It's a Shakedown!(Sugar Shaker Reviews)

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It's a Shakedown!(Sugar Shaker Reviews)

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Yep.
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I have to say, all the entries for Sugar Shaker I've listened to so far are great!

(Which isn't saying much since they're not posted yet.)
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If you want to listen to one, it's on my myspace(.com/wesdavis2)

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Side Attraction

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In the meantime, I have a side attraction:

Two years, nine months, one week, and some odd days late...

My cover of Glenn Case's "Bad Attraction"

His:http://www.songfight.org/music/bad_attr ... action.mp3

Mine: http://www.myspace.com/thewh (first song in the queue).

It took me two years of college to figure out an arrangement. I am sorry.
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Welcome back, White Hat! Your name just came up recently.
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Shake It!

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I'm ready for some Sugar Shaker tunes.... When are they going to be posted?
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Post by fluffy »

The Fightmasters have decided that since this is the fifth anniversary of Postcard that they'll take several months before posting the songs and then disappearing without a trace.
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Re: Shake It!

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HamNoBurger wrote:I'm ready for some Sugar Shaker tunes.... When are they going to be posted?
Oh, I'm sure they'll get around to it. Eventually. It will just make it that much better, when they do.
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maybe 2 part means 2 weeks. ;)

(not complaining mind you, as it means more listens for the brody tune....)
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Maybe I'll start writing a Sugar Shaker today.
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Re: Side Attraction

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The White Hat wrote:In the meantime, I have a side attraction:

Two years, nine months, one week, and some odd days late...

My cover of Glenn Case's "Bad Attraction"

His:http://www.songfight.org/music/bad_attr ... action.mp3

Mine: http://www.myspace.com/thewh (first song in the queue).

It took me two years of college to figure out an arrangement. I am sorry.
Heh! Nice! Unexpected AND nice, in fact!

Better late than never. You have completely re-imagined the song, and I like what you did with it. I dare say it is worth the wait, and I'm kinda glad that you were late with it, because I got a bonus version of the song from <a href="http://www.c-hack.com/mp3/bad_attraction.mp3">The Black Hat</a> as a result.

Thank you for remembering, and coming through with this cover. I like it.

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Re: Side Attraction

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The White Hat wrote:In the meantime, I have a side attraction:

Two years, nine months, one week, and some odd days late...

My cover of Glenn Case's "Bad Attraction"

His:http://www.songfight.org/music/bad_attr ... action.mp3

Mine: http://www.myspace.com/thewh (first song in the queue).

It took me two years of college to figure out an arrangement. I am sorry.
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Okay, here are my reviews for Sugar Shaker:

Molten Lava
Not bad, not bad, but it isn't really danceable. I mean, drum and bass requires you actually use drum and bass. But the female vocals are awesome, especially in the 2nd bridge.

Thank glenny for the willow tree
Five minutes into this, I didn't like it, but three minutes later, I loved it. Then you started doing that thing with the cowbell, and I wanted to kill you. But the minibike engine revving? I want to have your children. And you can have mine.

Silvia Platt and the Electric Moonies
Kind of a Devil-Wears-Prada vibe, but altogether solid, especially considering that none of you are native English speakers. On the negative side, "fuck fuck fuck/fuck fuck fuck" isn't much of a lyric, when you look at it out of context.

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Okay, the songs aren't posted yet, but I had to do SOMETHING.
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MintyHandy wrote:Okay, here are my reviews for Sugar Shaker:

Molten Lava
Not bad, not bad, but it isn't really danceable. I mean, drum and bass requires you actually use drum and bass. But the female vocals are awesome, especially in the 2nd bridge.

Thank glenny for the willow tree
Five minutes into this, I didn't like it, but three minutes later, I loved it. Then you started doing that thing with the cowbell, and I wanted to kill you. But the minibike engine revving? I want to have your children. And you can have mine.

Silvia Platt and the Electric Moonies
Kind of a Devil-Wears-Prada vibe, but altogether solid, especially considering that none of you are native English speakers. On the negative side, "fuck fuck fuck/fuck fuck fuck" isn't much of a lyric, when you look at it out of context.

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Okay, the songs aren't posted yet, but I had to do SOMETHING.
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MintyHandy wrote:Molten Lava
Not bad, not bad, but it isn't really danceable. I mean, drum and bass requires you actually use drum and bass. But the female vocals are awesome, especially in the 2nd bridge.
Um, I DID use drums. And bass. I really don't understand why you have to be so mean and talk to me like I'm an IDIOT. I studied MUSIC at COLLEGE and I think I know what drum and bass requires. Thank you for the review, but next time try to be a little NICER.

Oh, and my mom says thanks.
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hey, while everyone waits for the next couple weeks for the songs to be posted, go remix Nine Inch Nail's new song here.
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I warn you, the quality is shot to shit on myspace, but you can hear the Big Dumb Jerks entry for Sugar Shaker at:

http://www.myspace.com/bigdumbjerks

(Other songs are in queue before it, btw. And they're sort of NSFW.)
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Evermind wrote:I warn you, the quality is shot to shit on myspace, but you can hear the Big Dumb Jerks entry for Sugar Shaker at:

http://www.myspace.com/bigdumbjerks

(Other songs are in queue before it, btw. And they're sort of NSFW.)
HaHa, I know I was certainly dancing.
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Sugar Shaker Reviews

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Adam Adam Ant - Maybe I just don't "get" this. The first section of this song sounds like a 2-year-old banging on a keyboard. It's not my thing.

Big Dumb Jerks - I like the idea. I like the beat. I think another instrument (or two) could have been added though, without compromising the overall percussive feel.

Bondi Cigar - Instantly dance-able from the start - nice! Light on lyrics, but what dance song isn't? I already know that I'd like to listen to this again.

Calc0s - This one gets almost the same review as Bondi Cigar. But in a dual between these two songs, I'd have to give the slightest of slight edges to Bondi Cigar.

Caravan Ray - I kinda dig this, but I'm not sure why. My only complaint is that I wish there was more of a distinction between verse and chorus.

Cynthia Size and The Eclectic Spoons - Good beat. This could be a remixed Bjork tune if I didn't know any better. Good changes throughout the song.

Diamond Geezer - Great vocal melody right away. I came into these reviews thinking that I would definitely vote for something I'd hear at a club.... but this could get my vote in the end.

Eddie Lance - Axel Foley wants his theme song back. Bad Eddie. No donut.

Electro Martyr - This one ended way too soon. I want more! (But maybe that was the point, eh?)

Flvxxvmflorvm - Is this a long lost Marilyn Manson track from the 80's?

Giant Snail - I'm sucker for that Eiffel 65 vocal effect. I love this. Can I buy your cd?

Hostess Mostess - Has a nice retro groove to it. Your vocals have this weird (but good) dancey Robert Palmer thing going on. I like this one.

Ip - I like the octave vocal track on this one. Reminds me a bit of Justin Timberlake - but is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Kabuto - The bass line immediately reminds of of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. But now the vocals remind a bit of the Phunk Junkeez. I'm tappin' my foot and noddin' my head.

King Arthur - You made someone who usually listen to lyrics (me) want to listen to these lyrics. I really have no complaints about this one. Good job.

Levelnivelo - This reminds me way too much of "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard". Meh.

MC Eric B - I like the verse better than the chorus. The chorus could use a bit more punch. Not a bad effort though.

MC Paul Denyer - If you're going to rap, make sure the vocal volume is turned up enough to hear the lyrics. Did I just hear you rap about a "tit"? Dunno. Maybe I'm making up my own lyrics in my head.

Melvin - Rivers Cuomo done gone solo and done gone wrote an alterna-dance-rock tune. I like this, but I constantly hear so much Weezer influence in your tunes. With that said though, I still look forward every fight for new Melvin tunes.

Micky Finn - What kind of frilly-panty-wearin' person goes by the name "Micky Finn" anyway? A nice mix of retro early 70's vocal harmonies and a contemporary adult-alternative sound. If the lyrics was expanded just a bit, this could be a radio hit.

Paul Rey - This is a mess.

Project-D - Not great. Not horrible. Sorry, I don't know what else to say.

Satin Tails - Would make great soundtrack music. - maybe could be used in "Oceans 14".

Seamus Collective - This sounds like the same thing over and over again. Not much distinction between the different parts of the song.

Sheail - Bored in the verse. Interested in the chorus. This is another one that has a cool retro quality to it. Now where's that chorus again?

Stateside Menace - Ah, a rocker in a dance competition. (I won't deduct any points though.) This has a cool not quite garage / not quite arena rock sound. - almost like late-period (ha) Stone Temple Pilots.

Steve Durand - Dios mio! Squirrel Nut Zippers b-side right here, ladies and gentlemen.

Weakest Suit - Another rocker. If I recall, most of your previous entries were acoustic. I'm going to have to go back and listen to decide if I like you unplugged or plugged better. Hmm....

Wes Davis - This is one of your better tunes (as much as I can remember at least). I don't know specifically what I dig about it, but it's good. Well done.

White Hat - Very nice guitar work. There's something in there that reminds me of unplugged Zeppelin. I like.

Zipline - Well, this batch of songs ends with a turd. Sorry - this is another tune that's just a big mess.

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Possible votes: Diamond Geezer, Giant Snail, Kabuto, Micky Finn, White Hat
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Post by fluffy »

Are you sure you posted that to the right thread?
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Post by jackfrost »

just because you don't see the songs doesn't mean they are not there.
the second part of the challenge is finding the songs in order to listen to/review them.
i found them last night and downloaded them, just haven't had a chance to listen yet.
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