Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Quotes
I grew up with swing, then punk came along in the 80's, and I was into that. I was also into blues and Hendrix. Stuff like that. I was, and am, into a lot of stuff. We actually started out as a trio playing punk, but we eventually started adding people and we evolved into what we are today. We're swing, but our punk backgrounds definitely has a big influence on us. Listening to us, I feel we play with a lot of punk energy. We're 90's swing.
We ride in a fourteen passenger van, and just drive from city to city. There isn't a lot of time to do stuff, but we do listen to music while we're driving from city to city. We also do our laundry, and watch movies when we can. Playing basketball is also something we like to do. But basically we just drive from city to city and listen to music.
Coolsville gives us complete creative control, and EMI can distribute us and get us everywhere. It's a lot easier to get into shops now compared to when we were on our own label. As for a down side, the exploitation of swing may burn it out too soon. We've played with a lot of swing bands, yet the media only covers a few of them. Squirrel Nut Zippers and Cherry Poppin' Daddies are the only ones on the radio, but there are so many more bands out there. Swing's been here longer than the media lets on. I also hate clubs that pack in the people and leave no room for people to dance.
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