Reagan's Skeleton

Album: Fragrant World (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This dance floor primed tune bemoans the deification of President Ronald Reagan. Guitarist/keyboardist Anand Wilder commented to Complex magazine: "I don't think the political message in this song is that hidden. It's kind of like a zombie, skeleton party."
  • Wilder told Complex magazine that he considers this to be one of the band's more radio friendly songs. "It's kind of a straight up, four to the floor disco beat, with a little bit of a stilted backbeat in there," he said. "We recorded this after our initial recording sessions in the fall with this guy who had all this analog synth gear we could hook up to, to get that warmth, grit, edge that you can't get out of digital."

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