What I feel I am doing now is giving to the people exactly what they paid for but never actually heard before.
We'll open for anyone, we are just looking to play.
We were gradually playing larger venues and in the early days PA systems were kind of non-existent. So to play loud, we had to use louder equipment. The PA systems back then didn't mic the instruments - only the vocals.
We have nine hungry Rottweilers on the farm.
This band makes sure that we have whole sections of stuff that are free form so that they don't know what we are doing next, that is the fun part of playing. You are playing something that you haven't ever played before.
The first eight songs we were using someone else's monitors and it is hard to follow the changes when you are jamming if you can't hear those who you are jamming with.
That was the producer who produced a couple of my solo albums. He produced my second, third and fourth solo albums. It was his project and I just joined him on it. I sang on one and played bass on another one.
Rather than use a cross over type system, I use three separate amplifier systems one for bottom, one for the mid and one for top.
Our problem is that we play in a bunch of big bars and a whole lot of the younger people can't get into them and it is really frustrating.
It was a fourteen piece band and it was very easy to fill in those holes because there aren't any holes any more. They are cramping my style.
It is great to be back in a four piece band where there are a whole bunch of holes to fill and I do it. It is exactly what I want.
I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me.
I love playing for people.
I have got an anthology album out. The American version has got the same mixes but the European version, I remixed them in the studio and added a couple of things that I have always wanted to add.
I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them.
I don't wish my career on anyone.
I don't mind doing the Who tours when they come along but I want to get out there and play.
I ain't heard anyone play like I do in my band and I am very happy about that.
So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14, my hands were already pretty nimble.
With bass, especially bottom end, the vibration has to happen on stage otherwise the feel is wrong. This is why you can't scale the equipment down too far.
I mean, Eighteen years old is the age of consent in Europe and you can go anywhere and do anything you like. In America, it is dumb. At eighteen you should be able to do anything that you like, except get married.
I supply the music for Vampires, which is a new series that's coming out.
Wow, I sure do miss John hey, groupies
Wow, I sure do miss John aa hey, groupies
When I was six years old I was forced by my mother to learn piano, which I hated. However, it loosened up both my left and right hands.