Movies and Music: Smoking Popes Do Not Choose the Willy Wonka Soundtrack as a Fave
The songwriting is amazing. I must have watched that movie a hundred times growing up. It really shaped my concept of how to write a good melody.
The Smoking Popes will be at the Slidebar in Fullerton on March 22 to test out This Is Only a Test before a live audience.
"When I first got the idea to write from a teenage perspective, the individual songs came really quickly," Caterer says. "I wrote a song a day for five days. That's half the album in less than a week. I never write that fast! Each song stands alone as a snapshot from this kid's life. The story doesn't unfold like a narrative. It's more like a collage."