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Let's hear yours, I hope they don't cause too many kinds of sorrow.
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Oh, I guess it really was a Monkees' reference. (I liked the crying clown more)
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I am only voting for songs that remind me of the Monkees. I don't care if your song is good or not, I only care if it sounds remotely like Davy, Micky, Mike, Peter, and all those studio musicians. My rule this round: if I don't hear enough Monkees, I ain't voting for it. Furthermore, my feedback is based strictly on how Monkee your song was. Now then, let's get to work.

Berkeley Social Scene If the Monkees were created today as an indie band, this would be on their debut album. However, they would not be created today as an indie band because there isn't an indie band as big as the Beatles to parody. If they were created today, they'd probably parody someone like Beyonce. So, I guess what I'm saying is: not enough Monkees.


Caravan Ray This sounds like the southwest. If Mike Nesmith was into cowboy hats instead of ski caps, I might have tossed you a vote.


The Chocolate Chips I was on the fence until you lost my Monkee vote on the slow, downer chorus.


Dejected Motives If there was an opposite of the Monkees, this song would be it.


The Kenzie Chickens If Rod Stewart could cover Tom Waits' "Downtown Train," I could hear the Monkees doing justice to this. Vote for you!


Lovebot Bodega Micky would never swing like that on the drums. I don't think he actually could.


Me.Rod Please take and read this brochure for the Monkees' Memorable-Chorus Training Camp. You should consider attending.


Paco del Stinko ...you know what you did wrong.


Pigfarmer Jr I don't think the Monkees cried in their beer like this.


Ross Durand With some thick vocal harmonies and a full band, this might be catchy enough to be a Monkees tune. A vote!


roymond & noah On a scale of 1 to 10, this did not sound like the Monkees.


sausage Nope.


Sep You got Ween in my Monkees!


Slaveship Mutiny If Webster's rejects Dejected Motives as the opposite of the Monkees, you should consider applying for the position.
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Father Bingo wrote:Oh, I guess it really was a Monkees' reference. (I liked the crying clown more)
No, I was concerned about the lack of manipulation of the image that would have made it a new work.
From the original photog's website: PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH OR USE MY PHOTOS WITHOUT PERMISSION
Do we have permission?

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Forgot to mail sonofsupercar's in..

http://www.sonofsupercar.com/music/sono ... 0parts.mp3
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Father Bingo wrote:Caravan Ray This sounds like the southwest. If Mike Nesmith was into cowboy hats instead of ski caps, I might have tossed you a vote.
Didn't you notice I totally stole the chords from "Stepping Stone"?
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Spud wrote:
Father Bingo wrote:Oh, I guess it really was a Monkees' reference. (I liked the crying clown more)
No, I was concerned about the lack of manipulation of the image that would have made it a new work.
From the original photog's website: PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH OR USE MY PHOTOS WITHOUT PERMISSION
Do we have permission?

And yes, anyone who is reading this in disbelief, I DO research the image sources.
Hm, I found it on google image search and didn't bother to look for a copyright. Thank you for covering my ass. I will be more diligent in the future.

Hey, you can always PM me if there's a problem.
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Father Bingo wrote: If Mike Nesmith was into cowboy hats instead of ski caps...
have you heard his solo records?
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Father Bingo wrote:
Spud wrote:
Father Bingo wrote:Oh, I guess it really was a Monkees' reference. (I liked the crying clown more)
No, I was concerned about the lack of manipulation of the image that would have made it a new work.
From the original photog's website: PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH OR USE MY PHOTOS WITHOUT PERMISSION
Do we have permission?

And yes, anyone who is reading this in disbelief, I DO research the image sources.
Hm, I found it on google image search and didn't bother to look for a copyright. Thank you for covering my ass. I will be more diligent in the future.

Hey, you can always PM me if there's a problem.
I would have, but since you submitted two...
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Billy & The Psychotics has been added as a late entry.

Oh, and I put sonofsupercar in there, too. Might as well - I let Me.Rod in...
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Thanks, you Spudly mo-fo. :P

Sorry Dee. Computers and their quirkiness.... 8-)

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BLT, are you warming up for Nur Ein by entering late and blaming your computer? :P
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Lunkhead wrote:BLT, are you warming up for Nur Ein by entering late and blaming your computer? :P
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Billy's Little Trip wrote:Thanks, you Spudly mo-fo. :P

Sorry Dee. Computers and their quirkiness.... 8-)

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that's okay. :) i can't say a *WORD* about not getting stuff done in a Timely Fashion when I am a terrible offender in this. or about having persnickety computer issues.
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Reviews may be forthcoming, but I have two observations:

1) I am honored that Roymond took up my free lyrics and very, very pleased with the results. What a great bluesy tone.

2) Late Billy & the Psychotics and sonofsupercar is better than none at all.
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Caravan---- dont get all horny, that is the strong entry.
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Father Bingo wrote:I am only voting for songs that remind me of the Monkees. I don't care if your song is good or not, I only care if it sounds remotely like Davy, Micky, Mike, Peter, and all those studio musicians. My rule this round: if I don't hear enough Monkees, I ain't voting for it. Furthermore, my feedback is based strictly on how Monkee your song was. Now then, let's get to work.

sausage Nope.

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Here I am recording my song.

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Ross wrote:Here I am recording my song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YylvNX9Ak5c
Pretty cool, Ross. ;)
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Just gotta say, Sausage vocal harmony jumped right out and hit me hard. Oomph. Aaah.
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I need to change my once original name. :P
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OK - This will take a while.

Return to this post - I will update as I go. As always - I will rate in strict order of preference, according to the grading system used at the Engineering School of the University Of Newcastle, NSW in the 1980s.

HIGH DISTINCTION:
Paco del Stinko
This is pretty awesome. Great opening riff - and like many great opening riffs - I thought that might be all you had (yeah - I'm lookin' at YOU Jimi Hendrix). But there turned out to be a pretty cool song attached to it. Good lyrics. And I liked the break-downy thing with horns or something towards the end. Well done. A new favourite of yours for me.

(oh - and when the results come out - and give yourself an extra vote - I voted before properly listening to your song and I forgot you. Sorry. Hope you don't lose by 1)

Billy & The Psychotics:
Den sound great.
Awesome chorus. Simple and dumb, but still neither dumb nor simple. Well done youse guys
DISTINCTION:
Ross Durand:
Excellent work Ross.
Nice use of the title to make a catchy lyric.
Was this a rushed job? You do sparse production so well - this sounded a little rough. Your vox especially not quite on. Minor quibble really, but I have heard you do flawless early Dylan-type production - so now I always expect it.

sonofsupercar
This was pretty cool. WTF are you on about. "Seven short ducks"?!? WTF?!? Post lyrics please. Whatever - I liked it



CREDIT:
Kenzie Chickens
Cake meets The Knack. It is working far better than it should. As much as I hate to admit it - I am quite enjoying this.

Slaveship Mutiny:
Good song. A good song that sounds like it has had electrodes attached to it testicles while being waterboarded. Man your recording is rough! I can tell you girl(s) can sing - but this recording is harsh. Good song though.

roymond & noah:
Well done old fella! Good to see you out of retirement. Disclaimer - I don't like West Coast/Claptony/Bluesy stuff. But I was entertained by this to the end. And that is all that counts. Nice lyrics Noah - and well done Roy on the interpretation. Good fit.

Berkeley Social Scene
Sounded great. Is this Erin? BSS is so much better with good vox.
But seriously....."sparrow - follow - marrow - sorrow" ?!?!?!?
No - I won't stand for it

Pigfarmer Jr
You scrape into credit only on the basis of your guitaring. I wish I could play like that. Your singing is acceptable - and together, your sparse production works well. The song is a bit dull though. If you want to tell us about some one-eyed midgets or a sad-eyed lady of the lowlands - the the sparse arrangement will work.

PASS:
Sausage
I am not a big guitar wank fan. But I hope your guitar wank here had a happy ending. It gave me one. It was wonderful. Besides that - this was a well executed song that didn't otherwise excite me much.
Lovebot Bodega:
Good vox. Shame you all weren't singing the same song. This reminded me of The Velvet Underground's "Murder Mystery". Messy. But maybe not intentionally like VU were. A lot of promise, but poorly executed. Please post more songs. I want to hear you get better
FAIL:
Me.Rod:
This is pretty horrible. Cliched structure and appalling rhymes in the lyrics. You seem to be telling a story - then tell it. Don't ruin it with stupid rhyming. Rhyme is good - but get the story out first - that is the important bit.
Dejected Motives No



Yet to grade:
The Chocolate Chips

Sep

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