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life is like a skip on a old record
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History Repeats (once more around the park jeeves)

there's a little game going on
i'm not one to play along
it's your turn
recycle re-spin
they're doing it all again
reface and debaise
history repeats once again

history repeats once again
play my game or we do it again
history repeats once again
play my game or we do it again

you're not playing ball
you don't answer my calls
are you doing anything at all
return to sender
and you went and played your hand
and the little games you hide
and deliver by hand

history repeats once again
play my game or we do it again
history repeats once again
play my game or we do it again

here we went and played your game
history repeats again

history repeats once again
play my game or we do it again
history repeats once again
play my game or we do it again

history repeats (3 or 4 x's)
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Uploaded: Jan 04, 2013 - 08:20:24 PM
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2013 - 08:20:24 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 01:46:05 PM
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Hardware:
imac, gibson sg & les paul, schecter bass, presonus firestudio & tube preamp, audio technica cond mic, m-audio keyboard
Software:
logic 9
Comments
Symphony101 said 1599 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
First !
:-)
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Symphony101 said 1599 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
Beautiful
catchy riffs and a great tone ! Very tasty, great listen Vic !

Quick question : How do you record your guitars ? Do you use a real amp, effects into DAW, or do you use simulators as VST effects etc ?
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Vic Holman said 1599 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
thanks yves
amps and effects are logic plug ins. however, the opening guitar line that also shows up through the song i picked the strings very close to the bridge that can give a very different tone
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peacepiano said 1599 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
Again and Again
Hooked. I does seem that History does repeat, interesting lyric, and killer guitar after the second verse.
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Vic Holman said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
thanks bill
oh it goes around in circles alright. few learn from past mistakes. thanks for the listen
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lyzak said 1599 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
History Repeats
Takes me back, pleasantly, to the late sixties. Love that transformation happening around the 2:00 mark. Enjoyed your song!
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Vic Holman said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
thanks lyzak
a little retro doesn't hurt. thanks for your time
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Ed Hannifin said 1599 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
This is a lot of fun...
...to play along to...

I like the drums and the thickness of the riffing. Even with the harmonized lines, there's this solid base in the fundamental that keeps the guitars anchored.

I think the vocal has a nice pocket in the mix, and works well against the riffs, and you let there be some nice space in the lyric phrasing...

The mix and arrangement have punch, but there's this sense that it's not crammed full. There's room to breathe and to have one's attention captured in different moments by different things...

Like the guitar layers as always, Vic...


Vic Holman said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
thanks ed
only 4 guitar tracks. i've been slimming down for a while now :-)
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jiguma said 1599 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
Beatles rule
Love this Vic - nice and unpredictable (in a good way). Great sound!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
thanks neil
i usually need to through a bit of a detour in there somewhere. great new tune of yours!
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gadzooks said 1598 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
History Repeats
Like that opening guitar riff and the overall tone of the guitars ... nice lead ... catchy 60's like chorus ... great lyrics ... life is like a skip on an old record. When I listen to new music I hear so many bands from the past but to the younger generations it's all new. This is a well crafted tune Vic and well played and recorded.
Cheers
SG
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Vic Holman said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
thanks stan
what was once old can be new again.... as long as ya update it a bit
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particledots said 1598 days ago (January 4th, 2013)
fabulous
just for the first few bars alone
the rest is just like icing on the cake
is this that new guitar you recently got?
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Vic Holman said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
thanks bryn
this tune was finished just before i bought the new guitar. i'm still trying to figure out a song to showcase that.
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PaulaMunk said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
Great
sound reminds me of the Beatles and a few other bands from the late 60's. Thanks.
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Vic Holman said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
thanks char
a little retro never hurts, thanks for your time to give it a listen
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Narad said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
History Repeats
Excellent performance ! It's a real pleasure to listen to your music !!!!!
And thanks for the download... :)
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Vic Holman said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
thanks harald
thanks for the kind words! i appreciate it.
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alackbass said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
History Repeats
The opening riff and tone brought Rush to mind. Of course the song becomes "all you" when the vocal starts. The odd time measures added to the progressive vibe. Great guitar tones (as usual) throughout. BTW...are you using the amp modeling in Logic to get those tone?

Excellent production and mix!
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Vic Holman said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
thanks andrew
yup, been doing all logic sims and effects for some time. its best way to go in case i decide the change a amp or effect set up after recording the bits. i might throw in a outboard pedal now & then
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KCsGROOVE said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
history repeats
Very cool , oldschool vibe here, Vic
excellent guitarwork
really like how you recorded this!
Gonna keep me a copy :-)
KC
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Vic Holman said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
thanks kc
my learning roots are showing :-)
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Daugrin said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
Vic's Game Spin
Recycle again. Great guitar sound. Same message over and over...

Daug
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Vic Holman said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
thanks daug
same old song and dance.
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Philip18 said 1598 days ago (January 5th, 2013)
History repeats
Love guitar sounds and the multiple vocals/harmonies. Melody has a bit of a Lucy In The Sky sort of eastern flow. Good arrangement. Good lyrics. Impressive, as always, Vic!
Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks philip
funny thing is it didn't sound like a beatle thing to me when i did this, but majority rules. it will probably sound different to me when i listen to it in a month or so. :-)
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4nglo said 1597 days ago (January 6th, 2013)
been
been around here a long while following your tunes...

This is one of your very best yet.

. -Anglo
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks for the listens!
...... and welcome to macjams!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 1597 days ago (January 6th, 2013)
Catchy...
... and upfront. I like it very much! Although I must note that I miss some of your acoustic work here and there. Fine stuff!
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
acoustic
now that you mention it, it has been some time that i had an acoustic in a song. i'll have to dust one off.
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kingbee said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
round and round we go
Wow! this is one hell of a cool pice of music.
Loving the change of time sequences.
Double tracked vox really add to this.
Guitars sound fantastic.
Small echoes of Soundgarden.
Thanks for the download.
I need to listen to this in headphones to try to get under it's skin
Cheers
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
round up
some of the time sequences was a little tricky, until i stopped thinking about it.
thanks for checking it out i appreciate your time.
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carbon said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
history repeats
well crafted song with tasty hooks. the melodies are very accessible and the guitar work is terrific as usual.

if i can offer one critique it would be this: on this and many other songs that i have heard of yours, the vocal seems to have settled into your "comfort zone". i think it would be great to hear you stretch yourself vocally a little more.

thanks for another download!

cheers,

steve
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks steve
vocally, i totally agree with you, finding new ground would be great
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bud said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Backwards cymbal!
great touch and perfect for the subject. Excellent track Vic - hard hitting with great tone.

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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks kevin
the backward cymbal idea came about from the midi crash cymbal sounding to weak. i liked how well they work with each other on this
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ste said 1596 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
top
guitar sounds throughout. like the chord progressions in the chorus and the cool turnarounds
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks much
thanks for giving this a listen, appreciated!
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Les_Kloo said 1595 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
History
Love those opening chords. Catchy tune with happy touches of unexpected timing. Ending sequence --- very nice.
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks les
i don't think was a full chord used here, mostly partial chords like triads, double stops and all those other goofy terms :-)
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TvRicky said 1595 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Yeah real cool
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A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks tvr
Return to sender and Slickly Stamped... what a great line!
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DWL said 1595 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
Very Beatles
Revoler era which is very apposite given the cyclical nature of the lyrics.

Great work Vic. Love the guitars and that spaced out groove.

Cheers

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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks dick
taxman was a stab. i just get tired of everything repeating over and over is all :-)
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rok41 said 1595 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
History Repeats
Man, does it ever! Very cool song Vic, love the guitar work and the chorus has a great hook. Nicely executed Mr Holman.
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
this chris
thanks for the time to check it out, i appreciate it, i appreciate it, i appreciate it.......
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magnatone said 1595 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
History Repeats
Holy Cow - this is awesome Vic!
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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks karen
a little something for the cle elum cows to moo along with :-)
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Bob Rodgers said 1595 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
I
love the intro riff and some wonderful guitars played.
Great song and a nice mix, the bass and drums rhythm is excellent and I really like your vocals.
Very much enjoyed Vic, thanks!

Bob


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Vic Holman said 1594 days ago (January 8th, 2013)
thanks bob
the music had been hanging around on the hard drive for a couple of months. so i am glad to finally putting it to rest.
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Jarvoid said 1594 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Nicely done....
shades of something slightly sinister peeping through from the background ....Alice Cooperish sinister .nothing to worry about ....enjoyed and downed a load...................

CJ
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Vic Holman said 1592 days ago (January 10th, 2013)
thanks chris
i still like the alice cooper band. :-)
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J_Gretch said 1594 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
History Repeats
Solid hard driving rocker!...Humbucker guitars were an excellent choice for this one.That beginning riff reminds me of STP in their prime....Good stuff Vic.
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Vic Holman said 1592 days ago (January 10th, 2013)
thanks JG
i think this is the first time that i did use the SG & les paul together. SG has a brighter sound so they didn't interfere with each other... which is nice.
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crissew said 1594 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Very nice work
Stopped in and haven't had a chance to listen here for a while. Glad I did. Very well done. Catchy guitar riff and vocals fit in the pocket nicely. The only suggestion I would have is the drums. They seemed to not fit for some reason in places. Perhaps too dry sounding but can't really put my finger on it. Nice work!
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crissew said 1594 days ago (January 9th, 2013)
Very nice work
Stopped in and haven't had a chance to listen here for a while. Glad I did. Very well done. Catchy guitar riff and vocals fit in the pocket nicely. The only suggestion I would have is the drums. They seemed to not fit for some reason in places. Perhaps too dry sounding but can't really put my finger on it. Nice work!
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Vic Holman said 1592 days ago (January 10th, 2013)
thanks much
the drums do change somewhat at different areas due to some timing shifts. then again this has run through my head so many times. i would probably hear it different when i get around to listening it in a few months... it's possible i might end up changing out all drums at some point.
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egobandit said 1591 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
Vic
Im late to the party, Love the singing in this , I think its true keeps going around and around!
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Dadai.2 said 1590 days ago (January 13th, 2013)
Why?
Didn't I connect with you about 30 years ago? Coulda, woulda... You are a music/guitar king, Vic. At least in my book. If Micheal Wark ever re-enters MJ, we need to resurrect the Goodwillys...

This is another song that fits into both the retro and the present. Kudos, dude.
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dave_b said 1589 days ago (January 14th, 2013)
History Repeats
Cool signature riff, I especially like the way you end the phrase. Strong vocal, production is crisp.
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tempie said 1587 days ago (January 16th, 2013)
rinse and repeat
ah dude, imo this is you at the top of what you do. i love how disjointed but absolutely cohesive this is. does that make sense? no, but it's what I mean. your phrasing and inflection is so cool here. i really like this. vic, arena style. happily DL'd.
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FEEL said 1585 days ago (January 18th, 2013)
So creative
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