Suicide Bombers Track-by-Track “All For The Candy”– You Better Believe It (Part 6)

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.

You Better Believe It

Slim: This one was written, if I remember correctly, at work, without any instruments nearby. Sometimes you just get this melody going in your head and you try to preserve it until you can get to a guitar or something too see if what you’re thinking can actually be translated into something playable. I might have cheated and hummed something into my phone for only myself to ever hear again once the time and place for a writing session was more convenient.

The chorus came first I think and then the rest of the vocal melody.I don’t know if anyone else can hear it, but this explains why the main riff is less structural for the song and doesn’t really stand out as an idea on its own as its serves more as just somewhere to start to get you into the melody. Then again we get that 2nd part between the main riff and the 1. Verse. An unusual piece, that sets kind of a strange mood on things. I brought that back before the solo to break up the song a bit after making use of an old favorite trick of letting the bass play alone for a bit, bringing it all down before it takes off into the solo. Another cool thing about the song is the verses and how the lines build on the line before and kind of changes the meaning of them as you go along.

The song was rearranged a bit in the rehearsal room, I remember. The chords on the 2nd piece (between the riff and the 1. verse) was changed a bit and the choruses was rearranged, looping the 1 half (where the title is shouted) on the first time around. Then adding the tailpiece (when all the doors are closed)  on the 2nd time around and then doing both the 3rd and last time.

Lyrically the song is probably the only sleaze rock or glam metal or whatever you wanna call it -song that deals with the subject of dementia.

Chris: Yeah, I remember thinking it was a shame that the chorus changed right as I was getting into it, so that’s why the first part was looped. We ended up with 3 different choruses that way, but it works. I played a little more on the verses of this originally, as Slim had written it like that, but after Stevie took it home and came up with those cool riffs all over the verse, we decided to give that space and dial the other stuff back a little. It turned out to be a very cool song.

Stevie: This was a really fun one to both come up with parts and write solos for. I just took Slim’ original ideas and altered them a bit. I wanted to have a driving verse rhythm, and a more riff-oriented part. Instead of just hammering the chords. The main guitar solo I used a whole day recording to nail it and get it as tight as it got, but a really fun solo to write and record! Very happy with the outcome and the whole song just turned out so freakin’ good! Probably my favorite of Slim’s song he’s brought in my time with the band so far.

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