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A song from 1979. Elvis Costello, from his 3rd album ‘Armed Forces’. Inspired by the rise of the National Front and the Quisling Clinic in Wisconsin. Elvis recorded his vocal after a “night of carousing”. Original Produced by Nick Lowe. This version performed and produced by Steve Keith at Baselines Designs Studio.

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This is a little different from the Jazz/fusion stuff of late Steve. Mix works well here on the Adams. :) 

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Hi Steve

Very different and I like it. haven't listened to the original in years!

Thought the synth at 1.45 was a bit too loud and drowned out the vocals a bit.

apart from that, cool

Nigel

 

 

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6 hours ago, Wookiee said:

This is a little different from the Jazz/fusion stuff of late Steve. Mix works well here on the Adams. :) 

Thanks for listening Wookiee - I see you are posting some of your gems on Bandlab as well - cool.  I started putting up a few again as well.

Steve

 

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5 hours ago, jack c. said:

voice and music needs be lined up more.jack c.

Hi Jack - I sang along with Elvis on that one, so I think it is pretty close.  Where do you hear things that need to be lined up? - always interested in making things better.

Steve

 

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27 minutes ago, Bajan Blue said:

Hi Steve

Very different and I like it. haven't listened to the original in years!

Thought the synth at 1.45 was a bit too loud and drowned out the vocals a bit.

apart from that, cool

Nigel

 

 

Thanks for commenting Nigel.  I was a huge Elvis Costello fan back then, but it's been a while since I pulled out those old albums.  I really liked Imperial Bedroom a lot at the time, but I don't know if that one has aged well.  I always enjoyed his wordplay.

Steve

 

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2 hours ago, steve@baselines.com said:

Where do you hear things that need to be lined up?

the feel is loose to me ears.play song with metronome see if ya hear it?jack c.

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huge elvis costello fan....what an interesting song to cover....your version sounds sonically better than his while remaining pretty faithful to the arrangements which were really a cool gumbo of melodies and riffs....great job on a great song 🎶🎵🎵🎶

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9 hours ago, Larry T. said:

huge elvis costello fan....what an interesting song to cover....your version sounds sonically better than his while remaining pretty faithful to the arrangements which were really a cool gumbo of melodies and riffs....great job on a great song 🎶🎵🎵🎶

Thanks Larry - he sure did some great songs with very interesting melodies and lyrics.  

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I have to admit I'm not an Elvis Costello fan, as in I own no vinyl, cassettes or CDs.
So I had to look it up on YT.

You nailed it!

t

the only thing you lacked was that all-nighter grit in the vocal 🙃

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21 hours ago, DeeringAmps said:

I have to admit I'm not an Elvis Costello fan, as in I own no vinyl, cassettes or CDs.
So I had to look it up on YT.

You nailed it!

t

the only thing you lacked was that all-nighter grit in the vocal 🙃

Hi!  Thanks for listening and leaving some feedback.  Yes, I tried having a couple of shots before singing it but all it did was make me tired LOL!

Steve

 

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Cool! Back to the seventies.

Great job. Well done version sounds good. 

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That's a quirky song, quite Elvis, it wasn't one I'd heard before so thanks for that! I like everything about your mix with the exception of the vocals being masked a bit when that synth comes over them - you might volume automate the synth down a tad when the words are coming (you may have already done that?)  . . . I like how open and natural sounding the mix is.

and well done on the vocals as well . . .

long live the other King!

 

cheers,

-Tom

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21 hours ago, PhonoBrainer said:

That's a quirky song, quite Elvis, it wasn't one I'd heard before so thanks for that! I like everything about your mix with the exception of the vocals being masked a bit when that synth comes over them - you might volume automate the synth down a tad when the words are coming (you may have already done that?)  . . . I like how open and natural sounding the mix is.

and well done on the vocals as well . . .

long live the other King!

 

cheers,

-Tom

Thanks for the feedback Tom - I know that I am not a proficient singer, so I tend to try and hide it a little if I can.  I have to do a lot of work to get them even to the point of being acceptable!

Steve

 

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