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Author Topic: (2) Ahead of the game  (Read 17273 times)

Offlinejbaent

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2024, 11:20:44 AM »
Just a little song, nothing extraordinary for a single, it's ok, but just ok for me.
You might get lucky, now and then

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2024, 11:24:06 AM »
Have to wait until the evening.
Very excited. OK the first comments are not that overwhelming.
But hey finally new music.

I remember Redbud tree wasn't a burner too in 2012.
Beryl was cool in 2015
Good on you 2018 was also OK
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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2024, 11:29:18 AM »
I like it. It has lots of traces from previous albums. Very MK.

This one is kind of a mix between Beryl and Pulling down the ride.

I'm hearing traces of The Car Was The One (chords, melody).

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2024, 11:38:47 AM »
I like it. It has lots of traces from previous albums. Very MK.

This one is kind of a mix between Beryl and Pulling down the ride.

I'm hearing traces of The Car Was The One (chords, melody).

Me something related to "Pulling down the ride".
You might get lucky, now and then

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2024, 11:47:10 AM »
I like it. It has lots of traces from previous albums. Very MK.

This one is kind of a mix between Beryl and Pulling down the ride.

I'm hearing traces of The Car Was The One (chords, melody).

Me something related to "Pulling down the ride".

Yes, my thoughts also (pulling down the ride), same drum vibe.
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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2024, 12:04:29 PM »
It’s “fine”.

Nice little guitar lick but otherwise a bit ponderous.

They have made strange single choices in recent years so there will likely be better stuff on the album.

Yes certainly I also hope there is better material on there than this. Pretty boring to be honest. The riffs just going around and around.
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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2024, 12:11:48 PM »
Nice, not great, but a joy to hear new material. And already the fact that I like it more than Good On You, is enough for now.  ;)
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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2024, 12:13:34 PM »

Oh, I'm happy for the new music. I'm sure there will be several gems. But the whole thing still makes me a little emotional.

Oh yes, I have exactly the same feelings  :thumbsup

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2024, 12:22:18 PM »
Have to wait until the evening.
Very excited. OK the first comments are not that overwhelming.
But hey finally new music.

I remember Redbud tree wasn't a burner too in 2012.
Beryl was cool in 2015
Good on you 2018 was also OK

I would bet you will like it!  :wave

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2024, 12:26:34 PM »
The very first beginning sounds somewhat cut. Is it because it is ripped, or is this the official release? Could it be that it is connected to the song before and therefore sounds this strange?

Listening to it on my proper system now. I still like the vibe of the song. Although I understand the underwhelmed reations also.

I like his voice in this very, it is pure band, no gimmicks, the guitar sound is very nice and clear, there is a nice tremolo in the rhythmn guitar, the bass is cool, and Mark sounds as cool as always. Total trademark song. I guess this one could get a lot of radio airplay.

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2024, 12:29:53 PM »
The very first beginning sounds somewhat cut. Is it because it is ripped, or is this the official release? Could it be that it is connected to the song before and therefore sounds this strange?

Listening to it on my proper system now. I still like the vibe of the song. Although I understand the underwhelmed reations also.

I like his voice in this very, it is pure band, no gimmicks, the guitar sound is very nice and clear, there is a nice tremolo in the rhythmn guitar, the bass is cool, and Mark sounds as cool as always. Total trademark song. I guess this one could get a lot of radio airplay.

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I think it's connected to the previous song. Sounds like the last chord on an acoustic guitar.

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2024, 12:35:26 PM »
Just a little song, nothing extraordinary for a single, it's ok, but just ok for me.
Same here but glad we finally have something new!!

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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2024, 12:43:32 PM »
The very first beginning sounds somewhat cut. Is it because it is ripped, or is this the official release? Could it be that it is connected to the song before and therefore sounds this strange?

Listening to it on my proper system now. I still like the vibe of the song. Although I understand the underwhelmed reations also.

I like his voice in this very, it is pure band, no gimmicks, the guitar sound is very nice and clear, there is a nice tremolo in the rhythmn guitar, the bass is cool, and Mark sounds as cool as always. Total trademark song. I guess this one could get a lot of radio airplay.

LE

It's also on Spotify and Youtube, so there is no cut...
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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2024, 01:13:57 PM »

It's nothing but the hits in a room downtown
They're noisy as hell but nice
People don't usually get to play in there
More than a time or twice
You had you a regular spot
They were even advertising your name
Better than the usual thing you got
Staying just ahead of the game
Ahead of the game


And I can't tell you one thing new
About playing for the door
Some of my dreams back there too
With the sawdust on the floor
We're worn out and weary, all of us
But we know why we came
Banged up and battered like this old bus
Staying just ahead of the game
Ahead of the game


The sky's as big as nowhere
Which is where we've been
Left a dream behind there somewhere
You've got to have a dream


I gave your buddy a ride to the train
He was telling me he'd be back
It was a red light shining, love in vain
When we rolled across the tracks
Barista-bartender selling beat-up car
Needs a ticket for a bus or a plane
Singer-songwriter heading for home
Staying just ahead of the game
Ahead of the game


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Re: (2) Ahead of the game
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2024, 01:15:21 PM »
Thank you! Where did you find the lyrics?

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