She Ain't No Fluffer
Primary songwriter, drummer Brad, started the process by writing a simple and catchy guitar and keyboard riff, that automatically beckoned a groove to play along. It’s also a tip of the hat to songs, by our musical influences from the past, that just stop and change course right in the middle of the song; taking the listener to another musical plane, but still keeps driving along. One of our musical heroes turned dear friend (long story), Morgan Fisher, added some cool-as-shit (for lack of a better description) synthesizer parts that managed to blow our minds, but didn’t take a single thing away from any of the other instrumentation. Genius! Everything we wanted we accomplished…and more.
When you meet your heroes, who happen to be famous, you never know what turn it’s going to take. In this case, our genuine friendship with Morgan started almost immediately upon making his acquaintance. It turns out we’ve got a lot in common and our brains contain the same kind of gears and pulleys. It’s almost like we’re family. A lot of people think of Morgan mainly as playing that glorious glammy “dancehall” piano that’s all over Mott the Hoople – and we are lucky enough to have him demonstrate his piano talent on another one of our songs on this upcoming album. But, Morgan is also a synth virtuoso, for which “Fluffer” turned out to be a great vehicle. In addition to his membership in Mott the Hoople, he’s an amazing solo artist, has had other bands and projects, past and present, and played keys on tour with Queen. And, apologies for ruining his rock & roll street cred, but despite his talent and resume, he’s as lovely and humble as can be.