Well, this is it. This is the last part of this short podcast series I wanted to do on 'Armageddon Massive' turning 20. I can't thank all the dudes enough for being willing to take a trip back and talk about something we did 20 years ago. Hopefully we'll all make music together again soon! For this last part, I got Matt Hernandez (AKA: Bean) on the phone to discuss his thoughts on the record. He's living the good life in Maui and I'm thankful we got to reconnect for this episode. If you've followed The Dingees ever, thank you. I know we're all so proud of this record and make sure you go to The Dingees YouTube page to check out some old demos and footage from 20 years ago. Peace. Check it out HERE or on iTunes.
Steve Kravac is the reason 'Armageddon Massive' sounds the way it does. Not only was he the Producer, but he was also the Engineer and the Mixer. Sure...we came in with the songs, but Steve saw our vision, had his own vision and took it to a place we could have never imagined. He pushed all of us to be better players. He gave us a challenging experience in the studio and we were better because of it when we left the studio in the fall 1997. I hope you enjoy the chat Steve and I had, reflecting on this record and discussing his methods he used to get us to the place we needed to be.
Part 2! On this episode, Pegleg and I get on the phone to discuss different parts of The Dingees' 'Armageddon Massive.' Pegleg was the mastermind behind The Dingees, singer, primary songwriter and sax player. It was good to catch up with an old friend and bandmate to reflect on an album that means to much to us. Head over to the podcast section or iTunes to take a listen.
If you've followed me and my musical past, you know that my first touring band was called The Dingees. As of today (3/24/18), our first album turns 20! The album was called 'Armageddon Massive' and we recorded it over the course of a month in fall of 1997. This record is very important to me. It was the first "big studio" experience I had, the first label I was on and the first time a producer kicked my ass! I'm forever thankful for it and what I learned while recording this, I have taken with me through every other record I have played on.
For this podcast, I gathered the other three dudes and also our producer, Steve Kravac, to take a look back and chat about our experiences in making this record. For the next few days, I'll be releasing an episode with each member of The Dingees and Steve Kravac. I hope you enjoy us taking a trip down memory lane to reflect on a record so important to us. Enjoy!
Check back here for the next few days to hear the next few episodes with Pegleg, Bean & our producer, Steve Kravac!