The whole song started with that initial drum fill, which I stole from Michael Bland (Possibly my favourite of Prince's old drummers), and that dictated what groove it would have.
|They installed Bland, then built the kit around him|
The whole riff was improvised in one take on the clav (with a little tidying up later on). I'd been listening to Bootsy Collins so had a little fun with the voice of the wolf. Unfortunately, I can't play bass like Bootsy, but I did my best!
|Bootsy's offer to play at the Royal Wedding|
was quietly rejected
The words... well, the "I don't like to live my life through fairy tales" line came into my head fully formed; it made sense to go with the theme. There are several fairy tale references in there, but the main theme is Red Riding Hood, obviously. It was a lot ruder when I first wrote it!
We're heading towards the half way point, and I want to make sure I'm ahead of target songwise and sponsorshipwise by the end of July. You can help with this latter part by donating a few pennies to Parkinson's UK at http://justgiving.com/songaweek