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“We were playing it live, but Mike and I decided that it was too frantic for us. It’s a funny song: I listened to it in rehearsals and thought, ‘Wow, Bryan and Marco really have it nailed.’ It sounded peppy and had such a great feel. Then I heard what Mike and I were doing – we had our left hands doing this, our right hands doing that; then I’m doing a pedal dance and trying to get the call-and-response… It didn’t feel right.
“We tried it a couple of different ways, but eventually Mike and I said, ‘This isn’t fun if you and I are just stepping on pedals and looking at keyboards and having no interaction with the audience.’ We thought that there had to be a song that offered more communication with the people, and Crush Of Love came up. It’s another wah-wah song with a very expressive, laid-back melody to it, and the band is just pumping. Mike and I do a little G2 jam at the end of the night with it. He comes around with his guitar and we trade solos.
“Can’t Go Back is one of my favorite songs on the album, but it was just a bit too difficult to pull off live. Maybe it’s because we’re a new band and didn’t quite figure it out. We can go back to it and try again – we might.”