Lenny Wolf comments on each song on the album Aint Crying For The
After having done a lot of experimenting with Perpetual,
I thought its time to take out the axe again and rock the house.
The new Cd will be one of my heavier recordings. I was trying to build
walls of guitars in combination with that typical KC moody
and spacey approach. It does not have the typical blues factor
anymore, which many of you may remember from KCs first records.
I have transported my roots into the year 2006. But when we will come
to your towns, we will definitely play songs from our early days as well.
a sucker for moody but heavy output. Combining the two extremes like hammering
the wall with Two Legged Sheep, but then
allowing a typical very floating and spacey breakdown to take the listener
to a different planet is something I really enjoy.
Here To Be Your Friend is a song I
wrote with our live concerts in mind. I think that song will sound even
better live, or should I say more exciting, than on cd.
Old Stars came out of me wanting to write a song with a more loose
and up-tempo drum. I think I have accomplished the mission?!? Me
being from the waterfront town Hamburg, talking about a lighthouse experience
came in handy.
heavy section of Aint Crying For The Moon
for example, has an indefinable wall of guitars, in which you cannot detect
the real playing method of that riff. Its rather a condition
than something clear to define. Even I, who is going to show the band
how exactly I did it, must re-listen to the solo track of the guitars,
to find out, what the hell I did there ! So you can see, Im into
building and surprising myself more, than to just write the expected
same things over and over again. Hendrik played the piano and will do
it live as well. Its going to be fun to watch Hendrik play the piano,
and then see him running as fast as he can to continue the
heavy section where he has to play drums!
Citizen on the other hand is one of my favorite songs. It has that
heavy monotone guitar riff beating along, while the floating cleaner sounding
guitar underneath is guiding the harmony changes. And when you think youve
heard it all, something else is coming your way with the outro section,
which still leads to the basic pattern of the song. The icing to me is
the climaxing guitar solo played by Eric towards the end of the song.
Its wonderful to see how songs can intensify your spirit and emotions,
without knowing how and why. But then again, who cares, as long as it
works. Thats the magic about music!
Is My Life says it all in the lyrics. Still getting up every day
to do what Im here for to do. Whether poor or rich! Rocking the
house and moving peoples hearts. Connected through music! That seems
to be my mission. A fun song to play live.
Scott again says it all by itself through the words. An outstanding
singer who gave me a lot of energy during my reckless driving days while
growing up!! I love him. Just a: Thank you Bon song, in which
I added all the typical styles and sounds (as close as possible) which
I love about AC/DC.
The Sting is a piece I wrote while I was once again
waiting for the boys to finish smoking. I just played along and realized:
oohh, thats cool. Another light cruiser with words who
reflect an experience I recently had.
In Spirit came about a techno sound I was playing around with.
Now that sound has more of a trumpet sound to it. I wanted to build a
combination of a leading trumpet-horn-techno- figure with hammering guitars
supporting them. But then again a verse, which has a mellow acoustic feel
to it. Again trying to combine different elements. Talking about friendship
being the foundation to all good and lasting relationships. Even love
needs a foundation based on friendship for it to last. Not to forget,
respectfor each other!!
became one of my brothers favorite songs. Maybe because hes
got so many darkrooms in his head?!?! ;-)
At You is a song I wrote right after I got myself a Fender Telecaster
guitar. You can hear that typical Tele-sound in the intro and verses.
Something kind of funky I was looking for, but then again followed by
a wall of guitars in the chorus, in which I also added a sterile monotone
sound to give it a sick and scratchy undertone. You can detect it when
you listen carefully.
The Universe has been one of my favorite songs from the Beatles.
I remember imagining that song with a simple Ringo Starr like
drum underneath. So here I did it. And of course, I had to bring in the
guitar crunch in the choruses as well. Just couldnt
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