The primary goal of Yellowcard's final album was to give thanks to the pop-punk band's fans who stuck by them during their 20-year run. "We knew we were going to be putting 10 songs on the record before we started writing," frontman Ryan Key told Entertainment Weekly, "so I wanted to try to find 10 different ways to say farewell to this chapter of our lives."
"Fields & Fences," the closing track on the album, is the band's final farewell. The country-tinged tune features an octave mandolin, which Sean Mackin, the band's violinist, brought in as an experiment. Key recalls: "He had this really cool piece of music and we turned it into a seven-minute long finale, an epic ending to the last record. It's just exactly what I wanted it to be, the last thing you hear."
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.