An interview with ‘The Simple Radicals.’
Check out our interview with “The Simple Radicals” below, referencing “White Rabbit”, a The Simple Radicals/ Che-Val reimagination of Jefferson Airplane’s version!
What inspired you to create this song?
We used to cover “White Rabbit” in a previous band and it never failed to bring the house down. We always wanted to record our own version of the song, and after a serendipitous intro with Connecticut pop duo, Che-Val, our dream became reality. https://open.spotify.com/track/5BGdfnPhJK95HDcJL8Imcj?si=801a6bb72a6f4929
2. What question do you never get asked in interviews but wish you did?
Do you prefer paper or plastic? Paper of course.
3. Who are your biggest inspirations?
Eddie Vedder is my musical hero. I’m mesmerized with his writing and try to capture the messaging, passion and energy that he does in his songs. If I can even come within a million miles of that I’d consider it a success. Other bands that have influenced us include Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, Pink Floyd, Green Day, and Tom Petty. If you like the sounds of those bands then I think you’ll like our band and sound.
4. What is one positive thing and one not so positive thing you have learned about being in a band / the music industry?
The positive severely outweighs the negative. I just love everything about the creative process. From the germ of the idea, to taking the idea to the guitar, constructing the song, writing the lyrics, and then ultimately turning it into a composition with your fellow bandmates. On the negative side, there used to be so many radio stations that played new artists in the rock genre, but they’ve all disappeared. I’d love to see more outlets devoted to amplifying all the great rock bands that are out there today.
5. Have you always wanted to do what you’re doing now? Was there a Plan B/ another career choice?
I’ve always dreamed of playing in a band. I grew up addicted to classic rock and would burn the grooves in the vinyl or CD from constantly playing their albums. Then I became a drummer and played in some bands until I took up guitar. The rest is history.
Have a listen here – https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/5BGdfnPhJK95HDcJL8Imcj