Guitar, Bass and Drums. This is a pretty basic band set up but Colin has nailed it with the recording. Great guitar sound Ross and thumping drums Duncan. Bob came down for a visit and he wrote the chorus lyrics on the bus on the way down; "I wish you were here I wish you were gone". I sketched out the verse lyrics and did the chord structure like "Heatwave" and it just seemed to work. Great fun to play and sing.
I had a drop D riff and the first line "Woke up with a thief". Bob had introduced me to the Felice Brothers and we were talking about there songwriting and "the brothers Felice" rhymed with "woke up with a thief" and we were off. The initial version had the drop d riff all through the verses and the chorus but Colin suggested we change to a more punchy motown style bass riff at the chorus and it works like a dream. I just love Ross's guitar sound and what a great solo, sounds like Cream or one of those late 60's bluesy bands. Like it, a lot!
The twin vocal just seems to work with solo then two parts in the verse and then together at the chorus. With Jamie's accordion and great drums and percussion. Like a dance, almost a tango, where will it lead? Where will the steps take us?
From the album The Past on Wings, written by Arthur Wilson and Bob Shields.
From the album The Past On Wings. Written by Arthur Wilson and Bob Shields. This song was placed in the semi finals of the UK songwriting Competition 2019. The song also scored 8 out of 10 in a recent Reverbnation Crowd Review and will be featured on the Reverbnation home page.