There’s an interesting story behind this song, but you probably don’t care.
Back in the early 90’s, my friend Mike was really into 4-wheeling and camping in the mountains… as well as drinking lots of beer and shooting guns. My friend Chris and I were pretty much city boys, but we would go on many wheeling trips with Mike. Chris and I wrote the lyrics to this song in ’92, and the original version of the song (at that time called “Mike in the Woods”) was born.
I played the guitar and bass, programmed the drum machine and sang the lead vocals… Chris, well.. he pretty much just drank beer and shouted out a few background vocals.
In late 2014, I was sitting in my studio and I decided to remake the song. Chris didn’t participate this time, so I was able to redo the whole thing in about 2 hours. After you’ve watched this lyric video of the “new” version here, check out the original audio version of the song below it.
And 2 decades earlier… here’s the original 1992 version of “Mike in the Woods (Mike is Camping)”: