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Edward Joel Kowalczyk- Lead Vocals, Guitar--- Chad David Taylor- Guitar, Vocals-
Patrick Michael Dahlheimer- Bass Guitar--- Chad Allen Gracey- Drums and
Patrick Michael Dahlheimer
Q: How does it feel
being called a Guitar-Bass God!
A: It's written any
way, I don't know, the cool thing about it is at lease all the people I really
dig aren't about show you know, and bass monsters. ALL the guys I've been into
like this might seem silly, like John Taylor from Duran/Duran is was a player
he fit the song. Again with Flea from red hot chili peppers on stage he is a
show off, but when you sit down and talk to him he not about saying he's a bass
god, same with John Enstwistle from the Who, I think bass should support the
bands and not jump out in someone face.
Q: How about Stu Hamm
from Joe Satriani
A: Again, I can sit
there go wow, it's crazy stuff they play amazing, put it's who I choose to
listen to, to its about that's about chops.
Q: Who do listen too on
A: I brought with me a
Johnny Cash record along, "Live in Folsom prison", also I have this
new "Pavement" record and this new Miles Davis album out now.
Q: Do you like jazz
A: Not allot, I have
some Charlie Parker, I mean its all good.
Q: Have you played the
Five string bass? A: Yeh actually there's one on tour, but its funny I'm not
going to play it tonight, but usually when I do play it I only play the one
String anyway,"laughs". I don't think I master four strings yet, so I
don't want to vinegar their.
Q: How about up right
A: Fretless is actually
a different story, actually it ties in with a six-string story. I learned on
fretless by Don Carne my teacher back in New York. He taught me on a short
scale fretlist, then I stepped up to the double bass the standed up, then I
went back and plugged the electric Bass up and said this is easy now , I can
see where the lines are "laughs" . Now I've been on A electric bass
so long I don't think I can play stand up any more.
Q: I notice during your
sound check you where Tapping, do you do that much?
A: Not any more unless
we put out one of the old songs found out less is more, no more showy stuff.
Q; I like some
Questions about your new record "The Distance to here"! On this new
album how did you approach these songs, they sound so different from your other
A: Actually I don't
know how, maybe because we approach the song writing process so completely
different this time. The three of us the CHads and I decide that we just demo
are own music at home and mail it out to each other and add and subtract stuff
or what ever. Where as before we would just walk into a room and bang out some
song .So in theory this record should be more diverse and all over the wall,
but some how I don't know if we were all mentally in the same place but the
stuff all Jelled. It has a good Sound! I think it's a record, I don't think
it's a just a bunch of songs think it all ties together, like one piece, God
knows how that all happen.
Q: You did have some
down time between the last album do you think that helps.
A: Indeed the four of
us are still great friends, but after being on a bus for two years together you
don't what to see each other everyday everybody goes there own way and you
start real life again, in York PA. Yes I'm the last one holding down the Fort.
I'm representing it I love the seasons there.
Q: Is the song Run to
the Water going to be your next single?
A: I think that's the
game plan, we decide this time to let radio influence are decision, were going
to do a big rock and roll video for it, that will be the next single I guess.
Q: Is the making videos
A: It can be actually I
kind of had fun doing this, the video for the "Dolphins Cry" was it
was about two hours, having twenty thousands gallons of water dumped on you all
day. It was cold, the sun went in Los Angles and they break out the fire hose
to wet you down it was chilly.
Q: Where some spiritual
messages in this last album "The distance to here"?
A: Not really, Edward
Kowalczyk said, he's put to me lately that his spiritual belief is " Rock
n Roll", with out that we would all be not living are full potential, it
forces us to do things that are obviously effecting people emotionaly, so to us
that is the spiritually of some sort. I think comes through the record, there
no direct references of any being greater or smaller, but I think that runs
through the album.
By Randy Cohen
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