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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…
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Was just checking some reviews on peavey amps and ended up listening to this great song...could listen to songs like this all weekend long. Great job -

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jimgoodinmusic said

This is cool with an occasional nod to a reggae beat. Your bass parts are very pronounced and on the spot and the reggae beat has returned.... Police!

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First completed solo project after a years-long home recording hiatus. Recorded into BandLab running on an old iPhone, which is a surprisingly fun way to work.
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jimgoodinmusic said

A sense of Roxy Music in this and for a home recording has a very nice present feel Ben. Congratulations on new work after a year long, it happens, sometimes as in my case with another muse coming to surface. I'm glad you returned! Thanks too for your recent listen to my ukulele piece and the kind words.

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Having fun with crunchy guitars and learning about making a sequenced drum part. Guitars, bass, “drums,” “singing”: Ben Niven Lead guitar in intro: Darren Tipper
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Colleen Dillon said

Hi Ben! Thanks so much for listening to my music and the thoughtful and kind comments on my music. And it allowed me to discover yours! I like the dramatic sound to the guitars on this track. It should be a action movie soundtrack. Excellent lyrics too!

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Guest said

My name is Tim Aandahl

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Guest said

You didn’t go to University of Missouri- Columbia. I’ve been looking off and on for years for a Ben Niven. The one I know plays your style of music.

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I dug out my old alto recorder several years back and got thinking if I could just learn to play a simple phrase or two on it, I could incorporate it into a song. It was a nice idea, but in practice I did better at digitally editing a take together…
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LOL! 😂

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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…
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Guest said

Very respectable recording! Props to you, man!

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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…
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Guest said

Great stuff! You’d all fit right in here in west Texas!

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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…
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Guest said

i keep on telling people those little peaveys are really cool little amps...good stuff

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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…
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Guest said

What a voice. I get ALL of the lyrics! Relaxed with an tiny bit of an edgy rhythm. Keep 'em comin'

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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Guest said

I got here from ss guitar. This one rocks! Nice.

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Recorded in 2001; me on guitars and vocals and Frank Reynolds, the drummer from my most recent band, on drums. Drums recorded in our barn's hayloft onto three tracks of a cassette four-track recorder (along with a scratch guitar track), then transferred…
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kirklynch said

Very nice! Really dig that LO Fi guitar sound in the solo

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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Guest said

Rocks.

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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Ben Niven said

I wrote it, but I have to say the other three guys in the band more than pulled their weight in the performance of it. It was one of those deals where I came to practice with an idea and WHAM; everybody got it immediately and from there on out it ws just polish and tempo adjustments. Great group of guys to play music with...

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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FDR said

Cool song,like!

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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Ben Niven said

Thank you, CV and SS. I don't think I have been compared to Fleetwood Mac before, but it sure played on my parents' hi-fi quite a bit when I was a kid...I must've absorbed some. I look forward to checking out your music(s)...

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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Guest said

Woah, pretty sweet licks here! This is glorious!

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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Clean Vikings said

SO fing fleewood mac man!!!! good shit!

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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Clean Vikings said

Oddly enough there is some sonic youth in there also... pretty chill all around....

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