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ghengus23: great down dirty country rock feelin' from the start. Reminds me of social distortion. Not sure if...

7/4/2006

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Over The Counter Culture
Average Rating: [14 Votes, 2.64 Stars]
Views: 1,123
itchybrother [1/22/2007 5:11:04 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
harmless. I've always loved that mbaow mbaow synth bass sound.
wordgirl62 [1/13/2007 9:03:36 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
This just kind of lays there for me. The guy's ernestness must be matched by some passion... Take it up a couple of notches..
chickadee [1/13/2007 9:02:12 PM EST]
Score: +0
Nice song, nice voice
chickadee [1/13/2007 9:00:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
@#$@#$2 I hate it when that happens wrong song for comment
chickadee [1/13/2007 8:59:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 0.5 stars
This does nothing for me
slowpram [7/8/2006 1:54:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
this feels like the B-side to Modern English's "I melt with you" circa 1983.

well done. admirable and well written UK New Wave hit single.
Mwahaha1000 [7/7/2006 2:59:36 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
the snyth mixes really well. good stuff.
alexanderstrung [7/6/2006 8:36:17 PM EST]
Score: +0
those drums at the beginning are the devil. and i guess that subsequent drums are lesser demons. this would probably make a good country song.
TheBuyer [7/6/2006 7:41:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
for all the interesting #@&%! going on it's still really sparse. the vocals and lyrical content save it for me. i would like a break in the song. possibly with dramamine type whooshy pig noises or a helicopter or something generally droney to kick out of so the beat comes back in and makes a guy reach over and turn it up.
singmetofire [7/6/2006 3:46:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
Im with eyeball on this. BUT you can't please all the people, all the time.

Im just a meer commenter.

Im going to start giving people 2 stars,JUST for the use of better recording equiptment than my sisters old SONY radio with a plastic mic. Heard a few thismorning that still arent sitting very well with me. Nice recording man, not my gig tho. Couldn't get interested.
aleksander_hemon [7/6/2006 1:19:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
I like the "knight rider" beginning, but then it makes me want to get into tight shorts and grease up my body
KeavesSharpy [7/6/2006 10:04:22 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
over-the-counter political message or lazy nihlistic commentary? Who knows? I know it musically sounds rehashed to me. And it sounds like the theme song to apathy. In my opinion, there's more than enough of that to go around.
Mr. Bratty [7/6/2006 2:00:45 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
With a little fatter production, I could see this getting airplay on an "alternative" station or college radio. Stills sounds a little underproduced, but the elements are definitely there.
zissou [7/5/2006 10:50:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Sounds good. A little synth-heavy for my taste but it's well done and I like the vocals.
cdinkle [7/5/2006 7:39:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
This song...well, I have to admit. It would work great in a coming-of-age teeny type movie, at the scene where the kid realizes he's made a mistake and he's going back to apologize to the girl who's at the party trying to get her mind off of his rejection. It's a little too 'young' for my tastes, I guess.

On a good note though, it fits together within itself great! A diamond in the rough, within its class, that is.
shelola [7/5/2006 7:14:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Yeah, I can imagine myself driving to this one. Yep, just makes me want to drive. Definately a chilled out type of song. It's okay.
mistaeyeball [7/5/2006 6:35:05 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
Um. Am I so off the good wavelength? I didn't feel this at all. It's like, I dunno slightly less gay petshop boys. Definite Morrisying going on.

This song did nothing for me. I bet if I was sad I may like it more.

I'm sure people will like this. I can't stop them.

I do like the brief serial killer keyboard sound. And the lyrics, if not masterfully executed, and interesting. That's it. NO!
drfringe [7/5/2006 5:18:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
you're signed! you've arrived!
TheNationwide [7/5/2006 2:59:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Yeah, this is pretty damn good. I enjoy it, kind of got an enticing beat in the background that stands out there in the break. The vocalist has a nice sound, its a very soothing voice, which is a nice break from the screaming and rough voices you hear a lot. Plus the line 'I dont wanna change the world, I just wanna get a girl, like the hot ones on TV' is great! Very kewl. This is a high rated one for me!
drfringe [7/5/2006 6:05:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Id say high end 2nd stage, tastefully done- sparse and light touch
can feel the heart on this one boys
GibneySays [7/4/2006 11:28:31 PM EST]
Score: +0
sounds very postal service influenced but not doing enough to be a very interesting song. which i guess can be said for a lot of postal service's stuff too. i think the strings could've been a bit louder as well as the drum machine beats.
BrownBunny [7/4/2006 11:22:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
I was going to make what I would consider at the time an acerbic comment, but later come back and finally realize to be a pathetic attempt at wit, about the title of this piece. Then I thought: maybe he means "I'm *over* that counter culture, man--so over it" as well as making the more banal yet liberally satisfying comment that US culture is an "over-the-counter" culture (and actually in America liable to turn you schizophrenic or give you piles, given the laxity of FDA standards) without any real oomph like ketamine has. You get ketamine under the counter from vets, and should never ever try it, kids. It's really bad for counter-cultural types like you, and children in general. So remember: just say NO, or you'll be dancing in slow-mo to Kate Bush (It's in the trees...It's coming!...) Ah yes, the song--I think actually his voice has an unnatural pop-rock gruffness on certain beginning and ending phonemes that needs to be cut away since it seems to me to be a useless prosthetic device in this song. It's coming for me through the treeees. There's kate again. I like the beats (kind of pet shop boys in a good way, or a remix of New Order). I would like his voice intentionally low-fied. The lyrics are pretty standard. Love the cure-like guitar in the last third, remixed as an ibiza trance riff. I would have liked to see more of it. This guy breaks ground with that guitar over the beats--and its echo and repeat out. I relistened to that segment four times. I do the same with the opening to Hateful by the clash, only wishing they'd made it the chorus-backing to the song (which isn't so hot otherwise). And I'm not making a comparison to the Clash here. I don;t want to change the world, I just want to get a girl. hmm. What about, "get a gun?" That would be slyly funny--especially sung in that deadpan voice.

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