I’m happy to announce that The Black & Blue Orkestre has a brand new vocal track called BALL & CHAIN.
This one originated from a guitar loop I made from a fragment of a Chuck Berry song about a train ride to hell. I didn’t have any lyrics except for this fragment that hit me one day 15 years ago when I was walking down the street:
Mama said, yeah
Papa said, no,
I said, kiss my ass yeah the bof of yo.
Kiss it again where the sun don’t shine
And when I’m gone kiss it one more time.
That seemed like a good place to start. Never expected it to end up where it did. Grog composed and performed a very gutsy–actually she used the word ‘ballsy’–bass line that rumbles along like a race car with stone wheels. Will took over from there and fleshed out all the guitars, from the punch-crunch rhythm to the wailing leads. If you listen close you might hear me poking out a little organ riff.
I like what the song is about. Yeah, maybe a word or two is auto-griobaphical but there may also be a hint of what I learned from doing The Doors film; especially in the area of Morrison and his family.
See what you think.