It’s gobbledygook; ‘Come Together’ was an expression that Timothy Leary had come up with for his attempt at being president or whatever he wanted to be, and he asked me to write a campaign song. I tried and tried, but I couldn’t come up with one. But I came up with this, ‘Come Together’, which would have been no good to him — you couldn’t have a campaign song like that, right?
It was Keith’s great riff, and I wrote the rest. The funny thing was that it turned into this reggae song after two takes. And that take on ‘Tattoo You’ was the only take that was a complete rock and roll take. And then it went to reggae completely for about 20 takes, and that’s why everyone said, “Oh, that’s crap. We don’t want to use that.” And no one went back to Take 2, which was the one we used, the rock track.
Mick Jagger (describing “Start Me Up”). Believe it or not, but a fair amount of our songs wind up their way into reggae versions as well. Always surprising.
So I made that post about my favourite songs of 2012 (including taylor swift and gangnam style etc.) and people just hated on it.
I just don’t understand.
I mean, I do understand. I have my own issues with ‘the industry,’ I have issues with how it’s hard to compete with a bunch of people with…
Songs:Ohia :: “The Long Dark Blues” Demo
I have always and will always be amazed at what Jason Molina can do with just one guitar and his voice. Amazing songwriter.
Feist :: Mushaboom (Demo)
Early Demo Day continues!