Brass Scene Kidz

Songfacts®:

  • This big, brassy number was written by the group's trombone player, Reggie Chapman, who does the solo at the beginning. When it gets to his vocal section, he sings through a megaphone, a hallmark of the No BS! Brass Band. In 2018, the band started performing it with female singer Sammy Reed on vocals - without a megaphone.
  • In a Songfacts interview with group leader Reggie Pace, he explained the meaning behind the song: "It unfolds in a brassy way of, 'You don't know who I am, let me tell you who I am,' as opposed to you telling me what you think I am. I'm just looking for freedom, looking for clarity and freedom, so that's what that is about. And the music again takes you on a huge journey: a big opening bass trombone solo stating the point, going into the 'finding yourself' section, which has a dark, dissonant feel, exploding into a huge rock and roll party, then a solo, and then out."

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