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Date
11/16/2011
File Info
Song
13.9 MB
8 min 43 sec
Score
4.37 / 5.00

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Rated 4.37 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Metal, Rock - Grunge
Tags:
metal
rock
blues
ambient

Author Comments

Decals (I Don't Know) [Deluxe Edition]

[Updated 07-12-2012: Took out most of the sounds, went for a cleaner sound. A little more straightforward, with harder edges. Hopefully everything just sounds more even. +G]

SourCherry says that overall this sounds like The Cure, which I've just started to hear in it... more Bloodflowers/alt.end era than the earlier Head On The Door/Disintegration era work that I usually think of with them... there's a variety of inspirations here, and lack thereof... a little Pink Floyd/Nirvana cocktail that I'm always trying to mix at the party, and a little bit of this funk metal i hear in Umphrey's McGee... the very end of the music (before the soundclips) is inspired mostly by One by Metallica, although I've turned that inspiration into more grunge/punk than they would ever seemingly dare try to do... or just can't... anyway...
Okay, so this song turned out to be really long, and not so much my favorite... but I did owe it at least to the song to incorporate the ambient intro. I worked a lot on just that sequence. It's unbelievable how many mixdowns and remixes I had to make... anyway... you don't wanna hear that shit. This song combines kind of a bouncy verse with a stagnant-chord chorus... that's my least favorite part - the chorus is literally just chord-chord-chord until the 2nd chorus, and even the verse-riff cut-ins after each line don't really rehab it enough for it to really be fun to play... that doesn't happen until the solo... and even that I find stale. Fuck I couldn't sell a cup of water to a thirsty man in the desert. But you're missing out, somehow... this song goes from ambient psychedelic soundscape to a poppy grungy bitch-and-moan ditty about energy drinks and jesus, and decals, and then somehow segues into a trancy bop beat with smooth jazz guitar solos, and then segues AGAIN into a metal/punk blowout through to the end. And then it explodes.

"Decals (I Don't Know)"

you're missing out, girl / too busy texting I guess
re-post a status update about that bitch who can suck it
or how you ate a hot dog / slurped a gooey soda
with aspartame, taurine, and alcohol

but it's never enough / cuz it's never over
no one lives alone, or dies alone

but I don't know / I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
you just think you know
like you know, you know, you know
you just wanna be right, yeah...

I DON'T WANNA BE / JUST SOME DECAL
LIKE ONE OF THOSE DECALS IN YOUR REAR WINDSHIELD
WITH A BIRTHDATE / AND A DEATHDATE
AND A SILHOUETTE OF JESUS I GUESS
AND I SWEAR HE'D HATE THAT SHIT
HE'D HATE THAT SHIT IF HE COULD SEE IT
WOULDN'T WANT TO BE A SLOGAN ON YOUR T-SHIRT
I DON'T WANNA BE A SLOGAN ON YOUR T-SHIRT

not that I would mind, being so close to your skin
(if you'd even...)

I don't want to settle down / I don't wanna be quiet
I can't shut up / I can't sit still for crying out loud

and meanwhile time stands still for you
cuz you gotta head full of pills, you're well to do
and we are footin' the bill, all for you
you just wanna do right, no

but I don't know / I don't know, I don't know, I don't know

I DON'T WANNA BE / JUST SOME DECAL
LIKE ONE OF THOSE DECALS IN YOUR REAR WINDSHIELD
WITH A BIRTHDATE / AND A DEATHDATE
AND A SILHOUETTE OF JESUS I GUESS
BUT I SWEAR HE'D HATE THAT SHIT
HE'D HATE THAT SHIT IF HE COULD SEE IT
WOULDN'T WANT TO BE A SLOGAN ON YOUR T-SHIRT
I DON'T WANNA BE A SLOGAN ON YOUR T-SHIRT
I DON'T WANNA BE A STICKER ON YOUR BUMPER, NO

not that I would mind, a-ridin' that ass all day long
(or 'til the end of this...)

[+RA]

Reviews


FairesFaires

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 9, 2012

I don't see this as "mainstream" this is something special and unique.
I come regular, to listen to this lovely music.

NNice-ness in my Ear! Wounderful


Gunshy responds:

Thanks so much!!


VojifeVojife

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 21, 2012

Takes my breath away

Now this was simply amazing! I love how raw it sounds and it the instruments are very nicely done. ;)
Keep up the great work and don't get mainstream!


Gunshy responds:

:) well lol this IS me going mainstream so,... good. thanks!


ShanZEShanZE

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 11, 2011

Amazing

I love the atmosphere you have managed to create on this one. The intro is plain amazing! I love the way this song evolves all the time, it's very experimental yet still stays together all the time. You are a very good artist and you've been a great source of inspiration to me.


Gunshy responds:

(blush)
thank you. this song took a long time to bring together. the bass was especially tricky. but yeah the 'genre evolution' sound i used for the last album's songs is apparent here, too. thank you for the special "amazing" just for the intro. that took a lot of time and mixdowns and practicing to bring to life. and i still fuck it up.
i'm glad that i inspire you as an artist. that's the blush above :) this song isn't even one of my favorites of the new batch, but it's a new classic example of what happens when a melody and concept get stuck in my head. jamming out to this song in real life and in my head (usually while driving) gave it all these other avenues of genre play that i wouldn't have otherwise thought of. it could have easily been a 3-and-a-half-minute song, but instead i saw it thru over 8 months of re-writes and planning. these things take time. thanks for the support :)


RiotFlashRiotFlash

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 26, 2011

tasty!

what a good song :D those drums are incredible, im head over heels in love with how furious they sound. id like to start off by saying that probably 6 out of your 10 points belong to the drumming. the bass department sounds very unique, almost worth listening to this in pairs just to pick out all the cool stuff its doing. the guitars sound great; unique but professional. lyrics are good, i like some of the tongue-in-cheek stuff "not that I would mind, a-ridin' that ass all day long" etc. i know i said something against these 10 minute songs, but this is an exception :P good work haha


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Gunshy responds:

:) ! thanks for the words "incredible" and "furious" about the drums! i agree! lol - the bass (see above also) was an enormous undertaking. bringing the bass from the synthesizers i usually use into the real world with a gigantic ibanez roadstar was ridiculous. i ended up using different samples of me playing variations on the notes and beat structure to create the right changes at the right times, where needed.


killll11111killll11111

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 17, 2011

the begining

is too long before it starts up really, but in the end its realy good and i think if u just keep at it it ill all come out right in the end


Gunshy responds:

thanks for the encouragement. i've trimmed the beginning a little, by about 30 seconds, so that might be a little better as far as getting on with the guitar intro.