Some songs never quite make it onto albums not because they're not up to standard, but because they simply refuse to fit in with all the other songs. In the olden days, they'd get scooped up and used on the b-side of a single or 12", but in the modern world, they tend to have to wait until a band is ready to issue a 'rarities' stye record.
"Ikea Parking Lot" is one of those songs and when you listen to it, you can see why. Eerie, atmospheric, even harrowing, what song would you put it before it or after it? So it was that it found its way into the public domain on the fourth CD in the "Notes Falling Slow" box set - and Cowboy Junkies' musical story is richer for having it out there for people to hear.
Michael Timmins and Alan Anton take us through the song, from arguments over the title to the joys of living in a cold climate, from how they find those haunting keyboard sounds to embracing - or not - the inner Geddy Lee...
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