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Demon Rum (featuring Gavin Valentine)
Cheers Oaky, I made a choice to send the drums back a bit maybe I went too far, I am looking forward to moving house so I can get a monitoring situation that isn't a back bedroom! Cheers mate, G.
Nice work you guys. Seems I aint heard it before despite its original vintage origins. I think the drums could come up a tad in some places is my only critical observation. Stereo width is a tad wide for my taste (in some parts where the drums seem to lose volume) but not a biggy. I suppose Rich Lodato will call me crabby again for my words LOL. Thumzup
Hi Terry, I spent a *load* of time trying to get it all to sit nicely; I was lucky that David was happy to send me completely dry stems of guits and vocal so I had loads of room from a production point of view. I punched the vocal somewhere near the middle and gave it some space true to the old mantra that vocals are king, well anyway I had a great time with this :)
Terry, I'm playing rhythm and lead guitars, Gavin took care of the bass, drums and production. Maybe he'll drop in with a few notes on how he did it, he turned squeaky clean tracks of mine into this! Thanks for the listens, guys :)
Hadnt heard this one...so nice and fresh for me. Think it was just before I came to MP3u. Ooooh that dirty guitar! Love that line "dont hurt the shirt" lol. Great vocal...wish I could spin it like that. K
A Gavin.V. mix of a DJC tune....well this is so cool...does Gavin also do the lead guitar? or is that you David?...the results of afresh set of ears and different skills is new life...taking you somewhere new and fresh. The bass and drums help this pace itself...somehow your voice sits so well in this...Gavin makes you part of the new approach...don't know what he did, or did you re-work your vocal?...spins so well altogether! Nice one guys!
Hi David, There's surely nothing wrong with a bit of overindulgence in life, it may be genetically programmed into us anyway, by our remote Hominid ancestor's?
Enjoyed the visit my friend
Ye I can turn the vocals up a few db, I actually knocked about 2 off last thing for balance on smaller speakers but if slightly lost np, maybe a tad wet is the prob, will have another listen. Cheers for feedback.
Very cool tune. Evil drinks, oh yeah! This has a most infectious beat and fantastic melody. Love this!
Nice work guys... I do think the vocal need to be louder...Can hardly make them out... Big fan of daves vocals so I want them upfront in my face :) Give them some more DBs :) Peace,Ricky
Wow. Fantastically clear mix and good reverb on the vox. Really drives along. Well done guys. Top tune as usual David.
Hey Dave and Gavin, love this version! Yup I know the Demon Rum! Classic DJC with this killer rhythm section! Gavin is great on this track! Hard not to like! Turn it up! Pass the thumbs around guys!
I know the demon rum and this is wild, great voice. the music makes me remember how it feels, lol. theres some great grungey guitar rockin happenin in there...yaaa!
YEAH! Awesome vocals and an excellent mix! The guitar and the lyrics are really entertaining on this track! This one has become an instant favorite!
Love the energy produced from this track, great guitar riffs and a powerful vocal. Enjoyed. Gibbo
Anything that the Valentine touches turns to gold!!! Lervely percs with some gorgeous filtering!! I do get a massive movie vibe from this, Reservoir Dogs perhaps???? Whatever the time, place or situation... this rocks!!!!!! As you know the rock scene isn't my scene but I have to love fine art, and this is fine art!!! Well done to you all Guys, a damn fine piece of music!!! Well worth the wait Dave??? I think so!!!! Rated Guys!!!!!!
I remember the original version, one of your best tracks. Think I like this version even more. The spaced out production gives it a kind of Titty Twister vibe. Good collab. Rated, Craig.
That percussion is just wild. Have no idea how Gavin did this. It definitely gives the ears a workout and the subject matter/lyrics are way too good. You always make me smile David except when you don't.....;-).
wat a great track my friends....energic, rated
Geez, David, I had just logged off when I noticed this upload at the top...saw the "featuring..." in the title and just had to come by for a listen...funny how little things catch one's eyes ;) Is this a re-mix of a track? Thought I recalled the "watch the shirt" line...a great line that sticks...nice story -telling, as usual...find your humour and slightly off-coloured and twisted slant on life well worth the listen...lots of smiles...and an Erik J " LMAO!"
OK, without the original to compare... I can only say that the mix and eq especially seems a lot better (stuff fits better, I think)...your vocal stands out a bit more here..always a good thing for me ;)...Drum part is lively and interesting...the opening caught my ear ;)......liked that sustained vocal descending slide on "Yellow...." funny !! "Watch the shirt!!" classic line LOL!
Very sweet collab gentlemen. Nice to hear a tune rise to another level. Superb!
The "and Company" indeed makes all the difference! I'm David Joel Carter, a songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma, pleased to meet ya! There's a solo piece or two of mine in here, but these are mostly collaborations with family and friends, local and in the UK. The "band" changes with almost every song, there's quite a bit of variety here, and some really amazing talent. Too many to mention, as I'd fear I would leave someone out, but one fellow I really must mention is the guy I go to on a regular basis for most of the lead guitar heard on these songs, Michael Round (mykyndryd).
Also gotta give a big shout-out to my wife Yvonne Carter, who not only puts up with having to listen to me work these tunes over and over, she's been known to jump in and add her charming vocals to a few of them.