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30 Songs in 30 Days – Day Three – I Was With You

September 23, 2014

I Was With You is the third song in the 30 Songs in 30 Days project:

It contains a reference to a defunct Huddersfield night club called Sunset Boulevard, or Sunsets, as it was known. Sunsets was situated by the station, with a pub upstairs (Jetsets) and the club downstairs. It was the kind of place we used to go on a Friday or Saturday night after playing football or an evening traipsing round the pubs. We nearly got into a scrap with Huddersfield Young Casuals there one night – the bouncer snuck us out of the back door – but other than that, I never saw an ounce of trouble. I had some fun times there. As far as Huddersfield references go, it sits alongside the mention of Bostock Records in the Pack Horse that I bullied into Less Is More Part Two.

The ba-ba-ba-bas in the chorus need to be played by a laid-back brass section, I reckon. That’s how I hear them in my head, anyway. I think the whole song could stand a full band treatment, but regardless, this is one that has been in my back catalogue for a long time and I’m glad it has finally seen the light of day.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2014 11:25 pm

    Can you whistle? I ended up whistling along to the ba-ba-ba bits, and then carried on jamming with them after the song had finished (I was through in the kitchen getting a drink, so couldn’t immediately queue up the next track)

    Just a thought, in case you’re not going to learn the trombone for your solo gigging… šŸ˜‰

    • clattermonger permalink*
      September 26, 2014 9:05 am

      I went to the Lauren Bacall Whistling Masterclass, (very short course, just one lesson!). Having grown up in the Pennines, if you start whistling up there, invariably lots of sheepdogs come by!

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