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Old 03-10-2023, 08:35 AM   #301
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Re: Monsters

havent listened yet to this tune as was waiting for the release but if its being released officially on Sirius tonight i will check it out then. excited to hear based on this thread
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  • Old 03-11-2023, 10:15 PM   #302
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    Great song.
    Enough said
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    Old 03-12-2023, 10:14 AM   #303
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    Enough said
    I’m not hearing what makes this great. Some of the lyrics that are impressive to others seem average to me. It’s catchy though, I’ll give it that. I’m hoping that with the full band, it develops more.
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    Old 03-12-2023, 12:07 PM   #304
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    This is what passes for "great" nowadays lol
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    Old 03-12-2023, 12:14 PM   #305
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    I don't generally care about the lyrics unless they are cringey. The lyrics are fine and the song sounds good to me. I'm looking forward to hearing the band on this.
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    Old 03-12-2023, 12:20 PM   #306
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    I think people generally say it’s great because it’s a return to Dave’s natural vocal range and it’s just nice on the ears. I say it’s solid.
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    Old 03-13-2023, 11:12 PM   #307
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    I think people generally say itís great because itís a return to Daveís natural vocal range and itís just nice on the ears. I say itís solid.
    Exactly what I was thinking
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    Old 03-14-2023, 01:57 PM   #308
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    Listening to the D&T tape, song has so much potential. Chorus is great and verses again just feel uninspired. Another song with ď1,2,3Öcounting cards, pick up stickĒ just bleh. Canít wait to hear it with the full band. I want Jeff to rip a sweet solo after Dave is done singing but Iím sure itíll be a Buddy or Rashawn solo -_-
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    Old 03-14-2023, 02:16 PM   #309
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    Listening to the D&T tape, song has so much potential. Chorus is great and verses again just feel uninspired. Another song with ď1,2,3Öcounting cards, pick up stickĒ just bleh. Canít wait to hear it with the full band. I want Jeff to rip a sweet solo after Dave is done singing but Iím sure itíll be a Buddy or Rashawn solo -_-
    I think no solo is much more likely.
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    Old 03-14-2023, 02:18 PM   #310
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    Listening to the D&T tape, song has so much potential. Chorus is great and verses again just feel uninspired. Another song with ď1,2,3Öcounting cards, pick up stickĒ just bleh. Canít wait to hear it with the full band. I want Jeff to rip a sweet solo after Dave is done singing but Iím sure itíll be a Buddy or Rashawn solo -_-

    If they put a Buddy solo at the end in the style of ToT I'm done with this band




    For like a half hour
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    Old 03-16-2023, 10:02 AM   #311
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    This song very much has a Tom Petty feel to it where itís just easy and pleasant to listen to (thatís a compliment) but you canít quite pinpoint why. Canít wait for studio version. I can picture the band doing a lot with it but I get the feeling it will be very bare on the album (based on nothing)
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    Old 03-16-2023, 10:11 AM   #312
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    I especially like the 2nd chorus. It seems to pack more of a punch.
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    Old 03-16-2023, 10:55 AM   #313
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    I like the song, but the lyrics and delivery of the “the devil wants your soul but Jesus saves” line feels real forced and lazy, made worse by the fact that it’s repeated.

    Also I’ve found that when this song plays in my head, it always morphs into the bridge of Up and Away without me realizing it.
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    Old 03-16-2023, 12:12 PM   #314
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    If they put a Buddy solo at the end in the style of ToT I'm done with this band




    For like a half hour
    haha I just wish they would diversify their solo slots. It's everyone BUT Jeff, which in my opinion helps maintain that true DMB sound of the sax. Sax has been an after thought the last 5 years which just sucks. Tim and Buddy are great, but they don't need to have EVERY single solo for these songs
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    Old 03-16-2023, 12:36 PM   #315
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    haha I just wish they would diversify their solo slots. It's everyone BUT Jeff, which in my opinion helps maintain that true DMB sound of the sax. Sax has been an after thought the last 5 years which just sucks. Tim and Buddy are great, but they don't need to have EVERY single solo for these songs



    OATB - features Jeff
    WATM - features Jeff
    MME - features Jeff

    I think these newer songs show a clear intention to get him more involved than CT, whether it be as a solo night to night or written part
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    Old 03-16-2023, 12:36 PM   #316
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    Also Iíve found that when this song plays in my head, it always morphs into the bridge of Up and Away without me realizing it.
    Yeah, this happens to me too.
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    Old 03-16-2023, 11:14 PM   #317
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    I especially like the 2nd chorus. It seems to pack more of a punch.
    You can definitely feel the lift when they swap the chorus lines in the 2nd chorus. My favorite part so far is the 2nd verse into 2nd chorus.
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    Old 03-17-2023, 12:12 PM   #318
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    Re: Monsters

    Just listened to this one for the first time. I got a weird indirect evolution of "Toy Soldiers" vibe off of it.
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    Old 03-17-2023, 01:36 PM   #319
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    ^ Good ear. It sounds like a similar progression for the verse in Monsters but at double-time compared to TS. Combine that w/ the toy soldiers lyric, and you do have to wonder...
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    Old 03-17-2023, 01:38 PM   #320
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    Old 03-19-2023, 05:36 PM   #321
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    I like the song, and definitely am interested to hear the full band studio cut. Only problem is that I wish it was longer. Song ends too soon for me. So this really scares me about the 4 unheard tunes. Especially the 3 that are only 2 min. and some change.

    I'm not saying you can't make good short songs. But as we've all discussed, short songs have never been DMB's forte. And if they are decent, I'm sure I'll still wish they were longer, like I wish Monsters was.
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    Old 03-19-2023, 05:44 PM   #322
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    Dave’s strumming pattern is exactly the same as VITR.
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    Old 03-19-2023, 09:10 PM   #323
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    Daveís strumming pattern is exactly the same as VITR.
    Now it makes sense why I like this song so much...To me it's VITR + Up & Away.

    Beginning def has the VITR vibe...the second half = "Killer's Eyes...and Painted Faces" section gives me the Up & Away vibe

    Overall it's a nice tune with D&T...Full band studio should hopefully deliver the goods.
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    Old 03-20-2023, 09:48 AM   #324
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    I like the song, and definitely am interested to hear the full band studio cut. Only problem is that I wish it was longer. Song ends too soon for me. So this really scares me about the 4 unheard tunes. Especially the 3 that are only 2 min. and some change.

    I'm not saying you can't make good short songs. But as we've all discussed, short songs have never been DMB's forte. And if they are decent, I'm sure I'll still wish they were longer, like I wish Monsters was.
    Yup, this.
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    Old 03-20-2023, 10:47 AM   #325
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    Yup, this.
    I love the "Killers eyes and painted faces..." part, and feel like they should return to that section a second time before the song ends, but alas, it ends pretty soon after that.
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    Old 03-20-2023, 07:59 PM   #326
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    Monsters is a cool little song. I'm sure the studio version will be colorful and fun. Nothing classic or anything but a cool tune
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    Old 03-21-2023, 09:52 AM   #327
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    I think it's a forgettable song personally. Maybe the album version will change my perspective.
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    Old 03-21-2023, 12:24 PM   #328
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    I love the "Killers eyes and painted faces..." part, and feel like they should return to that section a second time before the song ends, but alas, it ends pretty soon after that.
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    Old 03-21-2023, 12:39 PM   #329
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    I’ve been messing around with it on guitar, and the first chord is pretty much the first/intro Captain chord without the 9
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