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I'm traveling for work and happened to be near-ish Muscle Shoals, Alabama. I knew there was music history here but had to take an extra day, make the drive, and check it out. If you dig music from the 60's and the 70's (Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones, Duane Allman, Wilson Picket, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, etc.) and you are near here I highly recommend touring both FAME studios and the 3614 Jackson Highway. It is hallowed ground.
Here is a trailer for a 2013 documentary about the place:
Dudes/Dudettes, This is really good.
I love the verses, and I really like the guitar work underneath the chorus. I wish the chorus vocals had two things:
1) more oomph
2) perhaps had a second half with lyrics different from the first
The use of the echo on the word 'gray' works very well - makes me think of Kenny Wayne Sheppard Blue on Black in terms of 'echo use'
The solo/guitar break is proper prog - reminding me of one of my favorite bands: RUSH!
The outro is freaking brilliant!!
Quirky, fun tune with some clever turns of phrase. I don't think the lyrics are mindless at all. Not every song has to be about the meaning of life!
As far as the singing goes, it conveys the tune reasonably well now. That being said, they are pitchy, and the timing needs a bit of honing. Find the melody on a guitar or keyboard, and sing along with it to lock the notes into your head. After that, a bit more performance and listening to it back should resolve most of your timing issues. Then, you should be go to go; you just need a bit more practice to perfect it. Anyway, this is what I do. I SING but I am not a VOCALIST if that makes any sense. These 'tricks' helped me sing my songs better.
I am not sure what to make of this. It does have a certain charm.
With the minimal accompaniment, the vocals should be clear and intelligible. Right now, they just are not. Without the lyric sheet I can't make out most of the words. I realize the overdone effects are an artistic decision for this tune, but you need to craft them better. I would experiment with delays, and use less reverb to achieve this. The guitar is WAY too bright.
With a bit of tweaking, this could be very cool.