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Murder Mystery

By orangedrink on October 21, 2018 11:12 pm

Just trying to do something that doesn't sound like Orange Drink, which is a total Orange Drink move.  Maybe too much bass, not loud enough vocals on the chorus?  I am really running short on time, so WHATEVS.  Please let me know what you think.  Any adjustments?  Maybe the vocal performance needs a tune up?



Lyrics:

the dutchess and the duke
looking smart, descend the staircase
everyone applauds and
everyone looks in awe
…except one


and suddenly a start
all in shock heard an explosion
fearing it’s close
they turn around and run
…except one 


the duke, while fighting pain
scans the crowd for the offender
upon inspection
this is not my blood


the dutchess feigning pain
rises up and gives the signal
the duke cries out but
it’s already done


run away
run away
i’m certain
we’ll all be blamed
they’re out again
it’s all in vain
we’ve all been framed

hide the locket well inside the frame

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October 22, 2018 9:47 am

Awesome structure! Cool vocals tbh, love the story telling aspect.

October 22, 2018 9:48 am

And yeah, chorus reminds me so much of Red Hot Chili Peppers in a very good way.

October 22, 2018 12:12 pm

It's a different genre to be sure, but that voice is undeniably yours.

October 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Tweaklab wrote:

Awesome structure! Cool vocals tbh, love the story telling aspect.

Thanks so much, I was pretty nervous/unsure about this but the Tweaklab seal of approval has me relieved!

Devieus wrote:

It's a different genre to be sure, but that voice is undeniably yours.

I made a meme for you, Devieus wink


October 22, 2018 7:51 pm

It's your voice, man, it's just made for Grunge.

October 22, 2018 7:52 pm

I love the style... really nailed it. A+ composition, vocals, and meme-making!

October 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Devieus wrote:

It's your voice, man, it's just made for Grunge.

Not a bad thing!  I definitely grew up with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Stone Temple Pilots, particularly in some of the formative years of Orange Drink.  Hey, off hand do you know of any current, new bands that are doing their take on grunge?

mikememo wrote:

I love the style... really nailed it. A+ composition, vocals, and meme-making!

This comment means a lot to me coming from you, because I know you know the deal on this post-rock whatever style!  Thanks man!  (ok, ok, ok, it's grunge smile )

October 22, 2018 10:25 pm

The Blood Brothers meets Hot Hot Heat? love your super unique sound you always dish out. never the same thing twice!

October 22, 2018 10:55 pm

This is way rawer than I expected. I love it.

October 23, 2018 3:42 am

Don’t know how you do it all in one week, great drums, great vocals and original lyrics.

October 23, 2018 3:43 am

Listening a second time, those drums are killer!

October 23, 2018 5:38 am
orangedrink wrote:

Thanks so much, I was pretty nervous/unsure about this but the Tweaklab seal of approval has me relieved!

Oh man. I had this thought earlier in the year, not sure I commented it but I would love to col\lab with you on a weeklybeat before the year is out. Seeing Andrew Huang and Rob Scallon's video where they make an album in a day during a 10 hour studio session just fuelled that fire even more... if you're interested big_smile

Definitely some punk rock/grunge on there too. Reminded me heaps of weeklybeats and a bunch of your tracks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYnsuCt3vLI

October 23, 2018 7:11 am

Not really, I'm not big into the scene.

October 23, 2018 7:07 pm

funky as fuck, man!
it has some early Blur-references to my ear.
Which is quite good, cause I've always admired Damon Albarn's versatility.
So I guess you're Weekly Beats' Damon Albarn to me smile

October 23, 2018 7:16 pm
dj someguy wrote:

you're Weekly Beats' Damon Albarn to me smile

This is a photograph of me fainting at the possibility of being compared to Damon Albarn

October 23, 2018 7:22 pm

This is a photograph of me fainting at the possibility of being compared to Damon Albarn[/quote]

hahahahahaha!!! smile))

October 23, 2018 8:49 pm

Whoa, great raw sound and real nice bass and guitar groove. Great vocals!! Sounds really good when your pushing your voice harder. Reminds me of the band Hard FI a bit.

October 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Has a nice raw "in the room" sort of feel.  It sounds like a full band rocking out.  I dig it.

October 24, 2018 10:36 am

bass is awesome as usual. love the groove

October 24, 2018 11:29 pm

love the grunge funk!  really nice track!

October 27, 2018 4:35 pm

Awesome job on recording the drums.  The opening beat reminded slightly of a beastie boys track but then the bass hook took it in a different direction.  Love those bass/drum fills too.  Ba-da-boom Ba-da-biiiiing!  The transition from chorus back into verse is so tight too.  Well done!

October 27, 2018 10:37 pm

Big one! enjoyed it. Love the groovey groove on verses and that big chorus. Just call it rock n roll? And way to do it all, one man band! Happy anniversary, good to see Jacobi back this week though, lol. cheers!

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