About The Song: You Always Do That To Me – Sometimes
This song was born from a marriage between a lick and a line. As a guitarist, I often just bang around on the dang thing until a lick or a chord progression or something emerges that I think could be the germ of a song. I record those into my phone. As a songwriter, certain phrases may pop into my head, or I pick up a thread of a conversation that yields a phrase or a word paring that I find interesting. Those too go on to a list in my phone.
And when it's time for me to get to work, I refer back to both those resources. In the case of this song, I knew I wanted to use the raunchy guitar line as the basis of a tune. And I loved the line "you always do that to me... sometimes" for its Yogi-Berra-esque humor. But I see a profundity in it too. To me, few things are absolutely black or white, light or dark. So yeah, there are things that we "always do", at least sometimes.
In the studio, the band laid down a truly muscular track (catch Richard Gates' bass playing). The McCrary Sisters again contributed their gospel righteousness on vocals, and the guest star of the show was slide guitar-wizard Luther Dickenson of the North Mississippi Allstars. He turned in a sassy track that makes the whole song drip with attitude. Watch and listen to a trailer here. The song and video come out on March 5th.
Chuck McDermott: Vocals
Marco Giovino: Drums
Richard Gates: Bass
Duke Levine: Electric Guitar
Chris Rival: Electric Guitar
Luther Dickinson: Slide Guitar
The McCrary Sisters: Vocals