Guys Like Me

I was purposely trying to come up with a rhyming scheme similar to Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light.” It did wind up being significantly different though, as I ended up with a different rhyming pattern.

Guitar wise, I used a similar major and suspended chord picking style that Springsteen likes to often use. Which  when put together with the lyric pattern gave this song a very strong semblance to a 1970’s style Bruce Springsteen song. 

I chose a bit of a dark subject matter and then applied my sense of humor to the lyrics to soften it up. The song is about a stalker that winds up stalking the wrong woman. I always imagined “Pepe Le Pew” as my model for the stalker in this song. Pepe just could never understand Penelope Cat and why she wasn’t interested in him. So just 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. 

The song takes an absurd turn in the third verse as I reveal that the woman he’s been following turns out to be a bank robber. He winds up interrupting her during the middle of a robbery. But just like Pepe it was not going to stop him on getting together with this girl. 

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. Harrison and Phoebe Crenshaw along with Diana Ortiz were on backing and harmony 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 Los Angeles. It was Mastered at the Lodge in NYC by Emily Lazar.

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