After the original band broke up, I kind of realized I owned the name. I thought the songs were really strong and the style of music was still very viable. Little did I know that the musical landscape in the early '80s was about to change drastically. Anything that had acoustic guitars or three part harmonies on it was considered Country. We do tour a lot. We travel around. We have a big fan base. After 9-11, things got pretty weird. The bands that were a $20,000 act are suddenly playing for $10,000. The bands that were playing for $10,000 are out playing for $6,000. The bands that were a $6,000 act are out scrambling for $2,500. It's tough out there.
I really think that Firefall was fortunate to have the timing element go just perfect. We had a really good first album that was distinctive sounding, yet kind of familiar enough. When it came out in 1976, it was in every college dormitory. You go to any floor and hear that Firefall record. It just was really good timing. 1976 was the year that Boston, Heart and Firefall all came out. Really a good year for music.
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