Good Days Bad Days

Album: Off With Their Heads (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Kaiser Chief bassist Simon Rix told Drowned In Sound: "This song is inspired by Tom Tom Club and ESG. It's has a very steady groove. It's something we've not really done before. It's hard to keep the relaxed feel going when you get excited about playing and writing a song." He added, "it has a feel of Happy Mondays about it too. It's one of the band favorites on the album."
  • Rix explained to Drowned in Sound the story of the song's lyrics: "The lyrics took a long time to write and there have been many different versions. It's working title was 'Hello Groovy' because initially it was just a groove that we liked and wanted to put on the album but we weren't sure how it was going to happen. The final inspiration for the lyrics came after our Elland Road gig and the day after, going to watch Leeds lose in the Play-Off final at Wembley. It's about that and about supporting the underdogs and a few other things thrown in."
  • This was recorded at a London studio, and the band got the studio chief to play djembe drums on this track.

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