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“Memoirs of a Manwhore” Playlist

The title track to the MANWHORE album was the last song written for the album, even though the name had already been chosen for months based on the unifying emotional themes that recurred in the vignettes the songs embodied.

The original recording was marred by the fact that, because Adam and I were recording it in England, I couldn’t get back to fix my scratch vocals, which had wildly varying tempos and rhythms. Adam, therefore, had to build the arrangement around a rhythmically impaired singer’s vocal quickie. On top of that was the fact that my voice was still recovering from massive trauma and not necessarily hitting the notes right.

This year, Paul and I got into the studio and fixed all that. We were still able to use Adam’s arrangement by tweaking the timing digitally on the other instrumentation. Then Tom and Julian and Paul threw together a kick-ass extended intro that primarily focused on funk and rhythm, and Julian added live bass to the recording to really ramp up the energy levels.

Here’s a link to the SPOTIFY PLAYLIST that you can enjoy. It features a lot of the funkier tunes that inspired me (Isaac Hayes, Michael Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder were the driving impetuses behind the melody and arrangement) and the singer-songwriters who guided the lyrical development of the song (particularly Paul Simon, but I think there’s an element of Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel evident as well).


The Random Hubiak Band/Memoirs of a Manwhore

Stevie Wonder/Living for the City

Paul Simon/Think Too Much (a)

Isaac Hayes/Theme from Shaft

Michael Jackson/Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

Curtis Mayfield/Superfly

Elton John/Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance)

Stevie Wonder/Higher Ground

Michael Jackson/Workin’ Day and Night

Terence Trent D’Arby/Dance Little Sister

Curtis Mayfield/Move on Up

Prince/I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

New Radicals/Mother, We Just Can’t Get Enough

Philip Bailey/Walking on the Chinese Wall

Stevie Wonder/Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)

Michael Jackson/Get On the Floor

Pointer Sisters/Baby Come and Get It

Curtis Mayfield/Pusherman

Michael Jackson/Off the Wall

Billy Joel/Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

Peter John/Farmer’s Daughter

Bruce Springsteen/Born to Run

Paul Simon/Train in the Distance

Neil Frances/Ask Me Anything

The Random Hubiak/Memoirs of a Man Child (Radio Edit/Clean)

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