Singled Out: Baby Bee's High Heel Leather Boots

08/16/2013
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Today Joe Stark from Baby Bee tells us about the song "High Heel Leather Boots" from their brand self-titled EP which was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Stone Temple Pilots). Here is the story:

This one came fast... This is usually not the case but I think I had probably struggled through writing a few sh*t songs with my brother before this super simple melody hook entered my head. That melody and the lyric "Kick It Like" both came almost simultaneously ... I remember pacing around thinking "Kick It Like what?" Then I let my appreciation of the female form take over my imagination and the answer rolled off the tongue... High Heel leather Boots. There is a sort of rhythmic cadence to that phrase that felt to me like something an early 50's rock and roller might say.

I took this tune to my brother Dave and we worked up a few different verse lyrics and a slow sexy feel with the music. The third incarnation of the song came when we worked with producer Dave Cobb. He suggested singing the verses over one chord instead of a progression, sped it wwaaaayy up, and got us that crazy rock and roll surf guitar break.

Around this time I asked Dave to cop the intro to Led Zeps "Rock and Roll" which we later learned was John Bonham coping Chuck Berry's Johnny B Goode... so this truly went full circle around the classic rock pendulum. This was really a fun song to write and record and it feels great every time we play it live.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album right here!

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