Spinners

Album: Teeth Dreams (2014)
  • Teeth Dreams finds The Hold Steady completely abandoning the piano in favor of a dual guitar attack following the departure of keyboardist Franz Nicolay in 2010. The addition of strings gives this song some additional luster.
  • A female character shows up almost immediately in every song on Teeth Dreams. Spin magazine asked Craig Finn what informed how he writes about women? He replied: "My life. One of the big things is that we're all trying to get something. Love is a huge part of it and some version of love — real or imagined — is the thing we think is going to fill this void."

    "The second song on the record, 'Spinners,' there is a girl who's going out, and it's from seeing a girl dressed up on the train and thinking about where she was going," Finn continued. "I was thinking like that: going out and trying to make a connection, just trying to go out as a single person on a Saturday night and trying to find some feeling of belonging."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Little Big TownSongwriter Interviews

"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."

Gene Simmons of KissSongwriter Interviews

The Kiss rocker covers a lot of ground in this interview, including why there are no Kiss collaborations, and why the Rock Hall has "become a sham."

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)Songwriter Interviews

"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.

Steven Tyler of AerosmithSongwriter Interviews

Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.

Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")Songwriter Interviews

Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.

Maria MuldaurSongwriter Interviews

The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal. She talks about her jug band beginnings and shares a Dylan story.