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Old 11-06-2021, 11:31 PM   #121
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Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

Excellent riffage, dig the song structure, don’t love the vocals and lyrics but overall I think I like it.
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    Was just about to comment exactly the same, I like this song but love the fact that Dave is belting something out in range and not struggling into falsetto like he has done.
    This song also feels a lot more full band than just something Dave cooked up and they are adding some layers over it, will be cool with a better outro

    Yeah, the biggest thing I like about this song vocally is that he isn't purposely scooping and sliding into notes, I prefer being right on the note and being accurate. What he does at the beginning of WATM is intentional but I find it a bit distracting and unnecessary, love WATM though.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 12:50 AM   #123
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    Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

    I really enjoyed it live. I picture some kind of movie seen in slow motion where the hero and villain are going at it and this is being played behind it. Wild.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 01:05 AM   #124
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    Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

    Dave's vocal inflection during the "is this real, is this make believe" and "like a train blowing full speed ahead" is as good as he's ever done.

    The chorus needs work, the backup vocals need to vanish (and maybe thats a product of the recording)

    The riff is great, and the middle eastern sound is DMB.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 01:16 AM   #125
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    Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

    Anyone know if there were any differences between last nights and tonightís versions?
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    Old 11-07-2021, 01:20 AM   #126
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    Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

    The melody of the chorus of this and WATM are very similar.

    I'm afraid, can't lie, mama said baby don't you cry

    It was blue, it was red, found a new door inside of my head
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    Old 11-07-2021, 01:07 AM   #127
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    Can go so hard vocally when you are in a comfortable range, wish he'd belt on Seek Up like he did in Gorge '02 which I love and has no notes he has to reach for
    100 percent. Well said.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 04:01 AM   #128
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    Dave's vocal inflection during the "is this real, is this make believe" and "like a train blowing full speed ahead" is as good as he's ever done.

    The chorus needs work, the backup vocals need to vanish (and maybe thats a product of the recording)

    The riff is great, and the middle eastern sound is DMB.
    Maybe Iím in the minority here. I like the backup vocals on the chorus. Gives the band a fresh feel this album so far.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 08:10 AM   #129
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    What I want is a Seek Up esque intro with that riff being repeated and Jeff getting in some soprano solo action.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 09:19 AM   #130
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    Reminds me a lot of some of jeff coffins tunes on ďdream shantiĒ which makes me think he had something to do with the musical aspect of it.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 09:23 AM   #131
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    Yeah, the biggest thing I like about this song vocally is that he isn't purposely scooping and sliding into notes, I prefer being right on the note and being accurate. What he does at the beginning of WATM is intentional but I find it a bit distracting and unnecessary, love WATM though.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 09:40 AM   #132
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    I quoted wrong thing, total mess. Don't post while excited about new song.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 10:44 AM   #133
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    Anyone know if there were any differences between last nights and tonightís versions?
    There is a YouTube video. Nothing different really. Maybe more polished.
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    Old 11-07-2021, 12:55 PM   #134
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    Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

    Been giving this quite a few listens after hearing it on the Sirius stream Friday night. Still a big fan of this track, we've all been wanting them to head back in this direction so I'm thrilled they're doing it here. I think I still slightly prefer WATM, but there's definitely potential for MME to be the superior track. WATM is pretty well fleshed out as a live song at this point where MME could still improve, especially if they let Jeff cook on the outro instead of the somewhat hard stop. I don't love the lyrics in the first verse, but that's a minor gripe. Great track overall, excited to hear it grow and eventually hear the studio track, hopefully with strings!
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    Old 11-07-2021, 07:09 PM   #135
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    Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

    any columbus sirius dwlds yet?
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    Old 11-07-2021, 07:27 PM   #136
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    Old 11-07-2021, 07:46 PM   #137
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    Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

    Best new song in a long long time!
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    Old 11-07-2021, 08:15 PM   #138
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    Old 11-07-2021, 09:07 PM   #139
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    Re: Madmanís Eyes (New Song)

    The cadence of the chorus is cool, but the chorus lyrics are still kinda late-career Dave, which is to say, pretty meh
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    Old 11-07-2021, 10:16 PM   #140
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    My favorite part is the breakdown between verse and chorus not sure what it would be called may just be the second half of each verse. Music sounds really good and can hear space for some real dark strings behind it.

    It’s each of these:
    Is this real? Is this make believe? You'd think we'd know how everything’s supposed to be. Like a train blowin’ full speed ahead, can’t hear what you’re sayin' when everybody's screamin’.

    We live as if our hands are tied, is it really hard to do what we know is right? To protect the things that we hold dear must we do things that we should never forgive?

    Run and hide and don’t ask why nobody sees the look in his eyes. When it’s too late to untwist the knife, how do we face hatred with love inside us?
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    Old 11-07-2021, 10:32 PM   #141
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    The cadence of the chorus is cool, but the chorus lyrics are still kinda late-career Dave, which is to say, pretty meh
    Agreed

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    Old 11-07-2021, 11:07 PM   #142
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    Love the reviews of this song, excited to finally give it a listen
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    Old 11-07-2021, 11:35 PM   #143
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    Anyone know if there were any differences between last nights and tonightís versions?
    Felt like a slower build up into the first verse, also seemed like a bit of a mistake at the end Carter kept playing a bit.
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    Old 11-08-2021, 12:20 AM   #144
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    You know, I was ready to fault them for going back to the "vaguely Middle Eastern" well, but..... got'damn that works. This is a great track!
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    Anybody tabbed this out yet?
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    been a long time since the entire board loved a new song. I only wish we had some live strings, I assume if this hits an album we will but will be a whole orchestra.
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    Old 11-08-2021, 08:46 AM   #147
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    been a long time since the entire board loved a new song. I only wish we had some live strings, I assume if this hits an album we will but will be a whole orchestra.
    I think Bismarck was the last song that got this type of consensus initially.
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    A better outro, and a jam/solo section.
    For me I think it just feels too "empty" on the staccato, riffing portions. Strings there would fill the Boyd gap on this one. Last Stop and Minarets have a driving motion to them where this one is more stop and go; it's missing the groove those other songs sink into, for lack of a better description.

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    I think Bismarck was the last song that got this type of consensus initially.
    If somehow Bismarck could make this album whoooo boy MME, WATM and B would be the best three songs on an album alone since Busted Stuff.

    Broken Things, Snow Outside and a combo of BBN/Riff/Rooftop/DS would be the trio it would be passing IMO.
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    Just a few things I heard differently, in bold....



    I think that this song (at least on the surface) is about gun control, but it could be interpreted like others said to be about divides in society in general.
    It's similar in overarching intended theme to Come Tomorrow just much much better execution.
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