Producing Just A Boy with Dave's Neck
Artist: Dave's Neck
Lyrics: Stefan Langendorf
Composer: Dave's Neck
Producer: Joe Vegna
Mixing: Joe Vegna
Mastering: Johan Åberg
Label: Vegna Music
Released: January 1st 2018
In early 2017 I woke up in a hotel room somewhere on some tour. In my inbox I had a demo from Dave's Neck. Still in my bed I turned on the demo and in one second I was awake. What came out of the speakers was a classic rock/punk hit. It was really ruff and had about 4827 tempo changes. But there was no doubt this was dynamite.
I wrote back with some comments and in an hour or so I got a new demo that was even better.
When choosing songs for the upcoming recording session for the new album "Just a boy" was not among the chosen songs. The band felt it did not fit in with the rest of the songs. I banged their heads together and demanded to put "Just a boy" on the top of the list.
Listening to it now I might agree it's a bit of an outsider on the album. But just a bit. I think it shows just how broad this band is. I love the background vocals, Henke really has a cool voice.
On this song I actually play some organ in the chorus. Come to think of it I'm not sure I ever told the band about this. It's really subtle but fills out some space and makes it just a little fatter.
This is the song on the album with the least guitar tracks. Just over 10 guitars. Pathetic.