Thrash

This song was written on a Wasp synthesizer, a hybrid digital / analog synth.  The Wasp synth was one of the band’s primary synths, at first when gigging, Evan Hughes’ keyboard rig was a Farfisa organ and a Wasp stacked up, later on we managed to get an Oberheim X, but that was much later, and we still used the Wasp!  So, this little touch sensitive synth with a sustaining pulse wave forms the basis of this tune.  A step up from the Stylophone!  While the Wasp synth was providing the bass pulse, Jimmy Hughes bowed his bass to produce a long bass sustain and further thicken the low end.  In the mix, Producer Dennis MacKay used a few Kepex to tighten the pulse of this track.  Moby cites Thrash as a perfect pop song in Mojo Magazine #278.  

Here is the lyric:

when everything
is not together
i’ll put my arm
around your shoulder
the words they say
won’t mean anything
now change the face
change everything
and we’ll
thrash
thrash
thrash

there’s not one little thing
that i would regret
spending my time wildly
remember don’t forget
the words they say
won’t mean anything
now change the face
change everything
and we’ll
thrash
thrash
thrash

Copyright © 1979 EMI Virgin Songs Inc