Friday Nights & Paydays
E-mail Phil at email@example.com to find out how you can get a free download of your favorite song on this album! In this internet age the middle man may become obsolete. Phil has decided to bring his music right to the people via the world wide web. This collection of five songs are among some of his best, (in his opinion). The first plan for this album was to record the original analog version of each song and then add the new digital track right after that, which would have made this album twice as long. But Phil wasn't sure if that would float, so he opted for just the newer digital versions. However, there is one song on the album that is a copy of the original analog sessions because, try as he might, he just couldn't recapture the magical energy of that particular recording. All of you recording artists understand that, for sure! Can you tell which song it is? Phil wrote his first song before the internet was around. Back in those days you wrote songs, made demos and pitched them to publishers hoping for a contract. His first publishing contract came in 1986 with a song called 'I'll Take Country Music Any Time'. It was recorded by John Covert and The Crystal Image Band and released on a 45 rpm record. It went up the indie charts to number 15! Not bad, eh? The same song, released in Canada by another group made it up to number 18 a year later. This album was recorded over the Fall of 2007 and Spring of 2008. Phil sang all leads and harmonies and played all the instruments (except drum loops). His favorite instrument is a customized 8-STRING Carlo Robelli accoustic/electric, which he designed and retro-fitted himself. He also used two other guitars, an Ibanez RG-120, a Fender Telecaster and a Yamaha keyboard. Any affects were processed by an Allesis Midi-Verb and his mic of choice was a Rode NT-1A. It was a true labor of love! Hope you enjoy listening to this CD as much as Phil enjoyed creating it. Thanks for giving it a spin! Please write a review and/or send an e-mail....firstname.lastname@example.org Some of the words: 'Friday Nights & Paydays' (First 2 minutes of song) Up at dawn every day, bossed around by a bell Punch the clock right on time, so the foreman don't yell If the owner pops in, ask about his golf score When the workday is done, make a dash for the door & roar .....Friday Nights & Paydays decorate my life .....Friday Nights & Paydays make other days alright Driving home in my car, with the radio on Everyone on the road, tryin' to win his own marathon Take a shower and shave, gobble down my fish fry Make a phone call or two, patt my puppy good-bye & fly (Chorus, bridge, chorus, end) ..Friday Nights and Paydays was written in 1986. It's a play on words from the old song 'Rainy Days and Mondays'. Phil wanted to focus on that type of clever verbage & broaden it by celebrating two of his favorite days of the week. 'Valley Fox' (Last 2 minutes of a 5-1/2 minute song, started segment here to highlight drums and the feeling of a tempo change) This girl's a fox, Valley Fox, Valley Fox Watch how she's walkin, mystical motion, This girl's a fox, Valley Fox, Valley Fox .....Guys from outside of the valley .....Fight for one date with Sally .....Coz they know that she's the queen of Fox Valley (The first 3-1/2 minutes of this song's tempo has the same subdued feel as the ending of this sample, and has a verse/chorus structure) ..Valley Fox was written in 1985 after someone suggested that he write about local things. He still lives in the Fox Valley. On this song Phil wanted to emulate the Phil Collins 'Tons of Drums' sound. Did he come close, or no? 'Somehow' (First 2 minutes) (Can also be sung as a duet) Somehow she knows just the things to do Somehow she can lift me when I'm blue Somehow she knows just the words to say Somehow she can brighten up my day .....Somehow, she knows, Somehow, she knows Somehow she can see inside of me (Finish 2nd verse, chorus, instrumental, end) ..Somehow was written in 1983. After hearing Frank Sinatra call George Harrison's 'Something' the most beautiful love song ever written, Phil set out to write the second most beautiful love song ever written. Did he? 'It Doesn't Matter' (First 2 minutes) It doesn't matter if the sun ain't bright Coz if you love me that will be my light It doesn't matter what our friends all say Coz I'm gonna love you any way, oh yea! .....Oh it doesn't matter .....No it doesn't matter .....No it doesn't matter to me (Ad-lib chorus with some 'la-la-la's' & instrumental) It doesn't matter if the house falls down Coz all I need is you to be around It doesn't matter if the bills get paid Coz I'm gonna love you any way, oh yea! (Repeat chorus, la-la-la's, ad-libs, instrumental, and end) ..It Doesn't Matter was written in 1999. Not long ago, after watching KT Tunstall playing in concert and after buying her album, Phil got inspired to try and copy-cat her rockin' rhythm with this song and gave it his best shot. Hit or miss? 'I Still Love You' (First 2 minutes) You tried to ease my mind When you said, 'Let's get together some time' Here it is five years from then We pretend once more like we're old friends .....But I still love you .....Although you left my heart all black and blue .....But I'm so silly you know I still love you Don't try to stop my pain Don't say, 'Let's get together again'. You and I both know that's a show I love you but hey I gotta go (Chorus, Instrumental, repeat chorus and end) ..I Still Love You was written in 1985. It was inspired by his high-school sweetheart, although none of the incidents in this song really happened. Copyright Phil Munton 2008 ....Single downloads available at Apple i-tunes & more....