In light of all the bullshit about the world coming to an end (again) tomorrow, Sage Francis decided to let us hear the original recording to a track off my favorite album of his… 2005’s A Healthy Distrust.
People who are familiar with the album version will be surprised to hear the drums (I still think sound strange which is why they were ultimately removed) along with a bonus verse previously unheard. There are a couple reasons why we removed the second verse on the AHD version. Once I removed the drums and built the “chorus” into more of a crescendo, it just made sense to have “Crumble” blend into the next song rather than revert back to another verse with no drums. Not only that, but I was already writing “Going Back to Rehab” which uses a similar phrasing about my eyes looking like sunsets. So…there you go. And here you are.
BRING IT BACK: Sage Francis – Makeshift Patriot