short but sweet and lurve the guitar break....good job.

Jarv
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DWL said 2110 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
No blockheads
but I was born in Billericay (seriously) so maybe something rubbed off somewhere!

Thanks!

Cheers

Dick


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neilh79 said 2111 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
The Driver
How cool is this!! Excellent made me laugh!
DWL said 2110 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Thanks Neil
much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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Doadars Uncle said 2111 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Smiles!
This is near and dear to my heart! I will say it again!
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DWL said 2106 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
Thanks!
Us drivers will never learn will we?

Thanks again.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 2111 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
The driver
Not sure I'd want to spend much time with protagonist in this song, but I'm happy to spend plenty of time listening to that strat of yours! Well done, Dick!
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DWL said 2106 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
You're right
You really wouldn't to spend much time with him but I appreciate you spending some time with this!

Thanks Philip!

Cheers

Dick
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paul f. page said 2111 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Oh, my!
I think you're absolutely crazy, Dick. How do you come up with this stuff? This guy should get together with Eddie and that California Sun! I continue to be amazed at the breadth of your creative impulses. On some level (I don't know which one), this is amazing. "Blimy!" (said the bloke from across the pond).
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DWL said 2106 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
Thanks Paul!
I'm never sure where any of this comes from. Years of being exposed to lots of music. Sometimes my brain is like a maelstrom of sound.

Thanks for the listen and comment!

Cheers

Dick
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woofer3 said 2107 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
very enjoyable
It brings the many relationships of several styles together and before I say anything else it's extremely entertaining and outrageously catchy - I can here Chas and Dave and Madness. Excellent track Dick, left me wanting more.
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DWL said 2106 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
Chas and Dave again
that suits me!

Thanks for the listen and comments (did you see Julian's above? ;) )

Cheers

Dick
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2107 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
the driver
very well done this dick. it ended too early i wanted more! very well put together and executed. cheers graham
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DWL said 2106 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
And I'd had enough
of him after a minute!

Thanks Graham, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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awigze said 2107 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
DWL
This is the tune that goes thru my head when I am trying to get home after a day at the chain. never thought about the price of beer comparison to gasoline. Very cool tune - well done!
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DWL said 2106 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
Thanks Andy
yes, beer and petrol. If only I could give up one of them....

Listen and comments much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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Warren Smith said 2107 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
Same thing over here
Cheaper beer .. or cheaper petrol .. that's a tough call : )

Both!

I remember the days when you could get in a car and just drive, drive, drive without interruption. Those days are gone and apparently are never coming back. Here in the United States we are not building any new roads, but we keep selling more cars to overfill the existing (and deteriorating) systems. So your song resonates with me.

I think the length is perfect for its intensity. Make your point, strongly, and move on. Except, of course, when nothing's moving!
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DWL said 2106 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
Rural France
still plenty of empty roads but a bit a trip to get there!

We don't even have the space to put more roads now but like you the UK is buying more cars. Where will it end I wonder?

Thanks for the listen and comments Warren!

Cheers

Dick


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sammydix said 2106 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
drive
punk galore! not at all to slight the song, i think the length was perfect. just that kind of song. sounds like it would make a good segue from a prev song to the next on an album.
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DWL said 2098 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
Thanks!
I might try that segue.. sounds like it might work!

Cheers

Dick
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Damroze said 1883 days ago (October 16th, 2012)
Short, Sweet and to the point
Like all good punk.
btw, we did move east, relatively speaking, and cost of living was a major factor . ( Seattle to KC)
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DWL said 1869 days ago (October 29th, 2012)
Thanks Mr D!
I thought this was on the back burner ;-)

Funny how going east is cheaper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers

Dick
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