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Love Crazy Baby


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Kicbal

 Genre: Funk

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Christopher Watson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Raps, Saxophone, Synths, Drum & Bass Programming, Mixing & Mastering, Lyrics
Edward Berriman (ted23): Guitars
Lola Hollywood: Backing Vocals

Well, this was supposed to be ready for the Funk Challenge back in October, but our latest addition to the family made an early delivery, effectively putting this tune on the back-burner for a few months. Lola and baby are doing great BTW. I even had the chance to include all 3 kids names in the lyrics if you listen closely.

Funk/Rock genre is some of my favorite stuff to play and listen to, so this song possibly more than some of my other stuff feels the most authentic to the default music settings that's usually running through my head. I'm loving the happy/sexy vibe that this song gives off. It's all a celebration of long-term stable relationships and all the happenings that goes along with it. It's nice to have Lola along for the ride again, even if it's only some subtle backing vox. Ted23 works his magic here and really gave this song some attitude and style. (Exactly what I was hoping and knew he would create.) If you haven't figured it out yet, this kid can play. Love it love it! Just so you know how awesome Ed is, he graciously provided me with a truckload of guitar tracks for the tune. We ended up using about 18 different tracks at various points in the song.
That's about it. Listen , Enjoy, Download, Tell your friends, Repeat.
-Chris


Big brown eyes
That got me hooked
Killer hair and curves
You had that look
Those early days
I was a fool
And almost lost
Everything that made life cool

Well if I'm into you
And you're into me
Two love birds
Hangin out on a swing
She leaned forward
And I leaned in
Two hearts and minds
Began to spin
Not content with a
"Lets just a wait and see"
We're talkin here and now
Cause it was meant to be
What a world
What a time
What a ride
What a dream
My friend, my lover, my beauty queen

Love Crazy Baby
It's all gravy gravy
This lovely fling with wings
It means to me everything
Love Crazy Baby
It's all perfumed hazy
I can't hide my delight
That we're still running
Side by side
Love Crazy Baby
Love Crazy Baby

Pretty Pretty
So smart and witty
How you've grown
Into your skin
To ship out now would be
Such a pity
Gotta keep on gunnin
For the win

Well 10 years along
Just can't be beat
The thrills, chills and spills
That make life sweet
Got it made in the shade
And so right at night
Our little kid parade
A blaze of blinding light
For Lucas and Zoe
And sweet baby Britta
A mood lifting, shifting
moving go-getter
All because of you
Because of you and me
My friend, my lover, my beauty queen

Love Crazy Baby
It's all gravy gravy
This lovely fling with wings
It means to me everything
Love Crazy Baby
It's all perfumed hazy
I can't hide my delight
That we're still running
Side by side
Love Crazy Baby
Love Crazy Baby
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Song Stats
Hits: 3006
Comments: 64
Fans: 30
Plays: 182
Downloads: 47

Uploaded: Apr 15, 2012 - 05:32:01 AM
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2012 - 10:56:28 PM Last Played: Dec 04, 2017 - 08:45:47 AM
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Hardware:
Tenor Sax, Fender Strat . . . my usual setup, bells & whistles
Software:
Garageband, Audacity
Comments
Symphony101 said 2069 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Great song
and a very nice story behind, as well for the thema and the way the song was made.

There is so much care on the details, both from you and Ed, I definitely recognize your usual care for quality on this one too.

Ed's guitar work is awesome, I love it ! Lola's vocals are spot on too.

A very enjoyable listen Chris ! Fantastic work.
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Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Thanks
my friend for listening and pushing me to get back in the saddle and finish this. Looking forward to doing something musical with you soon.
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lavalamp said 2069 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Funkin' cool
Such excellent PROduction. Ed brings some tasty guitar. Hit quality. Sax sounds like a perfect fit for this tune.
Gonna have to "fan" you.

LL
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Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Thanks
I tried something new, at least to me for mastering this. Used a multi-band compressor rather than an overall compressor to mash the whole thing. I think I got a more lively mix this time. Yes Eds the man with the ax.
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alackbass said 2069 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Love Crazy Baby
Excellent production! I love the chorus. Killer groove! Ted rules on this. I love all the wah textures he throws in. Both of you took great solos! Better late than never!
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Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Yes Thank You
Can always count of alackbass to swing by early for a listen and comment. Thanks for the support.
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gadzooks said 2069 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Love Crazy Baby
Great production ... grooving' guitar work ... love this stuff ... funky is my fav and this is funky ... like the sax! Keys wash in the right place ... a cooking' tune.
Enjoyed
SG
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Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Gadzooks
I appreciate the comments and support. Glad this one filled the funk cravings for you. I too love a good hammond organ touch when its called for.
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hongshan said 2069 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Hell Yeah!
That pumps. I think you know your funk. Great texture, bass and sax all blend with historical yet modern groove. Guitar work really screams - nice funky overdrive ! Nice work lads. Look forward to hearing more.
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Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Yeah Hell Yeah!
Thanks for listening. I appreciate the "historical" nod. I'd like to think that I have a half-way descent understanding and exposure to the overall funk genre, and as someone who probably has no business mining this musical vein, it's good to know that it comes across as somewhat authentic.
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sammydix said 2069 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
love
that's one chorus i'll be hearing all day today.
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Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Sammydix
Your welcome. Glad I could create and earworm for you. BTW, your song "Demetrius" is often playing in my head.
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ted23 said 2069 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Love Crazy
Chris always a pleasure blending sounds with you. It just seems to work!
This is a killer track with catchy cool edge. Working with your fun groovin bass lines is always a treat and makes me want to play around and come up with interesting things. Always confident that you'll pick the best of whatever I send to you.... Next time i'll send you 36 tracks :)
I love this tune. The first break it's a sweet funk filled donut. The little whoops and mini musical and vocal treats are a joy (nice work lady Hollywood).
Working on a tune with such a cool lyrical influence is also pretty inspring. Nice nice tune.

PS artwork sizzles!
Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
NO you the man!
Always a pleasure creating music with you involved. Thanks. The song artwork is from a photo of Lola when we first started dating.
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RochaMalhada said 2069 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
cool & funky

top funk; very nice catchy phrasing in the lyric and music.

. - Harold
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Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Thanks RochMalhad
The tune must be working if both music and lyrics are making an impression. Glad you enjoyed it.
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yohmar said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Solid
performance here
Good Band
Well enjoyed
Ty for sharing
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Kicbal said 2068 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
No prob
Thanks for the words of encouragement. Keep up the music from your end to.
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abzwork said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Love Crazy....
Big production, luscious flavas...yeah, this is special..smoothe transitions and the vocals ride high in the saddle...straight to Big Smile City 4sure..:):):)peace
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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Thanks abzwork
Big is how we roll on this one. Thanks for listening.
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PeterB7858 said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Love crazy baby
Really like the funk/rock/rap blend that is going on here. Great mix. The fuzz bass, drums and the funk wah guitar provide a real solid layer for the vocals to sit in. Ted's guitar work is just stellar. Nice sax, too. A post of very high quality. Take care, all. Regards, Peter.
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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Much Thanks
Glad you noticed the distressed bass sound. Intentional. Thanks to for the compliments on the sax, makes me want to play more. I'm sure Ted23 feels the same about props for his guitar work.
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egobandit said 2068 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
love crazy
really dig the lead at the end the chorus is tops BTW I'm a sucker for great horns! Downloaded thanks!
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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Hey Egobandit
Thanks for listening. I hope the tune provides you many more good vibes when if pops up on your random playlist.
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Moviz said 2068 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Love the chorus
so catchy. excellent sounds you've got going here.... great lyrics (and congrats on little newbie)..... just sounds so good; top work from all, regards M
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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Moviz
I appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment.
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TvRicky said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Takes me back to the early 8o's
A time when about spring in 1980 the music was flowing and all genres were hot. This a transitional piece when Disco was giving way to Groove and Song styles. Switch, MJ, The Deele, Soul Train etc. Real cool slide my man..Slick Production and performance!

A SIncerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 17th, 2012)
Always
a pleasure hearing from you and listening to your music.
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J_Gretch said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Love Crazy Baby
Cool indie rock vibe...I'm really diggin this.I could hear this on the RHCP playlist...Good solid song,,,enjoyed it much.
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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 17th, 2012)
Thanks muchly
An RHCP comparision is never a bad thing. Thanks for taking the time.
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Sigmund said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Crazy Baby
Im really digging the groove this song generates! Funky, yes, but it's smooth too, probably because your vocal delivery is so smooth. Great guitar and sax work - nice collab, and enjoyed!
Sig



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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 17th, 2012)
Sigmund
Always nice to hear compliments from powerhouse musicians like yourself.
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ktb said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Love Crazy Baby
Yum x10. Super nice production, and top shelf play'in. Deep bows to Ed for that funkaliscious guitar track. Love it when it blows up for the solo.
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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 17th, 2012)
Thanks
I'll take a x10 bonus any day! A random matchup for a collab challenge a while back gave me the opportunity to work with Ed. Turns out we think alike in many way, and the initial collaboration was so much fun that we've now played on about 5 songs together.
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Loob said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Very catchy and groove driven!
Great production and well mixed! All around well done everyone! Dig it!
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Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 17th, 2012)
Yep
Funk ain't funk unless the groove is in the driver seat. Glad I at least got that right. Thanks for the listen and comment.
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Carrie71 said 2067 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
love crazy baby...
Hot damn! Love the feeling of this one! You rapping is smooth and effortless. Love the up beat of this. Love love love the sax! Great job!
Kicbal said 2067 days ago (April 17th, 2012)
Carrie71
Thanks much. In reality I probably have no business rapping at all, but that's what the song called for as I was composing the parts, I could have asked a resident spit master handle it, but with the personal lyrics, it needed to come from me. Upbeat is good sometimes.
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Daugrin said 2066 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
Gritty Sax
That's the stuff. Hip hop and almost everything else all at once... just like it should be... congratulations on the new arrival!

Daug
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Kicbal said 2065 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Daugrin
I guess i wear my musical influences on my sleeve. Genre mashing is so much fun. Thanks for listening
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Philip18 said 2065 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
Love Crazy Baby
There's a lot to like here - the lyrics, the vocal, the guitar playing, the arrangement, the crisp drums, the fuzzy sax. In fact, everything!
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Kicbal said 2065 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Many thanks
for all that you are liking. Makes all the effort and detail straining worth it, when its noticed and appreciated.
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gator4040 said 2065 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
Krazy!
Excellent work Kicbal. I think this your best mix to date. Sometime taking time off to rest and recharge really makes things even better. Teds guitars are funkin killer. Nice work!
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Kicbal said 2065 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Gator
Yeah brakes are nice, if only my brian would shut off too and stop coming up with new song ideas. Thanks for the pre-release listen and suggestions. I actually went in and re-eq'ed the backing guitars during the solo at the end to help give them a bit more low end and to separate them a little more from the lead.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2065 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Love crazy baby
Excellent stuff Christopher. Ed's guitar work in particular is a delight and gives you something to get your teeth into as the track jumps along. I'm not a big fan of funk per se but I did enjoy this, so that says something. Crystal mix that makes the best of all those textures going on there and .... 18 tracks? Very impressive that it's all come together with such cohesion.
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Kicbal said 2038 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Thanks
For listening and commenting.
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Soundhound said 2065 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Cool track......
Good groove and feel, solid lyrics......

Very Well Done.....
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Kicbal said 2038 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Glad
you liked it. Thanks.
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TobinMueller said 2065 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Boy meets girl and they never stop dancing
The lyrics are perfect for the feel of the tune, classic. I dig the whole thing, but was wondering what a more syncopated funk style drumming might bring, especially jumping the beats at the end of the measures or phrases, might add a new energy. Just wondering. I like the rapping sections and choruses a lot. Fun group feel, nice build. Thanks for sharing this.
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Kicbal said 2038 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Interesting
comments about the drums. Not sure how to even compose a drum track like that as It's all usually done by an initial impression or feel from my end. I suppose I was influenced by a more rock style RHCP style drumming. I would like to push myself in the drum programming department in the future though. Thanks for the insights.
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rok41 said 2064 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Love Crazy Baby
Wow!....I am digging the groove pf this. Chorus is strong and hooky, killer Sax and guitar, bass and drums are tight, great programming...drums especially sound good. Clever song concept with the unorthodox changes and the brilliant thing is that I never lost sense of the groove. Very cool Chris!
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Kicbal said 2038 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Gotta Groove
If yer funk don't got no groove then it ain't funk. So maybe I lucked out this time. Thanks for listening.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2064 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
love crazy baby
cool funky 70s groove, dig the wah riffage. cool orchestration. vocals work really well in the chorus. sax works. sounds like a lot of attention to detail has happened. like the lead break. drives well. cheers graham
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Kicbal said 2038 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Ciasm Zenabi
Thank you for listening.
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hackneybloke said 2062 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
love
funktastic. elements of 'rapture' by blondie.....i love that kinda stuff.
ed....your guitar work is excellent.

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Kicbal said 2038 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Thanks Hackneybloke
Yes Ed's the man.
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damiengh said 2041 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
congrats
Congrats to you for being one of the lucky ones. This tune and it's lyrics an ample display of your personal and musical happiness. Love da funk :)
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Kicbal said 2038 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Damiengh
Thank you for stopping by.
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mana_junkie said 2038 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Love Crazy!
A very cool groove here! Reminds me something that the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir used to do back in the day! A fusion of jazz/soul/funk and what not. I diggs it.
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Franciscus_Henri said 2037 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
I played it often and loud
great song.
PatriciaGirl said 2032 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Great groove going!
I am with everyone on this-what a great song! Production is really nice. I liked how you mentioned you used a multi-band compressor, I am learning about mastering effects and that's a definite read!

Love the vocal harmonies especially on the chorus-really catchy. Great job for all =)

Thanks for sharing!
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paul f. page said 2031 days ago (May 23rd, 2012)
I'm not...
...really qualified to offer any critical comments on this number, but I certainly do appreciate the skill your composition shows in the clever mix of melody and rap and changing rhythms and meters. Very intriguing number that you perform quite effortlessly (though "effortlessly" is a euphemism for "you-really-worked-hard-to-bring-this-whole-thing-so-beautifully-together). I thought the very end was maybe a bit to abrupt. While I don't generally like fade outs, maybe this one should go that way. Nevertheless, I enjoyed listening to the skills of several excellent musicians collaborating over the internet. Wow.
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ste said 1954 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
great
backing to superb vocal. ting tings vibe
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FEEL said 1382 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
Nice
What a collab, I like it all and very original. Poppy and funky. Kudos to all involved.
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