Star Baby (Marcy Playground) remix 5th Oct 2009
Star Baby (Marcy Playground) remix

Heavy guitars and a ton of reverb often don't mix well, unless it's a big wall of noise that you're after - which is pretty much what I was aiming for here! Star Baby is one of two Marcy Playground remixes I've just completed (Thank You being the other).

The original version of Star Baby is a very strong song, so once again my remix was really just about doing something different purely for the sake of it. In his notes on the Indaba Music website, singer John Wozniak suggested that Star Baby could stand to be speeded up a bit, since they play a more raucous version of it live. In the end I kept the original tempo, but piled on the distortion nonetheless. Basically I decided I just wanted to make a racket in the chorus - essentially the inverse of the original mix, then, which drops to half time at that point.

Somehow my version seems to have unintentionally gained an almost melancholy overtone - which is surprising considering how jaunty and light-hearted the Marcy Playground version is. Fans of the original will no doubt be sorry to find the line 'and I don't miss that girl' missing from the middle-eight, but in the context of my mix there wasn't really a place for it, so I had to take it out.

You can stream the song from the music player, and the track will be available to download from the music downloads page shortly. I hope you like it, and thanks for listening. Also, do check out the latest Marcy Playground album, Leaving Wonderland in a Fit of Rage, from which Star Baby is taken.

Star Baby (James Merrifield remix)
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