Monday, September 25, 2006

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch


So a guy buys a few Elvis Costello resissues and thinks he can write like the man. The nerve! Obviously influenced by Mr. C, I pulled this together back in '94 under the sway of "This Year's Model". Mr. Steve gives up a great bass line and I try to hang in with a nod to another Steve: Nieve. Boxing metaphors...whoda thunkit?

Al: Drums, keys, vox
Steve: Bass, backing vox
Dave: Guitar

Note: Since I haven't had a chance to put up the companion website for this yet, please enjoy a few profiles of some other folks who have contributed to the music. I'll post one every few days as appropriate. Now you can see a few last names...!

Steve Kanter (Steve):
Another college bud, Steve is a great player (which he will deny) who is always on the spot with the right bass line. We started recording stuff together in the mid-90's for a possible project, some of which may see the light of day here if I can twist the Stevester's arm hard enough. I still draft him for stuff when I'm in LA, and he makes a mean bowl of oatmeal.


Blogger JohnnyLeed said...

The new tour is coming, with Burt Bacharach.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

Dude, I'd tour with Burt Ward at this point...

10:28 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I believe he's available.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I recall a freight-train-fast almost industrial metal song played on KROQ years ago, which shared this title. See if you can find a download of that. I forget who the artist is, but I recall it was a very intense arrangement.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Eric Nilsson said...

Next up you should record a song called "Donkey Punch"

I think that would be much more interesting!

8:41 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

"Donkey Punch", eh? Sounds like something we would have drunk in college...

11:33 PM  
Blogger Eric Nilsson said...

Um, actually its a very naughty thing to do a female. I think you should google it and see for yourself!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

It was Suckerpunch by The Wildhearts. Released 1994. Sounds like Motorhead, mayber a bit of Rob Zombie.

Here's the lyrics:

I can't believe that I got so down I dropped my guard again hit me! hit me!
palpitations and goo-goo eyes, the transformation is sad and sickly
she pulled out a Tyson from out of the blue, and met with a sickening crunch

she got me... woah, she got me
she got me... with a suckerpunch

senses reeling from too much shit, I hit the floor again, panic, panic!
calm and cold as a witches tit, sometimes I think I act cosmically
with all of the shit that flew out of my lips, there's no use in asking much

she got me... woah, she got me
she got me... with a sucker... sucker... sucker... waah, you fucker!

(one... two... three... four...)

why I see her face in a million stars, I'm wondering
thought I had good taste 'til I found I'd none at all
nearly did appear as the asshole of the year
and then she strikes...
and now I'm back, the guy I've been, before the idiot sat in

can't believe that I got so down, it probably happens on a daily basis
many millions of messed up minds compete to win in the loser races
peeling my mind like she's one of a kind, or maybe just out to lunch

she got me... woah, she got me
she got me... with a suckerpunch

4:33 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Interesting stuff...

Here's a link to a snippet of the song, unfortunately they cut before the chorus hook kicks in!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Okay, that didn't work, let's try this one instead:

4:36 PM  

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