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Old 09-27-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Fellow Fanatics,

I am in an original band based in St. Paul, MN and my band has been out working hard to tighten up for some upcoming studio sessions. We have been together for 10 years and we don't really have any false hopes (or ambition) about being rock star, we are just really trying hard to put out good solid original music.

Since I spend a lot of time on this board I was hoping to get some support. I know not everyone will like what we do, but the price is right (free) and maybe some will enjoy it. Feel free to leave comments and feedback, good or bad!

Thanks for the support!




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Old 09-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #3
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I like it a lot man, awesome work.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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My first listen. After 1:47 the instrumental starts nice but seems monotonous fast in my opinion (probably cause i'm not that into that particuler guiter rift). Just before the lyrics start up again at 2:20 i'm enjoying the song again ! IMO

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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Thanks to anyone who viewed the video, I was half expecting to be torn to shreds on here (although I suppose there is still time) as you guys can be a tough crowd sometime.

Thanks again as I appreciate the feedback!
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #7
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OP,

I really liked the song a lot too, but rather than just leave it there, I'll be somewhat critical too.

First, though, know that I'm old, so listen for other stuff than maybe the kids and your audience would want to hear...and two, because as you may or may not know, I'm trying to get myself better at stand up, and although it pains me to hear criticism, I also really value the suggestions I've gotten from my friends (not really, but it sounds good, right? LOL).

Seriously, though, I think you have a lot of talent in your group. It's easy to listen to, interesting to listen to, and catchy. That said, and I'll try to be careful since I don't know who you are in the group (LOL!)...

I think you could do more with backing vocals...add a touch more harmony (or something). The backing sounds like a detuned instrument...seemingly just a little flat (not sure it's flat really), but I think more harmony in the back would give it more interest and character. Also, I couldn't get all the lyrics, but think the 'come around on you' is too much of the song...and think maybe if you repeated the verses more and cut down on the refrain a little, the song would have more import/impact.

...and for my final 'number' (and I really don't mean to do a 'number' on you)...I like to see the song change intensity as you get to the end. Build up to greater drama, so even as you're repeating the chorus, it's changing...building up.

All that said, even if you totally ignore my amateur impressions, let us know when you're appearing! I've done that with my 'comedy' and although only few have attended my performances, I have to say that having the support of totally random people I 'know' from just here has really given me great false hope and helped me to continue on...and I don't think I would have without the support I've gotten from here. I hope your mileage doesn't vary from mine!
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Thanks Doug!

This is a busy board and you may not remember me, but I did give you a little advice before your first live comedy show via pm where I advised you to go in with a plan and not try to totally wing it, I hope that was helpful

I am the guitar player incase you were wondering. I appreciate your feedback and I will take it all into consideration, I think a little build up would work towards the end of the song.

B. Vocals: We have a studio version with vocals that are (closer to being lol) in key with three part harmonys, but as you know in a live situation it can get a little loose.


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OP,

I really liked the song a lot too, but rather than just leave it there, I'll be somewhat critical too.

First, though, know that I'm old, so listen for other stuff than maybe the kids and your audience would want to hear...and two, because as you may or may not know, I'm trying to get myself better at stand up, and although it pains me to hear criticism, I also really value the suggestions I've gotten from my friends (not really, but it sounds good, right? LOL).

Seriously, though, I think you have a lot of talent in your group. It's easy to listen to, interesting to listen to, and catchy. That said, and I'll try to be careful since I don't know who you are in the group (LOL!)...

I think you could do more with backing vocals...add a touch more harmony (or something). The backing sounds like a detuned instrument...seemingly just a little flat (not sure it's flat really), but I think more harmony in the back would give it more interest and character. Also, I couldn't get all the lyrics, but think the 'come around on you' is too much of the song...and think maybe if you repeated the verses more and cut down on the refrain a little, the song would have more import/impact.

...and for my final 'number' (and I really don't mean to do a 'number' on you)...I like to see the song change intensity as you get to the end. Build up to greater drama, so even as you're repeating the chorus, it's changing...building up.

All that said, even if you totally ignore my amateur impressions, let us know when you're appearing! I've done that with my 'comedy' and although only few have attended my performances, I have to say that having the support of totally random people I 'know' from just here has really given me great false hope and helped me to continue on...and I don't think I would have without the support I've gotten from here. I hope your mileage doesn't vary from mine!
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I do remember that...and that spurned me on to work harder...which I did. Now, I'm working harder to live with less of a plan...and that's not working either! LOL I'll find a balance!

Back in the day, I do know from attending many live concerts, that it's a different energy...and not the same as studio.

Oh, btw, you're very good!
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Not going by a plan is cool, but it never hurts to have one to fall back on and I am sure you will find a good balance of reading the room and using a plan.

It is a different energy live and in this case we were thrown a total curve because the band that opened for us was a very powerful, all girl punk rock group from Japan called the "Akabane Vulgars" and they rocked, so we had to feel out the room and change it up a bit.

Here they are from a different show:





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Back in the day, I do know from attending many live concerts, that it's a different energy...and not the same as studio.

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From the first vid I saw, I thought you were 10 times better! But, that said, even when you think the act before you is better than you, you have to remember that you're not the audience.

I've been up after comics that got much bigger laughs than I ended up getting--but you know what, I still think I'm funnier! LOL

Of course, you can always begin by giving the great band before you props...asking for another round of applause for them. You're all part of the same show, and although the business is competitive, you don't need to make a show that...it's a cooperative effort to make a good show for the audience.

If you ever want a warm up act that sucks so you sound better...give me a call! I know all the words to Ave Marie and La Donna Immobile...and also UB40's 'Reggae Music.' I'm sure I have a horrible singing voice, so would be glad to help you out!
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You are correct Doug, when it comes down to it we are all part of the same show and we always make sure to give the other acts on the bill some love, in this case I was just blown away by those girls and felt like we had to step up our act. I have some video from the show they did with us were they did house of the rising sun that I am going to post to YouTube that was what really hooked me.

I have watched some of your stand up and enjoyed it so if we ever get out your way I will look you up!
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I met the guy's from Salamander Army through a friend. We played two gigs. One at a coffee shop and one in Dave's basement, know as the kegger. Although Mike moved on, they couldn't shake me that easily. We tried out many bass players and none of them really worked out. I stuck around until Nick had a meltdown possibly provoked by me, and left us without a drummer. "

That's so funny! Everyone wants to be a comedian, I guess! LOL You weren't born on December 2 by any chance, were you?

Anyway, I'm sure that Japanese Girls band is better than they sounded to me...and House of the Rising Sun is a great song...so I'd like to hear their version of it!

You make it out this way, I'll definitely come out...and if you let me know in advance, I'll pitch your show during my show...if I get any more!
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My dad who is the drummer in that video was born Dec 2nd! I just posted the video of them doing house of the rising sun on YouTube, I will post it here in a bit.
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