Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rigor Mortis Raccoon

This is a song written by Curtis Harvey and sung by Tricia Belskis, Denise Murphy and yours truly on guitar in the kitchen of the apartment upstairs at 541 Waldo Street, Rumford, Maine. I think Curtis wrote it when he was doing carpentry work near Five Kezar Ponds. It was on Otis Coyote's second album, which was recorded at the Outlook in Bethel, Maine. I was at the studio when they recorded the record (all live, in one day, no overdubs) and liked the song so much I started playing it at my apartment in Rumford, where it became quite a local hit in fall and winter 1990.