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#1 2014-08-20 17:12:11

Worried Man
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Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Ok guys, we've been working hard to bring you this little original ditty we call Soft Shoulder Shuffle.  The Hook Vents comprises Harpo, ZarJazz, and yours truly.  Bop and Acton Baby are our honorary members too, so we thank them.  Take a listen and download for free if you like by just following the link right here!

http://thehookvents.bandcamp.com/releases

Oh, and in case you'd like to sing along, here are the lyrics. 



V1
This here's the soft shoulder shuffle, I do it all the time
The rags I wear may be old, but they're looking mighty fine

Button down collar with a button in back, when the ladies pass by
they know I've really got the knack

Strides pressed and clean and barely touchin' my shoes
With that ivy league look you know you just can't lose

V2
Herringbone tweed with a 3/2 roll,
Come along baby now let's take a little stroll

If it's cool outside don't you worry one bit
Just take my mohair sweater and cuddle up in it

All the cats on the street know there ain't no other way
Gather round boys, here's what I have to say

Chorus
Do the soft shoulder shuffle
(3-2 roll)
Do the soft shoulder shuffle
(It's good for the soul)
Do the soft shoulder shuffle
Oh yeah
You do the soft shoulder shuffle
(Come on now!)
You learn the soft shoulder shuffle and you always be feeling fine

V3
Now all you sloppy dressing silly lookin' men,
Take a lesson from me cause I'll say it once again

You need a flannel suit and a slim knit tie
A hopsack blazer and now you're really gettin' by

It's a stubborn look, just won't go out of style,
If you follow my advice, it's sure to make you smile

Chorus
Do the soft shoulder shuffle
(Soft shoulder shuffle!)
Do the soft shoulder shuffle
Oh yeah
Do the soft shoulder shuffle
(Herringbone Tweed!)
Do the soft shoulder shuffle
(All that you need!)
You do the soft shoulder shuffle and you always be feeling fine


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#2 2014-08-20 17:16:36

doghouse
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Epic win.


Hide thy infants, hide thy Lady, and hide thy husband, alas they art forcing sexual intercourse upon the entire populace. - Wm Shakespeare

 

#3 2014-08-20 22:44:38

stanshall
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

this gets the rare and coveted Golden Pineapple Award!!!!!  particularly nice blues harp boys!

http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1537763.ece/alternates/s615b/Gold%20pineapple%20ornament%20%C2%A35,%20Asda%20ASDA%20%28www.asda.co.uk


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#4 2014-08-21 00:25:02

The Woolster
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Ha, absolutely fantastic! Brilliant job boys!!

 

#5 2014-08-21 00:40:47

Oliver
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Hi-larious!

Who's vocals?


PS - shouldn't it be The Hooked Vents??

 

#6 2014-08-21 01:06:52

Armchaired
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From: Old England
Posts: 7487

Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Excellent! you are very talented fellas, thanks.


“My therapist told me that I over-analyze everything. I explained to him that he only thinks this because of his unhappy relationship with his mother.”

 

#7 2014-08-21 01:29:24

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6064

Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Talk Ivy reaches new heights! I can recommend a chap who's very good if you want someone to do your internet promotion wink


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#8 2014-08-21 02:13:54

fxh
Big Down Under.
From: Melbourne
Posts: 6155

Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

A medley of your first single!

Will sound better if you get could get some musicians to do it!


To do: insert constantly changing witty, knowing and slightly ironic literary quote or reference.

http://sexyankles.tumblr.com/

 

#9 2014-08-21 04:07:16

Tomiskinky
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Love it chaps - call me if you need  single/album artwork wink


Clothes make the man - naked people have little or no influence on society! M.Twain

 

#10 2014-08-21 05:10:21

Yuca
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

I've not heard it yet but congratulations regardless. This could go viral (within the realms of ivy and retro clothing). Certainly the sort of quirky thing that could make a good Ivy Style article. And Chens is a decent pianist - a quartet may be on the cards?


some sort of banal legitimacy

 

#11 2014-08-21 05:13:52

steve mcqueen fan
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Harpo sounds like John Hammond !         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeMcEEarLeI


"McQueen's message was signaled through subtraction... in a tweed or herringbone jacket and a ribbed swearer he had an electric austerity".

 

#12 2014-08-21 05:18:31

oxford cloth button down
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Made my damn day!!!

 

#13 2014-08-21 05:56:43

Worried Man
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From: Davebrubeckistan
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Oliver wrote:

Hi-larious!

Who's vocals?


PS - shouldn't it be The Hooked Vents??

Only if you're Canadian. smile

Harpo on lead, and a backing chorus of Worried Mans.

Glad you guys seem to enjoy it. We're already tossing around ideas for our next number. Stay tuned.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#14 2014-08-21 06:30:37

Worried Man
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Yuca wrote:

I've not heard it yet but congratulations regardless. This could go viral (within the realms of ivy and retro clothing). Certainly the sort of quirky thing that could make a good Ivy Style article. And Chens is a decent pianist - a quartet may be on the cards?

Thanks Yuca. We've got a seat at the keys reserved for Acton at the moment.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#15 2014-08-21 06:31:07

Jdemy
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

amazing.

 

#16 2014-08-21 07:19:40

oxford cloth button down
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Shared it on the blog this morning, had to, no choice!

http://oxfordclothbuttondown.com/2014/0 … r-shuffle/

 

#17 2014-08-21 07:32:06

Worried Man
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Thanks Ox. Our manager says his phones are ringing off the hooks.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#18 2014-08-21 07:49:14

Worried Man
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

And no, Pro Tools was not used in the creation of this song.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#19 2014-08-21 08:08:05

Armchaired
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From: Old England
Posts: 7487

Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

You may not want to give any of the magic away but is it safe to say you guys laid this track down separately?


“My therapist told me that I over-analyze everything. I explained to him that he only thinks this because of his unhappy relationship with his mother.”

 

#20 2014-08-21 08:14:48

doghouse
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Worried Man wrote:

Yuca wrote:

I've not heard it yet but congratulations regardless. This could go viral (within the realms of ivy and retro clothing). Certainly the sort of quirky thing that could make a good Ivy Style article. And Chens is a decent pianist - a quartet may be on the cards?

Thanks Yuca. We've got a seat at the keys reserved for Acton at the moment.

Who ended up on bass?


Hide thy infants, hide thy Lady, and hide thy husband, alas they art forcing sexual intercourse upon the entire populace. - Wm Shakespeare

 

#21 2014-08-21 08:27:05

Worried Man
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Posts: 15951

Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Yes, the tracks were all completed independently through email.  A little tedious to be sure, but fun nonetheless.  That's ZarJazz bumping away on the bass.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#22 2014-08-21 08:29:20

Harpo
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Zarjazz played bass.

WM supplied a drum track, then I put down a rhythm guitar track and guide vocal. Zarjazz then did the bass track.

I put sax, harp and dobro tracks down, then WM supplied about six tracks of himself singing backing.

This was all placed in a food food mixer and blended on the maximum setting for 10 minutes. It was then baked in the oven of blues on cool mark 6 for 24 hours, before being sandblasted, resprayed and set in aspic. It was then laid before you for your delight and mirth.


Randy lower-class trifler

 

#23 2014-08-21 08:31:28

doghouse
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Fantastic work gents.


Hide thy infants, hide thy Lady, and hide thy husband, alas they art forcing sexual intercourse upon the entire populace. - Wm Shakespeare

 

#24 2014-08-21 08:39:52

YoungIvy
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

Haha, this is great! I will be looking forward to any more. big_smile

Last edited by YoungIvy (2014-08-21 08:48:54)


14.5-15/32-33  36R

 

#25 2014-08-21 08:41:28

formby
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Re: Presenting the new Talk Ivy band, THE HOOK VENTS

A hat tip gentlemen......Well done.


"Dressing, like painting, should have a residual stability, plus punctuation and surprise." - Richard Merkin

Souvent me Souvient

 
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