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I've been mulling this one over for a while. I actually came up with the title months ago, but didn't have any idea as to music or lyrics. Then, last week, I was listening to some Adam and the Ants and decided to rip them off... I mean use them for inspiration. Once I had the bass line, the lyrics came pretty quickly.

It's a pretty rough cut. There's some dodgy stuff going on rhythm-wise, some of it intentional, some of it not. But I decided not to work too hard on fixing timing to give it a more "raw" feel. Drummer actually did a good job of working with my mistakes. I had to do very little tweaking.

I swear, at some point I'll write something besides a political tune, but that might be after January 20, 2021, so just be patient.

Anyway, hope y'all enjoy it!
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Tangerine Nightmare

©2017 Joseph Gurner

Late last night
I had a tangerine nightmare

I was so scared
I couldn’t go back to sleep

I got outta bed
to look at the TV

And there it was
the tangerine scream


Tangerine faces and
tangerine hair

tangerine hands and
tangerine feet

Tangerine heart and
tangerine soul

Tangerine…


One bright day
I had a tangerine nightmare

I was so scared
I had to run and hide

I went to the country
to look at the flowers

But they were all gone
behind a tangerine sign


Tangerine faces and
tangerine hair

tangerine hands and
tangerine feet


Tangerine heart and
tangerine soul

Tangerine…


Yesterday
I had a tangerine nightmare

I was so scared
I couldn’t breathe

My head spun round
til I couldn’t go forward

The tangerine nightmare
was coming for me

Tangerine faces and
tangerine hair

tangerine hands and
tangerine feet

Tangerine heart and
tangerine soul

Tangerine faces and
tangerine hair

tangerine hands and
tangerine feet

Tangerine heart and
tangerine soul
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Plays: 38
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Uploaded: Mar 26, 2017 - 08:40:49 PM
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2017 - 08:40:49 PM Last Played: May 19, 2017 - 08:58:51 AM
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Hardware:
iMac, Peavey Foundation bass, Les Paul, MXL 990 mic, Steinberg UR 22 mk II preamp
Software:
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Comments
Dean-Resonator said 120 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
Tangerine nightmare
I liked the dodgy rhythm stuff. It gives it a live feel. The dodgier, the better as far as I am concerned. Great song. It was full of unexpected twists and turns.
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DWL said 119 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
Made me smile
and want to creep under the bedclothes at the same time!

Like some mad jam from the late 60s.

Fun and scary.

Cheers

Dick
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Daugrin said 118 days ago (March 28th, 2017)
Excellent!
Enjoyed this tune immensely, the universal scapegoat and us, dancing on the ruins of the post truth mind set.
There is so much pure parody here, whether ya planned for it or not... it is also very funny in that clever way that brings a smile to the ears. The lyric is fun and still descriptive of the breakdown so many have suffered, that is hard to do.
Nits? I would have produced this more with an ear to the early Spirit/Addler production templates like "Fresh Garbage" and "Gramaphone Man". If you do not know these touchstones please check them out. The work here sits easily with those tunes.
Well done!

Daug
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Vic Holman said 116 days ago (March 30th, 2017)
tangerine dreams
cool one joseph. i like the sparsness of the composition. does have a nice tension but also comes across smooth, not an easy task. i would like the news coverage to post kitten photos instead of his face.
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bronco said 116 days ago (March 31st, 2017)
Nice One Joseph
Had that 60's vibe going on. All to the good. Loved the change of pace and the different directions the song would go. Wish I could write something like that. Good going Mr. Joe.
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PeterB7858 said 114 days ago (April 2nd, 2017)
Tangerine Nightmare
Now I know why I don't eat fruit (except fermented grapes...). Scarily creative. Can I have mine peeled and sliced? :-)
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Calchas said 106 days ago (April 9th, 2017)
A bit of a departure from your
usual offerings.

Interesting arrangement. Cool guitar tones throughout! I like this...

RE "political tune(s)": it's difficult not to write them in these turbulent times. I'd like to think they provide an emotional safety valve for many of us bro.

Take care!
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