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Okay (I Think I'm Going To Be)

from Group Hug by The Close Readers

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One of the first things I wrote when I got back into music in 2009. This one comes last on the record because I imagined it offering a kind of release from some of the more tense stuff. The sun comes out, sort of.

Delightful organy bits from Felix in here. And Craig's drumming is amazing. When we listened to my rather wimpy demo version and talked about what the drums could do, I told Craig I didn't want this song to sound like the Bats - absolutely no offence intended to the Bats! - but, you know, I wanted it more like the New York Dolls on 'Dance Like a Monkey'. Now if only I had David Johansen's chops and his, er, hips.

The track artwork is a photo of my grandfather and his mother. That hair!

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from Group Hug, released June 10, 2011
Damien Wilkins - vocals, guitars
Felix Bornholdt - keyboards
Craig Terris - bass, drums
Mixed & mastered by Mike Gibson, Inca Studio, Wellington


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The Close Readers Wellington, New Zealand

Formed in 2010, this band records the songs of New Zealand fiction writer Damien Wilkins.

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