Man Alive

Album: Welcome Home Armageddon (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • 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."

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