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6/8/2006

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Laredo
Weighted Rating: [23 Votes, 2.75 Stars]
dronjom [1/12/2018 8:29:36 AM EST]
Score: +0
God bless you. You matter. Happy New Year.
WILLBMUSIC [5/7/2007 7:11:44 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
I like this, nice and flows well
duffsc [2/22/2007 6:40:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
this is cool the vocals are a little rough.
chickadee [2/18/2007 8:00:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Smooth sound, nice voice, like the laid back bluesy sound.
itchybrother [2/15/2007 5:55:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
solid blues number. Kind of a jazzier Bad Company.
AndreCherbonnier [12/16/2006 4:36:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
this song is almost as good as that beer, bait and ammo song....
Mr. Bratty [11/19/2006 12:55:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
honestly, don't name a dog after a city.
Langdon Powell [11/19/2006 12:54:31 PM EST]
Score: +0
She must have been the last user on my machine because she was still logged in,
thats confusing. Lets clear this up, I just left the below comment, and the one on Rubens page, sorry for the confusion. Rock on.
TheBuyer [11/19/2006 12:42:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
wait, who the hell are you?
Rheags [11/19/2006 12:39:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
I didnt want to upset anyone with my comments to ruben, however ive never invited honda to critique my television, nor would I invite Gibson to make me a microwave.
If your going to knock down a performance, you'd better be able to outrun it.
unklesam [11/17/2006 1:17:20 AM EST]
Score: +0
well coming back to the site 6 mos later and smakin the 1st guy to star you is insolent- I've had to work hard for 2.5 stars- whoda heck is he

serve the goat!
TheBuyer [11/17/2006 12:20:40 AM EST]
Score: +0
well said, meat puppet
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [11/16/2006 11:50:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
true freedom ennobles man it enbiggens him, not reducing him to the lowest common denominator the republicans talk freedom but don't walk the talk the democrats want to regulate everything my ears tell me that politics is a steaming heap of black buttered goat custards still, debate is good freedom of expression and all that discourse on brothers i like this song a lot it has enough blues in it to get me i could care less about the ending this reminds me in no way of the crap called grunge this is first rate classic rock generic chord changes the only diffference being, i haven't heard it twenty thousand times the dynamics worked fine for me and lyrically were positioned perfectly i wouldn't have made this song myself, but i don't mind listening to it
aaronlife [11/16/2006 11:09:04 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
beginning kinda reminds me of something, Janis Joplin's Summertime...maybe the Who's Behind Blue Eyes... it's an old tune, wtf is it? Blood Sweat and Tears? i don't know, it's subtle... but it's familiar, and it works... then it gets grungy, and goes in a new direction...

i still think it's a decent song... i agree with bratty's take on the other reviews, i think you guys have the skills to take this a notch higher, when it gets higher, it gets more stars, i gotta leave room...

this could be famous, i think that's what ruben was trying to get at?
unklesam [11/16/2006 10:04:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 0.5 stars
well Langdon Powell luckily for you I am all about retalitory comments
here's a balance vote for you, - this is glam candlebox style grungey crap. Your petty remarks just piss me off. Eat a 1/2 star buddy
Mr. Bratty [11/16/2006 9:16:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
after 3 listens, i believe this song has been critiqued and rated accurately. i have nothing to add except to say that retaliatory comments/ratings are highschool lame. resist the urge to do it, if you can.
aaronlife [11/16/2006 4:57:04 PM EST]
Score: +0
welcome back.
Langdon Powell [11/16/2006 4:49:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
I wrote sang and produced this song, and I wanted to say thank you for all of your input and for taking the time to play our song. Super cool.
TheBuyer [8/27/2006 4:23:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
this has been in my keepers playist from the get go. thank you Stioc for not pulling this
aaronlife [8/11/2006 11:49:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
solo reminds me a litte of I'd Love to Change the World by Ten Years After, but the rest of the song doesn't, it was nice, i'm not saying it's a rip or anything.
aaronlife [8/11/2006 11:47:45 PM EST]
Score: +0
huh, yeah, this is cool. there's some nice playing/singing here. wouldn't choose to listen to this, but it's a good song, imo. i like the trippy/bluesy parts best, but it's all good.
kashworth [8/11/2006 11:42:13 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
First minute was a real snoozer but the rest was greatness....

Id put more of the groovin slow part with the lead in the background in its place

Remember...you only have the 1st 20 seconds to make an impression

2.5 now....would be 4.5 to me if changed
Backwater [6/28/2006 12:58:03 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
kind of generic, but stars go to bands that have people in them that can actually sing.
mistaeyeball [6/26/2006 11:32:31 PM EST]
Score: +0
um clewar = clear. I am good at typos.
mistaeyeball [6/26/2006 11:31:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
this sounds like Band A mixed with band B with a shot of band C and a kick in the groin. I think it's pretty typical. The kind of stuff that will get played on the non clewar chanel rock station, and have the locals a hollerin in the bars... good job!

I don't, however like it. It gets 2 stars for decent musicians.
Ginchy [6/14/2006 3:36:59 PM EST]
Score: +0
i've listened to this song a few times now. i like the cool mood, great vocals and the fact that it sounds like something from the 90's. i miss the grunge era ::sniff::
TwangsterNAustin [6/13/2006 10:20:34 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
I pretty much agree with Ruben Remus on this one. However, I think the sound is more like a mixture of the Chili Peppers meet Collective Soul. The lead singer has an excellent voice and while the arraigment does need a bit of tweaking its the dymanics that is needed to make this song work. I also agree with psyfer and music talk, that the guitar tone needs a lot of work. Not the playing the tone. I am rating it low at its current state but it could become a 5 pretty quickly.
psyfer [6/11/2006 10:28:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
That guitar tone needs help. I'm guessing line6?

Pretty standard sound/song for southern-ish rock. Reminds me of Arc Angels.

Well done. I dig the singer, the song and the performances overall.
Rocketeer [6/11/2006 3:27:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
sounds ok performance-wise. pretty generic. wasn't this on the Crow soundtrack? like something out of the mid-nineties... riding the grungey/bar-band wave.
ruben remus [6/11/2006 4:29:31 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks, man (woman?)- no, not professional, never done this before, just a longtime music nerd with a lot of CDs and records who appreciates a pretty decent range of stuff and gets frustrated with what passes for music journalism in the weekly rags around here- "This rules- it sounds like this band from last week combined with this other band from yesterday," or, "This is a huge piece of crap because it's on a major label/the people who made it are older than 21/it totally doesn't fit with the current new wave/neo-psych/whatever genre I'm limiting myself to right now".
musictalk [6/11/2006 12:44:11 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
RR is extremely insightful and a well spoke music critic.. Are you a professional critic? I found myself listening to the song a few times. I am always a sucker for the 6/8. The Vocals were interesting, but just never seem to not get over the top. The guitar has a bad tone, but had some moments where the ideas were solid. I could see a REAL producer (NOT AN ENGINEER) getting a hold of this and taking it somewhere. Will it be the same song?? Well….. I guess the only thing I ask myself is, could this be something people will buy again?? I did really like where the vocals were going..
Cobainsaxsolo [6/9/2006 5:53:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
Man that was really well said ruben remus. Although I sort of disagree with you about the developmet of the ideas being salvagable. I think you'd have to change them so much that you wouldn;t even recognize this starting place.
Will H. Disney [6/8/2006 10:26:24 PM EST]
Score: +0
Peuselby: If you submit a song and it gets good rankings, you'll become well-known within the RedFizz community.
qualcomm [6/8/2006 8:59:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
seriously.
qualcomm [6/8/2006 8:56:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
yeah, pretty much what rr said.
ruben remus [6/8/2006 8:51:57 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
Although this is a decent effort, a potential "epic" with a lot of great elements, the band doesn't quite push the song across the finish line to its logical extreme. The intro has the feel of a late night jam in a dark, smoke-filled nightclub, with the players picking up the groove from one another, and the Mark Knopfler-ish lead guitar tone sets a nice mood, although if the guitarist held back a bit here it would give the solo later in the song a bit more impact. The lyrics avoid devolving into rock radio cliches, but they're also a little forgettable. The harmonies are done well, and the lead singer has a decent voice- I like that he doesn't start screaming on the first chorus, which was what I expected on first listen. The dirty guitar comes in way too loud the first time, but it's hard to know if that's the producer's fault or the band's. Overall, I think the song needs to hold more back early on to develop tension and then build toward a much bigger finish than the one they have. The tacked on ending is a really cool trick, but it comes too suddenly- one more repeat of the chorus and it's all over- and makes the song feel unfinished, as though they were just trying to get done with it, whereas I'd like to hear the song end more cathartically, in a little more emotional wreckage, with the ending sort of emerging once the smoke clears (I apologize for my use of such a cliched metaphor- wasn't sure how else to state it). With some more development of their ideas, more interesting dynamics than the soft-loud-soft-loud thing they've got going here, perhaps a reworking of the lyrics, and a more explosive ending to the song proper- maybe a continuation of the final chorus, with the band going full tilt while the singer really cuts loose, building on the established melody- this track could really fulfill it's promise. I guess I'm thinking of some of the big, slow-to-mid-tempo ballads on Guns 'n' Roses "Use Your Illusion" albums- something like "Don't Cry"- as an example of where I think this song should go (in spirit, not as an exact blueprint). I don't quite know how to rate this one- I'll give it 2.5 stars for potential.
TheBuyer [6/8/2006 7:08:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
Does engineering count? That *is* a tough one.
Litcube [6/8/2006 6:37:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
What kind of word are we awaiting regarding the introduction of arpeggios or correct miking of drums?
TheBuyer [6/8/2006 6:36:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
I finally put my finger on it - it sounds like three or four separate studio musicians put together a pop/rock song for their demo tape. Solid rhythm section, radio friendly vocals (singing a song without any useful content), and interesting but not interesting enough guitar. What I mean is that this song is has really useful component parts but as a whole it is bland and soulless.
Peuselby [6/8/2006 6:32:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
What happens if I submit something & my band gets the top ranking? Do we get to record with red fizz?
Cobainsaxsolo [6/8/2006 5:41:10 PM EST]
Score: +0
What does it mean exactly, that you wouldn't object to this being played on the radio. Last I checked radio play had very little to do with quality of the song. Is that a endorsement of its technical prowess? That it in some way at the very least meets a professional standard? Or you getting at something deeper, that aesthetically this little ditty is shallow in all the right places to fit in the slender pneumatic tube of pop culture? Not an accusation, just an attempt to come to terms with the she-devil that is "A Birdsong Valentine." I really don;t no how to critique this thing. Also, maybe if we clarify our terms here in the embryonic stages of this enterprise we will be able to not talk at corss-purposes as it advances along its totally gross, wet fetal development.
BrownBunny [6/8/2006 3:20:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
I wouldn't object to this being played on the radio. A clumsy, mid-Floydian opening added to the annoying noddling and over-use of the guitar solo really bring this down. Control your lead guitarist! The first entry into overdrive was unsuccessful. soft-hard rock progressions need a kick, otherwise they sound like lame copies. Smashing Pumpkins really pulled it off in Mayonaise. Just over halfway thru, the overdrive started to work. I would encourage the vocalist to put some more passion into his singing--although the chorus is limiting. I would change the backing chords and really pump something out. I liked the Hendrixy ending (slightly reminiscent of May This Be Love) - perhaps this could have been an opening motif? 3 stars for a very solid performance. Any word on the introduction of arpeggios or correct miking of drums?
Ginchy [6/8/2006 2:13:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Being a fan of Stone Temple Pilots and grunge influence i gotta say, i like it. I wish there was a way the chorus could sound bigger. The sparse verses, with the bluesy vocal are good... but something about the production keeps it from sounding as big as I would like it to. Seems like the track is trying to go somewhere but doesn't quite get off the ground.
Nick Rivers [6/8/2006 2:11:08 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
A song can certainly get by with repetitive chord changes and little (or no) modulation...but this lacks something compelling.
Nick Rivers [6/8/2006 2:05:58 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'm enjoying the intro quite a bit, including the first verse, but the Nickelback-esque chorus really undercuts the mood you've created. I'm afraid it's just a bit too predictable, as in: "Here comes the chorus, so we better crank up the amps." But the vocal delivery in the verses works nicely.
qualcomm [6/8/2006 2:03:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
i wonder what others in the redfizz community think about this song!
cuuntry [6/8/2006 12:04:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
this blended into the woodwork for me. maybe as a slow track on an album with other songs it would have a different feel, but it doesn't stand alone.
GibneySays [6/8/2006 11:21:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
think this song would've done better about 10 years ago. liked the way they ended it though.
TheBuyer [6/8/2006 11:20:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
The arrangement and vocals are a little Matchbox 20 for my taste but on the plus side that Matchbox 20 band is doing pretty well for themselves
qualcomm [6/8/2006 10:01:22 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
sort of surprising blend of a stevie ray vaughnish verse with a post-grungey chorus, but the thing about ol' me is, i'm not into either of those idioms.
SirenEast [6/8/2006 9:55:07 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
The guy can sing, they can play, but nothing really grabbed me...
SirenEast [6/8/2006 9:51:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
At first, I thought the song had something to do with Texas, but I guess Laredo's the jes the dog's name...
Cobainsaxsolo [6/8/2006 8:40:10 AM EST]
Score: +0
This song is shaped like a teenage emotion. Need to sit with it a while before lowering the boom...
Will H. Disney [6/8/2006 7:18:00 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Well, I liked the beginning of the song better probably than where it ended up going. The guy can play the guitar and he has a good voice. The lyrics didn't do it for me. I was hoping for some grizzled country wisdom, but I think maybe the singer isn't old enough to be grizzled? Lines ilke "See, it's not like fighting, it's like going on and saying what's said" left me flat. Nice change of pace though.

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