“From Sid Vicious to Syd Barrett in three years,” cracks Geordie
The basic idea was that the band was built around camaraderie and friendship, for me at least. At some point the band felt like, as stupid as it sounds, “a band of brothers.” It felt like more than a band. So, when it became a band, it became less interesting
Drunken Prayer are currently touring to support their last album, ‘Into the Missionfield’, that Geer describes as really orchestrated, with a lot of musicians on it, ‘I took the time to record it’ he said.
I usually sing from my heart, totally immersed in my world, and I think that’s why I am able to touch the audience differently
“We always wanted it to be soul music without being purist, or slavish- I’ve always had a healthy skepticism for purism in any musical form. So we really wanted to turn it on its’ ass, and filter soul through our rock and roll sensibility, which was predominant for us”
The band broke up, when, truly way out of control, Slovan disappeared while tripping and the always unruly band, disbanded. Their last concert was a Don Giovanni Showcase in February 2009. Three years later they’re back.
“I decided… it’s my duty to put on a good show so I pulled up some kids on stage, they kinda went nuts dancing to the music, and I just sort of tried to engage people…”
Whale songs, V-8 engines, rain falling, steel guitars, cats meowing, the shutter of an old SLR camera, footsteps coming for me
a sense of humor and a sense of wonder
“When we started out playing VFW halls and shitty bars I never thought that our shows would require a forklift.”
on our last album, there was more major-label influence on it, and on this new album there was n
chaos or under control?
“I don’t know what else I would do. I have no other skills.
the set had gone really well and I had to knock myself out. So that was kind of a bummer
On a rainy afternoon on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT, we took a moment to rapid fire questions with the two guitarists for FTSK