The idea of this was to combine Otis Redding’s Sitting on the Dock of Bay with the perspective of a refugee (or of myself as a refugee) sitting in some port trying to flee to a better life. Though not all lines are perfect I’m quite happy with how this turned out and it ties the record nicely…read more
I had a vague idea to write a lyric about Julian Assange’s daily life in the Ecuadorian Embassy; no sun, being confined to a small office-space… I didn’t get round to it so I added some lame Mellotron (IK Sampletron) parts and called it finished.
The lyrics are pretty bad and I had to record the second guitar through an ampsim late in the evening of the 28th. So I rerecorded that part in march and changed the drums slightly. This is where the record starts to fall apart a bit.
Midlife crisis? I’m not going to reflect too much on these lyrics. It might be interesting to myself to hear again 5 or 10 years from now. I used a guitarnoise with a EH Graphic Fuzz and Hardwire RV-7 with a reverse reverb (I used this too in 3,4, and 5; in 5 with the Tremolator)
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track: To my kids
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This started sounding quite Nick Caveish and at the same time I wanted to do something with Joe Meek; so it’s a murderballad-variation on Johnny Remember me. There’s stylophone and theremin in there. The theremin is quite effective at some points and terribly off at others. I should have done…read more
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track: Johnny Remember Me
album: Other People
Size: 3.88 MB