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8/11/2007

Jim Pearson -  
Storm
Weighted Rating: [6 Votes, 4.03 Stars]
Views: 1,466
partialreptile [8/13/2007 5:42:47 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I think i hear the influence of another fizz head here, I shant say who though, just in case. I will say that that's a good thing though, this has shown you can vary direction and that's always something that gets kudos in my book.
I'm not gona jump right in and say this is the best I've heard from you yet, but I will say that it's the one of your tracks I'd personally listen to on a regular basis before the others.
Good.
tj_maximum [8/13/2007 3:10:32 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
i like the space you left in the middle of the song. have you thought about adding a shaker, tambourine, or another piece of aux percussion? i think that would really help build the funkiness/energy. lyrics are mostly spot on. i agree that this needs something ripping on the end. someone mentioned something about waits earlier and if you're still working on this song an idea popped in my head. what if you did some of the vocal tweakings that he did? he actually used to sing out of an old crappy boombox and mic that... if the end builds and there's something ripping it could be cool to have a distorted vocal come in or possible just have it lurking slightly below the mix on the left (sinister) side.
JimPearson (song submitter) [8/12/2007 6:19:52 AM EST]
Score: +0
Hey, thanks all for these very thoughtful comments, much appreciated as ever. This song was written earlier this year "in-between" trying to finish another song... thi sone turned out better. I don't feel all that close to this track, I felt there were some "lazy lyrics", but I was pleased with the latter half, which was more instictive... and includes my first swear word!!

Wayne, I'm having a garage built at the side of my house, it will be a new home for my old drum kit... but don't tell the wife!
wayne monges [8/12/2007 4:09:28 AM EST]
Score: +0
oh did I mention that the singing is fantastic?
wayne monges [8/12/2007 4:03:37 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Is there a chord change or not? That's the burning question here. The vocal melody, and keyboard seem to go to a four chord, while the bass and guitar continue riffing off the one, creating a very intense harmonic battle. Pretty scary, Bowiesque stuff. The programmed drums sound great, but they don't quite build in intensity and take the tune where it wants to go. So, get a real kit and burn the house down, I know you can do it.
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [8/11/2007 8:40:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Groovy. Mostly I fixated on the clav (distorted electric piano?) in the right channel. But the whole mix just drew me right in, until I turned it up a bit. Then the overall distortion became too much. I liked the pads, guitars and keys. The vocals suit me fine. There are several new artists on fizz lately that I admire a good bit. Pearson is one of them.
DonnieDarko [8/11/2007 8:09:36 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
great jim...good to hear a fresh vibe...your voice complements that sound well...i enjoyed the lyrics a lot too... loved the interlude as well... it starts an excellent build to the end of the piece...I've accused you of over-emoting the end of your songs before...but here you get swept right up in the energy...
aaronlife [8/11/2007 8:49:05 AM EST]
Score: +0
yeah, gotta dig that base line, this is cool, captures my attention and holds it. just when i want an elec guitar solo to rip it up, you go subtle... with keys or something, that was interesting, but it lost some energy for me, which i think it needed to help carry it... the vocals are great.... it gets a bit repetitive, obviously it is, and as much as i like it i think, personally, i need those guitar solos, or some energetic solos, to totally keep me. when it kicks back in at 3:22, that's great, and the ending is nice. overall, i really like it, but wasn't totally funky enough to make me want to listen often. agree with word about that funk jam, that with your singing, would be perfect.
wordgirl62 [8/11/2007 8:10:06 AM EST]
Score: +0
I took half a star off from five because I'd have liked it to go on just a bit more...an almost chaotic balls-to-the-wall funk jam would've been nice after those last lyrics, then a repeating of either the first verse or the last(or a cool combination of both!) with a little extra gusto to the vocals. That would make it perfect for me.
wordgirl62 [8/11/2007 8:05:04 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Bordering on funkiness...Love the menacing tone of the lyrics. (There's a Life During Wartime feeling of foreboding mixed with funkiness). The words hit home here, so they impacted me like they may not impact some. "The darkening skies are in his eyes when he's had more than a few" is an example of many really great lines here. The creepy "He loves you, hasn't he told you?" says so much. Cheers!
leeredfizz [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
The other song had no hook, this one gets you with the bass groove. Winner by a hair.
thisisausername [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I hear a bit of Tom Waits in this...but I feel that the vocals seem rather distant from the instrumentation.
pesterons [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
i think i sharted.
lachrymal [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I wanted to vote against you.
GoingtothePoolhouse [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
damn pearson, you made me burn my rice ... couldn't pull away.
this is great.

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