|Livin' End - Single artwork.|
As soon as we recorded this I knew it should be the pre- album single, it sort of sets the tone. I wrote it while driving home from a gig and I sang it into a tape recorder when I got in. I could hear Roy Orbison singing it in my mind. The final song isn’t that far removed from that first guitar-free draft. Incredibly, the initial rough tape-recorder demo, sans guitar, was even in the right key, E minor. That’s a rock ‘n’ roll key. And I just love Mike's rockabilly beat!
Recorded on my tatty old red re-finished Epiphone Sheraton semi acoustic.
Long Leggy Woman (Blues Version) (B side only - not on album)
Messing around busking on my guitar, as is my wont, I was absent-mindedly playing this song, and I found myself doing it E, which is a lower key to the original, and with a much different feel too. I hadn’t actually noticed at first it was one of my own songs. I felt the funky groove gave the song a completely new lease of life, and so we have a 2012 version.
See separate posts for lyrics ( Labels: LYRICS)