Banging the Door (4:56)

Cover of Flowers of Romance

From Flowers of Romance and 6 other releases

‘The words were exactly what John felt about all these people that were coming around the house when we lived in Chelsea. That was his attitude toward ANYONE and everyone anyway. ‘Keep banging the door, I won’t answer the door.’ When it comes to the backing tracks, again it’s a very strong drum track because of the way we were recording the drums. I did the synth with Martin- that was one we laid down together. I’m pumping out this low-end synth stuff while he’s going dun-dun-dun-chhhhh. We sort of built the tune up, track by track, with overdubs. At some point, John put the vocals on and I always like to have two or three vocals of John so I put that on as well so I could do things with it. John wasn’t much for doing harmonies and stuff like that. I don’t think he was really experienced enough and it never occurred to me to ask him to do that. It was too musical for PiL at the time to say ‘Could we do this in three-part harmony?’ We just used John as this singular instrument.’

Interview with Keith Levene, July 2001.


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