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hey guys listen and tell me what you think. chuck berry meets aerosmith?


keef riffers

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The Butcher Brothers (my band, its really me and a friend and garage band) wrote a new song today. I am really proud of it and it feels like a really good rockabilly chugger.

give a listen and comment if you feel like it.

 

The Butcher Brothers Box Car Blues

 

 

 

north bound grain runner out south carolina

wouldnt trade it for a cadillac

I was gone

you can pull a load on a train

she started talking to me trying to tell I'm wrong

I had sense not to fight

I heard you the first time

I'll be out back

walkin the train tracks

walking the train tracks

travel the world round

aint gonna cost me a thing

tell you brother

you can pull a load on a train

flatnose coal box out to loosiana

and a little girl taught me some french

I was gone

you can pull a load on a train

baby said honey gotta worry bout the money

put it back for lights and rent

I spilled some kerosene

I'll be out back

walkin the train tracks

walkin the train tracks

travel the world round

aint gonna cost me a thing

What I'm sayin is

you can pull a load on a train

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i see where ya are goin here I say tighten up the vocals when the two of you are singing-- like in the first chorus. But it has that feel of blues, meets rockabilly-- the guitar sounds pretty good for the sound your going for. Maybe tame the high end on the vocals just a touch not much just a tweak here and there.

This to me-- seems a little odd

flatnose coal box out to loosiana

and a little girl taught me some french

I was gone

you can pull a load on a train

 

other than that sounds good keep rippin it up my friend.

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It seems like it gets done what it sets out to do. I'm hearing the structure, here, myself, and it works ok for me. I like the authentic sounding train talk, it adds a lot, I like the recurring, presumed double entendre. (Trains and sex; it's a rich field for metaphor; and a rich tradition, too, thinking of the aforementioned Aerosmith's chugging "Train Kept A-Rollin'.")

 

I like it. And the vocals work well for it, too.

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