Demonstration Tapes: Won't Want For Love
Margaret heads out into the woods...
Hello, good morning, good evening, my fellow (paid subscriber) Machinists!
I was digging through some old demos, as one does, and I discovered this interesting gem: a home demo of “Won’t Want For Love.” This song — and this demo in particular — was among the first glimmers of what would eventually become The Hazards of Love. I wrote the chord progression and the riff while futzing around with a germanium overdrive pedal and a guitar in DADGBE (the ol’ classic) tuning. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get things moving. The next thing I knew, I had the rough outline of what might transpire in the song and the songs around it: a young woman, not unlike the young woman in Tam Lin, has gotten into some mischief with the local enchanted fawn-boy, and is trying to work out what to do. Becky Stark would eventually knock this one out of the park, but here, in 2007 or 2008, when I had written it, it was just me and an acoustic guitar. Enjoy!
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