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SoundtrucK – SoundtrucK [2012]

September 25th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

■ Genre: Hard Rock/Southern Rock
■ Audio Format: FLAC level 8, v1.2.1 / mp3 VBR V0, LAME v3.99.5
■ Included: nfo, log, sfv, m3u, Digipack, CD
■ Playing Time: 00:37:50
■ Size: 284,20 MB/80,40 MB
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  1. September 25th, 2012 at 20:00 | #1

    Ripping this CD turned out to be a real ordeal and seriously tested my patience.
    But I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s rewind a bit and start from the beginning.
    As far as concerts are concerned, this summer was marked by two names: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ozzy – Those were the two main events.
    One of the opening acts for Skynyrd were these guys here, SoundtrucK.
    Rock fans who had already seen them performing, spoke of a band whose style would fit perfectly in a Southern Rock show and thus should not be missed.
    How can you argue with that?

    And so when the big day arrived, we left in time to catch them on stage.
    In the meantime however, the order of the support bands had been switched – without informing the public that is.
    Although mildly annoyed, that wasn’t reason enough to ruin my mood. I had decided to let it slip and enjoy the rest of the evening.
    But then my buddy George -who had been in the venue from very early and was waiting for us-, appears and says:
    “Oh, you have no idea what you’ve missed. These guys were absolutely brilliant”
    adding that he was going to get their CD right after the show.
    And so he did.
    A couple of hours later and after witnessing some true musical history [another name crossed off the “Bands you MUST see at least once before you kick the bucket” list – On second thought, Lynyrd Skynyrd isn’t a band, it’s an Institution], we head to the benches to check the merchandise and possibly buy a T-shirt.
    Believe or not they had sold out! I don’t know the exact number they’d brought or what their expectations were, but we literally got the last copy.
    Apparently, the rest of the audience -or more correctly, those who actually got to see SountrucK- felt the same way.

    2 or 3 days later, I get a call from the lucky owner. He was supposed to drop by my place and bring the CD.
    After listening the album carefully though, he seemed to have had a change of heart.
    In his own words, “much of the initial enthusiasm was due to the extraordinary atmosphere aka *Southern Spirit*”.
    You know, Confederate flags waving, the smell of joints in the air, couples making out, alcohol flowing, chopper bikes – should I go on?
    Bottom line, the band was impressive live but left some to be desired on studio. Not uncommon.

    Naturally, I needed to judge for myself – don’t we all?
    I’m afraid in this case, our opinions are not too far apart. The album is decent, I’ll give them that, but lacks that special something which would make the listener go “Woo-hoo!”
    On the other hand, I’m definitely NOT an expert of the genre. Perhaps fans with extensive Southern Rock collections (I only have the major names) will disagree.
    I would very much like to hear what people from Southern States have to say.
    Is this first effort convincing? How about genuine? Authentic Bourbon Whiskey or random Asian brand? 😛
    Now here comes the ugly part.
    I put the CD in the CD/DVD±RW drive. Based on the fact that the were no prior results in the AccurateRip dB, I was expecting the whole procedure to last about 20 minutes – 25 at worst.
    If only I knew…
    For some reason Exact Audio Copy is unable to detect gaps. It spins and it spins, I see the LED blinking but there’s no progress.
    After several unsuccessful attempts, I’m forced to change the Gap Detection setting from Accurate (or Secure) to Inaccurate just to get it to create the *.cue sheet.
    Needless to say, the gaps are completely arbitrary.

    Then I run dBpoweramp to actually rip the disc. I fill in all the details and metadata, press the Rip button and leave it on.
    5 minutes later, the programme is still on track #1 re-ripping a number of frames.
    That is usually an indication of a CD in poor condition, this one however is brand new and doesn’t have a speck of dust let alone a scratch!
    I abort and retry. The same [all audio extraction logs are included in case anyone would like to have a look]

    dBpoweramp [Release 14.3]

    Time for Plan B. I decide to use EAC instead. It may be slower, but perhaps will get the job done.
    Yeah, right! Reading speed plummets to a level you wouldn’t think even existed [0.2x]
    It’s sluggishly slow. Painfully slow. I want to poke my eyes out then set myself on fire slow!
    I cooked, ate dinner, drank some coffee, rolled up a joint, smoked the joint, had a slice of chocolate cake, took a shower and guess what.
    The damn thing still hadn’t finished! MOTHERFUCKER!
    End results/Elapsed time: 2 hours, 12 minutes and 41 seconds! – not counting the time spent trying to create the cue sheet and the dBpoweramp failures.

    Exact Audio Copy [v1.0 beta 3]

    Whichever factory pressed this, has -accidentally- invented the ultimate *copy protection*
    It’s either that, or someone is sending me a message:
    “Thou shall not post a CD you haven’t paid for”
    Karma, is that you?
    Is this how it works? You stray off the right path once and all Hell turns loose?
    What happened to the exception justifying the rule, doesn’t that count?
    Apparently not.
    Alright, alright, I’ve learned my lesson.
    Now, can someone direct me to the nearest incinerator please? I have some waste to dispose of!

    “SoundtrucK” at RateYourMusic
    “SoundtrucK” at Discogs

    Record Label: n/a
    Catalogue Number: n/a
    UPC: 885767107205
    Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD33
    Matrix/Runout: SOUNDTRUCK
    Mould SID Code: n/a

    01. Straight to Hell [5:11]
    02. God damned [3:37]
    03. High [3:44]
    04. On the run [4:16]
    05. Take it easy [4:26]
    06. Sweet little babe [3:59]
    07. Ride on [4:56]
    08. Feels like home [4:40]
    09. Goliath [3:02]
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    FLAC CD-rip nfo
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    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Solidfiles.com] [03/08/2015]

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    CRC32: 0214ccb3
    MD5: 283afa0a8b2a261ca3c9c4cc5cc4387c
    SHA-1: 365244aadfcb7c7964715579b9f3a35bda4906b3

    mp3 CD-rip nfo
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.99.5 [Filecloud.io]
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    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.99.5 [Mega.co.nz]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.99.5 [Solidfiles.com] [06/01/2013]
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    CRC32: 0d20d9e7
    MD5: 0b1cc47fce9e81eea10ba628b4b60982
    SHA-1: 9a596cf1dd00d9afe6e771519a85df413c5c31fd

  2. jjp
    September 29th, 2012 at 16:00 | #2

    Thanks for taking so much trouble with this!
    Although a somewhat short CD, there are, in my opinion, 6 great tracks (1,2,3,5,7,8) and 2 good tracks (4,9).
    Even track 6 is not bad, it’s just that Country is not usually my thing.
    So, not up there with Skynyrd or Molly but nevertheless a good/promising début.
    Again many thanks,

  3. wtk812
    September 29th, 2012 at 22:05 | #3

    Thanks for putting up this thing. I guess JJP said it all.
    Thanks for your time.
    Cheers, wtk.

  4. George
    October 7th, 2012 at 20:55 | #4

    Man, you got a way to tell your story…
    Your efforts are certainly much appreciated.

  5. April 29th, 2013 at 13:55 | #5

    Not bad, not bad at all…
    All songs are good except maybe “Sweet little babe” – Country music not my cup of tea…
    Big thanks for your effort to rip this CD! Kisses.

  6. Mark
    March 4th, 2014 at 11:00 | #6

    I grew up in “Sweet Home Alabama” in the 1970s and ’80s (and can remember when that was a brand new song playing on AM radio), and I probably encountered nearly everything going on with the region’s music during that time, either live or on record. Some of this stuff almost works for me, like tracks 2 and 4, but I’m not too into it overall.
    I can imagine how a song like track 7 might come across great live, but the singer really isn’t selling it to me in this studio version. Like it’s a weak ass cover version of somebody else’s song or something, you know?
    A thing I liked about many of those old bands is that they had redneck singers that SOUNDED like rednecks, which really wasn’t a bad thing, it just made the music convincing and moving in the way real Rock’n’Roll is supposed to be. This guy doesn’t sound like he knows much about “Ridin'” or “Rockin'” or whatever the Hell it is this song is supposed to be about.
    But I’m going to put this CD away to be listened to again later on, just to see if anything sounds better some other time.
    Thanks to you and your buddy for offering it up here, and for the effort you put into ripping it. I admire and appreciate your thoroughness and dedication to getting everything right on this blog.

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