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The 88 Week: Day 2


10/21/2008
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(antiMusic) Critically acclaimed rockers The 88 return to stores this week with their latest effort "Not Only... But Also." To celebrate the release we asked Keith Slettedahl to pick some of his favorite tracks from the album and tell us a little bit about each one. Here is Keith with today's song:

Sons And Daughters: On this record, a lot of our best ideas happened while trying to record other songs. That's how this one came about. We were messing around while the mics and sounds were being sorted, and the whole verse, pre-chorus chords and melodies just kind of happened. Later, at another studio (and under a little pressure to finish the song), we came up with the chorus idea and recorded the song without any lyrics.

As is often the case with our songs, I worry worry worry about finishing the lyrics, and then one day they all just pop out. "Sons And Daughters" happened like that. I think I had the "throw your babies in the water" part first, and that line sparked a kind of "Biblical" tone for the rest of the song. The meaning of the song changes for me all the time and I certainly wasn't trying to make any grand statement. One of my favorites on the record.

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