Chorus first. Then before I get into any serious Who, What, When, Where, Why kinda questions I just free write and gather random ideas.
Sticking to the point is pretty huge but the thing to keep in mind is that the point of the song might be different to the point the song is making if you know what I mean.
Yeah, I’m writing for our new album now and I’m really on the fence about some of the personal situations going on in my life now and in the last few years and whether they’re topics I could really open up about to the general public. Not that I personally care for my own sake but, for other people involved it’s probably not information they’d like everyone to be hearing. I want to be honest but I also don’t want to be a complete asshole.
This is the first verse from a song called “Doin’ What I Gotta Do” that I wrote for the “Evil Eddie” solo album.You know I
And never will until I stop breathing
So to the all heathens cursing me the hell out
You need to check your definition of a sell outBitch you know I’ve only made art straight from the Heart
It’s been the same way from the start
Man I’ve played every card dealt to me the best I could
And I still feel blessed to putMy thoughts and my feelings into my music
That’s why I don¹t abuse it when I write new shit
But if I write a huge hit you’ll say I’ve gone commercial
And wonder why I’m taking it personalFirst of all I haven’t used any help
That compromised me being true to myself
So there’s no less of a fuck than the one I give
For your opinion on how I live.
What inspired “Bullet to the Head”, your latest single?
Well, things are a lot more hectic these days as I’ve got family with 2 kids, I’m running my own graphic design business, playing gigs, writing songs, managing the band, running the label etc etc. Sometimes I just get to this point where I feel like I’m gonna explode and that’s what that
song is about.
That’s really just a brag song that picks up where “I Love Work” left off and being that we as Australia like to cut our Tall Poppies I thought it’d be funny if I get shot at the end.
Well, it wasn’t written in a day. I remember bits and pieces of the writing process though and I can remember that it wasn’t written in order. Bits a piece were come to me randomly and I have stitch it all together like a patchwork quilt.
To be honest, nothing beats the high of having written an awesome new song and nothing pains me more than not being able to complete the one that I’m working on.
Get drunk and dress up like Santa for a few hours. That’s the highlight anyway.
- Define in one word your album “Breakfast at Fatboys”: Eclectic.
- The best show you ever played: Big Day Out.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Fresh Air.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Muddy Waters – Hard Again.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking but not written by you: For technical skill – Renegade by Eminem and Jay-Z.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Just be honest.