I wanted to say hello and personally thank you for visiting the Demolition City Saints website. It’s an honor to have you here.
I also wanted to give you a little background on the band and project. Being the main writer and producer of the music we’ve created I wanted to tell you a little of my story.
When I grew up I feel in love with music (as you probably did as well) especially with the bands that were electric guitar driven.
My first true musical obsessions were probably The Ramones and Kiss and as any true super fan would do – I wandered from record store to record store and snatched up every album and poster I could find from that era to not only saturate my ears but my walls as well (much to the dismay of my parents).
As I moved forward along my musical journey, I discovered the legendary nightclub CBGB’s and all that accompanied that incredible venue. Of course The Dead Boys, The Misfits and many others come to mind…but the one that really grabbed me the most was Blondie. My first taste of “One Way Or Another” left me wanting more and developing a crush not only on Debbie Harry but also the bands incredible catalog of music. There was something so hip and powerful about Blondie, something about a female commanding the mic and standing toe to toe with the boys was really cool in my eyes.
The female voice just commands attention!
At that time music was just a passion and I dabbled with writing some songs here and there but never considered playing or recording something for real and continued on with my musical discoveries. The next band on my list that really blew me away was Hole, their major label debut “Live Through This” was a mind altering piece of art that started to shift my thoughts in the direction of maybe recording some songs for real…I was getting more and more inspired.
And then (drum roll please) I HEARD IT….”I’m Only Happy When It Rains”. That was the song, the moment in time when everything changed for me and my life. Listening to Shirley belt out the perfect melody to the perfect song made me want to be a musician for the rest of my life. I just couldn’t get enough after seeing the video (the red hair. the blue dress, the command of the song…now to me that was a Rock Star). The music was great, the look was great, the lyrics were great and I headed straight to the music store to pick out my first real bass guitar.
As I absorbed their self titled debut album over and over as well as their sophomore release “2.0′” I was blown away by the originality of it all, I’d never heard anything like it and after digging back into Butch Vig’s production work and stumbling across “Bricks Are Heavy” by L7 – I knew I wanted to write and record for the rest of my life and I most certainly wanted powerful female voices fronting my projects.
Our release “Lords Of The Wasteland” is an album that much blood, sweat and tears went into and I could not be more proud to have not one but two wonderful and passionate women (Melody Black and Baby Strange) commanding the microphone. I am extremely proud of them and this record and I am hoping you will be as well.
It would mean the world to me and everyone else involved in the project if you would give the samples a listen.