to know what was the first record
you've heard that had an impact
on you and where did you hear it.
And if it's not the same which
one influenced your choice to be
a musician and choose the bass?
I had 7 older brothers so I heard
a lot of their records like
Beatle, Beach Boys, Sam The Sham
and Motown stuff. I also heard a
lot of big band music like Glenn
Miller an Woody Herman ( Cab
Calloway and Louis Jordan too)
from my dad's record collection.
Do you remember the first
record you bought by yourself
It was a 45 of Photograph by
Ringo Starr. I bought it for 69
cents at the Navy Exchange on the
32nd St. Naval base in San Diego
where I grew up. I still have it
and play it from time to time.
It's a great song.
What makes the music of
the Pigs so rich is the various
styles and the mix of blues, tex
mex, country, rockabilly etc. How
did you discover all that things.
Family, friends, by yourself?
I was exposed to many different
music styles growing up I heard
it all. I have to give credit to
Doug Sahm for making me see the
light of how all the different
styles could be blended together.
As a musician I suppose
you're a heavy consumer of music,
but are you a collector? Is this
just the music or are you looking
for the "object" too?
I collect vinyl, even 78's I have
a couple of 78 players and a
jukebox that plays 45's I still
think vinyl sounds better than
CD's I have never downloaded a
song from the internet. (I don't
sit in front of my computer and
listen to music)
What is the weirdest
record you own?
You pushed me a little bit too
far by Ferlin Husky
Do you have a record in
your collection, nobody could
ever suspect you to own, some
kind of "guilty pleasure"?
I have a few Partrige Family
And the one you have but
everytime you see it you say
"what did I have in mind
when I bought it?"
I have a record by Divine (the
transvestite from the John Waters
What is the album you
could listen ever and ever? Your
"desert island record"?
There are a lot. Pet Sounds,
Abbey Road, anything by Sir Doug
Did you hear or see on
stage a band that litteraly blew
We played with a band (I think we
were in Florida) called The Packway Handle
Band. They were cool
A last word?
I'm working on a new CD that I
hope to have finished by the
summer. I'm not sure what the
future will bring as far as
touring. The cost of gas has made
it impossible for me to tour the
way I used to but I'll be around!