The video for “Depraved Thoughts,” the preliminary single from Mike Campbell and the Soiled Knobs’ forthcoming album featured the guitar legend in a coffin. Fortunately, the second single, “Electrical Gypsy” finds Campbell in a much less morbid setting.
The longtime guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers calls “Electrical Gypsy” one in all his favourite tracks on the brand new album. “The tune got here to me in a second of inspiration earlier than a session with the band,” he shared on Fb. “We recorded it that day in a single take, guitar solo and all.”
The twangy “Gypsy” closes out Exterior Combustion, the second album from the Soiled Knobs, which is able to arrive March 4. Like 2020’s Wreckless Abandon, Campbell co-produced the brand new file with producer and longtime affiliate George Drakoulias (Tom Petty, the Black Crowes)
The dwell really feel of the tune is indicative of the strategy they took with Exterior Combustion as a complete. “We recorded each [Dirty Knobs] albums just about dwell on the ground, all of the solos are dwell, a few of the vocals are dwell,” Campbell tells UCR. “We simply labored out the preparations performed it two or 3 times and we’d transfer on to the following tune. I like doing issues quick. In actual fact, we did so quick that loads of the lyrics had been being written as we had been slicing the monitor.”
The video, which you’ll watch under, was helmed by George Mays, who additionally got here up with the idea for “Depraved Thoughts.” For “Electrical Gypsy,” the pair labored collectively from a “tough thought” that Campbell had in his head. “I stated, I need to have a gypsy caravan of some type, [with] an previous truck or one thing,” the guitarist recollects. “A band of gypsies happening the street and entering into hassle right here and there or no matter. I gave him that a lot to work with.”
That was greater than sufficient for Mays to seize onto. “He discovered an previous van from the early ‘70s, a inexperienced lookin’ factor that regarded like a gypsy caravan,” Campbell shares. “We bought some further individuals in there to brighten up the celebration a bit of bit. We’re happening the street, I’m hitchhiking and I get on the van. We’re doing this tune and going via the desert. It’s bought a pleasant vibe to it.”
After a number of postponed makes an attempt, the Soiled Knobs will lastly get on the touring path in early March, coinciding with the album’s arrival. Campbell says will probably be a “non secular launch” to be on the street with the group. “It is an awesome band,” he concludes. “I simply cannot wait to play as a result of I feel individuals can be shocked at how good they’re.”
Watch the video for ‘Electrical Gypsy’ by Mike Campbell and the Soiled Knobs
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