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album art Paper Sun (Traffic Cover)
by Matt Granz and wakegirlsarah


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Released: Jul 30, 2006 | 2:11 AM
Category: Rock
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 8.49 MB

Plays: 3890
Downloads: 67
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
Another foray into Psychedelic Power Pop.

Well, after a time away I've come back and I brought a neighbor with me! Sarah lives about a mile from my home, and I really like her style. She and I are doing a few new songs and thought this cover of a Steve Winwood Traffic song would be a fun way to introduce our collaborative teamwork.

I learned this song with my Monday night Band that does obscure cover songs from the late 60's to early 70's. Thanks Mark, Russell and Clayton. Your instrumentation sounds so much better than mine here... but you knew that already!

Well everyone, I'm glad to be back. I hope you all enjoy this.

Beta Monkey Drum Loops Provide the Beats.
I play Guitars and Bass
Sarah Sings



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andrewhand Artist

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Hey Matt, cool tune here...definitely psychedelic fuzzy goodness. Thanks for the comment man, and whenever you got time for a collab, I will be here. Nicely done. Good job neighbor!!!
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11 years ago
ddball Listener

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Sarah sounds beautiful, like when Bette Midler tells me that she knows what I do with bread smiley

I'm glad you are back too. smiley
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11 years ago
woodguy32 Artist

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WOW.. HOT... yea... wow.. always loved this traffic song.. but now even BETTER ..it has been GRANZED.. and with a bonus singer.. (so glad you can join us here at IC..welcome ) ..is this a start of the new Psychedelic super group..

BIG YEA..love THIS... MORE PLEASE

woodie...did I say it is HOT
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A mix of Beatles and David Bowie...not really but a cool Matt Granz production-great collab. Sarahs voice is ..love it!

Cheers, RG

Good to have you back, Matt!!
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This is a cool song; a great collab Sarah and Matt. I enjoyed this pop song !


- Lafayette
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WOW Matt, great collab. wonderful song, enjoyed!!!!! I like guitar in the end.


smiley César
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Great collab. Matt and Sara Winwood!!!
please more.
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11 years ago
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Love it Granz. The backing vocals and harmonies kick.
regards
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11 years ago
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Bravo, c'est tres yeye... I love this 60/70's feel. Great job

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11 years ago
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Nice tune

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11 years ago
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oh how nice you guys live so close to each other to collaborate! Sarah you have a great voice. Granz..you still scare the **** out of me but...I can still say I like the guitar and bass work. smiley

*screams and runs away*
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Yeah, great collab & great sounds. The drums could come up, be more punchy. Otherwise I like the mix a lot. There's a ton of energy in the bridge that really comes through.
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Great rockin' tune guys. Nice to see more women belting out great tunes on Icomp. Matt, you know how to play some mean guitar (but I'll bet you've never put a sixpence in a phone!!!).
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Thanks for the comments all.

Drew: Let's collab!

ddball: You always make the coolest comments!

Woodie: as always, I make the tunes psychedelicized for U

RichG: Glad to be back and to be hearing your tunes as well

Lafayette: Any compliment coming from you carries great weight... thanks!

ramzar: I enjoyed playing that guitar. Fun was had...definitely!

fromano: Thanks for stopping by! Glad to meet you!

Yohmar: The stars say it all. Thanks bro! = )

Ted: Yeah, Sarah did a wonderful job! Thanks!

archie: Yup! That's the style I do best! You know it!

kara: Nice to meet You! Thanks for taking a moment to write!

Geech: Yeah, but you're even scarrier! LOL! Very cool compliment from someone with your talents!

Nick: Drum Lover Drum Lover!!!! LOL. Thanks for the comment!

jk: As a matter of fact I have never put a six pence in a phone, but do remember when it only costed ten cents. Thanks for the lovely words!


Peace and Love.
~Matt
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Wonderful combination of talents! Perfect.
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11 years ago
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Awesome guitar sound. The vocals sound lovely too. Great cover of a good song.
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Nice job guys! Can't wait till you guys do another colab together! Nice!

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Quite a bit of talent packed into a few minutes, awesome collab. I espeacially liked the lead guitar at the end. I dont belive I've heard the original, so I guess I'll have to now.
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WOW, I've always LOVED thius tune and you've done it justice. Nice vox, obviously. The guitars are particularly great, in performance and tone-- love that smooth fuzz. Nice way to provide an alternative to the origianl low-note fretwalk without losing the original pacing. Thanks for the download!

The fadeout riffing is classic. Great spirit permeates, just an excellent collab and piece of music all around.
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wonderful!!
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I came several times on your track...to listen again... Great piece. I love the style...

Well done

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Great cover! You guys must make a great live band experience. Hope some day to see it.
Peace,
Pete
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How great is this!? Nice work you two. Pulling this one down for my iTunes rotation!
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I've never been a big Traffic fan probabally because they never sounded as good to me as you two! ---Dave
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this is my very favorite traffic song but this is way better then the original great job adding the pschedelic feel
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11 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Thanks Pt.2

David: I love what you do, thanks for liking mine as well.

Art: Thank man!

Jake: Thank Kid... You're the best!

Rich: Yeah that lead was fun... I think it was like 100 takes to get that one.

Bob6: Man, now I know I did good! Thanks for the comment! You are a master of the 6 string thing. The fuzz is a plugin that I love. Found it for free.... forget where though...

seles: Thanks for coming by!

archie: Thanks for coming back again and again!!!

petercap: there is some talk about a live band coming from this... I'll keep ya posted if it happens. Thanks for the comment!

Pete: Bawk! Heavy iTunes rotation??? I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!

Dave: It took playing with this magnificent group of players every Monday night to show me that Traffic made some great songs... they just need a little tweaking and they dial right in. Thanks for the comment you Guitar Hero of mine you!

jasper: wow, such high praise! Thanks! The psychedelia is just fun.





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Matt-- Traffic is one of those bands that I always hum their tunes in my head. One of my perennial favorites. Steve Winwood is just a brilliant singer and musician and the entire Traffic team was amazing too in all their incarnations.

You have made a great version and added great nuances to it. You've made it your own. Love the phasing tmbourines! Oh the guitars are kick-***!!!

You've done a hell of a job here. Welcome back. You were missed!

Instant fav and instant download!
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I'm not familiar with the original song, but your version is probably better either way. Nice job bro!

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Thanks for all the positive feedback, everyone! What a nice welcome to IComp. Gonna have to do this some more. Doesn't Matt rock???
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11 years ago
Drastic Artist Cool, Nice song
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Very cool ... Funny story Matt, you and Bab's actually got me turned on to Traffic, now I can't stop ... Great cover! ... I am loving it! Wakegirlsarah, you rock! ... And Matt, you know how I feel.
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jayman Artist

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Ok, on second listen this still rocks!
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jayman Artist

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Ok, now on my 3rd listen .... And final visit .. well, for tonight ... Great tune guys!!
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11 years ago
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Yea
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11 years ago
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Thanks Pt.3

Julian: Yeah, Traffic has become a fave of mine as well. Thanks for downloading!

Gunk: You are the Coolest! Thanks!

Sarah: Isn't this place the coolest??? I love it here!

DDragon: Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Jayman: Yoooo so crazeeee man! Thanks for coming back again and again. You're the Tops!

jlgerk: Yea!
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This is SPECIAL.
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Sweet, I like this sound. It has a happy rock attitude. It's positive power here. smiley Great work Granz and Sarah!
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Seriously good! Great vocals from Sarah, hope to hear more from her in the near future!

Excellent cover, Matt... Ive not heard the original, but well.. I probably dont need to now anyway... Niiice!

-Magnus
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yeah - what nick said - the drums could come up - AND you could have let me play them !!!

seriously dude - i am just jealous

good stuff

naz
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Brilliant cover... great sound !
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fun fun fun fun - very well done matt - 2nd song I listen to after a lot of weeks and good I did so smiley ...
OA
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Love early Traffic stuff!
Even if the drumming was hit and miss, it was Winwood rock & roll. Nice collab, Matt and down-the-street neighbor!
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Very good composition.
The song is fresh.
The performance is adequate.
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Yes.

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I finally get to listen. You've made me forget the original. (ok that's easy to do with my memory, but...) Great cover. Love the thick vinyl-tearing guitar and wispy vocals. Ultra cool mix.
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Superlate!!!! I know I know.....
yet I donot regret a singe beat......

so popsically fresh.... smiley

Greetzzz....
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Love this tune! I hear some more collaborations with Sarah in the future....i hope! Great guitar sound here....top notch smiley
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Wow this is great u 2!! absolutely excelent!! but i think the voice and lyrics need to be boosted up just a tad bit ok! great job otherwise!

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man ,it's been awhile since i've heard traffic....i kinda almost forgot about mr. winwood and crew.....awesome kick to the memory banks here you two.....again sarah, nina gordon of veruca salt comes to mind.......nice job
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Very nice interpretation of one of my favorite songs from one of my most favorite bands!!
Good job!!
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i like that you guys dont use her voice out in the front too much instead it blends good with the songs ...

like sweet potato casserole... or any casserole.

cuz your on-a-roll and I put you on honor roll.

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yeah I like sarah's style too. Great song. Fuzzy sun drenched music.
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WOW!! You two work well together! Great colab.!! Love the guitars, and the vocals are awesome!!!
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