Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Daddy Day Care

Daddy Day Care
Daddy Day Care is about a stay at home Dad looking after his kids, pushing them on the swings, thinking about things. Musically it takes its cue from the early 90’s. Two songs in particular “Wishing I was skinny” and “Barney and Me” by the Boo Radleys. They are only remembered for “Wake up Boo” but before that they were a shoegazing band and a kind of experimental  band with bits of dub reggae and Beach boys. They were an awesome studio band .  “Giant Steps” is well worth sneaking a cheeky wee copy off Amazon for £0.01 or whatever it’s going for these days. I think there must’ve been some subconscious thing going on where you start playing those Dinosaur Jr /Boo Radley chords and rhythms and you just think about some trivial thing you’ve read and put away somewhere in your mind-about Sice the singer(of the Boo Radleys) being a stay at home dad these days, and it just fitted in the theme of songs for this album about people in a town. It’s quite a good subject for a song as well. Obviously there’s songs about missing fathers like “Daddys Gone” by Glasvegas and “Papa was a Rolling Stone” by the Temptations  but it just seemed like a good idea to have this dazed father, who’s  struggling but getting on with it, pushing swings back and forward.
Been recording it this week and it’s been good fun. It’s all about guitars and fuzz pedals. Better get back to work…

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