That's Life, Mikkel Steen/Michael Hansen
Vocals, rhythm guitar: Mikkel Steen
Lead guitar, backing vocals: Michael Hansen
Bass: Morten Hansen
Drums: Morten Kuhlmann
Keyboard, backing vocals: Tim Jørgensen
Recorded in the VMC Studio, autumn 1992
3rd song on appearing on Invite Your Friends Over For Tea, length x:xx minutes
One of the few tracks that really show what The Hue was capable of, when they really pulled themselves together. All the instruments are played with great feel, they are well balanced and there are no unnescessary long, boring instrumental breaks. The melody, the chorus sung in triple harmony - Mikkel, Michael and Tim - are beautiful and it's topped of with a B-piece that smells a bit like Lennon.
Even the lyrics are serious and describe the problems of growing up, something critics from several local newspapers noticed when this tape came out. With headlines like "The Hue have grown up" the tape scored a number of great reviews and with a song like Failure on the B-side of the tape, you could almost agree with the journalists that The Hue had indeed - finally - grown up... But attending one of the countless concerts the band played during this period, one could only come to the conclusion that not everything the papers write is true...
Around this time, the concerts were still driven by equal parts drunkenness, black humour and general mayhem - but they weren't boring, and at least not for The Hue themselves.
Michael: This is one of the absolute best ones on this tape, and it's Mikkel's protest-song... about me! He's always denying it, but this song is about... me! "Now you're grown up, now you've got your wife" and "remember the good times when we were free", give me a break! It's so obvious... but I've got to hand it to him, the song is beautiful.
Mikkel: My biggest and only memory of this number, is that Billy - during a massive drinking session - had a go at me, because he was sure I wrote this song as some kind of hint to him about his new life as a married man... This is definately not true, I suppose...