Despite the fact that we were having a good time, Johnny Domino were always accused of being miserable and dour - a concept possibly not helped by this song. I remember ploughing through this track in the rain at the Abbey Park festival as the crowds dispersed for cheerier and drier climes...
I seem to remember that the lyrics for this song were inspired by an interview Jim had read with Robbie Williams moaning about the 'pressures of success'. I always used to love singing the backing vocals on this one - me and Jim really pulled back the "yeah"s on the last chorus. I remember my Dad went mental when we were recording the one-note guitar bit - two-tracks of me and Marc playing simultaneously. Dedicated to the patience of our parents and neighbours.
from Mex/Good Feeling,
released February 1, 2000
Johnny Domino (Woodward, Woodward, Elston, Convery)
Giles and Steve formed JOHNNY DOMINO in the summer of 1993.
Over the next 3-4 years they recorded over 100 songs (known
as THE SHITHOUSE MASTERS) on a series of knackered 4-track recorders, drafting in other players on an ad-hoc basis.
Long-term SHITHOUSE alumni Jim became a full-time Domino in 1996, followed by Marc.
Johnny Domino played their final gig on December 23, 2006 at The Vaults, Derby....more