Today Steel Trees frontman Tom Hannon tells us about the title track to their new album, "Stoner Zombie Killer Kids". Here is the story:
I have song spewing OCD and they always start out TOTALLY different to how they end up. At the beginning Stoner Zombie Killer Kids was just me on my acoustic. I had the main chorus which sounded more blues orientated and I really wanted a song with an instant hook that grabs the listener. I took the chorus into a band practice where we jammed it out for a while and we went away from the original blues idea and 'brought the rock' as Jack Black would say. The rest of the song was a complete accident.
The lyrics are two separate rants, the verse is a complete mish-mash of being really pissed off at people who take themselves too seriously, like people in the work place that worship their jobs and think they're better than you because they're higher up and can take the piss and treat you like sh*t. Its kind of saying to them "so what dude, go to work, do your job then f**k off, no need to be a dick".
The chorus is a different thing. Two extremes of ranting at the young baseball cap and tracksuit wearing chavs with no ambition but to do Mkat and listen to 'banging tunes mayte' as well as kick the sh*t out of people who are different to them. BUT its also about having f**king fun too! Haha, getting wrecked and having a good time!
Another massive influence on this track and the whole album was my love of classic horror films and b-movies that I grew up watching, I've always loved the film titles, sh*t acting and cheap effects.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself with a free download right here!