Sugarbag Blonde are a Sunshine Coast local band from Caloundra. “Idle Hands is now available in most places online. Here is the low down as to how this song came about.
Sugarbag Blonde –
‘Idle Hands are the devils playground.’ is an old saying. Can’t quite recall where the idea came from to use it in a song, however many a musician I know have been accused of being ‘Idle’ and not making a valuable contribution to society.
Where were you when this song came about? What were you up to?
It’s a commentary on what’s acceptable in society and how we value certain skills but not others. How this effects our perception of other people and how others perceive themselves.
What inspired you to create/write this song?
‘Idle Hands, thinking all these wicked things, telling lies and bending strings’. Kind of sums up rock and roll for a lot of people.
Does this song have any musical influences?
Certainly some elements are a nod to the Seattle sound from the 90’s.