Given Michael’s firm (yet gentle) encouragement, for Jason and I to explain the origins of ‘Deserted’, I am here to tell the tale…
After the ‘Rock The Red Kettle Tour’, we returned to California with tired heads, heavy eyes and matching fevers. I may, or may not, have slept 28 straight hours..
When I finally got my legs back under me, I began making daily pilgrimages up to our rehearsal room in NoHo. One night, while making the short car ride up to our rehearsal room to meet Jason, the song ‘My Hero’ by Foo Fighters came up on my shuffle. Great song.. if you haven’t heard it.. wellllll, just do me a favor and go listen to it… please
The drum track on that song was played by Dave Grohl (he was the drummer for Nirvana and is the singer/guitarist in FF) and it is one of the most recognizable and iconic drum parts… maybe ever.
When I got up to the rehearsal room, I started playing through the part and coming up with my own variations on the groove. By the time Jason arrived, I had what would become the drum part to ‘Deserted‘…
Jason and I have great musical chemistry, especially when it comes to writing and we quickly came up with a verse and chorus idea. I’m not sure we really thought anything of it at the time - we went on to write four or five other things that night - but when we listened back to the voice memo, we knew we had something special!
Check out the original voice memo. And the finished version at www.facebook.com/honorsociety
- Alexander -