I think there is one for anyone, and that’s “D’yer D’yer” by Big Star, because it’s easy and it’s simple and it makes you sound like yourself. And then there’s “I Want You” by the Beatles and it doesn’t even take you anywhere. I mean that’s why it’s the first track in the song cycle I’m putting together, because I want to make a song that has some emotional power and something that’s really personal to you, but doesn’t take away from the good things in life. I’m looking for a song that will get you to sing it when you’re drunk on your favorite drink.
You have a track on the forthcoming LP which takes you into more contemporary territory. Is it a song you’ve been thinking about?
There are plenty of songs on the album I don’t think I’ve thought about before. There’s a couple of old tracks I never could really get on a band’s record, but now I like them and have been thinking about them. One of those is “The Devil’s Gonna Cut You Down” from my first album. It’s about the death of a close friend, and the song sounds so honest and straightforward, like it was written just for me. But we had to push the vocals just a little bit because of the way all of that had kind of happened to me. It’s very personal for me, just because I got in a car accident while I was recording it. I was in the car at the height of my fame, and the accident ended my life. It’s about the one time something has really been taken away from you, and it’s such a tragedy that you can’t really move forward again until, like, a year from now. It had to be something really horrible and traumatic and I couldn’t have done the song any other way.
How has the success of your band influenced your life, especially when things become more serious emotionally?
As much as I can, and I think a lot of musicians do, the music is my life. The band, in a certain period of time, was very difficult. I couldn’t get a job and be able to go to the studio. It got to the point where we were working really hard, but I couldn’t see a way forward, so you could say I was just in a holding pattern. But then once I quit it and I started doing other things and I started finding something that wasn’t so much working for
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