Irons in the Fire, Part II: The Empire Strikes Back

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Before it was split up, the song now known as Irons in the Fire (then known as "Fetus Slam" after an inside joke) was just parts I and III. Before Part II came about, we always referred to the entire song as "the riff in 15" or "the 6-7 one" before Archie inserted what is now Part II into the middle of the song to catch me off guard one day. We decided to keep it just to make the song even longer than it already was.

The song now known as Part II was originally itself called Irons in the Fire, and we decided to carry the name over to the entire composition.

This song revolves around Archie's slow, heavy riff in 7/4, which was inspired by King Crimson's Indiscipline and Moocow by a local Atlanta band called Pillage & Plunder.

I believe we only ever played the original Irons in the Fire live once, that time with Trevor. Originally, at the end, we'd go into a quiet, dark-sounding jam in 7/8, but we never figured out how to end it.

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from ¿Care to Jäm?, released June 26, 2015

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