Singled Out: Baby Bee's High Heel Leather Boots
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.