The Crackle & The Static: Part XII ‘Do You Dig Graves?’

What started as a pun became a song. Then it became the band’s motto. Track 2 on the album, this is our call to arms, where we announce ourselves to the world. It’s fast, it’s catchy and it’s barely 2 minutes long. Featuring tongue twisting lyrics and a big gang vocal chorus, this track is Mr. Crowe’s ode to that big hole in the ground we all end up in. Well, most of us. I personally had a lot of fun on this one, with its trashy guitar solo, and unusual chord progression and cadence. Gang vocals are always fun … Continue reading

The Crackle & The Static: Part VII ‘No End To Me’

One thing you could not accuse this band of is subtlety. Our songs are pretty direct about it; Draggle is not known for his delicacy behind the kit and Mr. Crowe certainly doesn’t mince words. However, nothing on the album is quite as blunt as No End to Me. Put simply; it’s written from the perspective of a man whose time is running out and rather than willingly accepting this, he’s mad as hell! He snarls, he swears, and in no uncertain terms tells the Grim Reaper to take a hike. Featuring some big chunky chords and no small use … Continue reading

The Crackle & The Static: Part V ‘Salem’s Lot’

Arguably the heaviest song on the album, we weren’t messing about when we wrote this one. In a fitting tribute to horror virtuoso Stephen King, Mr. Crowe came to me with lyrics recounting one of the author’s many classics; Salem’s Lot. The song namedrops many of the characters and is chock full of scenes from the classic movie version as well. At first we toyed with a few notions for the music, but in the end a stripped down, Misfits style punk rock romp, complete with gang vocals and noisy guitars emerged as the obvious winner for a track that … Continue reading