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Is this Americana?

Post by Ironbarkbob » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:14 am

Hello every one. https://soundcloud.com/ironbarkbob/metal-mule
I wrote this song for a Youtube video that is about to be listed soon.
I am also hoping to use it on Taxi when the opportunity arises .

What I want to know is, does this song fit into the Americana genre?
I would also like to know if the vocal sits well in the mix.
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All advice and comments much appreciated.
Rob
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Re: Metal Mule Advice Please

Post by mikeymike2000 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:41 pm

Hi Rob,

This is a great mix!

I would not get hung up on titles though. I think "Rock-abily" is good but I am not sure it would fit "Americana" because of the electric guitars (that work perfectly here) - that is why I say who cares about titles.

However, you may consider changing the title to the post to "is this Americana" because I thought I was going to listen to a heavy metal song based on the post title. There are a bunch of Americana folks here who may not click because of the title.

Anyway, it is good and that is really all that matters.

However, be aware that if this goes to youtube on something that is popular it may hamper or disqualify it for other opportunities, so I hope you got some kind of loving for it thus far.

Nice song. :)

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Re: Metal Mule Advice Please

Post by Ironbarkbob » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:54 pm

mikeymike2000 wrote:Hi Rob,

This is a great mix!

I would not get hung up on titles though. I think "Rock-abily" is good but I am not sure it would fit "Americana" because of the electric guitars (that work perfectly here) - that is why I say who cares about titles.

However, you may consider changing the title to the post to "is this Americana" because I thought I was going to listen to a heavy metal song based on the post title. There are a bunch of Americana folks here who may not click because of the title.

Anyway, it is good and that is really all that matters.

However, be aware that if this goes to youtube on something that is popular it may hamper or disqualify it for other opportunities, so I hope you got some kind of loving for it thus far.

Nice song. :)
Hello Mickey. Thats excellent information. Than k you so much. Rob

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Post by burpo » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:19 pm

Yeah, I hear Sun Records, but not "Americana," the way the word is currently used.

Good stuff!!
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Re: Is this Americana?

Post by Ironbarkbob » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:49 am

burpo wrote:Yeah, I hear Sun Records, but not "Americana," the way the word is currently used.

Good stuff!!
Wow. Sun records? Thats even better. Thanks Burpo.
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Post by nick.moxsom » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:42 am

Rob, I know this as Rockabilly too.

For me the vocal is a little too loud, especially when compared with the guitar solo, which is way too quiet, to my ears.

Just my 2 cents.

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Post by funsongs » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:17 pm

In agreement with Nick - guitar solo oughta be front-&-center on the break.
Also - these ears could stand to hear your "Johnny Cash" guitar part pumped up and a tad more "growly".

Nope - doesn't register as Americana; Rockabilly is best description, as others stated.
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Re: Is this Americana?

Post by Ironbarkbob » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:49 pm

nick.moxsom wrote:Rob, I know this as Rockabilly too.

For me the vocal is a little too loud, especially when compared with the guitar solo, which is way too quiet, to my ears.

Just my 2 cents.

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Hey there Nick. Just done a remix. Think it sounds a little better.
Thanks for commenting.
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Re: Is this Americana?

Post by Ironbarkbob » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:51 pm

funsongs wrote:In agreement with Nick - guitar solo oughta be front-&-center on the break.
Also - these ears could stand to hear your "Johnny Cash" guitar part pumped up and a tad more "growly".

Nope - doesn't register as Americana; Rockabilly is best description, as others stated.
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Hi there Fun Songs. Very glad to have you as a fan.
The lower octave is an idea I may peruse latter.
Thanks for your great advice. I have remixed Metal mule.
Regards Rob.

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Re: Is this Americana?

Post by JamesCarvalho » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:10 pm

hey i dig this ,
i agree with others, i think this sounds like so rockabilly .. but i might also say
i was getting some country western vibes too..

i dont hear an americana vibe at all .. but its a fairly new genre for me..
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