Stories Behind the Songs: “The Curse (Reprise)”

Posted by  Grand Poobah  January 28, 2013  •  No Comments  • 

Transposition Album CoverObviously, the genesis of this tune is the same as “The Curse”, though the verse here was written slightly later than the two in “The Curse”.  I knew that I wanted this version to be different, more claustrophobic, and the synth over heartbeat thing seemed to work.  The sharp intake of breath at the end, meant to signify Jack’s surprise and fear at being discovered again, was inspired by the end of Queen’s “She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos)” (from Sheer Heart Attack).  This is one of only three songs on the album in which no other musicians participated.

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