Americans – The Mugu Studios “Underdog” Demo – Part 5

A few months ago I posted the wonderful video that Justin van Loggerenberg did for Americans. The song has been around for ages. It was originally written while I was in Sundogs with Con and Max Loubser (only Richard remembers us), and then became a staple of Sharkbrother live performances.

Here is the original demo version I recorded at Mugu Studios with Riku at the desk.

Americans – Mugu Studios demo

The harmonics “riff” was written at about 6am on a cold morning when we were waiting for Con to return from Burma. Sleep deprived and revved up on tequila and espressos I made a huge racket on Con’s old Guyatone amp (I miss that amp).