OK, a while ago a posted a snippet from a cover I was recording and asked people to guess what the song was. Nobody guessed 🙂
So, here’s the song. It’s called White Hot, and it’s from the late ’70s group Red Ryder. Red Ryder is probably best known for their hit ‘Lunatic Fringe’. One of the songwriters (Tom Cochrane), wrote ‘Life Is A Highway’. Talk about a song that gets stuck in your head. But that’s not my favorite of his — White Hot is. I’ve loved this song ever since the first time I’ve heard it. It’s about a gun-runner who gets the bad end of a deal, and ends up stranded in the desert. It’s got adventure, intrigue, mystery, and heat.
It’s also got slide guitar. Now, I don’t really play slide, so I did the solo the regular-old way, but there were some essential slide guitar parts. Since I don’t have a slide laying around, I ended up doing the parts with a butter knife.
Keith Livingston is a songwriter, musician, producer, and engineer, with roots in pop, rock, punk, classical and classics. Keith has more than a dozen CDs under his belt as a producer and/or engineer. Keith writes music about everything from science fiction and horror, to religious oppression, and of course love.