HEROIN GIRL

Some debut singles are a shot across the bow, and this one from Everclear’s 1995 major-label debut Sparkle and Fade is exactly that – it goes from zero to ‘punch in the throat’ in the first 10 seconds and does not let up. This song has been on...

TILL THE END OF THE DAY

I’m waiting for tracks to complete a few more songs, so I figured why not do a Kinks song? This was one of a string of hits for The Kinks from the 1965 (’66 in the States) Kink Kontroversy album. I recorded and mixed this in one night and had a blast doing...

COMBINATION

This deep cut from Aerosmith’s Rocks album came about when I asked Joey Sykes (The Babys) to do a song. After briefly flirting with doing a Pink Floyd tune, we reconsidered and decided on this one instead. And when I mentioned that we were doing this tune to...

PERFECTION

When Danny Calvagna and I did ‘No Matter What’ by Badfinger a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about doing another Badfinger song pretty much immediately. And rather than just do another one of their radio hits, we decided to go with a deeper cut off...

SATURDAY SUPERHOUSE

Anyone who has spoken to me about music in the past few years is well aware of my love for Scottish trio Biffy Clyro. For my money, there are few bands on Earth who rock harder and still maintain a great sense of melody and humanity in their lyrics. This song is from...
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