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Genres: Alt-Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz
Tags: Beefheart Inspired, Waits Inspired, Experimental, India Inspired

License: FeedForward Collaboration License
Jazzy!

Lyrics:
I've never seen a happy fly
My goal's become: before I die
To look an insect in the eye
And say: "Ah, that's your purpose!"

...

Mosquitos live a sorry life- They take and take and take all day.
They don't keep lesser bugs away.
I wonder: What's their purpose?

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Awe, Lady Bugs are cute
I guess
They eat my fruit
And leave a mess
A Sharp rebuke
For sloppy guests-
I know not what's their purpose

MP3: 128.0 kbps, 44 kHz (joint stereo), 2.02 MB
Playing time (m:ss): 2:12
Date uploaded: Nov 20, 2010, 20:46 EST Show more info
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Megatherian gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
The good: Leads were very strong, the song was very solid and well timed.
The not so good: mixing was a little strange sounding, felt like the vocals were almost hidden.
All in all though, a good track!
 Jun 10, 2013, 11:58 EDT
The Closers 
I think the vocals were OK -- we added an effect, but It could be a little better, I agree. Thanks for checking us out.
flag (Jun 11, 2013, 06:45 EDT)


KiND gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
Interesting song, nice to listen to, love the lyrics. :) Thanks for sharing.
 Jun 09, 2013, 17:33 EDT
The Closers 
great to hear you did. we will save this as a free download for you.
flag (Jun 09, 2013, 19:06 EDT)


JZC gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
a classic! even better live! mosquitoes are an annoying creature....
 Dec 10, 2012, 14:58 EST
The Closers 
they are, indeed. thanks.
flag (Dec 10, 2012, 22:06 EST)


Kode of Bliss gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
LOL this is a I hate bug song. Have a bad day with some mossies or lady bugs. Fun cool lyrics. Recording is excellent.
 Oct 24, 2012, 16:56 EDT
The Closers 
It was fun to make -- thanks.
flag (Nov 01, 2012, 11:35 EDT)


Christie Grinham gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
nice dirty little blues track! would be great to hear some drums or percussion on it
 Jul 03, 2012, 14:49 EDT
The Closers 
You're lips to God's ears. Wrote this one about 6.5 years ago, got this recording three years ago and still trying to get a good drum percussion track for it! That said, it's a free download, so if you can come up with anything, please do and bring it back! Would greatly appreciate it, and I know you're a basist, right :D
flag (Jul 03, 2012, 15:37 EDT)
Christie Grinham 
yeah! well, if I have some time, I'll have a look into it
flag (Jul 03, 2012, 15:57 EDT)
The Closers 
There's no hurry, but it would be awesome. And I'll give you the chords: Just F# for the verses, on those breaks it's F# to C (the devil's change) and then in the interlude we're looking at B-C-C# -- a straight chromatic for that one. It's a very simple song in a way, only tricky because of the F# to C hits which make it I think fun, but also trip me up sometimes. Ultimate blues power!!!! Would love to see what a real bass would sound like on this one!
flag (Jul 03, 2012, 16:08 EDT)


Stereoscopic gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
I really like the production here. The sounds mesh together very nicely. I think the vocals could stand out a little more.
 Mar 06, 2012, 20:43 EST
The Closers 
Hey, Cal. Thanks. I'm the vocalist, so I definitely appreciate the push for louder vocals :D This was kind of an experimental production, but yeah, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Thanks for listening, and for the feedback!
flag (Mar 06, 2012, 20:52 EST)


ncaband gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
This is intense, I love the mix of genre's, very nice work
 Feb 23, 2012, 10:02 EST
The Closers 
Thanks guys! It's free to download. It could use drums though!
flag (Feb 23, 2012, 15:26 EST)


sugapablo gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
I know that song. Who are the closers? To be honest, I'm not sure I was ever a fan of the "screaming". Broke the vibe of the song IMHO, which is good. :)
 Sep 11, 2011, 08:08 EDT
The Closers 
"The Closers" were a band I started which I wrote this song for a few years back. Yeah, some people don't like it, but some do. I know Matt did -- it would need more keys w/o the screams, I think. Thanks. I think it's a free download, too!

-S
flag (Sep 11, 2011, 11:31 EDT)


J. Wager gave feedback to The Closers for “The Utilitarian Rag”:
This has a very snakey feel to it. Nice job fellas
 Aug 05, 2011, 17:43 EDT
The Closers 
Thank you. It's a free download, too.
flag (Aug 06, 2011, 07:24 EDT)