Sheila of the Worms

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PopTodd

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« on: May 23, 2020, 03:24:20 AM »
This one is a fan favorite for some reason, but it's never really connected with ME.
I guess I understand why--it's catchy and upbeat. But, for some reason I feel insulted that so many people like this so much more than so many of my other songs with I think are better.
Anyway... Thoughts?
https://hoponpop.bandcamp.com/track/sheila-of-the-worms

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Unclenny

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 07:22:22 PM »
Got me grinning with this one.....great production!
"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 07:31:42 PM »
Thanks!
And thanks for listening.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 11:52:10 PM »
That’s a really bright catchy song...no wonder it got such a great response from the audience. I’d be more than happy if any song of mine was anything like as well received as that. Not that any of mine ever are  :D

I’d recommend enjoying it and being very pleased that you have even better songs up your sleeve.

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 02:12:39 AM »
That’s a really bright catchy song...no wonder it got such a great response from the audience. I’d be more than happy if any song of mine was anything like as well received as that. Not that any of mine ever are  :D

I’d recommend enjoying it and being very pleased that you have even better songs up your sleeve.

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Admission: I recorded this "live" in the studio. The "audience" was completely made up. I just thought the singalong would work in this context. I guess I was right.
;)

(The applause was a sample and the singalong was me and a couple of friends doing the singalong thing over a few tracks)

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 08:19:26 AM »
@PopTodd - diggit Todd, this kind of trickery is right up my alley...good catchy worm influenced song, i bet you would get a similar response were you gug with it.

Get touring man...

Unclenny

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 03:54:12 PM »
Admission: I recorded this "live" in the studio. The "audience" was completely made up. I just thought the singalong would work in this context. I guess I was right.
;)

(The applause was a sample and the singalong was me and a couple of friends doing the singalong thing over a few tracks)

Yeah....I knew. I did one like that myself some years ago but I did not pull it off as well as you did.  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2020, 05:01:39 PM »
As a marketing person once said "Clients are mostly tacky". So it's probably right to keep doing what you think and not be driven solely by what they like...

It is a catchy and pleasing song though!
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2020, 05:27:02 PM »
Hi Poptod dude,

catchy AF, great live feel and love the harmonies dropping in and out.
Really like your guys stuff.

Some cheeky guitar work in there too,

Thumbs up here

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2020, 08:09:24 PM »
Great energy.....has a great flow to it. The live performance is really cool.....sounds like a ton of fun...........
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 11:06:11 AM »
Hi

Love that intro - sounds so real.
I reckon it would be a crowd favourite.
Guuiitaaar.

The energy is great.
The vocal and ad libs are a gem.

Digger

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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 02:18:30 PM »
Hi

Love that intro - sounds so real.
I reckon it would be a crowd favourite.
Guuiitaaar.

The energy is great.
The vocal and ad libs are a gem.

Digger
Thanks, Digger.
I actually did record it "live" it was just in the studio. Played it as if we were in front of a crowd: playing and singing at the same time, and tried to imagine a crowd in front of us.
Almost.
The guitar solo WAS overdubbed as were the vocal harmonies (and the singalong of the crowd, of course), but that was it.

Thanks all of you for your comments. It was enlightening. I guess a crowd favorite is just a crowd favorite no matter what I think of it. I'd better get myself better acquainted with playing the damn thing then.
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