Crackin' Cold Ones With the Boys

Album: Country Fuzz (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • "Crackin' Cold Ones With the Boys" is a rowdy, party-ready jam that celebrates life on tour with the Cadillac Three and drinking beers at the end of the gig.
  • The song originated with a simple track cut by the group's drummer Neil Mason and vocalist Jaren Johnston in the studio. When the pair later played it on their bus for their crew during a stop in Las Vegas they all added lyrics stemming from a running tour joke.

    "We tried to come up with a lyric and all of us on the bus, band and crew, had this ongoing joke about how it's time to 'crack some cold ones with the boys,'" Mason told Rolling Stone. "We ran with that and an hour or two later, we had the song finished and drank some beers."
  • The song has a long list of songwriters which include not only Mason, Johnson and Kelby Ray of the Cadillac Three, but also crew members Benjamin Dunn, Jefferson Brown, Chris Grainger and Brandon Wootten.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney PrincessesSong Writing

From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved.

Max Cavalera of Soulfly (ex-Sepultura)Songwriter Interviews

The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.

James Williamson of Iggy & the StoogesSongwriter Interviews

The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie.

Matt SorumSongwriter Interviews

When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."

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.

Annie Haslam of RenaissanceSongwriter Interviews

The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.