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Re: Deep Cuts from the SongFight! Archive

Postby Lunkhead » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:53 pm

I just enjoyed this only entry from "The Drinks". (WARNING: explicit content.)It's just a funny rock song, with some good riffs and lyrics that I enjoyed.

http://www.songfight.org/artistpage.php ... rtkey=date
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Postby Lunkhead » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:03 pm

Also this is one of my favorite Ken's Super Duper Band 'n' Stuff songs from the archives:

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Postby Billy's Little Trip » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:25 pm

Lunkhead wrote:I just enjoyed this only entry from "The Drinks". (WARNING: explicit content.)It's just a funny rock song, with some good riffs and lyrics that I enjoyed.

http://www.songfight.org/artistpage.php ... rtkey=date

That is good. Cool rhythm attack. Only one song by them?
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Postby Lunkhead » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:55 pm

Yeah, just the one, at least under that name. This track is a classic, too, though also vulgar and offensive:

"Punk Bartender" by Wreckdom
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Re: Deep Cuts from the SongFight! Archive

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:14 pm

Yeah, I already have that one on my play list. Love it.
One of these days I hope to do one of those keepers that years later, someone here at SF that replace us in the future, comes along and says, hey, check out this old song by some guy called teh BLT I found in the achieves.
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Postby Lunkhead » Sat May 16, 2009 10:47 am

I just found this guy Renwick in the archives, and he reminds me of a cross between State Shirt and Sven Mullet or something. He's got a handful of songs which are all almost really great (the vocals could use some work). They've got big huge guitars though, and they rock, for those of you who are into that kind of thing.

http://www.bozos.com/sf/artist.jsp?name=Renwick
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Postby swilington » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:50 am

i really like this song by Swindle Staccato for Galaxies Floating on a Dark Matter Stream. it was apparently the subject of some controversy because of lyric burgling. still like it.
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Postby j$ » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:46 am

I wouldn't have minded if they had bothered to credit their lyrical source (me.) I don't like the pompous vocal delivery but the tune is pretty.
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Postby swilington » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:19 am

j$ wrote:I wouldn't have minded if they had bothered to credit their lyrical source (me.) I don't like the pompous vocal delivery but the tune is pretty.


how did that happen? did you post your lyrics before the songs were due? i really liked your song from that fight too. The Little Smokes Galaxies Floating on a Dark Matter Stream. good song. good lyrics. :wink:
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Postby j$ » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:01 am

Yeah, i think a day and a half before. I was particularly hacked off as I was particularly proud of that lyric (still am as it happens) and we had finally managed to get everyone together to record one of my songs and managed to sweettalk Steve Durand into bringing his fantastic 'Sketches of Spain'esque trumpeting into the mix. Then (in my crazy english mind at least) there was controversy getting in the way of people hearing the song for what it was.

So I don't post my lyrics in advance anymore, which either is or isn't a shame depending on your viewpoint.

Still need to find a far less furious / more suitable drum loop for the song, though :)

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Re: Deep Cuts from the SongFight! Archive

Postby Generic » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:09 am

[either j$ edited his post, or I didn't read it very carefully... either way, I'm striking the redundant comment from the record...]

Good song, though. :D
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Postby roymond » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:00 am

j$ wrote:So I don't post my lyrics in advance anymore, which either is or isn't a shame depending on your viewpoint.

I hear you. Post your lyrics once the fight is up. I think the whole lyric burgling thing is cute and fun, but to not credit the writer is fucking obnoxious.
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Postby ken » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:42 am

Ivy Vee - From this Day on

http://www.songfight.org/music/from_thi ... e_ftdo.mp3

i give this song props for the shouts out alone, but it's a pretty catchy tune as well.

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Postby Lunkhead » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:06 pm

This song strikes me as a really good example of a way to do a lo-fi song with simple instrumentation (it's mostly guytar) that's still compelling, in a Tom Waits-y kind of way:

"Night Terrors" by Dynamic Rhythm Device
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Postby Lunkhead » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:25 pm

I already like this band's (guy's?) "Get a Life", so I checked out the other songs for this artist, and also really enjoyed this one:

"Nothing Day" by Your Money Wasted

I guess this is the guy's Web site:

http://hillofants.com/
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Postby Lunkhead » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:20 pm

I really enjoyed the two entries by Boss McGravity:

http://www.songfight.org/artistpage.php ... rtkey=date

Here's his Web site, and there's a really nice solo acoustic album on the front page that the guy wrote for his friends' wedding.

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Re: Deep Cuts from the SongFight! Archive

Postby j$ » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:14 am

ken wrote:Ivy Vee - From this Day on


I seem to remember this was the mighty Kamakura doing a nifty american accent, though I may have got that wrong.

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Postby j$ » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:22 am

From the same fight, the Unknones - Hoblit and some other people who I have disgracefully forgotten, with some brilliant Caravan Ray words written in memory of Johnny Ramone, who died the week before. weirdly sounds more Green Day-ish than it seemed to at the time, but that's no bad thing, I guess -

http://www.songfight.org/music/from_thi ... s_ftdo.mp3

I always remember this as a really good fight. Listening back, it's still pretty damn hot.

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Re: Deep Cuts from the SongFight! Archive

Postby Eric Y. » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:39 am

It was sort of thrown together in the IRC but I can't say for sure who all was involved--
I do believe Hoblit provided the vocals, maybe guitar too. I played bass for that song... and I want to say Blue Lang was involved too -- but I could be wrong about that.
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Re: Deep Cuts from the SongFight! Archive

Postby Hoblit » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:55 am

Eric Y. wrote:It was sort of thrown together in the IRC but I can't say for sure who all was involved--
I do believe Hoblit provided the vocals, maybe guitar too. I played bass for that song... and I want to say Blue Lang was involved too -- but I could be wrong about that.


I'm pretty sure I was just vocals on that. I think Sober Irishman either did guitar or drums..maybe both, I can't remember for sure. I know that he was involved to some degree. I always liked that song but felt the vocals were mixed WAY too high. Here in Florida the Dunedin Brewery does a Ramones Tribute night once a year and I've always hoped to dig that song up and perform it there with Ghost Town Gridlock.

EDIT: I think BLUE mixed and mastered it actually now that I think about it. I remember his 'squash the hell out of this' compression style.
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Postby Generic » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:13 am

BLUEPRESSOR!!!!!

It does indeed sound like something he mixed.
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Re: Deep Cuts from the Song Fight! Archive

Postby Bolio » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:57 am

Still listening to a LOT of Songfight! favorites 4-5 years later. SONGFIGHT! = the gift that keeps on giving.

Pompeii - Gettin' All Sweaty - So Kind Stacey
State Shirt Hey Ruth song still gives me chills
Dylan Nau & Friends Gettin' All Sweaty
Jim of Seattle Gin or Ginseng - Scared To Death (Glen Case cover)
CLayne Fight The Sea
Glenn Case w/ Eddiebangs Take a Pill got to see this one LIVE in Seattle
Jonathan Mann Pass or Fail
Chop Shop Paper Cuts & Spilling Guts based on my piano/organ progression. So I'm biased.
Jimmy Lincoln Hey Ruth
J$ Can't Take Our Love Away
Squirrel Damage Take a Pill

I'm obviously leaving many out.. but these are my favorites. 2004 was a very good year.
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