Billy’s – It’s difficult to get past the mechanical, uninspiring drums. Please try another patch, or get a new machine, and get some help with the programming. Other than that, it was a really good song, and Paco’s quite simply the shit. I thought the vocals were good but hard to make out at times. Overall very good, well composed and performed.
(Joanie Loves) Chonchi – sort of interesting, sort of not a song. It was more of a soundtrack than anything else. It was ok.
Gigavolt – I somehow envisioned this as an early version of “Everything Counts,” except Martin Gore could have written and performed this at age 2. Just not too good and quite annoying.
Jimmy Jet – Well recorded and played – fun and frollicky acoustic tune. I liked the falsetto voice in there. I would have like to have heard more in the way of composition, but an overall good tune.
Klownhole w/guests – I liked the song, but it needed more of the wah-wah guitar and could have used a C-section. I liked the drums. The song went on a bit too long though, but good fun anyway. I also would have liked to have heard an organ solo in there too.
Luke – If the weekly Song Fight were entitled “The Aristocrats,” this song would have worked. Otherwise, a twisted, off-topic parody that was done well, but not a contender.
MC Frontalot – Great lyrics, rapping, and a very interesting recording and drum tracks. Quite simply excellent, and a solid contender!
Melvin – Pleasant, nostalgic-sounding, nicely sung and well recorded song. Good work and a good tune.
Ninja Bachelors – Good way to work in the lyrics. The vocals are so raspy (in a good way) and the music so mellow that it makes for an odd, but entertaining contrast. Cool song.
Octothorpe – A bit sophomoric, but kinda fun too. Drums could be less formulaic. The guitar playing is pretty poor.
Our Dog – Vocals too scratchy for my taste, but the guitar works. Good drums, but how did you manage to channel Yoda for the vocals?
Paco – Never a bad song. I always love your 6-string work, and I also like the vocals a lot too. Quite a good song.
Quesadilla – Just a solid tune. It was fun, well recorded and well sung with nice playing. Very nice entry.
Several Thousand – Sweetly done. Vocals sounded a bit strained, but I like the tone. Good composition.
Shambles – Who let the Pet Shop Boys in the house? A fun deviation from the other songs.
Meddling Kids – What can I say besides I like this tune. It was interesting, pleasant, and well produced.
Wages – Barney Fife? A decent tune, but it needs better drum programming. Try varying-up the beats a bit more. And what’s up with the curmudgeon theme?
Zipline – Our track. Compositionally, the strongest track for the 2nd fight in a row. Although this one wasn’t in odd meter, the sections of 6/4 kept the track a touch more progressive. I still tend to rush the drums at times and the vocal volume was all over the place. Still, it was a pretty good track that builds the entire song, finishes strong, and kept my interest the whole time. And, like always, all live with no overdubs (but plenty of editing).