My wife's in judge of me, Murdered in cold blood is what I'm gonna be, I ain't been home since Friday night, And now my wife Is comin' after me
I love playing for people.
I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me.
What I feel I am doing now is giving to the people exactly what they paid for but never actually heard before.
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.
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.
So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14, my hands were already pretty nimble.
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.
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.
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.
I supply the music for Vampires, which is a new series that's coming out.
I don't mind doing the Who tours when they come along but I want to get out there and play.
I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance.