(Actually, I have recorded many songs, but this one seemed appropriate to dedicate to Nitro
This one's pretty old... recorded in early '99, I think.
First things first: Time to get some business out of the way...
This means never, NEVER, under any circumstances, ever let your parents catch you listening to this! I don't need to get a buch of angry e-mails from your folks, thanks.
Seriously... I'm aware that I present this with the risk of alienating a few of you forever. If you are easily offended by various 4-letter words, and more importantly, the images they might represent, both implied and graphically described, it's probably a good idea for you not to listen to this.
Since that leaves most of you...
And no,.. I do not sing on it, just play the guitar. I was also the recording engineer. There are 2 other guys playing on it: Mr. A - Singing and playing the keys; and Mr B - Singing and Electronic Drums (and no, he is not really a drummer) Names have been obsured to protect the not-so innocent,.. plus I didn't run it by them first that I was going to put this on the Net.
This came out of a much longer jam session we did with the tape running. This is the first and only take of this song, recorded live to stereo cassette, with no overdubs, edits, or studio trickery of any kind to enhance it. It is presented exactly the way we recorded it, warts and all.
It is also important to note that everything you hear was improvised on the spot! The entire song: harmony, melody, arrangement, and lryics were completely made up as we were playing, just as you hear it. None of this was worked out in advance.
This explains a lot, actually.
Here's a quick rundown of a few of the most glaring inside jokes you will run into:
1.) The song is very loosely based on a demo of a tune that one of the guys found. It's a folksy little ditty called "Sally's in a Hot Dog Mood" about a girl who REALLY loves hot dogs.
The chorus went:
"Sally's in a hot dog mood,
She's crusin' in a hot dog zone,
Don't try to follow too close,
When Sally's in a hot dog mood."
There was also a couple of other lines in the song that conjured up some interesting imagery, such as:
"Her ideal date is always long,
and doesn't soil her dress."
"She'll go down, buddy, on a foot-long dog.
Like a lumberjack sawing a log."
I'm not sure if the impression these lyrics give is intentional by the writer or not, but we took this to it's logical and most perverted extreme.
2.) "Porn Music" - This is based on a real event.
One night in the studio someone put a really bad porn vid in the VCR. Within seconds someone said, "This music is terrible! Who writes and records this stuff? We could do better than this right now." So we turned the sound off, picked up our instruments, and started playing. Film scoring live.
From that point on if anyone asked us if we were in a band and what kind of music we played, the answer was always "porn music."