"That don't bother me at all"
Just as in a DJ Rap
song, it's good to be alive, and it's good to be a part of something a little bigger than just you.
So - just for fun on a Wednesday eve in Southeastern Pennsylvania mid April boredom... I'm tracing my personal fave Society Burning
tracks (and why).
#1 The Stench of Lies
: State of Decay (unreleased)
Unfortunately, this song was the dividing point for SoBu. Quickly fading were the gothic
remnants of the sound in favor for rockier riffing and techno. Mostly thanks to the "White Zombie
" sound, big & orchestral was on it's way out while fatass metal guitar riffing was in. Despite all that, we segued-way into the original version of SoBu's new rock fused sound of 'Human Waste' from this track, an exceptionally moody, intense, and full piece of audio. In the short 3 minutes this plays, it tells a story of demise and loss. There's no happy ending, rather borrowing from Coppola's Apocalypse Now "There's nothing I detest more than - the stench of lies".
#2 Crash (Live)
Why is it that the first song always makes sense. We revamped this beeyatch about 106 times, arriving at a powerhouse stomp that we played live. This track maxed out sound-boards. Never mind that the original guitar riff was only designed to get someone to leave the studio.
#3 Flowers on the Wall
: Cyberpunk Fiction
I can forgive Chase for including this gem as the "hidden" track (what - #23?). This turned out to be one of the best SoBu tracks of all, and don't ask me why. Society Burning covers the Statler Brothers - y'know - that shit really shouldn't even happen in real life. But rather than the Bros.' peppy crooning, Dave turns this into "his story", an all out wail to generation x (or y or z). Truth be told that Dave has been known to smoke cigarettes and watch Captain Kangaroo.
No, I really can't end this list with shit you haven't heard yet. :) That would be mean. So, of what's out there and free to listen to on last.fm, I choose Tactiq (FYI- pronounced "tak / tik"). A mutant cross of Adam & The Ants
' "Goody Two Shoes
", Course of Empires' "Infested" and about two hours of Dave bitching about how his life sucked. This is about as proper as songwriting gets in its natural state. We didn't write the song to top charts or even really be noted. Never mind there was a whole different chorus vocal you never heard, as Dave & I took a trip to 7-11 for smokes and soda, realizing that the song was missing something. In fact - the whole campaign behind Tactiq was a T-shirt we'd designed that blatantly ripped off the 80's show "Max Headroom", using the text "Know Tactiq, Know Future". The name I traded out in the slogan? "Zik Zak", backward being "Zak, Zik". Yes, the human mind is feeble, even at it's best.