"Moo la Moo" is a play on "Moolah," which is a term for money. Azar, who is a Country singer from Mississippi, has some deep and meaningful songs like "Waitin' On Joe
" and "You Don't Know A Thing
." But especially when playing live, it helps to have lighter fare to balance it out, something he learned when he opened for Bob Seger on his 2006-2007 tour. In our 2010 interview with Steve Azar
, he told us: "That's a song that was written years ago. I love playing those crazy guitar parts, I love all that. When I was out on tour with Bob, I said, 'It's time for me to lighten up a little bit.' Because he would go from 'We've Got Tonight' and 'Turn The Page
' and all these great serious, heavy, wonderfully just move-the-soul songs, and then he'd go into 'Old Time Rock And Roll
' and 'Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight,' and I'd watch the crowd light up. And I'd go, 'I've forgotten to have fun.' So I went back and pulled that song out, and I thought, We're gonna have fun. But I gotta be honest with you, it was written three years before. The economic times were great. And I had made a decision to put that on a record before things got bad. And I said three years before we put it on the record that I would never do that. Never. So we had issues at radio - we'd get this bi-polar reaction; they loved it, or they hated it. I couldn't argue with anybody that didn't like it, because I didn't like it, and I co-wrote it. (laughs) So it took me a long time, and I'd make the joke, 'Listen, it took me three years to finally get into this song. We only have a few months, so if you could just hurry up and like it…' (laughs) But the truth was, it was a very thoughtful little reaction. I was building a record label. I was still hiring out parts and pieces. And then I'd realize I can't depend on those pieces. So the first song on this record was gonna be a victim."