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BIG BAD DIESEL (Howdy-Celia) is ready!

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by JHowdy, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    BIG BAD DIESEL is now ready and copyrighted! Thank you so much @panhead6zero. Rick, you're such a fine lyricist and a real gentleman! I'm so happy for this opportunity. As I said already in the introductory thread, when I first saw these lyrics I got the melody into my head at once.

    The soundtrack on the youtube video is a one take 'live' rehearsal recording. Not perfect even to my own standards, but will do for now, because there was so much energy and positive feeling while doing it. I almost burst to laughs twice when I heard the background hickups, and once grunted like an orc, but I don't mind, that's only rock'n'roll :D. Hope you like it.

    Rick would be interested in writing/publishing some country music too, so if you're interested contact him.

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Great work everyone
     
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  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Go Daddy Go!

    Loved the girl in the red boots at the end btw...:oops::D
     
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  5. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
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    Really enjoyed that. Fyi,men drive big truck too y'know.
     
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  6. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    @thunder58 Rich, apparently not good enough, but thanks for breaking the uneasy silence ;)

    It so happens that I just finished Long Gone Daddy five minutes ago but now I'll have to think if I can fit some of that Go Daddy Go there too :). Yea, red boots are always worth looking at.
     
  7. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    Oh? Somehow I always fail to see the male presence whenever there's chrome or dangerous curves to see :D.
     
  8. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    Thank you Rich, Henry and JC! I wrote the lyrics and Juhani played what I was thinking but not quite capable of playing! Some day...
     
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  9. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

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    Good job guys, that was fun !! I have a 4x4 pickup myself, so I can relate. But what was the alligator doing in there? The girls were much prettier than that big old lizard. :p
     
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  10. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    I put the lizard there because my wife was making fun of my poor video, so I thought I'd make it better with her picture :p.

    No, the real reason is because one of the verses goes like:

    I hooked a sewer pipe to my carburetor, drove under water hunting alligator. When I drove up on the other side, had a set of luggage of gator hide.

    I bet my Finglish is hard to understand all the time, but in this recording I did mumble that verse even worse than the others. That's partly because that verse was added by Rick later than the other, original ones. I hope I'll get it going some day :).

    (And we all know that diesel engines don't have carburetors, but that's an artistic liberty, because in this case carburetor rhymes better than intake throttle etc.)

    Anyway, I guess adding the lyrics either here or to the youtube video would do no harm, or what do you think, Rick?
     
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  11. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    I think adding the lyrics would be fun!
     
  12. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    Okay, I'll do that a bit later.
     
  13. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    So, here are the fine lyrics for Big Bad Diesel. The sung chorus part varies a bit from time to time, on the heard recording too :).

    Bid Bad Diesel (Howdy-Celia)

    I gotta Big Bad Diesel Pickup truck. Weighs 2 tons, stands 10 feet up. Stack’s so tall it hits the power lines. Turbo spools up and man she whines.

    CH: Big Bad Diesel (Big Bad Diesel), Just keeps rollin’ (Just keeps rollin’), Big Bad Diesel (Big Bad Diesel), Just keeps rollin’ (Down The Line). Hillbilly girls are what I’m trollin’.

    Take four hundred and forty cubes! Turbo charged with a 10 inch tube! Move a building with a 20 foot chain. Turn around and tow it back again.

    CH: Big Bad Diesel (Big Bad Diesel), …

    Sounds like a train comin’ down the line. Everyone’s jealous cause she sounds so fine! Console holds a case of beer, 20 pounds of ice and a field dressed deer!

    CH: Big Bad Diesel (Big Bad Diesel), …

    GTR SOLO

    CH: Big Bad Diesel (Big Bad Diesel), …

    I hooked a sewer pipe to my carburetor. Drove underwater huntin’ alligator. When I drove out on the other side. Had a set of luggage of gator hide.

    CH: Big Bad Diesel (Big Bad Diesel), Just keeps rollin’ (Just keeps rollin’), Big Bad Diesel (Big Bad Diesel), Just keeps rollin’ (Down The Line). Hillbilly girls are what I’m trollin’. Hillbilly girls are what I’m trolling.

    Words: Richard Celia, Music: John Howdy.