I’ve decided to share the demo version of my “Crumble” song which was recorded for my “A Healthy Distrust” album back in 2005. People who are familiar with the album version will be surprised to hear the drums (I still think sound strange which is why they were ultimately removed) along with a bonus verse previously unheard.
“They’ve said it every year, but this time it seems like…the end IS near and I’m in line to see the light.”
Sage Francis – “Crumble” DEMO – includes bonus verse by Strange Famous Records
There are a couple reasons why we removed the second verse on the AHD version. Once I removed the drums and built the “chorus” into more of a crescendo, it just made sense to have “Crumble” blend into the next song rather than revert back to another verse with no drums. Not only that, but I was already writing “Going Back to Rehab” which uses a similar phrasing about my eyes looking like sunsets. So…there you go. And here you are.
Lastly, before the Rapture leaves me in charge of taking care of all your pets for the next 50 years, I’d like to give a hearty RIP to Macho Man Randy Savage. I was an avid pro-wrestling fan during his heyday and I will always love him despite the Slim Jim commercials. May he enjoy his reunion with the lovely Miss Elizabeth. OHHhhhh YEAHHhhhhh….
It’s clear that he was a better rapper than most of the cats trying to rhyme these days. Certainly better than Debbie Harry.