You can file the next bit under 'Stop me if you've heard this before' (I've been writing this blog for over 10 years and can't for the life of me remember if I've shared this with you already or not). Fifteen years ago - whilst James was still living at home - we recorded a demo in his loft bedroom-cum-recording studio. We decided on an old Kinks song, I Need You, but gave it a much heavier feel. Although we were both pleased with it at the time, it would be another 10 years till we recorded anything together again. The reason for bringing this up (again?) is that I considered the Kinks for the 222, but was dismayed to learn it clocked in at a laborious 2:24; when James and I were set loose on it we were able to shave a full 22 seconds off that!
I'm sure I've got a cover version of that song somewhereReplyDelete
The Count Bishops!Delete
I'll level with you, George. I was a huge Count Bishops fan - our version was more influenced by them than the Kinks!Delete
The Luxembourg Signal has a song on their new album called 2:22 that is, you guessed it, 2:22 long. Might not be your cup of tea, though.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the heads up, Brian. You'll be pleased to know it's in!Delete
Oh, I love your version! Top stuff.ReplyDelete
Thank you, C! I wished we'd done some more...Delete