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I Lost a Staredown with Sammy Davis Jr (Glass Eye Reviews)

Postby Bolio » Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:53 am

Who can take a rainbow......
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Postby johnsonic » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:07 pm

I need to quit my job to review all of these songs.
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Postby j$ » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:19 pm

Isn't your job 'making it with my band'?
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Postby johnsonic » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:27 pm

drunken frustration.
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Suhweet Jack! Treasure island eerie and cool!
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Postby j$ » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:47 pm

johnsonic wrote:drunken frustration.


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Postby 13hugh » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:37 pm

My first set of reviews, unhelpful, unconstructive, and unsober, but here they are:

Sell Crazy
No, it just seems to go on a bit, that’s the trouble with sounding like things people easily recognise, your actually good at what you do, but better has been heard. Ouch, I was going to say polite things about how your song was actually good, but then “sha-la-la-la” happened to my ears.

Pompeii
Ooooh… camp, rockin’, sounding good, guitar tells me sing-along, and for some (lyrical) reason, I’m not protesting. That said it’s 2:23 in and I’m looking for something new, and the lead, though nicely, slightly, different isn’t quite it. No, nor the second time round, notes close together in a keyboard style, appropriate, but not stunning. All in all a nice little number though.

Luke Henley
No, this just shouldn’t be, like a baby too premature to live… Too harsh perhaps, you seem to be going somewhere, and in a song or two you might just make it ;o)

PiGPEN
Like “The Streets” evil, but serous twin, sorry but the style has never set my ears a’tingling, you’d have to be seriously special to break through, no, not interested.

King Arthur
Command me ‘O liege. Jolly funk, but 10 minutes, I thought I was taking the piss with 4:12! Actually I seem to be listening to it all, this isn’t 10 minutes is it, winamp is telling me lies, plus I’m enjoying this.

Max the Cat
Why are you so fucking good, you god-damn swine, I want to bear you unholy musical lovechild. Ha! I notice a vague inadequacy that lead that comes in after 60 seconds or so, only good, but curse you then it becomes very good.

The Angryfolkband
damn you, damn you all, you did what we did, but not shite…

Doctor Worm
Your name is doctor worm, and I almost dismissed you, but I like this hmmm… start has all the hallmarks of talent wasted, then the chorus explains all, but goes on too long without contrast (I’m such a hypocrite)

Octothorpe
Its got it all going on, daft words, frog chorus, synths, de-de-de verse, a little do-wop, why not, enjoyable, perfect for one of those albums of novelty tracks for a specialist field.

Motherfunker
Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me! Damn, from the intro I was expecting Rage against Ian Paisley, what I got was acceptable, but a little rock-rap fuck-the-system fronting could do wonders for this song, singer vs. screamer; that would make it.

C Hack
What the fuck?! I like, got a little 'O Brother where art though', that ol’ chain-gang gospel.

The White Hat
I like your guitar, the early days of records feel, ok. Maybe you just hit a style I’m a sucker for but, for all that, you hit it. You’re nothing new, and that’s a fat plus.

Analog Manifesto
Ok, not badly realised, but I just don’t care

Cri du Chat,
nice song, but blatantly the lyrics where forced into it, I’m sure this thing didn’t flow from the title… but, what the hell do I know.

Lemon Songs vs. Moscow
K. This is me, and ‘tis a fellsome beast, which none but the hardiest mariner could comprehend. It is what it is: hate, or tolerate. Mayhaps the grog speaks where I should be silent, but this seems a sweet bastard child of Edgar Allan Poe and Spike Milligan.

Within Reason
Stretch it to four minutes, and it’ll be a nice track to have a rest & a sit down to in a cyber-goth club, as it is, hmmm…..

Dayjobs
Just not particularly interested, guitar & vocals, very straight forward singer-songwriter stuff, since there’s no need to play this live, why not add a lot more.

Hillbilly
Pleasant, but I’m not sure I can add much to that. The kind of offering I’d love to hear in a local pub, but wouldn’t be inspired to see a band on the back of, s’pose that places it above a lot of songs.

WreckdoM
The feel bad rainbow…. So far I’m thinking, nice potential for a happy-hardcore remix, but its just flat, one minute, two minutes, and the intro line is still the unequivocal highlight. Put this song on amphetamines and it’s going somewhere! When it starts to fall apart, ah, still the same, do it in 5 seconds, not five minutes, damn, and go to chaos, not to mild disruption. I’m struggling, this is the last song, and I’m going to listen through them all but this feels like your testing me.

Fun With Dolphins
I suspect you attempted something very lyrically clever, unfortunately I’m drunk, and it passed me by, and the music wasn’t anything distinctive.

Pipefist feat. Deshead
Very palatable, and “ocular-indifference” is a lyric and a half, but all told only goodish, an unfinished song well made, very well made, but needed another day or two in conception.

The Song Fight Orchestra
Are we even supposed to review this?

Adam Dachis
hmm….. not sure, novelty, (of which I disapprove- it being my only weapon this fight), first time, not for me, but with a little more effort (when I sobered up enough to stop dribbling on my keyboard) not a bad effort, nice lyrics, bringing the attentive listener all the way through the song.

No Way and the Joses
What you have is a good B-side, in need of a second musical idea to elevate it to a single, respectable, enjoyable, but not special.

Mike Harrison
Generic, but wholesome. Sounds nice enough, just I’ve heard it all before, and the “glass eye” lyric seems pasted on, like its not at all what you’re song’s about.



*I’m English, this means drunk, not angry.

Thanks for letting me insult and alienate you, you who can actually make songs, enjoy pouring scorn on my poultry offering.
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Postby 13hugh » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:40 pm

Ha ha! I did quit my job, and got the first set in, if only I had something to say...
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Postby yth » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:56 pm

note: my reviews are not constructive. time is actual (sec, min), measuring how long i listened before losing concentration.
bold = bloody awesome

adam dachis -
lasted through the whole thing, unfortunately. mainly because i was distracted.

hillbilly -
0:25, didn't bother skipping ahead.

chack -
0:30 (fin), what happened? i don't really care.

songfight orchestra -
0:41 (fin), is that all?

lemon songs vs. moscow -
0:55, skipped to 2:39, stopped at 2:45

doctor worm -
gets very loud at 1:08, skipped to 2:37, skipped to 3:53, stopped at 3:54

the white hat -
2:42 (fin), i liked this a lot. weird.

pompeii -
0:21, skipped to 2:34, skipped to 3:57, stopped at 4:03

octothorpe -
0:54, skipped to 1:53, stopped at 2:01

max the cat -
rock.

pipefist feat. deshead -
0:10, skipped to 1:02, stayed until 1:10, skipped to 1:52, stopped at 2:05

wreckdom -
0:23, didn't bother skipping ahead.

within reason -
1:42 (fin), i am such a sucker for this shit.

fun with dolphins -
0:17, skipped to 0:43, stopped at 0:48

luke henley -
0:09, skipped to 1:46, stopped at 1:49

cri du chat -
1:00, skipped to 2:06, the vibrato is too much 2:37 > (fin)

mikel harrison -
0:34, skipped to 2:25, foiled my add until 2:55, skipped to 3:48, stopped at 3:51

dayjobs -
0:20, skipped to 1:11, stayed until 1:40 (fin)

motherfunker -
1:00, skipped to 2:16, stayed until 2:38, skipped to 2:55 (avoiding electric guitar solo), stayed until 3:49 (fin)

pigpen -
heh, ocular copulation. i'm a sagittarius.

angryfolkband -
1:59 (fin), saw the lyrics earlier--it is all i expected it to be, and more. vote

king arthur -
1:36, skipped to 2:35, stopped at 2:38

analog manifesto -
my brain stopped melting at about 0:40, then recommenced at 0:57, and because i lost all motor functions, i remained until 1:46 (fin)

no way and the joses -
0:17, skipped to 1:45, stayed until 1:55, skipped to 3:03, stayed until 3:35 (fin)

sell crazy -
0:02, skipped to 1:11, stayed until 1:22, skipped to 2:18, stopped at 2:18
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Postby johnsonic » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:05 pm

Here's round one... I'l hit the others on the commute tomorrow.

Adam Dachis
- sounds geeky. Like A/V club and theatre crew. I'm having a hard time following the story without the stage prancing to drive it home. Wouldn't listen again.

Analog Manifesto
- R2D2, or is the bleepy one c3po? These are some cool sounds, don't know where the glass eye comes into play. Ahhh, said 3 times at the end. This sounded more like an exhibition of synthesis than a song. Wouldn't listen again.

Angry Folk Band
- arrrrrrrr!!! Why couldn't the young pirate see the movie? Because it was rated "Arrrrrrrr"! This is very predictable, but well done. Wouldn't listen again

c hack
- Glass eye must mean pirate. AWESOME STRONG VOCALS. I really dug this - lotsa soul. I'd listen again.

Cri du Chat
- really noisy recording. I like the voice. Not sure if guitar / voice is enough to prop this song up, would have liked to hear a harmony a wee bit into the song. Wouldn't listen again.

Dayjob
- another really noisy recording. Lyrics sound good and the singing is on, nice and short. With better production I could hear this on a soundtrack for a "college road trip" type movie. Would listen again with better production.

Dr. Worm
Crazy clean. Holy crap... real drums! Got real muddy when the band came in. I could also hear this on a soundtrack for a "college road trip" type movie. Love the ending! I'd listen again if it were live. And girls were dancing.

Fun With Dolphins
So sad. WTF?!?!?! Dig that ending. Fizzzzpppphhhh. I'd listen again, between songs.

Hillbilly
- Gonna take a freight train. Down at the station lord, I don't care where it goes. Or something like that - really reminded me of that song. This plastic bag from the bodega smells like frankinscense (random). This is a story song, and I'm interested in his story. I like this. Probably wouldn't listen again just because I'm high strung.

King Arthur
- What tha motha? Production is nice, but sounds disjointed for some reason. Sounds like a whacked out children's video. Probably wouldn't listen again.



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Postby jack » Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:29 pm

cri du chat
the quality of the recording kind of brings it down a little for me. that feedback from the guitar recording (sounds like the mic is too hot on the guitar). the singing is kind of nice though. it needs more to balance out the sound, some percussion maybe.

sell crazy
it starts off sounding all neil young like with the twangy guitar and nasal vox but then you change it up with the riffy everclear like guitar stuff in the chorus, which is good, but it gets a bit more raggedy too. there's not much special about this, but i like it ok.

mike harrison
sounds fun in a raggedy loose sort of way. mix sounds really compressed.

pompeii
me flat out loves pompeii. is that the choppa on guitar? i love how you guys always bring the buttrock. this is very tight. man, i am freaking loving those falsetto vocals, even if they sound all autotuned to hell. love that bass man! hell, this is all great. fun. terrific production, and the excellent singing and ripping guitar provides hooks a plenty. most tasty. if i ever make it to songfight live UK, i want to jam with you guys. you guys truly know how to make gratuitous excess fun.

lemon songs vs. moscow
you had a week. why did you only spend an hour?

analog manifesto
NMT*

octothorpe
i like the arrangement. the casio horn is always the goods. i wish the chorus you worked some better panning/effecting between spud and amy's vox. they both sound stuck in the middle. and this is begging for some spudnut. nice drums too! and mad dog still can't sing to the beat (god bless him!). i like it. good job you guys!

the white hat
this is pretty good. i'll bet you could do a good glenn case cover, if you felt so inclined.

fun with dolphins
NMT*. a fitting outro.

the songfight orchestra
this is me.

pipefist featuring deshead
the electric guitar sounds behind everything else. the acoustic sounds pretty good, but the mix on this is very busy to the point of lacking coherance. it's got some cool ideas in it, decent production, but singing is a bit droney, and it lacks any real chorus or hook, and seems to rely on production whiizzing and effects.

adam dachis
are you the cow exchange guy? anyway, this is sort of cool. it's well done. and made me laugh.

no way and the joses
this is pretty good in a widespread panic sort of way. oh man, those subtle harmony vox are sweet. drumming on this is extra goodness, as is the guitar. really excellent stuff. good job. i really like that change to the chorus.

max the cat
how can i not love this? freaking awesome all the way around. that is all. why do you and pompeii have to be in the same fight....

motherfunker
really nice production and that chorus is pretty hooky. i love that fat tone you get on the guitar. the deep tube effect on the vox is great too. this is really good. man, i am a sucker for fat gratuitous guitar. woohoo. love it.

hillbilly
i kept waiting for axl to bust out "i've been walking these streets at night....". but i have to admit, i am a self confessed hillbilly fan, and feel you don't enter enough songfights. aside from the obvious GnR ref, i like your vocals and guitar. could maybe use a bit more to fill it out, with some pretty pickin. play it pretty for songfight... :) ah, there's a bit of lead, but not enough. bring that shit out man.

dayjobs
nice harmonies, repetitive arranegement that needs more to change it up and better production to sound less droney. or less strummy strum.

within reason
and let me guess. you created this entirely within Reason? while it's well produced, it's sterile. it lacks soul. and nuance.

pigpen
NMT*.

wreckdom
well, i'm a sucker for pitch shifting. this is pretty original. you should have quit after a minute.

king arthur
the bleepy stuff sort of gets in the way, as the rest of the arrangement is pretty standard blues. it's well done production wise. nice bass too. the drums don't seem to be up to your normal par, like i hear no cymbals at all.

the angry folk band
sorry, but you don't sound angry enough. this is a cute and fun tune. nice job.

luke henley
NMT*

c hack
oh brother, wherefore art thou c hack? :)

dr. worm
nice buildups in the arrangement, but the vocals really get drowned out once the drums/electric comes in mix wise. and that dirty electric seems to munch all the frequency. playing is pretty tight all around, especially the real drums. the chorus is kind of weak, it almost sounds forced.

well, my faves would include pompeii, no way and the joses, adam dachis, motherfunker, max the cat, and c hack. both pompeii and max the cat did killer tunes, as did c hack who may steal my vote.


*not my thing. sorry. i wish i could give you something constructive here but i can't.
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Postby Rabid Garfunkel » Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:46 pm

Angryfolkband Holy Aqualung, yo!

random snippets to follow as the mood strikes, piecemeal and all that (typesetting a chinese menu, and the brain is a-wandering something fierce).

Pipefist, et al Where's Cake's "yahhhhh" vocal sting? Been corrected on that, guess I missed it in the beginning-ish, oops.

CHINESE FAMILY DINNER SPECIAL
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FRIED BOY
PORK CHOW MEIN
PORK FRIED RICE
SWEET & SOUR SPARERIBS
EGG FLOWER SOUP

I love chinese menus. Someone tell me wtf FRIED BOY is. Please.

WreckdoM ...from 5:40 to the end is beautiful. Soundtrack for this freaking menu, and then some. Thank you.

Adam Dachis I hate musicals. But if '70s era Woody Alien (sic) were to do one, this would be the love song, done operator switchboard-style. I'll be humming this for far too long afterwards. Evil.

CHack Listening in mono computer speaker. Can't tell if there's any doleful baritone/bass in the voices. Tempo seemed a little quick for the rock-breaking motif... maybe it's just a failure to communicate, heh.
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Postby PipeFist » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:15 am

Pipefist, et al Where's Cake's "yahhhhh" vocal sting? Been corrected on that, guess I missed it in the beginning-ish, oops.


Hey, I would never forget the "yaahhh's!" Too bad we couldn't get any trumpet in there. Coulda put in fake ones, but it just didn't seem right to do that.
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Postby sparks » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:27 am

Cri du Chat was rushed, admittedly. The recording showed through, there, namely on the vocal mic'ing (the vox, not the guitar, jack). Thought her performance was rather good, all the same.

And yes, it did stem from the title, thank you very much. Not all of us are going to write a song that goes "HEY last week I met this guy with a fake eyeballlllll, and this song is all about HIS GLASS EYE, HIS GLASS EYE, HEY LOOK AT THAT GUY HE HAS A GLASS EYE, HIS GLASS EYE, HIS GLASS..."

Sorry, that was me getting excited, not angry. Sometimes I have to clarify when I revert to caps. I'll post reviews eventually, if I get the time.
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Postby c hack » Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:20 am

sparks wrote: I'll post reviews eventually, if I get the time.


If you don't at least review the fight you're in, you're a jerk.

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Postby srvenable » Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:48 am

I figured I shouldn't review songs in my own fight. I stand corrected!

Reviews to follow this e'en.

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Postby johnsonic » Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:10 am

Here's the rest...

Lemon Song vs. Moscow
- I didn't know so many pirates has glass eyes. Good example of the collective subconsious. I really need a beat to stay interested.

Max the Cat
- Awesome performance - this is great! I wanna hear tougher vocals when it gets heavy. Also this seems to have some distortion in the vocs (may be my headphones wearing out), but for some reason I didn't mind it.

Luke Henly
- I enjoyed this, thanks!

Sell Crazy
- This sounds like a demo just posted to get feedback. I may be wrong but it didn't sound related to to the title.

Pompeii
- Yeah!!! ROK. 2 solos. I can see the BC Rich and ADA preamp. I liked this, it sort of reminded me of Imperial Drag.

Mother Funker
- Yeah!!! MORE ROK. Didn't expect that vocal tone, I like the use of the title.

Pipefist / Deshead
- YEEEAAAAAH!!! A collaboration! This really does sound cake-ish. I really liked it! Thanks

Octothorpe
- Reminded me of Penn and Teller. Showtunesy stuff isn't really my thing.

Mikel Harrison
- Serious production issues. That aside, It's a solid tune. The main vocal sounds good, I would like to hear it louder. I want to smash my equipment when it gets heavy, great late 60's / 70's vibe.

WreckdoM
- By 6:00 I felt like destroying shit and killing my goldfish.

The White Hat
- Really liked this one. Also, made me think of how lo-fi recordings, to a point — (or in this case sounds like cubase's grungalizer) make you concentrate on the song, instead of the recording quality.

Pigpen
- Lost interest with the playa / ho vibe until the ocular copulation. I nearly spit out my coffee. There were a few choice phrases used that made me cringe.

Songfight Orchestra.
- Out as quick as it came. Hard to say anything about it.

This is a really enjoyable fight, it's going to be hard to choose where my vote goes.

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Postby PipeFist » Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:43 pm

And now I begin the slow, slow journey to get all the songs downloaded and reviewed. I hate dial-up.
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Postby The White Hat » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:10 pm

jack shite wrote:the white hat
this is pretty good. i'll bet you could do a good glenn case cover, if you felt so inclined.


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johnsonic wrote:The White Hat
- Really liked this one. Also, made me think of how lo-fi recordings, to a point — (or in this case sounds like cubase's grungalizer) make you concentrate on the song, instead of the recording quality.


Thank you, but for the record (pun intended), the surface noise was provided by Victor 16520-B, "Uncle Josh in a Department Store" released September of 1915. Grungalizer? I don't need no steenking grungalizer. I briefly considered compressing the frequency to the range of a 78, but I thought that might have been a bit too much.

As a side note, anyone who lives in the greater Lansdale, PA area is more than invited to tune into my cable radio show on NPTV 16/78. Shellac Attack - All 78s All the Time. "Where the old is new, and the new is beneath our dignity."

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Postby jack » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:42 pm

The White Hat wrote:
jack shite wrote:the white hat
this is pretty good. i'll bet you could do a good glenn case cover, if you felt so inclined.


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Postby GlennCase » Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:36 pm

RATINGS SYSTEM IS FROM 1 to 10
1 being poor and 10 being excellent

NOTE: The opinions expressed by Glenn Case are not necessarily the views of anyone.
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Pipefist feat. Deshead: Wasn't sure what to think of the vocals at first, but the longer it went on, I liked it okay. Music is done well enough. What we have here is ok production and sound, but nothing that grabs on and makes me say "WOW!"

6 of 10.

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: Cake and Live
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Song Fight Orchestra: I like the concept of the Song Fight Orchestra, and I am looking forward to seeing how it all sounds when it gets put together at the end. I think this is an atmospheric little piece, and it will work within the finished product. Giving any of the individual pieces a rating seems a bit odd though, as each piece is only around 30 seconds long.

N/A out of 10.

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: Enya
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Dayjobs: Nice guitar sound, I also like the vocals. Basic guitar chords can be nice when executed well, like this is. This sounds like something JB would put together under an assumed name. I mean this in a good way. Short and sweet.

7 out of 10.

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: The John Benjamin Band
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Luke Henley: As a matter of personal opinion, Not liking the voice at all. Sounds like you're off-key about as much as you are on-key. Which is odd, because the harmonies on the chorus section aren't too bad. Vocal performance actually seems better towards the end... Overall, this sounds like a song that isn't written too badly, but the performance brings it down a notch. Drags on a little too long even at 3:36

4 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: Marzipan (of Homestarrunner.com fame)
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WreckdoM: 7:08?! I hope that is a mis-print. I tend to believe it isn't a misprint as much as the pace of this entry drags. I admit to being amused when I saw a Flash based advertisement of a gingerbread man, and it looked like he was mouthing the lyrics to this. I don't smoke dope, but maybe this song would be more interesting to me if I did. I didn't have to listen to any more than 4:30 of this to find out that I didn't really care for it, but I feel like I almost deserve an award of some sort for letting it play for the whole length of the track.

3 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: Take a 45 record, and play it on 16 RPM
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PiGPEN: Points for creating a storytelling type of rhyme. Rhymes with an a good storyline tend to be amongst the greatest tracks out there. Here's the problem... The lyrics are just 'there'. The flow seems slightly improved over the other track of yours I have heard, and I would have to say there might even be potential here... but I would have to say that you need to work on it, still. If you really are trying to rap, and not just make fun of rap, practice by making tracks that makes the listener take notice, and like what they hear.

4 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: Mase
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The Angryfolkband: It's a good sign when I am smiling within the first 10 seconds. That is exactly what has happened here. The lyrics paint a picture, and the performance actually makes me want to listen to it again. This is way fun. I really like the vocals too. "Lame-ass crippled pirate" gets an extra point from me.

9 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: The Irish Rovers
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Doctor Worm: I will be lazy, cutting and pasting my review from somesongs right here. One thing that I have been told to improve upon, is use of dynamics. You do not share this problem with me. It's not the most solid Doctor Worm song I have heard, but It's certainly not bad. Vocal harmonies can use a little tightening on the chorus, perhaps, but I still like it.

7 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: Weezer
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Hillbilly: Vocals aren't too bad. Guitar isn't bad. It just feels like it is missing something. Not just because it's guy and guitar, because there are plenty of times when I really like guy and guitar a lot. Again, it's not bad, and I can't put my finger on what it is, but there is nothing that makes me want to listen to it a second time.

6 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: I actually think I would enjoy this more if it was done in the lower-register by a country legend such as Don Williams
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Adam Dachis: I can appreciate the songwriting, and it's fun to some extent. I just feel like the composition didn't necessarily need to resort to shock value in order to be fun. In fact, I think it brought the song down a notch or two (in my opinion) by doing so. I can appreciate toilet humor with the best of 'em, but this felt forced.

6 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: The 2005 cast of GOSSIP! Coming to an off-broadway theatre near you this summer!
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Octothorpe: Octothorpe (#) recordings make me smile, as a general rule, these days. There was a point in time when I wondered "Why on Earth are these guys so popular within this community?!" I mean, granted, if I play a # track in front of anyone who hasn't seen a # live show, they give me a look that says "What the hell is this?!" Somewhere along the way, you realise that # is all about having fun. After you see the live show, then the recordings make a little more sense. Being present during a # recording session only made me appreciate it even more.

In other words, I am biased, but I admit it too...

Having said this, I will probably enjoy this more than anyone who hasn't had the experience of seeing # live, and enjoying it. I also think that #'s production has improved over time. Fun lyrics as always.

7 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: Not possible... No one sounds like Octothorpe. They are their own <a href="http://glenncase.songhole.org/content/spots/octo.mp3">Music Genre</a>
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Lemon Songs vs. Moscow: Harmonica or Accordian gains an instant point out of me, no matter how badly it is played. Maybe if I could hear it, I could tell how good the performance is. I can barely hear a thing, even at full volume. What I could hear sounded like novelty, and that's ok. Stretches on a bit too long.

3 out of 10

ARTIST I HEAR COVERING IT: Drunk Pirates around a campfire
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REVIEWS STILL TO COME:

The White Hat
Cri du Chat
Fun With Dolphins
Max the Cat
Motherfunker
Pompeii
King Arthur
Mike Harrison
Sell Crazy
No Way and the Joses
Analog Manifesto
Within Reason
C Hack

So far, I like The Angryfolkband's entry the most.

ROCK!

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Postby sparks » Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:44 pm

(took out the review to put it with the others)
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