Indian Summer

Album: The Taking (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • American hard rock band Duff McKagan's Loaded's third studio album, The Taking follows a non linear narrative, and this bright-sounding track tells the beginning of the story, despite being placed seventh on the track-listing. McKagan explained to Gibson.com: "The record is almost a backwards concept record. It's really the story of a break-up of two very dear friends that we witnessed as a band. We were such good friends with both of them, the guy and the girl, and we watched the fracture and the deceit, the lying to yourself, the lying to the other one, the heartache, the heartbreak, the anger – that's why there's 'Your Name,' 'Follow Me to Hell' and 'Lords of Abaddon' – then that kind of wishful thinking… Like 'Man, it was always better somewhere else,' and that's where 'Indian Summer' goes. That first love."

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