Shout It Out

Album: Red Dragon Cartel (2014)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Jake E. Lee told Glide Magazine that he considers this to be the surprise song on Red Dragon Cartel's debut album. "That song is one riff from front to back," he said. "It's basically (singing) ba-dam-a-bamp, with variations on it."

    "If anybody looks at my songwriting, all my songwriting, I like to go different places, like, here's what we do for the verse and now let's come up with a bridge, that'll be different going into a chorus that's not the verse and then going to a middle eight. I kind of like it musically interesting to me whereas just playing a riff from start to finish isn't interesting at all to me," Lee added. "But we worked on it and once there was a melody in place, and you can feel that song is very energetic, once you heard the energy and I heard the melody, that surprised me that that came out as well as it did. And it's probably one of the stronger songs on the record."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"They're Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Richie McDonald of Lonestar

Richie McDonald of LonestarSongwriter Interviews

Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.

Chris Squire of Yes

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

Adele

AdeleFact or Fiction

Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.

Michael Schenker

Michael SchenkerSongwriter Interviews

The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.

Fire On The Stage

Fire On The StageSong Writing

When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.