Kinder Murder

  • Album: Brutal Youth
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Year: 1994
  • Producer: Elvis Costello, Mitchell Froom
  • Engineer: Tchad Blake (mix)
    Kevin Killen (record)
  • Studio: Pathway Studios, London, UK (tracking)
    Sound Factory Studios, Hollywood, CA (mixing)

Notes: Distortion
The opening rhythm guitars have plenty of texture and unique character, in part through distortion, but the distortion becomes a powerful attention-getter when it is kicked up to support Elvis' expressive, organic vocal distortion in a strained scream on the mid-chorus line, "She should have kept her legs together, should have kept her mouth shut." (at about 0:50 and 1:40 and 2:40), and in the solo at about 1:40, and out at 3:08. That line is so objectionable, so upsetting, so harsh, so violent -- and the guitar tone rises (sinks?) to the task, reinforcing the intended emotion.


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