Masterpiece in the making… Or?
Only time will tell. We’re starting to suspect that the next album wont be just as responsively as Edge of the silverthorn. If that’s a good or bad thing, who knows?
And, as Freddie said to the audience when Queen was during with their maybe not so loved album Hot Space:
“It’s only a bloody record!”
There will be more albums, that’s for sure. It might also be worth mentioning that those who had the chance to listen to our raw demos said that at least one of the songs is the very best we’ve created up to this date.
Anyway, Dan is definitely singing like there are no tomorrow, that’s for sure. Nor any neighbours…
Masterpiece in the making
Rob Evans from Classic Rock AOR made a short interview with Marcus recently, which where published in this month’s issue. Might have been his first?
Anyway, it was pure joy to read how Rob described the band. Marcus finished an explanation about our sound by saying: “…It’s a mixture of classic hard rock with pomp elements.”. And Rob continued…
“And that, dear reader, is the understatement of the year. It’s infused with the kind of pomp keyboards that would make Royal Hunt seem mundane, guitar histrionics that make Malmsteen sound like a beginner, and a lush landscape of overblown harmonics that would grace any Journey album. Go and listen to The day of return, Capricious arrows or The fools realm and tell me I’m wrong.”
Thank you Rob
And, while speaking of this article, I have probably been unclear while speaking to Marcus about the subject. The Rockford Heroes IS indeed named after Jim Rockford from The Rockford Files.
Yes, the first incarnation of this band was a punk band. But that punk band was named after Jim. Well, it’s actually a little bit more complicated than that, but I leave the details out today, ok? Instead, just enjoy those winged words in color:
Classic Rock AOR
Just as with most other homepages and blogs around the world, this one is updated somewhat more seldom than intended. Personally, I would like to post something at least every day. But, 348 posts since 2009 (excluding this one) clearly shows that more can be done..
However, I think that the average update frequency at least have increased during the years.
Because of this, it was sort of chocking when I earlier this morning realized that I haven’t been updating since september 16:th. Which, when I woke up, wasn’t true. Just a dream…
I know, this kind of posts probably doesn’t add much. Probably it’s just another one of those classic now-it-was-a-while-since-I-last-blogged-and-I-still-dont-know-what-to-write-but-I-promise-I-will-update-more-frequently-in-the-future.
So, to make this post a little bit more read-worthy, here are some info about the progress this weekend with our next album. Or, progress might not be exactly the right word. It was more of a “one step forward, to step backward”-thing. We finally realized that one of the nine songs wasn’t good enough. Than we had to choose between put it in the trashbin, or try to make something from the parts which we liked. And we choose the later alternative. And I think we have found some new parts which could make this to a really great song.
Dan have also been recording some harmony vocals. It’s kind of fascinating that you spend several hours of work to make maybe 15 seconds of music. But, when you hear the result, it’s totally worth it!
We are looking for a new drummer. And to be sure that no one will miss this, there is a link to the post on the menu to the right.
But. When I was studying the page it struck me that just below this ad link there is a section with some popular posts. And the most popular post is called The greatest drum joke ever told. It is a very funny story which actually have been awarded. But if you read it, and maybe other similar posts on this site, one might think that we consider drummers to be something less worthy.
Which of course is not true. Actually, I think we are more nice to drummers than most other bands around. I mean, how many drummers can tell that they can order pancakes from the guitarplayer and have them served at the beginning of the rehearsal? Or a couple of tasty toasts??
Exactly, not that many. Actually, I seriously wonder if it ever happened with another band then with The Rockford Heroes?
So again. Whatever jokes we might tell, we are also actually really nice drummers.