Monday, March 17, 2008
The Wayback Machine
Welcome time travelers,today our guest is David J. Herrera-former Cheepskate!
"The mercurial Cheepskates began life as an anomaly on New York's garage-rock scene: when most of their peers were scouring exurbia for vintage paisleys and vinyl (the more primitive the better, on both counts), this low-key quartet was creating some of the most carefully crafted pure pop to escape from those Seed-y halls. Run Better Run, dominated by Shane Faubert's bouncy (but not overly retro) Farfisa organ and clear, expressive voice, attests to the group's originality. Usually smart, occasionally precious songs like "Gone for Good" and "That's When I Say Goodbye" are reminiscent of the Zombies' art-school pop. Refreshingly cover-free (all four members write; three swap lead vocals), the disc is a timeless pleasure."
The premise: You've been given a one-time opportunity to use The Wayback Machine; what band would you like to see, in what year, and what song would you most want to see them play?
David: I'd have to say the original Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green. As far as the year goes, it would be sometime between '68-‘69 with Green and Danny Kirwain trading licks on a long version of "Rattlesnake Shake."
Peter Green's guitar playing has always been incredible to me and at that point the band was just unbelievable! Their album titled "Then Play On" is a rock classic born from their early blues and R&B influences. Also, it’s hard to talk about that line-up without mentioning the track "Albatross." What an amazing tune!