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I was raised in the Midwest. Corn Country. Over time, life has taken me to bigger and bigger cities, eventually leading me to New York City, the mother of them all. People chase their dreams to the city, and sometimes the city chases them back out. Vocals and bass by Andrew VanDusen
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Corn Country
© Andrew VanDusen
2005


Screamin’ out your window hopin’ someone will hear
Wish ya had a dollar for some hits and a beer
Switch a bloody t-shirt got a hot cold shakin’
Whole lot a nothin’s what you got here Jakey

Gotta find a way
To get back home
Rollin’ corn country
Green green fields
God won’t you help me
To get back, way back
Rollin’ corn country
Green green fields
Of Iowa-y

Got yourself a spot down about Penn Station
Livin’ out your dream and you’re sittin’ here waitin’
Pissin’ down your leg in the Port Authority
Got your dirty dream about that sweet sorority

Tryin’ to find a way
To get back home
Rollin’ corn country
Green green fields
God won’t you help me
To get back, way back
Rollin’ corn country
Green green fields
Of Iowa-y
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Comments: 16
Fans: 5
Plays: 177
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Uploaded: Dec 18, 2006 - 01:54:04 AM
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2006 - 01:54:04 AM Last Played: Oct 09, 2018 - 02:30:57 PM
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jiguma said 4319 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
More difficult
Of the three you posted today, this is probably my least favourite, mainly because it sounds a bit more derivative (especially the starting bars) than the other two - nevertheless, this drives really well and the production is tight and clean. Playing as good as it gets in this style - not sure about the vox here, but just a personal thing, Andrew sings really well.
Neil
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ktb said 4319 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
blastastic
yeah, thats what I'm talkin bout. hard driving energetic ROCK. Has all the elements of a live jam. I see the guitarist slammin so hard the whammy bar falls off. nice track
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racerat said 4318 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
karmatoburn
Essentially it was live. We like to turn on the drums and then just wham away. I had to redo the drum using midi later, cuz the beat we chose was too wierd. We hadn't recorded it to a bpm grid, so getting the drums synched later was a MAJOR pain in the butt, but worth it, I think, in the end. Glad you like, and thanks for the kind words.

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-Philip
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bug67 said 4319 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Nice Classic Rocker!
Never been to Iowa-y. This put imagery in my mind of riding my bike over gently rolling hills in farm country though. (Sigh) I wish summer would get here. I need to ride!
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racerat said 4318 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
buggin'
Thanks bug. Yeah, now that I live in SF, I can ride year 'round, certainly doesn't suck. The rainy season is here though, so I have to deal with bein' wet, but a small price to pay. I like how the "Iowa-y" turns into "I away"--as in "I'm leaving".

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-Philip
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bud said 4318 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Billy Zoom
would be proud - John Doe too. Great hard rocker - love the everything about it. Lyrics are spot on as are the vocals. You got a thing for thr Port Authority I've noticed. X -tra cool tune.
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racerat said 4317 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
X
Andrew, my bro, who lives in Brooklyn, by the way, is an X fan from way back. John Doe has the most amazing set of pipes and Exene was the perfect compliment (tho she can't sing worth a damn on her own). I appreciate the high praise and comparison. Andrew and I are actually looking for a way we can jam when I'm there next week, he's a lefty with no righty axes to share....hint hint....

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-Philip
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Vic Holman said 4317 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
a spin
on that starship troopers tune. liked this cool rocker. to me (could be my headphones, one never knows) i think you could of brought the vocals down a tad. there placed well enough they shouldn't get buried. probably nitpicky, some people just want to hear vocals, i like to hear it all. great stuff philip, right up my alley. Vic
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racerat said 4317 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
vic
I have had a tendency to bury the vocals behind the guitars (most guitarists do...) historically and I have been trying to right that wrong in my recent mixes, maybe I overdid it.

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-Philip
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said 4317 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Nice
Love the type of distortion you have used on this one. Also the way the drums change at one point in the song, you have a slower release on the hi-hat, its the middle of the first verse I think, and repeated later in the song. I like it all over.
racerat said 4317 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
guitars
I do all my guitars with amp models direct. I use a Boss DR-880 the best drum machine for guitarsits ever made., and an old Digitech Genesis 3, which lets you "morph" 2 different amp simulators into each other. I might have used Logic Pro's Guitar Amp Pro plug-in as a re-amp. That is: record a fairly clean distortion on the direct amp modeling external box and then add more with a amp simulation plugin in Logic, works cool. Really thick. You'd like it, it would work for your type of stuff.

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-Philip
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Youra said 4317 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Yeah !
Great American Rock, from my side, guitars and wind blowin'. Bright. Same old strory, We Gotta To Get Out Of This Place. Always new when played and written with such vitality. Well done.
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said 4309 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
damn
Now your talkin this is fruckin great. Listen growin up n Ny I met alot of people who come to the city and then sit and wait and I always wondered what they were waiting for but everymorning they were there in the port authority waitin for that break... shit this is a good song!!!
racerat said 4307 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
ego
Back at cha. Was back in NYC for the holidays. Man I miss the grit. Makes me write jams like this here....glad you dug.

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-Philip
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4291 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
I LIKE THIS
Good groove man! I would turn the vox down a smidge besides that everything sounds rockin!
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alackbass said 2374 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Corn Country
Love the lyrics! This has a cool Ramones vibe in the chorus! Tight! Tight! Tight! And sooooooo downloaded!
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