eablock / Eric Block 4yr+9mo ago
Looking for male vocalist to sing in the style of Donald Fagen or Randy Newman or someone else who can "do ironic" for my latest song, "Lemmings Are Beautiful." Take a listen and let me know if you think this is up your alley.


     

6 people like this: HammondLesliePlayer, thombrawley, MarkFulwiderStudio, LooknGlass, xd238, xvpusw

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xd238   commented 4yr+9mo ago


I love stuff like this. A big hit when I was growing up was "Werewolves of London", loved that tune, and all of the Randy Newman stuff. "Short People". This stuff all charted at that time. Saw Steely Dan a few years back so I am a fan of that stuff as well Seems radio doesnt have room for irony anymore. People dont seem to want to think. Which is exactly what this song is about. Nice work!

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eablock   commented 4yr+9mo ago


Thanks xd238. We live in strange times.

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xd238   commented 4yr+9mo ago


"Marching morons" - a related sci-fi story published in 1951 http://mysite.du.edu/~treddell/3780/Kornbluth_The-Marching-Morons.pdf

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LooknGlass   commented 4yr+9mo ago


If I could sing, I would do it. I'm a Randy Newman fan myself. I wrote "She's Goin Ballistic" under his inspiration. I hope you find someone, you got a good tune going here.

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eablock   commented 4yr+9mo ago


Thank you!

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MarkFulwiderStudio   commented 4yr+9mo ago


Wow! This is really cool! The vocals seem fine to me! Just looking for a different feel? I can kinda hear the autotuning in the VOX occasionally, but it isn't really a bad effect....actually kinda cool! Are you sure you want new/different vocals? Maybe just do some heavy VOX layering? Blessings!

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eablock   commented 4yr+9mo ago


Thanks VTM. If all else fails I'll put down a new vocal myself but I'd rather not. I'm not happy with the tone of my vocal and I had to Melodyne the crap out of the performance to follow the melody. Not a fan of the resulting artifacts although I know people have gotten used to the sound of autotuning. I'm hoping someone can carry the tune better than I can with some restrained irony (maybe until the final verse/pre-chorus where some real venom can spill out. Anyhow, you never know what works till you hear it.

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HammondLesliePlayer   commented 4yr+9mo ago


Huge Dan fan here, I'd give it a shot with the Fagen vocals. Do you have the instrumental track?

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eablock   commented 4yr+9mo ago


Hi Hammond: Absolutely! I'm uploading mix minus vocal" and "vocal only" tracks. These are mp3s but I can supply wav files instead if you prefer.