Both Friend and Foe,
Change My Mind?
Not a chance! I still believe now, what I believed then, way back in early 1994 when I wrote those lyrics.
Even then, I knew who was fooling who, and if you’ve ever listened closely to the words, they remain eerily accurate, and stunningly relevant. At the time, there was a handful of back-wood dinks who thought their stupid little dog and pony show was going un-noticed. Alas, it was they who were the fools. I have a long history of exacting revenge through my lyrics. Change My Mind is a classic example.
Life is funny like that. Jack my chain, and see what happens? Karma drops from the sky like thunder.
The version of Change My Mind available on this blog was recorded for, and originally appeared on Edge of the Century, a limited, numbered, release. Later, it was made available online, via Garageband.com, where it peaked at number six, among thousands of other modern rock entries.
The recording process for this song was in itself, quite unique. Basic tracks were recorded by the Moran brothers, ( Demon Dave, and Michael ) in western New York, with help from fellow band-mates and life-long friends, Chris Hansgen, guitar, and Mike Celotto on drums. The tapes were then shipped to Ryan who was living in North Carolina at the time. Ryan, of course, did his thing, even tweaking the arrangement in spots, before stuffing the tapes back in a box and shipping them off to me.
The vocals were recorded by Josh at Octane Records in Mesa, Arizona. He and I then proceeded to do the mixes. Additional sampling and mastering was then conducted by my buddy, Dave LaBounty, at his facility. Little about the recording was ideal, and yet, the final product is great! Again, everyone rose to the occasion. A true Skate the Razor classic!
Skate the Razor 2006