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ABERDEEN: This one was swimming around in my head for months. I couldn’t get rid of it. Finally, I decided to demo/record it just to get it out of my system. I played the finger-picked guitar part to a click track and then overdubbed the mandolin and vocals; I figured that was it. It didn’t seem like a full band song, and I didn’t intend to use it for anything. When the guys heard it they liked it and it was John who said, “This should be the opening track.” Well, we actually went and re-recorded it with drums and bass but it is the original demo that appears on Three Nights – as the opening track! - Mick

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from Three Nights (2010), track released May 1, 2010

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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

With a name borrowed from a Jack London short story, an indie rock work ethic, and a penchant for melody, harmony, and heart- in-your-mouth-foot-on-your-sleeve lyrics The Successful Failures burst onto the scene out of the NJ pinelands in 2006. TSF has released 5 full length CDs full of songs about vikings, armadillos, old cars, murder, prison, fences, and girls. ... more

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