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album art The History Of Man
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Released: Apr 15, 2007 | 7:36 AM
Category: Alternative
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 11.01 MB

Plays: 2329
Downloads: 10
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
Another one from my own 'criminaly overlooked' list of songwriters. Written by Pat MacDonald, who fronted a band called Timbuk 3 back in the 80's, playing with that techno-roots sound way before Beck and all...He's still on stage (between Barcelona and Wisconsin) and he's one of the most amazing lyricists i know. And also a great character : he refused a huge amount of money from a big US car and motor company who wanted to use one Timbuk 3 song ("The Future's so bright I gotta wear shades") for a commercial. He was - and he's still - starving, but this guy has pride...

Anyway, i guess this song is not meant to hurt anybody's religious or philosophical conviction... It's just a funny special one. Warning : there's a few dirty words and - even worse - a lot of dark and desperate ideas.

All the noises are made by hand and mouth. Drums loops here and there. Intro bar ambience sounds courtesy of "Les Marins d'Eau Douce", cool southern place...

By the way...here's Pat's myspace page :
http://www.myspace.com/pmacd

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eagle Artist

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sublime music with the fine vocals of Dylan smiley
excellent job.
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Great song. Wonderful vocals as usual and very provocative lyrics!! Very Good one man! smiley
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Read the lyrics before listening and loved them... they were great! Love the bar noises at the start... bar noises are very underrated methinks... I'm building up a collection on my dictaphone right now. Great great great vocal performance! Perfect evocative delivery, perfect phrasing. I think you might be my favourite singer on here... you nail it for me everytime! Well done!
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wow! smiley it's good!
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The other noises are me clapping and cheering! This is great Dylan!
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This is great. I remember the whole deal about the car commercial. You really make the song your own. The instrumental pocket you create also has a Midnight Oil feel. If I see Mr. McDonald wandering around Wisconsin, I'll get him a copy of this!

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Good stuff Dylan..


Cheers, RG
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Amazing song and performance. Hats off...
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Bass2x Listener

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u play the monkey well, dyl
cool tune! perfect production as usual
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Very great played and sung Dyl!
What a history lesson..
Petra
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Hahaha ! Sure those are clever lyrics...and such a powerful music. Splendid !
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Yeah ! That's songwriting ! That's singing ! That's guitar playing !

That's totally IT !!! We need more songs that has something to say, even with bad words....
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This song is great. Love everything about it. Especially the lyrics. Good job!
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Read the description above and thought "Ain't that the way?"
if a giant US motor company offered me boatloads, I might've taken the money tho'. smiley
Can't say enough what a great performance this is BTW.
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You own this one, Dylan. I don't know the original but you are walking around in this - everything fits together and grinds it down to powder

Fabulous recording.
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I think I might have heard the original some time ago but this is fantastic.
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The history of man? Yeah, I think the song writer got it right. I know that you sure did. Nice one Dylan! ---Dave
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Dyl, this is a great cover man. This sounds like pure Dylan. You have to be one of the best cover artists of all time man. Every song you just own and bend to be your own awesome style. GREAT!!!!

-Drew
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Rich dark vocal performance; tight, dark strumming.
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Very nice! Thanks for the introduction to this great song and the underappreciated band behind it. Wonderful vocal work, once again.
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Killer tune! Missed the original. Got yours.

Wow!
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Ya know when the church canonized the bible, they could have left out the foibles or major errors of man out. In the same way, the authors could have saved their precious papyrus. Know, no, this should not offend.

Foolishness, compared to what? Man's so called wisdom is foolish compared to God. That's the point. Judging God is Foolish.

I think it's great song.
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Baboon Artist

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consistently good choices for covers, Dyl...good tune...good spin

(got a little essssie in the treble range or just me?)

third listen thru...it's just me (I should've known)
Last edited by Baboon, 10 years ago.
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Whirling around on our little dirt ball out in the armpit of the universe, some one is paying attention....
Great cover, Dyl
....my sunglasses are around here somewhere...
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Very nice Dylan, reminds me of Dire Straits first album - their best I think-. Good tight sound.
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wow not sure how I missed this one! fun yet serious-- nice balancing act.
and the bass is so loud in the mix....I like that smiley
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Strong voice. Keep up the good work
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THis fits your style and attitude. It really does. Its cool. Great lyrics.

You do a good interpretation for this song.





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Wow Dylan - this is fantastic, another one in my folder I reckon. Regards D
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