While the cover/reimagining of the Echo choon is very good, "Principle Friend" was one of the Red Lightning songs I was most keen on. The rhythm has a nice "lope" to it that seems to pay homage to "Interesting Drug" w/out aping it outright. Glad to finally hear a true studio version of it. I hope Alain sees fit to eventually bring "Baby I'm Strange," "Crushed," and "Something Out of Nothing" in from the cold, too.
Have I got good news for you, then! 😉
Baby, I’m Strange is penned in as the next EP title track and will be out next year. That could change but I’d say it’s about 95.887% certain.
I’ve always loved Crushed as well and am pushing for it to be re-recorded with Gaz, Spen & Craig. It’s too good of a song (lyrically it’s really strong… maybe one of his best, and the music is great, too) for it to relegated to the relatively unknown Red Lightning cd (which is available in the online shop 😉).
Still some really good stuff in the pipeline. Just trying to find a good balance between the solo stuff and the tunes/shows with M.