Honey Don't Be Good to Me
Last week, I commented on the title track of Virtue Triumphs. Today, I highlight the album's second track . Not only is it one of my favorite songs. ,it is also among the oldest.
Listen to Honey Don't Be Good To Me
I wrote it in 1978, when I was in my early twenties and living in San Francisco. There had been a lover's spat. Words were exchanged and doors were slammed. Embarrassed , I sat down at the piano and Honey Don't Be Good to Me came pouring out. I was able to capture that little turbulent demon inside of me and put him in a glass jar for examination. This song was his ornery story .
A popular tune with my first band, Eye Protection, I revived it in 1990 as it fit Virtue Triumph's general bleak theme.
Scott Thunes , bassist of Frank Zappa's band, creates a haunting pulse for Cassie Webb's ethereal, anguished keening.
While trying to define the song's spirit , the three of us often referred the stark ,eerie landscapes from Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter.
Andy Prieboy- Vocals, piano, keyboard
Scott Thunes- Bass
Cassie Webb- Vocals, vocal arrangement.