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Wood U Like Chips With That? - PBGB


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jiguma

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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PBGB recorded this in 2010. We'd written it for a gig we did for a local conservation group, and played it live once. We forgot about it soon after recording it as we changed personnel and the gig was over. This is the second studio recording we did at the time and features Chris Ralfs on bass, Gus Washbourne on guitar, Peter Reid on drums and me on vocals, guitars, keyboards and production.

I accidentally stumbled across it on an old hard drive and decided to rejuvenate it a bit and set it free. As it turns out, I didn't have to do much to it, just a tweak or two in Ozone 5 really.

I'm really pleased we found this, as it is from a very creative period in the PBGB Shed when we were trying out some pretty "out there" things - definitely the "golden age" of PBGB from my point of view.

Enjoy :)
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Lyrics
©2010 Peter Reid/Neil Porter

There’s protest in the forest
Two different points of view you
see
One on the side of nature
One on the economy
There are those that see the
forests
As revenue, that’s that
There’s those that see the trees as
crucial habitat

Some people protest
They know just what it’s worth
They put their bodies on the line
To save the lungs of the universe
They know their grandkids
Need the forests and the trees
Koalas in the treetops
Let’s protect the air we breathe

What do we want?
When do we want it?
Hands off our future
We want it now
What do we want? When do we
want it?
Do it now!

SOLO x 2 verses (16 bars)

What do we want?
When do we want it?
Hands off our future
We want it now
What do we want? When do we
want it?
Do it now!

We can’t all join the protest
But we can back the people who
were there
We can help to pay the fines
We can show them that we care
The forests are for everyone
They belong to us all
The trees hold our future
Let’s not see them fall

There’s protest in the forest
Two different points of view you
see
One on the side of nature
One on the economy
There are those that see the
forests
As revenue, that’s that
There’s those that see the trees as
crucial habitat

What do we want?
When do we want it?
Hands off our future
We want it now
What do we want? When do we
want it?
Do it now!
Song Stats
Hits: 705
Comments: 14
Fans: 19
Plays: 49
Downloads: 13

Uploaded: Mar 22, 2017 - 10:17:58 PM
Last Updated: May 08, 2017 - 05:54:34 PM Last Played: Jul 31, 2017 - 01:52:53 PM
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Hardware:
Telecaster and Indie guitars, Warwick fretless bass, Roland e-drums, iMac, Presonus FireStudio interface,
Software:
Logic Pro X, Ozone 5
Comments
musicmarket said 148 days ago (March 23rd, 2017)
Good work!
Clear opinion, clear point of view, wonderful refrain and a great keyboard in the stanza. Very well played. Almost a beautiful pop song. It immediately reminds me of Midnight Oil.
Grüße aus Berlin! Olaf
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musicmarket said 148 days ago (March 23rd, 2017)
Ahh,
Ahh sorry, the ´swirling´ instrument in the verse is not a keyboard, it´s the 2. guitar ... very good!
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jiguma said 148 days ago (March 23rd, 2017)
Swirling
Hi Olaf, yes that is Gus on guitar - he's a good swirler :)
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ste said 148 days ago (March 23rd, 2017)
chips
everyone sounds good here. great vocal. love it
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Philip18 said 147 days ago (March 23rd, 2017)
Wood U Like Chips With That
It's good, Neil. The lyrics have something to say, the band hits hard - a bit industrial in sound (I think the drums are doing that). Impressive contributions from all involved!
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PeterB7858 said 147 days ago (March 24th, 2017)
Wood U Like Chips
Wood chipping is certainly an emotive environmental issue in Australia. Fine set of lyrics, here. The chanted slogan style chorus is very effective. Really like your vocal phrasing, Neil. The arpeggiated guitar works well as a song hook and I like the understated chords you play on rhythm, too. Bass is sitting nicely. All good, in fact. Thanks (belated) :-), guys.
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Vic Holman said 144 days ago (March 26th, 2017)
save the koalas
man, that beginning totally captivated me. glad it was again introduced in the song. tight performance and of course the mix is solid as i have come to expect
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Hickling_Stan said 144 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
What do we want?
More songs like this I think. Superb song. Love the vocal phrasing, the tightness of the band and the solos. Great job Neil and glad you found it in the archive. Cheers Mark
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Dean-Resonator said 144 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
Hold the chips thanks.
Great groove on this song. The lyrics reminded me of Goanna. Remember them? Nice production too. Well done.
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J.A.Stewart said 144 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
Tree Muggers

Greed Is Good... only for the greedy and NOT for the common good.

There's something obscenely ironic about ravaging the verdant environment for the sake of the *long green*.

This bluesy, heartfelt tune zeroes in on the crux of the problem swiftly and succinctly. It's a tug o' war between tree-huggers and... tree-muggers.

Our very existence may be on the line in this struggle.

--- Joe
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Ed Hannifin said 144 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
I think at this point...
...among other strengths, you're one of the acknowledged MacJams masters of Ozone...

There's a touch of Psycho Killer to that intro...and a nod to Subterranean Homesick Blues in the relentless vocal...

I like the guitars and guitar blend, and I like that you went to a hook/chorus...

The performance is tight, and the mix, as far as I can tell, is perfect...


DWL said 144 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
Great lyrics
And a funky delivery.

Lovely clean recording.

I take it that's the Tele on the "straight" guitar.

Cheers

Dick
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jiguma said 144 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
Hi Dick
Yes, that's the Tele. I really miss the days when we had a 3 or 4 piece in the Shed and could put stuff like this together. Trying to be creative with 10 people of varying levels of ability in the room makes creativity and clarity like this unlikely.
Oh well ............
Thanks for listening.
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bronco said 136 days ago (April 4th, 2017)
History
Hear a lot of my influences in this but you use them much better than I have. Your vocal is very well recorded and sounds way cool. The drum sound seems a little harsh compared to the smoothness and mellowness of the rest but only in parts. Otherwise great!
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