Contributor’s Note: Johnny Iguana, pianist extraordinaire, of The Claudettes joins The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 253rd episode via FAB Radio International. Recently, The Claudettes released the single for “Kept Them In The Dark” which sounds like a cross between Allen Touissant with The Black Keys. In 2020, The Claudettes released the album “High Times In The Dark” to critical acclaim and was named “Album of the Week” by L.A. Weekly. Here is what Johnny discussed with The Don:
0:00- “Kept Them In The Dark” – Johnny discusses his issue with greedy, rich people in this song
9:16- “Bad Babe Losin’ Touch”- They discuss the White Stripes cover of “Conquest” by Patti Page and the songwriting process
18:15- “24/5”- They discuss the arrangements of the songs in The Claudettes
22:23- “I Swear To God I Will”- Brings us back to the 90’s with groups like The Cardigans. Johnny discusses his music school days with Berit, the vocalist of The Claudettes
25:49- “Grandkids, Wave Bye-Bye”- Johnny discusses the meaning behind this song.
27:56- “One Special Bottle”- The Don discusses this song with the goosebump moments
30:00- Johnny discusses his love for the music of Sufjan Stevens.
32:31- They discuss the song “Satisfied Mind” by Jeff Buckley
Fans can find this episode featuring Johnny Iguana of The Claudettes via SoundCloud below: