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by Matt Granz and Baboon


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Song Information

Released: Nov 1, 2011 | 2:59 PM
Category: Rock
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3 [use AAC]
File Size: 2.91 MB

Plays: 1528
Downloads: 10
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Tuesday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
I came up with this song very suddenly while walking to work in San Francisco back in the spring of 2004. It was an unusual bright sunny day and I came up with the whole song start to end while walking by the old mansions that make up the section of the city which this song is named after.

The trouble was remembering the riffs and melody and lyrics through the coarse of the next ten hours while waiting on customers, before I could get home and flesh out everything.

Flash forward to last week: I haven't been doing much with music besides playing out with my band Punk Floyd, and I decided for kicks to fire up GarageBand. I found a demo of this song that Wakegirl Sarah and I were starting to work on before she moved out of the area, and I immediately heard Baboon's voice singing as I set tones to the guitar and bass. By chance he was asking if I had any new material we could do. The rest is as they say history.

Turn up your headphones as loud as they can go and prepare to be rocked fully.

Credits:

Baboon - Vocals, vocals and more vocals plus massive wailing harmonies, final mixing.
Matt Granz - composition and guitars plus bass, and drum loop assembly.

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Baboon Artist

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Matt--great original tune from you! I had a blast singing it. Recorded it in the car in my driveway at about 1am, heheh.
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6 years ago
eagle Artist

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Long time no see...Terrific work here.
Fine collab in all ways gents.
A~
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6 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Thanks eagle! Good to see you too!
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6 years ago
Dyl Artist

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Love those riffs and this beat and this singer ! Sounds mighty fine to me.
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6 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Thanks Dyl!
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Axelbreeze Artist

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This is freakin awesome, So much energy smiley. Baboon your vocals are awesome also you sound alot like Beatle128. Awesome job guys smiley
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6 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Thanks Axel! Babs is freaking awesome!
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6 years ago
MayBeHorizon Artist

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Nice to hear you boys with such a rocking tune.
smiley



> Sven
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6 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Hey Sven! Glad to hear from you! Thanks!
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6 years ago
Mungo Artist

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Awesome. It's like having Matthew Sweet join the Smithereens.
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6 years ago
that80sboy Artist

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it rawks as always....but that opening caught me by surprise....kept me hooked good thruout!....nice one guys! smiley
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6 years ago
vaporman Moderator

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Can't believe you remembered this whole thing through a whole ten hour shift. I have forgotten so many songs that way! Glad you did, though. You both sound great, as always!
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6 years ago
JHarley Artist

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Yikes - fantasmagorically fantastic!
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6 years ago
jkane Artist

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Yeah, I played it loud (a few times). You guys effin' rock!
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6 years ago
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@Mungo: Matthew Sweet and the Smithereens are top shelf in my iTunes Library. Thanks!
@that80sboy: Glad to hear it. Thanks!
@vaporman: I was amazed by it too. I haven't repeated that once since however. Thanks man!
@JHarley: Yeah! What you said! Thanks!
@jkane: Repeated plays make me very happy John. Thank my friend!
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6 years ago
Neumuzik Artist

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Damn good!
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6 years ago
Baboon Artist

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@JHarley thx for expounding in thread on one of your songs about EQ. I put the advice to work on this mix carving out an EQ dish for the vox to sit in (thx again)
Thx Dyl, Vap, Eagle, Axel, Maybe, Neu smiley
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pinkyrv Artist

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I can see the oil between glass lighting already. Great Tune!
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6 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Thx JK, Mungo, 80's!
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Baboon Artist

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@pinky yep it's got the hippy vibe smiley. Granz' guitar reminds me of Cream and Hendrix...need to find a pair of bellbottoms, heheh.
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@pinkyrv: Thanks my friend!
Latest Song: The Munsterz
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6 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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@Baboon: I was definitely trying to channel Cream era Clapton here. Glad to hear I came close! smiley
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Bachthoven Artist

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Great lyrics. Great vocals. Awesome song. Really enjoyed this.
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Matt Granz Artist

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@Bachthoven: Thanks! Baboon knocked it outta the park!
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borris Artist

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Believe me, my headphones can go crazy whippin' loud bro so, when I listened at full volume, this song kicked my head - bigtime! I love it. Great composition, guitar playing, drums, bass, and vocals!!! (Baboon). This came out really nice. I dig the semi-retro feel and the whole rocking' vibe. Yeah, yeah, oh yeah!

-borris

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6 years ago
DaveM Artist

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Short but sweet .... psychedelic rock vibe with a bit of punk thrown in for good measure. Love the guitar tones, very raw. Superb vocal from Frank. I love it !
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6 years ago
pharmakeus Artist

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Super guitars -- great riff! Big early 70s sound? Great singing too! Tight and punchy. Awesome track smiley
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Matt Granz Artist

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@borris: Dude! I can now retire after high praise like that!!!
@DaveM: Well described! Thanks my friend!
@pharmakeus: Many thanks man!

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6 years ago
JD Moderator

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I can't tell you guys how much I've enjoyed this!!!!!

REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE IT!!!!

So happy to hear you both again!
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pete Artist

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You guys kicked it on this one!
Serious hook on that guitar, nice! And Babs is throwing down some top notch vocals here. You guys are great!
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Baboon Artist

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Thx JD, Pharm, pete, Dave, Borris, Bach! Cheers.
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Baboon Artist

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"whippin' loud bro" hahahah...egggszellent
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Matt Granz Artist

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@Neumuzik:
@JD:
@pete:
@borris:

Thankls for the "whippin' loud" cool cat comments! You're all top shelf in my book!
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wakegirlsarah Artist

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Great twist on an old tune! I've always loved this one!
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6 years ago
nlsn Artist

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Great job you guys! @Baboon you might be familiar with these guys http://vimeo.com/blackcabsessions The car makes a great studio imho smiley
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SamPage Artist

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The vocals sound great, but they are too high in the mix for my tastes. This is reminiscent of Cream.
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6 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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@wakegirlsarah: It was a pleasure chatting with you here last night. We miss miss miss you! I'll be listening to your tracks very soon.
@nlsn: Babs has some stories to tell from his late night car studio sessions. I think someone should make a vid of him in the process.
@SamPage: Thanks for stopping by. I was indeed going for a Cream sound with the backing track.
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nlsn Artist

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@matt Granz What a great idea!!
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Matt Granz Artist

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@nlsn: I have them from time to time, but not as often as I think. KnowwhatImean?
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6 years ago
k6 Artist

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Yikes, I think I had flashbacks. Yeah, Hendrix, Cream, Blue Cheer. Lots of drive here. Good title, good lyrics, good music, good vocals and......SF Woods a nice part of town.
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Matt Granz Artist

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@k6: Flashbacks are fun! Thanks!
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OffspringOfMars Artist

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Love the psychedelic San Francisco sounds and evocative lyrics. Glad to hear the spirit of the '60s is till alive and well. Great job guys.
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@OffspringOfMars: (great name by the way!) Thanks! That's the vibe we were looking to send out.
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PaulWilkins Artist

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Terrific song. Very good live feel and playing. What fun this must have been to do. Well done
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Vixen Artist

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freakin brill listen...Babs you did a great job of the vocals...that tune is so catchy and the hook too, that I am gonna be humming it all day
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6 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Thx Silky, Vix smiley
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WRG Artist

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You guys kick ***. Its been a few years since I've been on. Glad to come back to this. Great tune!
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5 years ago
Baboon Artist

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the WRG!!! hey man smiley I still got your remastered album, what'd you ever do with those tunes? Will be good to hear some stuff from ya.
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LaFayette Artist

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Great collab, guys !

- LaFayette
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Matt Granz Artist

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Thanks @:LaFayette!
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Baboon Artist

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This is the best indie rock tune ever! High volume will melt your mind. Heheheh
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Lagusaya2 Artist

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Glad to read you have the same trouble remembering melodies and lyrics while going somewhere! I usually just slink away to a quet corder and record on GB on my iphone. That way I can still get the gist of the tune. I'm not worried about the lyric but if I lose a tune, it's hard to recall from memory.

Good song this one! The melody is attractive!

Stan
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3 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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@Lagusaya2: Thanks! Yeah, this song was written about twelve years ago. That's before I had a smart phone or handheld recording device. Not so sure I could still remember a melody all day, as well as lyrics, riffs and all. I got lucky.
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3 years ago
DUMPSTATION Artist

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I was born at St Francis Hospital.
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Baboon Artist

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So was I!
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