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24 Redheads


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Vic Holman

 Genre: Art Rock

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bits and fragments and reoccurring themes. once again i used a Boss GP-10 to create all the different guitars and synths.
lyrics are just imagery that would make for a surreal painting
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Lyrics
underneath the black light
twenty four redheads meet
lips part like a swollen rose
bound me to those
poison in the bloodstream
poison in the pride
twenty four heads held high
laugh as the world goes by
hardened smiles and secret signs
poison in the bloodstream
poison in the pride
queen dreams of eternal light
light that never warms
two faces have you
they never saw eye to eye
poison in the bloodstream
poison in the pride

24 redheads burning in the sand
and here they make their stand
blowing kisses to ancient crows
across the sands of time
the sun sets high
rippled dunes, calm and surreal
lays a shaft of chromium steel
bleached by the sun
standing scorned and judged by the moon
twenty four redheads meet
underneath
hardened smiles and secret signs
poison in the pride
dreamer dreams of drama
and the eternal light
poison in the pride

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Fans: 14
Plays: 57
Downloads: 17

Uploaded: Dec 08, 2014 - 08:15:48 PM
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2014 - 08:15:48 PM Last Played: Mar 16, 2017 - 10:30:14 AM
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Hardware:
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Software:
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Comments
DWL said 984 days ago (December 9th, 2014)
Surreal indeed
Psychedelic stuff Vic.

Off the wall lyrics and arrangement.

Great textures in that wash of guitars.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 984 days ago (December 9th, 2014)
thanks dick
i was in a "mix it all up" frame of mind. thanks for checking it out Dick.
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Warren Smith said 984 days ago (December 9th, 2014)
Redhead Fest
What does red hair look like under a black light? What a great opening image for a song .. it just sucks you into a surreal situation.

One can't help imagining the video taking shape!

"Blowing kisses to ancient crows" must be a sly reference to twenty-four blackbirds (baking in a pie) : )
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Vic Holman said 984 days ago (December 9th, 2014)
thanks warren
ooh, a video of this would be very cool.
the ancient crows line... that just kinda appeared when i was typing the stuff out
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Moviz said 984 days ago (December 9th, 2014)
Certainly Surreal
and played with you own special panache......strange lyrics but very imaginative and mental picture forming.....enjoyed as always Vic, regards M
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Vic Holman said 984 days ago (December 9th, 2014)
thanks maurice
i imagine a lot of people find me surreal in person as well. :-)
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Narad said 984 days ago (December 10th, 2014)
24 Redheads
Great mix with twenty four redheads. Not easy I imagine, but bloody
good ! :)
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Vic Holman said 982 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
thanks harald
mixing wasn't a problem, until all 24 wanted to hear it the way they think it should sound :-)
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J_Gretch said 983 days ago (December 10th, 2014)
24 Redheads
Powerful imagery Vic...the dark sounding progressions really drive it home.Good stuff man!
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Vic Holman said 982 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
going down
seems each section had decending chord progressions... does give it a dark feel. even if i was singing about rainbows and hello kitty it would still have that going i think. i appreciate your time for the listen.
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davisamerica2 said 983 days ago (December 10th, 2014)
Redheads
My Achilles Heel! I can fall head over heels in love with the ugliest redhead! Seriously, this is a great song, Vic. Your music always sets me in a unique mood. Love it!
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Vic Holman said 982 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
thanks terry
and it's predicted that redheads will be extremely rare in a few decades. very exotic i would think.
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KCsGROOVE said 982 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
24 redheads
I love redheads :-)
cool, slightly psychedelic piece
love the guitarwork!
KC
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Vic Holman said 982 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
thanks kc
worthy of a psychedelic painting.... if i can ever get over the nerve damage to my right arm. thanks for checking it out
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Parichayaka said 982 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
Lucy!
'Poison in the bloodstream' is the mind's negativity, and Lucille Ball 'makes her stand' and makes everyone smile. Nothing surreal in the lyrics!

Seriously though, this is remarkably well put together. I like how you build the whole song, catchy hook, memorable solo and some sweet chord progressions around 2:30.

Maybe not a genre I usually spend much time with, but surprised at how much I enjoyed this! If 'surreal' makes it easier to unleash the creative process, you're making an excellent case for it.
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Vic Holman said 980 days ago (December 13th, 2014)
thanks much
i like imagery in lyrics, tends to make them open to interpretation. of course lucy was usually able to turn things around.
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richard13 said 982 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
I'm having a great time
imagining how a listener who had not read the above would interpret the "real" meaning of your lyrics. A nice presentation too.
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Vic Holman said 980 days ago (December 13th, 2014)
thanks richard
people tend to read and pull things into their own way. when i had art work at a gallery it was interesting the stories people would come with on what they meant.... fun!
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Bob Rodgers said 982 days ago (December 12th, 2014)
A
great mix of guitars and I like the decending chord progressions.
Great vibe created here and wonderful work Vic, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Vic Holman said 980 days ago (December 13th, 2014)
thanks Bob
i originally had the opening verse chord pattern for a while. i then thought about coming up with different parts that where somewhat different but still continued the idea.. thanks again Bob.
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PeterB7858 said 981 days ago (December 12th, 2014)
24 Redheads
Intriguing, avant-garde lyrics and a sympathetically dark sound bed, Vic. Have you been reading ink-blots before you go to bed again... 24 Lucille Balls - arghhhh. Take extra care, Peter :-)
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Vic Holman said 980 days ago (December 13th, 2014)
thanks peter
not so much on reading ink blots, maybe more like those little movies in the mind when your drifting off to sleep.
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tf10music said 981 days ago (December 12th, 2014)
There's a folk artist
named Mirel Wagner whose songs inspire an atmosphere similar to this, but you've done it with a very impressive arrangement behind you. Very nice. If you're interested, I'd recommend that you check out her song "No Death."
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Vic Holman said 980 days ago (December 13th, 2014)
thanks ben
thanks for checking this out. i will be checking out mirel tonight
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FEEL said 978 days ago (December 15th, 2014)
I love lucy
really, and what a ginger way (no pun intended) to express it. Cool changes and melodic, Enjoyed.
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