Singled Out: SpiralArms' Exit 63
This song was inspired by a riff I had been working on for a little while, it has a really lonely wandering feel to it much like something off of Lynyrd Skynyrds Street Survivors. I had recently seen The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" and I had an overwhelming interest in the Altamont concert in 1969.
The really cool thing is I live in the Central Valley in Northern California and drive over the Altamont on my way to my recording studio I do my thing at every day. "Exit 63" I pass by in my commute, it hit me to write a song with that riff, it all fit. I started thinking about the symbolism of that show and it was really the end of the free love and peace movement with what went down that day.
The lyrics for the song flowed from there. "Flowers in Her Hair/Didn't think or care/Gotta spinning head/but its alright/Free love and dope/Got somewhere to go/Gotta spinning head/said its alright/Run for your life it's headed for a change/Devils in my head/Flower Children dead/it's a hard right."
Then the song gets summed up with a heart wrenching piano solo in the vein of Clapton's "Layla". It paints the perfect picture and feel for this songs sorrow and loss. It came off exactly how I imagined it in my head when it was being written.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!