Imagine a whole movie crammed into a three minute song, inspired by Syd Barrett and Quentin Tarantino and featuring a cross-dressing, bucket-carrying, howling maniac who collects peoples blood with a wooden spoon and puts sleeping pills in people’s burgers. Not where you thought this was going, eh? “Syd… Is A Serial Killer” is the latest song from Calgary rockers The Lions, and it’s a cinematic, over the top and darkly humorous exercise in writing not only a bigger than life character, but also a bad ass rock song.
Driving rhythm and an avalanche of clanging guitars propel this song, and wooden-spoon-wielding Syd into your brain. Chris Millar (vocalist and lead guitar) explains the origin of “Syd”. “The song was created after watching a documentary on Syd Barrett and then Dusk Till Dawn right after, thus creating the idea of turning Barrett into a ballerina dressed serial killer.” Check out this track and others on The Lions’ upcoming ICONOCLASTIC : Motion Picture Soundtrack / Pub Songs and Sing-a-Longs. Download “Syd…Is a Serial Killer” now:
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