Mar 29, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Angel Rock (E63)

About: AngelRock

"I started out playing in an all girls band in Christchurch New Zealand in 1981. The band was called 25cents. Only 1 45"Vinyl was made, of 300 copies. One of these sold on TradeMe a couple of years ago for $6oo. Unbelieveable,there are some serious collectors out there!.I was the only one in the group who could write songs, but the least talented in playing the guitar, but because I could write, they let me in on the recording, as they needed an original song for side a. So my first song ever written was:Don't Deceive Me, side a on that 45". It was marketed by Flying Nun. I have reproduced this as an instrumental on my new This Time Album. I will put that up this week on R& R. I became a recluse for 27 years due to illness but continued to write and 27 years later I started recording again in Christchurch for a Tribute Album to the Music of that era (1981).Please see posters in my Photo Album regarding this. I came up with the idea of a 1981 (30thAnniversary)reunion night and Lis from The Sliders put the word out, and bands/muso's arrived from all over NZ and we played the night out at The Wunder Bar,Lyttleton,Christchurch, 2 weeks before the big earthquake(6th Feb 2011).Now phantom Billstickers are sponsoring marketing the album around the country, for our Reunion CD and My 1981 Tribute Album is going up along side it.We are giving 50% of proceeds from any sales to the Earthquake Relief Fund. I havent sorted out distribution yet, but Im waiting on advice. Any advice welcome!The Albums are being remastered at Nightshift Studio,Christchurch, as I speak. I would love to be signed up again under a reputable record Label."

1). What musical instrument is the wildest/most fun to play on (from your point of view)?
My fav is the guitar due to the effects that are available

2). What has been the biggest challenge in your life? 
My biggest challange has been being a recluse for 27 years due to an illness

3). What song you can listen to again and again? 
a tie between The Gordons Adults and Children & Home Again by the Solatudes both from 1981 Christchuch music scene

4). What is your favorite feature on R&R? 
Too hard to pick just 1

5).How did you come up with your artist/band name? What does it mean to you?  
My son came up with the name and I liked it so I went with it

Listen to: AngelRock - This Time

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