Interview With MadCow Fury
Have you always been interested in music? What is your story and how did you start making music?
Growing up in a musical household, I was exposed to Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, Soul, Country and Oldies at a very young age. I began playing drums around age 6 and joined my first gigging band at age 13. I have always been interested in only making my own original music. The music & artists of the 60’s & 70’s play a huge inspirational role that provides the dominate brainwaves & visions behind my music.
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look forward to?
At the moment, I am working on a Soundtrack for a local film maker, and I am working on a new record to be released, hopefully in Spring of 2022.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry?
My goal is to take my listeners on a kaleidoscopic musical journey. Hoping to connect with avid music fans and true listeners that are looking for more emotional spontaneity, with less predictability,
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
I want to be original and do not want to sound like anyone else, so getting people to actually listen has been a real challenge, since much of this music is risky and definitely would not be considered “radio-friendly”.
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical songwriting process?
Most of my music is written on a piano. But because I play a few different instruments, it sometimes varies. It may start as a guitar riff, a melody on the piano or a drum groove. Some of the songs, such as “Big Fat Raton” and “Nudie Suits” are long, a bit complex and difficult-to-assimilate, perhaps a little overlong if you’re not in a purely shape-throwing mood, while some of the songs, such as “Little Flower”, “The Fuzz” and “Turpentine #9” are short and simplistic. There is also a loose jazz-jam element, as evidenced in songs like “Noodle Junk Jam” and “Alligators”. Much of this music is risky and definitely would not be considered as “radio-friendly”. Overall, the music may not be suitable for the conventional mainstream audience, but rather more likely better suited for the deep track music enthusiast seeking something a bit unpredictable and outside the common musical sector, perhaps while sitting on a beanbag in a room with a black-light, a lava-lamp and incense releasing a fragrant aroma.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
It’s been a double-edged sword. The internet is a great platform to get your music out there to the masses. On the flipside, there seems to be a lack of genuine interest to artists in comparison to years past. The days of opening up a gatefold vinyl record and reading the liner notes are not as communal as it was back in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s.
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist?
Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Grand Funk Railroad, Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, Earth, Wind & Fire, Santana, Jethro Tull, Opeth, Budgie, James Brown, Spirit, Kansas, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Charly Antolini, Sandy Nelson, Jimmy Smith, Patsy Cline, Jimmy McGriff, Floyd Cramer, Rory Gallagher, Mahogany Rush, Tommy Bolin, Michael Schenker, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Stephen Stills, John Bonham, Elvin Jones, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cobham, Cactus, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, The Doors, Tucky Buzzard, Bloodrock, Steppenwolf, Stevie Wonder, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Gordon Lightfoot, John Coltrane, Airto Fogo, Willie Bobo, Willie Nelson, Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Syd Dale, Slayer, Janko Nilovic, Sam Spence, Rolling Stones, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Frank Zappa, ZZ Top, Karen Carpenter…..just to name a few.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Rescued abused, neglected and distressed animals. Still do.
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Fly your own flag, stay true to your own color & sound. Infuse your musical influences, but don’t mimic them to the point to where you will be compared to them,
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
Provide a hard nosed educational course to Radio Program Directors, Music Curators and Music Promotors and get them on board to promote true expressive music as the art form that it is, and stop turning musical artists into “products”, Most artists are flash in the pans and will not have longevity in their musical careers.
How do you feel about originality?
It is the absolute most important element!!!!! It is what defines us as artists!!
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something that you would like to add?
Thanks for the opportunity!! I hope you enjoy what you read, see & hear!!
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