RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver?
Posted by: Derek Oliver ()
Date: July 22, 2000 02:14PM

The more you write the more I'm getting to like you Q. I totally agree that in a perfect world it would be 'great' to sign 'great' artists but at Roadrunner that might never be possible simply because, as you so rightly point out, we're a niche label and trying to turn that perception around is akin to halting a Super Tanker. Like all labels, and the majors are the worst offenders, by necessity we desperately try to figure out what the next cutting edge aggro rock trend will be. Rap metal? Stoner rap? Hip hop hardcore? Bizarre costume metal? Typically and Inevitably that trend usually comes from some completely left field source, one that catches most record co. folk completely on the hop. Look at Marilyn Manson...who saw that one coming?
Re the Toilet's...not a day goes by when I don't have the same thoughts. What will folk outside of New York, Lost Angeles and London make of such a flamboyant bunch of lower East Village reprobates? I always come back to the same conclusion though...who'd had thought Kiss or Twisted Sister would have made the grade...and if they won the day then anythings possible. One things for sure they're flippin' fantastic in concert and if we get the album right I reckon the world might just be ready for a good dollop of smoke bombs, rocket firing guitars and fire breathing 6' 6" wildmen playing souped up eighties rock . Great bunch of guys too...don't be fooled by the Tatoo's and Johnny Thunders leather pants... they're the most hardworking, level headed and decent musicians I've ever worked with.
Thanks too for the props about Gwin Spencer....she played me some stuff over the telephone and the solo's sounded like Billy Gibbons had plugged into a nuclear power station! She's got one song 'Addicted to The Motion' that's an all time rock classic...when I get a tape I'll do an MP3 and let you hear it.
I'm off for a well deserved curry.

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Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 465Scott Webb07/18/2000 03:50AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 265John Q07/18/2000 04:55AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 243 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 03:12AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 273John Q07/22/2000 06:50AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 241 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 08:02AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 335John Q07/22/2000 08:52AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver?258 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 02:14PM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 253John Q07/23/2000 05:54AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 636 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 01:23AM
Wimpwire 261Surfpunk07/22/2000 10:21AM
RE: Wimpwire 299 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 01:33PM
RE: Wimpwire 265Surfpunk07/22/2000 08:46PM
Derek... 258Dave Reynolds07/23/2000 04:52AM
Cheers Derek! 240Scott W07/22/2000 10:27AM
RE: Cheers Derek! 288 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 02:16PM

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