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album art Brenda (You've Changed Your Name)
by Matt Granz


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Released: Oct 1, 2015 | 5:41 AM
Category: Rock
Application: ProTools
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .m4a (AAC)
File Size: 3.89 MB

Plays: 1243
Downloads: 11
Weekly Plays: 3
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Thursday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
This cow bell is for you!

A song about a friend that went through some changes. I'm still getting used to it.

File under Retro Post Punk Pop Glam Rock

Everything but drums by me.
Drums by Skip Havorka
Recorded at Great Magnet, Santa Rosa

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vaporman Moderator

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Catchy tune. This will stick with me for a while. I know you work hard, but you make it seem so completely effortless. Love the dynamic changes and the cowbell!
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2 years ago
vaporman Moderator

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Also like the retro post punk glam pop classification. I hear bits of influence from Iggy, T-Rex, Bowie, Boomtown Rats and Rainbow in this.
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2 years ago
Dyl Artist

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Really cool, Matt. I had to listen -also- to the old version you posted here 10 (yes, ten) years ago... Like'em both but the sound and mix/prod on this new baby is fab. Love your noise.
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2 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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@vaporman: Yes, always good to have more cowbell. Funny thing is, the only influence I can hear in this for melody, production, attack and content is the Kinks. I like your list however, and others on another website have quoted the same.
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Matt Granz Artist

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@Dyl: Yeah, ten freaking years! Where has the time gone? I wanted to get this song into a studio immediately back then. The plans of mice and men. It's almost four years since I uploaded a song here. I have another one in the works. Hopefully it will post soon.
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2 years ago
becwil Moderator

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Way cool!!! What a great new retro sound. Hip shaking. Grand!
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2 years ago
KCsGROOVE Artist

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cool, high energy piece!
dig the guitarwork and vocals
more cowbell smiley
KC
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2 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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@becwil: Thanks! Still the same old me, only now a bit more hi fi and with real drums.
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@KCsGROOVE: Glad you enjoy it. There's always more room for cowbell.
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2 years ago
that80sboy Artist

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i used to have a girl friend named Brenda....now SHE would have been great song material smiley
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that80sboy Artist

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....and coooool tune by the way....think I've heard this somewhere else before
..haha
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Matt Granz Artist

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@that80sboy: You may dedicate this to your friend. I think you may have heard this somewhere else. Some place that has a face and a book?
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2 years ago
sammydix Artist

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hadn't heard you in forever, didn't even know you were still "around." sounding strong as ever.
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2 years ago
jibes Artist

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Great song and so well done!!!
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2 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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@sammydix: Yeah, I've been focusing on my photography profession, so the music took a bit of a backseat. My iMac also died and I decided to go PC (I know) so I no longer have GarageBand. I now however have a little money to get into the studio with and show everyone that not everything I do is lo-fi. The last thing I posted to iComp was with the Longlines two years ago. Yeah, it's been a while.
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Matt Granz Artist

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@jibes: Thanks! I'm having fun.
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dirigent Artist

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I'm having fun, too ...

Love the cowbell part smiley
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Matt Granz Artist

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@dirigent: That's the idea! Fun! Thanks!
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sammydix Artist

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I'm also on PC, but some of my best friends are mac users, heh.
Good to see and hear you back.
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Matt Granz Artist

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@sammydix: If I ever get a firewire card installed I'm coming straight to you for advice. Glad to be back.
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2 years ago
Barretok Artist

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This is very cool. I was just listening to Bowie on YouTube and I see how it does have some of that. Anyway it is a great song for a come back!!
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Brenda's name may have changed... but one thing that hasn't change is El Granzo still knows how to rock! I love the part at 0:40 and 1:30 best. Great vocal take too... struck me as having an ambivalent sort of Scott Weiland quality to it in some parts.
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2 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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@Barretok: Great to hear from you as I post my first song in several years! Bowie? I'll take that.
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2 years ago
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@KeithPetrower: Well, my main change is that I hardly record anything any more. That said, I'm trying to change it. Fun being back in a real studio. My engineer has ears that go for miles. Interesting, your reference. I was going For Ray Davies, but now can hear your Scott Weiland now that you've said it. Basically, I'm just trying to essentially stay in tune is all.
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The man is back with turbo-style!
Great energy and delivery, and very catchy too.
Just so good to to see you getting back into the saddle. smiley
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@artnero: Glad to be back. I'm a little disappointed at iCompositions in it's current state. Still will share here. I have another song in the process. Hopefully I will be able to show it off soon.
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If I were Brenda, I would have changed my name to Bredna. I’m always flipping ns and ds like that. We had a dog named Fender, and I always called him Fedner. Oh, wait… you did a new song! ha…

Love the backing vocs, and the overall “bite” production… but I especially dig YOUR vocal. Killer ending too. BREDNA!
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borris Artist

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BTW: The lyrics are great! Humor with seriocity. √

…and I almost forgot, THE INTRO KILLS!
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zefif Artist

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that was cool dude !

I wonder if you were a bit angry when designing this tune because I can feel a special vibration...
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Matt Granz Artist

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@borris: Like yeah, Like wow, I can see it, yeah. The d and the n and the configurations. Trippy. Now I'm hungry for Bread. Nah! Good to see you here. The clown prince of cool at iComp. I wholly dig you man.
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@zefif: I'm my happiest as I write a song. I was especially happy with this one because it all came at once. I like an edge and that's what you are probably hearing. Even my love ballads have an edge. I think I crave the edge.
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LOVE!!
LOVE!!!
LOVE!!!!!
And the bass is perfect for this too! smiley
Glad to have you back in the groove Matt!
Truly a great, catchy song! This just made me want to do some long overdue exploring on iComps.
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BossHook Artist

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The glory, majesty of punked, glam, low fi Granzy power pop. Has all the best from Kinks to the Knack and all in between. This makes me feel younger and is a great shot in the arm for all of us writers to come back around here. I get the feeling you got exactly what you wanted in the studio with this and that's a great accomplishment in itself not to mention the quality of the song.
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@JD: I'm finding it fun listen to the latest batch of stuff up here. Glad to see it's still going.
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@BossHook: Dang! Thanks! It was real nice to get into a studio again after all these years. Outside of Punk Floyd, it's been seven years since I took a song of my own in.
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JimTheObscure Artist

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Hey welcome back Matt. This is really hot! A breath of fresh air- Much enjoyed..
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Welcome back, Matt! Thought you'd dropped off the face of the Earth! Great song. smiley
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@JimTheObscure: Thanks! Glad to be back. smiley
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Matt Granz Artist

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@Neumuzik: I did sort of drop off the face of the earth. Turns out the world is flat after all. Who woulda thunk??? Actually, I've been pursuing photography.
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Neumuzik Artist

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Matt Granz wrote:
@Neumuzik: I did sort of drop off the face of the earth. Turns out the world is flat after all. Who woulda thunk??? Actually, I've been pursuing photography.


Whatever the reason, it's so good to hear you recording again.
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Bob6stringer Artist

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TOO FUNN! I love the Granz. This might inspire me to rock forth again one day soon. Did I mention how FUNN this is? smiley
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@Bob6stringer: Rock forth my friend! Rock forth!
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Barretok Artist

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Strange things have happened since we joined. Not sure if Like them, yet I will be posting here again for good times sake...it's good to hear you again Matt.
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markeaux Artist

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Cool stuff dude! Maybe "King Missile" a bit as well!
Love it!
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