Still posting from my Risky Biscuits album. This one is crazy, funny and awesome. Mainly because of the incredible band I assembled to play it live in the studio. It’s the same line up as “U Don’t Believe My Traction” except with Jesse Cole on bass and Daniel Marler on guitar lead #2. All of the solos on this are incredible. We stretched it out to over 10 minutes letting everyone shine as bright and long as they wanted. Daniel’s guitar solo is especially great on this one.
The lyrics are quite funny and were inspired by making fun of the X-Files one morning in bed.
I heard this song on my computer yesterday and realized is probably the best thing I’ve ever done instrumentally. Check out the spot about halfway through the song when we slow it down and John Kell and I intertwine sax and guitar solos. I played all the solos with my fingers to give the guitar a different sound. This song was inspired by our teenage jaunts up 181 to the Linville Caverns. Those were the days.
Welcome to Chris Cates.com. I'm an old school independent artist with lots of albums, songs, solar panels etc. This site tries to encapsulate what it is I've been doing since I played my first professional gig at 13. I post a song of the day occasionally from my somewhat excessive original song catalogue and I'm constantly recording new material when I'm not building solar farms, trying to play golf or tennis or taking care of my new twin girls.