New London Calling

Copyright © 2019 Karl Ward

Writing notes

“Dancing in the Moonlight” by Thin Lizzy is one of my favorite songs. I wrote this to sort of reinterpret that song for a different time, you know, kids getting stuck downtown and getting into trouble. “A White Sportcoat” is a favorite Marty Robbins cut, for my dad and me. I love Prince (“Money Don’t Matter 2 Night”), I loved him in the 80s, and I loved him in the 90s when most of my friends thought he was uncool.

Anyway these are some of the songs on the mixtape the girl made for the guy in this song, the mixtape they danced to on the night in question. I fell in love with them a little bit. When I finished writing this song I knew this record had really taken flight.

Recording notes

  • Rhythm and lead guitar: Les Paul “Elle” -> Fender ‘65 Twin Reissue
  • Bass: Ace-Tone GT7 draw bars organ (software instrument from Puremagnetik)
  • Drums: Ludwig Club Date

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