If you’re a fan of a particular artist, you want to know everything you can about them. Maybe you scour things like their official bios, their Wikipedia pages, the entries on Allmusic.com, and maybe read through as many interviews and articles as you can.
All that is fine. But what if there was a way to get more?
When it comes to telling the story of an artist, it is always best if you get the artist to tell you as much of it as they can themselves. Hopefully, you get the unvarnished truth told from the heart by the people who are actually making the music.
That’s all great in theory, but it’s awfully difficult to get everyone in one place at one time. Touring schedules, recording commitments, and the whole matter of life gets in the way. But if there are just two people, then it’s a little easier.
With a bit of wrangling, I managed to get Ash and Jay from USS together in the same studio at the same time. Has their story been told before? Yes, of course–but not like this.
Here is USS in their own words, part 1
Songs on this episode:
USS, Yo Hello Hooray (Everyday)
Thred, Ties of Affinity
Dred Bass, Bittersweet Symphony
Team of Captains, Om Sweet Om
USS, Hollow Point Sniper Hyperbole
USS, Laces Out
Eric Wilhite has put together this playlist for us.
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