New Old Song from Maheekats “Loaded”

This is a song I wrote while driving along the Pacific Coast Highway in northern California in the early 1990’s. Craig helped to refine it. Originally, the song was going to be recorded acoustically, with only my vocals and an acoustic guitar. We still might release it that way in the future, but for this version we were inspired to add in drums, bass, keyboards AND some frogs. Frogs? Yes, frogs. 🙂

Earlier this summer there were a few ponds near our neighborhood that were teeming with wildlife and while we were recording the song, we were listening back and thinking about the bridge section. Craig remembered the sound of the frogs in one of the ponds and suggested we try it out to see if it worked. It was a wonderful opportunity to do some field recordings. So we hopped on our bikes (pun intended) and rode to a pond and recorded the frogs singing away at dusk.

We brought the recordings home and edited the frog soundscape into the bridge section. It was such a nice surprise sound and we both really liked the feeling of nature in a song like Loaded.

Thank you for sharing and liking!

DOWNLOAD HERE: https://maheekats.bandcamp.com/track/loaded

 

Lyrics:

I see a cute little tainted boy
Standing on top of a hill and he’s loaded
Loaded
Yeah
High, high, high, high

He looks up at the sky
And he see’s me flyin’ by and I’m loaded
Loaded
Yeah
High, high, high, high

(frogs!)

Snow falls on the Pacific Coast Highway
As the sun goes down far away
And I love you
Yeah
High, high, high, high

Snow falls on the Pacific Coast Highway
As the sun goes down far a way
And you’re loaded
And I love you
Yeah
High, high, high, high

credits

released July 4, 2017
Written by Clara Hembree and Craig Camp
Recorded at Brigrade Records
Mixing Engineers: Craig Camp and Clara Hembree
Mix advise by Paul du Gré
Mastered by Paul du Gré at Paul and Mike’s Studios
Cover photo by Ray Hennessy
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