I'm Not Crashing
Possibly the oldest song on the album as the tune dates back to a tune I wrote when I was flat sharing with a musician mate of mine in Hammersmith back in the early noughties. It was knocked together on the most basic of equipment (a crappy laptop, and my £99 white Strat copy which I still use on stage with Tinyfish) yet it had a great vibe to it. A lot of the demo I put together back then survived through to the album proper (the e-bow feedback guitars especially). Jim’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ melody guitars vibing along deserve a special mention. The bastard can really make his guitar sing if the mood grabs him.
I love this song. It ended up as part of the suite, as the Professor muses on the nature of his obsession, even though he knows that he cannot escape it.