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Troebel Water (Nederlandstalig) – Dutch folksong – Gratis Download

Troebel Water

I had to setup my laptop for a recording session next saturday. While doing so, I grabbed my notebook with songlyrics and decided to do a ‘lo-fi’ recording of a song I wrote, Troebel Water, back in 2015.

The recording was intended as a “test” of the setup (AKG mic, DI for the guitar, mixer, laptop, Ardour DAW).I used my old six channel Behringer mixer connected to the laptop with a Behringer A/D converter.

I liked how this simple version of this song turned out so I’ve decided to publish it on SoundCloud. Free download. Hope you like it, even if you don’t understand the words.

Troebel Water (with Lyrics)

Lyrics – all rights ©2015-2022 R. Brinkman

Mag ik aan je denken,
als de nacht zo eenzaam is,
mag ik aan je denken,
als’k in troebel water vis
mag ik aan je denken
als ik je weer mis

een arm om jou heen
de schouder die er niet meer is
ik praat er niet omheen,
troebel water, troebel water,
waar ik in vis

Mag ik aan je denken,
als ik weer dat liedje hoor
mag ik aan je denken,
als ik sta in het decor
mag ik aan je denken,
en weer eens ontspoor

een arm om jou heen
de schouder die er niet meer is
ik praat er niet omheen,
troebel water, troebel water,
waar ik in vis

Mag ik aan je denken,
als je mij vergeet,
mag ik aan je denken,
als jij het niet weet,
mag ik aan je denken,
als ik de foto zie,
… die uit m’n handen gleed

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By The Hand Of Men (Original Easter Song, Acoustic)

By The Hand of Men original acoustic song about Easter

Live Acoustic recording from the livingroom “By The Hand Of Men”. An Easter Song. He’s Alive! Happy Easter!

It’s not easy to write an original song about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection of Christ is sung about in many songs.

These words came to me a few days ago. There was no time to record it in the studio so I recorded the song in an acoustic version with my smartphone in the living room.

BY THE HAND OF MEN
(original easter song)
All rights ©2022 reserved R. Brinmkan, Solid Rock Blues Band

On a Cross, on a hill
He died by the hand of men
On a Cross, long ago
We remember now and then

(chorus)
On a Cross, long ago,
A sacrafice, the dices rolled
On a Cross, on a hill
He died by the hand of men

Lord above, why oh Lord
Hast Thou forsaken me,
Lord above, in Your hand
I command my soul

(chorus)

Death no longer scares us now
The lamb that rose out of the grave
Defeated darkness, out for our soul

On a Cross, long ago,
A sacrafice, the dices rolled
On a Cross, on a hill
He died by the hand of men
He died by the hand of men ..

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BANDCAMP FRIDAY – PROCEEDS TO UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

New 2022 Release Stone-Blind

Help the Refugees from the Ukraine! All sales proceeds to Ukrainian Refugees!

Download from BandCamp at
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/stone-blind

Ukrainian refugees

Ukrainian refugees need help. That’s why proceeds of the sale of the latest Solid Rock Blues Band album on March 4, 2022 will be donated to “Giro 555” (national refugee help in the Netherlands).

BandCamp wil hold Bandcamp Fridays in 2022 on March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th, meaning they won’t charge us any fees for the sales so the full payment will be used to help the Ukrainian refugees and you’ll get the album as a gift from the Solid Rock Blues Band in return!

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Solid Rock Blues Band 2022 Release “Stone-Blind” out now!

New 2022 Release Stone-Blind

The long awaited release of the Solid Rock Blues Band’s latest album Stone-Blind is here! Today the album including eleven original rock, blues, country and folk songs was released after over a year of writing and recording.

Stone-Blind is the 20th release of singer-songwriter & composer Rudy’s studio band projects!

The album is available trough BandCamp (Hq audio!), SoundClick, SoundCloud and AudioMack at the moment. It will be available trough the major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon also later on.

Stone-Blind

Blinded by love, fear, resentment, circumstances, politics, social developments. In 11 songs with blues, rock and folk influences, an exploration of today’s society. With all its beautiful but also dark sides. Loss, broken hearts, death and destruction. But also a nice walk, love and sometimes… a feeling of joy and happiness.

Free Bonus Track

The album is available for download for only €5 at BandCamp and US$5 at SoundClick. At BandCamp and SoundClick there’s a free, acoustic, bonustrack included you can download at no cost.

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/stone-blind

Of course it’s up to you if you buy it or not (we would really appreciate it if you do or buy one or two tracks) but you can also stream it for free!

Recording and production

On the album you will find two co-writes, “Gave Up on Givin’ Up” and “Stones for Bread”. Al songs were recorded and mixed at the home recording studio the LoftStudio, Groningen, The Netherlands. Several songs were already released as (digital) singles and reached Top10 positions on Drooble and SoundClick.

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Shotgun Angel (coversession)

Shotgun Angel Drooble Charts Herman en Rudy

Herman (Drums) & Rudy (Guitar, vocals) got together last summer and recorded three cover songs: Shotgun Angel by Daniel Amos, Dancing Barefoot by Patti Smith and 40 by U2. A fun unrehearsed session. The songs are now available at Drooble and SoundCloud.

The last song that was mixed and finished was Shotgun Angel by Daniel Amos, a christian alternative rock band formed in 1974 and still active.The song isn’t a real rock song though. We think “country” would fit the song best so it has been labeled like that on Drooble.

We both picked one favorite song for the session. Herman choose Shotgun Angel, Rudy choose Dancing Barefoot. Since there was some time left we more or less improvised U2’s “40”.

After the initial sessions the bass guitar and additional guitars were recorded. But basically it was a jam session  and lo-fi recording. We’ve planned to get together again next year at Herman’s house where he will be playing his own acoustic drums.

Soon after posting the song on Drooble it went into the charts! Hope you like this recording. And we hope it will stay in the charts for some time of course.

Over the past years several cover songs were recorded, including a few at an empty store (“Abandoned Store Sessions”).

Charting at Drooble

Shotgun Angel Cover song Drooble

The cover of Shotgun Angel landed on #11 on the first day it was uploaded and got up to #7 on the next day. We’re very happy you all took the time to listen and hope you enjoyed our lo-fi cover of this song a lot. Of course we can’t compete with the original. You can find that on Youtube.

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The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!”

Hey Babe! (Fat Man Blues)

Too Fat to Share the Bed? The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!” is out now!

The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!” now available on Drooble, SoundCloud and BandCamp (download available for €0.75 at BandCamp).

They say every instrument has it’s own song and we can’t agree more. After buying a new, budget but great sounding, Les Paul guitar this song erupted out of it! The Fat Man’s Blues – the man that loves burgers more than his lady.

A fun rock-song with heavy distorted guitars and a catchy hook. Listen for free at Drooble, SoundCloud and BandCamp. Like it? You can download it from BandCamp for only 75 cents.

About the Song

This song was recorded at The LofStudio. We used a free drum backing track, the Harley Benton MM 84A SB Deluxe Bass, Ibanez AS53-TF Hollow Body guitar and a brand new addition to the studio, a Donner DLP-124S (Les Paul). Vocals recorded using the MXL770 Studio Condenser. The basic recording was done using Ardour and final mixing and production with Mixbus.

This song will be part of the new album we’ve been working on for some time now. So far we haven’t had enough time to record all the songs because there were so many other (recording) projects going on at the LoftStudio and a busy work schedule.

A review of the great and very affordable Donner DLP-124S is in the making. We’ll post that later.

Lyrics “Hey Baby!”

Hey Baby (The Fat Man’s Blues)
All rights ©2021 reserved, R. Brinkman/Solid Rock Blues Band

Hey Babe!
Get out of my way
Hey Babe!
Why you say you’re gonna stay

Hey Babe!
There ain’t no room for you
My bed’s to narrow and my body to fat

Hey Babe!
didn’t I make myself clear
Hey Babe!
There ain’t no room, for you overhere

Hey Babe!
get out of my bed
I know you love me but I love my burgers too much

Hey Babe!
Get out of my room
My bed’s to narrow and my body to fat

Hey Babe!
Why don’t you leave me alone
Hey Babe!
It ain’t our love that’s blown up…
It’s me!

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Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith cover)

dancing barefoot studio session

Raw Studio Footage “Dancing Barefoot” (cover)
(no shredding here, only good old fashioned acoustic guitars 🙂 )

Yesterday someone I got to know trough Facebook, Herman, and I came together in my home studio to record the basic tracks for a set of cover songs we both like. Including this one, by Patti Smith’s “Dancing Barefoot”. Audio you hear is taken from the smartphone we used to record the video.

We also recorded Daniel Amos Band’s “Shotgun Angel” and U2’s “40”. All in one session! Drums, one guitar and vocal. Now it’s up to me to re-record the vocals and also add bass.

This song will have female vocals, to be recorded later. Making music with someone you’ve only known online for a few years can be a little tricky — but we had a lot of fun today and worked out very well!

That’s the basic idea of the ‘Solid Rock Blues Band’ concept. While it’s a one-man-band, I love to work with others to play and record music. We might be doing a few additional recordings in the future!

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Stones For Bread (pre-release)

Stones For Bread Free Download

Stones for Bread is a new rocking blues song by the Solid Rock Blues Band from the Netherlands. The song has been pre-released on SoundCloud and in HQ Audio (CD quality) at BandCamp (check this link).

While trying to complete a few songs for a new album this song was written together with songwriter James Zheutlin more or less as an “in between” song. Based on an acoustic concept song (first demo version below).

SoundCloud

Acoustic Demo Version

The acoustic demo version was recorded in the kitchen at the LoftStudio and filmed using a smartphone.

Lyrics Stones For Bread

All rights ©2021 . Words: R. Brinkman/J. Zheutlin

You gave me stones for bread
Stop pretending that we’ve never met
You gave me stones for bread
Stop pretending that we’ve never met
You know I know you so well,
now it’s treason that I smell
You know I know you so well,
now it’s treason that I smell

You gave me stones for bread
Said there ain’t no more room in your bed
You gave me stones for bread
Said there ain’t no more room in your bed
pushed me out of the door,
said don’t “come back here no more!”
pushed me out of the door,
said “don’t come back here no more!”

Will I ever heal?
Only time will tell
Only time will tell
A contract under seal?
Only an empty shell,
Only an empty shell!

You gave me stones for bread
You painted pictures that I never forget
You gave me stones for bread
You painted pictures that I never forget
We once touched Heaven
but now we’re living in hell
We once touched Heaven
but now we’re living in hell

You gave me stones for bread,
You gave me stones for bread…

Recorded using..

Drums & Bass – JJazzLab
Guitars – Harley Benton Telecaster + JoYo American
Vocals – MXL770
DAW – Harrison Mixbus

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Happy 80th Birthday to Bob Dylan – Forever Young!

Bob Dylan Forever Young Happy Birthday

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning nearly 60 years (Wikipedia).

Bob Dylan has been a huge influence on my songwriting as well as personal life. I recorded this cover of his song Forever Young to honor the man who is in my opinion indeed one of the best, probably the best, songwriter ever. Let’s celebrate and be glad and thankful for what he has given to us! An amazing talent. I wish him all the best and hopefully many happy years to come!

Happy 80th Birthday to Bob Dylan – Forever Young!

Also available at SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/barkingaunts/forever-young-bob-dylan

Forever Young – Words & Music © by Bob Dylan. Copyright music and lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Special Rider — for original, exclusive performances by Bob Dylan, check-out the official channel at www.youtube.com/bobdylan

Recording made using Harrison Mixbus6 (DAW), MXL Vocal Condenser mic, Behringer UMC404HD interface, Ibanez AS53-TF Hollow Body (Electric Guitar), Harley Benton MM 84A SB Deluxe (bass guitar), Samick Greg Bennett GD-101 SCE/N Electro-acoustic.

 

 

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New song release – Mountain High

Mountain High Song Release Solid Rock Blues Band

Mountain High (Valley Below) is an uptempo song, countryrock and bluesrock influenced, by the Solid Rock Blues Band project. Inspired by a short holiday trip to the Harz region in Germany.

While on holiday this song was written by Rudy and it took a few months before the melody and music were composed. After that was ready, recording and mixing the song was done in one day. Recorded, mixed and released on May 2, 2021 at The Loft Studio.

Video Mountain High

Audio only (Soundcloud)

More details about this recording

Recording
Drums – Digitech Trio
Bass – Harley Benton MM84ASB
Acoustic Guitars – Samick Greg Bennett (Electro Acoustic)
Electric Guitars – Ibanez AS53-TF Hollow Body
Vocal Mic – AKG C900 Condenser
Audio Interface – Behringer UMC404HD
DAW – Harrison Mixbus6

Video
Free stock video from https://www.pexels.com/nl-nl/videos/ and footage shot in the Harz region, Germany. Edited using Flowblade

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