The Crackle & The Static: Part XIII ‘My Rictus Smile’

My Rictus Smile is a song about the traditions of an Irish wake and one particular dear departed soul who hasn’t got time for all that. Life goes on whether you’re dead or not. He was probably very organised and a bit of a pain in the arse whilst alive and sees no reason to be anything else now he’s left this mortal plain. Or maybe because if his ultra-positive attitude, he’s someone to look up to, who knows? Your call. I had real fun writing these lyrics, got plenty of nice imagery in but the music caused me problems. … Continue reading

The Crackle & The Static: Part IX ‘Lunatic In Love’

How could you not fall for that beautiful soft glow of the full moon? You couldn’t. That is, you couldn’t NOT. You know what I mean. Think then how hard it must be for a werewolf. A creature, whose very existence is dictated by the lunar cycle. In ‘Lunatic’, our balladeer lays his heart out month after month in the hope that the object of his affections will one night return his love. Deep down though I think he understands there is no cure for his curse and there is no respite. Nevertheless, he will be out there in another … Continue reading

The Crackle & The Static: Part III ‘Dead Air’

Every single musician who has ever driven home from a gig in the ungodly hours of the morning after playing their wicked little hearts out and packing away gear unfortunately knows the feeling of getting tired behind the wheel with many miles still to go. And the thought of your pillow, oh, your lovely pillow… zzzzzzzz Dead Air follows a young man’s journey to the truth as his perception of reality is tested to the limit. As he drives along in his car, tired beyond endurance he starts to believe the DJ on the radio is speaking directly to him.  … Continue reading

The Crackle & The Static: Part I ‘I’m Making A Monster, Baby’

Greetings, Gravediggers. Today, we’re going to talk about the lead track off our debut album ‘A Fate Worse Than Life’ and it’s relevance to the very existence of the Club. Monster is an important song, not only because it will be the first thing you hear when you push Play but because it inspired us to form Cadaver Club. That’s right, we had the song before the band! I was painting a portrait of one of my heroes, Jerry Only when some lyrics started forming in my mind. They were taking some dark turns and corners and I went with … Continue reading