Hear Mark Hoppus' New Pop-Punk Song For Hurricane Harvey Dog Relief

Hear Mark Hoppus' New Pop-Punk Song For Hurricane Harvey Dog Relief

Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus released a new song, “Not Every Dog Goes to Heaven,” for his charity album¬†Dog Songs. Album proceeds will go to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) for dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“Not Every Dog Goes to Heaven” is a slice of vintage-sounding pop-punk, full of rapid drums and power chords. Drummer Travis Barker, the bassist’s Blink-182 bandmate, also co-wrote and performed on the track, along with Goldfinger singer-guitarist John Feldmann.

Hoppus and company drew inspiration from classic 1983 film comedy National Lampoon’s Vacation, starring Chevy Chase as the flailing patriarch of the holiday-bound Griswolds. “All I wanted was a happy family/ Then you peed on the picnic basket/ Ultimate cock-block,” Hoppus sings to the film’s ill-fated pup, Dinky. “Albatross from our cousin Eddie/ Tied you up to the car behind me/ You could not keep up.”

Musicians Allie Goertz and Casey Boyd organized the Dog Songs project. Hoppus organized his sessions with Barker and Feldman, finishing the song in only a few hours.

“I became friends with Allie Goertz on Twitter awhile ago, and she reached out about writing a song dedicated to a dog from a movie or TV show, to benefit the ASPCA via a compilation album,” Hoppus explained in a statement about the LP. “As a dog lover, I was honored to be asked. I wanted to write an anti-tribute to Dinky, the total bummer of a dog from Vacation, one of my favorite films of all time.¬†

“Last week I went into the studio with John Feldmann and we bashed out the guitars, bass, and vocals in a morning,” he continued. “Travis came in that afternoon and absolutely destroyed the drums. It was all finished in a matter of 3-4 hours. In a matter of days it went from an idea in the back of my head to a song on an album out in the world. It’s a fun, energetic track that I’m proud to have included on the album, and it’s for a great cause.”

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Published at Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:00:42 +0000