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Ultimatum (w Vac)

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I originally posted this song several years ago, then took it out during one of my sweeps cleaning up my song list. Well, I'm digging it again, and it's back.

All guitar and bass parts by Steve Vaccariello.
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"I merely tell you that the future of your planet is at stake. I urge that you transmit that message to the nations of the Earth."
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Fans: 15
Plays: 379
Downloads: 109
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Uploaded: Feb 17, 2010 - 04:02:27 PM
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2010 - 05:20:40 PM Last Played: Jun 01, 2019 - 02:47:19 PM
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ktb said 3436 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Dave, good to see you diggin it again, cuz I am very much. Steve blowin me away again. The guitar sound/playing was incredibly cool. Very Vai-ish but with just as much emphasis on the space he adds to the mix. Where did the audio clips come from? they make the ambience all the cooler
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perceptualvortex said 3436 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Thanks, John! This is one of Steve's favorites, of the tunes we've made together. The sound bites come from "The Day The Earth Stood Still".
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drakonis said 3436 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
I'm Sorry Dave...
I'm afraid you can't LEAVE for so long! So good to get my Dave/Steve fix, as always, this just romps the room. Great mix, great drums, great guitar and wall-to-wall bass. I don't remember seeing the original go by, so it's good to catch it now... well, not really catch it, but maybe "get caught up in it." What a ride!
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alackbass said 3436 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
I'm Digging it too!
I love the swirling guitar figures in the intro. The use of spoken word content is very clever and well executed. I assume they're from films. If so what? Great funky brush drum groove. There's so much going on here. But nowhere does it get cluttered. It just all works so well together.
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Ed Hannifin said 3435 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Aww, dang....
There I was all ready to have a brand new PV thing, and instead it's one of my old favorites.... I STILL listen to this, and it pops up on the iPod in Shuffle all the time.... I love the music and the way the guitars play against the drum beat, and I've gotta say that I still love the voiceovers... Miss yer musical presence, David....

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TobinMueller said 3435 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Worth re-digging
Double cool. Man, love that groove. Great edge. Always dug this one, man. One of my favorites all time of yours. Thanks for re-sharing.
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Einarus said 3434 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
Oh, yeah - I remember
Loved it when you first uploaded it.
Still do.

-Einar S.
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Mcboy said 3434 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
type feel.that mike clarke the drummer feel....nice...! Vac is one rocking kat....!
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guitapick said 3434 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
...or "DON'T whoa"...

We lookin' at a Strat through a live amp with effects? Or virtual? Whatever it is, that guy's wailin'!

Very sweet in a very acidic way...
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perceptualvortex said 3434 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
I think Steve is playing with this gear:

Yamaha Pacifica guitar
Tacoma Archtop guitar
Gretsch Electromatic bass
Boss GT-3 guitar effects processor
Korg D1200mkII digital recording studio

(at least, that was his hardware list a while back)

He recorded the guitars and bass directly into his Korg digital recording studio. I chopped up his tracks and reassembled them with processing and drums (Drums on Demand) added in Apple Soundtrack.

Thanks for checking this out!
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lengold said 3431 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
How could you
possibly leave this from your song list. Superb.
Downloaded. Thanks.

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jiguma said 3425 days ago (February 28th, 2010)
Hi Dave!
This always was a great tune and it's good to see it back up at MJ.

BUT it's better to see you around the place again.

Welcome back.

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Drew Kopr said 3420 days ago (March 4th, 2010)
Great groove
This is top notch...I love the snare work and the toms, along with the feel. the instruments sound great and this definitely has the pro level pv production. Killing it!
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paralax said 3409 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
very cool and funky great guitars,bass and drums.
satriani eat you heart out.this is awesome!! and very creative.

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egobandit said 3190 days ago (October 21st, 2010)
Didn't catch this the first time
Im glad I caught it now , your one of those listens when I know that no matter what its download time!
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say said 1541 days ago (April 27th, 2015)
Really enjoyed this, love the variation !!

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