Guys Like Me

I was purposely trying to come up with a rhyming scheme like Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light.”  But it didn’t come out quite the same, as he would use triple word rhyme schemes in the verse, but the the best I could do was doubles. Guitar wise, I used a similar major and suspended chord picking style that Springsteen likes to often use. Put together they gave this song a very strong semblance to a1970’s style Bruce Springsteen song. I did choose a dark subject matter and then applied my sense of humor to the lyrics to soften it up. The song is about a stalker (with a huge ego) that winds up stalking the wrong woman. I always imagined “Pepe Le Pew” (the Looney Tunes character) as my model for stalker in this song. Pepe just could never understand Penelope Cat and why she wasn’t interested in him. But like Pepe, my character felt that no matter what the problem was he could find a way to work it out. Nothing was a deal breaker in his mind. In the song the woman he’s following turns out to be a bank robber. He winds up interrupting her during the middle of a robbery. Just like Pepe when he does figure this out, it was not going to stop him. I played all the guitar parts for this song; Stephen Haaker was on Drums, Rob Hall on Bass and Aaron Durr was on the B3 organ. Diana Ortiz, Harrison and Phoebe Crenshaw were all on backing vocals. Engineering and Production was done by Brett Grossman and Stephen Haaker. This song was recorded at Perfect Sound Studio’s in Frogtown CA and Cosmic Voyager Studio in Encino. It was Mastered at the Lodge in NYC by Emily Lazar.

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