Interviews From The Edge: Ghosts of Eden Rock Gotham - Page 2
In the audio interview you can listen to an opening bit of Ghosts of Eden's breakthrough song "Eliot Ness" and lead singer Tom laughing at my enthusiasm over my favorite song on the E.P., "You know what my favorite song is off the E.P.?"
"Yes! Yes. I do! You love "Heartbreak Crutch" don't you? Haha!"
Ghosts of Eden: Heartbreak Crutch
Tom and bass player Miles also discussed the band's song writing and creative process, as well as what they're looking for in getting their first record deal and the challenges they face being unsigned. Most important to them all is their mutual commitment to the band, and to their fans, and they'll accept nothing less than that same commitment in their representation.
I talked to the whole band a few times in the rehearsal studio, then followed up later with Tom and Miles to discuss the E.P. Ignorance and Lies. Recording at Big Blue Meanie was not an inexpensive endeavor; I was curious about how they prepared to do the recording session with no producer and just how much support they received from the studio.
Where to invest recording dollars and what to look for in a studio: the questions that most confound new bands looking to put out their first record. Every studio is different, so Ghosts of Eden's experience shouldn't be considered an industry standard by any means, but you can listen to what Tom and Miles had to say about working with Big Blue Meanie studios and with the man himself, Big Blue, in the audio interview.
I also afforded the band an opportunity to do a question and answer session with each member answering individually--so that they'd get a chance to express their own individual personalities.
Do you remember the first concert you ever went to?
Tom: My first concert was the epitome of Rock n' Roll. I saw Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello at some amphitheater with my parents when I was about 7 or 8 years old. They really wailed! Haha. I think my first real rock concert was Bush, sometime in the mid to late 90s. I still remember they did an unbelievable version of R.E.M.'s "The One I Love". It definitely made me want to be in a band. I also remember being amazed at my first Dave Matthews Band concert. I still have no idea how he comes up with his guitar riffs. He's uncanny.Continued on the next page