Soeben ist das zweite Album der niederländischen Garagerock-Band THE DEAF erschienen. Der Nachfolger des Debüts Toot, Whistle, Punk, Boom! heißt schlicht ebenfalls The Deaf. Sänger und Gitarrist SPIKE VAN ZOEST hat die neuen Songs exklusiv für Popmonitor kommentiert…
GO LOOSE YOURSELF
Kicks off with the sound of the tape machine turning on. Hard to keep yer winklepickers still when Kit’s drums start pumpin‘. An absolute rock&roll party song at shows, go loooose yourself!
Took us a long time to finish this song. I wrote the chorus 4 years ago, sometimes it takes a while when a song comes together but in this case it was worth it. Ever felt alienated? This song is for the misfits, the outlaws… Ride on your panic, stick it up your face.
A hot garage upper for the dance floor. A long night drinking whiskey with Miss Fuzz, writer D.B.C. Pierre and punk poet John Cooper Clarke inspired the lyric.
RIDES IN ROLLS OUT
This song is one of the more soul inspired songs on the album. Recorded around midnight with a bottle of red wine and 5 mics in the room. Love the delicate vintage sound through the song and last but not least Mau’s hammond organ.
An ode to one of our favourite bands of all time, The Animals. Traditional beat song with a big pumping chorus.
NOT YOUR MAN
Starts off with a loud fuzzy guitar riff. Recorded in one take, the next takes didn’t beat the first one. Recorded the vocals naked. Always a good opener at live shows.
I GOT LOVE
Mau plays the harmonica on this track like a real Italian stallion. Oldschool shuffle garage stomper. Pretty geezer who doesn’t shake his heels to this one!
We used to jam this song for a long time in our rehearsal room. Tried many different versions but finally recorded it on tape and played it back on slower speed so the sound of the drums became really warm and phat. Then recorded electric guitar & vocals on top.
RUNNING BACK TO YOU
One of our few songs with double guitars to create a Keith & Ronnie weave pattern. Hear the sound of breaking glass & bottles in the outro. Got a little bit out of hand while recording the vocal parts. Gotta keep those moments on tape.
LAY DOWN HONEY
A song we forgot playing for 6 years. It was one of the first songs we ever wrote together but still got the hyped up speed beat in it’s DNA. We wanted to end the album with a bang, here you go!
(V2 Records/ H’art)