Chafed by the Brambles

Chafed by the Brambles – Primus & Les Claypool encomium by High John

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Late December 2020, I was alone with my guitar during the pandemic, when I suddenly started jamming this riff. Initially, it was just this music that I wanted to share with some musician friends out there, to help with sanity during this never-ending covid pandemic.
So, before uploading to YouTube, I needed a catchy title. After a few minutes, and for no particular reason, I thought of ‘Chafed by the Brambles’. So basically, the title came to me before even writing any of the lyrics. (Kind of like Elton John’s way of writing songs. Did you know? He would get the lyrics from Bernie Taupin to write the music. Saw that in a documentary years ago) In any case, a few days later, the words dawned on me when I thought about how awesome it would sound if Les Claypool added his vocals and wording. As for the recording and the mixing, there is obviously a big influence from the sound of the Brown Album by Primus. That being said, I’m in no way suggesting that I’m able to play bass like Les Claypool.

Chafed by the Brambles! Please be careful out there people! Those brambles hurt! If you or your friends have been a victim of those damn brambles, please share your experience. Please like and visit the YouTube page and give me ‘Thumbs up’! Thank you everybody out there for your support and feedback during this project!

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Ericzone Podcast: Episode 29 (Fr)
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Ericzone Podcast: Episode 28 (En)
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Ericzone Podcast: Episode 27 (En)
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