Your prized original compositions---post 'em

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  1. Neer

    Neer Supporting Member

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    I've written many tunes as composer/lyricist, but the ones I am most proud of were co-written with lyricist Bliss Blood. The thing that is worth mentioning about each of these songs was that they were completely improvised as chord melodies--I literally sat down with a cassette recorder and played these tunes spontaneously, melody and changes at once. There were very few revisions. A tape with about 10 of these improvs (all recorded on the same day) was given to Bliss and a week or 2 later she said, "We've got some songs, want to hear them?"

    They were written for an old-time Hawaiian string band fronted by 2 women.

    In my delusional mind, I thought this would be a hit.
    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/mdneer/the-moonlighters-every-little[/SOUNDCLOUD]

    Love the lyrics in this. From the perspective of a factory worker in a third world country.
    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/mdneer/the-moonlighters-dirt-road[/SOUNDCLOUD]

    This one was a bit more of a Jazz Noire, or Crime Jazz composition.
    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/mdneer/the-moonlighters-broken-doll[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
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    Man that first one is seriously great.
     
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    this is the best song i have written/recorded so far
    I did everything but play drums and sing
    thanks for looking - David
     
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    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    This is probably the best 3 minute rock song I ever wrote. The recording is 6 years old. It was always a crowd favorite when I played it in my last original band. I was really into Muse/Queens of the Stoneage at the time. It's funny because I am light years better as a player/singer and a musician now, but I don't write songs or melodies much anymore. Irony.

    http://elliotgreymusic.com/music/Scorch.mp3
     
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    rah3 Gold Supporting Member

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    Neer,
    Great compositions. I just happened to be in Maui at the moment, so the first tune is really vibing with the atmosphere here in Haiku. Thanks for posting your compositions.
    -RAH3
     
  7. Dave Klausner

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    Here are a couple of songs from my long abandoned project with my wife. The first one is a chord progression I had been goofing around with for a while, and I really like the vocal melody she came up with. The second one was our first collaboration, and I think it has a pretty organic feel to it - it wasn't so much composed as just improvised and evolved.

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=7228558

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10665717
     
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    I enjoyed your material! Thanks for posting, Neer!

    And same goes for everyone else. Talent abounds!
     
  9. Motterpaul

    Motterpaul Tone is in the Ears

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    A couple of mine.... I composed, played, recorded & mixed everything here...

    This one was recording digitally on an 8-bit "box recorder" than transferred to protool for mixing...

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/paulmotter/statelinehighway[/SOUNDCLOUD]

    This one was recording on 8-track, and there is noticable hum in the beginning which I have not yet chopped but it goes away when the track starts (compression of the master made it worse).

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/paulmotter/flying[/SOUNDCLOUD]

    This one one of my first all Protools recordings (here at home) - no vocals, but I think it shows clever horn arrangements & keyboard playing...

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/paulmotter/badgirl[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
  10. Chrome Dinette

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    Nice clips, Neer. I saw the Pain Teens once and had no idea Bliss Blood did anything else.






    Anyway, here are a couple of mine:



    Flu Factory, lyrics inspired by a tv news blurb about "A HOUSE THAT MAKES YOU SICK!" I imagine it was a story about black mold or something, but we took it to mean a house that was built wrong in such a way that it ruined your life, sort of the opposite of feng shui.
    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/microwaves-1/03-flu-factory[/SOUNDCLOUD]


    Executive Indecision, lyrics are nothing special, but this stands out for being played on a guitar with all strings tuned to A, though not all the same octave.
    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/microwaves-1/executive-indecision[/SOUNDCLOUD]


    Virus, this was always one of my favorite to play live, though we haven't done it in quite some time.
    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/microwaves-1/04-virus[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
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    Man, these are seriously great.

    here is an old, sad one of mine: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/69986/gone.mp3
     
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    I'm really enjoying these clips, everyone. Thanks!
     
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    Here are a couple of mine:

    Ain't Supposed to be Pretty - A country tune that has been very kind to me over the years:

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/kidcosmic/aaron-cheney-aint-supposed-to/s-dYqaM[/SOUNDCLOUD]



    Space Love Navigator - a quirky funk-ish tune that I wrote just for the fun of it not too long ago:

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/kidcosmic/aaron-cheney-space-love/s-raipC[/SOUNDCLOUD]


    There are a bunch of others on the "My Website" link below.
     
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  16. Lemon Crush

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    I've always been proud of these

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/lemoncrush/taj-mahal[/SOUNDCLOUD]

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/lemoncrush/she-loves[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
  17. monty

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    My favorites always seem to be written with a heavy heart.
    Not much of a singer, these demos were done in my kitchen on a zoom 8 track.
    Meissa-http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=4218220
    Happy-http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=4773763

    Having trouble with the Meissa link but it is there on my page.
     
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    MjCartney Neo-Maxi Zoom Dweebie Silver Supporting Member

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    I wrote some birthday songs for family members that turned out kinda cool. They're
    all quick and dirty, I wrote as I was recording and didn't try to fix 'em.

    This one is my favorite. It's power-poppy, has a sample from Despicable Me in it, and I tried to emulate Living Colour era Vernon Reid on the solo. It's on ReverbNation, so you'll need to have a flash player if you want to listen.

    Anna

    I think you can download in MP3 format with this link if the above doesn't work for you:
    http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/997404#
     
  20. Ben R

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    Hi everyone. Great thread. Excellent work by everyone who posted songs and pieces of music here. Sincerely, good job by all.

    I suppose, I’ll contribute some of my stuff. These are all a little older. I’ve been busy the last few years playing in cover gigs and haven’t completed original work in a while. I’ve got some newer unfinished stuff, which I think will sound better than all of this. But, these are decent enough to put here, I guess. Anyway, these are all original songs. I wrote them (music and lyrics), performed every instrument (with the exception of “Same Time”, where I did most of it), sang them (lead and backing vocals), recorded them at home, & produced them. Here’s few…

    “Let’s Walk Away” - It's obviously about a guy who has had enough of his woman's nonsense. It was inspired by the situation that a friend of mine was in a few years ago…
    [soundcloud] http://soundcloud.com/benjamin-rowlett/lets-walk-away [/soundcloud]

    “Hey Bartender” - It's a song about a guy who wants to talk to a beautiful woman in a bar and decides to buy her a drink to break the ice…
    [soundcloud] http://soundcloud.com/benjamin-rowlett/hey-bartender [/soundcloud]

    “Will You Find Me?” - I wrote this song after the death of my best friend. He was dying of an inoperable brain tumor. Just before his passing, I got the chance to have time alone with him to say goodbye. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. This song is about that experience…
    [soundcloud] http://soundcloud.com/benjamin-rowlett/will-you-find-me [/soundcloud]

    “Same Time” - With a little help from my brother-in-law, I wrote the music. I also wrote the lyrics, sang the vocals, performed the lead guitar, performed one of the rhythm guitars, performed the bass, arranged the song, recorded it, & produced it. The subject matter of the lyrics speaks for itself…
    [soundcloud] http://soundcloud.com/benjamin-rowlett/same-time [/soundcloud]

    “The Greatest” - The song is basically about me thanking my wife for bringing my daughter into the world…
    [soundcloud] http://soundcloud.com/benjamin-rowlett/the-greatest [/soundcloud]

    “Neglected Soul” - It's a song about the dilemma of believing in religion. You really want to. But, you're conflicted about it because of everything you see and experience in life. It's about a person who wants answers, but is skeptical about what to believe…
    [soundcloud] http://soundcloud.com/benjamin-rowlett/neglected-soul [/soundcloud]

    “Everlasting Dance” - The lyrics are about a man watching ghosts having a formal dance in an abandoned building. It's a concept about the possibility of people still trying to fight loneliness and capture the joys of life after they're no longer alive…
    [soundcloud] http://soundcloud.com/benjamin-rowlett/everlasting-dance [/soundcloud]

    “Traction” - The song was written (quite a while ago) about things that annoy me, including my frustration with how ridiculous and annoying pop culture can sometimes be…
    [soundcloud] http://soundcloud.com/benjamin-rowlett/traction [/soundcloud]

    .
     
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