Comedown

Another Friday has come our way.  Today we are looking back to a song that was very popular when I was a senior in high school at dear old Hudson High.  It is the song Comedown by Bush.  Here is a great acoustic version of this song I found.  Here is Bush performing the song live at Woodstock 99.  Here is an absolutely amazing cover of this song.

This song reminds me of my youth so that makes it a very special song to me.  It is amazing how certain songs can just do that to you so strongly.  Maybe this song has some special memories for you as well.  I hope you enjoy!

Bush is an alternative rock band formed in London in 1992 shortly after vocalist/guitarist Gavin Rossdale and guitarist Nigel Pulsford met in a London nightclub.  Realising they shared a love for such diverse artists as the Pixies, Bob Marley, The Jesus Lizard, MC5, Nirvana, Hüsker Dü, and Big Black, they decided to form a band together.  It was not long before they recruited drummer Robin Goodridge and bassist Dave Parsons and started writing.  Dave Parsons joined Bush shortly after leaving the band Transvision Vamp.  Drummers such as Sasha Gervasi, Amir, and Spencer Cobrin had all filled in as Bush drummers before Robin Goodridge was made the permanent fit and thus completing the Bush lineup.

The band found immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.  Bush went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling over 10 million records in the United States.  Despite their success in the United States, the band was less well known in their home country and enjoyed only marginal success there.  Bush have had numerous top ten singles on the Billboard rock charts, and one #1 album for Razorblade Suitcase in 1996.  The band separated in 2002 but the name was revived in 2010 and began work on a new album, The Sea of Memories, which was released in September 2011.

The group chose the name “Bush” because they used to live in Shepherd’s Bush, London.

In Canada, they were once known as Bushx, because the 1970s band Bush, led by Domenic Troiano, owned the Canadian rights to the name.  In April 1997, it was announced that Troiano had agreed to let them use the name Bush in Canada without the exponent x, in exchange for donating $20,000 each to the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.

Formation and Sixteen Stone(1992-1995)

After leaving his band Midnight, Gavin Rossdale met former King Blank guitarist Nigel Pulsford in 1992.  The two bonded over an appreciation of the American alternative rock group the Pixies.  The two formed a new band which they called Future Primitive. Describing the early sound of the group, one British record label executive said years later, “They weren’t what they are today – they were a little like the more commercial side of INXS“.  The pair recruited bassist Dave Parsons (formerly of The Partisans and Transvision Vamp) and drummer Robin Goodridge to complete the lineup.

In 1993, the band was signed by Rob Kahane, who had a distribution deal with Disney‘s Hollywood Records.  The band completed recording its debut album Sixteen Stone in early 1994.  However, the death of Disney executive Frank G. Wells eliminated a supporter for Kahane, and executives at Hollywood deemed Bush’s album unacceptable for release.  As a result, the members of Bush took jobs performing menial labour.  Interscope Records ultimately decided to release the album, and at the end of 1994, Kahane sent an advance copy of the album to a friend at influential Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, which added the song “Everything Zen” to its rotation.

Today’s song “Comedown” appeared on that famous first album Sixteen Stone in 1994.

Lead singer Gavin Rossdale wrote this about his ex-girlfriend, Suze DiMarchi.  She was lead singer of a band called Baby Animals.

Rossdale had written songs with other people, but this was the first one he wrote on his own.  It gave him a lot of confidence and inspired him to keep writing.

Rossdale said of this song: “It was written in the context of half regret, half celebration and just being objective about the situation of coming down from that high and dealing with those intense emotions.”

Comedown

by Bush

Love and hate get it wrong
She cut me right back down to size
Sleep the day let it fade
Who was there to take your place
No one knows never will
Mostly me but mostly you
Do you say do you do
When it all comes down

Cause I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud
It’s taken me all this time to find out what I need yeah
I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud
It’s taken me all this all this time

There is no blame only shame
When you beg you just complain
More I come more I try
All police are paranoid
So am I – so’s the future
So are you – be a creature
Do you say do you do
When it all comes down

Cause I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud
It’s taken me all this time to find out what I need yeah yeah yeah
I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud
It’s taken me all this all this time

Shoot up, shoot, shoot up, you’re high

Love and hate get it wrong
She cut me right back down to size
Sleep the day let it fade
Who was there to take your place
No one knows never will
Mostly me but mostly you
What do you say do you do
When it all comes down

Cause I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud
It’s taken me all this time to find out what I need yeah yeah yeah
I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud
It’s taken me all this all this time

why did you (9x)
comedown 

I don’t want to come back down from this cloud
this cloud (8x)

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2 Responses to Comedown

  1. Stephanie says:

    LOVE this song! The album Sixteen Stone? Amazing.

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