“Trust me, our single’s gonna be a smash.”
“This other stuff sounds good, but you wanna get money out of me before I even hear the single?”
This was no transcript from Behind the Music, nor was it a scene from Spinal Tap. It actually happened last Sunday when I had recording industry mogul, Andy Ingram, in my basement, listening to my band’s recordings (about 75% tracked). Convinced I had backed him into the corner and held the upper hand in negotiations, I replied….well, I can’t remember what I replied.
Everything in that story is true. But keep in mind that Andy runs an indie pop/rock label in Dayton, Ohio. (He could probably find better ways to make money.) He and I ran in very similar circles until we finally met a years ago through either my friend, Joel Atkinson, or my wife, I can’t remember. Anyway, Andy visited Kansas City last weekend and was simply sitting in a chair in the corner of my basement recording room when we held the above conversation.
How does that relate to this show? Well, Andy has a sweet band, XL427. Enjoy.
- “This Is Me” – Chris & Cosey (Heartbeat | Rough Trade | 1981)
- “Four Long Years” – Wire (Object 47 | Pink Flag | 2008)
- “Order for Order” – Colin Newman (A-Z | Beggars Banquet | 1980)
- “Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!!” – Trentemøller (Into the Great Wide Yonder | In My Room | 2010)
- “It’s Not Just Pink, It’s New Wave Pink” – XL427 (Yesterdays Forever | Poptek | 2009)