My band had broken up during a disastrous "tour," and I was on my way to New York. Before I left I wrote ten songs and invited musicians by—this instead of recording the album my band had spent two years writing. I was listening to Nick Cave and Fleetwood Mac and Angelo Badalamente scores. "Pedestrians" was written on a keyboard in my basement. The studio version has of fifty tracks of "stuff," including Derek Grant who stopped by to play drums having never heard the song. It came from a sunny drive south from the U.P., where I'd camped with my oldest friend. He liked heavy, repetitive songs and I wanted to give him one best I could.
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