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8/7/2006

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Fire To The Bar
Rejection Reason: Uninteresting
Weighted Rating: [22 Votes, 3.61 Stars]
Views: 1,966
Richie Isaacs [3/31/2009 1:43:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Three years on..hmm, no, it is very interesting!
itchybrother (song submitter) [8/7/2007 10:48:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
some progress, but nothin worth sharin yet. workin on somethin else at the moment.

amazin, only one g in that sentence!
captain bringdown [8/3/2007 2:09:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
any progress on the new version? Your fans are on needles and pins-uh!
captain bringdown [7/5/2007 1:32:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
I hope you will post the new version soon, slacker!
itchybrother (song submitter) [7/1/2007 10:19:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
oh yeah, missing guitar solo will be filled in too. I forget why I left it off last time. I was a little more careless with my recordings then (last year).
itchybrother (song submitter) [7/1/2007 10:17:57 AM EST]
Score: +0
well disected Captain Bringdown.

Funny you should mention re-recording, as I'm working on it right now! Well not, NOW now, but now in the general sense. Now as in, it's the next song that I'm working on.

The mis-heard line is "sucks his gut until he's thin".

The new last verse has been slightly altered and will go like this:


she's got a penchant for inventin numbers
fresh out of napkins he's forced to
write her's down on clammy skin
wipes it off onto his chin
sucks his gut until he's thin
like something special
like you'd scribble on a postcard
he just digits away from setting
fire to the bar
wayne monges [6/30/2007 4:11:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
what an interesting song. What a shrewdly conceived chord progression. Very smart stuff. Pay attention to this -- it will reward you. This is the kind of song that will haunt you. "Like something you would scribble on a postcard." That line lingers after the song is over, doesn't it?

Captain Bringdown says this song needs to be recorded again. He loves the tune too, that's rare, but he thinks the production is a mess. I thought it sounded cool but he says "You have no standards. Tell your friend to get a pop filter, stat. He's popping more pees than my grandpa who has prostate trouble." He doesn't think that fuzzy synth bass adds anything but noise. He's frustrated by the unintelligibility of the lyrics at certain key moments. Eg, where did he write that note (or number) down, exactly. On the back of his hand, probably, but it sounds like you said "on planet skin" or something like that. and then, excuse me, we both thought you said "sucks his butt" at first but we knew that couldn't be right. Oh, "sucks his blood" okay now we got it. And what's up with that hole in the guitar solo? Melodic phrase, big blank space, melodic phrase, then the organ. That just felt unfinished.
This song offers a fascinating, spooky elliptical narrative. Hey, i think I've served this guy at my bar. I probably eighty sixed him!
itchybrother (song submitter) [4/28/2007 1:03:38 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'm workin on it man, I'm workin on it. There's lots in the pipeline, but the line's a little clogged right now. Mainly cause I suck at any one instrument.
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [4/27/2007 9:04:59 PM EST]
Score: +0
I NEED more itchy. Get to that now.
wordgirl62 [4/26/2007 7:26:32 AM EST]
Score: +0
Truthfully, on this listen I found the music to be a bit like a caliape at a carnival or something--At odds with the more serious and well-written lyrics. There is a dichotomy between the two...I'm not saying it's like an oil and water kind of thing, just a slightly unstable marraige.
guswatkins [4/12/2007 11:11:45 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Fuzz bass make me happy. Also, I like the lyrics in this track. Reminds me of early Bowie.
aaronlife [3/16/2007 5:45:24 PM EST]
Score: +0
the keys are great on this itchy, classic
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [3/16/2007 4:13:26 PM EST]
Score: +0
WHo saiD this was your worst? This is MY favorite, followed closely by Holly.
itchybrother (song submitter) [3/16/2007 4:07:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
funny, before coming to the fizz I'd always felt this to be my best song. Turns out it's my worst!

well it will be re-recorded with drums and better vocals. There will be harmonies. Maybe everything else will stay the same, not sure yet. Will probably not let it go on so long at the end.
wordgirl62 [3/16/2007 3:33:05 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
No. I disagree...This is interesting, begging for a closer listen. Not as catchy, maybe, as some of Itchy's others, but not bad. Not bad at all. What cool music, lyrics!
ScottT [3/7/2007 2:02:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
the keyboards are very cool on this
WILLBMUSIC [3/7/2007 2:02:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I find this very 'INTERESTING"
chickadee [2/3/2007 7:56:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Another fine piece from a talented songwriter, storyteller, musician.
jbrown [12/6/2006 2:02:16 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
icono should get together with cobainsaxsolo. just think if they had children a new super race!!!
DonnieDarko [11/21/2006 3:41:39 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Vibey...Clever vocal phrasing... deceptive duck into the chorus... like synth thing...its kind of funny though...evokes like the start of baba o'reily or some #@&%!.... good though...nice guitar...like fuzzyness
renton [11/8/2006 5:14:06 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
A million stars for this chap, he's the greatest
Jeff Joseph [9/15/2006 5:32:17 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Same as your other song. Kodos!
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [9/15/2006 8:51:01 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
If you listen to the end. There is a bass (key?) beep.
This is a masterpiece. The bass has character. The vocals rival George Harrison and are doubled nicely. The turn arounds work for me. I appreciated the key modulation. There is a fuzz key that makes my right monitor sound distorted. Great
boygenuis [8/10/2006 10:23:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
lol!
Mr. Bratty [8/10/2006 10:22:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
from the looks of that last post, it's BEER TIME! anybody got a smoke?
Mr. Bratty [8/10/2006 10:21:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
i know chicks who only smoke when they drink. guys too, for that matter. i don't smoke but if i drink constantly. sounds like a win-win!
Mr. Bratty [8/10/2006 10:18:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
i can't believe i never voted on this one.
iconoclasticatachism [8/10/2006 10:07:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
hey everyone, "He" is me! now i like the song. its about me. who knew?
yeah twangy, like the guitar sounds like its an electric thats not plugged in but you miked the strings.
TheBuyer [8/10/2006 1:30:20 AM EST]
Score: +0
i'ma spend more time with this one now that there's a Q for rejected songs, it's cuddly
TheBuyer [8/10/2006 1:29:06 AM EST]
Score: +0
ha, that's some pretty funny #@&%!.

I like the openeing line a lot.
itchybrother (song submitter) [8/9/2006 11:27:38 PM EST]
Score: +0
yep, that is some bad bass playing. I should fire that guy.

twangy. never been called twangy before.

"he" is you.
iconoclasticatachism [8/9/2006 11:14:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
sure it sounds like 60's, but acoustic guitar with what kind of keyboard synth is that? bad bass playing. "he " does this" he" does that. who the frick is "he" and i dont care.
more t-t-t-twangy crap. with dee dee doot doot dee dee doot dootly...
singmetofire [8/9/2006 12:10:21 AM EST]
Score: +0
well CSS, due to the fact that im not completley famliar with all the bands, and what exact time frame they origonated in, or came from, i say retro. I mean, if i had a more vast knowledge of older music (which, i do know a lot of older bands, and love listening to them also!) it'd make me look like an ass, becuase i really don't know what bands sounded like in the 50's, or in the 60's or 70's. But i do know, that theres a lot of bands, in the past, that i have heard, that sounds a lot like some of the stuff i've been hearing on here, and some of the stuff it seems people are trying to "revive" these days. And i mean, i know in argument one could make a case by saying "well it's acoustic, it's hard to see style in acoustic" but, it's really not, i mean Take one the artists on here for instance, Lux Perrera i think? I don't know, he is acoustic and i think his music is absolutley fantastic, you can tell he is inspired by the music from a different time, but i don't feel it necessarily bleeds into his own style enough for one to say "oh man, that really sounds like something from (place random era here)" Babbeling?
Cobainsaxsolo [8/9/2006 12:03:04 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I dug the synthy tinkling dusted throughout. I like the discordant chord progresssion actually. It reminds me of "Octopus" by Syd Barrett, and that's by far my favorite song of his. Vocals blended wonderfully with the music. Wonderfully.

PS -- Dear sing,
Do you think maybe you could define just what you mean by "retro." You throw the term around. Alot. And you seem to apply it to a really sweeping range of music. So exactly what do you mean, anyways?
GibneySays [8/8/2006 11:40:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
the more i hear this the more i think this was second stage at the least.
GibneySays [8/8/2006 10:23:10 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Mr. Bratty [8/8/2006 12:49:26 PM EST]
Score: +0
odie colongne likes it too! good stuff. it is pleasant to my eyes, ears, nose and throat.
singmetofire [8/8/2006 12:39:18 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1 star
Meh. First of all, this is done to death, i hate to say it, but really the only ground your breaking here, is the dirt you had to move to bring this song style back from the grave. I agree with QC, this doesn't sound like it has any planned out structure, and the fact that you voted on yourself, quite high also, is going to work against you as far as im concerned, at least with my vote anyway. I hate retro, and this goes back a little further than what im already uncomfterble with, so it's safe to say, this makes me wana rip out my eyes. Btw, it's not necessarily BAD, by levels of what technically makes a song good, except for the fact that i think the songwriting has gone terribly arye, SONGwriting, the lyrics are nice, just delivered in a weak manner for me.
itchybrother (song submitter) [8/8/2006 10:41:00 AM EST]
Score: +0
hey, thanks for all your comments, I can't really disagree with anything any of you have written (even if I did, who cares, right?).

my only question is, can a song ever move out of Rejects? Not that I'm complaining...if you really think it should stay there, fine. I mean, it's your website.
boygenuis [8/8/2006 12:28:49 AM EST]
Score: +0
I read the rejection reason and almost didn't listen to it. Yeah, bad reasoning, I understand. I dug it, thankfully. Where some might think the chord progression is too random, and at my first glance I was gonna agree, but it's what kept me listening. I was looking at something on ebay and had forgotten about the song playing in the background when all of a sudden I noticed that I was tapping my foot to time so I had to come back for a dedicated listen. The lyrics are definately...i don't want to say interesting here cuz that's not what I'm aiming for and cool is too general a word...are, #@&%! it, cool. I am all about the intro and the strummed guitar and the lead guitar. So, really there's nothing about this song I don't like. Really glad I listened to it. Good job, ladies and gentlemen, or I guess it's just duder.
NovaVox [8/8/2006 12:18:35 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
This is really really good. I love the vocal and the lyrics are sooo interesting...you are wondering what will happen next...

The production sucks...but somehow works too. If you did it on an album that already had very clearly recorded songs, this would stand out even more...I really dig.

1. Technical ability
2. Good tone choice
3. Playing the right part for the song
4. Feeling
5. Originality

This gets:

1) 4.5 (I like the musicianship, not amazing but no failures)
2) 4 (I don't like the acoustic, try something dry, compressed acoustic, keys good)
3) 5 (All parts are great)
4) 5 (I liked it, and I don't owe you any other explanation ;)
5) 5 (Try and find a comparison)

Overall: 4.7 (god, you almost made it...weird)

Overall:
GibneySays [8/7/2006 5:14:22 PM EST]
Score: +0
first listen, i too thought the verses were meandery after the first few bars. but on second listen i don't really mind. this is damn catchy, and i'm enjoying the lyrics and long instrumental.
itchybrother (song submitter) [8/7/2006 3:28:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
"almost sounds like you're making this chord progression up as you go"

that's funny.
Mr. Bratty [8/7/2006 12:24:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
whoa! i thought i was the only one who remembered this cartoon! which would make that biggie rat sitting there chomping on the cigar. mmyeah, see!?!
aaronlife [8/7/2006 10:42:22 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
yes, this is good.
unklesam [8/7/2006 8:55:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
disagree, this is good!
qualcomm [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
almost sounds like you're making this chord progression up as you go
TheBuyer [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
hookless and meandering

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