What's the Trouble by Thinqsyrius

Garage Pop
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Side B of the Cheetah Records release. Produced by Don Monopoli. Drums, bass, guitars and backing vocals by Dave. Lead and backing vocals by CJ. Bells and backing vocals by Don.

Dave and I wrote this as a much harder edged rock song but Don felt it needed a little taming and toning down ... we weren't incredibly happy with the result but on the other hand, it wasn't horrid so we didn't try to hide it. There's no trouble.

to see the harder side of WTT, check out Thinqsyrius follow-up band, Babbling Genius doing the song live at http://youtu.be/c957vd8u3oE

Featured Review

Thank god for a delightful 80's-style Poppish Rock song.
Chunky and tight guitars, chords descending with accessible discipline and an addictive riff floating comfortably in a pool of cool. Sparse synth flourishes like sparkling raindrops, kept quite rightly out of the limelight. Clean, decisive production, mixed with a radio hit in mind. Formulaic in the very best way, that is, drawing about three ruled lines for guidance and then weaving strips of soul around them.
A word about the singer. He's cute, I just know he is. Perhaps that's why he can command the song so well. The voice is the heart throbbing at its centre, and his chocolate box has a selection of textures and flavours, something for everyone. I like the way the lines are delivered; put into natural phrases, moving around the tempo, light feathery tones and then into thick and throaty, like the dry ol' communion wafer's got lodged in the pipes. I'd choke on his fromage frais any day. I find myself almost hanging on every line, concentrating on the little emotional journey he takes me on. And I do connect to the lyric automatically, even though details are not yet entered.
Since you ask, the only thing that did give me a bit of trouble was the dissolving ending, which was a touch on the sloppy afterthoughtish side by comparison. But I'm over it now.
You worked hard on this song to make it easy for us.


Featured Review

This is a great song. Reminds me of Duran Duran. If it had been released in the eighties, and had had the help of the a studio engineering team to put a sheen on it, it would have been a hit. So, in 2013, here's what i have to say: great songwriting, including the changes that keep a listener engaged; great vocals . . . suits the style perfectly; can't say much about all of the instruments because the parts are fairly simple, but they're all working together just fine. The only thing that keeps this song from an "A" is this: there is a glue missing, and I'm not sure what that is — maybe a synth pad? That's why I mentioned the studio engineering. I'm not sharp enough yet to know why, but the pieces float a bit independent of each other, including the vocals. Not a BUNCH; but enough to be picked up by a listener who may not be able to define what he's hearing but knows it doesn't sound like what he's heard on the radio. That's my two cents. other than that, nice piece of work!



What's the Trouble

I'm just so tired and confused
I can't guess what I may do next
When I feel this badly tuned
words I say seem out of context

Can't do nothing about it
cus courage hasn't come 'round yet
to take me into the light
to make life worth the fight


So what's the trouble
is it the sorrow and the pain
So what's the trouble
do all times stay the same
what's the trouble
grim reapers taking names
what's the trouble
just a down and dirty game

Looked for answers, just found questions
the days get tougher to find sunset
Wheels don't turn and fires won't burn
life in my blood to fight regret
Must do something about it
my god don't let me give in yet
give me faith, to go on
one last chance to loosen all my bonds.


See it out on the horizon
and learn from what you see
new ways can be rising
you can be where you were meant to be


So what's the trouble
is it the sorrow and the pain
So what's the trouble
do all times stay the same
what's the trouble
grim reaper wants your name
what's the trouble
just a down and dirty game... yeah
what's the trouble?

(c) 1988 Thinqsyrius - words & music - D Lauber, CJ Denecia