TUNE Spiny Norman - Razorblade
In Razorblade the village idiot gets on his soapbox to make his general considerations to anyone who cares to listen. Whereas in the first verse there is still a subtle poetic indictment of modernity and its ramifications for the environment, in the following verses one’s rather more likely to question the mental state of the singer. He proclaims to have shaven his head instead of his face, having had sex with your wife as well as having dreamed about laying an egg. What kind of “prophetic” significance can be attached to this last statement, is left to the imagination of the listener.
Razorblade is a folk-rock song with country and blues influences. It has typical instrumentation with an acoustic guitar and an electric slide guitar, but also a synthesizer for a modern edge. Think of a mix between Bob Dylan, Hasil Adkins and the Rolling Stones. The lyrics and vocal performance present a caricature of the folk genre and the guitar playing at times reminds of that of Keith Richards.