For Milton Mapes


  • Now known as The Monahans, Milton Mapes was a band out of Austin, Texas, originally named after one of the members' grandfather. Their debut CD was released in 1999 to rave reviews from critics who compared their sound to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
    Steve Adams of the Broken Family Band says they've become quite good friends with the band, and says "They're really lovely guys... but the title has nothing to do with the song." So why is this song named after them? "We thought that song sounded a little bit like them, and we were trying to sound a bit like them," explains Steve.
  • Regarding the line in the song, "all those haircut kids on the Indie rock underground," Steve declines to expound on the topic, saying that he was genuinely angry when he wrote it, and "no one could ever benefit from me talking about it." He says this is the only song he's written when he was angry that he's actually kept, and doesn't remember exactly what he was talking about at the time, "but it was to do with a specific event." (Read the full interview with Steve Adams)


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?Song Writing

Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.

Strange MagneticsSong Writing

How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll.

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"They're Playing My Song

The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.

Howard JonesSongwriter Interviews

Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.

Jeff TrottSongwriter Interviews

Sheryl Crow's longtime songwriting partner/guitarist Jeff Trott reveals the stories behind many of the singer's hits, and what its like to be a producer for Leighton Meester and Max Gomez.

Spooner OldhamSongwriter Interviews

His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."