Ginger Wildheart* ‎– Bonus Demos - You Are The Light / How I Survived The Punk Wars

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YOU ARE THE LIGHT – This song was written for a Finnish band who had considered taking a more melodic and mainstream approach to their next album. Turns out that they changed their mind anyway and stuck with metal, which this song most definitely is not.
I wrote three songs for them, one of which I redesigned as Lover, It’ll All Work Out on the 555% album, and recorded them with Jason Sanderson, who is mixing some of the G·A·S·S· songs you are hopefully enjoying.
This track I considered too cheesy even for me to use, but then I heard it again about a year ago and regretted not having had another bash at it. I love that chorus, and with some rewording could be a belter. Still, making it available here means that it lives on, and that’s good enough for me.

HOW I SURVIVED THE PUNK WARS – The original demo for How I Survived The Punk Wars, recorded with Jase Edwards and featuring Givvi Flynn on backing vocals. You can hear that the arrangement didn’t stray too much from the original formula but the absence of Victoria is glaringly apparent. Truth is getting Lady Vic involved was a move made when my voice packed up in the studio and I made a panic decision to record the new songs as duets. People had been saying how much they liked her voice on 555% so it made sense to get her involved and give me a break in the vocal dept. As soon as she took the job my confidence in the project grew and my voice came back.

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