This was recorded in 1989 or 1990 when my band Marshall Law had only been together for about a month. Our guitar player Roy and I both co-wrote a song with our singer Nigel for the demo session. This one is mine. I haven’t listened to it for years and I’m kind of surprised that it still sort of holds up.
I’m most impressed by Stadler’s Fault on this track. He was just a kid playing in a band with more experienced guys, and he nails it. He has great meter and feel, and he pounds his snare drum into splinters. He was the first and only guy we auditioned for the band. It was immediately obvious we weren’t going to find a better drummer, so we just told him to leave his stuff in the rehearsal space and we’d see him the next day for a full band practice.
We were a good band that ultimately made some incredibly stupid decisions that effectively killed our own forward momentum. It was definitely the best band I ever played in.
Nigel Dean – Vox
Roy Code – Guitar and vox
Pancakes – Bass and vox
Stadler’s Fault – Drums and general awesomeness