Victor Scott “Seasides” (Influenza)
Published in Blog Archive, Culture Bully. Tags: Canada, Influenza, Music.
Approach Influenza as a series which serves to help give insight as to where music is born; these are the thoughts, influences and the inspirations directly from the mind of the artist. In this, the second edition in the series, Vancouver-based solo artist Victor Scott brainstorms thoughts surrounding the tracks that ended up on Seasides, the bonus disc to his recently released album Good Times.
Choosing songs for a record is pretty difficult for me. For my new one, Good Times, it turns out that most of the songs for which I had a clear idea of what I wanted, in terms of influences, ended up on the bonus record, Seasides:
“Drinking Wine (Again)” – A melancholic ukulele Chinese Flatt & Scruggs.
“I’m Just a Little Old Fire” – “You Are My Sunshine,” and other old timey tunes.
“Atomic Clock” – A cross between “What’s New Pussycat” and “Sweet Caroline.”
“Loop de Loop” – “Mambos No. 5,” Perez Prado and Lou Bega versions.
“Love Bug” – Kraftwerk, Jesus and Mary Chain, AC/DC.
“Happy Days are Here Again” – Influenced by my first record Happy Dayand I keep hearing “Funky Days are Back Again” by Cornershop whenever I think of the title.
“Oh My Dog” – The theme song to Jeeves and Wooster.