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Jan 2, 2009 | 3:01 AM EST
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2.7 MB
2 min 58 sec
4.23 / 5.00

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One day whilest searching through the abundantly plentiful audio portal here on newgrounds, I came across a tastefully done cover of smoke on the water (originally done by the great classic rock band Deep Purple) in a techno/dance style. ShortMonkey, the author/ arrangeer, mentioned that he was searching for someone to sing it for him, so I PM'ed him and the rest is history!

This was Shortmonkey's brainchild, so, y'know, credit should go where credit is due.

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Here are the lyrics:

We all came out to Montro on the lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile, we didn't have the time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers were at the best place around, yeah
But some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground

Burned it down, burned it all down

Smoke on the water, a Fire in the sky

They burned down the gamblin' house, it died with an awful sound
Funky Claude was running in and out pulling kids to the ground, yeah
When it was all over we had to find another place
But Swiss time was runnin' out, it seemed that we would lose the race

Runnin' out, time is runnin' out

Smoke on the Water, a Fire in the sky

We ended up at the grand hotel it was empty cold and bare
But with the rolling truck stones thing outside making our music there
A few red lights a few old beds, we made a place to sweat
Whatever comes of this I know that we'll never forget

Smoke on the Water, a fire in the sky



Rated 3 / 5 stars


what happened to the good ol classic rock?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's GOOD!

relly good...


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Woah funky wierd

Hey Ginchy,

Now this is something I don't here from music? I have not heard any of your stuff for quite some time so maybe your old stuff is dance too. Well, kudos on making something different from your usual style. Here is what I thought.

1) Well you got lyrics. That's always a rare thing on NG.
2) I like the kick pattern and the mysterious beat from the start to 11 seconds.
3) 2:18 I like the very brief bass that comes in. Too bad it didn't progress to a climax.

1) I'm not a big fan of that generic oscillation pattern. Honestly, it sounds very cheesy. However, I think you said that shortmonkey made the tune and you did the lyrics? Well you can pass on the message to him/her.
2) I here some dissonance at some parts of the song. Eg 1:03 and 2:08 Maybe it was done for a original factor, but I don't think it fit well.
3) The vocals sound cool with a radio kind of fx, but I don't think the beat of the vocals actually matched the background beat. Some parts it did...just not all which was wierd.
4) The guitar needs a bit work. Sounds too synthesized. The feedback and distortion on that guitar just sounds like artificial white noise...therefore not real feedback and distortion.

Overall, good job on singing the lyrics. What could have made this song much better is more professional sounding instruments rather than the generic type. I don't know if this really means anything to you Ginchy, but maybe more towards shortmonkey. I want to also point out the good things shortmonkey may have done. First, the panning was well done. Vocal panning was good too. I like his various kinds of drums he used. I heard some filter modifications to the drums so kudos there. The kick seems to be good. May need a bit more presence but it sounds dancy.

What program do you guys use? Anyway, 5/5 vote and 9/10 review to the both of you.

Bye for now

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Ginchy responds:

Wow, what a kick-ass and helpful review! Yes, you're correct in assuming all the non-voice parts were Shortmonkey's work, so I'll pass that info on to him.

The "dissonant" part you're referring to is the progression during the chorus (I think). This is a remake, that is, Deep Purple wrote the song, and if you listen to the original version they use the same progression. I chose to make it a vocal harmony since it wasn't present in the rest of the music.

As far as the vocals being off beat, well, I guess that would be my bad =)

Thanks again for your helpful review yo!