.

Song Stories

“Get Myself Into It”

The Rapture | 2006

"The Eighties are our Nuggets," said The Rapture's Luke Jenner, using the Sixties psych-rock series as a comparison to show just how important the era is to the band's sound. Further proof can be found on "Get Myself Into It," an electro-infused track from their 2006 album Pieces of the People We Love, featuring a sax solo ripped right from the decade of excess. About the decision to add horns, drummer Vito Roccoforte explained "It lifted up that part where it comes in… and added dynamics to it. The song just doesn't work without it."

prev
Song Stories Main Next

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »
www.expandtheroom.com