HONEY DON'T BE GOOD TO ME: ONE OF MY FAVORITES ON VIRTUE TRIUMPHS



      
 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.