Dayle Best
talks to three of the five band
members of Mamas Gun about their music,
their experiences and their emphasis on the
music industry.
Decca, which was back in ‘07 but the
deal fell through and they had already
spent the money. So we got the masters
back but the guy working with us at the
time had left the company so with no one
wanting to pick up where he left off, we
moved on.
BM: So how long were you established
before the brief stint with Decca?
Not long really, say a year tops. You
know, we had just gotten together and
started recording pretty quickly. We had
most of the album done as an entity, but
they had offered to employ a known mixer
and put the extra gold dust on it, as with
string sections and such.
BM:Was the plan from the beginning to
front a band of your own?
Being a front man, I never aspired to
being a front man. Not even to sing, I kind
of fell into it as I couldn’t find anyone else
to sing the songs the way that I wanted
to hear them.That’s how I got into singing.
I was into music, but more so from a
producing and writing perspective.
Cheap Hotel
is a landmark album release
that will surely take Mamas Gun to a whole
new level, setting a benchmark in popular
music, pleasant, and equally rewarding with
its lyrical content clear and non-dismissive.
I asked Jack Pollitt (Drums) and Terry
Lewis (Guitar), the following question:
BM: Is being a session musician an
equivalent of being a member of a
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