Wednesday, 6 January 2010

PGR - Punk Girl Rudie.

Hallo. Here's another video. The sweet and precious few who have watched She & Moonflower will certainly notice a change of style in this song. It was written in 1999 and designed deliberately as a piece of angry punk noise. As with She, which was originally recorded dry with guitar and vocal and then plopped into Audacity and washed dirty with a bit of phaser, PGR was doubled, manually delayed and then digitally delayed. I've also added a tiny grab from the Peter Cook & Dudley Moore 'Derek & Clive' bit, 'The Horn'.

Unlike Moonflower and She, which are basic flights of fancy, PGR is based on a story I heard at the time about a Washington State girl. Because she dressed as a punkish 'rude girl', she was being picked on by a group of college Christians called 'WWJD' (What Would Jesus Do?). This is a bit of a rejoinder.

It was recorded at my friend Mirko's place. He sped up the drum line from 'Modern Love' by David Bowie, which worked a treat. I added one bass and two guitar tracks and vocals. Part of the riff was inspired by 'Mosh, Don't Pass the Guy' by Frank Black. Once again, it's very short. I hope you at least like the video part, because the song is quite abrasive and not much like what I'd record these days.