Man Alive

Album: Welcome Home Armageddon (2011)


  • This is a track from Welsh rock band Funeral for a Friend's fifth studio album, Welcome Home Armageddon. The line-up for the record comprised Matthew Davies-Kreye, guitarists Kris Coombs-Roberts and Gavin Burrough, drummer Ryan Richards and bassist Richard Boucher. The record was Funeral for a Friend's first long player to feature Ryan Richard's former bandmate in Honda Maclean, guitarist Gavin Burrough, who originally joined the band in September 2008 as a bass player.
  • Ryan Richards discussed Burrough's contribution to this track in an interview with Rock Sound magazine: "This song was actually the first idea Gav brought to the table after joining the band, and I think he made it obvious to us what we had been missing for the last few records - RIFFS! Gav has definitely reawakened the guitar demon within Kris, and I think this song was the catalyst for that. It was the first heavier song I'd written with Gav for about eight years (after leaving Hondo Maclean) and we locked in straight away again, which you can hear on the intro and the verse. It's quite reminiscent of the way we used to lock the guitars and drums together in our old band and Matt's done a great job of getting the melody in there over it."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

U2 LyricsMusic Quiz

How well do you know the lyrics of U2?

Grunge Bands QuizMusic Quiz

If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.

Krishna DasSongwriter Interviews

The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.

Gene Simmons of KissSongwriter Interviews

The Kiss rocker covers a lot of ground in this interview, including why there are no Kiss collaborations, and why the Rock Hall has "become a sham."

WeezerFact or Fiction

Did Rivers Cuomo grow up on a commune? Why did they name their albums after colors? See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction.

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")Song Writing

Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."