Song #218 of 9999
Title: Sister Cocaine
Artist: Frankie Big Face
Year: 2007Album: Nur Ein 2
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Not every song I write is a winner. When I first saw the title Sister Cocaine six years ago, I cringed. In retrospect, it's not the worst title ever, but it's kind of a bad title for me. I found myself pretty uninspired but you have to play to win and that meant I had five days to write and record this song whether I wanted to or not. What I came up with seemed respectable at the time (I finished in 6th place out of 25) but now it seems pretty terrible to me.
The challenge this round was "use of alliteration" and I certainly went all out but the lyrics are poor. The problem is they don't mean anything to me at all. The song's not about anything discernible. Loosely, I guess it's about addiction but I think it misses its mark badly.
So is there anything I like about this song? I like the riff that opens the track. I usually don't write heavy guitar riffs so that was fun. I liked being able to play guitar in a heavy rock style—I almost never do that either. The bridge is brutal to listen to now. So cheesy. Every time I hear it, I think of that scene in This is Spinal Tap where the bass player is playing the solo while stuck inside the pod that won't open.
Tomorrow will be better, I promise!