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Free Single Morning Ritual

Morning Ritual (free download)

So what’s next when you have a new guitar (Harley Benton TE-52), a new vocal condenser mic (MXL770) and installed a new DAW (Mixbus5)? Record a brand new song! So here’s “Morning Ritual” – a song about how we try to survive in this world of ours these days.

The song is available as a free download at SoundCloud and there’s a video!

I must say we’re very happy with the new gear as well as the new DAW! Even though there are some hardware issues to overcome it is clearly the best DAW I’ve ever layed hands on.

Recorded at the ZolderStudio
Drums & Bass – Digitech Trio
Guitars, Vocals, recording & mixing – Rudy

Equipment used:
DAW – Mixbus5
Mic – MXL770
Guitars: Harley Benton Telecaster, Washburn Acoustic

 

 

MORNING RITUAL (Lyrics)

Words & Music (c)2019, Solid Rock Blues Band

Well here’s your coffee dear,
it’s in a paper cup,
I know you do adhere
to the morning ritual..
without you can’t get up,
so here’s your coffee dear
here’s your coffee dear

Well here’s your paper dear,
it says the end is near,
you might not want to read,
or hear the news today
don’t worry anyhow
here’s your coffee dear,
here’s your coffee dear

Chorus:
You can Leave Your Make-up on the shelf,
‘cus time, time suits you well,
and here’s your coffee dear

Here’s Your Coffee Dear,
though the End is Near,
You know we can’t give up
on our morning ritual,
yeah though our life is short,
at least there’s coffee dear,
so here’s your coffee dear.

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Radio Rejects (EP) Out Now. And it’s FREE!

Radio Rejects Free Blues Country and Rock and Roll albumAre you looking for original Blues, Country and some raw Rock and Roll? Can’t afford much or perhaps even nothing for music? Pay whatever you can (“name your price”). Or download the album for free if you’re willing to allow us to add your email to our contact list at BandCamp. And we promise, we won’t start spamming you!

This is Solid Rock Blues Band’s 3rd album and we think it’s one of the best albums we’ve ever recorded! We want the word to get out and want it to be heard. So, we’re offering it for a “whatever you can afford” price.

It took us over a year, but here it is and it’s all yours for free. Although we’d love to cash in big on this album we believe in sharing the joy of music. And if you can, yes we’d be very grateful if you’d be willing to pay some for all our hard work and effort that went into the recording and production of this album.

Also available on ReverbNation (paid download) and free streaming at SoundCloud and Audiomack. However, on BandCamp ONLY there are 3 additional (hidden) bonus tracks available!

BANDCAMP [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Includes three, exclusive, bonus tracks!

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/radio-rejects

REVERBNATION
At Reverbnation, you will get 6 tracks for US$ 5.00

https://www.reverbnation.com/5458791/album/214245

AUDIOMACK
https://audiomack.com/album/solid-rock-blues-band/radio-rejects

SOUNDCLOUD
https://soundcloud.com/barkingaunts/sets/srbb-radio-rejects-pre-release

ZOLDERSTUDIO (LOFT STUDIO)

All songs recorded, mixed and mastered at the ZolderStudio (Loft Studio). The ZolderStudio is our home recording project studio where the albums of the Solid Rock Blues Band are recorded as well as other bands/artists.

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Full Back Catalog Now Available as a FREE Download!

bandcamp albums available for free download
As of today, the full back catalog of the former “Barking Aunts Project” and the “Solid Rock Blues Band” are now available for FREE at the BandCamp website.

Except for our most recent Single, No Limit (On Love) all albums, EP’s and other materials are now available as a “whatever you can afford” FREE download.

The albums can be downloaded here: https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/

The only thing we ask in return is your email address, so we can send you updates about the projects and albums. Don’t want to receive email updates? Donate a small fee and we won’t bother you!

WHY DID WE DO THIS?!

You might wonder why we are now offering all music as free downloads. The reason for this is simple: over the years we’ve spend a lot of time and effort in recording music. Publishing it. On Spotify, for example, this resulted in well over 33,000 plays/streams. We got paid US$ 1.35 for those 33,000 streams. That’s what we consider a total and complete insult. So, since they’re giving it away – why don’t we? And get something in return: a way to get in touch with the people listening to our songs.

We will continue to make singles, albums and EP’s and make them available on commercial platforms (since they will put them on Spotify, iTunes and so on). But on our BandCamp page you can get them for free. Except for the most recent publication. So, the back catalog, as of now, will be free. Forever. As soon as we publish something new, it will be for sale and the previous single, album or EP will be set to “free download” and so on.

 

 

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What A Friend We Have In Jesus (free downloads at SoundCloud)

Classic Christian Hymn’s, will we ever stop singing them?

When growing up, this was one of the songs I heard a lot, in Dutch. The original version, in English, is also a beautiful song of comfort for those who feel alone, are worried or in need for some emotional support. If friends forsake you, there’s always that one Friend you can rely on: Jesus.

I’ve been playing in Worship bands, in Church and Bible groups, for many years. Playing this song always moved people in the congregation. That’s what I like about it so much: simple words that touch people’s heart.

I’m sorry to say I dislike most modern “worship” songs. Most of them are very standard: repeat line after line all the time, same melody all over and based on popular structure we see in most popsongs (Verse -Chorus -Verse – Chorus – Bridge -Chorus) where there’s a lot of repeating in the verses as well as in the chorus of course. From a songwriters point of view this is not very creative songwriting at all. It tries to play with peoples emotions, build up to a certain point (emotional). Feel good songs, no “depth” in the lyrics at all, all along standard patterns as far as the music is concerned. Same popular chords all the time… (and I know, since I’ve been playing them over and over again for years at worship!). So, anyway — I prefer the older hymns. They have a simple structure too, agreed. But, the words, the lyrics, have -in most cases- so much more spiritual depth! So I hope we will never stop singing these songs since they give us so much comfort, relief, hope and.. they talk about the Good Lord in a way modern worship songs can not and will not do!

When recording this song I opted for a slightly faster version as is used in most congregations. This is how I was used to play it in the worship bands – more like an up-tempo “country” song.

The song is available for free at SoundCloud. I’ve also re-recorded the vocals for another gospelsong, “Day By Day”, that I posted earlier. I also remixed it a little. It’s also availble for free at SoundCloud.

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

DAY BY DAY (BLOTT EN DAG)
Wikipedia – “Day by Day, is a Christian hymn written in 1865 by Lina Sandell several years after she had witnessed the tragic drowning death of her father. It is a hymn of assurance used in American congregational singin”.

A song lesser known in Europe, even though it was written by a Swedish songwriter. It is popular in the USA and I happen to like it a lot. I’ve made it slightly more up-tempo. What I like most about this song is that it’s got a less common melody as most hymn’s have.

Over the years I’ve recorded several more classic gospels and hymn’s.
You can find them at this play-list on SoundCloud.

 

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Rock & Roll Suits My Soul

Classic Chrisitan Rock with a heavy blues touch and lyrics rooted in the early 70’s and 80’s Christian Rock music. That’s “Rock & Roll Suits My Soul”. A free download available at AudioMack and SoundCloud.

The song was recorded and mixed at the ZolderStudio HomeStudio and will be part of the upcoming “Radio Rejects” album. An ongoing project of songs available online only trough SoundCloud and Audiomack at the moment.

 

 

Still in doubt if it should be a short 6 track EP or an album with more tracks. Time is limited, but there’s also no rush to publish a new album. For now, it’s an online, slowly growing, project. The tracks included in the project are (also) available on SoundCloud as well as Audiomack.

 

 

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