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Hi Steffen,

Thank you so much for the kind words, it means a lot coming from a consummate composer and producer like yourself!!
Regards,
Andy 

I just love ALL your songs, Andy. Exactly the kind of songs I would write if I could. :)

In your songs, I always hear touches of all the bands I love, e.g. The Who, Deep Purple, Kansas, ...
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I just love ALL your songs, Andy. Exactly the kind of songs I would write if I could. :)

In your songs, I always hear touches of all the bands I love, e.g. The Who, Deep Purple, Kansas, ...
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Finished Works / Re: Corporate Dogs - Version 2024
« Last post by stoman on March 16, 2024, 01:30:52 PM »
Love the song, super production and performances!

Thanks, Andy!

I miss those days when there was plenty of time for music. But I am glad we are still in touch and doing songs together occasionally. :) Hopefully, there are going to be some new original ones soon.

If I had not already been lucky to have a great bassist for "Corporate Dogs", you would have been my first choice. I know you would have done an equally great job.

Regards, Steffen
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Finished Works / Re: Corporate Dogs - Version 2024
« Last post by AndyG6508 on March 16, 2024, 01:25:46 PM »
Hey Steffen,

Love the song, super production and performances!

Andy
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Finished Works / Corporate Dogs - Version 2024
« Last post by stoman on March 16, 2024, 01:23:53 PM »
This is a new version of this old song with different vocals, guitars and drums.

CORPORATE DOGS

Lyrics: John "Ace" Williams
Vocals: Stoman (Synthesizer-V "Saros")
Guitars: Timothy Reid
Bass: Alberto P.
Drums: Alex Zulaika


Fat cats gather in a board room to talk about developments
The news is a shock an everyone's in panic mode
Armed with facts from a man they pay in the government
A message has arrived written in secret code

Some little man in a workshop wants to change the world
A foolish little man screwing up the status quo
Remember the story of the fisherman who found the pearl
Gentlemen, that's how low we're prepared to go

Are there no rooms in Heaven for the corporate dogs?
No there are no rooms in Heaven for the corporate dogs
Hell won't have them cause the devil's got his own backlog
So they put 'em out back where the angels feed the hogs

Somewhere lives a man who works for the government
A civil servant who does only serve himself
On a password account he accesses on the internet
A nice, little cheque awaits him for his help

A call gets placed to a law firm off in a foreign land
An account is made and money gets shuffled in
A throw-away phone makes a call out to a hidden man
The game gets changed so the corporation wins

Are there no rooms in Heaven for the corporate dogs?
No there are no rooms in Heaven for the corporate dogs
Hell won't have them cause the devil's got his own backlog
So they put 'em out back where the angels feed the hogs

There is a man who we can trust
He always does what he knows he must
Details have already been discussed
He's promised to deliver these plans to us
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Great job, guys! So nice to see and hear some "activity" around this place. :) :)
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It turned out pretty damn good. Well done all. Nice to see MCS back in action on something both creative and high quality.




George
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Good to see some action here!!!
 I like what I'm hearing too!!! Great collab!
Mimmo
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Awesome!

Much thanks as a group to everyone involved both online and off! It's been quite some time since I felt to energy and excitement of a collaboration at MCS and it feels great!

Special thanks go to Andy for suggesting the initial idea for a collaboration, for seeing the potential in my rag-tag lyrics, for his stellar job on bringing so many talented people together and for laying down the powerful bass track.  Thanks, Andy, I'm glad we could finally collaborate on a song!

My further special thanks of course go to, Nick T, for providing the platform where such fine collaborations take place and the time-consuming work you provided on such a professional mix and mastering!  Thank you for your interest and participation on this song, Nick!

Big thanks to Bill for contributing his magic to the final arrangement, keyboards, synths and guitars. Your work more than carries the song, it stands out and !

For bringing my humble lyrics to life (a role that always has special meaning for a lyricist), my parade of thank yous must next stop at George and your driving vocal track. Thank you, George, for such a strong vox treatment and for throwing your vital hat into this collaboration.

And last but not least, as Alex is currently not a member of the forum, I'll extend my great appreciation to him through Andy for contributing the solid drum track! Much thanks, Alex!

Now if you all don't mind, I have to step out but I'm going to bring this track with me to listen in the car. Thanks again to all and I hope we can work on another great collaboration again sometime!

Best to all,
Mike

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Hi MCS,

Thrilled to post up this song set to very cool lyrics from Mike (Centra).

It was really nice to have several of MCS's well-known names on board.
Super performances from everyone, and a special shout out to Billy for the perfect 80s style prog-rock arrangement, and to Nick for spending many a hour refining the mix.

Mike, thanks for nudging me to write new music. It was nice to finally get to collaborate with you, it only took 14 years!

I think the end result is spectacular.
Thanks.
Andy

Circling The Drain  (Lyrics - Studiolyricist)

Intro:

Verse1:
Planets dart and dance
Move in unison
Vibrate to the rhythm
Of the cosmic hum

Verse2:
Lightning in the sky
Splashes on the waves
Echoes in the forest
Firelight in caves"

Pre-chorus:
Are there jealous worlds watching afar?
Do they have no inkling where we are?

Chorus:
The glint of an alien telescope
Skims the galactic plane
When our ticking time bomb floats into view
While circling the drain
The signals fly in vain
   
Verse3:
Neurons multiply
Ideas circulate
Toxic mix of tongues
Viralizing hate

Verse4:
Figureheads emerge
Weapon-wielding hands
Displaced populations
Confiscated lands

Pre-chorus2:
Will the better worlds reach us in time?
Will our pale blue dot rot on the vine?

Chorus2
Solo:  over verse chords

Repeat Chorus x 2

Credits:
Mike Centra: Lyrics, original vocal melody
Andy Gupta: Original music, bass
Billy Playle: Final arrangement, keyboards, synthesizers, guitars
George Williams: Lead & backing vocals
Alex Zulaika: Drums
Nick Testa: Mix/Master
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