BROKEN HEARTS LIKE RECORDS
Australian singer/songwriter/guitar player- Sam Hawksley's third album
The last couple of years have been very busy for Sam Hawksley
Touring opening for Grammy award winner Keith urban, Catherine Britt, the Spencer Davis group, jimmy Barnes and Adam brand
He's also managed to find time to play guitar on recordings and tours for Wendy Mathews, Richard Clapton, Don Walker, the Whitlams, Christine Anu &…..
Make a brand new record that happy and broken hearts alike will enjoy
"We tried to capture the spirit of a band playing together, making the song work and come alive, without relying on tons of overdubs. They way the tom petty & the heartbreakers or Neil young & crazy horse would"
Drums bass and electric guitar, a singer and a song –old school- playing like a band .its music not rocket science
Recorded @ love hz studios with his favourite rhythm section Matt Fell (bass) Glenn Wilson (drums)
“IT’S THE MOST FUN I’VE HAD RECORDING”
below is a track by track guide to the songs on “broken hearts like records”
It just ain't me Sam Hawksley
An exercise in escapism. I was sitting at home one afternoon listening to Neil young thinking I’d like to live at the beach and never have to work or pay taxes again (don’t we all). Then I started thinking if I just took off would anyone notice and what would happen to my mail. Maybe I’m not such a good hippy after all
nothin like you Sam Hawksley/ Thom McHugh
Written in Nashville in June 06. I had the chords and some of the melody for this one for a while. Thom McHugh helped me nail it down. I’m no genius like Einstein’s’ son but I know a good thing when I find one…. and there’s nothing like you
Suzy went to Nashville Sam Hawksley/ Jedd Hughes
I had this one all but written except, I didn’t have a chorus. Played it to Jedd while I was staying on his couch and he went oh the chorus is this…Its a tale of a young girl with stars in her eyes, but the dream doesn’t go to plan
Good love gone bad Sam Hawksley
Written in Kym Warners practice room downstairs at Jedd's. A list of all the bad things that happen when a good love goes bad. Good fun to record, what you hear is the first time we played it through
I’m sorry now Sam Hawksley
I started writing this in an airport in Cincinnati, and then finished it in a hotel room in austiontown Ohio. I guess the theme of this is that love isn’t like being in a band. A band as a metaphor for love
Love lost Sam Hawksley
Sometimes you never really see the person you’re with. Then when it all unravels you look back and ask how did we get here and what was I thinking. This song gave me the title for the album.” broken hearts like records shattered on the ground”
Twistin in the wind Sam hawksley/ Michael Heany
A riff I had that inspired fine work of fiction written by mr Heany. A story about ruby and Johnny and how, just like that, their perfect world turned out perfectly wrong.
The run around Sam Hawksley/ mike shimshack
Sometimes you just want to get it straight not get the run around.
Written in NYC Sept 2005. A groove that fell out of one of Ben Butler's acoustic guitars one morning finished off with Mike Shimshack that afternoon
Heaven only knows Sam Hawksley /Thom McHugh
One of life’s sweetest mysteries is what the hell you see in me
A rolling rocker in G
Tear it all down Sam Hawksley
If the world today were a building then they’d condemn it and tear it down and build it again. Can’t we just do it?
My unanswered prayer Sam Hawksley /Thom McHugh
The third song on the album written with Thom McHugh. A bluesy moody thing as apposed to a moody bluesy thing. A prayer for love …unanswered.