A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Michael Gutmann, vocalist and guitarist of ska-punk four-piece Yahtzee, delves into playing a song about Ron Jeremy at a church packed with soccer moms.
Song: "Ron Jeremy"
When it was written: It was written the winter of 2012.
Where it was written: My living room.
Favorite line in the song: "10-and-a-half inches of fury!"
Which part was the hardest to come up with: Probably the second verse. We got really bad writers block at 3 a.m.
If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: Add in a bridge somewhere, because bitches love bridges!
Odd fact about song: Our bass player, Kyle, his mom knows all the words and sings it with me everytime we play it live.
What was your inspiration for writing the song: Ron Jeremy is every young man's inspiration.
When was your favorite time performing it live: Oh, it's gotta be our AIDS funrasier show that we played in our hometown of Gig Harbor a while back. First off, we played it in a church, and the place was packed with soccer moms.
What is the meaning behind the song: It's a story about a man's struggle to make it in the film industry. The song shines a new light on a rising industry that is untouched by most artists. His long journey brings many bumps along the way but in the end, the sunrise in downtown L.A still never looks the same as it does in the magazine.