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Monday, 25 February 2013

Song of the week: 'You can't tell a heart how to behave'

Recorded virtually live and then given a studio ‘re-polish’, this haunting track was once a staple of the Gum live set, although it was not included on either of their albums. The lyric touches on the old country and western theme of love gone wrong, but the fractured electronics and minimalist chords (spot the nod to Angelo Badalamenti) take it into rather more sinister musical territory.  The backing track was recorded live at a Gum rehearsal and, because we liked the overall feel of it, we decided just to overdub the vocals and add a couple of effects to finish it off.     

Gum - you can't tell a heart how to behave

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