July 4, 2021

Christopher Shayne - Ten High


Transcript
intro:

You're listening to amid life less ordinary, the weekly podcast giving you the lowdown on becoming a cool older dude. The good times are not afraid of memory, it's time to start loving them again. And here are your hosts, Wayne and Trev.

Wayne:

Welcome back to a mid life less ordinary. And this episode is entitled Christopher Shane 10. Hi, my name is Wayne. My partner trebs here. Yep, we've landed on Planet Rock again. In planet classic rock, Trevor,

Trev:

isn't it? I think if you want to be that specific, yes, he is planning classic rock because that's what Chris is.

Wayne:

Just to clarify when I said you're my partner. We're not coming out here. So anything

Trev:

coming out of our space? We're capsules? Yes. That's what I was trying to stay in there.

Wayne:

I'm standing with me. Yeah. I don't think I should explain this too far. Because I just don't know what 2021 means. But yeah, today's Christopher Shane. 10. Hi, Christopher Shane. American VP. Yeah, new EP tech. Christopher Shane band. Straight out of Phoenix as a five piece. This band making waves in America. Fist pumping. Classic sounding Trev tell us what you know about Christopher Shane.

Trev:

Old School rock, old still old school kind of br rock. entertaining. That's the good thing. Yeah, none of these shoe guys in heavy VEDA nonsense anymore. As much as I love Pearl Jam back in the day. It's all about entertainment. So an old school classic rock fitted ice DC roaster. Oh, Aerosmith. You can hear it as easy topping there is a southern vibe going on. right up my alley. Very kind of. You can imagine shooting live and there'd be like a bit of a big kind of crowd and just, you know, yeah, get into it.

Wayne:

The video is the music videos that you can find on YouTube, if anyone's listening. I think Christopher show the videos are fun, aren't they?

Trev:

Yeah, exactly. That's what that's what it really, really kind of sums up when you watch a loss to pull the ball. He's got a real kind of. Yeah, so you're, you're really we really need to see it. Yeah, yeah, exactly. And that's what I was using in music now to get they tell you what if you want to put them in a kind of modern day, but bands have been around for the last 10 years, instead of the sort of old bands I've mentioned. They're probably like a sort of Southern rock version of airborne, the Australian band who were just like AC DC, but they're doing it with a kind of Southern vibe, which is great. Would it make sense if I said like, like the darkness as well, because that's the vibe I get when I watch Yeah, yeah. The what the the sort of entertainer. Yeah, boy. Yeah, yeah, Chris has got that about him. Which I think is really good on the hair flick. And you know, this sort of slow motion guitar in the air. You know, he's rocking it. That's what it's all about, you know, you again, because we've had all these kind of locked down and no gigs. Yeah, now there's a time and a place for bands that kind of want to get deeper meaning fall out with someone like Harrison last week, that kind of had that. And it there's this time, but every now and again, you just want to see, you know, not someone run onto that stage and just bang it out. You know, just kind of like, not like that. I knew. Like,

Wayne:

I've just I'm turning it right there. So I wasn't saying anything.

Trev:

It kind of depends on what stages you want to go on.

Wayne:

Yeah, I wasn't thinking the bank streets of Soho. cafe slippery. Yeah, exactly. Anyway, anyway, but yeah, this is this is what we needed is donated. I'm sure these guys have been making waves over in the UK very soon. So without further ado, let's ask Chris for his paces. And hopefully you'll join us on another test the guest trip again on a specialist subject this week. So over to you, Chris.

Trev:

So you've never been to England. It's like man,

Chris:

I have not but I I listened to so much stuff over there that I tried it like because I mean, like one of my biggest early influences was the darkness right a really cool thing that he did, man. Yeah. Yeah. So I mean them. And because I saw them when they first had their when they first like exploded all the permission to land era. Yes. Yeah, exactly. So I saw them when I was a teenager for that first US tour and that I was just like, yeah, this is this is what I want to do. Let's do it's really

Trev:

weird with the darkness because I had a real sort of love hate thing with them at first. When they first came out with all the high voices and the ad I was immediately attracted to because their guitarist the brother had always had a Thin Lizzy t shirt on and so I was like, that's mas nail Yes. But when they first come out, I thought they're taking the piss a bit here. We've all the real high voices and stuff. Yeah. And it kind of they grew on me and I saw him support in his skin and do purple. Hmm. And I saw my kind of festivals. And they were so into it and so sincere with it. That I was shocked. They're not they really love this stuff. They're not Yes, this pain, sort of doing a spinal tap and like a rock feigns for a bit of a riot inside. Because in England, I don't know what it was like in the States, but in England, they had quite a different fan base. It had people that you wouldn't expect to listen to a great deal of rock music. Right here, right? Yeah, no, because they even supported Robbie Williams over here. That's insane. That's exactly what like, again that crowd I think that the bill was mobi darkness and Robbie Williams. Sad. so crazy. Yeah, that does not make sense at all. That's awesome. And I know you guys, we've Lollapalooza and stuff, had some really different bills. But that Yeah. was just like, that one's Well, I

Chris:

made here, you know, we have what's the one out in the middle of the desert that that's in? Is that right? No, it's some Joshua Tree in that general area. It's a huge deal. And I'm gonna get slaughtered for not remembering it. But they, the big thing is, like the most diverse setlist you could possibly imagine. And every night, it's always like Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West and like all these bad like, yeah, just do it. You know? And yeah, but that's about as closest we get usually now when you see the big tours. And they kind of sweep through with six bands on the bill. Usually, it's all same genre. Everybody knows what they're getting, you know?

Trev:

Yeah, isn't it? Yeah, yeah, I think I think that kind of feels like Lollapalooza, and that kind of stuff. I think the thing with that was back in the kind of early 90s, early 2000s, because heavy metal was such a dirty word, wasn't it? Go? Yeah, it was, you know, to be honest, I was brought up for all of it. So all of a sudden, you were kind of I don't want to listen to Judas Priest. I don't want to listen to I might not was the biggest mind fan as a teenager ever. All right, fresh books, all of that. Right. And all of a sudden, it was like, You were like, no, I shouldn't. And it's when I look back. It was sort of heartbreaking, I thought but it was so fashionable to be into more alternative bands all of a sudden, because just like everyone was cutting their hair. It was like I remember getting load. Metallica zelle Oh, yeah. Massive. I remember looking at the back, and I was like, that's not the guys that are on the back of master puppets. And then we move forward. I appreciate that unless you're Motorhead or your Slayer? Or do you see they call? No, but you have to move with it because some of the best bands ever like Queen and rush have lunch so diverse. And the police that's how it is.

Chris:

That's how it should be to like, uh, yeah, I think I think it's really exciting to listen to a band throughout their career and understand because I mean, that's, that's part of the story of the band. You know, you can hear like, Oh, they were so and so was going through a divorce and it's, you know, you can hear it and all of these, you know, and that kind of thing. I kind of love that. Like, my favourite Queens of the Stone Age record is like clockwork mainly because a lot of that record is written about him going through a coma, you know, and what that means to him and how much all of that like changed him as a person like yeah, that's cool.

Trev:

I love him. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. According to the Stone Age already funny band for me because I was like the world's biggest cause thing. Oh, yeah. Actually worship guys. They I was into that whole stone of rock thing massively. And all of a sudden, all of a sudden, Josh home it all fell apart when they were just going to be massive. Remember, they just come off a tour with Metallica in Australia. And you had Dave Grohl on MTV where he's been interviewing Nirvana. And they've said you think like Nirvana is the future of rock and roll he actually said on it. I mean, Stevie I mean, the CNRS about 1920 year old I was like, he just mentioned kayas he just said guys are gonna be the biggest thing ever. Yeah, I was like, and then they just disappeared and then like, yeah, Josh Homme come out with like, the first album, the three and he had a real it's still really stoner rock. Yeah, and then super weird to Yeah. It's Yeah, it's got Chris Goss, isn't it? That's Chris Goss. That's a massive reality. So yeah, thing. Yeah, that were my leg and got involved with the screaming trees. That kind of, and I think Nick olivary had that craziness about and in the feeling

Chris:

that he kind of had that like, like, punk rock aggression. He's anything. Yeah. Yeah. Which I mean, ever since he's not been in the band, you could kind of hear Josh just try to get more closer. It's not I don't want to say pop. But like, he's playing with those, you know that that kind of energy. I'm just super interesting. But

Trev:

yeah, to be honest. Again, not. We've pop music. Some of it's brilliant. You know, he just, you know, if you look back on even is like a band lights sort of supertrend over to the pop band Really? Look at quite a while and we obviously won't mention Oh, Kevin Spacey his favourite band. We're trying to come away from that. Right, right. Yeah. Yeah. That's the thing. Just because he's pop music doesn't make it lousy. That's the notes. Everything kind of has got its place is these are the two. There's two good two types of music and my eyes are my ears. Should I sign that's good and bad. Because that was again, wine and I were brought up when hip hop was huge. Oh, yeah. When I was at school, I don't know about you. Because you're a lot younger than us, I think. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, this is a bard bid posed this question. I know. It's crazy. But yeah. Along with that, when that came out, and it was like, some of that was as aggressive as I made the Motorhead I was listening to Yeah, hanging out with like, guys that were into public enemy in wy it was the same thing. Yeah.

Chris:

If you listen to Michael Jackson's vocals on, you know, black and white, and like, those kind of songs and everything, like scream and everything, like he's doing metal vocals, yes. Over pop music. I mean, that's basically what he's doing. Yeah. And, and it's Yeah, I mean, that's, it's, I mean, even I wouldn't even go so far as they there's good and good and bad music, there's just music you're not into music you're into and you know, like it just if it hits the same way. I mean, that's why we ended up doing the, the Billy Eilish song, because, you know, that records really cool. And there's a bunch of really interesting stuff. And that was probably, I mean, cuz that song is blues. for him. Anyway, I recognise that the moment that I heard it, but like, you know, you listen to some of those other darker songs on there. And it's like, interesting. And, and, and on a pop platform. It's very subdued and dark. And there's something there's just I love that stuff. Man. I just, you know, that's why I mean, even when we're bridging into to, you know, some of our country styles and everything like that. There's some country that's just not for me, there's some metal that's not for me. I mean, it's all over the place. So I just, yeah, you take the things you like, and you put it out there.

Trev:

Yeah, it's funny, because like, we've a lot of the kind of alternative metal and stuff like that. I'm a big fan of tall and stuff. But yeah, I can't listen to Rammstein I just can't hold on to it. And I just, you know, when you just don't get it, no matter how hard you think. It's not, it's not bad. You know, it's not bad, but you know, doesn't sink in it just you just so it's best to kind of just flip the page and go on to something, you know, talking about the sort of country thing because obviously living in England. Yeah, the country thing is getting a lot bigger. Yeah, the sudden again, we were kids, and wind back me up on this that they used to have like a country TV show. Didn't they wind on like a Friday evening? Yeah, the sort of thing your mom and dad would listen to? Or watch with Dolly Parton and stuff like that. And Kenny Rogers, right. And, but obviously, in the States, the country thing is so huge, because he's obviously born from you guys. So, yeah. For the English to really kind of embrace it again. Now. He's quite a strange thing, because we've got no, I don't know, I don't remember there being a radio station dedicated to it. We're obviously with you guys. It's on the airwaves

Chris:

all the time. Yeah, there's there's four stations, I can point you to locally that are playing it. Right. Really? Yeah. So it's just Well, I mean, it's basically what happened was, is the the fervour that happened in the late 80s, early 90s around rock and metal and that, like arena music. Yeah. That is now what country is at pop country is in the state? Yeah. It's there. I mean, I remember going to a couple of shows and I couldn't tell you the artists, but and seeing it and it was it was no different than anything Bon Jovi had done before. You know, like, I mean, like show wise and everything like that like, and I remember going to hear in Arizona, we have a festival called country thunder and it's obnoxious in a good way. You know, fantastic well, like, everybody gets their campers and their their, you know, their living on the property and it goes on for three days. And there's a ferris wheel and a whole Carnival section and three stages and it's huge. And the the I remember my girlfriend at the time, she was fighting with me. And I was looking around going you picked the wrong day to fight with me because women here are just insane. They're doing the exact same thing. They just like look at me, look at me look at me, saying yeah, it's it was it I just remembered like, just it's it's a movement it. Yeah, it's

Trev:

Wednesday on again. You might fly over. Yeah. Yeah.

Chris:

Yeah, yeah. What's once I think Arizona is pretty much open up anyway. So yeah, I'll let you know. I'll say

Trev:

yeah, we were supposed to they've got one over here that we think has been cancelled the last two years where I know I tickets that country to country one because it can learn three, four or five. Well, could you have you played with him? You have ever played a couple of times? Yeah, yeah. Yeah, they again, they're they're kind of exploding over here. Oh, no, really have. The good thing is, is there's loads of those kind of bands. Because blackberry smoke have just announced some dates over here as well. And I'm a massive blackberry smoke fan. We both like I like three as well. Yeah. And he shows you how big blackberry smoke have become. Because when I first got into them, I couldn't actually get their albums over here. They weren't signed to road run or anything. Right and then all of a sudden now they're they're virtually sold out that whole entire tour. Within the first couple of hours. I struggled to get tickets for them this morning. I was at work like behind in our office, got to get tickets. And I was like, This has never happened before. And I think what looking at the social media they've actually just got in the top 10 over here album. Wow. For a country Southern rock band.

Chris:

Yeah, it's I mean, they're they're kind of straddling the line. I mean, early Cadillac three for me, because I mean, I grew up with blues music, right? Yeah. So early Cadillac three really hits that like you're like really hits me just right. It wasn't it there was a lot heavier I made you listen to I'm Southern any here that that riff and the way those drums are it's just it's Yeah. mungus Yeah. And I love that stuff man. And and what's funny is in the band, Eileen more Cadillac three with with the kind of groove based stuff. And Dave my guitarist and writing partner, he's more on the black spirit blackberry smoke side of just like, you know, faith they have. blackberry smoke has this incredible energy about them. And it's just, it's kind of they kind of give me the same feeling that like kind of ZZ Top had were ZZ Top is amazing. Not because they were the most flashy or the most anything really, but they were just ZZ Top and they were cool is out. Each deck was tasteful. Everything was perfectly placed. And blast blackberry smoke definitely hits that where it's just, this is what it is. And boom, you know,

Trev:

yeah, yeah, definitely. Yeah. I think the thing is with them is they've just taken the sort of Skinner thing and the Allman Brothers with the sort of and they've put it together where it is a bit Jacob, obviously there's a you can hear a big Black Crowes influence as well in there. And they've kind of put all that together so all the fans of those bands have just embraced them completely. You know, listen to your stuff because I didn't know a lot about You until again for all the kind of sort of the Cadillac, three black, but all these kinds of bands. I was seeing stuff coming up on social media. Yeah. And you came up and I was like oh, and you know, I even know I've been listening to music since I was like seven and eight. Yeah. New Music. If I get a snippet of it and it gets seen, then I've got to know about it. Right. Listen to your stuff as well. The one of the best things about it, in my opinion, is such sort of good time. Be a rock. Yeah. Yeah, give it time tune is just like anthemic. It's just like you, you can just, you can just imagine, like a festival, and you guys opening with it, and people's head would just turn and the fist would go up. And there's nothing like that. You know, that's, that's the thing about that kind of meat. And I think it's so cool that it's come back into vogue. It's not just shoe steering anymore. Don't get me wrong. It grungy was great. There was a brilliant painter that grungier to actually kind of have a front man that's kind of rocking it out. And that's not with airborne and all those bands. You wrote back now you want to what we've been through, with all these kind of locked down and you want to hear good time rock music. Yeah. That's one thing you're doing, which is amazing. Oh, thank

Chris:

you. Yeah, I mean, we, we are, I try, I try to keep everything like focused on a, obviously, we want to put on a good show and everything like that, but like, we want to make sure that everybody who is at this show is having a good time, you know, because I, I I did a lot of entertainment stuff and everything like that. And so I really try to focus on the crowd, what is the crowd into what are we you know, and, and pointing it out and acknowledging it, you know, like, like, making sure that we are all in every single thing together is a big thing for me. Because, you know, I've been to those shows where you feel so disconnected from what's happening on stage. And it just, it's cool from like a fishbowl perspective. But there's something about knowing that everybody is in there, going for the same thing. And, and especially when you're at a concert, it's to put aside all of the BS and exactly everything that you went through in the week, the day, whatever it is. You're trying to get everything. Yeah, I'm just here. You know, let's exactly Yeah, exactly. Exactly. So I like I like to embrace that and and take that and just say, we're all here. We're all here to help each other. We're all here to make sure everybody's having a good time. Yeah. And that's all there is to it.

Trev:

Definitely. That is rock and roll with you. Chris, you read it. You want to say same wine. Sorry. I've been now going on about.

Wayne:

Yeah, no, it's okay. No, Chris, I just wanted to say like, I read that you hosted your skills as a showman because that's a big part of your act, obviously and do as a karaoke host. Oh, yeah. You love that you love Aerosmith. Oh, sorry. Yeah, sorry. Yeah, just how important I mean, obviously, it's important but how do you how much importance do you put on that side of it? There's an entertainer and a showman as well as a musician.

Chris:

You know, I mean, I think it's, I think it's the album's are like the album's right. If you want to hear crystallised versions of the music and everything like that, you go to the you go to the record, if you're going to a show, I expect that you're going there for some kind of entertainment. So I think live wise, I put way more energy into making sure that the show is fun and energetic and everything's going on. You know, cuz it's, I've been to those shows where the, you know, the end, you know, some everybody gets sick, or you know, whatever is, you know, sometimes you had a little too much fun the night before, and this is what I made. Yeah. Yeah, no, no, he has taken us to Gabby's drink. Yeah, exactly. Right. And it's just like, yeah, I think I think when you go to a show, you want some form of entertainment. And I think the best feeling for that entertainment, that best energy and that best vibe is when you feel lockstep with the people who are performing for you and the people who are performing with you, you know, and that's why I tried to we try to put this into the show as much as we can, but we love our crowd participation moment. We'd love our I check in pretty often, you know, in the middle of songs we do. We, in fact, that's one thing that because we just got our new drummer, top band up, I had a programme into him, I had to say like, Alright, you are just going to go and vamp on this part until I give you the cue to continue the rest of the song. Yeah, you know, um, you know, we bake a lot of that stuff in there. Because Yeah, I think, you know, and I think of like, Aerosmith and Guns and Roses and those kind of bands, there was always that excitement there. From the real people playing it in front of you. And there's always that little bit of tinge of it, like, almost could fall apart at any moment. Like you can really tell, you know, yeah, that's rock and roll, isn't it? Yeah, that's rock and roll. And

Trev:

you never knew what the next sort of even going back to Jody Lewis and stuff. You didn't know what he was going to do next. That's not part of it. Yeah.

Chris:

And I think, and I don't rehearse my speeches. I don't do anything like that. So which has gotten me in trouble a couple of times, probably won't

Wayne:

talk talking to getting you in trouble. Chris. We, we, we, we have a segment every week on the show, which is just a bit of fun, which is called test the guest. And it's usually a subject that the guest is passionate about. Obviously, it's about and we've chosen Southern rock because obviously that is what you're passionate about. Funnily enough, it's just a bit of fun. Funnily enough, usually, Trevor gets trounced in this, but he's actually quite ofay with this because this is his specialty subject. So this would be a bit of a contest. So because he's been around a while, like myself, we're getting on a bit. Just a bit of fun. Are you okay to take part in that, Chris?

Chris:

All right. Yeah, sure. I'm, I'm horrible with names, dates and places. So let's do it. Do be cool, man. You'll be good with it. Brilliant.

Unknown:

Great. All right. First question to who shall I ask this one today? Or ask this one to trevita? buzzer

Wayne:

I'm going to start with you. I've got the buzzer. Oh, okay. The Allman Brothers Band paved the way for many other southern Southern rock acts. In what year was the band formed strength? 1967 1968 1969 or 19 7063.

Unknown:

Sorry to give you that big break. Okay, you're off to a good start.

Wayne:

The big breakthrough came in in 1969. Sorry, and the the first album was a Fillmore east. You're gonna say that when you was now my next one for you, Chris. This jacksonville florida based band was Flirting with Disaster to have their first hit. Who were they? I think you'll notice Well, yeah, no, of course. You don't you don't need to make the choice.

Trev:

This Yeah. Well, I saw that on your, on your stories and stuff.

Chris:

I mean, right now, right now. bands are just figuring their stuff out. Right? Yeah, the world just turned on. So we're kind of in this middle ground between knowing what we can do what we can't do, what is allowable, what is not allowed. So it just turned into a big scheduling thing. And so we were like, yeah, you know what, we're just gonna do our it's it got moved to August. So we're still doing that show. But like, we just decided, you know what, hey, we're, we spent all this time let's actually do a show. So that's why

Wayne:

I used to apply, which is good. Oh, yeah. Brilliant. Super brilliant. Yeah. Go again. winded shorter trip. Number three, how many members of Leonard Skinner grow unfortunately killed in their tragic 1977 plane crash? I'll give you the multiple choice. Free members and a backup singer. All original members were killed. One member or two members and a backup singer.

Trev:

Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zandt and Steve Gaines, sister. So what you say and I think, and then just a road manager and up to two pilots or your

Wayne:

name in all of them? I think there were six. I mean, that's good. I mean, it's good. But

Unknown:

Charlie was two and a backup singer. Oh,

Wayne:

well, does.

Trev:

He because I saw that controversial movie. They've just rely on this. Paul. I was going to push the rest of the band hate it but I had to see.

Wayne:

Question 40 you crisp? All right, what Dixie rockers told us to keep your head to yourself in 1986 no land keep your hands. He knows he doesn't read out the multiple choice do I? Oh, no, no. It's It's It's like, right? Crazy. It's great. Yeah, thanks.

Chris:

It's a Georgia satellite. Hey, man. What's funny is that guy, guy behind it did another band called the gay who's, who did a version of Dancing Queen by Abba. Who, that is where we play that song in our set. And that's where we got the idea of, we kind of

Wayne:

I was gonna, I was gonna ask you about that, Chris. Yeah, I've got that as a question. I was gonna say Yeah, apparently you opened up for ZZ Top Arizona pike week with 20,000 bikers rock into Dancing Queen. Did you know we get away with that?

Chris:

We didn't. We weren't we were like this is either gonna go over so bad. And we will be thrown from the stage or everybody's gonna love it. And it was luckily it was the latter but man there was the first like, right before we got to the first you can dance part it was we were all just like on stage like all right.

Trev:

Brilliant. outfits. Did you Chris? No. I hold truck they're full of no idea if you'd come walking out on that I've been like, what's he gonna? Yeah, that might have been.

Chris:

At least we're wearing all black. I think I had a Motorhead shirt on you know like we were able to like at least a simulated

Wayne:

trip question five to the Elvin Bishop song fold around fell in love was actually sung by Mickey Thomas what rock supergroup did Thomas later join was it I Jefferson Starship? Be the Eagles see journey or the Fleetwood Mac

Unknown:

this is gonna be a guess. Go on. Yeah

Trev:

for some reason I just really want to go for journey I know it's probably not but I don't know is that your answer? Yeah, go on.

Wayne:

Jefferson Starship Georgia, Georgia born Mickey Thomas got his break when he provided lead vocals on the 1976 Top Free hit fooled around and fell in love he was alive thing tribes so you should know that Thanks, man. Last question to Chris, which are the seven rock bands featured the younger brother of a key Lynyrd Skinner's member. Was it the Dixie dregs? Blackfoot Ozark Mountain daredevils? odd point fate? Yeah, special.

Chris:

Zach is our big Leonard Skinner guy too, and he will murder me I think it's right.

Wayne:

I'd like to do this to you Chris. I don't want to do this to do so because Clean Sweep is a special don't events and younger brother Linda skin and Ronnie Van Sant rocked it out as co lead singer of point 48 special the band formed in 1975 to be fair is before your time, so we can experience that out. Yeah, I gotta get out.

Trev:

token of Blackfoot I know they're still going they're still we call it token of like ZZ Top being cool. How freaking cool. Is Rickey Medlocke still?

Unknown:

Oh, yeah. Oh yes. Did

Trev:

incredible because I was a huge Blackfoot fan. When Marauder come out. I was about 1213. Right. It was just like, I still think that that's probably one of the best Southern rock albums ever made. Yeah, gold is just killer. It really is. And I see Rickey Medlocke now and you just think he's just the epitome of coal. He's just still got that passion for it. And the way you even come back and he's played with the new black squares and the videos and stuff you think that's well call that this is still, you know, banging out there. It's just yeah, you just got that as he he really? Yeah,

Chris:

it's I mean, you know, there's, there's something about and I think that just comes from, you know, years of, of just doing it and success and you know, we all hope to get to that point of like self actualization where it's like, Yeah, man, cool. I'm just me, I'm gonna keep doing this thing. And that's what I do. And I, I admire that spirit and that that energy because you know, every now and then I'll be like, Oh, why didn't we get blah, blah, blah, whatever. You know, when you beat those people's like, Oh, yeah, no, they're just, they're just gonna do their thing. And that's awesome.

Trev:

Um, You've gone on to like a you're on another record label as you carry on record. It's really weird because that the name of that in England carry on written something completely different. Okay, is there like real old established English comedies from the 70s? Like films are serious? Yes, they are. Obviously

Wayne:

very British century.

Trev:

British. Yeah, right. overly sexist from the 70s. Like, boobs falling out. And they just say, when I saw the record label, you'd say, Yeah, I suppose. Carry on records. Yeah. How cool is that? It's just like, but to you guys. It's just another

Wayne:

Yeah, it's just another name. Yeah.

Trev:

Now because obviously turning stones was independent, wasn't it? Yeah. Yeah. You know, did it independently. So sign him for that record label. You feel like it gives you more freedom to do what you want to do? You're not trying to be anything else. You're, you are? Yeah, that's good. Yeah. Cuz like,

Chris:

before that we had a lot of identity issues. Because, you know, we would hear from labels and management and booking agents and all these people who are like, we'd like it. We don't know what box to put it in. We don't know. Is it country? Is it rock? Is it this? Is it that stuff? and carry on was the first one that we talked to where they're just like, yeah, we want you guys to be you. And so as we're in the, the finishing stages of like, lining up this next record, yeah, they are, you know, it's, it's everybody's kind of in it. And it feels like, like, we don't necessarily have to, like, prove our sound anymore. And yeah, that's that should be me. Yeah. Cuz that I mean, yeah, we were like, we'd had people say, like, Oh, you you kind of sound like the dude from shinedown you guys should sing a sign shinedown type song and we're like, well, that's kind of not our wheelhouse. We'll, we'll write it and we'll see what it does. But like, I don't feel comfortable doing that, or we'd have stuff like, you need to be more old old country is that it's still not kind of our vibe, you know? And so this vague came along and they're like, just do you guys we just want to hear more of that. So yeah, cool. Yeah, yeah, got it. Let's do it. Yeah,

Trev:

very quickly, just sort of sum up. Wine was telling me earlier on. I don't know if it is true is probably one of the coolest heavy metal stories I've ever heard. Oh, you are actually in the room with your mom. Okay, are you a Motley Crue gig? Oh, yeah, that out does like the heavy metal parking lot film. Right? When wind told me about that, I was like, that's the most coolest heavy metal story that you could ever sort of have as a pre ball with that. said you just kind of not matter in the room straight away. You would just

Chris:

play it today. And I heard it in there. Apparently I was kicking a lot. So yeah, I was really into it or not, but I'm gonna lean on that. But yeah,

Trev:

we do parents that you know not about that. Well, they did they both just say son, do you?

Chris:

Oh, no, that was my mom all day. Okay, that's that's badge of honour. proudness right there. So yeah. And she, you know, I grew up around those hair, metal type bands and everything like yeah, that's why I took a liking to like Aerosmith and those kind of guys show. So. But yeah, she's kind of the reason that I'm now in rock or whatever this is. And yeah, yeah,

Wayne:

it's restoring Christ. Thanks, Chris. Yeah, please come to the UK as soon as everything's back to normal. Yeah, we're looking forward to seeing you.

Chris:

As soon as we can ensure that it's going to happen. I'll let you guys know for sure.

Wayne:

Well done for me in treyvion is specialist subject test the good stuff,

Trev:

honestly. Now Chris, now you can tell that Motley Crue story to people and you can follow up and said the UK actually Trump's deeming competition fair. Well, that Oh, that's the next badge of honour. You've got me.

Wayne:

I got all added to my whiteboard. Right up there. Thanks for coming on. Man. Thank you. Thanks so much. Thanks. Take care. Well, I think Chris was a really good spoke Trevi. Yeah it really I had a feeling he really enjoyed being your tester. Guest

Trev:

Yeah, most people do. I like the whole idea of him not knowing what the side carry on thing.

Wayne:

Yeah, yeah, that was good cuz we find it hilarious

Trev:

he soon as I read that he'd signed to a record label carry on. That's the first thing I thought he said talking to him, because he just had never Clow actually I know but there's a funny

Wayne:

story actually isn't there about how we got to interview him? Because obviously, we when we're doing the podcast just a bit of technical background here we use different ways of speaking to the guests. Obviously, at the moment, it's all remote. So we get the we confound the guest and we plug them into all the it was all technical stuff. But when we got like three of us on and obviously I don't want to be calling in America for like 15 minutes. On my on my gear. Yeah, so you normally should do anyways be said I shouldn't be doing stuff like that. I have some memories. Yeah, I so we use zoom, obviously. So, Trevor Trevor, I think this was draves forte. Actually, he arranged a time with with Christopher Shane's representatives to come on zoom. And we left that link to come on. I believe we might have got the times wrong, because Trev and I met online on a Friday, and we're sitting there having a drink and then another drink online. He wasn't he wasn't on plenty of fish. So we're sitting there and it was about four hours later and I think we'd finished like a bottle and a half of something and and we fought out obviously Chris wasn't turning up. So I started just for fun because we've had a few just playing a bit of spitting image from the 1980s to Trek fans office which we're big fans of and obviously probably not suitable for an audience these days so much but we're playing that all of a sudden I realised that Chris had joined sort of on a lead just out of the blue about one o'clock in the morning or something so straight into action so you might be I tell but what a good guy I talked about what the ultimate front man he is, isn't he?

Trev:

Yeah. Oh yeah. Again, he's got the mic stand he's got the hair flick is what you want it just changes things he just makes you feel you're part of it. You know, just the whole kind of vegetable rock'n'roll needs a shot in the arm bit of adrenalin you know, he's better call as well they're they're all kind of in a way got the bass by the Mohawk and staff and you've got a guitarist and they'll go in and stuff. You know, the guitarist has got the mirror shades and the whole look of it. And sometimes you you know, I know people should say Sony Music certainly, you know what they're doing, but, you know, imaging stuff is cool. It draws you eaten? Yeah, you know, you don't need boring people you meet enough boring people in life. You don't need to be kind of you know, they're not told, you know, there's place for law at all. But that total at all, you know, now and again, you just want to I'll tell you what, we have Christmas music. I listened to it a lot if I'm running and stuff, because it's three feet bouncy, it gives you that kind of rocking I was gonna say that you did Yeah. Right. You know you need that kind of thing. You don't Yeah, and to be able to say now he just released recently, like a video for a surf company. No, yes, that's right. Yeah, you hear it? You can hear you listen to that. And it has got that sort of California open top Jeep kind of driving along good weekend a few beers fits in perfectly and we all need that now what we've been through we all need that

Wayne:

thumbs up definitely we could be on the vibe when when these guys get over to the UK definitely want to go and watch you will be entertained. Yeah, you could hear what he said. He said we want the crowd to be entertained. Exactly. Yeah, I'm really looking forward to that gig.

Trev:

Yeah, so to be honest, like get on like iTunes and get on Spotify on downloads 10 higher Yeah, it's high and you won't be disappointed you know good drinking rock Yeah. Yeah, that's what you know. I don't know I keep saying it but that we did. We need that. We want good times back. We already do and especially live keep coming up now.

Wayne:

Yeah, exactly. No, that's true. how things are coming back. There's good, Chris. We really appreciate you joining us Chris for that. Good luck to you in the future.

Unknown:

debates on my favourite bands in the interview as well as our Blackfoot.

Wayne:

Yeah, he was really good generous with his time. And brilliant. So yeah, Christopher saying music calm. Just Just Google his name. You'll find all the video videos online. And watch the videos. As always, thank you for listening to us. If you go to our website, www dot mlo podcast.com. If you don't mind, leave a review. Leave us a message and just tell us you know if there's anything you want us to do in season three, which is coming up very soon. We always appreciate your feedback. Thanks very much for joining us. Any last words have not Literally last words, hopefully, but

Trev:

I'm still alive. Just keep the horns up. Yeah, definitely James do keep your phones up, Mike.

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