LINK | Posted by Chris on Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven With Dead Stars' Jeff Moore:
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
Fuzzed out pop songs with heavy drums, big muffs, and largemouth bass.
Who are your musical influences and idols?
Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, and Weezer. If you put the members of each of those bands into a human-sized blender and pureed all 10 of them, then poured the contents into a glass over ice, then drank it down, that's what Dead Stars would taste like.
What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Billy Joel, "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me." That song rules. I bought the 7" at this old lady's garage sale down the street from my parents' house as a little kid. The vocal double tracking is super cool. Go listen to it.
What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
Once we had a gig where the booker only gave us an address on a piece of paper. We show up at this huge mansion and everyone is wearing these weird masks and performing creepy rituals. We start playing and at one point someone gives me some milk. I drink it and start hallucinating that I'm traveling through space time and I end up in a Victorian style bedroom where I proceed to watch myself grow old and die and then I'm reincarnated as the caretaker of an old hotel who's slowly going insane. Then I wake up and it's all a dream and I'm actually late to the real gig which wasn't that strange at all but was really fun.
What's the first thing you look for when you hit a new town?
A clean, quality, single person bathroom.
If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
They would call it "Dr. Peabody's Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Secret Surprise (now with extra sprinkles!)." Because they would have to.
Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Headliners would be the supergroup Satans Fingernails whose members include:
Jimi Hendrix: Lead Guitar/Vox
Frank Zappa: Lead Guitar/Vox
Brian Jones: Rythm Guitar
John Entwistle: Bass Guitar
John Bonham: Drums
The last song of their set, Dead Stars would be invited onstage to sing three-part harmony in the style of Peter, Paul and Mary and we'd do a psychedelic stoner rock version of "Puff The Magic Dragon."
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