Label: Mystic Stones - LP RUNE 2 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Post a Comment. Inthey had a radical change in sound with what I think was their best record, Altered State Circus.
It was more synthesiser The Conformity Of Non-Conformity - Farlers Fury - Life In The Forks but had Manic Depression - Dead Flowers - Smell The Fragrance same great songs and interesting lyrics and some great guitar riffs. I recently had a chance to reminisce with Ferank, the lead singer. How did the band start back in ?
Did you go to school together? What were the bands major influences in the early days? F- We had lots of influences MC5, funkadleic,hendrix,pink floyd,the doors ,Edgar Broughton band Can you describe some of the most memorable gigs of festivals you played?
F- I remember playing 'torpedo town' festival with Kai guitarists child and Kaya bassists daughter dancing as we played.
What do you remember about the recording of the first two records? Had any of you had much experience in the studio before? Did you used to make demos in the rehearsal room or anything like that?? F- Rx - K Y Re:amin Mixes first album was a collection of demos that we had recorded before we had a record deal.
Did you ever sell cassettes of some of the live shows like many on the Manic Depression - Dead Flowers - Smell The Fragrance festival scene did? F- We never really sold cassettes but we often recorded rehearsals. What was a live show like? Kev described the band as being very powerful live. Did you improvise much? Did you ever play any cover songs? F- A live show was very energetic. Altered State Circus was a huge change in the band sound. What do you think made the change to longer more synth oriented track?
It is my favourite record by the band. You had switched from Mystic Stone to Delirium records, which seem to be releasing many of the best bands from the scene. Did you guys ever think you might be able to make a living off music in the early 90s?? F- Ecstasy mainly. I think we were all 'dabbling' at the time. During the recording of the first two albums I was mainly taking LSD and mushrooms.
We were already good friends with Richard Allen at Delerium so it was great to release something with them. Towards the end of the bands run, you played some gigs in Holland in Dec ?
Were these the only gigs the band played outside the UK? Any memories from this time? Theres some video footage of one of the dutch tours that i must convert from mini dv. Do you still have good memories from these times?
F- i have so many great memories of this time. Posted by Scott aka. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
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