Some readers may consider the following interview depressing, exploitive, and even tasteless. We here at RIP feel it is an important and, yes, tragic piece of 's music history To deny it to the fans of Mother Love Bone would be an injustice. It was late 88 when the world first took notice of Seattle's Mother Love Bone, formed by members of two superb local acts, Green River and Malfunkshun. It was agreed that the duo would speak again the following week at the Northwest Area Music Association conference, where Wood was scheduled to serve on the songwriters panel That meeting would never occur.
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After completing a month-long rehabilitation program and remaining clean for days, Wood succumbed to the incredible cravings known only to heroin users. Paramedics champion Wood to Harborview Hospital, where he was immediately hooked up to life-support systems. Wood had slipped into a coma. His family was informed that he had suffered considerable damage from lack of oxygen, and even if he recovered from the coma, he would very likely remain brain dead. On Monday, March l9th, when no improvement in Wood's condition was noted, he was taken off life support Wood's heart slowly came to a stop as he lay in the arms of the woman he loved.
Is there a very noticeable difference? There were some mixes that were sent to us, and we sent them back to be remixed; and there was still, like, four or five songs that still had to be remixed again. Now it's all settled and ready Stardog be pressed. Apple is nearly an hour long.
Did we have any grunge in the first place? I guess there's still a little grunge in the guitars from the Green River days. We didn't lose any of the grunge we needed, but we may be right in throwing some of the meaning grunge away.
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It's called stale grunge. I think I'm a bit more mellow than anybody else in the band. The whole set is pretty mid-tempo. We're not like a real "head swinging" type of band. When time off from MLB allows, I might make a record, and my brother Kevin [who played with Andy in Malfunkshun] will be my guitar player.
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RIP: Andy Wood goes solo? It'll have some weird name, so it'll be kinda disguised. RIP: Let's talk about some of the songs on Apple. That's gonna be the first single and video.
When I wrote "Holy Roller," I didn't even know what a holy roller was. I just thought it was a cool term. I kinda see "Heartshine" as our "Achilles' Last Stand" of the album. It's long and real powerful. I was kinda depressed about leaving Malfunkshun for a long time.
Still am, kinda. I feel like, you know, I left them stranded. I've got a brother besides Kevin who, ah, is kinda insane in a way, and he makes the whole family worry about him, so "Heartshine" is a little about both of my brothers. RIP: "Mr. RIP: But you did.
No offense to Marlo. I still like her from ThatGirl[laughs]. It's a "Crown of Thorns" type of song. The lyrics are personal, whereas some of the songs have absolutely nothing to do with me. It's kind of a synopsis of the whole past year. I'm lucky to be sitting here. RIP: Do you write all the lyrics?
Nobody else has really brought any in. I think I'd find it hard to sing someone else's lyrics.
I've got a guitar but I've written most of my songs with keyboards as of late. I wrote "Stargazer" on guitar. I don't really consider myself a songwriter but, rather, a guy who makes up music. I don't know chords. I don't know notes.
I can't even tell the guys in my band what I'm playing. They have to come and watch me and figure it out.
RIP: You taught yourself to play guitar and keyboards? That's been my whole thing. It seems as of late -I'm not going to name names or anything-but there seems to be some people who are real concerned about who their fans are, which doesn't make any sense to me, because they're all basically rock fans.
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We want them to be our fans. We don't want to draw any kind of lines. RIP: Are those the only two instruments you play, guitar and keyboards? RIP: Do you ever worry about hitting writer's block?
Writer's block I've never had that problem. When I have my keyboards around, I could definitely write a song a day. I've got so many old songs, I could go find an old one that I like if I can't write a new one.
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RIP: There are a lot of references to the group Queen in your lyrics. Queen, Kiss and Elton John. I'm kind of a hybrid of all those things that influenced me the most when I was growing up.
RIP: How old are you? RIP: You just got out of rehab. I have a weekly follow-up every Monday night. RIP: Obviously you feel a lot better now that you're clean. Still though, it's a total struggle. When you first get out, you're on this pink cloud, and it's pretty easy. After a while things start getting more real, and you have to just stay straight a second at a time.
That's one lucky thing about this band. I was the druggy until I went in for treatment. We've got some people in the band that I don't doubt are alcoholics. The day Bruce quits drinking will be the day monkeys Stardog out of my butt, like on "Wayne's World. Ever since I've known Stoney and that's been years, he's never smoked pot. RIP: Stoney? It's champion his normal name: Stone. They all enjoy their beer. God, that's the thing: Back when I was taking all those drugs and everything, I thought the meaning guys were so damn boring.
I thought, What do these guys do for fun?