Suicide Bombers Track-by-Track “All For The Candy”–Out Of Love (Part 5)

SUiCiDE BOMBERS are thrilled to present a track-by-track run-through 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.


Chris: I’ve had the intro/chorus riff and verse riff for a long time, but never got any further. Somehow it seemed difficult to come up with a decent vocal melody for both parts. I had almost landed the verse, but without a breakthrough in chorus it made no sense. I was toying with it again for this record, and felt really loose, and all of a sudden the chorus just jelled. It was a fairly quick write from there on. The music and arrangement came together quickly and the lyrics too. Again the middle eight and the guitar solo riff were the last parts completed. I enjoy how the arrangement is a little unusual, without being obvious. It repeats the middle eight again after the guitar solo, then goes straight into a double chorus, before it ends with the pre chorus. It works perfectly and sounds very natural, even if it’s still not the usual way of doing things.

I’m really happy with the lyrics too. It’s more of a “spectator lyric” than any sexual connotations and I nailed that “lonely” emotion I was aiming for. The theme is reused from the song “No Valentine Cards” that I wrote for the Doll Hazard record I did with my friend Sandy Hazard in 2017, as I thought that was a good emotion for the melody.

Stevie: Both very fun solos to make and record, I believe it was one of the first solos I finished recording for the record too. It just wrote itself really, and focused very much on the melody here, as the song is “poppier” in a sense, and just has that really nice guitar solo riff underneath, which made the solo pretty easy to write. Also wanted to put some flashiness, so that last run is when that shines!

The intro solo was just to give the song a kick-start, so just some melodic lines. And that last Warren DeMartini-esque lick at the end.

Slim: We went totally crazy hereby making a start stop guitar verse and NOT have the bass start playing straight 8’s halfway through…Then we decided after a while to do it anyway on the 2nd verse. I mean, we can’t lose all sense of law and order. Every album seems to have that one song with the annoyingly high backing vocal harmony on it. This is the one. The bridge part before and after the solo. Really fun to do in the studio when you get it perfect. Not so fun when your voice is tired and your monitors are quiet.

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