Rough as a bear's arse - the guitar is all one take (complete with many balls-ups and towards the end it's gloriously out of tune). But quite a good overall sound imho. Double bass features again. All in all, this is just a bit of twatting about really. With apologies to Robert Johnson and a tip of the hat to EC. [more inside]
An upbeat song about having one more drink before calling it a night, with a sound a little different than the standard Red On Strike fare. RPM 2008 solo version.
A song about drinking and its consequences-- first of eight songs recorded by my band Red On Strike last weekend. Previous version here.
Where to start? I used to be a real drinker. Talking hard core at the local bar on the stool pounding the Crown. I dont anymore I was in a accident and I broke my jaw and rippied off half my nose. Knocked out 9 teeth. Even got the pleasure of a trake hole and jaw wired shut for 6 months. All better now thanks to a wonderful plastic surgen and a good cosmedic dentist. Anyway when I wrote this song many many years ago. I was sober for a pretty good stretch it was around Christmas lots of holidays parties. I went to bed knowing the next day I was goning to drink and enjoy some of the holiday spirit with some booze. This was who I was at that time and this was my way of explaining to myself why I fell off the wagon. Ive aways felt that this was one of my best written songs because it relates to so many such as myself. Sober now life is much better than ever so much time wasted learning to just be me even without the magic liquid I loved. Crown and 7.
Another "raw mix" alcohol-related song, this time as the solution to, instead of cause of, all life's problems.
I wrote this song for my friends that can't handle their alcohol. This is a very raw mix from our recording session this past Saturday. (lyrics inside)
By god, it's a bluegrass song! Thought of it because of this superlative Williams interpretation.
Written and performed by my old band - Hooray For Everything. This was included in a Simpsons tribute album that sold a boatload of copies. We recorded this in 1997, I think. We began with the lyrics from the song used in the original "Flaming Moe" episode (http://www.snpp.com/episodes/8F08.html) and then made the song our own... When the weight of the world has got you down and you want to end your life. Bills to pay, a dead-end job, and problems with the wife. But don't throw in the tow'l, 'cuz there's a place right down the block... Where you can drink your misery away... At Flaming Moe's.... (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...) When liquor in a mug (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...) can warm you like a hug. (Flaming Moe's...) And happiness is just a Flaming Moe away... Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away...