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#1 Sr.Moog

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Posted December 23, 2019 - 11:06 PM

Hello, everybody! After some time doing different songs, I decided to upload some of the ones I already did and the collaborations with other authors.

You'll find all the songs I've been doing in alphabetical order by artists, I hope I can increase the amount of songs uploaded much more!

 

Currently Released:

 

Today is the day of the release of the album Californication!

Before presenting the songs I want to thank AJFOne for doing all the drums on the album and ThreeAreEss for doing the visuals!

  • Easily: one of my favorites from the album. A simple song that contrasts the soft vocal melody in the choruses with the hardiness of the guitars in the background. A guitar solo that also contrasts with a rhythmic part that goes full speed all the time and creates an interesting contrast that gives the song a distinctive sweetness. Fun to sing and more than one will enjoy Kiedis' choruses with the harmonies of Frusciante.

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  • Emit Remmus: a song mostly led by Flea and Smith while Frusciante is limited to plucks, extravagant sounds and emphasizes the rock side of the choruses. In this song, Kiedis refers to the relationship he was carrying with Melanie Chisholm, singer of the British group "Spice Girls" referring to the nationality of both, walks in Leicester and so on. A perhaps unimportant detail is that the title of the song can be read backwards and forwards, as it actually means "Summer Time".

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  • Get On Top: Frusciante's return to the band also brought with it a lot of the hardcore funk that was perhaps seen to a lesser extent in One Hot Minute. Although, in my opinion, the song is elevated to a higher plane thanks to the magnificent work that Flea does throughout the song. According to what John mentioned, it was gestated in the jam sessions that the band did and he commented that the idea of a more subtle solo was taken as an idea of the song of Yes "Siberian Khatru".

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  • I Like Dirt: another funky song has a sexual stamp, although in a subtle way that refers to the beginnings of Kiedis' lyrics. A great rhythmic work as always with a funny Frusciante solo that enters with a rage to break the song in two and start again, a resource that he will use in other songs and that by the way is very effective. A simple but fun melody to be played throughout the band.

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  • Porcelain: Although they have had quiet songs before, I think this is part of the other side of the band's repertoire: introspective songs, with a great deal of sentimentality and in which you can notice above all the experiences the band had through the road to the top, the drugs and excesses they lived through. In Kiedis' words, the song tries to show the beauty, sadness and tragedy he discovered when he met a mother living in the YWCA who was struggling with her alcohol addiction and coping with that disease by raising her little baby. From such a story no other composition can be expected to be so intimate that it relegates complexity to simplicity, speed to tranquility. A little break from the album with a beautiful song.

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  • Purple Stain: brings back the funk that is almost a last sample of it since in "By The Way" it is almost part of a memory. I think from a song like this one doesn't expect sentimental lyrics or anything but, in Kiedis' words, this song is about dealing with a woman during her menstrual period. Anthony elaborates a bit more on this explanation but we'd better not dwell on it too much and focus a bit on the instrumental. A song about the connection between Frusciante and Flea, full of counterpoints, silences and attacks. A very entertaining song to play, with an ending to "Around The World" of this album where it stands out especially the firm hit of Chad giving an even greater intensity to the song.

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  • Right On Time: such a short song shouldn't have such a long analysis and it's not going to be the exception. Almost two minutes of extension is long enough for Flea and Smith to fully exploit their speed on their respective instruments making you alert and angry throughout its duration. Kiedis and Frusciante share the singer's position throughout the song as the former is responsible for rapping in the verses and while they share tasks in the choruses, Frusciante has a greater role by detaching himself from the harmonies in the backgrounds. A fast, accurate song that takes you to give it your all in two minutes. A good way to show the punk and explosive side of the band.

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  • Savior: a song in which Anthony is once again influenced by his heavy history. In this case, in the singer's words, the song reflects the relationship he had with his dealer father that led him to get involved in the world of drugs at a very young age and brought consequences throughout his life. It is evident in several phrases of the song and according to the story behind the lyrics, it is a simple and very melodic song where there is no explosiveness or too much speed but where subtlety abounds. Changes of rhythm so that the length of the song does not become monotonous make it a distinctive feature of the album since they did not opt for this way of carrying the songs. Simple and interesting melodies are said goodbye with a solo that is very much influenced by Eric Clapton.

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  • This Velvet Glove: The last installment of this pack contains one of the best songs on the album, in my opinion. Flea and Frusciante make interlace their roles with similar melodies that give an amusing mobility to the song where Kiedis unleashes his cryptic lyrics where I don't know if a very clear meaning of the song can be glimpsed but with a very nice melody and I want to highlight, as a declared fan of him, some very nice Frusciante melodies that are a characteristic of the house. A clean tone as throughout the album, make us transit a song of hope. A special mention for Chad who always plays a great role in the rhythmic part and who contributes a lot to the break of the song before one of the choruses. As a detail: Anthony mentions John again in the lyrics (he had already done it in "Purple Stain") and denotes the joy of his new incorporation to the band and the importance in the new direction that the band was going to take.

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  • "If You Found This, It's Probably Too Late": A b-side for 2007's "Brianstorm", this short song kicks off with a strings intro, and then turns into one minute of the loudest, angriest and hardest-rocking punk song the band ever did. It's not hugely well known but it's a fan favorite, and an entertaining minute for sure.

 

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  • "Cornerstone": was a single, and to this day remains a live staple of the band's shows, it was featured in every show on their latest tour. Alex Turner told Uncut Magazine that he wrote this breezy love song about meeting girls in pubs who remind him of the one he's trying to forget, "one morning, quite quickly." He added: "There's something to be said for writing in the morning. At other points in the day you're a bit more defensive. I saw it as a challenge to write something in a major key, but that wasn't cheesy."

 

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  • "Fire And The Thud": a very personal and raw song about Turner's then-girlfriend Alexa Chong. In fact, it was so personal that Turner initially didn't want to sing it, recording a version with Alison Mosshart singing lead instead, but eventually decided to "grow up" and record it himself. Mosshart still sings backing vocals in it.

 

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John Frusciante:

  • "Time Tonight": A preview of one of the packs I'm throwing out of Frusciante. The guitarist was releasing the last album of the six he would release over the course of a year, and he gives us a melancholy song, like much of the album, but with a delicacy typical of the life he has suffered. A simple instrumentation but with a moving lyric that catches and leaves us with an air of sadness but that is heard again and again to remember what a great artist this musician is. More songs from him will come soon!

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Oasis:

 

  • "Stop Crying Your Heart Out": The lyric cooperation in Oasis came about with this album: a disparate album with ups and downs but without a doubt with great songs: One of their great ballads that is part of the film "The Butterfly Effect" is a song with Beatle influences (unimaginable, isn't it?) with some beautiful vocal melodies by Liam and with hopeful lyrics that Noel has accustomed us to from the beginning. A simple song in instrumentation but a fun song to sing. Personally, one of my favorite songs.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers:

 

  • "Desecration Smile": This is the 4th single from "Stadium Arcadium", an essentially acoustic song with different electric phrases that add feelings to the song. Anthony says that the lyrics are inspired by Heather and that in the lyrics he tries to channel thoughts, images and ideas of what happened with her or in previous relationships. Thanks to Yaniv297 for various corrections!

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  • "Torture Me": Perhaps the most powerful song in "Stadium Arcadium"? Maybe, probably, yeah. An incredible song that maintains an explosive energy throughout the song that in a brief impasse leads to an unbridled solo. Thanks to nsw1-6 for tempo map and drums and Yaniv297 for various corrections and keys!

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  • "Death Of A Martian": The end of "Stadium Arcadium" can not have another epic that concludes in a better way the album. The guitar stands out (once again) with an outro that begins with a guitar filled with chorus taking it to an extraterrestrial sound and that concludes with an epic solo with an Anthony reciting a poem that according to him, he took from a book of poems and that he wanted to make it sound as strange as possible. As for the lyrics of the song, it is influenced by the death of Flea's dog as they considered her "a pillar of love, happiness and strength". Thanks to Atruejedi for harmonies and various corrections!

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  • "C'mon Girl": a song that unfolds frantically and with a chorus in which, according to Frusciante, he tried to do something "heavy metal" with great power. Entertaining to play but with great difficulty.

 

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  • "Hard To Concentrate": the most vulnerable side of the band in which Kiedis proposes to marry his wife to make her family. According to Flea, the bass line is influenced in the same way of playing with Frusciante with a lot of openness in the fingers on what the guitarist is developing delicate guitar lines with a drum set with bongos and so on.

 

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  • "Hey": Chili Peppers' encounter with depth is in this song. A strange bass line leads far and wide to the song which is finished off with the delicacy of Frusciante leading another great guitar solo and a drum kit with a basic rhythm but not overloading the environment even more. It lives up to its nickname of "light and jazzy" one of the best songs on the album and certainly one of the most fun to play.

 

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  • "If": a recording with a "folky" sound that has its high point in the bass line that leads to the whole song in which Kiedis sings about the simple pleasures of loving someone and going for a walk with them. A short but attractive and delicate song.

 

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  • "So Much I": one of the most rocking songs of the band at the command of Flea. Influenced by the way Guy Picciotto of the band Fugazi plays, it gives shape to a totally frantic song in which Kiedis is singing and rapping. Really entertaining with a nice guitar solo and an ending to remember The Who and break everything (maybe not so much but intense for sure).
     

 

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  • "Strip My Mind": a totally slow song with an even bigger role of Frusciante in the vocals but with a great melody by Kiedis too. A song supported by a simple guitar structure carried by Smith and Flea in a great way while Kiedis talks again about love and not to undress his mind (maybe to not express himself completely fragile and loving? Maybe that's it). Anyway, a song with a great guitar solo and although it's slow, it's fun to play.
     

 

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  • "We Believe": a strange guitar moving out of time and a bass out of theory books (according to Flea), what does it result in? "Failla Funk". According to Kiedis, it talks about time travel in dreams which gives meaning to the dark and mysterious atmosphere felt throughout the song. Outstanding performance by Chad Smith with his totally distinctive playing. A great guitar solo that leads to the last song of this pack.

 

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#2 Atruejedi

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Posted December 25, 2019 - 07:52 PM

Awesome releases! I look forward to many more :)


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#3 yaniv297

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Posted December 26, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Congrats on the thread! It's been great working with you. He helped a lot on the Bowie "Low" tunes and a few more.

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#4 Sr.Moog

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Posted December 29, 2019 - 05:08 PM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium 3-Pack

Thanks to Atruejedi, nsw1-6 and Yaniv297!



#5 Sr.Moog

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Posted May 5, 2020 - 02:40 PM

Added the latest Stadium Arcadium pack from Red Hot Chili Peppers!



#6 Jonztu

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Posted May 5, 2020 - 06:33 PM

Helluva pack! The whole album translates so well to Rock Band. Thank you.



#7 a316sob

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Posted May 5, 2020 - 06:43 PM

Thank you so so much!

#8 Vinny Reed

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Posted May 6, 2020 - 11:04 AM

does this seven pack mean that Stadium Arcadium has been fully charted?
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#9 Sr.Moog

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Posted May 7, 2020 - 01:47 AM

does this seven pack mean that Stadium Arcadium has been fully charted?
(Nevermind)

It will surely be done completely and I will help that as well as with the rest of the discography!



#10 Sr.Moog

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Posted May 8, 2020 - 04:04 PM

Added "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" from Oasis to the database!



#11 Sr.Moog

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Posted May 13, 2020 - 02:47 AM

Added "Time Tonight" from John Frusciante to the database!



#12 Sr.Moog

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Posted June 5, 2020 - 03:55 AM

Californication is now available on the database!

 

Next delivery we already changed the guitarist but surely some will be happy with the release of this new album. Stay tuned!



#13 Jonztu

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Posted June 5, 2020 - 01:39 PM

Another huge release! Thanks for all the RCHP. Looking forward to playing these ones, and the new releases you have in the pipeline.

#14 MrBurpler

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Posted June 6, 2020 - 05:02 AM

Does this complete Californication? Either way this is huge! Great work!


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#15 Sr.Moog

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Posted June 6, 2020 - 05:54 AM

Another huge release! Thanks for all the RCHP. Looking forward to playing these ones, and the new releases you have in the pipeline.

 

Thanks for the comment! Stay tuned, new songs are coming soon!

 

Does this complete Californication? Either way this is huge! Great work!

With these songs the album is complete since the rest of the songs were made by Harmonix and "Around The World" was already made by another author and is already in the database some time ago!



#16 AJFOne23

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Posted June 6, 2020 - 07:53 AM

So glad to be apart of this great project  :rock:



#17 Sr.Moog

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Posted June 6, 2020 - 08:59 AM

So glad to be apart of this great project  :rock:


The great thing about this project is being able to count on your work! I am very happy that you are part of this project and luckily we have many releases ahead of us my friend!





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