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album art Super Heroes (cover from Rocky Horror)
by Baboon, Matt Granz and jayman


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Released: Sep 19, 2006 | 7:44 PM
Category: Other
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 4.21 MB

Plays: 4062
Downloads: 17
Weekly Plays: 6
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Tuesday

License: Non-commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
This was kicked around for too long and I finally decided to release it. Granz is unenthused by my take on it, and Jay is ambivalent "cool"...heh. Lol. Me, I just wanted to get it out and they said, "Go ahead."

It's a cover from Rocky Horror Picture Show. I only saw the movie once (unlike Granz, I did not dress up as any of the characters). Maybe I should watch the movie a few more times, don some tights and do another version. I wouldn't be surprised if this resurfaced in a few weeks, completely different than this.

Cheers!

Arrangement and instrumental by Jayman
Guitars by theGranz
Dragging their reputations thru the dust by Baboon (vox)

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danman4961 Artist

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i feel like a little EQ work could help this....might be my ears...
nice overall performance.
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Baboon Artist

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or it might be mine, Dan...lol
that's really what I'm looking for...positives and negatives, there will be a subsequent revision, thanks
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JD Moderator

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I think this is absolutely amazing!!! I love it!!!!
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get critical JD! lol
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Same Bat music same Bat talent!

Great job gentlemen! You are super heros.
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The internet ate my comment before.
I think the performances are great. Maybe Danman is right and it needs a few EQ tweaks. Look forward to the next version.
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11 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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OK... I truly NEVER dressed up for the RHPS. I went because I was wanting to be around this cool girl who was obsessed with the movie. I dug on the music a lot.

Now that's set straight...

It's an OK mix, but I think we could have done better... Jayman's Piano and Bass and Drums are perfect and Babs Harmonies just blow me away as always. I think it's just the song... we shoulda done the Time Warp... heh heh heh....
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Matt Granz Artist

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Oh... forgot...
Of Coarse it's all 5 stars all around...
We did it!!! LOL!
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I gave a colleague a selection of icomp artists so he could hear what I've been raving about. He'd been concerned that mp3 or aac files might lose info etc etc.

His comment after was, "Some of them are overproduced."

And now I'm listening to this, and I don't agree with him. Maybe the EQ needs to be tweaked (I'm curious what that would do ..), but this offering is superior to what I've bought.
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11 years ago
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I think most of the vocals are fine, but there is something about the EQ that bothers me.

The performance is wonderful!

If I were to mix this, I think that I would try to find a way to make it sound less digital... less "close to the mic". It would appear that the midrange is too much, but that is on a cursory listen. Easy fix, either way.

Love your voice and love the music. I think that a little more TLC and this would rock. I would also suggest that you give "Don't Let It End", by Styx and Dokkie, a try.
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11 years ago
jayman Artist

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So, Matt and I were doing the typical iChat thingy when out of the blue we started talking about Rocky Horror Picture Show ... We decided that Baboon would sound cool singing it, and so the project began ... I love you too more than you could know my musical brothers!!! ... Looking forward to the next tune... As far as the EQ goes, hit the replay button, I hope it grows on you, as much as it has grown on me.
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I'll do the vid if youall dress up and send pics. love it
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11 years ago
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Hey pretty good. Now let's do that "touch me" song thar Susan Sarandon belts out. HEEEEEEEEE
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11 years ago
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Amazing!!!!!! smiley Very good collab.


smiley César
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Oh Baboon (or should I call you Freddie Mercury?)....this is amazing. Your voice really shines and I like the fact that you don't use that sharp vocal effect that you usually do smiley

Great arrangement too.

/Johan
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bravi ragazzi veramente un bel pezzo .-)))
enzo
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11 years ago
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very interesting. need to listen at home on real speakers. glad to see that you did pick one of the less overkilled selections from the movie!
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JD Moderator

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ok I listened to this again and again. I still really love it. But I do agree with danman about the EQ issues. So now I have alittle more to write smiley

I think the piano could be a little more up front in the intro. Pump up that bass a little more... You know how I fell about my bass! Some of the harmony vocals could be put back a little in the mix too. I think a woman's voice in the background would be a hell of touch-- and would reallyadd a nice touch to Bab's excllent vocals.

How about a full on gospel choir?! THAT would be HOT!!!

Then...


That's it! Still excellent to me!
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11 years ago
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What will we do without Super heroes??!!!
MY GOD!! THE WORLD IS AT AN END!!!!!!!!!!

Good work. I dont get the lyrics.

smiley
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11 years ago
Baboon Artist

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That's ok, willim...I didn't write them!

Thanks, JD! Vap! Jolo! Cola! Ramz! Geech! Art! Pete! Danman!
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I'll go get my tights. Great stuff ... great theatre.
regards
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wow! very Styx meet Beatles! Love it.
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This is really good you guys, but I think your time could be more productively spent writing a song for ME (jayman)!!! It's time to trade in the tights for a higher cause. smiley jayman, I think your puppy might be diabetic. It pees A LOT!!
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This is great, Men !!!

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11 years ago
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no granz never dressed up for rocky horror....but we sure did bring props...... and sat in the back row.. just like you should..... and in the theator in petaluma we went to that was way up on the balcony...... sure do miss those days.. from the first time he took me.. i was hooked..... it was a weekend standing date for us LOL.... love ya matt.....

ok as for this song..... i dont want to sound mean... but when i listen to this i see freddy mercury in drag with the back up singers with flashlights under their chin......

in the movie.. its the last song..... as the castle blasts off to space..... both brad and janet have been victomized by frankenfurter..... among other horrifice events...... albeit funny to us........ there is alot of emotion missing in your version.... freddy never ate eddie... and if he did it wasnt with a knife and fork...... or was tricked into sleeping with a transvestite....... ok well maybe..... but im sure he knew it was really a guy.... brad didnt..... and poor janet..... the virgin... slept not only with frankenfurter but with his creation rocky... of course to us living in kentucky that is totally acceptable..... its a kin thing....... but... in the movie.... it was devastating.....there is anger, confusion, guilt, and sadness in this song..... its a woefull tune..... not some remix of bohemian rapsody


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Baboon Artist

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Gadz, freakypixie..."boo-hissss"...I love your comments. I am sooo sorry for ruining this song! Thank you for the reminder that thousands of people came of age with this film as their anthem (including some close friends).

I'm definitely the wrong singer for this song. Not having been a devotee of the film I can't bring any required measure of sensitivity to a remake that would please a fan of the film.

Anyway, I did my best and I have no regrets (like William Hung). I definitely won't cover anything from Rocky Horror again...or anything else with a significant fan base. At any rate, your cherished memories should *not* be insulted by my paltry efforts in the least! Definitely not my intention. I just like the song.
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I don't know...

I think you kind of sound like you just slept with a transvestite. And I know you had meatloaf for dinner, so stop picking on Freddie. smiley

Seriously though, In general, I like the sound of this performance - it has a strong raw feel. I always thought the version on the movie soundtrack was over-produced.

I agree that this song could use a little eq and maybe a little re-mixing. I strongly agree that the backing vox could be moved more to the back - maybe take out a bit of the high mids and add some verb to them to make em sound not so close to the mic.

The one thing that the mix can't fix is the timing. There are some spots where the beat has gone horribly awry. I know you guys are strongly against using a metronome, but in a song like this there has to be a click track - especially during silent (or just guitar) parts. Otherwise, you'll never all come back in together. Maybe Jay could add a hand-made (finger-made?) click track which could be removed later.
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Baboon Artist

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click track? what's a click track...lol

Who's picking on Freddie?

This mix was not well thought out (by me)...in fact I did just one quick mix after recording the vox. I posted it out of frustration because there was no where else to go with this track, in my mind and it wouldn't have seen the light of day (perhaps best?) if I didn't just post it as-is.

There is something I like about the raw quality of it, though, too. It sounds like a live performance to me, which is cool. Like you stopped in a bar and a band was playing this. Just for pure listening pleasure, I like this version.
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I loved your version this. Great job on the performance AND production! ---Dave
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11 years ago
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Wow, I am suprised that this song has gotten this much attention .. Thank you to all of you for giving it a listen. The important part for us is that it was fun. I had a good time laying down the tracks, and I hope that you all had a good time giving it a listen. Thanks!
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freekypixie Listener baboon i do have to tell you that you have an awsome voice.... very clean clear and strong....i really like some of your other stuff i listened to.. ive only listened to a couple other songs.... i have dial up.... start the download and go cook dinner, watch the news... drink a 6 pack and by then hopefully ill be able to listen to it LOL..... bohemian rapsody alough it is one of my favorite songs, youll have to admit, is void of emotion and a little adhd..... its like hey mom.. i killed a man.... you wont see me again... hey! lets all sing opera!!!.......
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Every mix is an expression...
and there will ALWAYS be a better one
up on that big musical mountain somewhere...
It's like a painting... you CAN'T seem to finish it...
This very mix was quite nice!
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This is great!! Great vocals!!!
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Nice vocals...always liked this song. smiley
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I just threw toast at my computer and shot a water pistol in air in my living room! Awesome!
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lol, thanks
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This is really nice....My only problem is the drums, which sound a bit empty.
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Wow.... I decided to check this song out again after nine whole months and I must say... we still sound gay! LOL!













Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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My first listen to this one, and I really like it. Great emotion and music - I stink at mixing, so I didn't notice anything off.
(side note: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes do a great punk version of Science Fiction Double Feature - check it out if you get a chance)
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Baboon Artist

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Hey Freud, thx! First comment in half a year (aside from Granz who is a regular visitor to this page for personal reasons...haha).
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Hey Ya'll,

I'm glad I was being nosey tonight, & I am very happy to have found this! Wow, talk about a production, this was freakin' terrific! One of my favorite movie soundtracks, so I am in my glory! Awesome collab guys!

RAVEN smiley
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Baboon Artist

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A satisfied consumer smiley Cheers Rav.
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jayman Artist

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Cheers Rav.
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When this was released on VHS, yes I did say VHS, it had an American Version only. This particular song was left out of that version. Years later, it was released on DVD and both the British and American versions were included. That was the first time I'd heard this song. I fell in love with it immediately. I am a huge Rocky Horror fan and my kids (both girls) dressed up and did props in our living room when they were little. Both are well adjusted members of society now. You did a great job with the vocals and the music was fantastic...if you knew this only as a stand alone song. In the context of the movie it summed up all the real emotions the "up to that point" cartoon characters of this tongue and cheek show would have felt if they had been real people. It changed the entire feel of the movie which is why, in my opinion, it was left out of the American version. It stole some of the cheeky fun. It showed consequences for actions. You have killer vocals and I think the music here is amazing. Great job. Let's do Shock Treatment from the sequel next.
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Very kind Luna, thanks! Always good to hear personal history that intertwines with music. smiley
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