Behind the songs: Hardly Angels

Each year, I seem to end up writing at least one darkly humorous pseudo-disco song. 

This one was originally penned in 2017, and it’s about how everyone here thinks Asians are bad drivers – when seriously, as a guy who’s spent decades on two wheels (pedal and motor), I know for a fact it’s your basic white dudes who are the country’ biggest menace.

The original title was ‘Death Disco’, but I decided that was a little too on-the-nose, even for me. 

Musically, it relies heavily on the old LM-1 drum machine made famous by Prince. I bought this ridiculously detailed emulation that’s not just a sample set, but replicates the original ’70s hardware in great detail.