The Devil's Beat

Album: The Pink & The Lily (2008)
Charted: 58
  • Running to 2 minutes 31 seconds, this uptempo number has an environmental/contemporary political theme to it: "burning up the oils and melting down the ice" is an obvious reference to the depletion of natural resources and global warming. Although it has an optimistic feel, one can't help wondering if Thom, like everyone else, thinks that ultimately the Devil will win. As usual, the song was recorded in her basement flat in Tooting, South West London. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


Be the first to comment...

Eric BurdonSongwriter Interviews

The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

Women Who RockSong Writing

Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.

David Bowie Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

How well do you know your David Bowie lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat WorldSongwriter Interviews

Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.

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.