THE DEVIL IS HAVING A PARTY TONIGHT (Released July 4th/2017)

THE DEVIL IS HAVING A PARTY TONIGHT (Released July 4th/2017)

Early in 2017 Kaleb had asked me several times about writing with the 2014 line-up of Daryl Gray, Fritz Hinz, Kaleb Duck, Chris Julke, and myself. For the first time in many years we had a solid line-up that I didn’t think was going anywhere and where I thought the writing was “in line” with what Helix had done in the past and should be doing in the future.  My only stipulation was that the song had to be just as good as the stuff I had been writing with Sean Kelly over the past couple of years.  The guys agreed.  No problem.

And so we set out to jam at Chris’s in the hopes of coming up with an original.  Well, wouldn’t you know it-the very first practice turned out a couple of licks that had potential.  Eventually one of them grew into this song.  Once we had the arrangement and lyrics, Daryl started recording the beds at his studio The Daughouse, in St. Catherines.  Once he had the beds recorded he then sent the tracks to Aaron Murray at The “A” Room in London, Ontario,. where Aaron tweaked the tracks and EQ’d the sounds.  Eventually in April we had the song finished, along with another song I had written with Gord Pryor and Steve Georgakopoulos called “The Tequilla Song”.

Initially we were going to film a video for the song with the band playing.  I had an elaborate script with scant dollars to film it.  In the end I decided to nix the vid in favor of releasing a collector’s item red vinyl album with both songs.  I still wanted something visual to go along with the audio release on Facebook, so I asked Brent Doerner (former Helix guitarist now retired)  to put together a simple slide show.  Well, Brent never does “simple”…LOL. This is what he came up with!

 

You  can purchase The Devil Is Having A Party Tonight at:  http://cdbaby.com/cd/helix413

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