It’s rare that debut singles leap out of the speakers in quite the way Chadbourne Oliver’s does, but that becomes less surprising when you consider his connection with our friends at Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen. Swaggering, psych-soulful and chock full of narrative intrigue both lyrically and in real life, Oliver’s “Bad Boys III” arrives fully formed and teases a promising beginning for the artist.
Today, Speak Into My Good Eye is happy to host the exclusive premiere of “Bad Boys III with Oliver detailing:
“‘Bad Boys III’ drops the listener into Civil War era Texas in the middle of a botched morphine deal between outlaws. A harrowing sensory swirl culminates in one phrase that casts shades of the modern US: ‘No room for another bad boy.'”
The heavy saloon style keys certainly bring that wild wild west flavor, but “Bad Boys III” is a pure street smart burner with a slice of glam. It even comes with an additional piece of intrigue detailed under the player.
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“Urban legend has it, on the day of the recording of the song’s final takes, Chadbourne,
Oliver Ignatius, and drummer Ethan Meyer led Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade, as part of the drum procession of the Voodoo priest. In one chaotic moment during the beach opening ritual, in the presence of Debbie Harry and the Mayor of Coney Island, a woman’s finger was accidentally severed by ceremonial scissors.
As emergency personnel hurried to the scene, the ritual took on a sense of shocked elation as a young woman rushed nude into the ocean with blessed, blood-spattered offerings of fruit.
Sometime during the hubbub, Meyer recorded the sounds of the ambulance on his phone. That night at the studio, that sound was the final overdub.”