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Black Angels and…Roky’s influence – Part 1

Alex from the Black Angels talks about being in the studio and touring with Roky Erickson. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Black Angels at FFF Fest from Austin Daze Magazine on Vimeo.


[fa:p:id=1066712495,j=r,s=s,l=p]AUSTIN DAZE: Tell us about your new CD. What can we expect?

FREDDIE “STEADY”: Well the new CD is called Tex-Pop by The Freddie Steady 5 and the title pretty much implies what the music is. I had my first pop group The Explosives in the late 70s early 80s and then I did some records with my band the Shakin’ Apostles in the 90s for a label called East Side Digital–they were part of Ryko Disc. While with them, I made what I thought was my most pop record ever and I turned it in and the president said, “I really love this. We are kind of going in that country direction.” And I went, “UH”. My point is, that I’m so inspired by the Beatles and British pop and sixties stuff–that’s why the stuff is pretty and arranged and melodic–but it still sounds like a guy from Texas doing it. My long time partner, Cam King, who was also in the Explosives, co-produced this record with me and we co-wrote four songs on it and it’s kind of, if anybody knows my history, it’s kind of like The Explosives but with a keyboard. It’s kind of power pop. It’s Tex-Pop. Read the rest of this entry »

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