“I’m Cursed” off of our 2006 album The Ones I Denied.
“I’m Cursed” was originally written for the Heavy Metal band, Desvio, that George and Geoff were members of before The Raygun Girls. George wrote the bass line and the lyrucs, off of which Geoff wrote the guitar part. In Desvio, George sang the song.
Geoff loved the song so much, that when George joined The Raygun Girls, and Maya was brought in to sing, Geoff sat down to build the tracks.
“At that time, I was programming everything on Reason. So, I did the whole drum part and figured out a way to make the drum fills,” says Geoff.
When recording the song for the album, Dan Neet and John Delehanty (producers), made some changes. When George’s vocal comes in, they layered Geoff and Maya’s vocals, and then, finding George’s lyric of the ashtray awkward, they reversed the vocal. It sounds great on the recording, but poses an interesting challenge performing the song live.
Jason, solo guitarist at the time, had also recorded a solo for the song. During the mixing process, the producers decided to take it out. Jason would still play it live.
George doesn’t like playing “I’m Cursed” live, because it requires him to sing really loudly, and tires him out.
Lyrics: George Tsolekas
With You I live
Now you see that I was never in love
Cool grass you know it never attacks
I see you crying
With you I live
“I’m Cursed” is available for purchase at Music.raygungirls.com