There had been a long period of Smitty (Brian Smith) and I not writing. My partner's son was killed in a motorcycle accident quite a few years ago and he hasn't done anything musical since so I've taken to writing these very odd songs. But as a group we haven't sat down and said lets make an album. The carrot part of it dissipates after you have made ten albums. It's a more musical process when I get around to doing it. All the guys in the band writes and are recording their own records right now with exception of my partner. There is a lot of musical stuff going on but their isn't a big push to do a Trooper album.
What I prefer is playing to a bunch of people who are just going for it. Most of the shows we do are like that, so it ain't so much a question of big or small as excitement level, and a lot of what we did in the big coliseums, because the stages were so big and there was such expatiations to work with the lights and staging. There would be little X 's all over the stage where you had to remember to be at a certain time. You had this big barrage of lights that have been planned to come on you . So mostly you were kind of walking through the light show for the sake of the light man rather than having any fun. It was great to see everyone screaming and clapping ,but this is ridiculous, every night we do whatever we want and that's a whole lot more fun.
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