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by Andy Balham
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Old Friends (will at least give you Reviews)
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Old Friends (will at least give you Reviews)

Balance Lost This was a jolly listen. Some nice changes of pace and some nicely crafted lyrics. All very polished to my crude ear. Berkeley Social Scene Another polished piece with some fine instrumental work and an interesting change into the 'old friends' section. It jarred a little the first tim...
by Andy Balham
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Old Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Old Friends

Old Friends - Andy Balham We first met many years ago A quiet moment all alone No introduction, no invite Suddenly my old friends were inside From time to time, they take their leave On the edges they lurk unseen Clock is ticking, tick by tick Until the hour they make their trip Chorus I hear their...
by Andy Balham
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)
Replies: 23
Views: 2094

Re: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)

From the mind of Balham to you... Brisbane Social Scene I like the constrast in the clean voice and the distorted guitars. It is all nicely produced and I liked it when the vocal got wilder towards the end. I suspect I would have liked it even more if it had got even wilder along with the guitars. F...
by Andy Balham
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Do You Have A Plan?
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Do You Have A Plan?

Do You Have A Plan? - Andy Balham Do you have a plan? When your body gives out on you When bad luck follows bad times And insurance is overdue Do you have a plan? To keep the wolf from the door When your savings are all used up And you body still needs more Do you have a plan? When the water it sta...
by Andy Balham
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't forget the torches (Pitchfork Nation Reviews)
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Don't forget the torches (Pitchfork Nation Reviews)

OK. Let's get on with the proclamations of the Balham jury... Berkeley Social Scene I like the phrase 'witch-burning season'. An interesting lyric and enough in the music to keep me interested there as well. Dirge There are shades of The Pixies in this. Another interesting lyric and enjoyable listen...
by Andy Balham
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Pitchfork Nation
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: Pitchfork Nation

They’re taking all of the jobs Soon there’ll be no more Then they’ll take your benefits And move in right next door What are you gonna do To turn this tide away You know it must be true We print it every day Welcome to Pitchfork Nation Take up arms ‘gainst immigration Tabloid media’s explanation For...
by Andy Balham
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein VII
Replies: 46
Views: 4914

Re: Nur Ein VII

I shall give it a go.
by Andy Balham
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Might as well call this a review thread, I guess. (HBFY)
Replies: 95
Views: 11611

Re: Might as well call this a review thread, I guess. (HBFY)

Billy & The Psychotics For me, the music is missing that vital hook and I found the chorus somewhat underwhelming. I did like the breakdown and build up after the first chorus. I just wanted a hookier chorus. Thanks for the review, Andy. You being one of the accomplished musicians here I like t...
by Andy Balham
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Might as well call this a review thread, I guess. (HBFY)
Replies: 95
Views: 11611

Re: Might as well call this a review thread, I guess. (HBFY)

Paco Del Stinko wrote:Shambles Square feat. MC Heapey - ...to the slide whistle sound that should annoy but manages to escape punishment somehow.

If only my wife thought the same. Apparently, acoustically, playing slide guitar with an EBow sounds like weeping children. Not in a good way either.
by Andy Balham
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Might as well call this a review thread, I guess. (HBFY)
Replies: 95
Views: 11611

Re: Might as well call this a review thread, I guess. (HBFY)

Berkeley Social Scene I found the music to be well played and produced, but it didn't really grab me. I like the lyrical ideas, but I felt the lyric for the chorus should be more concise and it could be made to stand out more in a musical sense too. For me, it went on a little too long. I would hav...
by Andy Balham
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pulling reviews (Out of a Hat)
Replies: 67
Views: 8355

Re: Pulling reviews (Out of a Hat)

No Horse Town wrote:Shambles Square: Whimsical! ..but it's relegated to "silly music".

Relegated? Silly music sounds like a promotion to me!
by Andy Balham
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pulling reviews (Out of a Hat)
Replies: 67
Views: 8355

Re: Pulling reviews (Out of a Hat)

Bad Boys at Bat Mitzvahs The vocals sound quite muffled to me on this and I would prefer them better enunciated. That said, the playing seems pretty good to me. As a song, it didn't really engage me and it seemed a little one paced. Berkelyn Social Scene I would have liked to hear more conviction i...
by Andy Balham
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Threatening to Some
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Threatening to Some

Threatening To Some by Black Russian Futurists Lyrics by J$ Put away your i-phone, get your ass back into bed Set aside that tweet that you’re composing in your head - Not pleased with you assessing my performance in the sack Let me finish up at least before you give feedback Threatening to sum up ...
by Andy Balham
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Vestibulospinal tracts (vest factory reviews)
Replies: 52
Views: 8385

Re: Vestibulospinal tracts (vest factory reviews)

Manhattan Glutton wrote:j$ - ... the canned drums are a bit cheesy.

Intended or not, that's possibly the best compliment my drumming has ever had.
by Andy Balham
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Who's Ready To Dance? (Disco Tony Reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 2554

Re: Who's Ready To Dance? (Disco Tony Reviews)

Bad Boys at Bat Mitzvahs There's a nice picture painted here and the minimal instrumentation adds to it. The tracking of the guitars could be a little tighter and I would have liked a little guitar break in there too, but otherwise all round a good listen. Chthonic Youth There's a 90's indie/grunge...
by Andy Balham
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Disco Tony
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Disco Tony

Disco Tony Words by J$, Music by Balham Disco Tony, think you won the Dance-Off down at Abu Ghraib Bump and grinding every landmine Strutting round the unmarked graves Now they’re bleating that you cheated, Weighed in lighter than you claimed Tony, Disco duck and cover Crocodiles do not feel shame ...
by Andy Balham
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: How long will it take to write reviews (via Sunderland)?
Replies: 47
Views: 7467

Re: How long will it take to write reviews (via Sunderland)?

Paco Del Stinko Intriguing opening and well performed and produced, but strangely un-engaging. I was left pondering what the purpose of the song was. Bad Boys at Bat Mitzvahs Short and sweet and enjoyable. I like a song that doesn't outstay its welcome. CHADtheDAD I like this a lot. It has a fine T...
by Andy Balham
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Via Sunderland
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Via Sunderland

Via Sunderland by Bobby Davros Started off at Ipswich But he got the wonder itch Headed down to Charlton But soon was time to move on CHORUS We're in a Bent wonderland Since he came via Sunderland He’s our new strike messiah If he can keep still and … fire Took a little detour To the mighty Tottenha...
by Andy Balham
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Monkey like song, give banana (Monkeys on my Back reviews)
Replies: 16
Views: 2812

Re: Monkey like song, give banana (Monkeys on my Back reviews)

j$ wrote:
AGray wrote:... electronic drums ...

... I sense you know this already, but for those who might think otherwise, those drums are played live by the mighty Andy Balham on an electronic drumkit ...

Clearly I need to humanise my metronomic accuracy to sound less electronic :wink:
by Andy Balham
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: And all I got was this lousy jumpsuit (Back From Juvie)
Replies: 66
Views: 8354

Re: And all I got was this lousy jumpsuit (Back From Juvie)

Manhattan Glutton wrote:ca$ham: Are you using a metronome, or purposely going for the slow/fast effect?

No metronomes were hurt in the making of this song.
by Andy Balham
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I Miss Song Fight
Replies: 66
Views: 20308

My personal favourite is this little beauty, Yalumba Colombard Chardonnay in the 2-litre goon-bag . Roughly US$7 for 2 litres - it stays down a little longer than most and does the job good and proper. Not too much oak flavour - so it is suitable for early morning drinking before work. Discerning p...
by Andy Balham
Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Residing at the Junction of Man and Calamity (D+C reviews)
Replies: 93
Views: 74621

Mogosagatai wrote:And compunction, too! Teach me more words, Andy Balham!

With such a veritable cornucopia to peruse, I ponder which linguistic gaud will be most efficacious in aiding your verbosity.

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