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album art Union City
by Baboon, Matt Granz, jayman and TheLongLines


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Released: Jun 10, 2007 | 2:38 AM
Category: Rock
Application: [unknown]
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 7.57 MB

Plays: 3553
Downloads: 30
Weekly Plays: 4
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
The LongLines return with a devious tale of human nature. The trail is long and even the best intentions dim with distance....


the Granz...guitar, drums and bass
Baboon...lyrics and vox
Jayman...additional synth strings and percussion

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ddball Listener

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Yay, Longlines! It is everything I love about such productions.

One liners:
Want the right answer?Ask the right question!
War does not decide who is right, only who is left.
Warning:The surgeon General has started smoking!
Warranty void upon final payment.
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nothing Artist

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I love the dark grungy undertones and the great almost french inspired middle eastern sound. The subtile strings in the background are amazing.

I can't forget the amazing vocals; although I am not amazed, more like spoiled because you are alllllways darn amazing!
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10 years ago
JD Moderator

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It's been too long for a longlines tune. But when you guys post you make up for the time between postings...

Love this moodier, psychedelic piece.

Definitely here John and George in here.
And that is a great thing!
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10 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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@ DD, you always are making me glad to be making music. Thanks man!
@ Nothing, Man, it's great to see you back here! I'll be catching your new song when the kids are in bed.
@ Jules, the longlines take thier time and do it right... lol... yeah, that's the ticket! Thanks! You always smell out those darned Beatle's influences. ...and it's true.
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10 years ago
dirigent Artist

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the clicking of the tongue is cool smiley
great vocals, cool sounds, bravi!
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10 years ago
BossHook Artist

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An awfully cool cowboy song with a dark Beatles vibe.
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10 years ago
Barretok Artist

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Yeah! Great song!Excellent vocals!! smiley
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10 years ago
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Oh yeah....

Great tune, guys! really like the vocal layering and the contrasting use of guitar/strings. Verrrrrrrrrry nice! smiley
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10 years ago
mfwmiles Artist

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he clicking tongue is the best part...of a great song...the chorus is positively inspired...
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10 years ago
mbehar Artist

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interesting little tune....very pleasing and catchy...I like it!
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10 years ago
Bebe3x Artist

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Excellent tale ; excellent tune
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10 years ago
deep Artist

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This song sticks with you long after it's stopped playing... which means it's a job well done, gents.
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Best of iComp, GREAT TEAM, GREAT MUSIC!!!!!!


smiley Cesare
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10 years ago
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Very Underground like...mice story..following the chat and the lyrix at once I get an overkilk..lol

cheers, rigee
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10 years ago
Wallace_Landreth Artist

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The Long Lines are entering their psychedelic phase now. Break out the granny-glasses and the Hooka pipe...

Great track, fellas! Nice to hear from you again.
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10 years ago
Baboon Artist

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the respectability of the list of names above gives me sheer glee...thx gents (and ladies)
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Matt Granz Artist

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We are entering our psychedelic phase now??? Dang it! I just cut my hair short!!!
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Baboon Artist

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more like re-entering it off and on for the last 20 years...heh...did I ever leave it? the beaded curtains are still up...anyway
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10 years ago
MusicLeft Artist

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Great Team!!
Baboon your voice is wonderful!!
ThaGranz Great playng on Bass,Guitar,Drum!!
Also Jayman is Great!!
A.
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10 years ago
CharlyDeeCynthius Artist

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Great piece in this...
Bella Canzone suoni giusti.
CDC
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10 years ago
jayman Artist

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Thanks everyone for the comments ... I love this tune, thanks Bab's and Matt for what you have created here. You guys are amazing!
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10 years ago
fromano Artist

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Fantastic.
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jamo Artist

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This is something very different! I loved it. Great tune!
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10 years ago
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Good job all round. The song is like a traditional but done in a completely different kind of way.
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10 years ago
Jacob Artist

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Hah, this is awesome. Really likin this, guys.

Granz plays the drums???

Jake
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10 years ago
JD Moderator

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Came back for another helping....
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I couldnât be happier that you guys are back at it again. Great piece of music.
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10 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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...and there's two more in the works.

nuf sed!
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Royall Artist

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I love this because it is not only a GREAT song but orignal. I still think Baboon is either Lennon and McCartney or both. Your vocs are great!
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10 years ago
jayman Artist

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Two more baby!
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becwil Moderator

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Such a subtle and controlled arrangement. Well, really it's the volume that's so subtle and controlled. Quiet compared to other LL tunes. Not a bad thing. Just a comparison. Lyrically this is an intense story that is in wonderful contrast to the lay of the music. Though, there is tension in the music, just quiet, understated tension.

All in all, a well thought out complexity of subtle tones with quiet tension and strong human drama.
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jayman Artist

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Thanks Becwil ... we are in the process of putting the finishing touches on a Usual LL tune ... Stay tuned!
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10 years ago
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Yeah... we gonna rawk on the next two....
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Baboon Artist

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There is nothing "usual" about Jay or Granz, definitely...heh.

Thx Bec, Royall, Dave, JD, Jake, Pharm, jamo, Fro, CharlyD, Seles
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10 years ago
IanCarey Artist

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its like the beatles, blue october (x amount of words) and bowie got together in morraco - I mean this purely in a complimentary way - excellent track guys!
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I don't know what to say - I'm not worthy.
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There's is so much to like in this.

The tongue clicks - the odd lyrics - swirling feel of the guitars. This one immediately grabbed me and kept me interested and delighted me. The chorus is more catchy than any I've heard in a long time anywhere.

What a story.
I REALLY like this!
Ed
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I'm blushing... Thanks!
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Baboon Artist

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Tongue clicks thru most of the song courtesy of Granz, I added the opening clucks and a few interspersed after...heh. By the end of it we were communicating directly with the Dobi (click) Kung tribe fluently. They have always been a big influence on me.





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Amazingly cool... such depth and richness... love it.
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Thx Ian, Surf, Ed, DB!
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Wow, thats imaginative songwriting. Love the guitar licks hidden in the background (backwards licks ?) The whole song is great, Babs vocal is fabulous.
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Matt Granz Artist

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Thanks Dave B and Dave M. To answer the question... the guitars are backwards,yes, but I recorded them backwards in real time with a reverse echo effect. It took a lot of takes to get it just so, but the jaw harp was a much harder thing to get a good performance on oddly enough... I kept on hitting my teeth! OUCH!!!
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Yes there is much to like in this track.

Unique and fantastic voice of the vocals and a lovely arrangement. It has a very catchy slightly odd melody which I like. The arrangement is original and has unusual sounds. Everything is performed flawlessly and very very well balanced.

There used to be a song called Qongqothwane in Xhosa going under the name the click song, now it's this one that is the Union City that is the click song.
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Very interesting music and the vocals seem to be layers and layers deep. Not what I expected when I clicked the start button. Love its unique quality.
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Everything here is impressive. Love the mood and your vox are grand, Babs...A fine fine performance. A fav, what else ??
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Agree with everything mentioned above, especially some early David Bowie, and for some reason I hear a dash of Geddy Lee. Long live the longlines!

Peace,
Paul
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Longlines.. .who are those masked songwriters, who when trouble calls become a band? smiley LongLines? Why yes, I'll wait in a long one for more of this. . .Beatle-esqe, trippy and witty!!! More he says! More!

Gentlemen, I'm Lovin it.

T.
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****! one of the best songs i have heard for ages smiley

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jayman Artist

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Thanks again everyone for the comments!
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Strange and lovely. I had a psycadelic feeling when i hurd this. It had come to my mind some albums of Pink Floyd and Genesis (with Peter Gabriel, of course).
z.
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Great stuff!!
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This was left out of Sgt Peppers or the White Album.
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excellent.. agree with the others.. if it's positive, great work
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Yeah, it has all been positive! Thanks everyone, so many responses, all I can do is say thank you.
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wow, this is really original. i like it.
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Good to be home and wired into the realm of the icompers. This is sweet-as-honey to my ears. It reminds me of 'Mr Oysterhead' a bit, which is no mean feat. Great track, guys.
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Becoming a big fan of you guys. Absolutely love this, unusual mix of sounds which works well. I shall watch u all with interest. Hurry up with the next one.
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Mighty fine stuff!
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Yeah man .... I am having a beautiful flashback right now ..... feel like I am 2000 light years from home ..... just beautiful
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What a depressing story - I love it! But who doesn't love guns and butter? I can never get enough. I have always loved your storytelling, but this has to be one of the best (so far).

The music is exquisite. It is a departure for the LongLines, although not for some of the individual members. I would love to hear a couple more in this vein before you move on!
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Is this "rock" or is it "folk"....hmmmm.....well.....anyway....this is truly an amazing track. I love the build up and for once the bright vocal mix actually work on a Longlines' tune. I've been critical before about those bright vocals...hehe smiley

Beautiful work gents and very talented indeed.

/Johan
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Jolo... it's Psychedelic Hillbilly Hippy Stomp Music.
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Great piece of work guys. Are any of you fans of "Tool" by any chance? I'm not suggesting that this sounds like them but the mood is similar. Refreshingly original.
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oh i been such a bad icomper... always late for the song listening... but hey i got my doctors note..and been warn not to take pain meds when listen with something this psychedelic..lol

woah.. this is not the longlines im used to.. lol... the Granz really got his way with this one..lol and oh how I love that psycho sound..

I want more please...

great job guys...

lefty wood
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10 years ago
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sweet tune here ... love the vox as usual..
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(picks self up off the floor and closes mouth) smiley

I love every single thing about this song. Trying to hear a fault..... But i can't which is brilliant! smiley The guitar and drums and the strings at the end are awesome. Sometimes people just write good on comments and probably not mean it but i really really really really mean it. In fact its not good...... ITS GREAT!

The music and the lyrics and harmonies are simply amazing one of the best songs i've heard in a long while.
Lovely sixties vibe about this song. Can i have directions to Union City please?
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10 years ago
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Excellent piece of work here Baboon and the guys. Very interesting lyrics, well polished and thoughtful, and delivered superbly. This is different than my usual choices in music, but "thegranz" sent me by for a listen, and I very much like what I heard.

Excellent mix, great music, and a wonderful vocal make for a really great song.

Way to go Baboon and company.

Ed
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somehow I missed this one. Great story- reminds me of a darker version of Oregon Trail. Very well done guys.

jeff
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oh, great vocal, and production
classic EQ style (if i make sense)
this is the type of what i will hear on itunes store
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8 years ago
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classic "oregon trail" jojo, heheh
thx Arg
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8 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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I just listened to this again after seeing the recent comments... I forgot how cool Baboon's lyrics and singing and Jayman's keys are on this track. I almost forgot we had recorded this...
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8 years ago
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I was telling Baboon in chat that I really like the gorgeous dissonance and overlapping rhythms in this song - reminds me of what I like about Primus but without the tortured lyrics and maniacal speed. smiley I like the concept of the song, the lyrics, and the vocals as well as the music overall. Cool song.
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smiley
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Thanks Carl.
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Nice intro...jews harp! Interesting production. Whole thing is unsettling....in a good way.
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@gcooke: thanks. That's the exact vibe we were going for.
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Baboon Artist

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Thx G!
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