Suicide Bombers Track-by-Track “All For The Candy” – Take It Off (Part 3)

SUiCiDE BOMBERS are thrilled to present a track-by-track runthrough of our latest record, ALL FOR THE CANDY, here at Junkyard Stories. This 12-part series will present one song every week, written by members of the band.

We are continuing our Track-by-Track series of Suicide Bombers’ new album this week with a cool, sleazy tune, ‘Take It Off’.


Chris: I was working on a song, but hadn’t gotten very far. I had the verse riff, with a vocal melody and had nearly finished the first verse lyrics… and I had pre chorus chords and melody. Stevie was showing me some riffs he had been working on and it was the exact same chord sequence for the verse as me, only with a different start-stop rhythm. We went with my rhythm as I already had a melody for it. Our pre choruses were exactly the same, except Stevie had that cool extra chord at the end, which we used. All in all the two ideas were way too similar for both to be used, so we decided to merge them. Stevie had the chords and that tasty high riff for the chorus, so I did the vocal melody and lyrics for the song, wrote the middle eight and we worked on the riffs for the solo together.

Lyrically it’s one of the sleazier songs on this album and one I am really happy with.

In the past we have usually started our concerts with a new song and then gone into an older one, but on this tour we are playing both the first two songs from the new record in the beginning of our set, and it works great.

Stevie: This was without a doubt a fun collaboration on the melody/song structure by Chris and I. Cool that we sort of wrote “the same song” without being in the same room or talking to each other about it. But it turned out great, and Chris really delivered great lyrics to it, as always.

The guitar solo was just a blast to make, and it was one of the solos I had pretty much written pretty early on, when we were testing/demoing the song at rehearsals. But as always, when it comes to recording, I always find some other licks/runs/melodies that I like better and makes the solo better, In my eyes though. It was a fun one to record, and I wanted to blend a good amount of flashiness and melodic-ness here too! Really happy with the end result, and a fun one to play!

Slim: This was the first song we started to rehearse for the album, as far as I remember. We actually started on it before Chris had finished writing it and we had no demo to learn from. But I’m not sure if that was before or after the merge with Stevie’s song. This was during the corona-lockdowns and there was no point rehearsing sets for gigs when we didn’t know when they were going to be rescheduled too, so we just started on whatever new material we had. I managed to put a little walking bass part at the end of the chorus on this one. Rarely used in our kind of music, but turned out really cool.

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