(c) 2001 by Jeff King, Jim Fairchild, & Lewis D'Aubin
"Hey Dr. Z, remember that missing dog of yours? I've got good news and bad news! Good news is I found him!" "Oh yes, very good! Where is my little Osama Bin Lapdog?" "Well, bad news is I found him under my car..."
Early in 2001 when Jim Fairchild (Dr. Z) had just joined the band, we were very excited about the new synergy and energy that a new band member inevitably brings, and this precipitated a creative outburst of jamming and writing. Some of these songs, such as 'Cat Hell' and 'Ride the Dragon' haven't made it past the demo stage (yet!) but this one somehow did. We were jamming on an AC/DC style riff, largely lifted from 'TNT', and I wrote the most obnoxious lyrics I could think of!
The original intent was to have members of local hard rock band Supagroup guest star on this track, but when they couldn't make it, I dedicated it to one of the original inspirations for the stage version of the Consortium of Genius back in '95 - Boston's hard roque quartet The Upper Crust.
This was one of the first songs recorded and finished for 'In C.O.G. We Trust', and one of the last songs to use a strictly organic guitar sound - a Les Paul, played through a Marshall JCM 900, miked up in the iso booth with a Shure 57. After Jeff was finished the guitar tracks, we had members of our sibling band Antarctica vs. the World join us on gang vocals for the chorus.
Lead vocal......Lewis D'Aubin
Backing vocals..Lewis D'Aubin, Jeff King, Jim Fairchild, Cosimo Murray
Recorded and mixed 2002 at C.O.G. Secret Lab, Harahan LA