A-Side: StayDownload Now
B-Side: Stay (Trouble in Mind Remix)Download Now
The Savage Poor are adding a B-Side to our brand new single Stay. (If in the ever changing world of the modern music business is still such a thing as a B-Side.) I always liked the days of the proper B-Side when artists could do something outside the norm of what they would do on their proper albums. There are no rules anymore. We are going to put out a record sometime next year, but in the mean time we have too much material to wait. These are recordings are independent and self made. We don’t know what the fuck we’re doing, we have no budget, but we’re learning as we go along and dreaming big. Often limitations lead to more exciting places anyway. Occasionally I’ve gone into studios where the rule book prevents anything exciting from happening. These B-sides will give us the chance to go down strange alleyways. We hope that you’ll go along on this journey with us.
In the early days of Jamaican music they would take singles and experiment and turn them into dub. These recordings were stranger, the midnight moon to the single’s sunshine. The remix above is still a pop song in format, but that Jamaican music was definitely in my mind as I did the remix. I always loved George Faith’s In the Midnight Hour/Ya Ya. It almost sounds as if it could be in the movie Trainspotting if not for that groove. It sounds like hash, narcotics, and cotton candy all mixed together.
Another favorite recording around these parts is Marianne Faithfull’s Trouble in Mind. The remix started with an attempt to melt everything into a similar beautiful haze. Somewhere between the two songs’ influence, this remix exists. I’d be a clown if I suggested that on a technical level I got anywhere close to those all-time greats on one of our first attempts. First of all, I simply don’t have the gear. But I think there is something strange, beautiful, and unique there if you’ll simply take the time to dream along with a pair of headphones.
The credits are the same as the single, for the most part. You can see all at the link below. However, I should make special mention that great friend and Shinyribs compatriot Keith Langford graced this version with his infamous red maraca!
More credits, artwork, and information about the single Stay: