My early high school years were heavily influenced by punk rock music. I was the bassist and front man for the melodic punk trio Third Fury. (Note: All recordings were lost at sea, in a great fire, or otherwise destroyed for the sake of all parties involved, so just don’t even ask.) I loved the raw emotion of the genre, and the blurred lines of creative polish and creative chaos. I still do love it actually. Even still today I can find my writing influenced by punk rock. It’s a faint influence, to be sure, but punk rock is more than distortion and mohawks.
For this month, I wanted to give a subtle nod to that part of my journey. It is tamed and shaped by my current creative aesthetics, but just enough to feel that edge and tonality. I also got a kick out of writing most of it while sitting at my new corporate desk job – my way of “sticking it to the man” or something, I guess. Lyrics, chords, melody, drum beats, all of it from my head to paper, and it actually worked (90%ish at least).
I stretched myself technically by using a four mic technique on drums, recorded on location at my church. Also, I used a couple new electric guitar techniques which gave me good experience in an area I don’t go to much.
So here it is. Hope you enjoy!