Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Wicked Backslider

Hmmm.....what to say about this one. This was one of the first songs written for the "Perfect Day" album and has the rare distinction of being one of the few songs we performed live long before this album was released. It's very personal in it's lyrics and deals with my religious beliefs mixed with thoughts I have on failure and judgementalism. For some reason I had difficulty staying on tune for this track. We must have recorded the vocals 20 or 30 times before settling on the one that made the album (which still has some off notes in it). In some ways I don't mind the off key notes though because the song is basically about imperfection and how we judge others and ourselves for those imperfections. The recording was missing something and Damon Pipitone had the idea to play those subtle notes played on the piano. Thanks Damon.

7 Comments:

At 3:29 PM, Blogger directorsulo said...

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At 8:58 AM, Blogger Damon said...

Wicked Backslider is my favorite WOA song, and possibly one of my favorite songs - it's that good! Thanks for mentioning the piano part, although it was kind of a fluke. I did have the melody, but I pictured it happening only 2 or 3 times in the song. Jun kept recording so I just kept playing. It was intended to be sent to Jeff to see if he liked the melody and then I thought the part would be edited, but that whole first take ended up on the final mix. I didn't like it at first, but now I kinda do, although I can hear my mistakes. Great lyrics, melody, bass part - I wish I wrote it!

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger Jun said...

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At 5:04 AM, Blogger TotalD said...

All the tunes on PD are first class. I have to say it is my favorite album of this year. No foolin. Wendys too.

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger Jasen said...

Hey Jun, just stumbled onto your blog from many links of other bloggers. Just wanted to say hi.

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Jun said...

Hi Jasen!

 
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