Small Town Man (unplugged)

Now here’s one that goes back a bit. I originally released it back in 2011 and it’s a comic song about where I live. Actually, every word is true so it’s really not that comic.

There’s a bit of a story behind it. My mate Dioclese does my videos for me and he had a mate that was being driven mad by his fellow townspeople, so they started up a blog together called Smalltown Man. To cut a long story short, the guy got a lot of stick and quit but Dioclese incorporated the blog into own his to keep the theme going.

It was already an accoustic number so I’m not sure why I redid it really. My other half reckons the original is superior. Either way, I still think it’s one of my better songs.

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Here’s a link to the original if you want to compare the two.

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Faking It (live & unplugged)

Here’s something little different from the ‘Unplugged’ album because this one is not only unplugged, it’s a live recording as well. No effect, no mixing, no mastering just me and a guitar.

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Here’s a link to the original if you want to compare the two and comments are invited.

If you want the video and lyrics from the original track off the ‘Twisted Logic’ album, then click [here]

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Rewrite Your Life (unplugged)

Here’s an unplugged version of a track of my 2013 album “Twisted Logic” that is a comment on the digital age, Facebook, Twitter etc and has a darker side about grooming and peadophile if you read between the lines.

Basically it’s about the truly sad people out there who simply can’t live with life the way it was dealt out by fate and, frankly, find it easier to lie about themselves than do something about it. in the 21st century what could be easier than to just reinvent yourself when face to face contact is just a thing of the past.

Given that earlier today I was reading about the 999 service being forced onto texting and apps for smartphones, this seems even more pertinent.

As before with ‘Unplugged’ there’s a link to the original if you want to compare the two and comments are invited.

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One for the Road (unplugged)

Time for another track off the ‘Unplugged’ album.

One for the Road was the title track off the album I released last year. It was a pretty uptempo rock number that’s one of my personal favourites. But how to translate that into an accoustic version was a challenge. Well, apart from a tempo change, key change and instrument change it’s pretty much the same as it was. Not.

Here it is, together with a link to the original if you want to compare the two. I’d be interested to get comments of what you think.

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Here’s the original :

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Mid Life Crisis (unplugged)

Continuing with the ‘Unplugged’ album here’s a reworking of the title track from one of my earlier albums that I recorded in 2012.

You might think that it’s autobiographical, but in fact I took large chunks of it from a chap I was at school with and met again 40 odd years later – still playing, still collecting guitars, still making bugger from it. I will admit there’s bits of me in there too but I’ll leave you to work out which bits are which1

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If you prefer the somewhat different electric version, then here it is :

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Conspiracies (unplugged)

With the recent conviction of the Boston marathon bomber, there’s been yet another spate of madcap conspiracy theories so I thought that continuing with the ‘Unplugged’ album I would rework another track off the ‘Cheap Beer and Cigarettes’ album.

This one is definitely nothing like the original!

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As before, if you prefer the electric version, you can find it [here]

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Cheap Beer and Cigarettes (unplugged)

Continuing with the ‘Unplugged’ album, here’s a reworking of the title track from the ‘Cheap beer…” album

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Of course, if you prefer the electric version, you can find it [here]

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