I had this little song in the deepest part of my back pocket for a couple of years. Equal parts Vampire Weekend, Barenaked Ladies and Fastball, it kept coming back to me as a compelling addition to the album. I sent my rough demo along to Rich explaining it might be a little "off the ranch," but he loved it! He is fast becoming my professional enabler.
Rich did a bunch of pre-production on this one, assembling a ton of percussion samples to use as our foundation and metronome. Rich had a comprehensive vision of the shape of the song, and the band quickly set out to bring it to life.
Mike Ross on drums was set loose on the outro, and we ended the song with my favorite method: the fadeout! I always hear a fadeout as someone closing the door on a party that I'm peeking into. The moment the door is about to shut, I catch someone new and interesting. I want to knock on that door again and again.
Zack Branch slung the 4-string. He was very patient with me as I had to relearn the lesson that I shouldn't scream at someone tracking their parts however encouraging the sentiments may be. I don't think it is ever NOT distracting. Lesson re-learned - until the next session anyway.
Any keyboard that Savino Palumbo sits in front of submits completely to his demands. I'm excited to have been able to bring his talents to this song. I've shared the stage with him for almost 7 years at this point, and he NEVER fails to inspire and impress.
And as for the song title and theme, I'll let the Pottymouth Patty's sling their outrage. I didn't set out to shock anyone or be gratuitous with it. It is simply a fun little song that I wanted to hear completed. Full stop! I hope you hear it the same way.