When I started to work on the songs for Sing In My Meadow my initial ambition was to write four or five new songs, add a few covers to the mix and then re-work and re-energize a few songs from our catalogue with the spirit and attack that we use on a song like Hunted. But once I holed up at Margo’s farm with my newly refurbished Howard Roberts (thank you Tim), my faithful Princeton II, my awesome Fairfield Circuitry drive pedal, and then plugged in and started to wail, it was just too much fun to stop. I wasn’t too concerned about structure or the intricacy of the lyric. I just wanted attitude and something to drop in the lap of Al, Pete, Jeff and Margo. I knew if I brought them something with a spark to it, they would do the rest. I ended up writing eight new songs for the album. Here are my songwriting demos for Continental Drift and Late Night Radio.
Also, be sure to check out the earlier Sing In My Meadow blogs:
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Fantastic guitar sound!
Awesome Mike. They’ll be great with the total “Junkie” treatment, but I like the raw sound of the demos and hope they are available for download at some point.
It is high time for a Micheal Timmins bare bones solo album. Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole of you all, but I have been waiting for this sound for a long time….
Sweet knife edge overdrive, can’t wait to hear Margo’s lush voice wrapped around it – not saying I’d mind a duet, just saying…
IS there any chance that you can start putting lyrics up on this site???? A little trouble discering some words