A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week lead vocalist and guitarist Mike Gossard of L.A. alt-rock band ACIDIC delves into Hugh Hefner, 7-11 and sticking to his guns.
Song: "Copper Man"
Album Release Date: March 19th, 2013
When it was written: It was written in November 2012
Where it was written: "Copper Man" was written in Los Angeles in the depths of a dingy practice space in the heart of an industrial section of the city.
Favorite line in the song: "Don't forget the Phillies and Dutch."
Which part was the hardest to come up with: The vocal melody for the first verse.
If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: Not a single thing, it's a good song. It's the coup de grâce of our balls as musicians.
Odd fact about song: Our drummer, Matt Whitaker, came up with "Don't forget the Phillies and Dutch" after a trip to 7-11.
What was your inspiration for writing the song: Hugh Hefner and Tommy Chong.
When was your favorite time performing it live: We look forward to playing it in Seattle!
What is the meaning behind the song: The meaning behind the song is don't be drowned out by a world of political dissidence. Stick by your guns and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do anything. The song also represents the esssence of cohesion for our band. It's our coming of age. We're going with our gut and playing the music that we want to feel. We're play with our hearts and not out of our asses.