Middle Class Man (2ND ATTEMPT AT RE-DOING THE LEAD VOCAL)

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2018/11/18 22:26:39 (permalink)

Middle Class Man (2ND ATTEMPT AT RE-DOING THE LEAD VOCAL)

Here is some more social observation from the fictitious Freddy J and the Good Guys.  This time it is in support of the middle class men, women, boys, girls, and pets(?).  Again it is a bit tongue-in-cheek but I hope that you find it entertaining.
As always comments, suggestions, crit.'s, and donations (?) will be much appreciated.
 
MIDDLE CLASS MAN
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post edited by Freddy J - 2018/11/25 01:50:06
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    Wayfarer
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/19 02:02:31 (permalink)
     I really like that guitar Fred! Was that a reverse reverb? That's cheating.  I remember a tune the Dixie dregs recorded where Steve Morse actually composed a solo and then figured out how to play it backwards. So they flipped the tape around; he records the solo backwards, and when they flipped it back all the notes faded in like volume swells but even cooler. One day I'm gonna try that.
     
    And I can only hope to attain middle class status one day.
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/19 11:15:37 (permalink)
    Hi Freddy,
     
    Really like the energy and feel to this one.
     
    Great lyrics and idea for a song - vocals could be a bit clearer for me though. 
     
    Like the combination of main vocal and reply of backing vocals style to the song which works really well.
     
    Thanks for sharing.
     
    Good Job!
     
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/19 15:10:30 (permalink)
    Nice work Freddy as always.
    I second the above on the clarity.I understand the tune is kind of "trippy" though. I could make it all out if I listened closely. The efx you have going on do add to the tune though so I wouldn't ever take them out. 

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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/19 18:06:45 (permalink)
    Really cool song but too much and/or improper use of delay on the vocals.

    If you can't face the truth about your music.... well here you are!!! lol 
    And as I am... Can't spell, no grammar skills and lots of typos! That I am! and I speak my mind... 
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/19 20:30:03 (permalink)
    Your delay get in the way of some of your lyrics, man.  Other than that, it's a true rocker.
    Great reverse effect on the guitar solo.  I like the 60s feel on the overall tune.
     
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/20 12:01:55 (permalink)
    agree 100% with John B - I know the effect you are going for on the vox but there's too much and can't make out the lyric.
     
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/21 05:28:50 (permalink)
    Hello Wayfarer, Paul, Tim, FoggyMindTheBand, John B, and Daryl.  First of all, thanks to each of you for taking the time to listen and offer me your suggestions.  I thought that I would respond to all since there definitely a consensus that I used too much reverb (I can't help it -- I just love the stuff) and that the vocals should come forward a bit.  Since it was almost unanimous, I must have messed up on that accord.  Soooo,  I re-recorded the lead vocal.  I have to do that because I used my favourite FX box (Boss Digital Delay) and not a VST plug-in that I could just delete.  I do have to admit that it does sound better  --- hopefully, not too dry.  The timing is a wee bit better on the harmonies now also.
     
    BTW, I am not clever enough to use the trick that Wayfarer mentioned nor did i use reverse reverb.  I used my second favourite (or maybe it is a tie with the Boss) FX box my Zoom G1 set on Slow Attack probably setting S2 or S3.  It kind of slowly walks in to the note and does kind of give a reverse effect.
     
    Again, thanks for your suggestions and comments.  They were spot on and I appreciate it very much.
     
    Regards.
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/25 01:54:27 (permalink)
    My apologies for submitting yet another Re-Do for this song.  However, I listened to my 1st Re-Do and I really did not like it.  Soooo, I re-recorded it with just a wee, tiny, little bit of verb and put a wee, tiny, little bit more verbal animation in it.  I think that I'm more comfortable with this version.?!??
     
    Anyway, I submit this for your review.
     
    Thanks!!!
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/26 16:29:21 (permalink)
    That's a lot better. I can understand the words now. Before I couldn't quite make out all of them.
     
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/27 15:09:23 (permalink)
    Freddy for what it's worth I like a lot of reverb too. It sounded ok before this. You definitely improved it a lot here.

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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/27 18:14:34 (permalink)
    Freddy, third time's the charm. Sounds good and I really like the lyrics.

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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/11/29 08:56:11 (permalink)
    Hey, Freddy,
     
    How are you, buddy?  Hope you're doing great!
     
    Don't know how I missed this, but, I'm late to the party so I didn't hear the first two renditions.
     
    I really like this psychedelic" blues-a-billy" rocker a lot!  It's well written and performed, as always, clever lyrics and vocals, and your trademark Freddy guitar style shines through nicely!
     
    I think the reverb and delay worked well on the vocals, and I liked the reverse guitar swells strategically popping up here and there.
     
    Very cool song, Freddy, keep 'em coming, buddy!
     
    Have a good one,
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    Re: Middle Class Man 2018/12/06 19:07:30 (permalink)
    Hi Bill.  Thanks for re-listening and for commenting.  The vocals did give me a problem with this number.  I still am not 100% percent with this rendition but hopefully, this is indeed better.  Maybe I have reached the point where it is best to walk away from this song for a while and then come back to it.  Thanks again!!!
     
    Hi Tim.  Ya, I don't know what it is but I do like "'verby" vocals.  Maybe it dates back to when I was a wee bit of a lad and listened to the old rock 'n roll songs that were recorded in tiled rooms to get that echo-like sound.  Thanks again for re-listening and responding.
     
    Hello Bjorn.  Thanks!!!  I appreciate your taking time to listen and for your suggestions and support on this song.
     
    Hey Bob.  For a grouchy old man, I am doing well.  Thanks for your listening and for taking the time to comment on this song.  I very much appreciate it.  I took a quick look at your website and it looks like you have been very busy and added a lot!  I hope things are going well for you!!!
     
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