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Author Topic: Your BB-influenced song of the day: "Girl, Keep An Open Mind"  (Read 855 times)
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« on: March 20, 2012, 12:32:21 PM »

So I recorded a few songs recently with a friend of mine, and thought I'd share the one with the, well, audience-relevant influence:

"Girl, Keep An Open Mind":
http://hellerhenderson.bandcamp.com/track/girl-keep-an-open-mind

All parts/writing done by the two of us (me on the rhythm instruments, him on guitar, shared vocals). It spreads the sixties sauce pretty thick (probably too much), but it was a lot of fun to make, and I've always wanted to get a song like that out of my system.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 04:29:03 PM »

Wow! I've been away from this section of SS too long

Really love it - fantastic vocals, also, really love the bass!

Also, that guitar part at 2:40 is amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 05:23:56 PM »

I like this song Austin, nice "middle period" Beach Boys sound.  I didn't look to see if you have other songs posted but if you do I will give them a listen.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 06:09:25 AM »

Great stuff! Do you have many more songs like that to get out of your system?  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 08:34:46 PM »

Thanks, guys. The other three songs on that EP aren't as Beach Boys-y, but there are some spots of me doing my best BW falsetto, for whatever that's worth. In general, "Girl" is the strongest, but I think we left a nice stamp on our cover of "She's Leaving Home" as well (you can find it on the Bandcamp page).

I like this little section of the board. Perhaps I'll chime in more often!
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