One of the later recordings, the retro percussion effect was just one of many obscure bits and bobs we found up at Crystal Palace in Roger’s t.v. repair shop which had a really obscure guitar shop in his flat upstairs. Add to this, although a really cool chap, he had the best 1970’s porn moustache and fringe haircut you’ve ever seen. Alas without Roger we would never have found all the great gadgets and I feel it is only right that we dedicate this to him.
This track originally started out with a few lines of verse I’d penciled whilst at Boots when thinking about my godfather who passed away a couple of years beforehand (think we’re talking about 1994-1995 here), until then I think I’d only really written joke songs or cover versions of famous songs with a twist of profanity so I was somewhat lifted that I could at least put some feelings down on paper. I distinctly remember getting to Alex’s totally absorbed by the song with him eventually adding a few lines of lyric along with my favourite part in the first verse. This snippet of the track is really just the play out on the 2nd version (much heavier than the original accoustic blues stomp), the harmonica played through a Electro Harmonix Polyphase is definately my favourite thing about this version.