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In Dual Robot, Simon's Blog by Simon Townshend32 Comments

Magnet – lyrics

Hey Pop-pickers!

This is a fun experiment….

Attached is an acoustic version of a new song called Magnet for free download. In a day or so I’ll post an alternative version with a different vocal melody and instrumentation – a power trio vibe of the same song, again a free download. A few days later, I’ll post a third and final version – that’s when it gets interesting. Stay tuned.


*UPDATE* – Feb 24th
I’ve been tweaking my mixes. There are no major changes but for those interested, the download links now have the updated version of Magnet (acoustic mix).

Can you spot the difference?

Sorry, no longer available for stream or download.


  1. Hi simon
    Youve come a long way from im the answer this new song .
    Magnet vocal starts like wasp man by the who then kicks in really cool very catchy and you have managed to capture that in all mixes but the acoustic mix is spot on Simon
    I saw you first at the bottom line in 95 who convention you said then you are not Pete and did a pretend wind will
    It takes a lot to start a new venture and you cracked it good luck simon on your june show but family circumstances i cant go but i will see you in april in sheffield
    All the best to you
    A who fan since 65

  2. Hi Si
    Going in reverse electric first now acoustic but it’s very fun actually watching you building it backwards!!
    This version towards the middle to end part has what sounds to me a bit of ” Photograph” by Mr.Starkey Senior AKA ” Ringo”
    Concur? And of course it’s in mono! Didn’t catch it at all in Electric version ….one more to go!

  3. Hi Simon,

    You can ignore my comment a few posts down (unless it has been deleted). I was thinking of the Electric track (Mono Robot) when I responded. Obviously, you posted that track after the acoustic tracks.

    The only other differences that I can come up with on the acoustic mix, is that the 2nd version may have your vocals higher in the mix or that the 2nd version is actually Dual Mono tracks (one left, one right) instead of a single mono track. There is something about the 2nd mix that gives the track a much more open and airy sound and it sounds more “stereo-like” than the first mix.

    Other than that, I’m stumped.

  4. I’m hooked on it already, Simon !! A sexy, swagger song. Great for the mood. Love it, thank you

  5. And that’s what I get for listening at work with crappy ear buds.

  6. Yeah, I guess I responded after listening to the electric track before I saw the complete title with Mono in it 😉

  7. Diggin it !!! I can hear you giving those strings hell sounds great keep it up bro and i like hearing a touch of petes voice in you gives me some connection,not daying you dont sound unique, hope that didnt come out wrong ugh. Give me more!!!

  8. Today and the last 2 years have been the most difficult I have ever had to endure. Caring for a sick an miserable love one can be a burden that no child or son in law should have to go through. But when ever it gets to be to much I put on a positive message from a friend and it lifts my and my wife’s spirits and gets us through the day. God Bless you and your friendship. You really have no idea just what it means to all of us out here in the real world. Your Brother from another mother Bill PS What a uplifting tune its is just what I needed Please come back to the states soon

  9. I like it!- Like Pop -Pickers too. Magnetic… Pray there ain’t a pole shift. Pull to push indeed, could even turn your world upside down! Ace, as usual.

  10. As Matt has just said before there seems more echo in the vocals.
    Other than that Simon still seems a great 3 and a half minute song, , can just imagine hearing the finished article on the radio at work.
    Very catchy song indeed, look forward to the 3rd and final version, interesting !!!!

  11. This is Simon back to his very best,What a wonderful track and thanks for making it avaliable to us all for free.just incredible

  12. Love your tunes, Simon. They all speak to me. Looking forward to the next two versions of Magnet

  13. Magnet – magic track Simon, first listening I love it, eagerly awaiting the 2nd and 3rd versions.
    From one of your many pop-picking fans. 🙂

  14. Sounding ok the way it is Si,be like me mate just do a couple or 3 takes,and use the best one,no over dubbing or stuff like that .catch you at the half moon

  15. Simply fantastic song, Simon, with an infectious, groovy riff, clever lyrics, all in an upbeat tune. Sounds like a winner, look forward to the other two versions. Hope you are keeping well, and Ben, and Phil, take care.

  16. It is already interesting! I always look forward to hearing more from you Simon! 🙂

  17. “Some people dream of success…while others wake up and work hard at it.”
    Mark Zuckerberg

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