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Food & Drug (Demo)

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UPDATED 08-12-12: a little louder in the distortion department, maybe overall...

hmmyeah... so, this is a demo of a song from the first round of recording back in November... a kinda half-assed vocal take (2 beers in), and a somewhat bipolar song structure overall... and the tempo's maybe a little too fast...?

it'll be perfect

so desperate for change

[+G] \m/


the chord progression here is great i particularly enjoy the phrasing of the chords
im feeling a pixies or a toadies vibe from this as well and thats always a good sign
i wouldn't say its poppy its just a little too upbeat to be straight grunge id say its leaning towards alternate rather than grunge, who cares what genre it is, its a good song either way
five starts for saying giggedy

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Gunshy responds:

*thumbs up* Thanks!

Half-assed vocals? I think that the vocals perfectly complement the song.

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Gunshy responds:

Thanks! I meant half-assed in the sense that I'm pretty sure i forgot the words in one part, and the timing is ever-so-slightly off in a few places, and i want to change the words in the bridge completely. this is the perfectionist side of me talking... i just think the song could be a little tighter and grungier than it is, but i also think the vox could be waaay better, to do it over again.

Hey Gunshy, this is cool. I like the title "Food & Drug"
4.5 stars because you haven't publish an album

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Gunshy responds:

But I did! Three of them! lol - 4 if you count that ambient sleep album...

Sounds good! But...

I have to say that I liked your earlier sound a lot more. It was darker and heavier. This sounds a bit like MTV Pop Punk with a trace of your grunge attitude. First time i heard Terra Angelica I was blown away! This was not even close to that. (Yes I know its a demo but I think you get my point) But I hear that you still got that awsome scary voice! And thats worth an extra star. :)

"Keep on rocking in the free world" - The Clam

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Gunshy responds:

hmmmmyes i have been itching to redo "Lumbago" for what that's worth to ya... something about how fast this take of the song is... idk. i'm going to slow it down a few hairs next time, that'll help grunge it up a bit. other than that, there's not a whole lot i can do for your criticisms. the song's pretty poppy. the chord structure in the verses came directly from me asking myself "what's one of those things i just haven't done yet?" and what came out was that simple strummed guitar at the beginning. like a doot-doot normal kinda beat, almost like Polly, only with weird change-ups and shifting dynamics. to me, it sounds more like a song from a musical, the way it switches beats so often. but you might be right about the Pop Punk. I'm not a huge fan of the genre (i'm more neo-classic punk - Op Ivy, NOFX) but i did just come back from warped tour. so i hear ya. i'm glad you've listened to so much of my work that you can hear the difference, the new music is trying to step a little bit outside the bounds, and add to to the bounty of grunge rock. but, i mean... if your beef is that this song is a little too poppy...? i don't know. the song's kinda poppy. is what it is. thanks for letting me share :)

Badass as always, man.
Hell of a time to upload, aswell, haha.
The vocals sound great to me-- fits in nicely with the guitar, throughout the whole tune.

--Almost said there was a drastic volume change in the first 10-20 seconds but after listening to it a few more times, 'realized my earphone slid into a fucked up position xD

Keep up the great work.

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Gunshy responds:

no, you're right-- the guitar is way too quiet at the beginning and indeed all around, really, but the acoustic is like nowhere in front of the drums at the beginning there. this may hopefully get the redux, the 2nd take, so i really appreciate any help to make the next one better. thanks for the stars :) us nightowls gotta stick togeth

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4.44 / 5.00

Jul 26, 2012
2:44 AM EDT
File Info
10.4 MB
4 min 34 sec

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