History of a Boring Town

Album: Hello Rockview (1998)

Songfacts®:

  • Rock stars will tell you that at least in the early years, the lifestyle isn't always a glamorous as it seems. On tour, you end up in many towns where there's just not much going on. Less Than Jake lead singer Chris Demakes told us about his experiences on the road that inspired this song. Said Chris: "You'll end up waking up, you'll go into your hotel and realize it's just as disgusting as the last hotel room you were in. Then you'll wander over to a mall. You'll walk the mall six or eight times and realize that you're in your 30s and it's not cool to walk a mall all day, because you're not old enough to walk the mall like the old people do, and you're not young like the kids, so you're in the middle where you're screwed."
  • So what's the most boring town Demakes has been to? He says: "You could be in a big place and it's boring. Other times you'll be in a town up in the North Carolina foothills in some cabin and there's 93 people, the population of this whole town, but it's not boring because there's streams and creeks and crap to do. So there's a lot of boring towns I've been in. Like Spokane, Washington - pretty boring place."

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