Published Friday, July 08, 2005 by jack.
Red Flag was recorded in my bedroom at my old flat at 1146 Oak Street in San Francisco. Eric and I were riding a big wave of ego after having won the previous weeks Songfight! The response vocal seemed to work pretty good for us with "Shreds" so we went back to it again, using it as the de facto chorus this time. The idea was to sort of tell this simultaneous story of boy meets girl, and the pitfalls associated with it. As we like to say, it's all about teen angst and sweaty waitresses. I worked up most of the arrangement and e-money wrote most of the lyrics while i set the recording equipment up. And i'm pretty sure we ventured to King Foot Subs at some point in the recording process. this remains possibly our favorite Brody song.
Published Thursday, July 07, 2005 by jack.
Shreds is the first song Eric and i ever did for Songfight!. Amazingly, it won, but that was most likely due to the fact that we told all our friends, family, and anyone else that would give us the time of day to go check it out and vote for it. I sort of found out about Songfight! by accident, and Eric and I were living on the same street in San Francisco at the time, and would get together at least once a week and hang out, play guitar, bounce song ideas off each other. We had been writing songs and playing together for a number of years, so we could work pretty quick when we were motivated to. One of the few constants at the time was how we would always break for dinner and walk up to King Foot Subs on the corner of Haight and Divisadero and get the special beef teryaki sub, which was melt in your mouth to die for. We turned so many people on to the beef teryaki sub from King Foot. Anyways, the title for that weeks Songfight! was "shreds" and pretty much all we could come up with was the visual of shredding lettuce. I had the idea to sort of spoof Bob Marley's "Natty Dread", mostly because it just rhymed with shreds. So we ended up sort of mixing ideas, as the music and arrangement is sort of a take off on "Natty Dread" (with kazoos instead of horns), the lyrics are written about a fictitious submaker from King Foot Subs. I've always wondered if anyone has ever asked them about brody's "shreds". That would be funny.