Great Conversation with Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists! Awesome Interview! Posted!
On any given night, we could do a several hour-long interview with Brock Lindow. As far as this conversation goes, it happened at the end of August. Hopefully, it’s only a year or so before we do it again. I was going to try and fit as many 36 Crazyfists references in the write-up as possible. Let’s see how that goes.
The band is from Alaska. If you don’t know that, you’ve never been exposed to 36 Crazyfists. Every media article and every review, will let you know that a thousand times over. It shows they did their geographical research. We started our conversation on Alaska, which Brock said was his favorite place in the world, and he never gets tired of talking about it. By the way, the band is from Alaska.
We talked about the recent tour they did with Fear Factory, which Brock said went well. A little jab was taken at Fear Factory, as we asked about their catering. Burton C. Bell aside, there are some big boys in Fear Factory. Brock brought up an excellent point about trying to run a tour through the summer that competes with the touring festivals. Darius spoke about seeing the Fear Factory/36 Crazyfists tour in Los Angeles.
The conversation then moved to DRT Entertainment, the label that released Rest Inside The Flames. This is one of the worst labels in the history of music that dropped the ball on so many excellent albums. Brock then spoke about how 36 Crazyfists took Bullet For My Valentine on their first tour.
We talked about servicing songs to radio. Brock talked about going back into the studio to re-record the chorus to “Bloodwork” to make it suitable for airplay. He said this was against everything he believed in. Ultimately, the song was never serviced to radio.
I then went on to praise Brock’s vocal style.
We talked about bands that we enjoyed in past years, but can’t listen to today. Korn came up. Staind came up. The last Chris Cornell solo album was mentioned as well.
We talked about the new Soundgarden track “Black Rain.”
Brock said Deftones are one of their major influences. We all praised the band and agreed Chino currently looks incredibly handsome. Lots of Deftones talk. And by the way, I was wrong about something. Rivers Cuomo did not have a hand in “Back To School.” I was thinking of “Stupid Girl” by Cold.
We talked about their recent nine day headlining tour with Dirge Within and Straight Line Stitch. We also spoke about their first ever United States headlining tour coming up in the fall.
Brock’s daughter was crying throughout the show, so I felt it necessary to ask him how he deals with the noise. He says becoming a father is the best thing to ever happen to him.
We finally decided to talk about the new record Collisions And Castaways.
We talked a little about Alice In Chains. Says that Layne Staley is probably his favorite singer of all-time. He praises William Duvall.
We talked about Disturbed.
Collisions And Castaways is available now on Ferret Music.
Listen to the audio from our live show here.
You can further check out the band on their official myspace.