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The first single from British indie rock band Kasabian's fourth album, Velociraptor was this Dan the Automator produced monster. The song was debuted during Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 on June 7, 2011.
Vocalist Tom Meighan told NME
: "It's got that 'Sabotage
' Beastie Boys edge to it, but it's pure Kasabian really. The confusion and noise and melodies and drops and breaks. It's the older brother of 'Vlad
Guitarist and lead songwriter Serge Pizzorno told XFM radio that for Velociraptor's first single he "wanted a song that sounded like the inner mechanism in a machinegun. I wanted a sound like energy and chaos."
Pizzorno told Q: "The title was inspired by this interview with Morgan Freeman where he described someone as having a 'switchblade smile.' I knew exactly what he meant. One of those people who seem pretty friendly but you know underneath they're a right evil f---er."
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.