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Postby elko » Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:59 pm

These were all knocked up in a few minutes, all just two guitars, ideas for songs to be played live.
Any feedback welcome.

<a href='http://www.heavyweightsoundz.com/dir/members/elko/handinglovepoorquality.mp3' target='_blank'>Hand In Glove style riff</a>
<a href='http://www.heavyweightsoundz.com/dir/members/elko/smithspoorquality.mp3' target='_blank'>This Charming Man style riff</a>
<a href='http://www.heavyweightsoundz.com/dir/members/elko/slowpoorquality.mp3' target='_blank'>Slow Jazz style riff</a>
<a href='http://www.heavyweightsoundz.com/dir/members/elko/madpoorquality.mp3' target='_blank'>Umm kinda like 'cats in the cradle'</a>
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Postby elko » Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:26 pm

I love this one!

<a href='http://www.heavyweightsoundz.com/dir/members/elko/12stringpoorquality.mp3' target='_blank'>Class</a>, at least I think it is <!--emo&:D-->Image<!--endemo-->

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Postby violaviolet » Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:04 pm

i'm not sure i really 'get it.' care to explain Noonan luv??? I'm going to go get some popcorn now......
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Postby elko » Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:17 pm

Right, that stuff I put up is pretty poor actually, I'll put some better newer stuff up later.
I've just formed a band (well, just me and a bassist) and I have high hopes for it.
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Postby Still Ill » Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:31 am

Elko, was finally able to listen to all of the pieces you put together. Tried in the past, but they didn't all work. Anyhow, they sound great. Very melodic (Marr-esque, of course). My RealPlayer said no album info for the songs! Thought that was funny. One day, eh? Keep us posted on your quitar playing and how it's coming along.
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Postby elko (Guest) » Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:26 pm

By the time I post stuff on here I've usually progressed past it to be honest. A proper band is in the making and so hopefully I'll put the products from that on here soon.

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Postby Still Ill » Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:00 am

Elko, a young musician like yourself was brave enough to post on Morrissey-solo directing Smiths fans to visit his website (DeanAdshead.tk). He has some pretty good songs, even a cover of Everyday is Like Sunday. Very good stuff, I really like his style. Check it out. I of course replied with an invitation to visit this site. <!--emo&;)-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby elko » Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:03 pm

Cheers, I'll check it out <!--emo&:)-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby elko » Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:02 pm

Having checked it out, and being completely honest, I think it's awful. Well produced, engineered, etc., but the actually songs (melody, lyrics, etc.) are very poor. I admit that my stuff up there is not great, but I am improving, and what I have now is much better than that. He just looks and souds like a poor man's Morrissey, he should at least try and be slightly original.
Maybe I'm being too harsh.

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Postby girl_afraid » Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:23 pm

Okies, I've just listened to all your riff's Elko, and I really like the last one, it sounds very Rusholme Ruffians-y to me, which is always good. I also like the Cat's In The Cradle-esque one <!--emo&:)-->Image<!--endemo-->

Do you write lyrics too or is someone else the Morrissey to your Marr?
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I decree today that life is simply taking and not giving
England is mine, it owes me a living
But ask me why and I'll spit in your eye
Oh, ask me why and I'll spit in your eye
But we cannot cling to the old dreams anymore
No, we cannot cling to those dreams
Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body?
I dunno...
Under the iron bridge we kissed
And although I ended up with sore lips
It just wasn't like the old days anymore
No, it wasn't like those days
Am I still ill...?
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Postby elko » Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:31 pm

Actually its more Lennon-McCartney than Morrissey-Marr. Me and bass player Robin write music and try to write lyrics. He said he would sing, but really its too hard while playing as well, so we are on the look out for a Moz style vocalist.
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Postby Still Ill » Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:01 pm

A poor man's Morrissey! It's harsh, but you have some very valid points. It's tough trying to emulate a favorite band or singer and show the influence without sacrificing originality. Gene's a good example. Good music, but forever slated as Smiths' wannabes. Well, if you can stand it, there's another site I'll point you towards <!--emo&:P-->Image<!--endemo--> , I got this promo CD after a Morrissey concert in April. They're a band called Sunday Stop. Again, their Smiths influence is heavy, not sure how original their stuff is, but I do like the music. Basically, it comes down to your frontman. The voice really has to knock you out, and I haven't heard it yet in any new band out there. In looking for a link, found out about the band. I like their influences, especially the guitarist's. And their links show San Diego radio stations! I thought they were from L.A. (that's a good thing.) http://www.sundaystop.com

Oh, I should post this on the right place, but I liked your poem about the tragic musician!
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Postby elko » Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:21 pm

Cheers.
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