When I decided to put this all-new band into the studio, we intended to record our first 7' vinyl 'Got Myself Some Bucks'. But once the band was there, it really got the spirit and not only recorded an extended version of the 45's flip side 'What You Lookin' At?', but rather 3 more favorites we love to play at our life shows. Since we definitely wanted to offer our listeners the full-length version of the b-side anyways, we decided to make all 5 songs available as download code coming with the vinyl. So here's what you might want to know about the tracks: Got Myself Some Bucks: Mid-tempo message song that catches the spirit of "For the Love of Money". It features the voice of the Hifivers singer Konny Kotulla. Written in 2009, when banksters proofed (again), that money isn't everything. What You Lookin' At?: Mid-tempo funk track. This tune deals with a past love - not looking back with regret and melancholy, but more filled with anger about a not so good love affair. The extended EP version features an extra jam part filled with piano licks, wah wah guitar and horns. Bonus downloads: Watusi: An uptempo afro-funk-jazz tune that is meant as a homage. First to my teacher Bones Patterson, who used to call me "the white Watusi brother" before giving me my stage name Treetop. Second to the Tutsi people, that overcame the Rwanda genocide with the spirit of forgiveness and justness. The song features the horn section and includes a nice raw tenor sax solo of Richard Ebert. The most powerful and pure piece of music we recorded in that session. Don't Step: Up-tempo blues/rock spiced funk tune. Like Watusi basically an instrumental with some added chants. Feature some slide guitar and triangle. The perfect tune for a "get outta my way" day. Thru To You: Medium tempo ballad. An atmospheric trumpet intro guides the listener to the bitter-sweet ballad, telling about the impossibility to help a person to banish it's demons, no matter how big the love might be. Liner notes by Michael Treetop Voss.
Got Myself Some Bucks - The HIFIvers
What You Lookin' At? - The HIFIvers
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