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The Guess Who - "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature"


The Guess Who No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

GUITAR/BASS: bsbloom
PRO KEYS/KEYS: MrPrezident
VOCALS: Atruejedi
 
John Presho, who knew Randy Bachman and worked security for his band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, gave us this account of how the song came together:
"Randy told me that the inspiration for writing 'No Sugar Tonight' came to him from an experience he had walking in downtown Berkeley, California. Randy was walking and talking with a band mate when he looked up and saw four big biker guys walking on the same sidewalk approaching them. Randy made up his mind to cross the street rather than confront the bikers, then he heard the skidding of car tires. Just as Randy was stepping off the sidewalk the car came to a skidding stop and a biker lady got out of the car, walked over to one of the bikers and engaged in a heated conversation with him. When the argument ended the biker lady walked back to the car, opened the door, turned around, then shouted to the biker, 'One more thing honey, you're not getting any sugar tonight' indicating he was not going to get any sex that night from her. The car took off, Randy crossed the street went back to his hotel and started writing the song based on that experience." Burton Cummings was not finished with "New Mother Nature," and Bachman was not done with "No Sugar Tonight," so they put the 2 songs together to make a complete piece on the album.



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Atruejedi
August 18, 2017

I'd appreciate any feedback on the vocals, especially on the length of phrases. I waffled back and forth on the length of phrases over and over again (much to AJ's annoyance, I'm certain!) but decided to go with the general rule of "when the singer breathes, start a new phrase." Before I did this, I was getting 99% on expert because the phrases were longer, but now the shorter phrases are slaughtering me and I'm wondering what the community thinks, especially good vocalists and vocalists who play on expert regularly. Thanks in advance! I look forward to improving my craft.

Thanks!  It's a great song, and the story is pretty cool too.

YES!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!

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Tsikandestroy
August 19, 2017
Finally...been waiting for this one forever...many thanks!
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Damage Inc.
August 19, 2017

Thanks, I've been dying for this one